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To tunnel or not to tunnel?

To tunnel or not to tunnel? To tunnel or not to tunnel? , 10.45 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

New plans are in progress to reopen the main tunnel that runs under Albert Park. Bill Reid is hoping to open the tunnel as a walking and cycleway connecting Victoria Street to Parnell. Sam Smith spoke to Reid about the project. 

The Unfortunate Experiment!

The Unfortunate Experiment! The Unfortunate Experiment! , 12.91 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

A new report into the so-called Unfortunate Experiment carried out on women at National Women's Hospital between the 1960s and 1980s has been released. Laura Kvigstad spoke to one of the co-author's Professor Ron Jones. 

Happy Pride from Rainbow Youth

Happy Pride from Rainbow Youth Happy Pride from Rainbow Youth, 15.98 MB
Mon 19 Feb 2018

This Wire Worry Week: Pride. Mary-Margaret spoke to Frances Arns, who was appointed Executive Director of Rainbow Youth last September. She told us about Rainbow Youth’s plans for 2018 in a New Zealand where the LGBTIQI community still faces problems every day.

Pākehā - is it racist?

Pākehā - is it racist? Pākehā - is it racist?, 15.5 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

Producer Laura Kvigstad speaks with Margaret Mutu on whether the word Pākehā is racist after an online forum debated the issue. 

The Wire with Kelly: 16th February 2018

The Wire with Kelly: 16 Feb 2018 The Wire with Kelly: 16 Feb 2018, 100.12 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

The Arts Go On Trial

The Arts Go On Trial The Arts Go On Trial, 13.47 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

A new Theatre Production 'It's A Trial' debates the future of the arts. It incorporates a trial setting and pulls the audience into the debate. Producer Laura Kvigstad talks with the shows Producer, Joel Baxendale on the upcoming feature. 

How Long will the Bay be clean?

How Long will the Bay be clean? How Long will the Bay be clean? , 11.29 MB
Fri 16 Feb 2018

Kelly spoke with Geoff Reid, environmental activist and photographer, who is calling for a property developer that is building a gated community in Karepiro Bay to step down from his position on the board of Te Papa. Geoff explains the degradation that is occuring in the Okura marine reserve because of the malpractice surrounding the construction and environmental consideration.

A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan

A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan A Little bit of Andrew with Lachlan, 25.34 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2018

Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their weekly chat. This week they discuss the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 as well as Treaty settlements.

"A picture of growing inequality:" Susan St John on the State of the Nation report

"A picture of growing inequality:" Susan St John on the State of the Nation report "A picture of growing inequality:" Susan St John on the State of the Nation report, 14.23 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2018

The Salvation Army recently released their State of the Nation report, highlighting the struggle of low income families in Aotearoa. Lachlan spoke with Associate professor Susan St John of the Child Poverty Action Group about the report.

The Bryce is right: Dr Edwards on the National Party leadership race

The Bryce is right: Dr Edwards on the National Party leadership race The Bryce is right: Dr Edwards on the National Party leadership race, 10.1 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2018

After Bill English announced his resignation on Tuesday, the National Party's leadership race began, with Simon Bridges, Judith Collins and Amy Adams currently standing for the position. Jemima talked to political commentator, Dr Bryce Edwards, about English's resignation, the pros and cons of each leadership candidate, the National Party leadership seclection process and who he thinks has got it in the bag.