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Oscar Perress likes to keep busy. He is studying Global studies majoring in Global Politics and Human Rights, specialising in Te Ao Māori at the University of Auckland and researching Urban Planning in his own time. You can probably find him wandering or bussing around central auckland most days of the week, however, that'd be when he isn't making jewellery, gardening, dancing or washing dishes.
On Today’s show, Andrew Little returns to talk to Oscar about treaty settlements and the recommendations made to Aotearoa at the United Nations Universal Periodic Review. Grace talks Sarah about the strike actions of around 1000 ambulance officers as well as the conditions the strikes have arisen from. In Neutral Corner, we review the media coverage and content of the State of The Union address and On this Day in History, 1962, the total embargo on Cuba by the United States of America began.
It's time to check in with all the goings on in the UK, with our European correspondant Mary-Margaret Slack. This week, Theresa May’s heading to Northern Ireland… and is a no Brexit deal off the table? Have a listen.
Stewart Sowman-Lund is back from oblivion to host this week's show - and it's packed to the brim.
There are calls for New Zealanders to learn more about our colonial past in schools - the chair of the History Teachers’ Association chats to Stewart about a new petition asking for exactly that.
Plus, should New Zealand just outright ban cigarettes? It’s being proposed in Hawaii. ASH spokesman Ben Youdan talks to Stewart.
Then, Our European correspondent Mary-Margaret Slack is back for another week. What's the latest Brexit developments?
Plus, Green Desk is here as usual: This week Mitchell talks to University of Canterbury Associate Professor of Engineering Dr Aaron Marshall, about his almost zero-waste solution for treating acid waste and discarded zinc
After that, Liv talks about the outcomes of The Australian Royal Commission’s investigation into their financial sector and what this might mean for New Zealand.
And finally for our weekly international segment, Lisa reports on the latest developments of the political crisis in Venezuela.
Too few New Zealanders have a sound understanding of what brought the Crown and Māori together in the 1840 Treaty, or of how the relationship played out over the following decades. That’s what the New Zealand History Teachers' Association think. They’ve launched a petition calling for the House of Representatives to pass legislation that would make compulsory the coherent teaching of our own past across appropriate year levels in our schools. Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke with the Assocation’s Chair, Graeme Ball, and started by asking him to explain his petition.