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The Wire with Laura: 9th of August, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 9th of August, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 9th of August, 2019, 105.63 MB
Fri 9 Aug 2019

50 Shades of Green critique with Don Carson: August, 09, 2019

50 Shades of Green critique with Don Carson: August, 09, 2019 50 Shades of Green critique with Don Carson: August, 09, 2019, 9.1 MB
Fri 9 Aug 2019

Producer Bronwyn Wilde spoke to Don Carson from Forest Owners Association. This interview arose out of an earlier interview last month with a representative from 50 Shades of Green - a group of farmers who are concerned about the Billion Trees program encouraging investors to buy up prime farmland in order to plant trees and reap the carbon credits.  The main takeaway from that initial interview was that 50 Shades of Green wanted those billion trees to be native, and planted on marginal land. 

Don Carson heard this interview and got in contact to defend pines and forestry as the solution to sequester our carbon in the short term, and supply jobs for farmers who will be forced to change their lifestyles.  

He began by telling us what he sees as the weaknesses of the 50 Shades of Green campaign.

 

This day in history: 9th August, 2019

This day in history: 9th August, 2019 This day in history: 9th August, 2019, 17.81 MB
Fri 9 Aug 2019

This day in history goes back to 1974 for the resignation of American President Richard Nixon amidst the fallout from the Watergate Scandal.

The Wire with Stewart: August 8, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: August 8, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: August 8, 2019, 100.52 MB
Thu 8 Aug 2019

It's The Thursday Wire with Stewart Sowman-Lund and Deb Rawson!

This week:

  • The Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has lashed out at coalition partner Labour, over their handling of the abortion law debate. Commentator Ben Thomas breaks down what this means for the government.
  • Plus, the Official Cash Rate dropped yesterday by 50 basis points… double market expectations. But what is the official cash rate? And why should we care that it’s dropped. Economist Shamubeel Eaqub explains it in language we can all, hopefully, understand.
  • After that, Justice Minister Andrew Little is here for his weekly catch-up. Stewart asks him whether he was blindsided by Winston Peters’ talk of a referendum on abortion use.
  • Then, as protests at Ihumatao continue, Deb asks what this all means from a legal perspective.
  • And finally - we’ll catch up with our Australian Correspondent to get all the latest news from across the ditch in Neighbourhood Watch!

It's The Thursday Wire! 

Winston vs Labour? Ben Thomas breaks down the coalition drama: August 8, 2019

Winston vs Labour? Ben Thomas breaks down the coalition drama: August 8, 2019 Winston vs Labour? Ben Thomas breaks down the coalition drama: August 8, 2019, 16.6 MB
Thu 8 Aug 2019

Is there chaos in the coalition? Yesterday, NZ First ministers revealed they were planning to take the issue of abortion law reform to the public, with a referendum. And yet, NZ First Minister Tracey Martin said that this was never a discussion raised during conversations on the matter. Add to that Labour’s Andrew Little, who has been working on this Bill for around a year, says he was taken by surprise with the announcement that NZ First would push for a referendum. So, what does it all mean for the government? Commentator Ben Thomas is here to break it down. Host Stewart Sowman-Lund starts by asking him how serious this all is.

 

I/V w/ Para Kore: August 7, 2019

I/V w/ Para Kore: August 7, 2019 I/V w/ Para Kore: August 7, 2019, 13.53 MB
Wed 7 Aug 2019

Sherry Zhang speaks with general manager of Para Kore, Jacquis Forbes. Para Kore is an organisation working toward education around how to best manage waste. They are also working especially with marae. This was part of Sherry’s investigation into waste, and is timely now because Para Kore are actually the ones monitoring all the waste at Ihumātao. Sherry started by asking what Para Kore is.

I/V on the 'climate of ignorance': August 7, 2019

I/V on the 'climate of ignorance': August 7, 2019 I/V on the 'climate of ignorance': August 7, 2019, 9.93 MB
Wed 7 Aug 2019

Joel Rindelaub is a research fellow at the University of Auckland, he’s currently studying applications of analytical chemistry, whether it’s environmental concerns or forensic science. Recently, he wrote a piece in Newsroom called Why Sources Matter in a Climate of Ignorance? It talked about a so-called climate expert who was not in fact a climate expert. An excerpt from the piece reads as follows: “Not only does he propagate material that misrepresents our current understanding of science, he has also displayed ethically dubious behaviour while doing so.” Lillian Hanly got Joel into the studio to have a chat and started by asking him why he wrote the piece.

This is topical because only this morning National MP Chris Penk tweeted in regards to the abortion reform legislation announcement, “Sure, we expected some changes but nothing so extreme (/cruel?) as liberalising abortion right up to birth.” Which is just blatantly incorrect. 

When questioned on this, leader of the National Party Simon Bridges told Radio NZ, ‘one person’s misinformation is another person’s fact’.

Update on Ihumātao: August 7, 2019

Update on Ihumātao: August 7, 2019 Update on Ihumātao: August 7, 2019, 5.79 MB
Wed 7 Aug 2019

Tuwhenuaroa was out at Ihumātao on Wednesday 7th August, and is live in studio to give us a bit of an update