More stories have developed surrounding the issue of workplace treatment in Parliament after two investigative journalists at the Weekend Herald broke a story about National’s North Shore MP, Maggie Barry.
The Ministry of Health has just released a report of the inquiry into mental health services and Mary-Margaret is giving us a quick update on what has been released. She also gives a report on more developments from parliament about bullying accusations. For this week’s Worry Week, Justin spoke to Steven Ratuva on the history of the militarisation of the Pacific. Ben discusses tourism fatigue and how we need to avoid it in NZ. On Greendesk, Ella talks to Jon Sulivan about an app named iNaturalist New Zealand
The theme of this week's Worry Week is the militarization of the Pacific. Justin spoke with Professor Steven Ratuva from the University of Canterbury on the history of the militarization of the Pacific, starting from the 1800s.
The world is as dangerous as it has ever been for journalists, and war correspondents especially. Kidnapping, murder, and torture are the risks facing those trying to get us the information from the front line. How hard is it being a war correspondent? And what are the issues that face the reporters who put their lives on the line to get the story?
In this panel discussion, Maria Armoudian speaks with Carol Williams, Terry McCarthy, Claudia Nunez, and Mark LeVine about life reporting from the dangerzone.
Is it time to get rid of cars from Auckland's inner city? It's an issue that nevet ceases to get people talking - and now, it's finally about to become a reality.
While Queen Street could be a while off, a trial next year will see increasing closures for vehicles on inner city Auckland streets for special events, to focus on pedestrians, with High Street top of the list. Chris Darby is the chair of the Planning Committee. He spoke to Stewart Sowman-Lund about what's in the pipeline for our biggest city.
On the Monday Wire Jemima speaks to the co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, about COP24, the most recent Colmar Brunton poll and global powers influencing the Pacific. Our Worry Week is militarisation of the Pacific and Damian speaks to Associate Professor Stephen Hoadley about Kiribati and Vanuatu joining Interpol. Stewart talks to the Chair if the Auckland Council's Planning Committee, Chris Darby, about plans to pedestrianise the CBD. Ella brings us Under the Weather where she discusses declining insect numbers and beaching whales. Finally, Stewart chats to Alice Snedden about her show "Work Do" and about working in the arts as a woman.
It's the Christmas season, which means it's time for another Basement Theatre Christmas Show! The annual festive tradition is in its 10th year, with this year's show written by acclaimed Kiwi comics Alice Snedden and Rose Matafeo. Centred around a travel agency in the late 1990s, 'Work Do' is outrageous, hilarious and a must see.
Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke with Alice Snedden about the show, writing for theatre, working with Rose and what more needs to be done to support women in the arts.