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Wire Worry Week: The Pride Parade

Wire Worry Week: The Pride Parade Wire Worry Week: The Pride Parade, 12.8 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018

The Pride Festival concluded on Saturday, when Ponsonby Road was closed to host the Pride Parade. Producer Leonard Powell spoke to Shaughan Woodcock, the producer of the Parade, to discuss how the event ran, as well as life in the LBGT+ community. 

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 20th February

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 20th February The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 20th February, 102.69 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018

Firstly Reuben speaks to the President of the Council of Trade Unions, Richard Wagstaff, about Nosh successor, ‘The Grocer’s Market’, going into receivership and what that will mean for its staff.

On the Green Desk, Conor talks killer whales with Dr Regina Eisert from the University of Canterbury

Leonard speaks to Jeremy Gallagher, one of the people behind new Auckland Music venue 25b. They discuss what it's like to open up a club in the city, and discuss the ins and outs of Auckland's live music scene.

I also have a chat to Antoinette and Jordan, they travelled around Aotearoa producing a documentary that looks for ways to make individual lives better, as well as the world.

We also have Wire Worry Week: Following the Pride Festival, that culminated with the Pride Parade at Ponsonby Road on Saturday, Leonard speaks to Shaughan Woodcock, the producer of the parade about how it all went.

Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future

Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future Living the Change: Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future, 11.95 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018


Directors Antoinette Wilson and Jordan Osmond have toured the country interviewing international and local experts in various fields. They sought to provide great insight into the problems we are currently facing and will face in the future.

It isn’t just a documentary of doom and gloom, instead Antoinette and Jordan seek to provide refreshing and insightful solutions.

Reuben McLaren has a chat to find out more.

The film will premiere in Auckland on Saturday 3rd March at the Academy Cinema. 

Grocer's Market employees 'probably won't be paid in full' - CTU

Grocer's Market employees 'probably won't be paid in full' - CTU Grocer's Market employees 'probably won't be paid in full' - CTU, 6.37 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018

The grocer that reopened a Nosh store late last year has entered receivership, with reports indicating that the business owes employees and suppliers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Aaron Drever, who re-opened the store under the name ‘Grocer’s Market’, has a history of disciplinary findings, eventually leading to the loss of his real estate license.

Reuben McLaren speaks to NZ Council of Trade Unions president Richard Wagstaff to learn more about the employee’s situation.

 

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 13th February

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 13th February The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 13th February, 100.33 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

Reuben and Leonard join forces to bring you a cracker of a show...

First Nations woman Sarah Hunt speaks to Lillian Hanly about missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada and the recent acquittal of the man who had admitted to shooting Colten Boushie.

On the Green Desk, Conor speaks with Annabeth Cohen, freshwater advocate for Forest and Bird, about the threat water drainage pumps pose to our native eel population.

Leonard speaks to Alison Reid from the Cross Street Markets about how they came about and what the future holds for them.

Finally  Reuben has a chat to the political editor of Scoop, Gordon Campbell,  they talk David Seymour, charter schools and 'the crisis of secondary school teaching'.

"We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei

"We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei "We're like, glorified strippers" - Leidy Lei, 10.82 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

For Wire Worry Week: Pride! Drag queens! Mary-Margaret spoke to Leidy Lei, a fledgling drag queen, about being a newcomer to Auckland's drag scene. Her debut performace is this Friday (the 23rd of February, 2018) in this month’s Drag Wars competition: 350 K Rd, 8pm, $10 on the door. Go watch and vote for Leidy Lei and have a bloody good time!

The Wire with Sam: Monday 19th February

The Wire with Sam: Monday 19th February The Wire with Sam: Monday 19th February , 105.64 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

This week for Wire Worry Week we focused on LGBTI issues and spoke to the Executive Director of Rainbow Youth. We also looked at the plans to reopen the Albert Park tunnels, a new exhibition looking at South Auckland music, the unfortunate experiment and lots more. 

Catherine Delahunty swaps parliament for performance

Question Time Blues Question Time Blues, 18.54 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

Catherine Delahunty, former Green Party MP, is a self-proclaimed activist and troublemaker. She has been with the party since 1999. Now, she's putting on a show with producer Julie Zhu at the Q Theatre called Question Time Blues that looks at her time in Parliament through a comedic and hearltfelt performance. Delahunty spoke with Lillian Hanly who started by asking why she stepped down. 

To tunnel or not to tunnel?

To tunnel or not to tunnel? To tunnel or not to tunnel? , 10.45 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

New plans are in progress to reopen the main tunnel that runs under Albert Park. Bill Reid is hoping to open the tunnel as a walking and cycleway connecting Victoria Street to Parnell. Sam Smith spoke to Reid about the project. 

The Unfortunate Experiment!

The Unfortunate Experiment! The Unfortunate Experiment! , 12.91 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

A new report into the so-called Unfortunate Experiment carried out on women at National Women's Hospital between the 1960s and 1980s has been released. Laura Kvigstad spoke to one of the co-author's Professor Ron Jones.