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.