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Laura Kvigstad is a student at the University of Auckland, and fell in love with journalism in her second year of studying. She was born in Taupo but raised in Canada (hence the accent) and every New Years she takes a road trip to discover a new spot. Laura enjoys a good political debate and hearing various perspectives people have on the world.
The full show podcast for the Tuesday Wire of the 9th of April. Featuring The Community Garden, Board Games and both Desks; Green and International. A big thank you to every one who talked and contributed to the show.
The Hamilton City Council has voted to reimplement a bylaw that restricts the solicitation of sex on the city’s streets. The bylaw has been in place for the last 10 years and imposes a $20,000 fine on those sex workers who contravene the law. By their own admission, the Council are on shaky legal ground and possibly going against the decriminalisation of sex work that occured in 2003. Lachlan spoke with Catherine Healy from the New Zealand Prostitutes collective about the bylaw
The environment court has declined a permanent protection order for a centuries old kauri name Awhiawhi by locals and iwi. It’s the latest in a series of battles over the tree in attempts to stop it being felled for development that have included multiple occupations, judicial reviews, and petitions. Lachlan spoke with local resident and one of the campaigns leaders WInnie Charlesworth about the environment court’s decision.
This week on the Monday Wire Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report on climate change. Michael Andrew is in studio for Southern Cross to talk about the latest in Pacific news. Lachlan speaks to Dame Catherine Healy about a Hamilton bylaw that prohibits soliciting sex work on the city's streets. He also speaks with Winnie Charlesworth about the environment Court's decision to decline a permanent protection order for a centuries old Kauri. I talk with Maire Leadbeater from West Papua Action Auckland about the humanitarian crisis in Nduga.
West Papua Action Auckland has sent an appeal to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, calling on him to persuade the Indonesian authorities to allow an independent investigation of the humanitarian crisis in Nduga West Papua. Jemima spoke to Maire Leadbeater from West Papua Action Auckland about the appeal.
Things are moving forward in bold steps for the land disputes in Ihumatao, the Stonefields Historic Reserve which was confiscated from Maori in 1863.
With Fletcher’s plan to develop housing units on 32 hectares of land, which is part of the rare cultural heritage landscape in Ihumatao, a petition was made against that move.
Now, Following the powerful and moving hikoi through Wellington streets on March the 12th to present their petition to Government, The Save Our Unique Landscape Campaign, the SOUL movement, will take the near 19,000-strong petition to Auckland Council on April the 9th, outside of Aotea Square.
Louis talks with SOUL co-founder and social activist Qiane Matata-Sipu, about the movement and their petition.