Lillian talks with co-director of Outlook for Someday, Chris Widdop, about The Outlook for Someday sustainability film challenge for young people under the age of 24. Someday Stories is separate to the young filmmaker competition, for people aged between 24 and 29. Lillian Hanly was a Someday Story filmmaker during 2018.
This week saw controversy sparked out of the Nelson Santa Parade when a Non-Traditional Santa was represented this year.
This year’s Santa wore a red korowai, held a taiaha and was Maori.
People from Nelson having a variety of opinions, some said that Santa has always been a jolly white man in a red suit and it was distressing for children to be confronted with this representation. The comment section around these stories left space for many to leave racist remarks resulting in the comment sections being disabled for a stuff article on the topic. The Nelson Deputy mayor Paul Matheson also remarked that he found the commentary on the matter to be “ quite sick”.
Nelson Council’s decision for this year’s Santa also received a great deal of support for leaning into multiculturalism, and giving the space for Maori representation in what is typically an eurocentric image.
Therapeutic Care Worker, Jordan Henare who works with children and youth in New Zealand joined Laura Kvigstad to discuss what the it meant to see Maori representation in an image that is dominated by European ideals.
In the theme of militarization of the pacific for wire worry week, Friday wire took a different angle with it, look at New Zealand's resistance to nuclear militarization in the pacific across history. Laura Kvigstad reports the key factors that culminated to the attack on the rainbow warrior before it set out to on an an anti-nuclear mission.
This week, Oscar talks to Professor Robert Patman about China and the USA's potential expansions in to the Pacific and how our current global trading patterns may perhaps limit a recurrence of military colonisation in the Pacific.
First up on the Wire, we have worry week, where Oscar talked today to Professor Robert Patman about international relations and militarisation of the pacific. Then in a back to back double dosage of Oscar, he’s have harvested another great group to chat to in The Community garden, this week talking to Everybody Eats. After that, Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing potential future referenda and a meeting with the US intelligence services. Finally on This Day in History, Ben graces the air waves to discuss the ‘Blood in the Water’ water polo match of 1956.
Kate McIntyre is a spokesperson for Organise Aotearoa, a new party for liberation and socialism in Aotearoa. They have organised a March for Reproductive Rights that is happening today in Wellington as part of a demand for the choice based reform to abortion laws, as well as a wider conversation for women’s rights more generally. The current law is from 1977 where the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act allowed for abortions to be signed off by two GPs in instances where incest or foetal impairment was involved, or if continuing the pregnancy would significantly danger their health or mental health. Organise Aotearoa say the result of this is people having to lie and jump through hoops to receive an abortion. What the group wants is a choice-based model stating ‘Just as nobody should be denied the right to continue a pregnancy if they wish to, they also shouldn’t be pressured to continue a pregnancy against their will’. Lillian Hanly spoke to Kate to find out more about their demands and started by asking where this conversation came from for the group.
Burnt cars, tear gas, and calls for Emmanuel Macron's resignation: the French are at it again with the protest. This time, it is the Gilets Jaunes (literaly "Yellow Jackets") fighting for social justice. And if it all stemmed online because of a hike in petrol prices due to new taxation, the movement has managed to gain momentum, asking now for more purchasing power and better lives. The revolt has been compared to the events of May 1968, but is France's uprising worse than usual? Or is it just the same feeling of being fed up of being taken for fools?