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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.
Tensions between Hong kong and China continue over the protests against the extradition bill, and for universal suffrage. Students at the University of Auckland received an email last night from Vice Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon that investigations are underway concerning the fight between three chinese men and a pro-Hong Kong student on Monday. Sherry and Tuwhenuaroa talk on the recent updates in Hong Kong, the significance of white and black t-shirts, and the divisive opnions from pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong and CCP supporters in Mainland China. We also talk to 95bfm reporter Justin who witnessed the altercation.
Hands off our Tamariki, the organisation who have been calling for a halt to the removal of Māori children from their whānau, held a rally at Parliament yesterday afternoon. This was to present their letter to MPs with their demands, some of which are:
-to affirm tino rangatiratanga and the right of Māori to make decisions and control the wellbeing of tamariki and mokopuna
-that the current system overseen by the Ministry of Children be overhauled restructured in line with Kaupapa Māori and strengths based approaches that ensure tamariki remain connected to their whānau.
The rally was opened by Dame Tariana Turia and other speakers included Paora Moyle an advocate for those who have been in state care, law lecturer Khylee Quince, kaumātua Des Ratima who was present at the attempted uplift of the baby in Hawkes Bay filmed by Newsroom, and midwife Jean Te Huia who was also present at that uplift. Laura O’Connell Rapira of Action Station was one of the organisers of the rally and spoke to reporter William Boyd immediately after the event. Will started by asking how the rally went.
Justin talks about the death of Li Peng, the premier of China between 1989-1998. He was known as the "Butcher of Beijing", given his role during the crackdown of the Tiananmen Square protests on June 4th 1989.
Today we had the privilige of being joined by City Vision Waitematā Local Board candidates Graeme Gunthorp and Alexandra Bonham. We discuss what the roles they are trying for mean to them as well as their general thoughts on a few intricacies of local government.
This week on the Monday Wire, Lillian speaks to Tina Ngata, an indigeous rights activist, about the relationship between Ihumātao and Oranga Tamariki. Southern Cross is back with the latest on West Papuan and Australian media freedom. Rahul speaks to Adele Gautier from the Breast Cancer Foundation about the National Party's recently announced National Cancer Agency. Finally, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about Ihumātao, the Resource Management Act and Climate Leaders Coalition.
It is one of the most volatile international rivalries in the world, the conflict in South Asia between Pakistan and India. No issue embodies this rivalry more clearly than the region of Jammu and Kashmir. Resolving this issue would ease tensions between these two nuclear powers. What’s driving the conflict in Kashmir? Would granting the region independence lead to peace? How much is this conflict driven by local actions in the region and how much is it fueled by policies in Islamabad and New Delhi? How can we resolve it?