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Fair Pay for Essential Workers: Friday the 8th of May, 2020

Fair Pay for Essential Workers: Friday the 8th of May, 2020 Fair Pay for Essential Workers: Friday the 8th of May, 2020, 13.7 MB
Fri 8 May 2020

Essential workers have been the backbone for New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic. They are on the frontlines every day, risking their own health in doing so. Yet for many of these workers, their jobs are based on a low-wage income, barely earning enough to live on. 

Producer Louis Laws talks with the Green Party's Workplace Relations spokesperson, Jan Logie, as well as the Council of Trade Union's President, Richard Wagstaff, on the government implementing a fair pay agreement.

 

The importance of NZ Music Month & fostering community w/ HINA: May 7, 2020

The importance of NZ Music Month & fostering community w/ HINA: May 7, 2020 The importance of NZ Music Month & fostering community w/ HINA: May 7, 2020, 11.82 MB
Thu 7 May 2020

HINA is set to release her first single, so Mary-Margaret spoke to her about being part of NZ Music Month during the first socially distanced one. She tells us about deciding to embark on creative professions in Aotearoa, and the importance of funding wananga to foster these opportunities all year long.

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: May 7, 2020

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: May 7, 2020 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: May 7, 2020, 70.4 MB
Thu 7 May 2020

Justice Minister Andrew Little joins us to discuss topics from a trans tasman bubble, transparency in legal advice to government about the lockdown, and engaging with the cannabis referendum; upcoming musician HINA tells Mary-Margaret about the importance of New Zealand Music Month to her, and why we should fund wananga and creative opportunities all year long; in Neighbourhood Watch we cross to Zoe Kounadis about Scott Morrison’s last week during COVID, including a significant idea shared with our own PM; Mary-Margaret has some questions about the fast tracking of shovel ready projects in a bill which some urban planners have queeries about, concerning public input; Jackie Clark is hosting a socially distanced fundraiser for her organisation the Aunties; and we hear todays Epidemic Response Commitee notes.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 6, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 6, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 6, 2020, 35.49 MB
Wed 6 May 2020

On Dear Science this week Allan talks us through the science (or lack of) in regards to face masks, we find out where Koala's get their water from and we say a happy 30th birthday to the Hubble Telescope - teaching us incredible things since ages ago.

Epidemic Response Committee notes: May 6, 2020

Epidemic Response Committee notes: May 6, 2020 Epidemic Response Committee notes: May 6, 2020, 10.88 MB
Wed 6 May 2020

Today’s Epidemic Response committee looked into how Covid 19 has impacted those nearing the end of their lives or suffering with serious medical conditions. Strict measures were put in place resulting in many being unable to see those they love at level four. At level three, up to 10 people are now allowed to attend a funeral and visiting those who are near the end of their lives is considered on a case by case basis. We hear from the Cancer Society, Funeral Directors of New Zealand and Hospice New Zealand.

Calls for the end of RIMPAC: May 6, 2020

Calls for the end of RIMPAC: May 6, 2020 Calls for the end of RIMPAC: May 6, 2020, 14.76 MB
Wed 6 May 2020

Emalani Case is Kanaka Maoli from Hawai’i’ and currently lecturing in the Department of Pacific Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. Emalani is part of a Cancel RIMPAC Aotearoa coalition made up of peace advocates and human rights justice seekers. They are concerned for the welfare of those in Hawai’i due to the Rim of the Pacific International Maritime war exercise that takes place every two years in Hawai’i. It is understood that NZ will be taking part in the exercise this year, as they have before, and will be sending around 300 troops. The coalition has written an open letter to the Prime Minister of Aotearoa requesting the country withdraw from the exercise and not participate. Lillian spoke to Emalani to find out more and started by asking her to explain more about what RIMPAC is.

 

Lillian reached out to the Minister for Defence to follow up but he was unavailable for an interview, providing this statement instead:

"New Zealand has regularly participated in the US-led RIMPAC exercise since it commenced in 1971. RIMPAC is the largest exercise in the world, and provides a unique training opportunity for the NZDF.  It’s a highlight for our personnel to exercise alongside our Indo-Pacific friends and partners as this exercise allows the NZDF to test a wide range of capabilities in a number of scenarios, from disaster response to maritime security operations.

COVID-19 has inevitably impacted the event and I have been advised the US is planning to continue with the exercise in a reduced format.

The NZDF is currently considering whether it is feasible for our personnel to participate and what our participation might look like."

The Wire with Lillian: May 6, 2020

The Wire with Lillian: May 6, 2020 The Wire with Lillian: May 6, 2020, 97.62 MB
Wed 6 May 2020

On Dear Science with Allan Blackman we talk about the ongoing face mask dispute between scientists, we find out how Koala’s get water and say a happy birthday to the Hubble telescope.

Felix reports on yesterday’s announcement of the trans-Tasman bubble.

Lillian speak to Emalani Case about a meeting of 26,000 military troops in Hawai’i for an exercise known as RIMPAC later this year and concerns for Covid19 transmission.

And we have our regular Epidemic Response Committee notes and today we hear how Covid 19 has impacted those nearing the end of their lives or suffering with serious medical conditions.

The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 5th May 2020

The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 5th May 2020 The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 5th May 2020, 105.21 MB
Tue 5 May 2020

Bronwyne Wilde reports on some of the submissions made to Parliament's Justice Select Committee on the bill looking to restore voting rights for some prisoners.

International Desk reports on the situation in Libya, as the internationally-recognized government rejected a call for ceasefire and a renegade general claimed he has the mandate to rule.

Laura Kvigstad and Jessica Hopkins reports on today Epidemic Response Committee.

Oscar Perress talked to Denise Bijoux of Catalyse, a network of strategic and creative professionals who enable locally-led regeneration on Community Garden.

A special This Day in History saw Conor Knell talking about the 850th anniversary since Anglo-Normans invaded Ireland.

Justin's International Desk: May 5th, 2020

Justin's International Desk: May 5th, 2020 Justin's International Desk: May 5th, 2020, 19.15 MB
Tue 5 May 2020

International Desk reports on Libya, as renegade General Khalifa Haftar declared he has a manadate to rule the country, which the internationally-backed government in Tripoli objects.

This Day In History: 5th May 2020

This Day In History: 5th May 2020 This Day In History: 5th May 2020, 24.86 MB
Tue 5 May 2020

This special edition of This Day in History looks into the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland on May 1st, 1169.  It started the English rule of the Irish isles.