Tuesday Wire for the 19th of June 2018. Busy show!
Conor looks into Singapore on the International Desk, Leonard checked out whats happening with the future changes on K Road, Wire Worry Week sees Laura chat to Dame Catherine Healy about Sex Work, on the Green Desk Jack discusses Kokako in the Taranaki with Karen Shaumacher.
Finally, the lovely Trevor graces Everday People with his wisdom.
In International News, Conor looks at the country hosting the Trump-Kim summit and looks behind the clean, orderly streets at the nations political structure and in doing so, he poses a question; would you sacrifice your political freedom for social harmony and the elimination of social ills.
Leonard caught up with Craig Neilson from Auckland Transport to discuss the changes that are planning to be made on Karangahape Road. Today was the last day of a weeklong pop up at 290 K road, showcasing the plans for the future.
The science of tipping points: what do they mean for our planet and our ecosystems on land and in water? What causes these sudden changes and how can society be better prepared for such events? Maria Armoudian discusses the phenomenon that is tipping points with Peter Ward, Simon Thrush, and George Perry.
Mary-Margaret speaks to Dalton Kelly about how the government’s proposed tourism tax will impact the rural GP network. We have a chat to the green party MP Chloe Swarbrick about Land Information Minister Eujayne sage signing off on the expansion of a chinese water bottling company and Marama Davidsons accusations of systemic racism by the police. Damien speaks to Kaikoura Wildlife Rescue about the red billed gulls that were brutally killed in Kaikoura. Reuben has a chat to lawyer Michael Bott about his accusations that police were effectively acting as private security for the defense industry expo last year in Wellington.
The government has proposed charging tourists a levy of up to $35 on arrival. While Australians and Pacific Islanders would be exempt, it would raise eighty million dollars in the first year. The tax revenue will go towards aiding the pressures on infrastructure from high tourist numbers. Dalton Kelly is the CEO of the Rural GP Network, the organisation calling for an allocation of the tax revenue because of the high demand they experience from tourists. Mary-Margaret started by asking him to tell us how big the network is.
Unprecedented storms and fires are ravaging communities and destroying lives, all the while revealing power dynamics in society, politics and economics. What are these risks and revelations? What needs to be done? Steve Matthewman and Naomi Zack discuss with Maria Armoudian how disasters reveal hidden social arrangements and power dynamics in society.
Kelly spoke with Mark Wright, a University of Canterbury College of Business and Law doctoral student, who has worked both as a Crown prosecutor in Auckland and Rotorua, and as a lawyer prosecuting environmental non-compliance cases in Tauranga. He knows his stuff and is currently reviewing the RMA’s sanctioning regime and looking at alternatives on how to reprimand breaches that do not necessarily need to be classed as criminal offences.