The youth justice age was raised earlier this week to 18, meaning that all people aged 17 and under who commit minor crimes will go through the youth justice court. To find out more, bFM reporter John-Michael Swannix spoke to Justice Minister Amy Adams and Pearl Little spoke to Katie Bruce from the justice advocacy group, Just Speak.
This week, Ximena speaks to Jason about how the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline has come to a standstill (for now), and also about some of the concerning cabinet appointments president elect Donald Trump has made so far.
A new review by senior a Auckland archaeologist, Ian Lawlor, challenges draft archaeological work, commissioned by Fletcher, for its application to Heritage New Zealand for an authority to modify and destroy archaeological sites located within the proposed development at Ihumātao. Lawlor’s report states that there is physical and documentary evidence to indicate that major stone wall structures on land at Ihumātao were created by local Māori prior to European settlement of the area, contrary to the report commissioned by Fletcher. bFM reporter Michael Garelja speaks to Brendan Corbett from Save Our Unique Landscape about the findings.
Most of us probably weren’t climate activists at 16 years old. We also probably weren’t capable of suing the US government at this age either. But Ximena recently spoke to someone who is both these things - his name is Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, and he is coming to New Zealand next February to give a talk about his experiences as a climate activist. Ximena had a chat to him about his lawsuit against the Obama administration, and about how he uniquely communicates his climate activism through hip-hop.