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Crisis in Nduga w/ West Papua Action Auckland: April 8, 2019

Crisis in Nduga w/ West Papua Action Auckland: April 8, 2019 Crisis in Nduga w/ West Papua Action Auckland: April 8, 2019, 18.3 MB
Mon 8 Apr 2019

West Papua Action Auckland has sent an appeal to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, calling on him to persuade the Indonesian authorities to allow an independent investigation of the humanitarian crisis in Nduga West Papua. Jemima spoke to Maire Leadbeater from West Papua Action Auckland about the appeal. 

The Wire with Laura: 5th of April, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 5th of April, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 5th of April, 2019, 110.92 MB
Fri 5 Apr 2019

This day in history: April 5th, 2019

This day in history: April 5th, 2019 This day in history: April 5th, 2019, 13.68 MB
Fri 5 Apr 2019

This day in history goes back to 1956 for Fidel Castro's official declaration of war against the government of Fulgencio Batista.

Qiane Matata-Sipu on the Ihumatao Petition: Friday the 5th of April

Qiane Matata-Sipu on the Ihumatao Petition: Friday the 5th of April Qiane Matata-Sipu on the Ihumatao Petition: Friday the 5th of April, 17.55 MB
Fri 5 Apr 2019

Things are moving forward in bold steps for the land disputes in Ihumatao, the Stonefields Historic Reserve which was confiscated from Maori in 1863.

With Fletcher’s plan to develop housing units on 32 hectares of land,  which is part of the rare cultural heritage landscape in Ihumatao, a petition was made against that move.

Now, Following the powerful and moving hikoi through Wellington streets on March the 12th to present their petition to Government,  The Save Our Unique Landscape Campaign, the SOUL movement, will take the near 19,000-strong petition to Auckland Council on April the 9th, outside of Aotea Square.

Louis talks with SOUL co-founder and social activist Qiane Matata-Sipu, about the movement and their petition.

Guns and Public Health with Dr Hera Cook: April 4th, 2019

Guns and Public Health with Dr Hera Cook: April 4th, 2019 Guns and Public Health with Dr Hera Cook: April 4th, 2019, 7.61 MB
Thu 4 Apr 2019

In the wake of the Christchurch terror attack, New Zealand is making fast changes to its firearm legislation. The first reading of the Arms Amendment Act passed on Tuesday, and today MPs are hearing oral submissions for the government’s gun law reforms from Gun City's David Tipple, the Federation of Islamic Associations NZ and firearms legal experts. Olivia Holdsworth spoke to Otago University public health researcher Dr Hera Cook, who is one half of the pair who released a five-page fact sheet on firearms law and policy in New Zealand from a public health point of view. Olivia began by asking what the implications of our current gun laws on public health are.

Junk food advertising is hurting our children w/ Dr Rob Beaglehole: April 4, 2019

Junk food advertising is hurting our children w/ Dr Rob Beaglehole: April 4, 2019 Junk food advertising is hurting our children w/ Dr Rob Beaglehole: April 4, 2019, 5.07 MB
Thu 4 Apr 2019

A recent article in the New Zealand Medical Journal looked at children’s views on junk food marketing, including advertising, what nutritional information should be provided, and how healthy food is promoted. Now, The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) led Consensus Statement on Sugary Drinks is calling for a change to how food marketing to children is monitored. Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to NZDA sugary drinks spokesperson Dr Rob Beaglehole, and started by asking him what the article actually tells us about advertising.

 

The Wire with Stewart: April 4, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: April 4, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: April 4, 2019, 102.19 MB
Thu 4 Apr 2019

It's a duo-show today, with Stewart and Liv holding down the fort while Grace is away. But, Tuesday Wire host Oscar pops in to keep us company. 

On the show this week:

  • Liv speaks with Otago University public health researcher Doctor Hera Cook about New Zealand’s firearms policy from a public health point of view.
  • Labour’s Andrew Little chats to Stewart Sowman-Lund about hate speech, gun legislation and New Zealand’s terror threat level.
  • After that, more gun chat - Josh McBride from the Bar Association discusses gun control, and the immediate response needed
  • Then, how is junk food advertising hurting our children? Dr Rob Beaglehole from the Dental Association talks to Stewart.
  • Finally, Oscar talks to author and public policy analyst owen gill about what the role of council will and should be Auckland’s changing future.

All that plus another enlightening Poll Position and some great listener feedback. It's The Thursday Wire!

History of Gun Legislation with Josh McBride: April 4th, 2019

History of Gun Legislation with Josh McBride: April 4th, 2019 History of Gun Legislation with Josh McBride: April 4th, 2019, 17.03 MB
Thu 4 Apr 2019

The New Zealand Bar Association came out supporting the semi-automatic firearm ban. Council member of the association Josh McBride says what is needed now is immediate changes to the underlying legislation to ensure that all military specification assault rifles are prohibited, irrespective of their configuration or aesthetics. Josh has prepared a discussion paper and submission to the Government on behalf of the bar association saying assault rifles have no legitimate civilian use. Josh believes they should never have been allowed in to NZ. He believes previous legislation and regulations failed to adequately restrict the importation and sale of these types of rifles and ammunition, ones which are characterised by the use of intermediate cartridges to reduce recoil and enable rapid firing. Gautami Sithambaram spoke with Josh to find out more and started by asking how these semi-automatic weapons came to be in NZ in the first place.

The Wire with Lillian: April 3, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: April 3, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: April 3, 2019, 111.16 MB
Wed 3 Apr 2019

On Dear Science today with AUT’s Allan Blackman novel gene mutations, massive settlements in misconduct cases and how to get rid of mosquitoes.

Lillian Hanly speaks with Amro Mohamed, a solicitor as well as a volunteer with the Human Rights Foundation on certain projects regarding Muslim communities and government agencies.

Sherry Zhang talks to producer & co-director Julie Zhu and co-director Nahyeon Lee on their new short, The Myth of the Model Minority, and the representation of Asian New Zealanders in the media.