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The Wire with Kelly: Friday 10th November

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 10th November The Wire with Kelly: Friday 10th November, 72.8 MB
Fri 10 Nov 2017

Today on the Wire, we deliver you a packed full Friday show of news and political commentary: 

First up, producer Conor caught up with Professor Jane Kelsey from the University of Auckland Law Department. Kelsey updated us on the recent developments in negotiations of the TPP, and discussed possible motivations for states to pursue or reject the deal. National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross chats about the discussions occurring around the TPP agreements in Manila, and Kelly challenges some of National's views on the matter. They then talk about cabinet committees and the first week of a Labour parliament. Producer Laura talks with Rail and Maritime Transport Union Spokesperson, John Kerr, about a petition to Auckland Transport on the cutting of staff on trains and buses. Today on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide: Australian Labor MP Sam Dastyari was ambushed in a pub and attacked with racist comments. The Victorian disability minister urgently intervened to remove a man with a profound intellectual disability from prison. And finally, further controversy around the legislation of same-sex marriage. Producer Laura then talks with the Sustainability Manager at Reclaim, Peter Ralph, about recycling week and the efforts to raise awareness around the importance of recycling.

 

Global outlook: Risky and unpredictable?

Global outlook: Risky and unpredictable? Global outlook: Risky and unpredictable?, 40.57 MB
Thu 9 Nov 2017

Professor John Hewson is an economic and financial expert with experience in academia, business, government, media and the financial system. He has worked as an economist for the Australian Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the International Monetary Fund and as an advisor to two successive Federal Treasurers and the Prime Minister. He is the former Leader of the Federal Opposition in Australia. In February 2014, Professor Hewson joined the Australian National University as Professor and Chair of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute.

Harry spoke with Hewson ahead of his speech at the University of Auckland on "The overlapping economic challenges and geo-political changes and tensions make the global economic scene riskier and more unpredictable than at any time since the late 1960s". They also took time to chat about NZ's economic place in the world, and the potential implications of the TPPA for this part of the world.

Disorder in the house with Simon Bridges

Disorder in the house with Simon Bridges Disorder in the house with Simon Bridges, 15.07 MB
Thu 9 Nov 2017

Lachlan spoke with Shadow Leader of the House Simon Bridges about the confusion over the election of Trevor Mallard to speaker. He also spoke with Dr Stephen Winter from the University of Auckland about the role of select committees and what significance the increase in seats from 96 to 108 will have.

the Wire with Harry: Thursday 9th Novermber

the Wire with Harry: Thursday 9th Novermber the Wire with Harry: Thursday 9th Novermber, 101.39 MB
Thu 9 Nov 2017

Today on the show we are joined by National MP Simon Bridges who talks us through all the drama at the opening of our 52nd Government. Lachlan speaks with Steven Winter from Auckland University Politics Department on the week’s events in the house. We are then joined by Dr Liam Martin from the school of cultural and social studies at the University of Victoria, talking about the developments at Waikeria Prison, and Harry speaks with Professor John Hewson on his thoughts that the current global political economic scene is riskier and more unpredictable than any other time since the late 1960s, ahead of his speech at the University of Auckland tomorrow night. Finaly Ben takes us back to this day in history in 1989 when the Berlin Wall met its demise.

 

Mega prison a mega problem

Mega prison a mega problem Mega prison a mega problem, 8.96 MB
Thu 9 Nov 2017

Lachlan spoke with Dr Liam Martin from the Victoria university of Wellington about the proposed "mega prison" that will possibly start construction next year in Waikato. They also discussed the state of prisons in Aotearoa more generally, and why we have such a large prison population.

Auckland Art Gallery funding shortfall

Auckland Art Gallery funding shortfall Auckland Art Gallery funding shortfall, 11.97 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

The Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tamaki, is facing a funding shortage which may see it cutting opening hours or staff next year if the shortfall is not met.

The award winning gallery is currently open every day except for Christmas and attracts around 550,000 visitors annually.

The gallery’s Auckland Council funding has been cut from $12 million in 2012 to $6.9 million annually. Arts patron Dame Jenny Gibbs has called the current grant a disgrace and completely unsustainable.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Chris Brooks, the CEO of Regional Facilities Auckland, of which the Auckland Art Gallery is a division.

What's next for Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, 7.86 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has fired his successor as the country remains in economic turmoil. Reporter Conor Knell speaks with Roland Henwood, a political commentator from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. 

Surf Life Saving Northern Region Needs More Secure Funding

Surf Life Saving Surf Life Saving, 10.36 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

Surf Life Saving Northern Region is raising concerns about their capacity to continue providing the service that they do. Matt Williams is the Chief Executive of the organisation and is saying that the service is running like a small business, which is not sustainable. They are hoping central government will get involved. Lillian Hanly spoke with Matt about the issues they are facing.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 8th November

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 122.57 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

On today's wire, Allan Blackman talks to us about Marie Curie on Dear Science. Curie was the first women to win a nobel prize and her research into radioactivity has been influential. 

Conor Knell talks with Roland Henwood about the political situation in Zimbabwe right now.

Tracey Martin from New Zealand First tells us about what happened in Parliament yesterday and the party's plans regarding the TPPA11. 

The Auckland Art Gallery is facing a funding shortage and Chris Brookes, Regional Facilities Auckland CEO tells us more about that.

Surf Life Saving Northern Region is also facing an uncertain future due to unstable funding and Matt Williams, CEO, tells us about the role of a lifeguard.

Tracey Martin on the TPP and the new parliament's early days

Tracey Martin on the TPP and the new parliament's early days Tracey Martin on the TPP and the new parliament's early days, 26.74 MB
Wed 8 Nov 2017

We have Tracey for another week! Tracey is currently in the state opening of parliament I believe but I spoke with her earlier this morning and we talked about the incident in parliament yesterday, and what NZ First is thinking about the TPPA-11