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Locked up and locked out of democracy: November 29, 2018

Locked up and locked out of democracy: November 29, 2018 Locked up and locked out of democracy: November 29, 2018, 25.82 MB
Thu 29 Nov 2018

Lachlan spoke with Green MP Golriz Ghahraman and bFM reporter Harry Willis spoke with JustSpeak's Tania Sawicki mead about the ban on prisoner voting rights and their campaigns to get the ban lifted.

Community Garden - 312 HUB: November 29, 2018

Community Garden - 312 HUB: November 29, 2018 Community Garden - 312 HUB: November 29, 2018, 34.21 MB
Thu 29 Nov 2018

For a surprise second installment of the community garden in a single week, we hear from Oscar talking to Sabrina Puia, From 312 HUB in Onehunga about the hub and creative spaces.

This day in history: 29th November, 2018

This day in history: 29th November, 2018 This day in history: 29th November, 2018, 125.7 MB
Thu 29 Nov 2018

This day in history goes back to 1945 for the official proclamation that the Kingdom of Yugoslavia was to be dissolved, and replaced by the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

I/W w/ National Youth Coordinator for Shakti about the 16 Days of Activism campaign: November 28, 2018

I/W w/ National Youth Coordinator for Shakti about the 16 Days of Activism campaign: November 28, 2018 I/W w/ National Youth Coordinator for Shakti about the 16 Days of Activism campaign: November 28, 2018, 10.66 MB
Wed 28 Nov 2018

Shakti is a organisation that supports women, youth and children experiencing domestic violence, specifically from Asian, Middle Eastern and African communities. They have launched a crowdfunding campaign for the international 16 Days of Activism campaign to support the immediate survival of Shakti Wellington Refuge, which is near closure after 5 years of negotiations with the Ministry of Social Development to be given more government funding. Mengzhu Fu is the National Youth Co-ordinator for the organisation and Lillian Hanly spoke to them to find out more about the campaign as well as the organisation itself. Lillian started by asking how Shakti started.

Growing up, not out: vertical farming in NZ: November 28, 2018

Growing up, not out: vertical farming in NZ: November 28, 2018 Growing up, not out: vertical farming in NZ: November 28, 2018, 8.61 MB
Wed 28 Nov 2018

Could vertical farming be the answer to New Zealand's lack of food security plan? Horticulture NZ's environmental policy advisor Rachel McClung says no, in a recently published report. With producer Lisa Boudet, she discusses the benefits of growing up, not out, in a country where farmland is shrinking, but also points out why it cannot be New Zealand's miracle solution. 

The Wire with Lillian: November 28, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: November 28, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: November 28, 2018, 113.51 MB
Wed 28 Nov 2018

For Dear Science we talk about landing on Mars, and planes with no moving parts.

We talk to Clayton Mitchell from NZ First today about the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. 

Lisa reports on vertical farming and talks to Rachel McClung from Horticulture NZ.

And we speak to Mengzhu Fu from Shakti about their 16 Days Against Violence campaign.

Justin's International Desk: November 27th 2018

Justin's International Desk: November 27th 2018 Justin's International Desk: November 27th 2018, 20.7 MB
Tue 27 Nov 2018

Taiwan’s local election over the weekend brought disastrous results for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. Out of the 22 elections for the head of the local authorities, the DPP lost a half of their mayorships from 13 to 6 while the opposing Kuomintang doubled their current gain from 6 to 15. Justin looked into what contributed to the result and (spoiler alert) China contributed to a large part to it.

 

Greendesk: November 27th, 2018

Greendesk: November 27th, 2018 Greendesk: November 27th, 2018, 29.43 MB
Tue 27 Nov 2018

Predator Free New Zealand has announced as a conservation plan in July of 2016. The policy has the ambitious goal of exterminating all stoats, possums and rats from New Zealand by 2050. According to some ecologists, this policy is not only impossible but also counterproductive for conservation goals. Critics argue that the policy is technically and financially flawed, socially unaware, ecologically unscientific and ethically irresponsible. To explore some of these criticisms, Ella spoke with Wayne Linklater, associate professor at Victoria University.

 

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: November 27 2018

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: November 27 2018 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: November 27 2018, 125.37 MB
Tue 27 Nov 2018

Ben speaks to Holly Dove from Kiwi Bottle Drive about bringing back that recycling option.

We have a special feature from the Thursday Wire’s own Community Garden news where Oscar is learning about recycling bicycles.

In international news, Justin gives us a recap on Taiwan’s local elections and what the implications will be.

For the Green Desk this week, Ella speaks to Associate Professor of biological sciences from Victoria about predator free New Zealand.

And finally, Leonard treats us to another everyday people clip with a backpacker he picked up.

Kiwi Bottle Drive: 27 November 2018

Kiwi Bottle Drive: November 27 2018 Kiwi Bottle Drive: November 27 2018, 17.27 MB
Tue 27 Nov 2018

Ben speaks to Holly Dove from the Kiwi Bottle Drive about the possibility of re-introducing Bottle Deposit Schemes in NZ.