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Justin's International Desk: January 28, 2020

Justin's International Desk: January 28, 2020 Justin's International Desk: January 28, 2020, 21.91 MB
Tue 28 Jan 2020

The UK will be leaving the EU on the 31st January and International Desk recaps what has happened since the EU referendum on 26 June 2016.

Justin's International Desk: January 28, 2020

Justin's International Desk: January 28, 2020 Justin's International Desk: January 28, 2020, 3.66 MB
Tue 28 Jan 2020

International Desk gives an update on the current situation on the coronavirus outbreak in China, Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

The Wire with Justin: January 28, 2020

The Wire with Justin: January 28, 2020 The Wire with Justin: January 28, 2020, 41.85 MB
Tue 28 Jan 2020

Louis spoke with Terry Bluck about Monkey off your Back, a campaign which tradesmen hit the road to raise funds for mental health.

The UK will leave the European Union this Friday the 31st January and Justin looks back at what has happened since the referendum on 23rd June 2016.

Louis also gives a report on the Fullers ferry debacle, which the company deciding not to operate in unsafe conditions around cruise ships.

International Desk also gives an update on the coronavirus overseas.

Terry Bluck & 'Monkey off your Back': Tuesday the 28th of January

Terry Bluck & 'Monkey off your Back': Tuesday the 28th of January Terry Bluck & 'Monkey off your Back': Tuesday the 28th of January, 12.06 MB
Tue 28 Jan 2020

It’s no secret that we have a problem here in Aotearoa when it comes to mental health, & it seems that men's mental health and male suicide rates are a growing prevalent issue.

Research shows the suicide rate in the construction industry is almost double any other industry in addition, male suicide is increasing within our Maori and Pacific Island communities; and rural Farmers have alarmingly high suicide rates.

A few years back, a group of Australian tradesmen got on their bikes, to address the disproportionate number of men taking their own lives. They called themselves Monkey off your Back, and since then they've been lifting the profile for charities as well as fighting the stigma surrounding mental health.

 

Producer Louis Laws spoke with Terry Bluck, an electrician based in Auckland, who talked about the initiative, as well as the ride they have coming up on the 1st of February...

 

Fullers Ferries: Tuesday the 28th of January

Fullers Ferries: Tuesday the 28th of January Fullers Ferries: Tuesday the 28th of January, 10.71 MB
Tue 28 Jan 2020

Fullers ferries ran into problems a week back, after a number of cancellations & delays for its fleet, causing a public outcry. It seems the blame falls on cruise ships, berthing in the Auckland Harbour, causing havoc for other sailboats in the basin.

Recently fullers put out another statement in a media release this morning, with Fullers CEO  Mike Horne, saying the company will not compromise on the health and safety of its customers and its people, in response to criticism for the decision to cancel services when cruise ships are thrusting in the harbour.

Our breakfast host Rachel spoke with Mayor Phil Goff this morning about what is going on, as well as his response to the issue...

 

Housing unaffordability: January 21, 2020

Housing unaffordability: January 21, 2020 Housing unaffordability: January 21, 2020, 9.38 MB
Fri 24 Jan 2020

Louis talks to Hugh Pavletich, the co-author of the Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey, about the increasing unaffordability of the housing market.

Neutral corner: 24th of February, 2020

Neutral corner: 24th of February, 2020 Neutral corner: 24th of February, 2020, 23.25 MB
Fri 24 Jan 2020

Neutral corner for this week looks at media coverage of the ongoing impeachment process of US President Donald Trump.

The Luanda Leaks: January 24, 2020

The Luanda Leaks: January 24, 2020 The Luanda Leaks: January 24, 2020, 8.35 MB
Fri 24 Jan 2020

Rachel Simpson reports on how Africa's richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, gained her wealth at the expense of the Angolan state.

In what has been dubbed the Luanda Leaks project, over 100 journalists around the world have unveiled her business dealings.

Rachel discusses the transnational elite, patterns of corruption, and women in power.

The Wire with Laura: 24th of January, 2020

The Wire with Laura: 24th of January, 2020 The Wire with Laura: 24th of January, 2020 , 105.71 MB
Fri 24 Jan 2020

On today's wire:

 

First up, Sue Chetwin from consumer New Zealand joins me to discuss how several detox teas have been pulled from shelves after it was found they contain an ingredient that with long term use can cause liver damage. 

After that, Rachel Simpson reports on how the most wealthy woman in Angola is almost entirely state-funded. 

Next, Benjamin J Goldson conducts his weekly neutral corner on the media treatment of the 

And Finally, Lillian Hanly speaks with Academic in International Law and former Rapporteur with the United Nations, John Knox on climate change refugees in the second part of a long-form interview. 

 

Detox Teas Taken Off The Shelves with Sue Chetwin: 24th of January, 2020

Detox Teas Taken Off The Shelves with Sue Chetwin: 24th of January, 2020 Detox Teas Taken Off The Shelves with Sue Chetwin: 24th of January, 2020, 13.27 MB
Fri 24 Jan 2020

Consumer New Zealand has recently conducted an investigation into diet teas which found many included the ingredient, Senna. An ingredient that has a laxative effect and is meant to be an ingredient that is prescribed by a medical professional rather than widely available. This is because long term use of the ingredient can result in liver damage. Director of Consumer New Zealand, Sue Chetwin joined Laura Kvigstad to discuss how these products have been allowed to be available on the market for decades.