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Policing the gap in mental health services: July 5, 2018

Policing the gap in mental health services: July 5, 2018 Policing the gap in mental health services: July 5, 2018, 16.47 MB
Thu 5 Jul 2018

The number of suicide attempt and threat related calls has increased by 50% over the past 5 years. Many feel police are ill equipped to de dealing with these situations, but that extra training will do little to help. Lachlan spoke with Shaun Robinson from the Mental Health Foundation about the rise in suicide related call-outs and why this is a worrying trend.

 

Neutral Corner: July 5th 2018

Neutral Corner: July 5th 2018 Neutral Corner: July 5th 2018, 16.61 MB
Thu 5 Jul 2018

With polls indiciating an ongoing decline in American patriotism, Neutral Corner examines coverage by CNN and Fox News.

This Day in History: July 5th 2018

This Day in History: July 5th 2018 This Day in History: July 5th 2018, 26.67 MB
Thu 5 Jul 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 1948, for the establishment of the United Kingdom's National Health Service.

What are the politics of climate change, energy, and disasters?

What are the politics of climate change, energy, and disasters? What are the politics of climate change, energy, and disasters?, 35.84 MB
Wed 4 Jul 2018

With unprecedented global warming, wealth disparities and peak everything, there is no question that we need to act now to meet the power, heating and transportation needs of growing populations, and to do so sustainably, equitably and democratically. What are the obstacles? What are the possible solutions? How do we build resilient communities? Steve Matthewman, Prue Taylor, Julie MacArthur and Manuel Vallee discuss these questions with Maria Armoudian.

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I/V w/ Professor Rawinia Higgins: July 4 2018

I/V w/ Professor Rawinia Higgins: July 4 2018 I/V w/ Professor Rawinia Higgins: July 4 2018, 26.7 MB
Wed 4 Jul 2018

Rawinia Higgins is the Deputy Vice Chancellor Maori at Victoria University and the newly appointed Chair of Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Maori - the Maori language commission. Jennifer-Rose Tamati spoke to her about the state of Te Reo in the country and what role the commission has in 2018. She first asked how she was feeling about her new role. 

The Wednesday Wire with Will: July 4, 2018

The Wednesday Wire with Will: July 4, 2018 The Wednesday Wire with Will: July 4, 2018, 101.91 MB
Wed 4 Jul 2018

Will fills in hosting duties on todays show as Lillian heads off to Europe. Despite the lack of mature leadership the show still continues on with AUT's Allan Blackman joining us for Dear Science. We talk flouride, smart New Caledonian crows and scorching hot nights. Jennifer-Rose talks to the newly appointed chair of the Maori Language Commission about the future of Te Reo. Darashpreet talks to Louise Green from the New Zealand Educational Institute  about planned primary school teacher strikes. And finally, Lisa talks to Barrister Catriona MacLennan about MSD debt recovery.

The Ministry of Social Development slammed for wrongful debt recovery: Wednesday, 4th July 2018

The Ministry of Social Development slammed for wrongful debt recovery: Wednesday, 4th July 2018 The Ministry of Social Development slammed for wrongful debt recovery: Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 21.33 MB
Wed 4 Jul 2018

 

The High Court ruled against the Ministry of Social Development in a case of wrongful debt recovery. 

The MSD was asking a solo mother of two to repay more than a $100,000 of perceived benefit, after finding out the mom had contracted loans and used a credit card. 

The High Court's jugement, which should have lasting effects, reminded the MSD that loans, which constitute debt, cannot be classified as income. 

Our producer Lisa Boudet speaks with barrister Catriona MacLennan about the implications of this ruling and the current mind frame of the MSD.

International News with Conor: Mythbusting Farm Murders and Violent Crime in South Africa

International News with Conor: Mythbusting Farm Murders and Violent Crime in South Africa International News with Conor: Mythbusting Farm Murders and Violent Crime in South Africa, 24.61 MB
Tue 3 Jul 2018

In international news this week, a new study has been released saying that farm murders are down in South Africa, contrary to the rhetoric spread by conservative and far right commentators overseas. Conor looks into this and other problems surrounding South Africa's violent crime rate to work out what's true and what is simply ideological dogma

Pay Equity: Government Strategy

Pay Equity: Government Strategy Pay Equity: Government Strategy, 3.52 MB
Tue 3 Jul 2018

The government last night announced five principles that are crucial in New Zealand for achieving pay equity. They are: freedom from bias and discrimination, transparency and accessibility, acknowledging the relationship between paid and unpaid work, sustainability, and participation and engagement. Mary-Margaret spoke to the Council of Trade Unions vice-president Rachel Mackintosh about how this will help to close the gender pay gap. She started by asking her to explain some of the more specific principles.

No more brews and BMWs

No more brews and BMWs No more brews and BMWs, 3.67 MB
Tue 3 Jul 2018

From July 1st, anyone convicted of two or more drink-driving offences within five years, or any first time offenders caught driving more than 3 point 2 times the legal alcohol limit will be subject to an alcohol interlock sentence. This is a device that prevents people who are intoxicated from driving. Laura Kvigstad spoke with The CEO of No One Ever Stands Alone, Leah Abrams, on the matter, asking what her thoughts were on the recent change.