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Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a wannabe exposé on John Key, and is now the News Director at bFM 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.
Recently a ‘homeless count’ was undertaken with the idea of providing a snapshot of the minimum number of people experiencing unsheltered and temporary homelessness at one point in time. It was called, Ira Mata, Ira Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count - the name recognises that each person embodies those who have come before them and those in the future. It reflects that a person is not defined by their homelessness and that people who are homeless are valued – they ‘count’. Funded by Auckland Council and implemented by the Housing First Auckland collective, it was the first time a street count has happened in NZ. Today is World Homeless Day and the findings of the count have been announced, Lillian Hanly takes us through those findings.
The University of Auckland welcomed their new Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori on Tuesday. Professor Cindy Kiro was embraced by staff and students alike, at a very packed and cramped Waipapa marae. Originally from Whangarei of Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Hine descent, and a staunch advocate for Maori academia, Prof. Kiro is taking over from Matua Jim Peters, who has held the position since 2006. Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira went down to the marae yesterday and spoke to a few people at the pōwhiri about what the position Prof. Kiro is undertaking means to them, and what they are hopeful for in the future.
It's Mental Health Awareness week, and Ben is talking about stigma with a mother who lost her son. It’s Worry Week on the Wire once again and we are learning about cultural appropriation; Fashion Nova recently released a geisha inspired costume, so we are speaking to a faculty member of Auckland University’s Japanese department. In his international segment this week, we are learning about the Brazilian election. And finally, for the Green Desk this week, we chat about gene-editing and a discussion paper to get people talking.
Fashion Nova recently released a geisha inspired costume; an assembly of their version of a kimono, sash, and hair sticks. Originally, they spelt geisha incorrectly, and some reports say it was first being labelled as a "sexy" geisha costume. The University of Auckland’s senior Japanese lecturer Rumi Sakamoto joined us to discuss.
This week, Conor looks at the Brazil election, the issues around it and explores their political history to understand who is voting and why they are voting the way they are. We also look at who makes up the Brazilian election and the vastly different outcomes people may face depending on the result