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Oxfam: A new billionaire every two days

Oxfam: A new billionaire every two days Oxfam: A new billionaire every two days, 28.15 MB
Tue 23 Jan 2018

“Reward Work Not Wealth”, that is the title of Oxfam’s newest wealth and inequality report.

According to the report, 82% of the wealth generated last year went to the richest one percent of the global population, while the 3.7 billion people who make up the poorest half got nothing.

Oxfam NZ adds that the situation in New Zealand isn't much better: Of the wealth created last year, the richest 1% own 28%, while the poorest 30% of the population received less than 1%.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Rachael Le Mesurier to find out more.

The Realm of New Zealand in the 21st Century

The Realm of New Zealand in the 21st Century The Realm of New Zealand in the 21st Century , 13.23 MB
Mon 22 Jan 2018

A new book looking into the role of the sovereign, governor-general, and crown in New Zealand has been published. This Realm of New Zealand is a comprehensive account of how the Queen, governor-general, and the Crown interact with our democratically elected leaders under New Zealand’s unwritten constitution. The authors also examine some of the key issues to be considered should NZ become a republic. Sam Smith spoke to the book’s co-author Professor Janet McLean. 

A new year, an ongoing battle to save Ihumatao.

A new year, an ongoing battle to save Ihumatao. , 7.92 MB
Mon 22 Jan 2018

The campaign to save sacred land at Ihumatao in Mangere is moving to the environment court. SOUL decided to take legal action against Heritage New Zealand after they approved Fletcher Building application to destroy wahi tapu and archaeological sites on the land marked for development. No settlement was reached and the case is now moving to the environment court. No sort of development can occur on the whenua until the environment court process is settled. Sam Smith spoke to SOUL spokesperson Pania Newton about the latest developments.

 

The problem with getting news on Facebook

The problem with getting news on Facebook The problem with getting news on Facebook, 25.66 MB
Mon 22 Jan 2018

Over the past few months, Facebook has come under fire for its role in presenting news to the public. There’s been criticism that it creates a bubble of information that’s curated by algorithms based on user’s values. This has caused issues in users receiving potentially false but self-affirming information, causing problems in news consumption worldwide.
Joel spoke to Dr Neal Curtis, a published author, media theorist and professor at Auckland University, and News Director Lillian Hanley about this.

The Wire with Joel: Monday 22nd January, 2018

The Wire with Joel: Monday 22nd January, 2018 The Wire with Joel: Monday 22nd January, 2018, 104.89 MB
Mon 22 Jan 2018

Joel Thomas hosts The Wire with Sam Smith as producer in which:

We hear from Duncan Grieve who’s stepping down as editor of The Spinoff about why he’s making this decision and the background of the organisation.

We hear from University of Auckland Professor Janet McLean about a new book she has co-authored on the role and place of the Crown and Sovereign in New Zealand.

We get response to the controversial comments about Te Reo from Paul Moon.

We talk to Dr. Neal Curtis about how social media works as an education an information platform and what issues arise out of this model.

And we check in with SOUL to get the latest on the battle to save Ihumatao from development.

The Wire with Kelly: January 19

The Wire with Kelly: January 19 The Wire with Kelly: January 19, 102.42 MB
Fri 19 Jan 2018

Reporter Conor Knell speaks to Doctor of International Politics at Auckland University, Thomas Gregory, on the state of democracy in Turkey. 

Producer Laura speaks with political coordinator of AAAP, Ricardo Menendez March, on punitive costs placed upon mothers who do not list the biological father's name on their child's birth certificate.

This week in Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide, we talk about a campaign being undertaken in Tasmania to save 500,000 wildlife from death by car.

Producer Conor speaks with Susan St John of the Child Poverty Action Group, about treasury's mistake in projecting child poverty reduction numbers.

And of course we continue our weekly chat with National Party MP, Jami-Lee Ross. Kelly asks him to explain the error Treasury made in relation to the numbers of children forecast to be lifted out of poverty. 

A response to Paul Moon and what he represents

Mā wai te reo e kōrero? Mā wai te reo e kōrero? , 45.38 MB
Fri 19 Jan 2018

News and Editorial Director Lillian Hanly responds to conversations by people who have never been involved in Te Reo Māori revitalisation about the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori. In this report, Lillian speaks with Glenis Philip-Barbara, Finn Ogle, Max Harris and Vincent Olsen-Reeder - people who have been involved with language revitalisation efforts. Thank you also to Leonie Pihama, Tina Ngata and Leonie Hayden for their public commentary.

Whakarongo mai.

Turkey's troubles

Turkey's troubles Turkey's troubles, 8.02 MB
Fri 19 Jan 2018

Reporter Conor Knell speaks to Doctor of International Politics at Auckland University, Thomas Gregory, on the state of democracy in Turkey. 

Menendez March talks mothers

Menendez March talks mothers Menendez March talks mothers, 5.57 MB
Fri 19 Jan 2018

Producer Laura speaks with political coordinator of AAAP, Ricardo Menendez March, on punitive costs placed upon mothers who do not list the biological father's name on their child's birth certificate.  

Know what drugs you're really taking this summer

Know what drugs you're really taking this summer Know what drugs you're really taking this summer, 17.74 MB
Thu 18 Jan 2018

Surprisingly strong MDMA has hit NZ shores. Some might rejoice at this news, but it’s cause for concern, according to Wendy Allison, Director of Know Your Stuff; An organisation aimed at drug use testing and harm reduction at events and festivals nationwide. With the progam now in it’s third summer season of drug testing, I caught up with Allison to talk about what the organisation is all about, how they operate, and the risks with stronger drugs hitting our summer festivals.