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Neighbourhood Watch: Macron calls Turnbull's Wife Delicious

Neighbourhood Watch: Macron calls Turnbull's Wife Delicious Neighbourhood Watch: Macron calls Turnbull's Wife Delicious, 4.88 MB
Fri 4 May 2018

On Neighbourhood Watch we talk about Emmanuel Macron's visit to Australia where some unfortunate tranlations take place and the Australian government introducing fees free TAFEs. 

Housing First: A small step towards addressing NZ's Homelessness

Housing First: A small step towards addressing NZ's Homelessness Housing First: A small step towards addressing NZ's Homelessness, 16.95 MB
Fri 4 May 2018

This morning the government announced its new plans to boost funding and pour more resources into battling New Zealands homelessness crisis. The plan piggybacks of successful programmes overseas and look to first introduce homeless people to Housing before they are supported with other issues. Producer Will Parsonson speaks to Ricardo Menendez- March from auckland action against poverty, unpacking this new funding boost.

The Wire with Laura: Friday 4 May 2018

The Wire with Laura: Friday 4 May 2018 The Wire with Laura: Friday 4 May 2018, 39 MB
Fri 4 May 2018

The Wire with Laura: Friday 4 May 2018

A Prevalence in Cyber Bullying For Nurses

A Prevalence in Cyber Bullying For Nurses A Prevalence in Cyber Bullying For Nurses, 5.18 MB
Fri 4 May 2018

Laura Kvigstad spoke with Massey University Lecturer, Natalie D'Souza, on her research around cyber bullying that nurses are experiencing. 

The unconscious bias in our education system

The unconscious bias in our education system The unconscious bias in our education system , 26.59 MB
Thu 3 May 2018

Early this year, the Ministry of Education advised the government that a major step must be taken to accelerate Māori achievement. This step would address an unconscious bias against Māori students in schools. Jemima spoke with Myles Ferris, the President of Te Akatea, the Māori Principals Association, about this bias. They discussed what needs to happen to ensure Māori students feel valued and achieve well at school. 

Does waka jumping put the government in dangerous waters?

Does waka jumping put the government in dangerous waters? Does waka jumping put the government in dangerous waters?, 7.47 MB
Thu 3 May 2018

As part of Labour’s coalition deal with NZ First they promised to support the so called ‘waka jumping’ bill. The bill would allow a party leader to expel an MP if believe the MP has acted in a way to distort political party proportionality and have the support of 2/3rds of MPs. The bill has been roundly criticised as going against the Bill of Rights Act and seen as undemocratic. Lachlan spoke with Professor Claudia Geiringer from Victoria University about the bill and the problems around it.

Neutral Corner: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un and "tough talk"

Neutral Corner: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un and "tough talk" Neutral Corner: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un and "tough talk", 17.59 MB
Thu 3 May 2018

In the aftermath of a meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas, Neutral Corner looks at the coverage given to this historic meeting by Fox News and China Global Television Network, with a cold open by North Korea's state broadcaster.

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 3rd May

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 3rd May The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 3rd May, 43.75 MB
Thu 3 May 2018

On today's Wire, Lachlan speaks with Professor Claudia Geiringer about the electoral integrity amendment bill. Neutral corner returns where Ben takes us through the reaction to Korean armistice talks. Jemima speak with Miles Ferris, President of Te Akatea, the Māori principals’ association about biases against Māori in the education system. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss his recent visit with Ngāti Maru and the visit by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s. Finally, this day is history looks at police violence during the Birmingham Alabama marches in 1963.

This Day in History: 1963

This Day in History: 1963 This Day in History: 1963, 22.62 MB
Thu 3 May 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 1963, for the militant deployment of the Birmingham police department against an anti-segregationist march led by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Wire Worry Week: Captain Cook, to celebrate or to educate?

Commemorating colonialism Commemorating colonialism , 15.66 MB
Wed 2 May 2018

 

Next year will be the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's arrival and a number of events are being organised to celebrate this. Glenis Philib-Barbara nō Te Tai Rawhiti is helping to complexify the arrival narrative and offer more educational based events. Lillian Hanly spoke with her about her work to include recognition of the region’s pre-European history, and that using the word ‘discovered’ when it comes to Cook and Aotearoa is not something she gels with.