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Paula Penfold and Jon Stephenson explain 'The Valley'

Paula Penfold and Jon Stephenson explain 'The Valley' Paula Penfold and Jon Stephenson explain 'The Valley', 27.33 MB
Tue 22 Aug 2017

Lucy Austin reports on a new documentary who explores the actions of New Zealand Defence forces in Afghanistan. She firstly spoke with writer and journalist of The Valley documentary Paula Penfold. She then spoke with co-author of the book Hit and Run and documentary producer Jon Stephenson to get his wider perspective on New Zealand’s military role overseas.

Lift-off for let's do this

Lift-off for let's do this Lift-off for let's do this , 6.46 MB
Mon 21 Aug 2017

Yesterday Labour launched their 2017 election campaign at the Auckland Town Hall. Reporter Sam Smith dissects what went down. 

The Wire with Joel: Monday 21 August, 2017

The Wire with Joel: Monday 21 August, 2017 The Wire with Joel: Monday 21 August, 2017, 98.89 MB
Mon 21 Aug 2017

On the lead up to the election we will be having a weekly topic where we explore various issues in New Zealand and find out what needs to be done in politics to address them. This week's issue is the environment.
Producer Sam Smith did a report where he dissected Labour’s campaign launch from yesterday in which climate change was a key issue. Host Joel had a chat with Green Party leader James Shaw about environmental policy, and the necessity of the Green Party to pull Labour to the left. We had Southern Cross with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt, who talked to us about human rights abuses and the New Zealand Government’s refusal to take a stance. Producer Jack also spoke with Gary Taylor, CEO of the Environmental Defence Society about the state of New Zealand’s land, air and sea.

Jami-Lee Ross on the Government's 'boot camp' policy and the TPP11 agreement negotiations

Jami-Lee Ross on the Government's 'boot camp' policy and the TPP11 agreement negotiations Jami-Lee Ross on the Government's 'boot camp' policy and the TPP11 agreement negotiations, 32.15 MB
Fri 18 Aug 2017

Kelly talked to National MP Jami-Lee Ross on the recently approved negotiation mandate for the TPP11 agreement, and how this will directly affect New Zealand businesses and trading. Jami-Lee also chats about National's widely condemned Youth Crime policy package. 

Announcement: Ban on Microbeads

Announcement: Ban on Microbeads Announcement: Ban on Microbeads, 16.36 MB
Fri 18 Aug 2017

Producer Laura and Lachlan Balfour talk to Associate Professor at Auckland University School of Biological Sciences Mary Sewell, Environment Associate Minister Scott Simpson, and GreenPeace Spokesperson Elena Di Palma on the government’s advancement and widening on the policy banning of harmful microbeads in many shower gels and household cleaning products.

 

Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce is a dual NZ citizen and Pauline Hanson causes a stir in Parliament

Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce is a dual NZ citizen and Pauline Hanson causes a stir in Parliament Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce is a dual NZ citizen and Pauline Hanson causes a stir in Parliament, 16.7 MB
Fri 18 Aug 2017

On Neighbourhood Watch for the 18th of August, Kelly talks to Nicole about the recent revelation of the Australian Deputy Prime Minister as a dual NZ citizen. We also chat about Pauline Hanson's islamic dress stunt in Parliament and the Federal Government's relaxing of secrecy rules for employees in detention centres. 

Cloud Workshop

Cloud Workshop Cloud Workshop, 16 MB
Fri 18 Aug 2017

Kelly talks to Deb Smith, the founder of Cloud Workshop which provides art and photography workshops for bereaved children and provides for them an environment of solidarity where the government has been yet to. 

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 18th August

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 18th August The Wire with Kelly: Friday 18th August, 118.41 MB
Fri 18 Aug 2017

On the Wire for Friday the 18th of August: 

Producer Laura and Lachlan Balfour talk to Associate Professor at Auckland University School of Biological Sciences Mary Sewell, Environment Associate Minister Scott Simpson, and GreenPeace Spokesperson Elena Di Palma on the government’s advancement and widening on the policy banning of harmful microbeads in many shower gels and household cleaning products.

Kelly talked to National MP Jami-Lee Ross on the recently approved negotiation mandate for the TPP11 agreement, and how this will directly affect New Zealand businesses and trading. Jami-Lee also chats about National's widely condemned Youth Crime policy package.

On Neighbourhood Watch, Kelly talks to Nicole about the recent revelation of the Australian Deputy Prime Minister as a dual NZ citizen. We also chat about Pauline Hanson's islamic dress stunt in Parliament and the Federal Government's relaxing of secrecy rules for employees in detention centres. 

Finally, Kelly talks to Deb Smith, the founder of Cloud Workshop which provides art and photography workshops for bereaved children, and provides for them an environment of solidarity where the government has been yet to.

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 17th August

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 17th August The Wire with Harry: Thursday 17th August, 100.58 MB
Thu 17 Aug 2017

On Today's Wire, Ximena speaks with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Matthew Savoca on how fish are eating plastic ocean garbage, because it smells like food. We speak with Labour Deputy Leader Kelvin Davis on mental health support policy for Canterbury’s youth. State of the States is back, this week speaking with Nick Sawhney our regular correspondent from WNYU on the white nationalist conflict in Charlottesville, and an update on what’s happening in Guam, and Ben has a report on Media and the history of US/Russia Relations

The planet of the vapes

The planet of the vapes The planet of the vapes, 20.3 MB
Wed 16 Aug 2017

Throughout recent years many people have switched from tobacco smoking to electronic cigarettes, or vapes, claiming that it is both far healthier and cheaper than regular tobacco.

Whilst there are many proponents,there are some that strongly oppose vaping.  Last month the Whanganui Council signed off on its new smoke-free policy that now restricts vaping in some public areas, citing health risks such as oral cancer and tobacco gateway effects.

Producer Reuben McLaren interviews population health Professor Chris Bullen and Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall and asks them about vaping health effects and what they made of the new vaping ban.