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Sustainable NZ party - what's it all about?: November 11, 2019

Sustainable NZ party - what's it all about?: November 11, 2019 Sustainable NZ party - what's it all about?: November 11, 2019, 20.02 MB
Mon 11 Nov 2019

New Zealand has a new political party. The Sustainable New Zealand party has thrown its hat into the ring for the 2020 election with a focus on, surprise surprise, sustainability. They insist they’re not a blue green party, and are headed by former green party and national party member Vernon Tava. They’re willing to work anyone across the political spectrum to achieve their goals. Lachlan spoke with Vernon about the party.

The Wire with Jemima: November 11, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: November 11, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: November 11, 2019, 101.78 MB
Mon 11 Nov 2019

This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the passing of the Zero Carbon Act. Lachlan talks to Vernon Tava who is the leader of the new political party, Sustainable New Zealand, abour what the party stands for. Felix chats with Forest and Bird about the Bird of the Year competition and the Hoiho taking out first place this year. Jemima wraps it up with an interview with Dr Rebekah Graham who has worked with the Child Poverty Action Group on a paper regarding food insecurity in New Zealand. 

The Big Q: Can we avoid the looming climate wars? November 11, 2019

The Big Q: Can we avoid the looming climate wars? November 11, 2019 The Big Q: Can we avoid the looming climate wars? November 11, 2019, 19.84 MB
Mon 11 Nov 2019

Our options as a humanity may be dwindling in the face of climate change. The coming changes may completely alter the world as we know it with collapsed ecosystems, mass immigration of climate refugees, and more devastating wars over basic necessities such as food and water. Maria Armoudian speaks to veteran journalist Gwynne Dyer about the scenarios we face with climate change and the options for humanity.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

Food Insecurity in Aotearoa w/ CPAG: November 11, 2019

Food Insecurity in Aotearoa w/ CPAG: November 11, 2019 Food Insecurity in Aotearoa w/ CPAG: November 11, 2019, 19.22 MB
Mon 11 Nov 2019

Child Poverty Action Group has launched a series of papers that highligtht the problems children face living in food insecure households. Jemima spoke to an author of one of the papers, Dr Rebekah Graham about food insecurity in Aotearoa and what needs to be done to eliminate it. 

Neutral corner: 8th November, 2019

Neutral corner: 8th November, 2019 Neutral corner: 8th November, 2019, 15.56 MB
Fri 8 Nov 2019

Neutral corner for this week looks at media coverage of Iran's recent move to enrich uranium in violation of the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

The National Party's Denise Lee: November 8, 2019

The National Party's Denise Lee: November 8, 2019 The National Party's Denise Lee: November 8, 2019, 27.41 MB
Fri 8 Nov 2019

WE spoke to Denise Lee of the National Party about… The Zero Carbon Bill passing, Background checks for electoral candidates, and Christopher Luxon running for National in Botany.

I/V w/ Suicide Prevention Office Director Carla Na Nagara: Nov 08, 2019

I/V w/ Suicide Prevention Office Director Carla Na Nagara: Nov 08, 2019 I/V w/ Suicide Prevention Office Director Carla Na Nagara: Nov 08, 2019, 8.78 MB
Fri 8 Nov 2019

Producer Bronwyn Wilde spoke to Carla Na Nagara, the director of the newly created Suicide Prevention Office about their Strategy and Action Plan “Every life matters - He Tapu te Oranga o ia Tangata”. Prior to this, Na Nagara worked for 12 years with the Coroner. She will hold this new role for two years initially, while the Office is supported by the Ministry of Health before becoming a stand-alone Office in the near future. She began by talking about the misconceptions around the causes of suicide. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can speak to someone at Lifeline on 0800 543 354

 

The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: November 7, 2019

The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: November 7, 2019 The Wire with Tuwhenuaroa: November 7, 2019, 103.7 MB
Fri 8 Nov 2019

On the show:

Tu spoke to Denise Lee of the National Party about… The Zero Carbon Bill passing, Background checks for electoral candidates, and Christopher Luxon running for National in Botany.

Bronnie spoke to Kevin Hague, Chief Executive of Forest and Bird about the passing of the Zero Carbon 

Tu spoke to Elaine Rush about food poverty in New Zealand, and how it affects children

And Ben does neutral corner on the Iranian nuclear deal

Aotearoa, land of the wide bare cupboard: November 7, 2019

Aotearoa, land of the wide bare cupboard: November 7, 2019 Aotearoa, land of the wide bare cupboard: November 7, 2019, 5 MB
Fri 8 Nov 2019

Tu spoke to Elaine Rush about food poverty in New Zealand, and how it affects children.

Jami-Lee Ross: 'It doesn't matter who the National candidate is': November 7, 2019

Jami-Lee Ross: 'It doesn't matter who the National candidate is': November 7, 2019 Jami-Lee Ross: 'It doesn't matter who the National candidate is': November 7, 2019, 12.33 MB
Thu 7 Nov 2019

Well the battle for the Botany electorate started this week, with the news former Air NZ boss Christoper Luxon will be the National Party’s candidate for the seat. He’s getting compared to John Key left right and centre, but as his first appearance on morning radio proved, he can make some mistakes. So, despite the media storm over Christopher Luxon, can Jami-Lee Ross hold his seat as an independent MP? Everyone of course remembers the public dispute between Ross and National leader Simon Bridges, over political donations that captured the country’s attention last year. Host Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to Jami-Lee Ross this morning, and started by asking him if he can win.