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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.
Maya Newell is an Australian director visiting NZ as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival. Her film, In My Blood it Runs follows the story of a young aboriginal boy Dujuan - a child-healer, a good hunter and fluent in three languages. And yet, at school, the teachers say he is failing as his strength and talents go unnoticed. He is also facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and police in a climate that saw proof of torture occurring in a youth detention facility in Don Dale. The film is made in collaboration with Dujuan's family as he navigates an education system that is set up for him to fail. Lillian Hanly spoke with director Maya Newell and started by asking her to describe the film.
Damon Gameau is a father and filmmaker. He is the director of film 2040 which is playing in the film festival. The film looks into possible ways of reducing carbon emissions, amongst other environmentally friendly initiatives, that exist right now as a means of making the world a better place in 2040 for future generations. Lillian Hanly speaks to him at length about the issues the film speaks to. Lillian starts by asking why he made the film.
The protection of Ihumatao continues against police eviction his week, with protectors in high spirit, participating in the strong actions at the whenua. The kaupapa of rongo, peace, has been upheld through the entirety of the campaign, and remains today.
On Tuesday evening, Pania Newton, the activist who has been devoted to this cause along with her cousins & whanau, delivered this news to those who stood in pride. Louis went along yesterday afternoon to talk with those campaigning along with the SOUL movement.
This week, the Broadcasting Standards Authority released new research looking into the impact sex and nudity on our TV screens, have on children. The review found some studies found nudity on screen that is educational can provide a positive context for sexuality education. But, it also found that a large number of studies concluded that exposure to such media impacts on the attitudes and behaviours of children and young people.
Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to BSA Chief Executive, Belinda Moffat - and started by asking her what the research tells us.
For years now, the development of Ihumātao has been a contentious topic for everyone involved. In 2014 Auckland City, using the Special Housing Areas Act, designated 32 hectares adjacent to the Ōtuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve as a 'Special Housing Area'. This decision has since divided both iwi and public opinion. Here are a few segments dedicated to this, firstly the history of Ihumātao, then the Prime Minister commenting on the issue, an excerpt from a speech made by organiser Pania Newton, and some live coverage and discussion around what was happening at the site on the morning of the 24th July - the day after Fletcher officials and NZ Police moved onto the site to serve an eviction notice.
On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk about permanent liquid magnets, storing data in music, and new research showing a possible link between spicy food and dementia.
Tuwhenuaroa was at Ihumātao this morning so he will give us some background info and an update as to what has been happening there after Fletcher officials and police moved onto the land yesterday morning.
And we have Fletcher Tabuteau back for NZ First talking about gun law reform and Ihumātao