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The Wire with Stewart: December 12, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: December 12, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: December 12, 2019, 101.1 MB
Thu 12 Dec 2019

It’s the final regular Thursday Wire for 2019 - and things went overtime. 

On today’s show: 

  • Minister Andrew Little is here for his final interview of the year. He talks to Stewart Sowman-Lund about a major criminal justice announcement this morning. Plus, his thoughts on a potential merger between NZME and Stuff.
  • After that, Justin previews the UK election coming up tonight New Zealand-time. Are the Conservatives going to regain a majority?
  • Then, Mary-Margaret speaks to the Tupuna Maunga Authority and Generation Zero about developments at Owairaka.
  • And lastly, the final Neighbourhood Watch for 2019. Australia’s burning both literally and metaphorically… Our correspondent Zoe tells brings us the latest.

All that plus a super speedy Poll Position, regular texter Peter’s angry about the EU, and someone wants cat stories. It’s The Thursday Wire and it’s gone crazy.

 

Justin's International Desk: 12th December 2019

Justin's International Desk: 12th December 2019 Justin's International Desk: 12th December 2019, 10.68 MB
Thu 12 Dec 2019

Justin talks to the University of Edinburgh's Dr Alan Convery about the political parties' potential performances in Britain's general election, how could results in Scotland and Wales turn out and the possibility of another referendum on Scottish independence in the future.

Maungapōhatu in 2019: Kei te aha ngā tamariki mokopuna o Rua Kēnana ināianei? December 11, 2019

Maungapōhatu in 2019: Kei te aha ngā tamariki mokopuna o Rua Kēnana ināianei? December 11, 2019 Maungapōhatu in 2019: Kei te aha ngā tamariki mokopuna o Rua Kēnana ināianei? December 11, 2019, 35.51 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

On the 18th December, the final reading of Te Pire kia Unuhia te Hara kai Runga i a Rua Kēnana The Rua Kēnana Pardon Bill will take place at Parliament. Following that, there will be a gathering at Maungapōhatu of the Crown and the descendants of Rua Kēnana himself. Lillian Hanly had the opportunity to visit Maungapōhatu late last month. There, she took part in a working bee being held in preparation of the gathering and was able to talk to those present about what they thought of the Bill, and what they hoped the future would look like. 

 

Thanks to NZ History and Tamsin Hanly for background information.

Photo credit: NZ History

Phil Goff on Auckland's Annual Budget: December 11, 2019

Phil Goff on Auckland's Annual Budget: December 11, 2019 Phil Goff on Auckland's Annual Budget: December 11, 2019, 17.85 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff outlined the annual budget for 2020/2021 yesterday. Most significant is his plan to reduce the council's emissions by 20% by moving to electric vehicles and sustainable energy. The budget also includes preparations for a number of international events to be hosted in Auckland in 2021, including the America's Cup. Felix Walton spoke to Phil Goff about the budget, as well as asking him about the ongoing bus lockout and Jacinda Ardern's decision to move the port.

The Wire with Lillian: December 11, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: December 11, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: December 11, 2019, 110.18 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Marcus Jones we are talking about modern societies and early humans.

Felix spoke to Mayor Phil Goff about the most recent Auckland Council annual budget and how they plan to cut their emissions by 20%, he also talked about the ongoing bus lockout in and the Prime Minister’s decision to move Auckland’s port.

Lillian visited Te Urewera recently in the leadup to the statutory pardon from the government to Rua Kēnana and his descendants, she spoke to a number of his mokopuna about their thoughts on the pardon and the future. 

Child Poverty Monitor with Jeni Cartwright: December 10, 2019

Child Poverty Monitor with Jeni Cartwright: December 10, 2019 Child Poverty Monitor with Jeni Cartwright: December 10, 2019, 20.22 MB
Tue 10 Dec 2019

Sam Denne talks to Jeni Cartwright from Child Poverty Action Group about the Child Poverty Monitor, childhood poverty in Aotearoa and the recommendations put forth to the government by the Welfare Expert Advisory Group.

The Tuesday Wire: December 10, 2019

The Tuesday Wire: December 10, 2019 The Tuesday Wire: December 10, 2019, 44.22 MB
Tue 10 Dec 2019

Today on The Wire,

Sam Denne talks to Jeni Cartwright from Child Poverty Action Group about the Child Poverty Monitor, childhood poverty in Aotearoa and the recommendations put forth to the government by the Welfare Expert Advisory Group.

 

Earlier this year on Green Desk, Mitchell Fuller spoke to Hugh Wilson from the Hinewai reserve. In July this year there was a film made about the reserve and about Hugh Wilson, the Manager. The Fools and Dreamers film made by Happen Film can be found on YouTube.

We thought we would revisit this story from earlier this year. Mitchell and Hugh discuss the carbon credits system available at Hinewai which has become increasingly popular with large businesses allowing them to offset unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions. The system has allowed the reserve to expand and encompass a significant area on the peninsula which has rejuvenated naturally without planting and minimal pest control. Mitchell begins by asking Hugh a little bit about the history of the Reserve and how its arrived at where its at today. 

We were also joined by Erin Maloney of Tiny Nation to discuss the release of He taonga te Tamaiti: Every child a taonga: The Early Learning Action Plan 2019-2029, a foundational plan from the Coalition government to create  long-lasting changes to early learning.

 


 

He Taonga te Tamaiti with TinyNation; December 10, 2019

He Taonga te Tamaiti with TinyNation; December 10, 2019 He Taonga te Tamaiti with TinyNation; December 10, 2019, 9.34 MB
Tue 10 Dec 2019

We were joined by Erin Maloney of Tiny Nation to discuss the release of He taonga te Tamaiti: Every child a taonga: The Early Learning Action Plan 2019-2029, a foundational plan from the Coalition government to create  long-lasting changes to early learning.

A big thank you to Tiny Nation for speaking to us this morning. 

Auckland Transport Bus Cancellations Continue: Monday 9th of December

Auckland Transport Bus Cancellations Continue: Monday 9th of December Auckland Transport Bus Cancellations Continue: Monday 9th of December, 17.14 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

First Union & New Zealand Tramways Union are striking against their employers, over rejections of pay offers from NZ Bus.

Tension began two years ago when the national government, who brought in a tendering process that made councils compile in taking the lowest paying bus operators, drove rates down by 30%. Wages were cut for bus drivers, with contracts they are locked into, & now tensions have come to ahead.

This week NZ Bus drivers were seeking better pay and conditions by refusing to collect fares last week from Monday, making it very cheap for commuters. However, this has now resulted in those drivers being suspended.

Wire producer Louis spoke to Union First’s Organisers about the strike today ...

Julie Anne Genter on Safer Speed Limits: Monday 9th of December

Julie Anne Genter on Safer Speed Limits: Monday 9th of December Julie Anne Genter on Safer Speed Limits: Monday 9th of December, 14.34 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

The government is planning on introducing new speed limits around schools, and more changes as part of their ‘Road to Zero’ Road Safety Strategy. Deb Rawson spoke with Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter about these proposed changes, and what they mean for the public.