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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.
The government has accepted 38 out of 40 of the recommendations made by the mental health and addiction inquiry report. Olivia Holdsworth spoke to NZ Union of Students' Associations National President James Ranstead about how recommendations and began by asking how the union feels about about the government’s response to the mental health and addiction inquiry.
Stewart speaks to technology commentator, Paul Brislen, about how the hack that enabled the National Party to access budget details early could have occured. They also discuss how National was able to leak Budget details without anyone in the government knowing.
Another angle to this whole budget debacle is the PR side. Who is responsible for the blunder, or at least, who has to take the fall. Former political PR person Ben Thomas knows a lot about all of that, Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to him and asked him just how bad this all is for the government.
Yesterday Sherry went down to the teachers strike in Aotea Sqaure, to talk to some of the teachers involved in the protest. She gives us the highlights of her favourite signs and asks the teachers what they hope to change after the strikes. It will be interesting to see if and how this is reflected in the budget. This is the third strike from primary school teachers, and the first one involving secondary school teachers. Sherry gives us an overview of the protests so far.
Host Stewart chats to Labour Minister Andrew Little. This week, it’s all budget - whose heads should roll for the supposed leak, which portfolios are getting a good investment, and has Labour had to sell out to New Zealand First. Have a listen.
‘This is where I live’ is an art exhibition opening tonight at Merge Cafe on K rd. The project is an international exchange of art created by people who have experienced homelessness. Sherry talks with the curator Clare Caldwell on the exchange of Art from different cities, the importance of showing the perspective of our Homeless community, the paradigm shifts she hopes in our dialogues around supporting them and the role of visual art.
Sherry Begins by asking Clare how she is feeling with the opening of the exhibition.
The exhibition opens tonight, Wednesday the 29th of May from 5 to 7 If anyone would like to visit the artworks, at Lifewise merge cafe on Krd. This will be running will the twelth of June, and the cafe is open from 7am to 2pm.
50,000 secondary and primary school teachers are striking today, with 15,000 in Aotea square. The strikes affect seven hundred and seventy three thousand students. The teachers strike is the largest in New Zealand so far, and involves two unions, the NZEI and the Post Primary teachers Association. However, the government is insisting it will not increase the total value of it’s offers of more than 1.2 billion over four years. Sherry reports live from the protest in Aotea square.