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Labouring over the TPPA

Labouring over the TPPA Labouring over the TPPA, 16.57 MB
Thu 26 Oct 2017

Lachlan spoke with Dr Jane Kelsey from the University of Auckland Law School about Labour's involvement in the new TPPA deal without the United States.

Who's who in the new cabinet

Who's who in the new cabinet Who's who in the new cabinet, 17.09 MB
Thu 26 Oct 2017

Lachlan discussed Jacinda Ardern's recent portfolio appointments with political commentator Rod Oram. They also talk about NZ First's 13 positions along with how the Green party fits in.

Te Ururoa Flavell on the future of the māori Party

Te Ururoa Flavell on the future of the maori Party Te Ururoa Flavell on the future of the maori Party, 30.72 MB
Thu 26 Oct 2017

As our new parliamnet forms, there is a notable absence in representation from the Maori Party, who failed to win any of the Maori seats on September 23rd, after Tamati Coffey beat out Maori Co-Leader Te Ururoa Flavell for the Waiariki seat.

 

Earlier I Spoke with Te Ururoa on the future for the Maori Party after this election, and the place of the maori seats and the Labour MPs who fill them.

 

Nick Sawhney on Trump and the Republican tax reform

Nick Sawhney on Trump and the Republican tax reform Nick Sawhney on Trump and the Republican tax reform, 15.24 MB
Thu 26 Oct 2017

Will Labour bring change to the mental health system?

Will Labour bring change to the mental health system? Will Labour bring change to the mental health system?, 14.31 MB
Wed 25 Oct 2017

Following the coalition announcement yesterday and the waves of policy announcements coming from the new Labour lead government, the mental health sector is looking to receive some much needed help. Will Parsonson spoke to Marianne Elliot, the director of story and strategy at action station about the future of the Mental health system as well as the impacts a Labour lead government may have. He started off by asking about the current issues with Mental health in New Zealand.

#metoo campaign and the relationship between drug abuse and sexual assault

#metoo campaign and the relationship between drug abuse and sexual assault #metoo campaign and the relationship between drug abuse and sexual assault, 15.46 MB
Wed 25 Oct 2017

The #MeToo campaign began as a response to sexual assault allegations that have filled news headlines in america recently. The words me too actually go back ten years ago when Tarana Burke started a similar campaign. The idea then was to start a conversation that provided empowerment through empathy. The more recent campaign has been to draw attention to the sheer number of people who have been affected by sexual assault. Sue Paton (Pay-ton) of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioner’s Association of Aotearoa NZ sez people with addiction have been particularly impacted by sexual abuse and other childhood trauma. Lillian Hanly spoke with her about the campaign.

A new minimum wage for a new New Zealand

A new minimum wage for a new New Zealand A new minimum wage for a new New Zealand, 20.36 MB
Wed 25 Oct 2017

Yesterday the Labour-NZ First coalition announced they will be increasing the minimum wage to 20$ per hour by 2021. Currently, the minimum wage sits at $15.75. Unite Union represents more than 7000 workers from the fast food industry to Sky City, most of whom are on minimum wage. They responded positively to this change and Lillian Hanly speaks with Gerard Hair from Unite about what this means.

Wednesday Wire: 25th of October

Wednesday Wire: 25th of October Wednesday Wire: 25th of October, 100.01 MB
Wed 25 Oct 2017

Today on the show Lillian talks to 'Unite' about Labours plans to increase the minimum wage, aswell as discussing the #metoo campaign. Will talks to AUT's Allan Blackman about birds, dogs, and shitty people, as well as talking Marianne Elliot from Action Station about Labours plans to tackle issues in the mental health system.

Community leader highlights importance of Tokelauan language week

Community leader highlights importance of Tokelauan language week Community leader highlights importance of Tokelauan language week, 14.98 MB
Tue 24 Oct 2017

As Tokelau language week kicks off, Mack speaks to Linda Hope, an Auckland minister and advocate for the Tokelauan community in New Zealand. 

Kea steals away with Bird of the Year

Kea steals away with Bird of the Year Kea steals away with Bird of the Year, 9.94 MB
Tue 24 Oct 2017

After the Kea's success in this year's Bird of the Year competition, Mack speaks to Kea Conservation Trust chair Tamsin Orr-Walker about why the Kea finally made the cut.