Last week National Party Leader Judith Collins announced a Transport Package for the Upper North Island. It would include building a four-lane expressway from Whangarei to Tauranga, completing Auckland’s Rapid Transit network and building a second crossing across the Waitemataa Harbour. It is projected to cost $17 of the 31 billion dollars the party would allocate to transport projects in the next decade if elected.
Labour’s Finance Spokesperson Grant Robertson was quick to attack the proposal, saying the costing is either inaccurate, or completely lacking for some projects. Yesterday on the Wire, Jemima spoke to Julie Anne Genter from the Green Party about the issue, who also echoed some of these concerns.
Today Bronwyn spoke to National's Transport and Infrastructure Spokesman Chris Bishop to get his thoughts on these comments, as well as a better understanding of what the proposal entails.
On the Wire today, Bronwyn takes over from Lillian as host of the Wednesday Wire, joined by producer Felix in studio.
Dear Science's Marcus Jones talks the mystery of our expanding universe, “human challenge” trials for COVID-19, and universities in the United States returning to in-person study, despite the health risks.
Jessica Hopkins speaks to Ryan Wei from NZISA about concerns about the impacts our border rules are having on international student.
NZ First’s Tracey Martin talks about some of the policies announced at the party’s campaign launch over the weekend, as well as why the party wants the passing of the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill to be delayed.
Bronwyn also speaks to National MP Chris Bishop to get his response to the criticisms surrounding the party’s Upper North Island Transport Package.
Trigger warning: this piece discusses sexual harassment and assault extensively.
As reports of ex-MP Andrew Falloon's sexaully explicit messages to a teenager surface concurrently with new developments in the allegations against MP Jami-Lee Ross, Hanna investigates the scope of New Zealand's sexual harassment problem in the political sphere. She also interviewed Lisa Lawrence, President for National Council of Women of New Zealand, on why sexual harassment is so pervasive in politics, and on the wider context that informs it.
Since the 2016 election, the US Supreme Court has become a lightning rod political issue on both sides of the political divide. The Trump Administration has named two new associate justices and many court watchers expect the court to shift to the right politically and judicially. What do the decisions made by the Supreme Court in 2020 mean for the future of American politics? What is the future of the Court? And how does this influence the relationship between the Supreme Court and the other branches of government? Doug Becker speaks with Sanford Levinson, Erwin Chemerinsky, and Alison Dundes Renteln.
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Last week the government revealed its Auckland transport infrastructure plan, which will create 800 jobs through a $182 million dollar investment. Jemima Huston spoke to Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter about the announcement and how it compares to the National Party's proposed transport policy.
With the announcement last week that Judith Collins will lead the National Party as Leader of the Opposition into the upcoming election, Jemima Huston has been thinking about gender politics. Jemima speaks to political commentator, Jennifer Curtin, about how the media frames women politicians. They talk about the media coverage of Collins and Ardern going "head to head" for leadership with a comparison to Helen Clark and Jenny Shipley in 1999.
On the Wire today, Jemima speaks to Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter about the governments Auckland transport infrastructure reveal. They also discuss the National Party's multi-billion dollar transport plan.
With the announcement last week that Judith Collins will lead the National Party as Leader of the Opposition, Jemima has been thinking about gender politics. Jemima speaks to political commentator, Jennifer Curtin, about how the media frames women politicians going "head to head".
As reports of ex-MP Andrew Falloon's sexaully explicit messages to a teenager surface concurrently with new developments in the allegations against MP Jami-Lee Ross, Hanna investigates the scope of New Zealand's sexual harassment problem in the political sphere. She talks to Lisa Lawrence, President for National Council of Women of New Zealand, on why sexual harassment is so pervasive in politics.
Zoe Larsen Cumming has her weekly chat to James Shaw, this week on the Clean Energy Plan and how the Green's hope to help businesses and public services become more eco-friendly. They also talk about the new maternity fund announcement and how to improve the experiences of women and babies before, during and post child birth.
This week on the Southern Cross, Zoe Larsen Cumming interviews Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi on the anti-terror law in the Phillipines, Fiji's economic recovery budget, Bauer Media, and publications in the Solomon Islands.
On the Wire today for our regular segment with Green party co-leader James Shaw, Zoë and James spoke about the Clean Energy Plan and supporting businesses to become more eco-friendly, and the maternity fund.
On the Southern Cross, Zoë and Sri Krishnamurthi spoke on the anti-terror law in the Phillipines, Fiji's economy, Bauer Media, and publications in the Solomon Islands.
Justin Wong and Corey Fuimaono brought a report on New Zealand First's party launch.
Finally, Nirvana Halder brought a piece on neurological issues from Covid 19.