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DHB Psychologist Strike w/ Chris Murray: October 21, 2019

DHB Psychologist Strike w/ Chris Murray: October 21, 2019 DHB Psychologist Strike w/ Chris Murray: October 21, 2019, 12.95 MB
Mon 21 Oct 2019

600 psychologists will be voting next week on a new offer to settle negotiations. This is the third month of partial strikes, with DHB psychologists not taking new clients nor working overtime. Sherry spoke to DHB psychologist Chris Murray on the strikes and union demands, the workplace crisis with low retention rate/burnout and the lack of respect given to psychologsts in comparison to other medical professionals. Sherry begins by asking Chris why DHB psychologists are striking. 

The Big Q: Scars of the past: How important is historical memory in politics? October 21, 2019

The Big Q: Scars of the past: How important is historical memory in politics? October 21, 2019 The Big Q: Scars of the past: How important is historical memory in politics? October 21, 2019, 41.86 MB
Mon 21 Oct 2019

How important is historical memory in politics? What can we learn about how our memories of the past are manipulated to change current and future politics? What can we learn from “memory entrepreneurs” in places like the former Yugoslavia? How did they try to change understandings about the past to influence the future? Doug Becker speaks with Jelena Subotic, Brent Steele, and Brent Sasley about the importance of memory in political settings.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

The Wire with Jemima: October 21, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: October 21, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: October 21, 2019, 102.07 MB
Mon 21 Oct 2019

This week on the Monday Wire, Lachlan speaks with Emmy Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about the trial of armed police units across New Zealand. Jemima talks to Richard Wagstaff from Council of Trade Unions about the government's discussion paper on fair pay agreements. Sherry speaks with DHB psychologist Chris Murray about upcoming strike action. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Jemima wraps it up with the regular segment with Green Party co-leader James Shaw about legalising drug testing for festivals and the most recent environment update report. 

Should New Zealand Have Fair Pay Agreements?: October 21, 2019

Should New Zealand Have Fair Pay Agreements?: October 21, 2019 Should New Zealand Have Fair Pay Agreements?: October 21, 2019, 6.01 MB
Mon 21 Oct 2019

Last week the Governmen released a discussion paper, "Designing a Fair Pay Agreements System", about what a proposed law on Fair Pay Agreements could include. Jemima spoke to New Zealand Council of Trade Unions President, Richard Wagstaff, about the paper and what it might mean for New Zealand workers.

Neutral corner: 18th October, 2019

Neutral corner: 18th October, 2019 Neutral corner: 18th October, 2019, 13.97 MB
Fri 18 Oct 2019

Neutral corner for this week looks at media coverage of the ongoing debate about impeaching US President Donald Trump for allegedly leaning on the Ukrainian government for damaging information about possible Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

The National Party with Denise Lee: 18th of October, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: 18th of October, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: 18th of October, 2019, 36.71 MB
Fri 18 Oct 2019

Denise Lee joins Laura Kvigstad for their weekly chat. This week they discuss the Terrorism Suppression Bill and the National Party's controversial amendments to the bill that were rejected quickly by government. After that, they touch on Simon Bridges questions being slashed by Speak of The House, Trevor Mallard. This follows the National Party's refusal to remove ads that have been deemed misleading to the public. The Labour Party has also been argued this has breached the 1993 Electoral Act's section 3A, as parties are not permitted to use parliamentary video for election advertisements. Laura and Denise finish up by discussing the recent case of a repeat drunk driving offender being granted residency. The National Party expressed concerns around the decision however it was National MP Michael Woodhouse who granted the individual protected person status back in 2012. Denise says a repeat offender shouldn't have been granted residency as the individual poses a threat to the public's safety. 

Kiwisaver for houses: 18th October, 2019

Kiwisaver for houses: 18th October, 2019 Kiwisaver for houses: 18th October, 2019, 10.66 MB
Fri 18 Oct 2019

With calls for Kiwisaver to be extended to investment properties, Interim Retirement Commissioner Peter Cordtz speaks to Jack about what they think of the idea.

The Wire with Laura: 18th of October, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 18th of October, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 18th of October, 2019, 105.95 MB
Fri 18 Oct 2019

On this weeks Friday Wire:

The National Party’s, Denise Lee, joins Laura Kvigstad where they discuss the Terrorism Suppression Bill and the National Party's controversial amendments to the bill that were rejected quickly by government. Then, they chat about Simon Bridges questions being slashed for question time by Speak of The House, Trevor Mallard. They finish off by discussing the recent case of a repeat drunk driving offender being granted residency. The National Party expressed concerns around the decision however it was National MP Michael Woodhouse who granted the individual protected person status back in 2012.

After that, The Mental Health Foundation’s Shaun Robinson joins Laura to discuss the recent decision to implement a new mental health facility in the Waikato by the government. 

Then, Jack Marshal speaks to Peter Courts, the Interim Retirement Commissioner about the proposal to allow KiwiSaver withdrawals for investment property

Then, Rachel Simpson speaks to  Disability Minister Carmel Sepuloni talking about increased funding for people with disabilities.

And Finally, in the latest segment of Neutral Corner, Benjamin J Goldson takes a look at the media coverage around the most recent claims of an impending impeachment of US President, Donald Trump. 

Mental Health Spending with Shaun Robinson: 18th of October, 2019

Mental Health Spending with Shaun Robinson: 18th of October, 2019 Mental Health Spending with Shaun Robinson: 18th of October, 2019, 7.37 MB
Fri 18 Oct 2019

On Thursday the 17th of October, the government announced a new mental health facility in the Waikato. The $100 million project is set to replace the aging Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre which David Clark says is no longer fit for purpose. The Mental Health Foundations Chief Executive, Shaun Robinson joins Laura Kvigstad to discuss why placing funding on infrastructure is important in addressing Aotearoa's mental health crisis. 

The Wire with Stewart: October 17, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: October 17, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: October 17, 2019, 103.69 MB
Thu 17 Oct 2019

Stewart's back and it's a Wire for the history books, with two producers in studio at the same time! Mary-Margaret and Justin are back this week.

On the show:

  • With the news that Mediaworks has made some pretty major cuts to comedy and reality TV shows, Stewart Sowman-Lund speaks to journalist Philip Matthews. He’s the co-author of Funny As, a book about the history of Kiwi Comedy. Stewart gets his thoughts on what the cuts and cancellations to comedy programming might mean for the future of the industry.
  • Then, Labour Party MP and Justice Minister Andrew Little is here. Today, he talks about last week’s polling and a new counter terrorism bill
  • After that, Mary-Margaret learns about zero waste packaging with K Rd vintage shop, Crushes, who have just installed their latest initiative
  • Plus, producer Sherry asks Education Minister Chris Hipkins about amendments made to Pastoral Care laws for students in Halls of Residences
  • Then, International Desk is back - Justin delves into some history on the Turkey offensive into Syria.

All that plus a chaotic Poll Position and some texts from our listeners. It's The Thursday Wire and it's wired as.