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Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a critical look at the exclusive-ness of the 'Kiwi bloke', and is now the News Director at 95bFM after volunteering since early 2014. In her spare time she'll be catching up on reading all the Noam Chomsky and Charles W. Mills books she wasn't able to in the past 5 five years of tertiary education, trying to make her second documentary film and lifeguarding at Bethells Beach. Ko Te Reo Māori te reo tuatahi a Lillian, he wahine Pākehā nō Aotearoa, Lillian is Pākehā and her first language is Māori. This upbringing highly influences the way she tells stories on the radio.
2019 marks the 250th anniversary of when Captain James Cook arrived in Aotearoa. Tuia 250, is commemorating the first onshore meetings between Māori – the tangata whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand – and Pākehā in 1769–70. The commerations have been met with mixed responses, taking place at the arrival of the Endeavour yesterday. Tuwhenuaroa spoke to Owen Lloyd, Chairman of the Tairawhiti District Māori Council, who has a deep connection to te Tairawhiti on both his Pakeha and Maori side. He has very different views to those expressed by many maori in the mainstream media, so I began the interview by asking him about his own personal take on the Tuia 250 commemorations, and about the response of protestors like his colleague Marise Lant.
On Dear Science with AUT’s Marcus Jones, it’s Nobel Prize week and we discuss some of the achievements being recognised by the scientific community
Tuwhenuaroa spoke to Owen Lloyd, Chairman of the Tairawhiti District Māori Council about Tuia 250, and the protests that took place in Gisbourne
William talked to Nation Secretary of the Public Service Association Glenn barclay about the recent announcement of a budget surplus from the government.
Lillian spoke to Saharawi resistance spokesperson Tecber Ahmed Saleh who works for the Ministry of Health in the Saharawi refugee camps about the implications of NZ importing 70 percent of its phosphate from Western Sahara through Morocco
The Office of the Children’s Commissioner has relseased a report into youth residential care facilities. The Hard Place to be Happy reportcontains children’s experiences of living in the institutions in their own words, with much of it making for harrowing reading. The facilities are largely run by Oranga Tamariki, who have indicated possible changes to the system in the future. Lachlan spoke with Children’s commissioner ANdrew Becroft about the report.
This week on the Monday Wire, Sherry and Bronwyn bring us a report on the anti-white supremacy protest on Friday at the University of Auckland. Southern Cross is back with the latest news from across the Pacific. Lachlan speaks to Children's Commissioner, Andrew Becroft, about the "Hard Place to Be Happy" report on youth residential care. Jemima wraps it up with a conversation with Green Party co-leader James Shaw about lowering the voting age and the government's decision to drop the "family link" refugee policy.
Last year, a 72-year-old former police officer named Joseph D’Angelo was arrested for a spate of rapes and murders attributed to the elusive Golden State Killer between 1976 and 1986. D’Angelo’s arrest has raised profound questions about ethical uses of DNA and how popular DNA testing and genealogical services can be used or misused without the user’s knowledge. Maria Armoudian speaks to Ellen Wright Clayton, Mark Rothstein, and Dennis McNevin about how DNA and other private data can be used and misused in law enforcement, healthcare and employment.
On the 4th of October, the Auckland University clocktower was occupied by students calling for the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon regarding his complacency in protecting students against white supremacy. This arose after stickers and posters promoting a white-nationalist group was spotted, and McCutcheon cited the incident as ‘unfortunate’ but protected by free speech.
Bronwyn Wilde headed to the protest and spoke to some of the protestors: AUSA Women’s rights Anamika Harirajh, AUSA president George Barton, Green MP Golriz Ghaharama, and students Gabriella Brayne and Israa Falah.