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New Zealand's blind eye for West Papua: December 13, 2018

New Zealand's blind eye for West Papua: December 13, 2018 New Zealand's blind eye for West Papua: December 13, 2018, 23.74 MB
Thu 13 Dec 2018

Producer Angus Coker Grant spoke to human rights activist Maire Leadbeater from West Papua Action about human rights violations committed by the Indonesian government in West Papua. The WPA have called for the New Zealand government to cut its military ties with Indonesia and demand justice for atrocities committed. Angus started off by asking about what the human rights issues the WPA are most concerned with.

The Wire with Lachlan: December 13, 2018

The Wire with Lachlan: December 13, 2018 The Wire with Lachlan: December 13, 2018, 128.25 MB
Thu 13 Dec 2018

First up on the Wire, we have Angus speaking with Maire from West Papua Action about their calls for NZ to cut ties with the Indonesian military over human rights abuses. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their final chat, discussing name suppression, medicinal and synthetic cannabis. Oscar isn't here in person but has left us an interview with Ger for community garden about a marketplace for upcycled and recycled goods. Finally, Ben brings us This Day in History on the capture of Saddam Hussein in 2003.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday December 12, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday December 12, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday December 12, 2018, 117.94 MB
Wed 12 Dec 2018

For Dear Science we talk about quick cancer spotting, Voyager 2 and the dangers of a soy sauce cleanse

For Worry Week this week we are looking at Broadcasting Responsibilities and I speak to Guyon Espiner from Radio NZ about his journey learning Te Reo and the obligation of Pākehā broadcasters in revitalising the language

Lisa reports on the newly released report on Family violence, titled Every four minutes, and discusses the findings with author Doctor Ian Lambie

Every 4 minutes: Family violence in New Zealand: December 12, 2018

Every 4 minutes: Family violence in New Zealand: December 12, 2018 Every 4 minutes: Family violence in New Zealand: December 12, 2018, 32.04 MB
Wed 12 Dec 2018

Every four minutes, a call is made to the police or a notification is sent to child services, related to a case of family violence. It is also the name given to a newly released report. It is the third of a series of researches looking into the justice system, and written by Doctor Ian Lambie, the Chief Science Advisor to the Justice sector. 

About 150,000 calls for care or protection notices are made each year,  80 percent of child and young offenders have experienced family violence, while 87 percent of young offenders aged 14 to 16 years old had previous care and protection concerns.

A third of New Zealand women experience physical or sexual partner violence, rising to 55 per cent when psychological/emotional abuse is included.

And at least one in 10 New Zealand men have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

While pointing out the statistics, Dr Lambie insists his report reveals family violence is not so much an individual issue within a couple or a home, but more so a community.

Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018

Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018 Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018, 37.45 MB
Wed 12 Dec 2018

Te Reo Māori was systematically and violently removed from the indigenous people of this country. It’s decline and near extinction was only halted and reversed by major initiatives introduced in the 1970s and 80s, struggles that were led by Māori. In 1972 a petition was presented to Parliament to promote the language. That year, a Māori language day was introduced, and in 1975 this became a Māori language week. In 1978 the first officially bilingual school opened in Rūātoki in Te Urewera. In 1982 the first Kohanga Reo opened in Lower Hutt beginning the Kohanga Reo movement which has been credited with ensuring the next generation held onto the language by immersing young tamariki in the reo. Kura Kaupapa, full immersion schooling, followed. And the first Māori-owned Māori language radio station Te Reo o Pōneke went on air in 1983. In 1985, the Waitangi Tribunal heard the Te Reo Māori claim, which asserted that te reo was a taonga that the Crown was obliged to protect under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Māori was made an official language of New Zealand under the Maori Language Act 1987.

 

Every single one of these initiatives was fought for. It did not come easy, it did not come lightly and the resistance it faced was incredibly racist at every point. The systematic removal of the language was a conscious effort by colonisers to enforce assimilation to the English culture that was now the majority. Today, Te Reo Māori has had a resurgence but it remains at risk. Today, unlike in 1984 when Naida Glavish was demoted for saying Kia ora as a national telephone tolls operator and refusing to use only formal English greetings, today we hear Kia ora regularly in both formal and non-formal spaces. We hear it every night on the 6 o clock news. On bFM you’ll hear Ata mārie good morning, as well as ki ngā āhuatanga o Tangaroa i tēnei rā to introduce the surf report. On RadioNZ you hear all reporters signing off saying “ahau” which means I or me. As in, Ko Lillian Hanly ahau. In fact, this was the very reason for multiple BSA complaints against RNZ. So, while it has become commonplace to hear, some people still find it, funnily enough, alarming.

 

It’s here where our discussion today begins. Broadly speaking, as a broadcaster myself, I believe it is fairly straightforward to acknowledge not only an official language of Aotearoa NZ, but the indigenous language of this country. And, especially, as a Pākehā from this country, acknowledging the history and doing something about it to undo the damage which has been done, and continues to have effects. This is a personal discussion, but our identity as people’s of this country is personal, and is largely informed by the media. Who is it that we choose to be? And how are we going to achieve that.

 

Guyon Espiner is one of the presenters of Morning Report on Radio NZ. For some time now he has been weaving Te Reo into his work wherever he can. He starts the show with a mihi in the reo, and introduces himself as well. When he first started to do this, he got a lot of slack. People did not like it. At bFM we have also attempted this, and also received some slack. About a month ago, I happened to see Guyon in the supermarket and thought I’d ask whether he was interested in having a conversation on air about it all. In deferring to my tuakana, or older sibling, in the broadcaster scene I wanted to know more about his reasons for learning te reo Māori. Turns out, using te reo on the radio was a secondary priority to his life-long commitment to te ao Māori largely influenced by his family and his hope to communicate with his daughter in Te Reo.

The Wire with Ben: December 11 2018

The Wire with Ben: December 11 2018 The Wire with Ben: December 11 2018, 97.63 MB
Tue 11 Dec 2018

Mary-Margaret speaks to Green MP Gareth Hughes about a petition signed by 18,000 calling for a prohibition on private fireworks sales.

Justin speaks to Auckland University Associate Professor Phillipa Malpas about gene edited babies in China.

Justin also reports on big developments in the UK Parliament in relation to Brexit.

And finally, on Greendesk, Ella talks to James Griffin from the Sustainable Business Network about their recent report looking into removing plastic from our packaging system.

Justin's International Desk: December 11th, 2018

Justin's International Desk: December 11th, 2018 Justin's International Desk: December 11th, 2018, 19.97 MB
Tue 11 Dec 2018

Justin talks to Associate Professor Phillipa Malpas about the moral issues from the research by He Jiankui, who claimed that he had created the first human genetically edited babies that are HIV resistant.

Justin's International Desk: December 11th, 2018

Justin's International Desk: December 11th, 2018 Justin's International Desk: December 11th, 2018, 32.95 MB
Tue 11 Dec 2018

Justin sums up the reaction towards British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to delay the House of Commons vote on the Brext agreement, as well as the contents of the deal and potential outcomes from the vote.

Firework Frenzy: December 11 2018

Firework Frenzy: December 11 2018 Firework Frenzy: December 11 2018, 4.02 MB
Tue 11 Dec 2018

Nearly 18,000 people have signed a petition urging parliament to legislate the prohibition of the private sale of fireworks. Green MP Gareth Hughes is backing the protest, so Mary-Margaret spoke to him about what the rule changes would look like.

The Big Q: What are the implications of the US-China trade war? December 10, 2018

The Big Q: What are the implications of the US-China trade war? December 10, 2018 The Big Q: What are the implications of the US-China trade war? December 10, 2018, 30.32 MB
Mon 10 Dec 2018

In 2018, the United States and China have been embroiled in a trade war with each country continuing to raise tariffs placed on goods traded between the two nations. But what exactly are Donald Trump’s tariff policies and what will be their effects? Doug Becker speaks to Iva Bozovic and Lui Hebron about the implications of the US-China trade war.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org