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TOP relaunch w/ Geoff Simmons: September 9, 2019

TOP relaunch w Geoff Simmons: September 9, 2019 TOP relaunch w Geoff Simmons: September 9, 2019, 11.32 MB
Mon 9 Sep 2019

Sherry speaks to The Opportunities Party new leader Geoff Simmons on TOP'S relaunch with next year's election, former leader Gareth Morgan’s influence, and what an evidence based policy structure looks like. 

 

The Wire with Lachlan: September 9, 2019

The Wire with Lachlan: September 9, 2019 The Wire with Lachlan: September 9, 2019, 46.11 MB
Mon 9 Sep 2019

On the Wire today Lachlan speaks with Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier about his report into the conditions at Ngawha prison. Southern Cross is back to give us all the updates on what’s happening across the Pacific. Green Party co-leader James Shaw joins us to discuss the blue economy, mental health funding, and what it’s like being a small party in government. Finally, Sherry speaks with The opportunities leader Geoff Simmons about the relaunch of TOP and how they’re going to shake the legacy of Gareth Morgan.

Conditions at Ngāwhā prison: September 9, 2019

Conditions at Ngāwhā prison: September 9, 2019 Conditions at Ngāwhā prison: September 9, 2019, 10.66 MB
Mon 9 Sep 2019

Ngawha prison is a former maximum security facility that now houses many prisoners who are on remand awaiting trial. They recently had a surprise inspection from the Office of the Ombudsman, which found a number of faults with how the prison is being run, including issues around prisoner privacy and lack of rehabilitative programmes. Lachlan spoke with Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier about the report.

 

The Big Q: What are the realities facing our water? September 9, 2019

The Big Q: What are the realities facing our water? September 9, 2019 The Big Q: What are the realities facing our water? September 9, 2019, 26.55 MB
Mon 9 Sep 2019

While water is a basic human right, some three billion people face water scarcity and some countries are running out of water. Maria Armoudian explores the realities of water with Barbara Cosens and Rick Hogeboom.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

The Wire with Laura: 6th of September, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 6th of September, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 6th of September, 2019, 108.01 MB
Fri 6 Sep 2019

Neutral corner: 6th September, 2019

Neutral corner: 6th September, 2019 Neutral corner: 6th September, 2019, 14.61 MB
Fri 6 Sep 2019

This week's Neutral Corner looks at media coverage of Iran's move to abandon key parts of its nuclear deal with Europe and the United States.

Cat Desexing: Why Hamilton Council spent $100,000 desexing and re-homing stray cats

Cat Desexing: Why Hamilton Council spent $100,000 desexing and re-homing stray cats Cat Desexing: Why Hamilton Council spent $100,000 desexing and re-homing stray cats, 7.14 MB
Fri 6 Sep 2019

Bronnie Wilde talks to representatives from Hamilton Council and Auckland Council about stray cat control.

Internal Affairs Funding Anti-Abortion Charities: September 5, 2019

Internal Affairs Funding Anti-Abortion Charities: September 5, 2019 Internal Affairs Funding Anti-Abortion Charities: September 5, 2019, 12.49 MB
Thu 5 Sep 2019

Yesterday RNZ released a report detailing findings that Internal Affairs has been providing funding to anti-abortion charities’ counselling services for the last 15 years through their Community Organisations Grants scheme. Despite providing hundreds of thousands of dollars to these groups, the provision of funding actually appears to go against their rules for Community Organisation Grants.

Deb speaks with Terry Bellamak, National President of ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa, who begins by describing the organisations Internal Affairs has been funding.