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The Green Party's James Shaw

Each week Green Party leader James Shaw explains the green-tinged issues of the day.

Marama Davidson on sustainable transport & animal welfare

Marama Davidson on sustainable transport & animal welfare Marama Davidson on sustainable transport & animal welfare, 31.38 MB
Mon 2 Jul 2018

Reuben McLaren speaks to Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about new government investment into sustainable transport and the push to implement stock monitoring cameras after footage of a sharemilker repeatedly beating cows came to light.

James Shaw on Zero Carbon 2050 & the Declaration for Ambition

James Shaw on zero carbon 2050 & the Declaration for Ambition James Shaw on zero carbon 2050 & the Declaration for Ambition, 12.84 MB
Mon 25 Jun 2018

Climate Change Minister James Shaw joins Reuben again this week to discuss the Declaration for Ambition on climate change signed by 23 nations, including New Zealand, promising to boost climate targets by 2020 and calling on other nations to follow suit. They also talk about the country wide roadshow set up by the Ministry for the Environment to discuss the Zero Carbon BIll with the public and to take submissions.

Chloe Swarbrick on water bottling, police racism & the election access fund

Chloe Swarbrick on water bottling, police racism & the election access fund Chloe Swarbrick on water bottling, police racism & the election access fund, 32.99 MB
Mon 18 Jun 2018

Chloe Swarbrick fills in for James Shaw this week. We discuss Green Co-leader Marama Davidson's recent comments on systemic racism in the New Zealand police force, the Green Party revolt over the government decision to allow the expansion of a foreign owned water bottling operation and we get an update on Chloe's Election Access Fund Bill.

Marama Davidson on the Israeli occupation of Gaza

Marama Davidson on the Israeli occupation of Gaza Marama Davidson on the Israeli occupation of Gaza, 13.64 MB
Mon 28 May 2018

Reuben McLaren speaks to Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson. They discuss the killing of Palestinian protesters at Gaza border two weeks ago as well as New Zealand's role in the conflict.

James Shaw on the Productivity Commission draft report, electric vehicles and the Northcote by-election.

James Shaw on the Productivity Commission draft report, electric vehicles and the Northcote by-election. , 13.27 MB
Mon 30 Apr 2018

Reuben McLaren speaks with Green Party co-leader James Shaw. They discuss the draft productivity commission report, electric vehicles as well as contesting the Northcote by-election.

James Shaw on ending oil exploration & US-led attacks on Syria

James Shaw on ending oil exploration & US-led attacks on Syria James Shaw on ending oil exploration & US-led attacks on Syria, 32.76 MB
Mon 16 Apr 2018

This week Reuben and James talk about the government putting a stop to offshore oil exploration permits which was originally a Green Party policy that the government has now adopted.

Reuben also asks James about the US, UK and France attacking Syria over the weekend in response to alleged chemical attacks. Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman also wrote an interesting piece about it on the Spinoff which is worth a read.

James Shaw on Māori sovereignty and gathering more statistics on LGBT+ communities

James Shaw on Māori sovereignty and gathering more statistics on LGBT+ communities James Shaw on Māori sovereignty and gathering more statistics on LGBT+ communities , 30.83 MB
Mon 12 Feb 2018

Joel talks to James Shaw for the first time this year. They discussed his trip to Waitangi and how the Labour Party had not yet admitted that Māori sovereignty was never ceded to the crown. They also discussed the inclusion of questions on sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2023 census and the importance of gathering statistics on rainbow communities.

Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools

Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools, 29.78 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

Chlöe came in studio to have a chat about spending her summer in Spain, reading Bernie Sanders book, upcoming politics in 2018, and what her thoughts are on The National Party's bill which would enforce compulsory second language teaching in school.

James Shaw on shedding his oppositional mindset

James Shaw on shedding his oppositional mindset James Shaw on shedding his oppositional mindset, 15.7 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

Though there are boxes still unpacked, the Green Party is settling into their parliamentary roles. During the past few months in power, they have received criticism for being less vocal and less critical of the Government as they learn to change their mindset from one that's an oppositional unit to one that's more part of a team. For their last chat of the year, Joel talked to James Shaw about what he's learned as he's come into power, why the party is being less vocal than usual, and what he's up to over summer.

James Shaw on the Housing Stocktake and TVNZ

James Shaw on the Housing Stocktake and TVNZ James Shaw on the Housing Stocktake and TVNZ, 13.24 MB
Mon 27 Nov 2017

Recently the Government has announced a housing stocktake report with the intention of collecting data on housing issues such as the rental market and homelessness. Joel talked to James about this, as well his views on whether we should be selling the state-owned television station TVNZ.