On this week's Friday Wire...
The National Party’s, Denise Lee joins Laura Kvigstad to chat about the National Party advocating for an elite police force to target gangs. After that, they chat about Andrew Little's announcement to restore voting rights to former convicts who served three years or less in prison. Finally, they chat about the National's latest Palmerston North MP candidate, a 17-year-old youth MP, William Woods. If elected woods would be the youngest MP by three years.
After that, Laura speaks with Emmy Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about the recent report from the Independent Police Conduct Authority that ruled it was justifiable for police to shoot an armed man 12 times and why People Against Prisons Aotearoa believes the facts don’t support that conclusion.
Then, Rachel Simpson speaks with Dr. Ngarino Ellis from the University of Auckland's Art History Department about the most recent and the largest art heist in history at the Green Vault in Dresden Castle.
And Finally, Ben Goldson gives us a segment of neutral corner as he covers the recent protests in Iraq.