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Neutral corner: March the 17th, 2020

Neutral corner: March the 17th, 2020 Neutral corner: March the 17th, 2020, 16.01 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

Neutral corner for this week looks at the media coverage of the ongoing tensions between Iran and the USA.

Neighbourhood Watch: January 16 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: January 16 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: January 16 2020, 9.51 MB
Thu 16 Jan 2020

Mary-Margaret asks Radio Adelaide's Zoe Kounandis about the fires, and other Australian news from the Christmas holiday

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: January 16 2020

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: January 16 2020 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: January 16 2020, 78.87 MB
Thu 16 Jan 2020

Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide’s Zoe Kounandis;an exclusive update on the construction at Auckland Uni; Sam speaks to Sapna Samant about her planned protest; and Children’s Commisioner Andrew Becroft on their first announcement as part of a review of Oranga Tamariki

Indian Politics and Protest Actions with Sapna Samant

Indian Politics and Protest Actions with Sapna Samant Indian Politics and Protest Actions with Sapna Samant, 18.68 MB
Thu 16 Jan 2020

Following the continued protests against the new Citizenship Amendment Bill introduced in India, Producer Sam Denne talks with Doctor Sapna Samant about India's far right government, new discriminatory census measures, protests being led by students and women and what actions NZ Indians are taking to make Wellington listen.

Year of the Seabird w/ Forest & Bird's Geoff Keey: January 15, 2020

Year of the Seabird w/ Forest & Bird's Geoff Keey: January 15, 2020 Year of the Seabird w/ Forest & Bird's Geoff Keey: January 15, 2020, 10.19 MB
Wed 15 Jan 2020

Forest & Bird declared 2020 to be the year of the seabird. They estimate that up to 14,000 individual seabirds were captured by commercial fishing boats over the past year, many of which are already under threat. Felix Walton spoke with Forest & Bird spokesperson Geoff Keey.

Infrastructure spending and debt w/ Rod Oram: January 15, 2020

Infrastructure spending and debt w/ Rod Oram: January 15, 2020 Infrastructure spending and debt w/ Rod Oram: January 15, 2020, 14.28 MB
Wed 15 Jan 2020

At the end of last year the government made a huge infrastructure spending announcement. Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced $12 billion of new investment, with $8 billion for specific capital projects and $4 billion to be added to the multi-year capital allowance. Broken down, the $8 billion looks like this:

·         $6.8 billion for new transport projects, with a significant portion for roads and rail.

·         $400 million one-off increase to schools’ capital funding

·         $300 million for regional investment opportunities

·         $300 million for District Health Board asset renewal

·         $200 million for public estate decarbonisation

The specific projects will be announced in the coming months. So, we aren’t actually sure yet how this is going to be spent or what it will look like. Once the announcement had been made, Lillian spoke with finance journalist Rod Oram to ask all of the questions. What follows is a lengthy chat to get you thinking about this money heading into this new political year.

The Wire with Lillian: January 15, 2020

The Wire with Lillian: January 15, 2020 The Wire with Lillian: January 15, 2020, 108.53 MB
Wed 15 Jan 2020

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we are going to kick off the year looking at some anniversaries, as well as what happens when a science paper is retracted.

We have a chat with Rod Oram that Lillian actually did at the end of last year, just after the government’s big infrastructure announcement. We didn’t get a chance to play it then so will have a listen today, but it’s a good chance to refresh our memories at the start of this big political year of the government's spending intentions prior to the more specific announcement that will be made early this year.

Felix has a piece today on the ever-expanding waitlist for state housing, he talked to Ricardo menendez March from Auckland Action Against Poverty about this ongoing housing crisis.

Felix also spoke with Forest & Bird about their naming of 2020 as the “year of the seabird” and the need for greater protection of our seabirds.

The State Housing Crisis w/ AAAP's Ricardo Menendez March: January 15, 2020

The State Housing Crisis w/ AAAP's Ricardo Menendez March: January 15, 2020 The State Housing Crisis w/ AAAP's Ricardo Menendez March: January 15, 2020, 22.85 MB
Wed 15 Jan 2020

The waiting list for public housing continues to grow as nearly 14,500 households live in motels, on the street, or are close to losing their homes. The government's original target of 6400 state homes is simply not enough to meet the growing demand. Auckland Action against Poverty has called on the government to triple its state housing targets to match. Felix Walton spoke with AAAP Coordinator Ricardo Menendez March.

The Wire with Justin: 14th January 2020

The Wire with Justin: 14th January 2020 The Wire with Justin: 14th January 2020, 93.04 MB
Tue 14 Jan 2020

Justin talked to Paul Buchanan about how the current situation in the Middle East affect US foreign policy and regional security.

Louis talked to Victoria University's Peter Thompson about the lack of a government media policy.

Justin looks into the presidential election in Taiwan over the weekend and what could it mean for cross strait relations between Taiwan and China.

Justin's International Desk: 14th January 2020

Justin's International Desk: 14th January 2020 Justin's International Desk: 14th January 2020, 13.11 MB
Tue 14 Jan 2020

Justin talks to Paul Buchanan, the Director of 36th-Parallel, a geopolitical risk and strategic assessment consultancy, about how the current confrontation between the US and Iran could affect American foregin policy and regional security against terrorism.