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The life of a busker

The life of a busker The life of a busker, 6.21 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2018

Over the long weekend, the Auckland International buskers festival took place.
Producer Leonard Powell caught up with a few of the acts to get an insight into the life of a busker.

Frith from the Fringe

Frith from the Fringe Frith from the Fringe, 5.44 MB
Fri 26 Jan 2018

Kelly talked to performer and writer Frith Horan who is in the process, with her co-writer Ava, of devising a light-hearted piece for the Fringe Festival. The two insanely talented performers are wanting to take a poke at what people see as ‘cool’ and the constant conformity they have viewed and experienced in our culture. Frith starts by explaining her background as a performer:

 

‘Cool Behaviour’ will be showing at the Vault at Q Theatre from the 22-24 feb at 8.30pm. You can find tickets at aucklandfringe.co.nz and you’re sure to leave with a smile on your face.

 

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 26 Jan 2018

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 26 Jan 2018 The Wire with Kelly: Friday 26 Jan 2018, 104.55 MB
Fri 26 Jan 2018

The Future of Education

The Future of Education The Future of Education, 7.78 MB
Fri 26 Jan 2018

Producer Laura Kvigstad, speaks with President of the New Zealand Educational Institute, Lynda Stuart, on the future of education in New Zealand. Stuart touches on rising costs for parents, the technological influences on education and the importance of bringing more teachers into the pression. 

Rickets On The Rise

Rickets On The Rise Rickets On The Rise, 6.17 MB
Fri 26 Jan 2018

Producer Laura Kvigstad talks with, pediatric endocrinologist, Ben Wheeler on his research with shows a prevalence of vitamin d deficiency in pregnant South Island New Zealand women. 

 

Too Little too late?

Too Little too late? Too Little too late?, 7.3 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2018

Two iwi who settled Treaty breaches with the crown in the 1990s have received a combined $370 million in further payment due to clauses in the agreements. Waikato Tainui and Ngai Tahu were paid the money in December last year due to relativity clauses that mean they get a portion of future settlements over the $1 billion fiscal envelope set in the 1990s. Lachlan spoke with Treaty Negotiations minister Andrew Little about the payments.

 

Just how progressive is the new TPP?

Just how progressive is the new TPP? Just how progressive is the new TPP?, 22.83 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2018

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is reportedly a done deal, again.  The rebranded Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership is due to be signed in Chile on 8 March. Labour and NZ First are confident in changes, and have spent this most part of this morning defending their decision to flip from their pre election stance and sign. Meanwhile James Shaw released a statement that greens still will not sign. I chatted today with TPP critic Professor Jane Kelsey of the University of Auckland Law School to unpack what changes are in the new agreement, and just how hard our government is pushing for their demands.

 

The Bachelor: Will Arts get a rose?

The Bachelor: Will Arts get a rose? The Bachelor: Will Arts get a rose?, 8.22 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2018

We’re starting off Wire Worry Week with education. Today we discuss the merits of a Bachelor of Arts degree and its relevance in 2018. Lachlan spoke with Massey University’s Richard Shaw about BAs and how useful the degree is. He began by asking him about the degree being seen as not having a clear career path and what the positives of it are.

 

The Wire with Harry: Thursday January 25, 2018

The Wire with Harry: Thursday January 25, 2018 The Wire with Harry: Thursday January 25, 2018, 32.96 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2018

First up we talk to Justice Minister Andrew Little about ongoing treaty settlements, as well as Professor Jane Kelsey about the CPTPP.

For our Wire Worry Week, Lachlan spoke to Richard Shaw from Massey University about the future of the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Finally we have This Day in History, which takes us back to the start of the 2011 Egyptian Uprising.

This Day in History: 2011

This Day in History: 2011 This Day in History: 2011, 21.05 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2018

For today's This Day in History we look at the uprising against Egypt's then-President Hosni Mubarak, which began on the 25th of January and formally ended with his resignation on February the 11th.