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The Wire with Harry: Thursday 26th of October

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 26th of October The Wire with Harry: Thursday 26th of October, 127.56 MB
Thu 26 Oct 2017

On today's Wire we have journalist Rod Oram talking about the new ministerial line-up, as well as former MP Te Ururoa Flavell on Maori representation in parliament.

Lachlan speaks to Dr Jane Kelsey, from the University of Auckland's Law Faculty, about the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and we have our regular State of the States feature with Nick Sawhney.

Finally we have This Day in History, which takes us back to 1955 and the creation of the Republic of Vietnam.

This Day in History: 1955

This Day in History: 1955 This Day in History: 1955, 15.95 MB
Thu 26 Oct 2017

This Day in History is the 26th of September 1955:

The Republic of Vietnam is formed after Prime Minister Ngo Dien Diem wins a disputed referendum with 98.2% of the vote, after the withdrawal of French colonial forces.

 

Will Labour bring change to the mental health system?

Will Labour bring change to the mental health system? Will Labour bring change to the mental health system?, 14.31 MB
Wed 25 Oct 2017

Following the coalition announcement yesterday and the waves of policy announcements coming from the new Labour lead government, the mental health sector is looking to receive some much needed help. Will Parsonson spoke to Marianne Elliot, the director of story and strategy at action station about the future of the Mental health system as well as the impacts a Labour lead government may have. He started off by asking about the current issues with Mental health in New Zealand.

#metoo campaign and the relationship between drug abuse and sexual assault

#metoo campaign and the relationship between drug abuse and sexual assault #metoo campaign and the relationship between drug abuse and sexual assault, 15.46 MB
Wed 25 Oct 2017

The #MeToo campaign began as a response to sexual assault allegations that have filled news headlines in america recently. The words me too actually go back ten years ago when Tarana Burke started a similar campaign. The idea then was to start a conversation that provided empowerment through empathy. The more recent campaign has been to draw attention to the sheer number of people who have been affected by sexual assault. Sue Paton (Pay-ton) of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioner’s Association of Aotearoa NZ sez people with addiction have been particularly impacted by sexual abuse and other childhood trauma. Lillian Hanly spoke with her about the campaign.

A new minimum wage for a new New Zealand

A new minimum wage for a new New Zealand A new minimum wage for a new New Zealand, 20.36 MB
Wed 25 Oct 2017

Yesterday the Labour-NZ First coalition announced they will be increasing the minimum wage to 20$ per hour by 2021. Currently, the minimum wage sits at $15.75. Unite Union represents more than 7000 workers from the fast food industry to Sky City, most of whom are on minimum wage. They responded positively to this change and Lillian Hanly speaks with Gerard Hair from Unite about what this means.

Wednesday Wire: 25th of October

Wednesday Wire: 25th of October Wednesday Wire: 25th of October, 100.01 MB
Wed 25 Oct 2017

Today on the show Lillian talks to 'Unite' about Labours plans to increase the minimum wage, aswell as discussing the #metoo campaign. Will talks to AUT's Allan Blackman about birds, dogs, and shitty people, as well as talking Marianne Elliot from Action Station about Labours plans to tackle issues in the mental health system.

The urban sanctuary facing an uncertain future

Inner-city 'sanctuary' faces an uncertain future Inner-city 'sanctuary' faces an uncertain future, 24.37 MB
Tue 24 Oct 2017

India visits Sanctuary Gardens Mahi Whenua, a community garden and food forest that faces an uncertain future, as Unitec - the owners of the land - look to create a new housing development.

Community leader highlights importance of Tokelauan language week

Community leader highlights importance of Tokelauan language week Community leader highlights importance of Tokelauan language week, 14.98 MB
Tue 24 Oct 2017

As Tokelau language week kicks off, Mack speaks to Linda Hope, an Auckland minister and advocate for the Tokelauan community in New Zealand. 

Kea steals away with Bird of the Year

Kea steals away with Bird of the Year Kea steals away with Bird of the Year, 9.94 MB
Tue 24 Oct 2017

After the Kea's success in this year's Bird of the Year competition, Mack speaks to Kea Conservation Trust chair Tamsin Orr-Walker about why the Kea finally made the cut. 

The Wire with India: Tuesday October 24, 2017

The Wire with India: Tuesday October 24, 2017 The Wire with India: Tuesday October 24, 2017, 98.94 MB
Tue 24 Oct 2017

On today's wire with India, Mack and Jack, we talk to Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter about Winston Peters' decision and everything that’s happened since.

The Kea has emerged victorious in the Bird of the Year competition, dashing the hopes of kereru fans everywhere. The Kea Conservation trust explains its successful campaign.

On the Green Desk, Jack talks with Shane Lavery about the benefits of fish reserves

We visit a community garden in Mt Albert that volunteers are worried may be developed for housing, and we take a look at Tokelau language week and the state of Tokelauan in New Zealand.