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Operation Burnham with Deborah Manning: March 14, 2019

Operation Burnham with Deborah Manning: March 14, 2019 Operation Burnham with Deborah Manning: March 14, 2019, 3.94 MB
Thu 14 Mar 2019

Operation Burnham was a mission undertaken in Afghanistan by New Zealand Special Air Service troops in 2010. An inquiry into this mission was launched following allegations made in the book Hit & Run, by the journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson. The book alleged that members of the Defence Force killed six and injured fifteen Afghan civilians and the events were later covered up by the military. The inquiry was launched in April last year, however the lawyers representing the Afghan villagers have launched legal proceedings for a judicial review in the investigation as they do not think the inquiry is being carried out the way it should be. Olivia spoke to lawyer Deborah Manning who is representing the villagers about the judicial review.

Interview w/ Alesha Ahdar on My Kuia: March 13, 2019

Interview w/ Alesha Ahdar on My Kuia: March 13, 2019 Interview w/ Alesha Ahdar on My Kuia: March 13, 2019 , 4.87 MB
Wed 13 Mar 2019

Producer Sherry talks to Alesha Ahdar on her theatre show My Kuia, and on the representation of LGBTQ+ Māori and Polynesian creatives, bridging the intergenerational gap, and current struggles within the community. 

I/V w/ Sophie Handford for School Strike 4 Climate NZ: March 13, 2019

I/V w/ Sophie Handford for School Strike 4 Climate NZ: March 13, 2019 I/V w/ Sophie Handford for School Strike 4 Climate NZ: March 13, 2019, 10.05 MB
Wed 13 Mar 2019

The School Strike 4 Climate Action NZ is happening this Friday in Aotea Square, and throughout the rest of the country. This day has been organised by students and helpers for school children to strike from school to show politicians they are taking their futures seriously, and treating climate change for what it is - a crisis. These kids are between 8-18 and their demands include:

  • Passing an ambitious and effective Zero Carbon Act that gives New Zealand a coherent long term plan to get to carbon neutrality by 2050;
  • Keeping the effect of global warming and its consequences for all living things on this planet in mind when making decisions for the future;
  • The paths to reaching our emission targets being fast tracked, well planned and transparent so the New Zealand public is aware that progress is being made and can hold the Government to account;
  • Ceasing all exploration and extraction of more fossil fuels immediately. We already have more in our reserves than we can afford to burn to avoid catastrophic climate change. We need to invest in renewable energy alternatives now;
  • Regulating emissions from agriculture, which account for almost half of our emissions, and for which there is currently no plan.

Sophie Handford is one of the young people organising the strike and Lillian Hanly spoke with her to find out more about how these strikes came about given the current Fridays for Future movement in Sweden that was started by Greta Thunberg (and the same in Belgium, just on Thursdays). Thunberg decided she would strike every Friday until the Swedish policies provided a safe pathway well under 2-degrees Celcius, in line with the Paris Agreement. The point behind it is that students are asking what the point is of studying for a future that may not even exist at this point, and why spend a lot of effort to become educated, when our governments are not listening to the educated?

But back to Aotearoa. Sophie was catching a train at the time and during the interview hopped off the train and onto a bus which you’ll hear, Lillian decided to leave this in as a testament to the actioning of alternatives to carbon use. 

 

Photo credit: Forest and Bird

The Wire with Lillian: March 13, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: March 13, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: March 13, 2019, 103.09 MB
Wed 13 Mar 2019

On Dear Science today with Marcus Jones we talk about not being exposed to enough germs, woolly mammoths and an all female space walk.

The School Strike 4 Climate NZ is coming up on Friday and we speak with Sophie Handford, one of the organisers, about how this all started.

Sherry talks to Alesha Ahdar about the show My Kuia and they discuss the space for Queer Māori and Polynesian people in creative arts.

We have a report from Louis Laws about the Reclamation Festival at Ihumātao to give some context to the delivery of their petition to parliament yesterday.

And lastly, our Economic Anxiety with Rod Oram feature is back with part 4 - where might another crisis come from?

Report: The Reclamation Festival at Ihumātao

Report: The Reclamation Festival at Ihumātao Report: The Reclamation Festival at Ihumātao, 7.2 MB
Wed 13 Mar 2019

Yesterday, a petition was delivered to parliament by Save Our Unique Landscape, the group occupying the land at Ihumātao and opposing the sale of the land to Fletcher. The petition demands the government take action to stop the development of the land and return it to mana whenua. A couple of Saturdays ago, there was a Reclamation Festival at Ihumātao hosted by mana whenua as a way of bringing people together to understand and celebrate the kaupapa behind the occupation. Louis Laws went along and made this report.

 

Photo credit: SOUL

The Tuesday Wire; March 12, 2019

The Tuesday Wire; March 12, 2019 The Tuesday Wire; March 12, 2019, 100.26 MB
Tue 12 Mar 2019

The full show podcast for Tuesday the 12th of March, 2019. Featuring segments with Author and Policy analyst Owen Gill, Head of the Local Board, Pippa Coom and Dr. Huhana Smith. The International desk also delves into the condition of Burkina Faso. 

Board Games w / Pippa Coom; Episode Two; March 12, 2019

Board Games w / Pippa Coom; Episode Two; March 12, 2019 Board Games w / Pippa Coom; Episode Two; March 12, 2019, 20.79 MB
Tue 12 Mar 2019

We are again joined by Pippa Coom on the Tuesday Wire to discuss engagement and public interest with the Local Board, on the Board Games Segment!

At a Turning Point w / Owen Gill; Episode I; March 12, 2019

At a Turning Point w / Owen Gill; March 12, 2019 At a Turning Point w / Owen Gill; March 12, 2019, 23.47 MB
Tue 12 Mar 2019

At a Turning Point w / Owen Gill is a mini series about the development of Auckland, with questions emerging from his book. This episode, we start by introducing his book, him and a few initial responses to the work. 

Looking at Burkina Faso; March 12, 2019

Looking at Burkina Faso; March 12, 2019 Looking at Burkina Faso; March 12, 2019, 28.48 MB
Tue 12 Mar 2019

At the International desk today, Oscar fills in for Lisa and talks about the past, present and future of Burkina Faso.

International Women's Day on Social Media: March 11, 2019

International Women's Day on Social Media: March 11, 2019 International Women's Day on Social Media: March 11, 2019, 20.27 MB
Mon 11 Mar 2019

Last Friday was International Women's Day which is celebrated annually as focal point of women's rights. This year Jemima noticed the presence of gender equality discussions on social media sky rocket around International Women's Day and wanted to learn more about whether a social media post truely combats gender inequality. In this interview, Jemima speaks to the President of the National Council of Women, Vanisa Dhiru, to answer this question.