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A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan

A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan, 22.95 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2018

In this week's chat, Andrew Little and Lachlan discuss Waitnagi commemorations, abortion law reform, and the Electoral Integrity Amendment bill. 

The Wire with Lachlan: February 1, 2018

The Wire with Lachlan: February 1, 2018 The Wire with Lachlan: February 1, 2018, 103.76 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2018

On today's Wire we talk to Green MP Chloe Swarbick about her medicinal cannabis bill, Children's Comissioner Andrew Becroft about reports of racism in the education system and Labour MP Andrew Little about his agenda as the new Justice Minister. Finally there's This Day in History, which takes us back to 1968 for the official launch of Richard Nixon's campaign for president in 1968

This Day in History: 1968

This Day in History: 1968 This Day in History: 1968, 34.69 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 1968, with Richard Nixon officially launching his campaign for president of the United States.

Giving children a voice in their education

Giving children a voice in their education Giving children a voice in their education , 27.44 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2018

Yesterday, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and the Schools Trustee Association announced that the report on a survey of children reflected a theme of racism in New Zealand schools. Jemima talked to the Children’s Commissioner, Andrew Becroft, about the survey’s themes and what it means for the future development of education. As well as quickly discussing the government’s new Child Poverty Reduction Bill and the recent announcement of the Royal Commision inquiry into abuse in state care. 

 

Chloe Swarbrick "gutted" at the voting down of her medicinal cannabis bill

Chloe Swarbrick "gutted" at the voting down of her medicinal cannabis bill Chloe Swarbrick "gutted" at the voting down of her medicinal cannabis bill, 19.42 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2018

Last night, the Geen’s medicinal cannabis bill, presented by Chloe Swarbrick, was voted down in its first reading by 73 votes to 47. The bill went further than the government’s medicinal cannabis bill by allowing those with doctors permission to grow their own cannabis. Despite National saying some MPs would be allowed a conscience vote, all National MPs ended up voting against the bill, along with the entirety of NZ First. Lachlan spoke with Chloe about the bill, first asking her how she was feeling after the bill was voted down.


 

Ngā Tangata Microfinance

Non-interest loans as a model for ethical lending Non-interest loans as a model for ethical lending, 11.67 MB
Wed 31 Jan 2018

In December it was reported by Child Poverty Action Group that ethical lending schemes should be a model for adoption nationwide. They referenced Ngā Tangata Microfinance, a not for profit organisation designed as an alternative to the more merciless loan shark type models of lending companies.

Loan sharks often force families into an endless cycle of debt. Ngā Tangata Microfinance on the other hand provide no-interest loans to qualifying clients for family well-being and relief from high interest debt. A report from the organisation says this type of loan has improved people’s well being and reduced stress. It is estimated the loans have saved recipients collectively over a million dollars in interest and other charges. Lillian Hanly speaks with Robert Choy, the Executive Officer of the organisation.

A look into the new Child Poverty Reduction bill

A look into the new Child Poverty Reduction bill A look into the new Child Poverty Reduction bill, 5.14 MB
Wed 31 Jan 2018

Producer Will speaks to Mike O'Brien from Child Poverty Action Group about labours new child poverty reduction bill. O'Brien discusses the challenges of reducing child poverty, looks at the future of tackling such a large issue and responds to some backlash against the new bill

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 31st January, 2018

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 107.06 MB
Wed 31 Jan 2018

On the Wire today we have Alan Blackman in studio talking about space crafts and super moons.

Tracey Martin from NZ First joins us as usual to discuss medicinal marijuana bills, and the newly announced Child Poverty Reduction Bill. 

Will Parsonson chats with Mike O'Brien from Child Poverty Action Group about the next step in reducing child poverty.

Lillian Hanly talks to Robert Choy from Ngā Tangata Microfinance about no-interst loan schemes. 

Access Matters: disabled people want politicians to listen

Access Matters: disabled people want politicians to listen Access Matters: disabled people want politicians to listen, 8.42 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2018

More than a million New Zealanders are affected by some sort of disability, and for those Kiwis, leading a normal daily life can be a struggle. Work, transports, or technologies can become major obstacles to overcome. Which is why Access Alliance, a gathering of twelve disabled people’s organisations, is calling on party leaders to support the creation of an Accessibility Act, via an open letter which will be handed to disability Minister Carmel Sepuloni on February 1st.

Producer Lisa Boudet asked Aine Kelly-Costello, a New Zealand paralympian, and member of the Access Alliance, to tell us a bit more about the Accessibility Act.

 

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 30th January, 2018

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 30th January, 2018 The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 30th January, 2018, 43 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2018

Reuben McLaren and Lisa Boudet bring you a cracker of a show.

We have a chat to NZ Drug Foundation executive director Ross Bell, about the cannabis bill being heard in parliament today.

On the Green Desk, Kelly speaks to a Waiheke organisation that are opposed to a new marina on Kennedy Point 

Lisa Boudet speaks to Aine Kelly-Costello, paralympian and a community organiser for Access Alliance, a group advocating for an accessibility act.

And finally our travelling producer Leonard visits the International Buskers Festival to learn about the busking lifestyle.