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Bullying in political parties w/ Dr Bill Hodge: August 14, 2019

Bullying in political parties w/ Dr Bill Hodge: August 14, 2019 Bullying in political parties w/ Dr Bill Hodge: August 14, 2019, 25.8 MB
Wed 14 Aug 2019

The labour party have been subject to seven formal complaints, and up to twelve general complaints regarding a labour staffer who works around parliament. No disciplinary action was taken by the party when these complaints were looked into in March, and Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has since admitted the party did not handle the complaints as well as they could have. 

Sherry spoke to University of Auckland Employment law professor Dr Bill hodge to understand where a political party falls under employment law and why investigations have been kept internally so far.

 

I/V w/ Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage on Fox River clean up: August 14, 2019

I/V w/ Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage on Fox River clean up: August 14, 2019 I/V w/ Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage on Fox River clean up: August 14, 2019, 4.46 MB
Wed 14 Aug 2019

The Fox River debacle has been slowly and steadily coming to an end. You may remember the severe flooding that occurred in the Southland region which caused the river to overflow, and a landfill to flood. This meant that all that rubbish was then strewn along the river for kilometres. What followed was tension between national and local government. Local government said they didn’t have enough money to clean it up, national government said the local government's hadn’t planned well enough. And during this time, there weren’t enough hands on board to do the literal clean up. In the end, volunteers took it into their own hands, along with the NZ Defence Force and DOC. Because there was also a race against the Spring rains which might make the damage worse. And, more generally, DOC director general Lou Sanson said that climate change will make this sort of disaster a lot more likely. Finally, two days ago it was announced that protecting the river from future rubbish spills could cost the Westland District Council up to 2.8 million dollars. So, Rachel Simpson spoke with Eugenie Sage, the Minister for Conservation, and started by asking why so many people volunteered to help out.

Hauora at the University of Waikato: August 14, 2019

Hauora at the University of Waikato: August 14, 2019 Hauora at the University of Waikato: August 14, 2019, 8.92 MB
Wed 14 Aug 2019

 Tuwhenuaroa speaks with Jordan Aramoana Waiti, a lecturer at Waikato University, about their new Bachelor of Health degree focussed on Hauora and Maori well being. 

The Wire with Lillian: August 14, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: August 14, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: August 14, 2019, 119.82 MB
Wed 14 Aug 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Marcus Jones we talk about ebola drugs, e-cigarettes and cats eating grass

bFM reporter Rachel Simpson spoke with Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage about the end of the Fox River clean up 

Sherry speaks to University of Auckland employment law professor Bill Hodge on the recent bullying and intimidation allegations from the Labour Party 

Lillian speak with Polly Atatoa Carr of the University of Waikato about the effects of a significantly low response rate from Census 2018

And Tuwhenuaroa speaks with Jordan Aramoana Waiti about Waikato University’s new Bachelor of Health degree focussed on Hauora Maori.

The Wire with Olivia; August 13, 2019

The Wire with Olivia; August 13, 2019 The Wire with Olivia; August 13, 2019, 103.35 MB
Tue 13 Aug 2019

Welcome to The Wire for Tuesday the 13th of August. Podcast edition.

On the show today; 

At the Green Desk, Mitchell talks to AUT’s Associate Professor Sebastian Leuzinger about Kauri tree stumps and their root graft systems.

Olivia talks to Jean Te Huia, midwife and Māori health advocate, about how our child welfare system has developed since its founding in colonial law and what needs to be changed. 

And finally for Board Games, Sarah Trotman and Josh Doubtfire, of Communities and Residents, join us to talk on their Waitematā local election campaigns.

A big thank you to everyone who talked to us today! 

Meeting C + R w/ Sarah Trotman + Josh Doubtfire; August 13, 2019

Meeting C + R w/ Sarah Trotman + Josh Doubtfire; August 13, 2019 Meeting C + R w/ Sarah Trotman + Josh Doubtfire; August 13, 2019 , 23.66 MB
Tue 13 Aug 2019

For Board Games, we start to meet the Waitematā candidates of Communities and Residents. This week, we meet Sarah Trotman and Josh Doubtfire to talk about who they are and what their Waitematā local election campaigns will look like.

The Reaches of our Historical Child Welfare System w/ Jean Te Huia; August 13, 2019

The Reaches of our Historical Child Welfare System; August 13, 2019 The Reaches of our Historical Child Welfare System; August 13, 2019, 34.67 MB
Tue 13 Aug 2019

Host Olivia talked to the incredibly insightful Jean Te Huia about the child welfare system and how it's structure disproportionately affects Māori. They discussed the history of the child welfare system and also talked about some recommendations for its reform. Olivia began by asking what the origin of Aotearoa's child welfare system was? 

The ban on prisoner voting and its effect on Māori: August 12, 2019

The ban on prisoner voting and its effect on Māori: August 12, 2019 The ban on prisoner voting and its effect on Māori: August 12, 2019, 17.67 MB
Mon 12 Aug 2019

The Waitangi Tribunal today released its report on the ban on prisoner voting, saying it disproportionately affected Maori and the government should act urgently to repeal it before the next election. This follows a recent Supreme Court decision saying the ban was inconsistent with the Bill of Rights Act. Lachlan spoke with Cosmo Jeffrey from The Howard League NZ about the ban, and why it needs to be overturned.

Advertising prescription drugs - time for change? August 18, 2019

Advertising prescription drugs - time for change? August 18, 2019 Advertising prescription drugs - time for change? August 18, 2019, 16.16 MB
Mon 12 Aug 2019

New Zealand is one of very few countries that allows advertising of prescription medicine to consumers. Doctors groups have been pushing for years for the government to enact changesto the law to ban the practice. Lachlan spoke with Richard Medlicott, medical director of the Royal New Zealand college of general practitioners about why there is a need for the ban.

 

The Wire with Jemima: August 12, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: August 12, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: August 12, 2019, 44.38 MB
Mon 12 Aug 2019

This week on the Monday Wire, Lachlan speaks to Cosmo Jeffery from the Howard League about the prisoner voting ban. Southern Cross is back with the latest from across the Pacific. Jemima talks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act, the Abortion Legislation Bill and waste minimisation. Finally, Lachlan wraps it up with an interview with Richard Medlicott from the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners about advertising prescription drugs in New Zealand.