With the news media focussing on sexual violence stories currently, Jemima spoke to HELP's executive director Kathryn McPhillips. They discussed the media's portrayal of sexual violence and what changes need to be made in New Zealand on this issue. HELP is Auckland's specialist provider of support for sexual abuse and assault survivors.
Producer Lisa Boudet has a report on the evolution of the situation in the Eastern Ghouta region of Syria, which has been the theatre of intense fights between the loyalist forces of Bachar Al Assad’s regime and various rebel groups. Boudet speaks with Otago University Professor William Harris.
The NZ Defence Force has admitted that they were in fact operating in the area in Afghanistan outlined by the book Hit and Run released last year. The book stated that six civilians, including a three-year-old, were killed and 15 others were injured because of this operation. At the time of release, the defence force stated that they were not operating in that area at all. Lillian Hanly spoke with Nicky Hager, co-author of hit and run to find out more.
Canterbury University's Associate Professor of human interface technology, Christoph Bartneck, has found racism in the production, distribution and consumption of robots. Mary-Margaret asked him about his findings in a report he published alongside international academics.
Ngapuhi hosted the first ever Commemoration of the New Zealand Wars over the weekend. Minister Kelvin Davis, Carmel Sepuloni and Willie Jackson all visited The Bay of Islands for the first day of remembrance. Mary-Margaret spoke to Minister Jackson about how this advancement is necessary.
Producer Will Parsonson brings us a report talking about the impacts of the recent sexual harrasment scandal to rock one of New Zealands largest law firms. He explores the releationship between the information that has come to light about Russel McVaegh and the recent complaints about the nature of law camps.
This Day in History takes us back to 1965, for an announcement by President Lyndon Baird Johnson that a contingent of Marines had been deployed to support the Southern Republic of Vietnam against its Northern enemy.
Our Wire Worry Week topic this week is Student life. Lachlan spoke with Robert Whitaker from Renters united about the state of renting in Aotearoa. Jemima canvassed the University of Auckland student body to get their view.
On the Wire today Lachlan speaks with Tania Mead from Just Speak about prisoner voting rights. Our Wire Worry Week topic is Student life and we tackle renting with Robert Whitaker from Renters United and jemima gets the view from campus. Andrew Little joins us to discuss the Ngāpuhi settlement and bail information. The President of the National Council of Women Vanisa Dherutalks to Jemima about International WOmen's day. Finally, ben brings us this day in history on the officical deployment of U.S. combat troops to Vietnam in 1965.