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Is the Green Party out of touch with Pacific voters?

Is the Green Party out of touch with Pacific voters? Is the Green Party out of touch with Pacific voters? , 13.81 MB
Tue 6 Jun 2017

Is the Green Party out of touch with Pacific people? Well, AUT journalism lecturer Richard Pamatatau seems to think so. In an article written for E-Tangata, Pamatatau says the Greens do not do enough to reach out to Pacific voters and that the fact only two Pacific candidates are on the list is a reflection that the party is indeed out of touch. Pamatatau says the Greens have much to learn about engaging with the Pacific population, and the list placing of Leilani Tamu (20) and Teanau Tuiono (19) is evidence of that. In the article Pamatatau also claims that Green delegates were given a special instruction by the party's general secretary to ensure 22-year-old Chloe Swarbrick secured a top place. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to Pamatatau about his claims. 

Not in our backyard: Oil and the East Coast

Not in our backyard: Oil and the East Coast Not in our backyard: Oil and the East Coast , 9.1 MB
Tue 6 Jun 2017

A group protesting seismic testing and oil drilling on the East Coast has taken their fight to the United Nations. The group, Te Ikaroa are heading to the UN Oceans Conference in New York where they will highlight how seismic testing violates indigenous rights through the disruption of local marine ecosystems. More than 80 indigenous communities have voiced their objection to seismic testing being carried out by Chevron and Statoil on the East Coast, while a petition has also been set up to remove Statoil from the area. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to Te Ikaroa spokesperson Tina Ngata about their campaign. 

Greens call on government to stand up to the US amidst official visit

Greens call on government to stand up to the US amidst official visit Greens call on government to stand up to the US amidst official visit, 12.19 MB
Tue 6 Jun 2017

In the lead up to today's visit by US secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Mack speaks with Greens co-leader James Shaw about climate change action in NZ-US relations. 

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday 6th of June, 2017

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday 6th of June, 2017 The Wire with Mack: Tuesday 6th of June, 2017, 97.84 MB
Tue 6 Jun 2017

Check out the full podcast for this week's Tuesday show, where we speak to AUT journalism lecturer Richard Pamatatau about the Green Party's lack of Pacific Voices, Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox and Te Kotahitanga co-chair Pita Tipene about the government's withdrawal from Ngāpuhi treaty settlement discussions, the organisers behind a recent NZ visit to the UN protesting oil drilling, and more. 

Umesh Perinpanayagam on the recent protest in Sri Lanka regarding missing relatives from the civil war

Umesh Perinpanayagam on the recent protest in Sri Lanka regarding missing relatives from the civil war Umesh Perinpanayagam on the recent protest in Sri Lanka regarding missing relatives from the civil war, 28.76 MB
Fri 2 Jun 2017

Umesh, a researcher at the University of Auckland talks about the current situation in Sri Lanka and the issues the Tamil people have been facing since the end of the civil war. Families have been protesting missing their missing relatives that surrendered to the government towards the end of the war, Umesh goes on to talk about his research into characterizations of genocide in Sri Lanka and the Tamil struggle.

What does debt-to-income restrictions mean for housing?

What does debt-to-income restrictions mean for housing? What does debt-to-income restrictions mean for housing?, 17.11 MB
Fri 2 Jun 2017

95bFM reporter Laura Kvigstad spoke to Alex Tarrant, a political journalist based in the Parliamentary Press Gallery in Wellington about about the Reserve Bank looking to introduce debt-to-income restrictions and what this might mean for housing.

This Weeks Bit's: Sunday 4th of June, 2017

This Weeks Bit's: Sunday 4th of June, 2017 This Weeks Bit's: Sunday 4th of June, 2017, 32.24 MB
Fri 2 Jun 2017

Hannah gives you the lowdown of the best news bits of the week including divesting from fossil fuels and the famous "Covefe". 

The Wire with Tess: Friday 2nd June, 2017

The Wire with Tess: Friday 2nd June, 2017 The Wire with Tess: Friday 2nd June, 2017, 109.34 MB
Fri 2 Jun 2017

This week, Tess and Jack chat to the Wateminz’s CEO, Paul Evans about a possible plastic bag levy, and Jack speaks to Umesh Perinpanayagam on the recent protest in Sri Lanka regarding missing relatives from the civil war. And of course, our weekly Friday feature Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide’s Nicole Wedding. National MP Jami Lee Ross is back for our weekly chat. All this and more on the Friday Wire - check out the full podcast here.

Would a plastic bag levy help us combat the fight for our environment?

Would a plastic bag levy help us combat the fight for our environment? Would a plastic bag levy help us combat the fight for our environment?, 16.4 MB
Fri 2 Jun 2017

Wasteminz’s represent the waste, resource recovery and contaminated land sectors. They conducted a National online survey of 1000 people across the whole country about the state of New Zealand’s environment. The survey found two thirds of respondents would support a levy on plastic bags if the money went to charity. 95bFM The Wire host, Tess Barnett, spoke to CEO, Paul Evans about the survey.

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 1st June, 2017

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 1st June, 2017 The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 1st June, 2017, 106.59 MB
Thu 1 Jun 2017

This week, Jogai, Harry, and Lucy chat to the Head of the AIDS Epidemiology Centre Dr Sue McCallister about yesterday's HIV statistics, and catch up with Dr Melanie Berez of Otago University to learn more about her report on sexual violence in adolescent relationships. Jogai speaks with Jaycee Tanuvasa about Auckland's thriving vogue scene and what this means for young LGBTQ Maori and Pasifika peoples in 2017, and our Thursday feature State of the States is back with Nick Sawhney. Andrew Little is also back for our weekly chat. All this and more on the Thursday Wire - check out the full podcast here.