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Last days on Manus fraught with danger

Last days on Manus fraught with danger Last days on Manus fraught with danger, 20.45 MB
Tue 31 Oct 2017

The imminent closure of Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island detention centre has many worried for the safety of hundreds of refugees refusing to leave. We speak to Dr Anna Powles from Massey University's Centre for Defence and Security Studies and refugee adovocate Tracey Barnett. 

Commemorating New Zealand's Wars

Commemorating New Zealand's Wars Commemorating New Zealand's Wars , 11.35 MB
Mon 30 Oct 2017

Saturday marked the first ever official commemoration of the New Zealand Wars. The New Zealand Wars were a series of battles that took place in the 19th century between Government troops and Maori. Lives were lost on both sides, communities terrorized, while land was confiscated in what was a defining time in this country’s short history. Commemorations to mark the wars were held around the country with gatherings taking place at some of the key sites of the battles. Sam Smith spoke to Auckland University historian Dr. Aroha Harris about the commemorations and why it is important that we remember this time of our history.

Eminem 1 - National 0

Eminem 1 - National 0 Eminem 1 - National 0, 13.19 MB
Mon 30 Oct 2017

Last week the outcome of the long-running Eminem vs the National party copyright case was announced with the judge awarding the American rapper’s publishing company $600,000 after ruling that the political party violated the rapper’s copyright for his hit song Lose Yourself. The track in question was called Eminem Esque, which was purchased by the party from music production company Beatbox for their 2014 election campaign ad. The judge ruled the song was significantly similar to Lose Yourself, enough to see National penalized. Sam Smith spoke to Auckland University musicologist Kirsten Zemke who gave evidence on behalf of National in the case about the outcome and what this means for music copyright.

 

The Wire with Joel: Monday 30th October

The Wire with Joel: Monday 30th October The Wire with Joel: Monday 30th October, 97.45 MB
Mon 30 Oct 2017

Joel and producer Sam Smith took on The Wire for October 30th. Sam talked to Auckland University senior lecturer Dr Aroha Harris about the first annual commemoration of the NZ wars. Joel chatted to Green Party leader James Shaw about party donations as well as a call for action on the Manus Island detention centre.For the Pacific News segment, Southern Cross, Joel talked with AUT Pacific Media Centre’s Kendall Hutt and PhD Student Stephanie Tapungu about the prevalence of gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea. Producer Sam Smith also talked to Auckland University Musicologist Kirsten Zemke about the outcome of the National Party Eminem copyright case, and what it means for copyright law.

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 29th of October, 2017

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 29th of October, 2017 This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 29th of October, 2017, 14 MB
Sun 29 Oct 2017

The Digital Dilemma

The Digital Dilemma The Digital Dilemma , 24.3 MB
Fri 27 Oct 2017

A recent survey conducted by Microsoft shows that 76% of New Zealanders expect their employers to close the digital gap. Producer Laura talks with Microsoft’s Office Productivity Business Group Leader,  Mark Walton, on how the digital age is affecting workplaces in New Zealand.

 

Scott Figenshow(s) the Wire the benefits of community housing

Scott Figenshow(s) the Wire the benefits of community housing Scott Figenshow(s) the Wire the benefits of community housing , 19.97 MB
Fri 27 Oct 2017

Producer Conor Chats Community Housing with Scott Figenshow from Community Housing Aotearoa, about how community housing projects can play a big part in the housing Kiwis under the new government.

Counting down to plastic bag free 2018

Counting down to plastic bag free 2018 Counting down to plastic bag free 2018, 9.38 MB
Fri 27 Oct 2017

James Walker, Countdown Spokesperson, chats to Kelly about the supermarket chain's recent initiative to ban the single-use plastic bag by the end of 2018. They chatted implementation stratergy and why the ban is not immediate. 

Labouring over the TPPA

Labouring over the TPPA Labouring over the TPPA, 16.57 MB
Thu 26 Oct 2017

Lachlan spoke with Dr Jane Kelsey from the University of Auckland Law School about Labour's involvement in the new TPPA deal without the United States.

Who's who in the new cabinet

Who's who in the new cabinet Who's who in the new cabinet, 17.09 MB
Thu 26 Oct 2017

Lachlan discussed Jacinda Ardern's recent portfolio appointments with political commentator Rod Oram. They also talk about NZ First's 13 positions along with how the Green party fits in.