First up on today's Wire, Jemima discusses changes to the Privacy Act and facebook with Privacy Commissioner John Edwards. Neutral Corner returns where Ben looks at US imposing tariffs. Dr Liam Martin from Victoria University discusses double bunking and prisons in Aotearoa with Lachlan. Andrew Little joins us for our weekly chat where we discuss changes to the Cirmes Act, double bunking, and the expungement of convictions for historic homosexual offences. Finally, this day in history looks at the withdrawal of US troops from Vietnam in 1973.
The Chief Ombudsmen has slammed conditions in Arohata upper Prison after an inspection last year. One of the main criticisms was plan to double bunk, meaning the cells would house two prisoners instead of one, due to the prison not being able to cope with the growing prison population. Lachlan spoke to Victoria university lecturer Dr Liam Martin about the prison, and prison conditions in Aotearoa more generally.
After Trump's move to impose tariffs on certain imports, this week's Neutral Corner contrasts the coverage given by Voice of America, established World War Two, with its more recent counterpart, China Global Television Network.
Kiera Ladner, a lecturer from the University of Manitoba on Great Turtle Island, and her students Marcus, Kenzie, Eric and Dane talk to us about their meme based participation assessment as part of an Indigenous Governance class.
Devonport's Transfer Station at their Recycling Centre had to shut down one Friday in March, after someone illegally dumped asbestos. This was the second time someone managed to get asbestos past inspection, so Mary-Margaret spoke to the Centre's managing director to ask how thorough the process is.
Jemima spoke with National Party leader Simon Bridges to get the opposition's point of view on some political issues in the news this week. They talked about the National Party reshuffle, parliamentary question time and the Labour Party talks about the end of oil exploration.
Up first on this week's Wire, Jemima chats to National party leader Simon Bridges about a number of issues including parliamentary questions and oil exploration. Then, Ben brings us neutral corner on Trump organisations being subpoenaed. Andrew LIttle joins Lachlan for their weekly chat and this week they discuss Waikeria prison, the year and a day rule and his trip to Switzerland to attend the Human Rights Council. Our Wire Worry week returns and this week we’re looking at smoking. Jemima discusses vaping and whether it is the new smoking with Massey Lecturer Dr. Penny Truman. Finally This Day in History looks at Ethiopia becoming a republic in 1975.
This Worry Week the Wire is looking at smoking issues. Jemima spoke with Massey University senior lecturer Dr Penny Truman about whether vaping is a reaonable alternative to smoking. They discussed why people are choosing to vape and whether vaping will help New Zeland reach the government's goal of Smokefree 2025.