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Tax Working Group recently released its interim report which provides reccomendations for the New Zealand tax system. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Equaltiy Network's Peter Malcom to talk about the report regarding its ability to address inequality.
Laura Kvigstad speaks with National MP, Amy Adams on why National opposes a capital gains tax and the issues with the new proposition from the tax working group. Then they discussing Housing New Zealand compensation tenants who were evicted due to illegitimate meth testing. Finally, they discuss how Adam's spent the anniversary of women's sufferage and the new gender pay equity bill.
First up on the Friday Wire, National Party Member Amy Adams talks with us about a new gender pay equity group, capital gains tax and Housing New Zeland's announcement to refund the evictions that occured due to the meth testing fiasco.
The, Stewart Sowman-Lund talks with tax consultant Terry Baucher about what a capital gains tax could mean for New Zealand.
Following that, we talk with Samantha Smith in Neighbourhood Watch on needles being found in fruit in Australia and a royal commision inquiry into state care.
Next, Jenn responds to Don Brash’s interpretation of ‘The Haka’ with a report.
And finally, for Wire Worry Week, Executive Director of BodySafe, Debbie Tohill, talks with us on what exactly consent is.
Last week Don Brash once again gave his quite negative opinion on Māori. He was asked on RNZ to respond to a listener who described the Haka as a valuable part of the country's cultural identity. His response frustrated and saddened me but also got me thinking about language, culture and interpretation. These were topics which were discussed with Margaret Mutu last week so I made a report as an extension of last week's interview.
Neutral corner looks at a recent agreement between Russia and Turkey regarding the future of Syria's Idlib province. To do so we compare the coverage of the agreement by the media outlets of both states, RT (formerly Russia Today) and TRT World, a subsidiary of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation.
Reporter Oscar Perress (with a little interjection and discussion from host Lachlan Balfour) discusses the issues with the lack intersectionality in the 1893 Electoral Act, and how the passing of the act was pivotal to furthering the movement but perhaps was not the conclusion as it is often recognised as.
With the University of Auckland recently deciding to close the creative libraries and move the books to the general library, Elam students and others in the art community felt there needed to be an educational common space to fill the gap left. Lachlan spoke with Kathryn Aucamp about the Samoa House project, a new space for the arts community opening on K rd.
First up on the Wire, Andrew Little joins us to discuss overlapping treaty claims, ministry of justice strike action, and possible reforms to the OIA. Neutral corner returns, looking at a recent deal between Russia and Turkey regarding Idlib province in Syria. Oscar brings us a report on women’s suffrage and voting and the intersectionality of our democratic process. Lachlan speaks with Kathryn Aucamp about the new Samoa House library. Finally, This Day in History looks at the 1982 NFL players strike.
Today on the Southern Cross, Jemima talks to AUT Pacific Media Centre's reporter Rahul Bhattarai. Topics include, the iconic, internationally acclaimed human rights film on Paga Hill that was banned from a Papua New Guinea festival and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, responds to backlash against his purchase of 40 Maseratis.
Marc Jacobson has been working to take the world to 100% renewable energy by 2050 which he argues can slow down climate change and reverse some of the damage. Maria Armoudian spoke to Jacobson, who is also co-founder of the Solutions Project, about his ongoing work to counter climate change.
For wire worry week we focus on cultural appropriation. The haka party incident in 1979 saw conflict come to a head with protestors confronting University of Auckland engineering students over their practice of donning grass skirts, brown face and performing fake Haka as part of capping day celebrations. The confrontation is seen as a pinnacle moment of activism causing change in our country's history but is a story not often told from the activists experience. Hone Harawira was part of the protest that day, Jenn spoke to him on the incident, what lead to it and the challenges New Zealand still faces today.
This week it was discovered a Belgian brewery brewed a beer in 2015 called Māori tears. Our Wire Worry Week looks at cultural appropriation, and I spoke with Karaitiana Taiuru about this beer, and the use of Maori knowledge and culture by businesses more generally