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The Wire with Reuben: Monday 9th July

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 9th July The Wire with Reuben: Monday 9th July, 103.74 MB
Mon 9 Jul 2018

Damian talks to Jeff Crabtree about harassment in the music industry.

Reuben has a chat to Jeni Cartwright from the Child Poverty Action Group about the expansion of the government run survey of child poverty.

Damain speaks to Dr Rebekah Sternman from Forest and Bird about the explosion of the pig population and what it means for Kauri dieback.

Reuben also speaks to Dr. Ann Hood from Refugees as Survivors New Zealand (RASNZ) about the discrimination and racism refugees sometimes experience when settling in New Zealand.

Largest child poverty survey commencing soon

Largest child poverty survey commencing soon Largest child poverty survey commencing soon, 7.17 MB
Mon 9 Jul 2018

Child Poverty Action Group is commending the announcement by Minister of Statistics James Shaw that New Zealand's most extensive survey of child poverty will start this month. 

The previous surveys received criticism due to their small sample sizes, particularly for Maori and Pasifika households and sole parent beneficiaries. The new survey will collect data from around 20 thousand households, which is around 17 thousand more than previous surveys.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Child Poverty Action Group's Jeni Cartwright to find out more.

Refugees vulnerable to discrimination

Refugees vulnerable to discrimination Refugees vulnerable to discrimination, 9.13 MB
Mon 9 Jul 2018

Reuben McLaren speaks to Dr. Ann Hood, Chief Executive of Refugees as Survivors New Zealand, an organisation providing mental health services to refugees.

They discuss the racist experiences some refugees suffer when moving to New Zealand, which comes after a young refugee family left their home in Auckland due to alledged verbal abuse and physical threats by neighbours.

A silent epidemic: Why are suicide rates on the rise?

A silent epidemic: Why are suicide rates on the rise? A silent epidemic: Why are suicide rates on the rise?, 21.27 MB
Mon 9 Jul 2018

Suicide rates have been steadily rising in the United States. So what explains the increase in the numbers of people taking their own lives, and what can be done to solve what amounts to a crisis in public health? Maria Armoudian speaks with Mark S. Kaplan. 


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In Defense of The Homelessness Count - Fiona Hamilton: July 6th, 2018

In Defense of The Homelessness Count - Fiona Hamilton: July 6th, 2018 In Defense of The Homelessness Count - Fiona Hamilton: July 6th, 2018, 13.37 MB
Fri 6 Jul 2018

Laura Kvigstad, speaks with Housing First Auckland project Manager, Fiona Hamilton about criticism of the homelessness count that is being conducted. Last week we discussed concerns of stereotyping, sectioning and a violation of people's dignity. Hamilton took this chance to respond. 

 

I/v with Forest and Bird's Kevin Hackwell: July 6, 2018

I/v with Forest and Bird's Kevin Hackwell: July 6, 2018 I/v with Forest and Bird's Kevin Hackwell: July 6, 2018, 5.37 MB
Fri 6 Jul 2018

Forest and Bird are concerned that The Minister for Primary Industries - the government agency in charge of biosecurity - is promoting pest weed species as part of its Billion Trees programme, including one species that is illegal to sell or propagate and others that ratepayers are spending millions trying to eradicate. They say the list could cost taxpayers millions more - and undo countless hours of volunteer work that have been dedicated to trying to get rid of these weeds, such as the Japanese Spindle Tree

Kevin Hackwell is the Chief Conservation Advisor for Forest and Bird. Stewart spoke with him and wanted to know how serious is the problem and how on earth was this even allowed to happen in the first place?

Luck of the Draw: KiwiBuild with Habitat for Humanity's Claire Szabó: July 6 2018

Luck of the Draw: KiwiBuild with Habitat for Humanity's Claire Szarbo: July 6 2018 Luck of the Draw: KiwiBuild with Habitat for Humanity's Claire Szarbo: July 6 2018, 15.15 MB
Fri 6 Jul 2018

Since the government announced details of applicant eligibility for a KiwiBuild home, concerns have been voiced over how fair and effective the allocation process is. Income caps apply to applicants at $120,000 for a single person or $180,000 for a couple. Who is allocated a home to buy will be decided randomly through a ballot draw. Jennifer-Rose Tamati spoke to Claire Szabó, Chief Executive of Habitat for Humanity New Zealand, on the matter.

The Friday Wire with Laura: July 6th, 2018

The Friday Wire with Laura: July 6th, 2018 The Friday Wire with Laura: July 6th, 2018, 102.1 MB
Fri 6 Jul 2018

Laura fills in this week while Kelly's away. We kick off the show with Producer, Jean Bell, who speaks with Labour MP, Phil Twyford about the terms of eligibility for a kiwi build home.Then Jennifer-Rose Tamati, furthers the Kiwibuild conversation speaking with Claire Szabo, from Habitat for Humanity. Afterwards, we speak with Te Roopu Nahinara National Party Member Andrew Falloon. Following that, we cross the ditch to Rachel McDonald to find out what is happening over in Australia. After that, Stewart Sowman-Lund has a chat with Kevin Hackwell of Forest and Bird about how the Ministry for Primary Industries has been promoting illegal pest weeds as part of its Billion Trees Programme. And finally, I speak with Housing First Auckland project Manager, Fiona Hamilton about criticism of the homelessness count that is being conducted.

 

The Wire with Lachlan: July 5, 2018

The Wire with Lachlan: July 5, 2018 The Wire with Lachlan: July 5, 2018, 126.42 MB
Thu 5 Jul 2018

First up on today’s Wire, Harry speaks with Dr Jason Myers about the drop in HIV rates. Neutral corner looks at the decline in American patriotism. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing youth justice and the Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Claims Settlement Bill and. Lachlan speaks with Shaun Robinson Chief Executive of the Mental Health foundation about the rise in suicide related callouts made by police. This Day in History returns, looking at the founding of the NHS in the United Kingdom

Policing the gap in mental health services: July 5, 2018

Policing the gap in mental health services: July 5, 2018 Policing the gap in mental health services: July 5, 2018, 16.47 MB
Thu 5 Jul 2018

The number of suicide attempt and threat related calls has increased by 50% over the past 5 years. Many feel police are ill equipped to de dealing with these situations, but that extra training will do little to help. Lachlan spoke with Shaun Robinson from the Mental Health Foundation about the rise in suicide related call-outs and why this is a worrying trend.