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Neighbourhood Watch: The Sea Shepherd is discontinuing, same-sex marriage postal vote and drug testing welfare recipients

Neighbourhood Watch: The Sea Shepherd is discontinuing, same-sex marriage postal vote and drug testing welfare recipients Neighbourhood Watch: The Sea Shepherd is discontinuing, same-sex marriage postal vote and drug testing welfare recipients, 20.02 MB
Fri 1 Sep 2017

This week on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide: 

The anti-whaling organisation Sea Shepherd will not contest the Southern Ocean against Japanese whalers this season.

Medical professionals are warning that the Federal Government's plan to drug test people on welfare could increase crime.

The 'No' campaign video aired today in Australia ahead of the upcoming same-sex marriage postal vote in Australia. 

The Commission of Justice

The Commission of Justice The Commission of Justice, 24.78 MB
Fri 1 Sep 2017

Kelly spoke with Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft about youth justice in New Zealand and how our lowest income families are faring. They discuss the debate around lowering the voting age, and the success of increasing the youth justice age to 18. 

New Zealand needs to 'JustSpeak' about justice

New Zealand needs to 'JustSpeak' about justice New Zealand needs to 'JustSpeak' about justice, 21.15 MB
Fri 1 Sep 2017

Just Speak is an organisation of young people that speak out for transformative change in the justice system. Producer Laura chats to them about our current justice system and what reform thay hope to see in the lead up to the election, and policies for the future. 

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 1st of September

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 1st of September The Wire with Kelly: Friday 1st of September, 143.57 MB
Fri 1 Sep 2017

On the Wire for Friday the 1st of September:

News Director, Ximena Smith interviewed Minister of Education Nikki Kaye on the broad scope of education in New Zealand. National has said they will implement a policy that would see a second language introduced at all primary schools, with Māori one of 10 languages likely to be offered.

Kelly chats with national MP Jami-Lee Ross about the current state of tertiary education and what the government has done in this sector over the past 9 years. They also delve into Labour's recently announced tertiary education policy package and explore the pros and cons, from a current student and MP perspective.

Neighbourhood Watch: The Sea Shepherd is discontinuing, same-sex marriage postal vote and drug testing welfare recipients.

Kelly spoke with Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft about youth justice in New Zealand and how our lowest income families are faring. They discuss the debate around lowering the voting age, and the success of increasing the youth justice age to 18.

Just Speak is an organisation of young people that speak out for transformative change in the justice system. Producer Laura chats to them about our current justice system and what reform thay hope to see in the lead up to the election, and policies for the future.

The state of our education system is not O- (Nikki)- Kaye

The state of our education system is not O- (Nikki)- Kaye The state of our education system is not O- (Nikki)- Kaye , 19.68 MB
Fri 1 Sep 2017

News Director, Ximena Smith interviewed Minister of Education Nikki Kaye on the broad scope of education in New Zealand. National has said they will implement a policy that would see a second language introduced at all primary schools, with Māori one of 10 languages likely to be offered. Nikki speaks about some of the criticisms that the policy has experienced thus far, with some even saying the Māori language is being relegated and this is a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi. 

Tertiary Turmoil: Jami-Lee Ross on Tertiary Education and Funding

Tertiary Turmoil: Jami-Lee Ross on Tertiary Education and Funding Tertiary Turmoil: Jami-Lee Ross on Tertiary Education and Funding , 33.76 MB
Fri 1 Sep 2017

Kelly chats with national MP Jami-Lee Ross about the current state of tertiary education and what the government has done in this sector over the past 9 years. They also delve into Labour's recently announced tertiary education policy package and explore the pros and cons, from a current student and MP perspective. 

In defence of the environment

In defence of the environment In defence of the environment, 25.77 MB
Thu 31 Aug 2017

In the ramp up for the 2017 election, reporter Jack Marshall spoke with Gary Taylor, the CEO of New Zealand’s Environmental Defence Society about the state of New Zealand land air and sea. Taylor gives us a rundown of the parties, policies and how we head forward after the election.

To university and beyond: Tertiary study in New Zealand

To university and beyond: Tertiary study in New Zealand To university and beyond: Tertiary study in New Zealand, 47.92 MB
Thu 31 Aug 2017

Harry, Ben and Lachlan continue our education focused election coverage on today’s show, focusing on tertiary education in NZ. We gather perspectives from Universities New Zealand executive director Chris Whalen, NZ Union of Students Association's Jonathan Gee, The Tertiary Education Union’s national president Sandra Grey, and Josh Williams, CEO of the Industry Trading Federation.

“Is this worth credits?”: The state of our secondary schools

“Is this worth credits?”: The state of our secondary schools “Is this worth credits?”: The state of our secondary schools, 41.94 MB
Wed 30 Aug 2017

Today for education week on The Wire, we look into some of the current challenges students and teachers face within secondary school education, particularly in relation to NCEA. We speak to the PPTA’s Jack Boyle, the NZ Institute’s Eric Crampton, as well as a teacher of 40-years (who also turns out to be Ximena’s mum) to try answer questions about how education policy has shaped the secondary school sector over the years, and about what measures can be taken to improve it.

The Wire with India: Tuesday August 29, 2017

The Wire with India: Tuesday August 29, 2017 The Wire with India: Tuesday August 29, 2017, 101.5 MB
Tue 29 Aug 2017

On today's Wire we continue the focus on education policy ahead of September's election.

We chat to the deputy leader of The Opportunities Party Geoff Simmons about the member who’s joined him as a co-deputy and their views on the education system.

We speak to the New Zealand Education Institute’s ECE spokesperson Virginia Oakley about the issues facing Early Childhood Education and Rikki Sheterline about Primary Schools.

We speak to language experts about National’s policy to offer a second language to all primary school students, and also the growing demand for English support for speakers of other languages.