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the Wire with Harry: Thursday 9th Novermber

the Wire with Harry: Thursday 9th Novermber the Wire with Harry: Thursday 9th Novermber, 101.39 MB
Thu 9 Nov 2017

Today on the show we are joined by National MP Simon Bridges who talks us through all the drama at the opening of our 52nd Government. Lachlan speaks with Steven Winter from Auckland University Politics Department on the week’s events in the house. We are then joined by Dr Liam Martin from the school of cultural and social studies at the University of Victoria, talking about the developments at Waikeria Prison, and Harry speaks with Professor John Hewson on his thoughts that the current global political economic scene is riskier and more unpredictable than any other time since the late 1960s, ahead of his speech at the University of Auckland tomorrow night. Finaly Ben takes us back to this day in history in 1989 when the Berlin Wall met its demise.

 

Mega prison a mega problem

Mega prison a mega problem Mega prison a mega problem, 8.96 MB
Thu 9 Nov 2017

Lachlan spoke with Dr Liam Martin from the Victoria university of Wellington about the proposed "mega prison" that will possibly start construction next year in Waikato. They also discussed the state of prisons in Aotearoa more generally, and why we have such a large prison population.

Tracey Martin on the TPP and the new parliament's early days

Tracey Martin on the TPP and the new parliament's early days Tracey Martin on the TPP and the new parliament's early days, 26.74 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

We have Tracey for another week! Tracey is currently in the state opening of parliament I believe but I spoke with her earlier this morning and we talked about the incident in parliament yesterday, and what NZ First is thinking about the TPPA-11

Auckland Art Gallery funding shortfall

Auckland Art Gallery funding shortfall Auckland Art Gallery funding shortfall, 11.97 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

The Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, is facing a funding shortage which may see it cutting opening hours or staff next year if the shortfall is not met.

The award winning gallery is currently open every day except for Christmas and attracts around 550,000 visitors annually.

The gallery’s Auckland Council funding has been cut from $12 million in 2012 to $6.9 million annually. Arts patron Dame Jenny Gibbs has called the current grant a disgrace and completely unsustainable.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Chris Brooks, the CEO of Regional Facilities Auckland, of which the Auckland Art Gallery is a division.

What's next for Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, 7.86 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has fired his successor as the country remains in economic turmoil. Reporter Conor Knell speaks with Roland Henwood, a political commentator from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. 

Surf Life Saving Northern Region Needs More Secure Funding

Surf Life Saving Surf Life Saving, 10.36 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

Surf Life Saving Northern Region is raising concerns about their capacity to continue providing the service that they do. Matt Williams is the Chief Executive of the organisation and is saying that the service is running like a small business, which is not sustainable. They are hoping central government will get involved. Lillian Hanly spoke with Matt about the issues they are facing.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 8th November

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 122.57 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

On today's wire, Allan Blackman talks to us about Marie Curie on Dear Science. Curie was the first women to win a nobel prize and her research into radioactivity has been influential. 

Conor Knell talks with Roland Henwood about the political situation in Zimbabwe right now.

Tracey Martin from New Zealand First tells us about what happened in Parliament yesterday and the party's plans regarding the TPPA11. 

The Auckland Art Gallery is facing a funding shortage and Chris Brookes, Regional Facilities Auckland CEO tells us more about that.

Surf Life Saving Northern Region is also facing an uncertain future due to unstable funding and Matt Williams, CEO, tells us about the role of a lifeguard.

The Wire with India: Tuesday 7th November 2017

The Wire with India: Tuesday 7th November 2017 The Wire with India: Tuesday 7th November 2017, 73.89 MB
Tue 7 Nov 2017

On today's Wire, India speaks to Oxfam NZ's Executive Director about the Paradise Papers, a huge document leak which reveals how the world’s elite use offshore havens to avoid paying tax.

Dr Jackie Blue from the Human Rights Commission discusses Labour’s changes to paid parental leave and the Equal Pay Act.

On Green Desk with Conor Mercer, we hear about shallow reef systems, and the importance of citizen scientists.

We speak to Greer Rasmussen from Women in Urbanism about the importance of accessibility in Auckland’s transport, and illustrator Toby Morris discusses ethics in cartoons.

Trouble in Paradise: Oxfam NZ on the morals of global tax avoidance

Trouble in Paradise: Oxfam NZ on the morals of global tax avoidance Trouble in Paradise: Oxfam NZ on the morals of global tax avoidance, 11.5 MB
Tue 7 Nov 2017

Development organisation Oxfam says the Paradise Papers are clear evidence of an unjust global system, that allows those with immense wealth to avoid paying their fair share of tax, fuelling poverty and inequality.

The Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) across multiple organisations have been working for months on the Paradise Papers, which include over 13 million documents in total, making it the largest data leak in history.

India speaks to Oxfam New Zealand’s Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier about the revelations.

 

The Wire with India: Tuesday 7th November

The Wire with India: Tuesday 7th November The Wire with India: Tuesday 7th November, 104.2 MB
Tue 7 Nov 2017

This week on the Tuesday Wire, we look at the Paradise Papers, which examine how the world's elite use offshore tax havens, Labour's changes to paid parental leave and the Equal Pay Act, and accessibility issues in Auckland's transport system. Cartoonist Toby Morris also explains the ethics of cartoons and the line of racism and on the Green Desk we look at warmer oceans and their effects on reefs.