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The Big Q: What role does the United States play in the Israel-Palestine peace process? March 9, 2020

The Big Q: What role does the United States play in the Israel-Palestine peace process? March 9, 2020 The Big Q: What role does the United States play in the Israel-Palestine peace process? March 9, 2020, 26.18 MB
Mon 9 Mar 2020

The United States new peace plan for Israel and Palestine departs significantly from past plans. From altered borders, to decreasing the size of land for Palestine, to a lack of commitment to Palestinian sovereignty this is a new approach to peace. The proposal was immediately endorsed by Israel but rejected by Palestine. Doug Becker speaks with Brent Sasley and Fayez Hammad about the plan, how it departs from previous proposals, and whether it will serve as a foundation for future proposals.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

Default Kiwisaver Changes w/ Aaron Gilbert: March 9th, 2020

Default Kiwisaver Changes w/ Aaron Gilbert: March 9th, 2020 Default Kiwisaver Changes w/ Aaron Gilbert: March 9th, 2020, 18.72 MB
Mon 9 Mar 2020

Last week an announcement was made by the government surrounding changes to default  kiwisaver funds. In a bid to align with the zero carbon bill, in 2021 when the terms of default kiwisavers end, they will no longer be able to invest in fossil fuels or illegal weaponry. As well as this, the default funds will change from conservative to balanced, which comes with its advantages and disadvantages as discussed by Aaron Gilbert, the associate professor of finance at AUT.

The Wire with Sherry: March 9th, 2020

The Wire with Sherry: March 9th, 2020 The Wire with Sherry: March 9th, 2020, 106.27 MB
Mon 9 Mar 2020

This week on the Wire: 

Lillian Hanley speaks to Islamic Women's Council's Anjum Rahman to touch base as the anniversary of the March 15th terror attacks aproach. 

We have our weekly segment Southern Cross, with Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi on the Cristchurch Call, Coronavirus preperation in the Pacific, Press freedom in Samoa and West Papuan radio documentary 

Next, Sherry Zhang talks to Green party co-leader James Shaw about Green party spending on Air Travel, Coronavirus updates and Pest Free 2050.

Finally James Tapp speaks to associate professor of finance at AUT, Aaron Gilbert about announced changes to kiwisaver. 

Christchurch terror attacks, a year later w/ Anjum Rahman: March 9th, 2020

Christchurch terror attacks, a year later w/ Anjum Rahman: March 9th, 2020 Christchurch terror attacks, a year later w/ Anjum Rahman: March 9th, 2020, 8.94 MB
Mon 9 Mar 2020

Anjum Rahman is a spokesperson for the Islamic Women's Council. This group announced shortly after the March 15th terror attacks that they had been trying for years to warn authorities of the very real threats the Muslim community was facing. They have now told RNZ exclusively the report they gave to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the shootings. They believe 'it's likely the Christchurch mosque attacks would never have happened if the public service - including police and security agencies - had not ignored their repeated warnings.' Lillian Hanly spoke with Anjum Rahman a couple of weeks ago in the leadup to the anniversary and started by asking how she was feeling about that. 

Abortion Law Reform with Terry Bellamak

Abortion Law Reform with Terry Bellamak Abortion Law Reform with Terry Bellamak, 12.03 MB
Fri 6 Mar 2020

Sam speaks with Terry Bellamak from Abortion Law Reform Association NZ about the Abortion Legislation Bill currently before parliament. They unpack what the bill seeks to change and what the current conditions for access are. Also discussed are the ways in which the narratives around people accessing abortion influence the shift towards improved policy.

The Wire with Laura Kvigstad: 6th of March, 2020

The Wire with Laura Kvigstad: 6th of March, 2020 The Wire with Laura Kvigstad: 6th of March, 2020, 106.06 MB
Fri 6 Mar 2020

This week on the Friday Wire...

National’s Denise Lee joins Laura Kvigstad for their weekly chat.  This week they chat about National MP David Bennet's comments concerning covid 19 and the criticism the party has had from New Zealand's leading microbiologist, Souxsie Wiles.  Then they chat about the National Party's calls for a tax cut for middle-income earners to address economic concerns around the coronavirus. Finally, they chat about the protests at National's 22nd Bluegreen conference...

Then, producer, Louis Laws speaks with Emilie Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa on the Arms down Coalition & the national day of action against the police...

And finally, Sam Denne, speak with Terry Bellamak from Abortion Law Reform Association NZ about the Abortion Legislation Bill that has just passed it’s second reading. They talk about the ways in which the public conversation around law reform puts extra demands onto pregnant people to speak about highly emotional experiences they have when accessing reproductive healthcare.

Armed Response Teams & the Arms Down Coalition: Friday 6th of March

Armed Response Teams & the Arms Down Coalition: Friday 6th of March Armed Response Teams & the Arms Down Coalition: Friday 6th of March, 11.38 MB
Fri 6 Mar 2020

For the police, their mission statement on their website is for "New Zealand to be the safest country it can possibly be". However, for many New Zealanders, their view on the police isn’t quite as positive. Our justice system has been called “systematically racist” - with profiled discrimination against both Maori & Pasifika communities. 

The police themselves admit to these unconscious biases, so the announcement of arming the police, & releasing squads of armed officers onto the streets of Manukau, Waikato, & Canterbury, came with some controversy.

These teams have been deployed since late October last year, & already they’re being sent out, on average, seventy-five times a day. Militarised patrols of the police, routine traffic stops & high-risk situations.  As you can imagine, Not everyone’s happy about this…

So I got in touch with Emilie Rākete, a spokesperson for People Against Prisons Aotearoa & a member of the Arms Down Coalition, a collective of organisations & experts affected by police violence. The group's organising a national day of action - The first event Against Police Militarisation in Aotearoa.

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: March 5, 2020

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: March 5, 2020 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: March 5, 2020, 122.29 MB
Thu 5 Mar 2020

Rachel Simpson speaks to the Migrant Workers Association President about xenophobia and Shane Jones; Politics lecturer Maria Armoudian recaps Super Tuesday in the US; Mary-Margaret has another weekly catch up with Andrew Little and they discuss multiple reform developments; and Radio Adelaide’s Zoe Kounadis reports on the closure Australian Associated Press in Neighbourhood Watch

Super Tuesday with Maria Armoudian: March 5, 2020

Super Tuesday with Maria Armoudian: March 5, 2020 Super Tuesday with Maria Armoudian: March 5, 2020, 10.62 MB
Thu 5 Mar 2020

Super Tuesday has brought an acknowledgement by Bernie Sanders that his campaign hasn’t been as successful as he hoped in galvanising young voters. Mary-Margaret spoke to Maria Armoudian for a recap on the developments

Neighbourhood Watch: March 5, 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: March 5, 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: March 5, 2020, 25.14 MB
Thu 5 Mar 2020

Zoe ponders the impact of Australian Associated Press closing its doors come June and the trials for Security Guards at Manus Island seeking compensation.