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Justin's International Desk: November 27th 2018

Justin's International Desk: November 27th 2018 Justin's International Desk: November 27th 2018, 20.7 MB
Tue 27 Nov 2018

Taiwan’s local election over the weekend brought disastrous results for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. Out of the 22 elections for the head of the local authorities, the DPP lost a half of their mayorships from 13 to 6 while the opposing Kuomintang doubled their current gain from 6 to 15. Justin looked into what contributed to the result and (spoiler alert) China contributed to a large part to it.

 

Greendesk: November 27th, 2018

Greendesk: November 27th, 2018 Greendesk: November 27th, 2018, 29.43 MB
Tue 27 Nov 2018

Predator Free New Zealand has announced as a conservation plan in July of 2016. The policy has the ambitious goal of exterminating all stoats, possums and rats from New Zealand by 2050. According to some ecologists, this policy is not only impossible but also counterproductive for conservation goals. Critics argue that the policy is technically and financially flawed, socially unaware, ecologically unscientific and ethically irresponsible. To explore some of these criticisms, Ella spoke with Wayne Linklater, associate professor at Victoria University.

 

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: November 27 2018

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: November 27 2018 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: November 27 2018, 125.37 MB
Tue 27 Nov 2018

Ben speaks to Holly Dove from Kiwi Bottle Drive about bringing back that recycling option.

We have a special feature from the Thursday Wire’s own Community Garden news where Oscar is learning about recycling bicycles.

In international news, Justin gives us a recap on Taiwan’s local elections and what the implications will be.

For the Green Desk this week, Ella speaks to Associate Professor of biological sciences from Victoria about predator free New Zealand.

And finally, Leonard treats us to another everyday people clip with a backpacker he picked up.

Kiwi Bottle Drive: 27 November 2018

Kiwi Bottle Drive: November 27 2018 Kiwi Bottle Drive: November 27 2018, 17.27 MB
Tue 27 Nov 2018

Ben speaks to Holly Dove from the Kiwi Bottle Drive about the possibility of re-introducing Bottle Deposit Schemes in NZ. 

Everyday People: November 27 2018

Everyday People: November 27 2018 Everyday People: November 27 2018, 4.85 MB
Tue 27 Nov 2018

Over the weekend, Leonard picked up a hitchhiker. He is a twenty-something year old American walking Aotearoa top to bottom.

Celebrating Santa w/ Hayden Donnell: November 26, 2018

Celebrating Santa w/ Hayden Donnell: November 26, 2018 Celebrating Santa w/ Hayden Donnell: November 26, 2018, 23.35 MB
Mon 26 Nov 2018

It's pretty much the biggest news story of this Holiday season. A petition has been launched to try and restore the winking eye and beckoning finger of the giant Santa above Farmers on Queen Street. A few years ago, the giant Santa had it's identity threatened when his massive winking eye and subtle winking finger were forcefully removed. Thankfully, Hayden Donnell from the Spinoff has hopes that Santa will wink another wink. 

Stewart Sowman-Lund had a chat with Hayden... and things got pretty weird.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE 

 

 

The Wire with Jemima: November 26, 2018

The Wire with Jemima: November 26, 2018 The Wire with Jemima: November 26, 2018, 96.36 MB
Mon 26 Nov 2018

This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, about his recent trip to Scott Base in Antarctica. Ella reports for Under the Weather about extreme flash flooding and record cold temperatures. Damian speaks to Danni Wilkinson from Socialist Aotearoa about the diverse reactions to the Pride Board's ban on uniformed police at Pride Parade. Stewart talks to the Spinoff's Hayden Donnell about his petition to get Queen Street's santa restored to it's original glory with its winking eye and beckoning finger. 

The Big Q: Hell on Earth: What is going on in Yemen? November 26, 2018

The Big Q: Hell on Earth: What is going on in Yemen? November 26, 2018 The Big Q: Hell on Earth: What is going on in Yemen? November 26, 2018, 21.41 MB
Mon 26 Nov 2018

Experts say Yemen is the worst humanitarian crisis in modern history. Warnings from the UN say the death toll from starvation could reach 18.4 million by the end of the year. Why is this happening and what can be done? Maria Armoudian speaks with Charles Schmitz and Hammoud Salhi about the ongoing crisis in Yemen. 

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Fear Mongering': 23rd of November, 2018

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Fear Mongering': 23rd of November, 2018 Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 'Fear Mongering': 23rd of November, 2018 , 10.13 MB
Fri 23 Nov 2018

Radio Adelaide’s, Samantha Smith catches us up on all the latest Australian news in Neighbourhood Watch. She tells Laura Kvigstad about the rhetoric around terrorism that has sparked in Australia following the arrest of three alleged terrorists and Prime Minister, Scott Morissons recent inflamatory remarks around the muslim community. Then they speak on migration in Australia and Morisson's recent emphasis on reducing permanent migration in order to combat congestion. Finally, they talk about an Australian convicted drug smuggler, who has served her sentence in Indonesia and the media coverage surround her return to Australia. 

 

AUSA on Fees Free Policy: 23 November, 2018

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Fri 23 Nov 2018

Grace speaks with Luke Kibblewhite, welfare vice-president of the Auckland University Student's Association, about how effective the first year of fees free education has been for students.