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I/W w/ Fossil Free UoA: January 23, 2019

I/W w/ Fossil Free UoA: January 23, 2019 I/W w/ Fossil Free UoA: January 23, 2019, 19.23 MB
Wed 23 Jan 2019

Isaac Ottley and Wednesday Davis are part of the Fossil Free University of Auckland group here on campus. It is part of the wider 350 movement looking to unite people around climate change solutions. 350 Aotearoa hopes to grow climate action in NZ. Fossil Free UoA formed in 2015 with 350s support and their aim is to have the University completely divest from fossil fuels. Newsroom reported this week that coal-fired generated energy from Genesis Energy’s Huntly station was the highest in the December quarter in more than five years. Genesis said “conditions in the market were “unprecedented” given the unusually low lake inflows for that time of the year and reduced production from the Pohokura gas field”. Essentially, tight gas supplies last year and NZ’s reliance on the flexibility of Genesis to run it’s dual fuel units when required, meant they had to burn a lot more coal than usual. Isaac is the President of Fossil Free UoA, and Wednesday is the Treasurer. Their campaign has been going on for a while, and Lillian Hanly wasn’t entirely sure what the group did behind the scenes of public demonstrations at the university calling for divestment but had also heard there had been some movement within the University’s Council in looking into this issue. Lillian spoke with Isaac and Wednesday to find out more, they talked extensively about the wider issue regarding divestment and fossil fuels themselves.

 

I/W w/ Oxfam NZ on inequality: January 23, 2019

I/W w/ Oxfam NZ on inequality: January 23, 2019 I/W w/ Oxfam NZ on inequality: January 23, 2019, 10.08 MB
Wed 23 Jan 2019

Oxfam released their annual report on inequality this week. This study has been criticised for its limited reach and unreliable calculation methods, the study itself remains controversial, yet the issue it raises, increasing gaps of inequality, is hardly disputeed, and seems to only be getting worse. Rachael Le Mesurier is the executive director for Oxfam NZ, and Lillian Hanly got in touch with her to speak more about inequality and the possibilities of combating this.

The Wire with Lillian: January 23, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: January 23, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: January 23, 2019, 110.73 MB
Wed 23 Jan 2019

For Dear Science it’s the international year of the periodic table, and we look at desalination methods which might have the opposite effect on some water, as well as a handy trick to help memorise things.

We hear from Fossil Free University of Auckland about their ongoing struggle to get the University to divest from fossil fuels.

And we speak to Oxfam about their latest, controversial, report regarding widening gaps of inequality

Are EU having a laugh? w/ Mary-Margaret Slack: January 22, 2019

Are EU having a laugh? w/ Mary-Margaret Slack: January 22, 2019 Are EU having a laugh? w/ Mary-Margaret Slack: January 22, 2019, 15.71 MB
Tue 22 Jan 2019

Stewart catches up with our European Correspondent Mary-Margaret Slack. This week,Theresa May has faced a vote of no confidence, has been working to prepare a new Brexit deal - and Jacinda Ardern is over in the UK too. 

 

I/v with Fiona McNamara: January 22, 2019

I/v with Fiona McNamara: January 22, 2019 I/v with Fiona McNamara: January 22, 2019, 5.04 MB
Tue 22 Jan 2019

Last night, Newshub broadcast an ‘exclusive’ interview with the ringleader of the notorious Roast Busters, a group of teens who boasted about having sex with drunk girls. Now, the ringleader Joseph Parker has said he’s not the monster he was made out to be and is making amends. But do we care? Should we care? And what’s more, it appears he’s also trying to launch a music career at the same time.

Stewart spoke to Fiona McNamara from the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network, and started by asking her for her reaction to last night's story.

Selling Stuff w/ Duncan Grieve: January 22, 2019

Selling Stuff w/ Duncan Grieve: January 22, 2019 Selling Stuff w/ Duncan Grieve: January 22, 2019, 3.81 MB
Tue 22 Jan 2019

Last week it was confirmed that major media player Stuff is up for sale. Nine Media CEO Hugh Marks has confirmed that a sale process for Stuff - which includes a number of regional newspapers and other assets - would begin in the coming months. Duncan Grieve, founder of The Spinoff, is a media commentator, and spoke with Stewart Sowman-Lund this morning. Stewart started by asking him whether he’s surprised by the news.

 

A broken welfare system and the rise of hardship grants: January 21, 2019

A broken welfare system and the rise of hardship grants: January 21, 2019 A broken welfare system and the rise of hardship grants: January 21, 2019, 15.85 MB
Mon 21 Jan 2019

Producer Oscar speaks with AAAP's Ricardo Mendndez-March about the increase in the number of people applying for hardship grants.

The danger of police pursuits with Stuart Nash and Emmy Rakete: January 21, 2019

The danger of police pursuits with Stuart Nash and Emmy Rakete: January 21, 2019 The danger of police pursuits with Stuart Nash and Emmy Rakete: January 21, 2019, 34.42 MB
Mon 21 Jan 2019

Lachlan spoke with Police Minister Stuart Nash about police pursuit procedure following a deadly chase last week. bFM Reporter Bevan Tucker discusses why they're dangerous with PAPA's Emmy Rakete.

Expanding the CPTPP w/ David Parker: January 19, 2019

Expanding the CPTPP w/ David Parker: January 19, 2019 Expanding the CPTPP w/ David Parker: January 19, 2019, 12.74 MB
Mon 21 Jan 2019

The first commission meeting of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) took place this week with a number of issues discussed including the expanding of the deal. Jemima speaks to Minister of Trade and Export Growth David Parker about the CPTPP and what an expansion could mean for New Zealand.

The Wire with Jemima: January 21, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: January 21, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: January 21, 2019, 104.46 MB
Mon 21 Jan 2019

This week on the Monday Wire Jemima speaks to Chlöe Swarbrick about the impact of the housing crisis on youth mental health. bFM reporter Oscar Perress speaks to Ricardo Menendez March from Auckland Action Againt Poverty about the Ministry of Social Development's recent report. Lachlan speaks with Minister of Police Stuart Nash about police pursuit procedure and bFM reporter Bevan Tucker speaks to People Against Prisons Aotearoa for their opinion on the topic. Chloe Ann King and Jessica Buchanan talk about Raise the Bar, a new hospitality workers union as part of a larger report on the conditions of hospitality coming in later weeks. Jemima talks to Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker about changes to the CPTPP. Finally, we have a chat about Auckland Anniversary Day and what that's all about.