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Oscar Perress likes to keep busy. He is studying Global studies majoring in Global Politics and Human Rights, specialising in Te Ao Māori at the University of Auckland and researching Urban Planning in his own time. You can probably find him wandering or bussing around central auckland most days of the week, however, that'd be when he isn't making jewellery, gardening, dancing or washing dishes.
The cost of GP visits can lock people out of accessing the first point of healthcare. An editorial by Professor Robin Gauld and others offers alternative methods of funding GP visits for a more equitable health system. Lachlan spoke with Robin about it.
Putting it on a Plate is a series that investigates the conditions and culture of the hospitality industry. In Part One Jemima speaks to Chloe Ann King, an activist and founder of Raise the Bar, and Jessica Buchanan, a part owner of living wage bar Grand Central. They discuss the biggest problems with the culture of hospitality and whether sexual harassment is a problem in the industry.
This week on the Monday Wire Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about Waitangi Day. Jemima also speaks to Chloe Ann King and Jessica Buchanan abour sexual harassment in the hospitality industry for the series Putting it on a Plate. Lachlan speaks to Professor Robin Gauld about whether different funding models should be sought out for GP visits. Jemima talks to Leroy Beckett from Generation Zero about the RNZ article, White Noise, and the voices shaping the future of Auckland.
Putting it on a Plate is a series that investigates the conditions and culture of the hospitality industry. In Part Two Jemima continues her conversation with Chloe Ann King, an activist and founder of Raise the Bar, and Jessica Buchanan, a part owner of living wage bar Grand Central. The second part covers stereotypes in the hospitality, support for sexual harassment victims and Raise the Bar.
Venezuela is once again at a crossroads. The opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself the interim leader of the country, while calls are growing internationally for President Nicolas Maduro to step aside. But what is the historic context behind the ongoing political polarisation in Venezuela? Maria Armoudian speaks with Daniel Levine, Jennifer McCoy, and David Smilde.
Recommendations were released yesterday by the Fair Pay Agreement Working Group, a representative group chaired by former New Zealand prime minister James Bolger. The recommendations into pay disputes include a comprehensive and inclusive list on the matter, with an informative design behind that of a Fair Pay Agreement system. The government will now take some time to consider this report & its conditions moving forward. I had a chance to interview the minister of workplace relations & safety, the Iain Lees-Galloway, about his thoughts on the report...
It was announced today that New Zealands housing market has reached an all-time national average high of just under 700,000 dollars, an increase by 3.3 percent from last year. Now, not only are the prices rising in Auckland but also all around the country, with eight other regions stepping into the pricey limelight. Vanessa Taylor of Real Estate NZ took the time with me to explain these recent findings, and why New Zealanders are still in the market for property despite these prices …
The abridged summary of a series of 5 interviews compiled by Thursday Wire host Oscar Perress on the topics of planning, engagement and our views of land in Aotearoa. Featuring the words of MP Judith Collins, Minister Phil Twyford, Jacqueline Paul and Olivia Haddon.