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The Grey Lynn 2030 Trust

The Trash to Trade Competition The Trash to Trade Competition, 16.78 MB
Tue 17 Apr 2018

Following on from last weeks piece about plastic bags, Producer Leonard Powell chats to Brigitte Sistig from The Grey Lynn 2030 Trust about their upcoming Trash to Trade competition. Sistig explains what the Trust is about and how it got started, and gives all of the interesting information about the competiton that takes place on April the 29th. 

The Wire with Conor: Tuesday 17th April

Tuesday Wire Tuesday Wire, 128.75 MB
Tue 17 Apr 2018

On The Wire today, 

Leonard talks to Grey Lynn 2030 trust member BrigitteSistig about their trust and also their trash to trade competition.

Lillian speaks with Ollin Perez Raynaud from the Feminists of Colour Club at Auckland Uni.

On the Green Desk, Producer Jack Marshall talks to apparently NZ's favourite economist Rod Oram about the Westpac Climate Change Impact Report.

Jenn Tamati speaks to the director of musical satire show Weirdo, Jane Yonge, about the issues explored in the show.

Finally, our internationally interested investigator, Conor Knell, runs us through the reopening of the Belgium Royal Museum for Central Africa

Syrian Strikes and Trump's Tweets

Syrian Strikes and Trump's Tweets Syrian Strikes and Trump's Tweets, 24.79 MB
Mon 16 Apr 2018

Late on Friday, the US, UK and France launched an airstrike in Syria, following a suspected chemical attack in the town of Douma. There has been praise for Trump following these airstrikes, and he tweeted about how proud he is of this action. With midterms coming up in November, Mary-Margaret Slack asked Professor Stephen Hoadley how much of the move is meaningful, and how much of the move is connected to the Administration’s image in the media.

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 16th April

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 16th April The Wire with Reuben: Monday 16th April, 104.28 MB
Mon 16 Apr 2018

Reuben McLaren speaks with Green party co-leader James Shaw. They chat about the government’s move to end oil exploration permits and the recent attacks on Syria.

We also have The Southern Cross with David Robie where we’ll get a run down on alleged Chinese plans to build a military base in Vanuatu, Nauru abolishing the right to appeal in court and the economic burden of diabetes in Fiji.

Lucy Austin speaks to intelligence and defense policy analyst Paul Buchanan about the recent US-led airstrikes in syria.

Mary-Margaret Slack follows up on Lucy’s interview with University of Auckland's Professor Stephen Hoadley, focussing on the role that Donald Trump plays in the Syrian airstrikes.

"Mission Accomplished"- Unraveling the US led air strike in Syria with Paul Buchanan

"Mission Accomplished"- Unraveling the US led air strike in Syria with Paul Buchanan "Mission Accomplished"- Unraveling the US led air strike in Syria with Paul Buchanan, 8.76 MB
Mon 16 Apr 2018

Over the weekend the US, Uk and France launched an air strike in Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in the town of Douma. 

The attack targeted three facilities that researched, stored and produced chemical weapons. There were no reported casulties but the attack is said to have set the chemical weapons programme back years. 

Trump declared it a sucess tweeting "Mission Acomplished" while Theresa May claimed there was "no practical alternative."

Lucy Austin spoke with indeligence and defence analyst Paul Buchanan about the recent event and its consequences. 

Labour makes an end to off-shore drilling permits

Labour makes an end to off-shore drilling permits Labour makes an end to off-shore drilling permits, 11.44 MB
Fri 13 Apr 2018

News director Lillian Hanly talks to Urs Signer who lives in Parihaka, and is a member of climate justice Taranaki.Signer talks about the impacts of removing new permits for offshore drilling and the ongoing impacts of onshore drilling

Solidarity with Palestine

Solidarity with Palestine Solidarity with Palestine, 13.09 MB
Fri 13 Apr 2018

Debbie Abbas of Palestine Solidarity NZ, explains to Kelly what the current conditions for many Palestinians trapped along the Gaza Strip are like. Debbie calls upon the government for more acknowledgement and action toward the human oppression. 

R.I.P Golden Dawn Tavern of Power (The movie)

R.I.P Golden Dawn Tavern of Power (The movie) P Golden Dawn Tavern of Power (The movie), 19.75 MB
Fri 13 Apr 2018

The Golden Dawn Tavern of Power was an Auckland music venue that many listeners would be familiar with. It has had hundreds if not thousands of local and international acts through its doors, surprising Ponsonby crowds with established, unknown, and unusual acts. Before the bar closed last month, veteran sound engineer Bob Frisbee made it his task to produce and direct a concert documentary recording every single act that performed since the start of the year. 95bFM reporter and camera operator on the doco, Joel Thomas spoke to Bob about the documentary and its significance in Auckland music.

The Future of Our Cars

The Future of Our Cars The Future of Our Cars, 13.5 MB
Fri 13 Apr 2018

Producer Laura Kvigstad talks to Bill Mackay, a university of Aucland architecture lecturer who has a unique focus on urban planning. He spells out what the future of transport could look like for Kiwis as well as the future of our cities may become.

Fuel tax: Good or bad?

Fuel tax: Good or bad? Fuel tax: Good or bad?, 6.63 MB
Thu 12 Apr 2018

For this Worry Week on the Wire we're looking at public transport. The Regional Fuel Tax ammendment bill was introduced to parliament late last month. The bill aims to raise funds for public transport infrastructures and will begin in Auckland. Jemima spoke to Ricardo Menendez March, spokesperson for Auckland Action Against Pverty about the increased fuel tax and what effect it will have on the poor.