Everybody Eats is all about feeding people. They rescue food that would otherwise go to landfill. Every monday night at Gemayze Street in St Kevins arcade, people from all walks of life are encouraged to come along for a 3 course meal, which is a pay as you feel basis. Leonard Powell has a chat with Nick Loosely, the man behind Everybody Eats.
Bronwyn Bent is a co-director of The Race, a play by the Hobson Street Theatre Company in association with the Auckland City Mission, that is on as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival. It looks at the way racism affects those experiencing homelessness in Aotearoa and wants to spark a discussion that reminds people that ‘homeless don’t mean hopeless’. Lillian Hanly spoke with Bent before opening night tomorrow night and started by asking what the play was about.
The Government has confirmed the establishment of a four-member ministerial advisory group to investigate the establishment of a Public Media Funding Commission. The Labour Government has placed public broadcasting as a top priority for them this term especially when it comes to how public media is funded. Minister Claire Curran says a well-resourced public media is necessary to tell our stories and inform our democracy and that she wants to be sure we have the right framework for a resilient and sustainable New Zealand broadcasting system. Sam Smith spoke to the minister about the new advisory group and the state of public media.
Today is the first day back at uni for Auckland uni students and it’s a busy day on campus. All of the uni clubs have set up their stalls in the quad and Albert Park in the hopes they’ll get some new sign ups. Mary-Margaret went to ask some of the people at the stalls about joining clubs at uni and what it can add to your uni experience. She started by asking the student running the netball stall how many players are on their netball team.
Soala Wilson from The Works Hair Salon in Grey Lynn, with the help of Nicola Edwards from the Auckland Foundation, have created the charity SPINZ. This is Sanitary Products in New Zealand Schools. An organisation that takes donations and money to supply schools with pads. Lillian Hanly speaks with Soala and Nicola about the organisation and their attempt to raise awareness through a Round the Bays entry.
If you want to find out more, visit spinzs.co.nz or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to have a go at running (or walking) with them this weekend.
The government has announced plans to reform abortion law in Aotearoa. Justice Minister Andrew Little has begun the process, asking the law commission to look at the law as it stands and make recommendations for the future. Lachlan spoke with Family Planning Chief Executive Jackie Edmond about current abortion law and what she wants out of reform.
Justice Minister Andrew Little talks with Lachlan about legal aid and a recent surge in the polls for the Labour party, as well as Jackie Edmond from Family Planning NZ about abortion law reform. Jemima talks to AUT senior lecturer Lexie Matheson about Pride, the police, and whether attitudes are changing, while Leah has an interview with Alison Eddy from the New Zealand College of Midwives, about a shortage in the sector. Finally there's This Day in History, which takes us back to 1986 and a revolution in the Philippines.
This Worry Week the Wire is looking at Pride issues. Jemima talked to academic and transwoman Lexie Matheson about Pride and the Police, the rainbow Police car in the Auckland Pride Parade and about the changing attitudes towards the queer community in New Zealand.