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Weapons Expo Cancellation w/ Valerie Morse; October 2 2019

Weapons Expo Cancellation w/ Valerie Morse; October 2 2019 Weapons Expo Cancellation w/ Valerie Morse; October 2 2019, 7.44 MB
Wed 2 Oct 2019

The New Zealand Defense Industry Association have announced that they will not be holding their annual Weapons Expo in 2019. Chairman Andrew Ford stated that it had been cancelled for a number of reasons, including "the safety of delegates, guests and community in the face of aggressive protest action". This comes after years of peace groups protesting against the military expo, with many protesters arrested during previous years actions against it. These groups are claiming that it acts as a platform for arms dealers to “cash in” on lucrative military contracts.The expo’s principal sponsor is Lockheed Martin, one of the world's largest arms company and a manufacturer of nuclear weapons. One group, Auckland Peace Action stated that while the organisers try to camouflage the event as respectable, it is hard to hide the reality of “shameless war profiteering”. William spoke with Peace Action member Valerie Morse about the cancellation and previous years protests. Will started off by asking Valerie to clarify what the weapons expo is, what it's sponsors are and what Peace Action’s problems are with it.

Māori taonga is being returned to Kaipara: October 2, 2019

Māori taonga is being returned to Kaipara: October 2, 2019 Māori taonga is being returned to Kaipara: October 2, 2019, 11.44 MB
Wed 2 Oct 2019

A collection of Māori taonga, collected by Andrew Rintoul before 1913, will return from Auckland Museum to the Kaipara on 12 October to be housed at The Kauri Museum. Tuwhenuaroa speaks to The Kauri Museum General Manager and Collection Manager Curator Dr. Tracey Wedge about the collection, and began by asking her why it was so important.

The Wire with Lillian: October 2, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: October 2, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: October 2, 2019, 107.62 MB
Wed 2 Oct 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman, we talk epilepsy medication, chemistry reducing carbon footprint and opposing research results. We also touch on the current status of the measles outbreak. 

Will speaks to Auckland Peace Action spokesperson Valerie Morse about the cancelling of the Weapons Expo.

Tu speaks to SAFE NZ about reforming New Zealand’s policies on live animal exports.

Tu also speaks to Dr Tracey Wedge from the Kauri Museum in the Kaipara District about returning a collection of Māori taonga home.

Amd finally, Tu talks to the founder of the Take Back The Clocks lobby group about why we should abolish daylight savings. Is there really any point to this? 

Live animal export review ignores 99% of exported farmed animals: October 2, 2019

Live animal export review ignores 99% of exported farmed animals: October 2, 2019 Live animal export review ignores 99% of exported farmed animals: October 2, 2019, 8.24 MB
Wed 2 Oct 2019

A Cabinet paper from the Agriculture Minister’s office on the then proposed review of the live export trade was released last week. The paper proposes five options, which include the Minister’s preferred option of a conditional ban, and a complete prohibition of the trade of live animal exports. The paper shows the scope of the review will only include the export of cows, deer, sheep and goats for breeding which SAFE NZ saysber  ignores 99% of animals suffering in the live export industry. Tuwhenuaroa  spoke to SAFE’s Campaigns Officer Mona Oliver about the review, and began bye asking her what the details of the review were.

Daylight savings - Is it time to get rid of it?: October 2, 2019

Daylight savings - Is it time to get rid of it?: October 2, 2019 Daylight savings - Is it time to get rid of it?: October 2, 2019, 13.47 MB
Wed 2 Oct 2019

A movement to abolish daylight saving time has been gaining traction this week with a lobby group being established to abolish what they describe as a “mandatory hangover”. Tuwhenuaroa spoke to the chief executive and founder of Take Back The Clocks, Louis Houlbrooke, about his plan, and began by asking who he was.

A Hemp Foundation for Tāmaki Makaurau's Future? Tadgh Stopford's Mayoral Endeavours; 1 October, 2019

A Hemp Foundation for Tāmaki Makaurau's Future? Tadgh Stopford's Mayoral Endeavours; 1 October, 2019 A Hemp Foundation for Tāmaki Makaurau's Future? Tadgh Stopford's Mayoral Endeavours; 1 October, 2019, 40.85 MB
Tue 1 Oct 2019

Tadgh Stopford joins Oscar Perress to discuss everything to do with his mayoral and other campaigns for 2019. 

Tune in to learn more about Hemp, Municipal Bonds and a Single cause candidcay ahead of the election for Tāmaki Makaurau's future.  

Setting Policy in a Political Setting; John Tamihere on his Mayoral Campaign; 1 October, 2019

Setting Policy in a Political Setting; John Tamihere on his Mayoral Campaign; 1 October, 2019 Setting Policy in a Political Setting; John Tamihere on his Mayoral Campaign; 1 October, 2019, 69.79 MB
Tue 1 Oct 2019

John Tamihere joins Oscar Perress to discuss everything to do with his mayoral campaign for 2019. 

Tune in to learn more about the flaws of Neoliberalism, a bit about his Transport policy and convincing Tāmaki Makaurau's landlords to fix up in a future with frozen rates.

A Working Class Alternative? Annalucia Vermunt on her Mayoral Campaign; 1 October, 2019

A Working Class Alternative? Annalucia Vermunt on her Mayoral Campaign; 1 October, 2019 A Working Class Alternative? Annalucia Vermunt on her Mayoral Campaign; 1 October, 2019 , 51.64 MB
Tue 1 Oct 2019

Annalucia Vermunt joins Oscar Perress to discuss everything to do with her mayoral campaign for 2019. 

Tune in to learn more about the place of meritocracy, policy and Tāmaki Makaurau's working class future.  

Drug Testing w / Wendy Allison: October 1, 2019

Drug Testing w / Wendy Allison: October 1, 2019 Drug Testing w / Wendy Allison: October 1, 2019, 6.72 MB
Tue 1 Oct 2019

Law and Order Spokesperson for New Zealand First Darroch Ball, does not support drug checking as a harm reduction strategy and is currently blocking a clarification of the Misuse of Drugs Act that would allow the service to be implemented nationally. To find out more, Olivia Holdsworth spoke to KnowYourStuffNZ’s Managing Director, Wendy Allison and began by asking why is drug testing important?

Regional Banking Hubs w / Roger Beaumont and Shane Jones: October 1, 2019

Regional Banking Hubs w / Roger Beaumont and Shane Jones: October 1, 2019 Regional Banking Hubs w / Roger Beaumont and Shane Jones: October 1, 2019, 9.85 MB
Tue 1 Oct 2019

Bank branches are continuing to close in rural New Zealand, making it difficult for communities to access in person banking services. In response to this, a unique partnership of six New Zealand banks will trial a new approach to providing banking services in these small regional communities. Olivia Holdsworth spoke to New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont and  Minister for Regional Economic Development Shane Jones to find out more about the pilot. She began by asking what is a banking hub.