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Hills On The Petrol Hike

Hills On The Petrol Hike Hills On The Petrol Hike, 17.76 MB
Mon 9 Apr 2018

Auckland Mayor Phill Goff’s proposed a 10c levy on every litre of petrol to pay for significant changes to transport has been backed by Labour. The first reading of the regional fuel tax bill happened in Parliament at the end of March, and it will now move to a select committee. Mary-Margaret talked to councillor Richard Hills about what this tax will do for our transport system, and where Mayor Goff’s goal for a fuel tax came from.

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 9th April

Monday Wire 09.04.18.mp3 mp3, 81 MB
Mon 9 Apr 2018

Reuben McLaren speaks to newly elected Green Party co-lear Marama Davidson about what her leadership will mean for the party, how the Greens will hold the government to account and what is to be made from Immigration New Zealand’s alleged racial profiling.

Lucy Austin finds out about New Zealand's prospects with Brexit on the horizon and what it could mean for trade and our economy. She has a chat to trade, finance and economic development minister David Parker.

It’s Wire Worry Week and we’re focussing on public transport. Mary-Margaret speaks to Auckland Councillor Richard Hills about the regional fuel tax and what it will do for the transport system.

Lastly, we have The Southern Cross with Jean Bell in studio where we’ll get a run down on the big stories from the Asia pacific Region.

Marama Davidson on holding the government to account & Immigration New Zealand’s alleged racial profiling

Greens DAVIDSON 09.04.18.mp3 mp3, 13.86 MB
Mon 9 Apr 2018

Reuben McLaren has a chat to the new Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about what her leadership will mean for the party, how the Greens will hold the government to account and what is to be made from Immigration New Zealand’s alleged racial profiling.

How will BREXIT effect New Zealand Trade?

How will BREXIT effect New Zealand Trade? How will BREXIT effect New Zealand Trade?, 10.22 MB
Mon 9 Apr 2018

Before the Uk entered into the EEC the Uk was New Zealand's number one trade partner receiving up to 90% of exports. 

With Brexit nearing could we see this trade relationship reblossum and what will it mean for New Zealand?

I spoke to Trade Minister David Parker to find out where the negotiations are up to so far. 

Activity Schools see increase in Mental Health issues

Activity Schools see increase in Mental Health issues Activity Schools see increase in Mental Health issues, 9.29 MB
Fri 6 Apr 2018

Producer Will talks to director of Auckland secondary school center Sharon Fernee about the increasing issues being faced by Activity schools in regards to mental health issues. The schools act as a place where students who are seen to be at risk or have learning difficulties can go to get more support, but as Fernee says, the support being supplied is becoming hard to undertake.

Slam-Duncan: investigative journalism

Slam-Duncan: investigative journalism Slam-Duncan: investigative journalism, 14.26 MB
Fri 6 Apr 2018

Kelly chatted to Duncan Greive, founder and managing editor of The Spinoff, about the progression of his crowdfunding campaign to support longform investigative journalism in new Zealand. He tells us why this kind of journalism is of critical importance. 

Is the UN rights?

Is the UN rights? Is the UN rights?, 24.14 MB
Thu 5 Apr 2018

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights released their concluding observations on the rights of New Zealanders. In it, they recommend legislative change that incorporates more rights and focusing on ensuring the BORA and Treaty of Waitangi are considered more in legislation. Lachlan spoke with Edwina Hughes from Peace Movement Aotearoa about the report.

Neutral Corner: HR today, Bolton tomorrow?

Neutral Corner: HR today, Bolton tomorrow? Neutral Corner: HR today, Bolton tomorrow?, 130.03 MB
Thu 5 Apr 2018

With the suprise dismissal of White House National Security Advisor HR McMaster, and the acension of John Bolton to the role, Neutral Corner contrasts the coverage given by Bolton's former employer, Fox News, and by PressTV, owned by one of the countries the former UN ambassador has labelled as a major enemy of the USA, the Islamic Republic of Iran.

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan, 23.74 MB
Thu 5 Apr 2018

Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their weekly chat where they discuss Chris Finlayson's bill that would allow judges greater protection, bail law, and his view on Aotearoa becoming a republic.

Moving out of mum's house. Should Aotearoa become a republic?

Moving out of mum's house. Should Aotearoa become a republic? Should Aotearoa become a republic?, 21.5 MB
Thu 5 Apr 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently said she believes Aotearoa will become a republic in her lifetime. However, when John Key was Prime Minister he said it was unlikely this would happen. Lachlan spoke with Savage from New Zealand Republic about the chances of it happening, and what form it would take.