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Neutral Corner: The Bronx is turning

Neutral Corner: The Bronx is turning Neutral Corner: The Bronx is turning, 11.92 MB
Thu 28 Jun 2018

This week on Neutral Corner we look at the coverage of an upset victory for a left-wing candidate in the Democratic Primary for New York's 14th Congressional District.

The Wire with Lachlan: June 28, 2018

The Wire with Lachlan: June 28, 2018 The Wire with Lachlan: June 28, 2018, 126.63 MB
Thu 28 Jun 2018

First up on today’s Wire, Lachlan speak with Josh Williams, CEO of the Industry Training Federation about the rise in the number of apprentices. Neutral corner returns on the upset victory of a left wing candidate in the democratic primaries. Andrew LIttle joins LAchlan for their regular chat, this week discussing the sensible sentencing trust and a NZ First private member’s bill. Jemima speaks with Kylie Ryan about mental wellbeing for students. Finally, This Day in History is on the 2009 coup in Honduras.

This Day in History: 2009

This Day in History: 2009 This Day in History: 2009, 23.01 MB
Thu 28 Jun 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 2009, for the removal of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya by the country's military.

The apprenticeships set sail: June 28, 2018

The apprenticeships set sail: June 28, 2018 The apprenticeships set sail: June 28, 2018, 9.3 MB
Thu 28 Jun 2018

The number of apprentices has been increasing in the last few years while university enrolment has stagnated, but is still not enough to meet the shortages in a number of industries. Lachlan spoke with Josh WIlliams, CEO of the Industry Training Federation about apprenticeships.

Hell on Earth: Why did the situation in Syria get so bad?

Hell on Earth: Why did the situation in Syria get so bad? Hell on Earth: Why did the situation in Syria get so bad? , 38.68 MB
Wed 27 Jun 2018

The United Nations Secretary-General has called Syria hell on Earth. How did it get this bad? What are the geopolitics at play? And what about the rest of the Middle East? Maria Armoudian discusses the ongoing crisis in Syria and the surrounding areas with Laurie A. Brand, Fred H. Lawson, Hamoud Salhi, and William Harris.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

I/V w/ Auckland Council about PE (combustible) cladding: June 27, 2018

I/V w/ Auckland Council about PE (combustible) cladding: June 27, 2018 I/V w/ Auckland Council about PE (combustible) cladding: June 27, 2018, 25.6 MB
Wed 27 Jun 2018

You would have possibly seen in the news recently that Auckland has a number of buildings with the same type of cladding as that of the Grenfell Tower. This came out around the same time as the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Auckland Council had conducted their own investigations into the possible dangers of this cladding and their conclusion reads as follows:

Auckland Council has reviewed over 300 buildings which comprise of a mix of residential and commercial buildings (some of these involve sites with multiple buildings which we have also individually assessed).

All hospital buildings were included in the investigation regardless of height and some sites had multiple buildings.

The investigation found 116 buildings that appear to utilise ACP cladding to some extent. In some cases the cladding material possesses a modified FR (fire resistant) core, while far fewer cases have cladding with a combustible polyethylene core. The extent and use of ACP on the buildings varies considerably from the full façade, to decorative features only and, as noted above, many buildings examined did not contain ACP at all.

We haven’t identified any building that would be considered dangerous due to ACP cladding.

In many cases, the use of ACP is limited and the safety from fire of such buildings and their occupants is maintained by features such as sprinkler systems that reduce potential fire risks.

The buildings comprise a mix of residential and commercial, all are considered low risk.

Lillian Hanly spoke with Auckland Council Building Control general manager Ian McCormick to find out more about the council’s investigation and really understand the similarities between the cladding and the risks they are looking to mitigate.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 27 June, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 27 June, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 27 June, 2018, 108.88 MB
Wed 27 Jun 2018

On the show today, Allan Blackman takes us through the Right to Try law, super computer power and Koko the Gorilla today on Dear Science. Fletcher Tabuteau from NZ First steps in for a discussion on how it works now Winston Peters is Acting Prime Minister, and a mention of Trump's travel ban being upheld. Land and Water Forum spokesperson Dr. Hugh Logan speaks with Darashpreet Johal about the organisations advice to the government regarding increasing water quality. Lillian Hanly speaks with Ian McCormick from the Auckland Council about PE (combustible) cladding. Lastly, Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira speaks with Brenda Rawiri from the Auckland Museum about Matariki. 

Matariki at the Auckland Museum: June 27, 2018

Matariki at the Auckland Museum: June 27, 2018 Matariki at the Auckland Museum: June 27, 2018, 8.41 MB
Wed 27 Jun 2018

 

Guest reporter Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira speaks with Brenda Rawiri from the Auckland Museum about their planned July Matariki celebrations, and the relevance of Matariki not only for Maori but all cultures in NZ.

Call for HNZC leaders to resign: June 26, 2018

Call for HNZC leaders to resign: June 26, 2018 Call for HNZC leaders to resign: June 26, 2018, 11.96 MB
Tue 26 Jun 2018

This week State Housing Action Network sent a letter to the Board and senior managers of the Housing New Zealand Corporation calling for their resignation. Jemima spoke with John Minto, the Convenor of SHAN, about why this letter was sent and why there needs to be a "transformational culture change" in HNZC. Jemima began the interview by asking, what SHAN's letter to HNZC is all about.   

International Desk With Conor: June 26, 2018

International Desk with Conor: June 26, 2018 International Desk with Conor: June 26, 2018, 24.09 MB
Tue 26 Jun 2018

Today we look at conflict minerals and how the materials used to make the electronics that power our lives are often sourced from rebel controlled mines in the Congo. The minerals are often mined by women and children forced at gunpoint to find these minerals. Conor explores the problems surrounding this supply chain and what we can do to stop it