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Where next? New Zealand's Climate woes begin to be tackled.

Where next? New Zealand's climate woes begin to be tackled. , 16.36 MB
Fri 27 Apr 2018

Producer Will Parsonson speaks to Murray Sherwin, chief of the productivity commision, about the recent report on the future of climate based policy in New Zealand. The report details the steps the government and our community as a whole must take to tackle one of the biggest challenges our generation faces.

Wearing Bread and Butter, more comfortable than it sounds.

Wearing Bread and Butter, more comfortable than it sounds. , 26.66 MB
Fri 27 Apr 2018

Tess Barnett talks to Rose Hope, owner of K roads's very own Bread and Butter Letter, a vintage clothing shop focused on socially positive consumerism. Rose chats to Tess about concious consumerism and how she sees the effects of consumerism. 

Veterans: Are We Meeting Their Needs?

Veterans: Are We Meeting Their Needs? Veterans: Are We Meeting Their Needs?, 15.14 MB
Fri 27 Apr 2018

Producer Laura, speaks with David McBride, an associate professor of Otago University, who is conducting research into the management of mental and physical health of veterans. In light of Government's recent announcement for a 1.1 million dollar grant, we look into New Zealand's shortcomings around the care of our veterans. 

Why don't we recognise the Armenian genocide?

Why don't we recognise the Armenian genocide? Why don't we recognise the Armenian genocide?, 10.03 MB
Thu 26 Apr 2018

Sarah Tatafu interviews Catherine Dulahunty about the issues New Zealand has with the Armenian Genocide.

Statues of limitations

Statues of limitations Statues of limitations, 3.9 MB
Thu 26 Apr 2018

Dotted around the country are reminders of New Zealand’s colonial past in the form of statues. Many of the people in these statues committed atrocities in their time and their legacies are being reevaluated. Lachlan spoke with Dr Hirini Kaa from the University of Auckland about these statues, what they represent, and what should be done about them in 2018.

 

White poppies or red poppies?

White poppies or red poppies? White poppies or red poppies?, 4 MB
Thu 26 Apr 2018

This week on the Wire we're looking at War and Colonial Memorials with yesterday being ANZAC day. Jemima spoke with Edwina Hughes, who is the coordinator for Peace Movement Aotearoa, about White Poppies for Peace. They discussed why people wear white poppies and why they are different to the RSA's red poppies. Jemima first asked Edwina, what are white poppies and why do people choose to wear them?

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 26th April

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 26th April The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 26th April, 42.76 MB
Thu 26 Apr 2018

First up Andrew LIttle joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss Maori incarceration rates, drug and alcohol courts, and protesting ANZAC day. Then Neutral Corner returns where we follow up on the Sergei Skripal poisoning case. Our Wire Worry Week is war and monuments and we have Edwina Hughes Peace Movement Aotearoa to discuss white poppies. Dr Hirini Kaa joins Lachlan to discuss Aotearoa’s colonial monuments. Sarah and Talia get the student opinion of ANZAC day. Finally this day in history returns for the 1960 ousting of South Korean President Syngman Rhee

 

Neutral Corner: The Novichok affair

Neutral Corner: The Novichok affair Neutral Corner: The Novichok affair, 15.93 MB
Thu 26 Apr 2018

With the fallout from an alleged Russian poisoning attack ongoing, Neutral Corner contrasts the rival coverage given by the BBC and RT.

This Day in History: 1960

This Day in History: 1960 This Day in History: 1960, 21.55 MB
Thu 26 Apr 2018

This Day in History takes us back to 1960 for the resignation of South Korean President Syngman Rhee.

What impact can political corruption have on society?

What impact can political corruption have on society? What impact can political corruption have on society?, 40.56 MB
Thu 26 Apr 2018

What impact can political corruption have on society? What effect will the allegations against U.S. President Donald Trump, his family, and his associates have on government and society in the United States? Maria Armoudian discusses the potential consequences of the ongoing investigation into Donald Trump with Matthew Stephenson and Richard Gordon.

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