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The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday August 16, 2017

The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday August 16, 2017 The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday August 16, 2017, 79.71 MB
Wed 16 Aug 2017

Today on the show, Ximena, Will & Reuben explore the debate around vaping, and whether or not it should be banned from public spaces. AUT’s Allan Blackman joins the team to chat about the first official transatlantic telegram that was sent on this day in 1858, as well as new research that has discovered a pigment used in analysing the legitimacy of historic artwork may have been incorrectly identified up until now. NZ First’s Tracey Martin also comes onto the show to chat about the extension of Government’s learning support pilot in schools.

The Wire with India: Tuesday August 15th, 2017

The Wire with India: Tuesday August 15th, 2017 The Wire with India: Tuesday August 15th, 2017, 52.18 MB
Tue 15 Aug 2017


On today's show, we take a look at the controversy over AUSA members voting on whether an anti-abortion and anti-euthanasia group should be disaffiliated from the university.

An Australian constitutional law professor rates the chances of Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce staying in office, after he was revealed to be a New Zealand dual citizen.

A social work expert explains the comparisons drawn between the controversial youth camp on Great Barrier Island and National’s proposed camp.

We also speak to Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox and Lilly Peacock's back with the Green Desk.

Finally, we speak to documentary-maker Briar March about her new short film about a group of elderly who come together to make their own coffins.

AUSA to vote on disaffiliating anti-abortion group

AUSA to vote on disaffiliating anti-abortion group AUSA to vote on disaffiliating anti-abortion group, 8.24 MB
Tue 15 Aug 2017

A member of Auckland University Students’ Association has put up a question as to whether anti-abortion and anti-euthanasia group ProLife Auckland should be disaffiliated from AUSA. The question also asks whether all groups with similiar ideology should be disallowed from seeking affiliation. A discussion is being held on the issue tomorrow, and a referendum is planned to take place next week. ProLife Auckland say the question is biased and next week's planned vote represents a threat to free speech.

We spoke to both AUSA President, Will Matthews, and the Co-president of ProLife Auckland, Jelena Middleton, about the situation.

'A unique way to prepare for death'

'A unique way to prepare for death' 'A unique way to prepare for death', 20.16 MB
Tue 15 Aug 2017


Briar March is a documentary-maker and her latest project is a short musical about a group of elderly who make their own coffins. She joined India in studio to chat about The Coffin Club which you can watch on the Loading Docs website.

Waitakere Ranges at risk?

Waitakere Ranges at risk? Waitakere Ranges at risk? , 14.63 MB
Mon 14 Aug 2017

With reports coming out from from the Auckland City Council that areas of the Waitakere Ranges could be closed down due to Kauri dieback. To find out more, we sit down with Dr. Cate Macinnis, a plant ecologist from the University of Auckland to talk about the Kauri dieback happening in the Waitakere ranges.

 

Loving Te Reo Māori for thirty years

Loving Te Reo Māori for thirty years Loving Te Reo Māori for thirty years , 18.51 MB
Mon 14 Aug 2017

This month marks 30 years of Te Reo Māori being an official language of New Zealand. To celebrate this milestone, reporter Sam Smith spoke to one of the language’s biggest proponents Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi.

To boot camp, or not to boot camp?

To boot camp, or not to boot camp? To boot camp, or not to boot camp? , 14.51 MB
Mon 14 Aug 2017

National’s latest policy proposal ooks to crack down on young offenders by sending them to military styled boot camps to train alongside soldiers. 95bFM reporter Sam Smith spoke to Katie Bruce, director of youth justice advocacy group Just speak about her views on National’s ‘boot camp’ policy.

The Wire with Joel: Monday 24th August

The Wire with Joel: Monday 24th August The Wire with Joel: Monday 24th August, 106.67 MB
Mon 14 Aug 2017

Today on the Wire host Joel worked with producers Jack and Sam. They talked to youth justice advocacy group JustSpeak’s Katie Bruce about National's new policy to get tough on youth crime by sending young offenders to a military style boot camp. We spoke to Green Party leader James Shaw about the National party’s new youth offending policies as well, and we discussed the rebranding of the Green Party. We had Southern Cross with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt, who talked to Stephanie and Kenneth Tapungu from Papua New Guinea about what transpired in the country's recent 2017 general election. We sat down with Cate Macinnis, a plant ecologist from the University of Auckland to talk about the Kauri dieback happening in the Waitakere ranges. Finally we celebrate 30 years of Te Reo Maori being an official language of New Zealand.

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 13th of August, 2017

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 13th of August, 2017 This Week's Bits: Sunday, 13th of August, 2017, 36.7 MB
Sun 13 Aug 2017

This week Hannah gives you the lowdown of everything that happened within the Green Party leading up to co-leader Metiria Turei's resignation. 

Neighbourhood Watch: Same-sex postal vote and sea bug bites

Neighbourhood Watch: Same-sex postal vote and sea bug bites Neighbourhood Watch: Same-sex postal vote and sea bug bites, 9.54 MB
Fri 11 Aug 2017

Our weekly chat with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide, talks to us about the goings-on from accross the ditch: The same-sex postal vote has been extended to 2 weeks, 1 week longer than what is usually allowed. A Melbourne teen's leg has been bitten profusely by sea bugs, and a population rise in an endagered species of whale has been monitored.