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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.

How does propaganda work in democratic societies?

How does propaganda work in democratic societies? How does propaganda work in democratic societies?, 36.42 MB
Mon 2 Jul 2018

Democracy today is dominated by election campaigns, lobbyists, media, and political commentators, all using language to influence the way the public thinks about and interprets public issues. Despite this, many believe that propaganda and manipulation aren’t problems for society. In this two-part interview, Jason Stanley discusses how propaganda works in democratic societies with Maria Armoudian.


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Two Degrees to Warm

Two Degrees to Warm Two Degrees to Warm, 15.19 MB
Mon 2 Jul 2018

The United Nations has recently revealed a new report that shows the growing certainty that two degrees of warming will have a servere impact for humanity. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Dr Alex Macmillan about its implications to New Zealand and the changes that will need to be made on the Zero Carbon Bill.

More Time for Medical Students

More Time for Medical Students More Time for Medical Students, 10.87 MB
Mon 2 Jul 2018

The Government has announced an extension on the life-time limit on student loans for medical students from 8 years to 10 years. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Te Oranga president Chayce Glass on the implications this will have for students and for Maori, Pasifika and rural students.

 

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 2nd July

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 2nd July The Wire with Reuben: Monday 2nd July, 122.98 MB
Mon 2 Jul 2018

Damian talks to Dr Alex Macmillan from OraTaiao about the new UN climate change report that indicateswe've been sitting on our hands for too long.

Reuben speaks to Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about the government's record investment into sustainable transport and the push to implement stock monitoring cameras after footage of a sharemilker repeatedly beating cows came to light.

Laura Kvigstad speaks to Emilie Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about the recent Ministry of Justice report that is projecting a rise of four thousand prisoners over the next decade.

Damian Rowe also speaks to Chayce Glass from the Maori Medical Students' Association, Te Oranga, about the student loan cap extension and what it will mean for medical students.

Tertiary funding with Sandra Grey: June 29, 2018

Tertiary funding with Sandra Grey: June 29, 2018 Tertiary funding with Sandra Grey: June 29, 2018, 19.46 MB
Fri 29 Jun 2018

The Minister for Education, Chris Hipkins, has announced a $31.7 million boost into the tertiary education sector, which the government says will increase the quality of lifelong learning opportunities. It comes after a budget which saw no extra money for tertiary institutes.

The Tertiary Education Union have welcomed the announcement, saying the increase will help to stabilise the sector whilst essential work is done to reform it and the way it is funded.

Stewart had a chat this morning with Sandra Grey, the National President of the Tertiary Education Union, about why this funding injection was so important, and started by asking her what this announcement actually means for tertiary institutes?

The Wire with Laura: Friday 29th June

The Wire with Laura: Friday 29th June The Wire with Laura: Friday 29th June, 116.65 MB
Fri 29 Jun 2018

This wire we focus on the domestic violence victims protection bill, Jennifer-Rose Tamati speaks with Holly Carrington from Shine on what the new Domestic Violence- Victims Protection Bill means for victims of domestic violence and then we have a chat with National Party Member Erica Stanford on the bill and why the National Party pulled support for it. Then we pop across the ditch the talk with Rachel McDonald from Radio Adelaide about a new bill that has sparked contraversy, with some saying it compromises free speach. After that Stewart Sowman-Lund speaks with the National President of the Tertiary Education Union, Sandra Grey, about the announcement of increases in tertiary funding. AND we be chat about the results of our twitter poll on the matter. Finally, Lillian Hanly speaks to the creator of the organization Rise Up 4 Homelessness, Shari Nevahlagi about the upcoming homelessness count announced by Auckland Council.

 

I/v with Shari Nevalagi: June 29, 2018

I/v with Shari Nevalagi: June 29, 2018 I/v with Shari Nevalagi: June 29, 2018, 14.56 MB
Fri 29 Jun 2018

Shari Nevalagi created the organisation Rise Up for Homelessness. She's a solo mother of two children, both with autism, and has autism herself. She spends time volunteering with homeless Whānau and neurodiverse Whānau in Tāmaki Makaurau, and is currently working in Manurewa helping to provide rough sleepers with food and support. 

Lillian Hanly spoke with Shari following the news that Mayor Phil Goff has announced a 'homelessness count', and talked with her about her concerns.

Shining a light on the Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Bill

Shining a light on the Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Bill Shining a light on the Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Bill, 5.75 MB
Fri 29 Jun 2018

Jennifer-Rose Tamati speaks with Holly Carrington from Shine on what the new Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Bill means for victims of domestic violence and small businesses.

If you or anyone you know are suffering from domestic violence you can contact the Shine National Helpline: call free 0508 744 633 (9am to 11pm, 7 days a week) or visit their website.