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Wire Worry Week is focusing on the concept of anti government; expanding upon how movements that have worked against governmental systems have influence on the current state of the world. Laura Kvigstad reached out to creator of the Facebook page, Anarchist History of New Zealand, Rick Giles to discuss what exactly anarchy is.
The government has announced over the weekend it will spend more than 200 million dollars to fund 600 Learning Support Coordinator positions in 2020. Justin spoke to Lynda Stuart, President of the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Rui Roa, about the plan. First he asked what is the current teaching situation for children with special needs.
This weeks "Worry Week" is about anti-establishment movements. That is movements that go against the status quo of power. The 5th of November also marks the aniversary of the invasion of Parihaka which has come to be recognised as a symbol of peaceful resistance to an acting government. Producer Damian Rowe recalls the events of the Parihaka invasion.
Sam Brooks is the playwright behind a number of acclaimed Kiwi plays. Just this year he brought us the fascinating political thriller Burn Her, and is responsible for other works such as the critically acclaimed LGBT piece, Riding in Cars with (Mostly Straight) Boys.
As his day job, he’s the television and games editor at The Spinoff. Now, he’s back with yet another political piece - his play Jacinda opens at the Basement Theatre in a couple of weeks time, presented by the Actors Program Class of 2018.
Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke with Sam about his career and what to expect from his latest production.
Jacinda runs from the 14th to the 24th of November at the Basement Theatre in Auckland, and you can get your tickets right now from here or at iticket.co.nz.
Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced yesterday the banning of letting fees. It was a seemingly welcome move, however some organisations have criticised it arguing there is economic reasoning for the fee. Jenn spoke to Angela Maynard, Coordinator of the Tenants’ Protection Association Auckland, on what letting fees are, why they were introduced and the effects on tenants and property management. She first asked; What is the association's stance on the ban?
First up, Laura Kvigstad speaks with Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member Paul Goldsmith on the research and development tax incentive and discusses the recent report from the law commission that is intended to 'modernise abortion legislation.
Afterwards, Jennifer Rose Tamati speaks to Angela Maynard, Coordinator of the Tenants’ Protection Association about the recent ban on letting fees.
Following that, we catch up all the Australian news with Samantha Smith in Neighbourhood Watch. We talk about refuge children from Nauru quietly behind settled in New Zealand and another alt right speaker, Gavin McInnes, plans to tour in Australia
And finally, Stewart Sowman-Lund talks with playwright and Spinoff journalist Sam Brooks about his new play, ‘Jacinda'. They discuss the cross over between politics and art for this upcoming show.
First up on the Wire, Kate from PAPA speaks with Oscar about the protests against the defence industry forum, or weapons expo, going on in Palmerston North. Then we discuss Judith Collins’ alleged cyber-bullying of a couple who purchased a kiwibuild home. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for our regular chat, discussing the law commission’s recommendations for removing abortion form the Crimes Act. Oscar then brings us community garden, speaking with Cameron Stewart from DIPLY . Finally, This Day in History looks at the Maastricht treaty coming into force.