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The Big Q: What fundamental changes do we need from societies and the economic system to stem climate change induced collapsed? December 9, 2019

The Big Q: What fundamental changes do we need from societies and the economic system to stem climate change induced collapsed? December 9, 2019 The Big Q: What fundamental changes do we need from societies and the economic system to stem climate change induced collapsed? December 9, 2019, 35.63 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

Why do sustainable business initiatives so often fail? What fundamental changes do we need from societies and the economic system to stem climate change-induced collapsed? What economic systems might work on a planet with a finite capacity to sustain life?

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

Auckland Transport Bus Cancellations Continue: Monday 9th of December

Auckland Transport Bus Cancellations Continue: Monday 9th of December Auckland Transport Bus Cancellations Continue: Monday 9th of December, 17.14 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

First Union & New Zealand Tramways Union are striking against their employers, over rejections of pay offers from NZ Bus.

Tension began two years ago when the national government, who brought in a tendering process that made councils compile in taking the lowest paying bus operators, drove rates down by 30%. Wages were cut for bus drivers, with contracts they are locked into, & now tensions have come to ahead.

This week NZ Bus drivers were seeking better pay and conditions by refusing to collect fares last week from Monday, making it very cheap for commuters. However, this has now resulted in those drivers being suspended.

Wire producer Louis spoke to Union First’s Organisers about the strike today ...

Julie Anne Genter on Safer Speed Limits: Monday 9th of December

Julie Anne Genter on Safer Speed Limits: Monday 9th of December Julie Anne Genter on Safer Speed Limits: Monday 9th of December, 14.34 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

The government is planning on introducing new speed limits around schools, and more changes as part of their ‘Road to Zero’ Road Safety Strategy. Deb Rawson spoke with Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter about these proposed changes, and what they mean for the public.

Amnesty International on Women Human Rights Defenders: Monday 9th of December

Amnesty International on Women Human Rights Defenders: Monday 9th of December Amnesty International on Women Human Rights Defenders: Monday 9th of December, 14.38 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

November 29th was the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. On this day Amnesty International released a report highlighting how Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) are often vilified and abused for their work. 

Amnesty's Head of Global Human Rights Defenders Programme, and Head of Global Relief Programme, Guadalupe Marengo, calls in from the UK to speak with Deb Rawson about the report, and experiences of WHRDs.

The Wire with Sherry: Monday 9th of December, 2019

The Wire with Sherry: Monday 9th of December, 2019 The Wire with Sherry: Monday 9th of December, 2019, 102.58 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

This week on Monday Wire, for the weekly chat with the Green party, co-leader Marama Davidson explains the foregin donations policy and euthanasia bill. Then, Sherry speaks with dietitian Lucy Carey, author of a report publised in the New Zealand Medical Journal criticising the use of BMI tests for pre-schoolers.

Deb speaks to Amnesty’s Head of Global Human Rights Defenders Programme, Guadalupe Marengo, about Women Human Rights Defenders. She also speaks to Associate Minister of Transport Julie Ann Genter about safer speed limits being introduced around schools.

And, lastly, Louis reports on the bus strikes currently happening, and has a chat with First Union.

The Wire with Laura: 6th of December, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 6th of December, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 6th of December, 2019, 103.62 MB
Fri 6 Dec 2019

This week on the wire...

The National Party’s, Chris Penk, joins host, Laura Kvigstad to keep us up to date on all the national news. This week they discuss the National Party's concerns around governments' infrastructure spendings. Then, they chat about the foreign donations bill and the draft bill for the cannabis referendum. 

Next, Producer Rachel Simpson speaks with Minister of Health David Clark on the Cancer Control Agency.

After that,  the Commerce Commission released its report into fuel prices. Producer Murray Dennett speaks with Commerce Commission Chair, Anna Rawlings on the report's conclusion. 

Then, Rachel speaks with Terry Bellamak, Abortion Law Reform Association New Zealand National president NHS Report on Women’s Health and it’s recommendations. 

And Finally, in another segment of neutral corner, Benjamin J Goldson looks at the media treatment of the recent NATO summit and some hot mic comments about Trump. 

I/V Cancer Control Agency w/ David Clark: December 6, 2019

I/V Cancer Control Agency w/ David Clark: December 6, 2019 I/V Cancer Control Agency w/ David Clark: December 6, 2019, 4.06 MB
Fri 6 Dec 2019

The new independent Cancer Control Agency has formally opened this week, delivering on the Government’s plan to improve cancer care in New Zealand.

Rachel Simpson spoke to David Clark, the Minister of Health, about the Cancer Control Agency.

I/V Commerce Commission w/ Anna Rawlings: December 6, 2019

I/V Commerce Commission w/ Anna Rawlings: December 6, 2019 I/V Commerce Commission w/ Anna Rawlings: December 6, 2019, 5.5 MB
Fri 6 Dec 2019

With a final report by the Commerce Commission on fuel prices publicly released, 95bFM producer Murray Dennett spoke to Chairperson Anna Rawlings about their findings.

Neutral corner: December 6, 2019

Neutral corner: December 6, 2019 Neutral corner: December 6, 2019, 10.69 MB
Fri 6 Dec 2019

This week's topic is the recent NATO summit in London, England, which attracted controversy for Justin Trudeau's candid comments about American counterpart Donald Trump.

I/V NHS Report on Women’s Health and NZ Law Reform w/ Terry Bellamak: November 6, 2019

I/V NHS Report on Women’s Health and NZ Law Reform w/ Terry Bellamak: November 6, 2019 I/V NHS Report on Women’s Health and NZ Law Reform w/ Terry Bellamak: November 6, 2019, 7.21 MB
Fri 6 Dec 2019

Britain’s National Health Service, also known as the NHS, has released a report on the state of women’s health in the UK. 

The report recommends measures the NZ Ministry of Health should consider when implementing the pending abortion law reform legislation.

Rachel Simpson spoke to ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa president Terry Bellamak about how to meaningfully incorporate women's rights into the healthcare system. They discuss issues with accessiblity, privatised healthcare, and what the NHS report suggests for women's health in the future.