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Winston vs Labour? Ben Thomas breaks down the coalition drama: August 8, 2019

Winston vs Labour? Ben Thomas breaks down the coalition drama: August 8, 2019 Winston vs Labour? Ben Thomas breaks down the coalition drama: August 8, 2019, 16.6 MB
Thu 8 Aug 2019

Is there chaos in the coalition? Yesterday, NZ First ministers revealed they were planning to take the issue of abortion law reform to the public, with a referendum. And yet, NZ First Minister Tracey Martin said that this was never a discussion raised during conversations on the matter. Add to that Labour’s Andrew Little, who has been working on this Bill for around a year, says he was taken by surprise with the announcement that NZ First would push for a referendum. So, what does it all mean for the government? Commentator Ben Thomas is here to break it down. Host Stewart Sowman-Lund starts by asking him how serious this all is.

 

The Wire with Stewart: August 8, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: August 8, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: August 8, 2019, 100.52 MB
Thu 8 Aug 2019

It's The Thursday Wire with Stewart Sowman-Lund and Deb Rawson!

This week:

  • The Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has lashed out at coalition partner Labour, over their handling of the abortion law debate. Commentator Ben Thomas breaks down what this means for the government.
  • Plus, the Official Cash Rate dropped yesterday by 50 basis points… double market expectations. But what is the official cash rate? And why should we care that it’s dropped. Economist Shamubeel Eaqub explains it in language we can all, hopefully, understand.
  • After that, Justice Minister Andrew Little is here for his weekly catch-up. Stewart asks him whether he was blindsided by Winston Peters’ talk of a referendum on abortion use.
  • Then, as protests at Ihumatao continue, Deb asks what this all means from a legal perspective.
  • And finally - we’ll catch up with our Australian Correspondent to get all the latest news from across the ditch in Neighbourhood Watch!

It's The Thursday Wire! 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 7th, 2019

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 7th, 2019 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 7th, 2019, 32.07 MB
Wed 7 Aug 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk about rogue molecules, less money for glyphosate cancer rulings and an allegedly boring element

Report: New Zealand Solidarity with Hong Kong: August 7, 2019

Report: New Zealand Solidarity with Hong Kong: August 7, 2019 Report: New Zealand Solidarity with Hong Kong: August 7, 2019, 2.92 MB
Wed 7 Aug 2019

Justin Wong gives an update on the rally at the University of Auckland on the 6th of August, in solidarity with Hong Kong.

I/V w/ Para Kore: August 7, 2019

I/V w/ Para Kore: August 7, 2019 I/V w/ Para Kore: August 7, 2019, 13.53 MB
Wed 7 Aug 2019

Sherry Zhang speaks with general manager of Para Kore, Jacquis Forbes. Para Kore is an organisation working toward education around how to best manage waste. They are also working especially with marae. This was part of Sherry’s investigation into waste, and is timely now because Para Kore are actually the ones monitoring all the waste at Ihumātao. Sherry started by asking what Para Kore is.

I/V on the 'climate of ignorance': August 7, 2019

I/V on the 'climate of ignorance': August 7, 2019 I/V on the 'climate of ignorance': August 7, 2019, 9.93 MB
Wed 7 Aug 2019

Joel Rindelaub is a research fellow at the University of Auckland, he’s currently studying applications of analytical chemistry, whether it’s environmental concerns or forensic science. Recently, he wrote a piece in Newsroom called Why Sources Matter in a Climate of Ignorance? It talked about a so-called climate expert who was not in fact a climate expert. An excerpt from the piece reads as follows: “Not only does he propagate material that misrepresents our current understanding of science, he has also displayed ethically dubious behaviour while doing so.” Lillian Hanly got Joel into the studio to have a chat and started by asking him why he wrote the piece.

This is topical because only this morning National MP Chris Penk tweeted in regards to the abortion reform legislation announcement, “Sure, we expected some changes but nothing so extreme (/cruel?) as liberalising abortion right up to birth.” Which is just blatantly incorrect. 

When questioned on this, leader of the National Party Simon Bridges told Radio NZ, ‘one person’s misinformation is another person’s fact’.

Update on Ihumātao: August 7, 2019

Update on Ihumātao: August 7, 2019 Update on Ihumātao: August 7, 2019, 5.79 MB
Wed 7 Aug 2019

Tuwhenuaroa was out at Ihumātao on Wednesday 7th August, and is live in studio to give us a bit of an update

The Wire with Lillian: August 7, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: August 7, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: August 7, 2019, 112.02 MB
Wed 7 Aug 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk about rogue molecules, less money for glyphosate cancer rulings and an allegedly boring element.

Justin gives us an update on the rally at uni yesterday in solidarity with Hong Kong.

Tuwhenuaroa was out at Ihumātao this morning, and is live in studio to give us a bit of an update.

Joel Rindelaub, a research fellow here at the university, talks to Lillian about the importance of naming your sources when it comes to climate crisis research.

And Sherry speaks to Jacqui Forbes, general manager of Para Kore about waste minimisation.