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Child poverty statistics with Judge Andrew Becroft

Child poverty statistics with Judge Andrew Becroft Child poverty statistics with Judge Andrew Becroft, 12.39 MB
Thu 7 Dec 2017

Lachlan spoke with Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft about the annual report on child poverty in Aotearoa.

The Wire with Lachlan: December 7th

The Wire with Lachlan: December 7th The Wire with Lachlan: December 7th, 130.29 MB
Thu 7 Dec 2017

On today's Wire we had Children's Comissioner Andrew Becroft to talk about the latest statistics on child poverty and Justice Minister Andrew Little about the new government's approach to prisons.

There's also doctoral candidate John McCaffery and Māori party co-leader Marama Fox about the recent debate around the use of Te Reo.

Finally we've got This Day in History, which this week takes us back to 1949, and the relocation of the government of the Republic of China to Taiwan. 

Looking back on the Māori language petition of 1972

Looking back on the Māori language petition of 1972 Looking back on the Māori language petition of 1972, 9.56 MB
Thu 7 Dec 2017

In 1972 the Te Reo Māori society and activist group Ngā Tamatoa presented a petition ot Parliament calling on Māori language and culture to be introduced in schools. I spoke with John McCaffery who was one of the people who presented the petition about Te Reo then and now.

Totally Foxed

Totally Foxed Totally Foxed, 23 MB
Thu 7 Dec 2017

Mary-Margaret spoke to Maori party co-leader, Marama Fox, about speaking the reo in our bicultural society.

This Day in History: 1949

This Day in History: 1949 This Day in History: 1949, 137.33 MB
Thu 7 Dec 2017

On December 7th, 1949, the government of the Republic of China relocated to the island of Taiwan after their defeat to the newly formed People's Republic of China in the country's decades-long civil war.

This Day in History uses newsreel footage from the time which reflects contemporary attitudes, these do not necessarily reflect the values and beliefs of 95bfm.

Little chance of reducing prison numbers?

Little chance of reducing prison numbers? Little chance of reducing prison numbers? , 6.95 MB
Thu 7 Dec 2017

Lachlan spoke with Minister of Justice Andrew Little about Labour's promise to reduce Aotearoa's prison population by 30% over the next 15 years.

Zimbabwe Celebrations in Auckland

Tuwe Tuwe, 11.44 MB
Wed 6 Dec 2017

Kudakwashe Tuwe, one of the leaders from the Zimbabwean community in Auckland, talks Lillian Hanly through his thoughts on the resignation of Robert Mugabe and what is next for Zimbabwe.

 

Photo credit: YouTube

Cabinet agrees to ban microbeads

Cabinet agrees to ban microbeads Cabinet agrees to ban microbeads, 5.44 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2017

On Monday Cabinet announced the approval of regulations to ban the sale and manufacture of synthetic microbeads.

The government says the regulation will come into force in six months, although the New World, Pak'nSave and Four Square supermarket chains stopped selling products with microbeads from July.

Penalties for ignoring the ban may include fines of up to $100,000, with the Environmental protection Authority enforcing it.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage to find out more.

"Myanmar's Enemy Within"

"Myanmar's Enemy Within" "Myanmar's Enemy Within", 14.92 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2017

The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar has dominated news across the world since a spate of violence which broke out in August. 

Since then, more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled the country for Bangladesh, admidst claims of rape and murder by Myanmar's military. 

A new book, Myanmar's Enemy Within, aims to explain the roots and causes of this crisis. Producer Mack Smith spoke to the book's author, British journalist Francis Wade. 

NZ & Tokelau: 'high-handed neo-colonialism'

NZ and Tokelau - 'high-handed neo-colonialism' NZ and Tokelau - 'high-handed neo-colonialism' , 5.6 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2017

An academic says New Zealand’s Foreign Ministry has no business controlling Tokelau because it’s a realm state.

Under New Zealand’s direction, Tokelau has suffered restrictions on its capital spending and has been forced to suspend two public servants this year.

The University of Auckland’s John McCaffery said a 2010 parliamentary report on New Zealand’s relationship with the Pacific made it clear that  there needed to be change in how realm countries are treated.

McCaffery told producer Mack Smith that New Zealand’s recent involvement in Tokelau were an affront to the nation and unconstitutional.