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NZ aid revealed to have been sent to North Korea

NZ aid revealed to have been sent to North Korea NZ aid revealed to have been sent to North Korea, 5.37 MB
Tue 13 Jun 2017

It’s been revealed New Zealand sent over $200,000 towards North Korea aid until it was cut off last year. We talk to the Taxpayers Union, the group behind the revelations, about their claims that this was a waste of expenditure.

Research reveals increasing rates of elder abuse

Research reveals increasing rates of elder abuse Research reveals increasing rates of elder abuse , 25.94 MB
Tue 13 Jun 2017

As elder abuse awareness week approaches new research into aged residential care is being released. Our reporter Katie Doyle spoke to Doctor Polly Yeung from Massey University about her new study into residential care in New Zealand, abuse and the upcoming release of a national care indicators programme which will help to protect elderly people in New Zealand.

 

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday June 13, 2017

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday June 13, 2017 The Wire with Mack: Tuesday June 13, 2017, 112.14 MB
Tue 13 Jun 2017

Check out the full podcast for this week's Tuesday show, where we speak to Labour leader Andrew Little, political commentator Bryce Edwards and Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox about Labour's new immigration policy, the Taxpayers Union's Jordan Williams about his claims New Zealand wasted aid money which was sent to North Korea, Auckland artist Zoe James about her painting using menstrual blood to raise awareness, and more. 

Menstrual art for a cause

Menstrual art for a cause Menstrual art for a cause , 10.65 MB
Tue 13 Jun 2017

Auckland artist Zoe James is making waves with her new painting, created using menstrual blood. The piece named “An Expensive Habit” is a political statement against the controversial ‘tampon tax’ which sees female sanitary items sold as luxury items rather than basic necessities. Katie Doyle spoke to Zoe about her work and an upcoming event to raise awareness about how the tax affects women who are struggling financially. 

 

UN calls for Afghan inquiry

UN calls for Afghan inquiry UN calls for Afghan inquiry, 13.07 MB
Mon 12 Jun 2017

After the publication of Hit and Run by investigative journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson, various calls were made for an inquiry. Now, the United Nations Committee Against Torture has joined them, asking the New Zealand government to "please indicate what measures the state party has put in place to ensure that all allegations relating to 'Operation Burnham' will be fully investigated and addressed."

For more, bfm Producer Kelly spoke with Amnesty International's Sarah Agnew, and asked her how these latest developments unfolded.

 

A wet house for Wellington's homeless

A wet house for Wellington's homeless A wet house for Wellington's homeless, 13 MB
Mon 12 Jun 2017

The Wellington City Council and other partners are set to open the first wet house in New Zealand where homeless people suffering from alcohol addiction will be allowed to consume alcohol in a safe permanent shelter whilst undergoing rehab. 95bFM Producer Reuben McLaren speaks with Director of Wellington DCM (Downtown Community Ministry) Stephanie McIntyre about the project. 

Election in the UK: Where to from here?

Election in the UK: Where to from here? Election in the UK: Where to from here?, 19.06 MB
Mon 12 Jun 2017

Although Theresa May's conservative party remains the largest in the parliament of the United Kingdom, they have failed to reach a majority. Will they be able to reach a consensus with smaller parties? Or will the UK soon be plunged into another election?

For a quick debrief, host Amanda is joined by producers Ben and Reuben in studio.

Jewish anti-occupation group Dayenu

Jewish anti-occupation group Dayenu Jewish anti-occupation group Dayenu, 39.07 MB
Mon 12 Jun 2017

It's been 50 years since the Israeli occupation of Palestine began. Host of The Wire Amanda Jane Robinson speaks to Avigail Allan from Jewish anti-occupation group Dayenu about the conflict and the group. 

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 12th June 2017

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 12th June 2017 The Wire with Amanda: Monday 12th June 2017, 109.62 MB
Mon 12 Jun 2017

This week on The Monday Wire, we speak to the Director of Wellington Downtown Community Ministry Stephanie McIntyre about a new Wellington wet house, we take a look at the history of the Israel occupation of Palestine with Jewish anti-occupation activist group Dayenu, we speak with AUT Pacific Media Centre’s Kendall Hutt live for all the latest in Pacific News for Southern Cross. We also speak with Amnesty International's Sarah Agnew about the UN calling for an inquiry into allegations made by investigative journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson in 'Hit and Run'. And finally, we have a wee discussion about the results of the UK election.

Can Wellington's new housing initiative solve Auckland's housing crisis?

Can Wellington's new housing initiative solve Auckland's housing crisis? Can Wellington's new housing initiative solve Auckland's housing crisis?, 27.44 MB
Fri 9 Jun 2017

As Wellington begins to feel the strain on housing, we look at the council's new proposal to refurbish under utilised houses into inner city apartments and how this iniative could be adopted amidst Auckland's housing crisis. 95bFM producer Jack Marshall talks with the city's Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle, about the in's and out's of how this programe will work.