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Jami-Lee Ross on the Government's 'boot camp' policy and the TPP11 agreement negotiations

Jami-Lee Ross on the Government's 'boot camp' policy and the TPP11 agreement negotiations Jami-Lee Ross on the Government's 'boot camp' policy and the TPP11 agreement negotiations, 32.15 MB
Fri 18 Aug 2017

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. 

Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce is a dual NZ citizen and Pauline Hanson causes a stir in Parliament

Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce is a dual NZ citizen and Pauline Hanson causes a stir in Parliament Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce is a dual NZ citizen and Pauline Hanson causes a stir in Parliament, 16.7 MB
Fri 18 Aug 2017

On Neighbourhood Watch for the 18th of August, 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. 

Cloud Workshop

Cloud Workshop Cloud Workshop, 16 MB
Fri 18 Aug 2017

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. 

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 18th August

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 18th August The Wire with Kelly: Friday 18th August, 118.41 MB
Fri 18 Aug 2017

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.

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 17th August

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 17th August The Wire with Harry: Thursday 17th August, 100.58 MB
Thu 17 Aug 2017

On Today's Wire, Ximena speaks with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Matthew Savoca on how fish are eating plastic ocean garbage, because it smells like food. We speak with Labour Deputy Leader Kelvin Davis on mental health support policy for Canterbury’s youth. State of the States is back, this week speaking with Nick Sawhney our regular correspondent from WNYU on the white nationalist conflict in Charlottesville, and an update on what’s happening in Guam, and Ben has a report on Media and the history of US/Russia Relations

The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday August 16, 2017

The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday August 16, 2017 The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday August 16, 2017, 79.71 MB
Wed 16 Aug 2017

Today on the show, Ximena, Will & Reuben explore the debate around vaping, and whether or not it should be banned from public spaces. AUT’s Allan Blackman joins the team to chat about the first official transatlantic telegram that was sent on this day in 1858, as well as new research that has discovered a pigment used in analysing the legitimacy of historic artwork may have been incorrectly identified up until now. NZ First’s Tracey Martin also comes onto the show to chat about the extension of Government’s learning support pilot in schools.

AUSA to vote on disaffiliating anti-abortion group

AUSA to vote on disaffiliating anti-abortion group AUSA to vote on disaffiliating anti-abortion group, 8.24 MB
Tue 15 Aug 2017

A member of Auckland University Students’ Association has put up a question as to whether anti-abortion and anti-euthanasia group ProLife Auckland should be disaffiliated from AUSA. The question also asks whether all groups with similiar ideology should be disallowed from seeking affiliation. A discussion is being held on the issue tomorrow, and a referendum is planned to take place next week. ProLife Auckland say the question is biased and next week's planned vote represents a threat to free speech.

We spoke to both AUSA President, Will Matthews, and the Co-president of ProLife Auckland, Jelena Middleton, about the situation.

'A unique way to prepare for death'

'A unique way to prepare for death' 'A unique way to prepare for death', 20.16 MB
Tue 15 Aug 2017


Briar March is a documentary-maker and her latest project is a short musical about a group of elderly who make their own coffins. She joined India in studio to chat about The Coffin Club which you can watch on the Loading Docs website.

The Wire with India: Tuesday August 15th, 2017

The Wire with India: Tuesday August 15th, 2017 The Wire with India: Tuesday August 15th, 2017, 52.18 MB
Tue 15 Aug 2017


On today's show, we take a look at the controversy over AUSA members voting on whether an anti-abortion and anti-euthanasia group should be disaffiliated from the university.

An Australian constitutional law professor rates the chances of Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce staying in office, after he was revealed to be a New Zealand dual citizen.

A social work expert explains the comparisons drawn between the controversial youth camp on Great Barrier Island and National’s proposed camp.

We also speak to Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox and Lilly Peacock's back with the Green Desk.

Finally, we speak to documentary-maker Briar March about her new short film about a group of elderly who come together to make their own coffins.

Waitakere Ranges at risk?

Waitakere Ranges at risk? Waitakere Ranges at risk? , 14.63 MB
Mon 14 Aug 2017

With reports coming out from from the Auckland City Council that areas of the Waitakere Ranges could be closed down due to Kauri dieback. To find out more, we sit down with Dr. Cate Macinnis, a plant ecologist from the University of Auckland to talk about the Kauri dieback happening in the Waitakere ranges.