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Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results

Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results, 21.41 MB
Mon 18 Dec 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centres Kendall Hutt stopped by the studio to discuss COP23 negiations and what impact they have in the Pacific, Tongas political Monarchy vs Parliment situation and also the outcome of elections which took place in the Solomon Islands.  

Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia

Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia, 13.32 MB
Sat 16 Dec 2017

This week on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide: 

The YES campign has won the same sex marriage postal vote, and bills are now being brought into Parliament for discussions. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is asking New Zealand to back off from the Manus Island crisis and spend the proposed humanitarian money elsewhere. And finally, new technology is being tested in Brisbane for a mobile parcel carrying robot. 

Wide-scale Wellington train strikes

Wide-scale Wellington train strikes Wide-scale Wellington train strikes, 21.41 MB
Thu 14 Dec 2017

Train workers in Wellington will strike for 24 hours starting early Thursday morning, over longstanding contract conditions.

This will be the largest industrial action taken on the railways of Wellington since 1994 and up to 30,000 rail passengers are likely to be effected.

This is not the first strike in recent times over this issue, with a two hour strike having taken place in during October this year.

Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary, Wayne Butson, told Radio New Zealand that industrial action was the only alternative after months of negotiations..

Reuben McLaren spoke to Wayne Butson to find out more.

 

Te Kuha Coal mine- An explanation

Te Kuha Coal mine- An explanation Te Kuha Coal mine- An explanation, 14.23 MB
Wed 22 Nov 2017

Producer Will speaks to Jen Miller from Forest and Bird about the Te Kuha mine that just received the go ahead from the Buller district council. The mine encroaches on conservation land raising concerns for multiple organisations due to the ecosystems that may be effected.

Responsible and Respectful Broadcasting

Responsible Reporting Responsible Reporting, 14.84 MB
Wed 22 Nov 2017

Annabelle Lee is the executive producer of The Hui, a current affairs programme that has been recognised for its careful reporting of issues that are sensationalised in other newsrooms for the reaction that they will get.

News reports over the past few weeks following the league game between Tonga and Samoa dealt with the game and the following celebrations with heated and aggressive language, almost encouraging certain racist responses through the perpetuation of certain stereotypes. Last week Sam Smith interviewed Ben Ross about those stereotypes, particularly to do with South Auckland.

Today, we hear from Annabelle about her thoughts on the implications of such language and the imbalance in reporting of different people from different reporters. I started by asking her what her response was to the reports of the league game and we spoke extensively about what reporters can do to shift this culture in mainstream newsrooms.

Artist Raukura Turei on her show SELF and how she got there

Raukura Turei Raukura Turei, 20.16 MB
Wed 22 Nov 2017

Raukura Turei, of Ngaitai ki Tāmaki and Ngā Rauru is a registered architect who has found her visual art practice a powerful tool to clearly communicate ideas without the constraints found in architecture. Turei is about to launch her first ever solo exhibition in a gallery.

Currently she has a show at Objectspace but at the beginning of next month, her own show, titled Self is her way of giving back to women around her. It offers an intimate reflection of the body, and on our embodied relationships to space and each other. The works are a cathartic meditation saturated in the female form, sitting between self expansion and self obsession.

I spoke with her for quite a long time about how she came to be an artist as well as an architect and how these works came about. If you want to hear the full interview, check out the bcasts on our website. For now, here’s a section from the interview where she tells us about the show at Objectspace, her more recent influences, and the upcoming show.

Tracey Martin on the CPTPPA and Horse Trading

Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 22.42 MB
Wed 22 Nov 2017

Tracey tells us what she's been up to this week, explains the 'horse trading' muck up last week and NZ First's stance on the CPTPPA.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 22nd November

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 104.93 MB
Wed 22 Nov 2017

On the wire today, Allan Blackman tells us how dogs can add years to a human's life, discusses what a head transplant is as opposed to a body transplant, and whether Chuck Norris will win in the courts.

Tracey Martin from NZ First tells us about their position on the newly adjusted CPTPPA and her response to the Green Party's accidental email last week. 

The West Coast Regional Council and Buller District Council today granted resource consent for the approximately 150 hectare opencast coal mine, Jen Miller from Forest and Bird tells us why this is a bad idea. 

Raukura Turei is an architect and an artist, her first solo exhibition in a gallery, SELF, opens next month. We hear about the show and her influences. 

Annabelle Lee is executive producer of The Hui and has a chat with Lillian Hanly about working toward more accurate and empathetic journalism.

Dear Science: Dogs, Dead Heads and Chuck Norris

Dear Science: Dogs, Dead Heads and Chuck Norris Dear Science: Dogs, Dead Heads and Chuck Norris , 28.2 MB
Wed 22 Nov 2017

On todays Dear Science segment, AUT's very own Allan Blackman joins us to talk about how having a canine companion may make us happier. We get into the nitty gritty of recent studies claiming to have performed head transplants on humans (SPOILER ALERT: They are already dead). And finally we talk about how Chuck Norris is sueing the big pharma companies behind gadolinium, a contrasting agent for MRI scans after he claims it effected his wifes health.

Weed killer causing antibiotic resistance

Weed killer causing antibiotic resistance Weed killer causing antibiotic resistance , 25.79 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2017

A new study out of the University of Canterbury has found a worrying link between the use of weed killers and antibiotic resistance.

Reuben McLaren speaks to a co-author of the study, Professor Jack Heinemann, to find out more.