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National get tough on gangs

National get tough on gangs National get tough on gangs , 15.32 MB
Mon 4 Sep 2017

Yesterday National announced a new policy to crackdown on meth dealing among gangs. The policy includes a roll out of new police powers which will enable police to search gang members property without a warrant. Police minister Paula Bennett says drugs such as meth and the gangs that peddle them are a scourge on society. In outlining the policy Bennet defended the hard line approach taken saying serious criminals and gang members have fewer human rights than others. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to Canterbury University sociologist Jarrod Gilbert about the policy. 

North Korea nukes on the rise

North Korea nukes on the rise North Korea nukes on the rise, 4.36 MB
Mon 4 Sep 2017

Yesterday North Korea detonated what it claimed was a hydrogen bomb that could be launched on a missile capable of reaching the United States. Mack Smith reports.

Rugged and Wylde on the East Coast

Rugged and Wylde on the East Coast Rugged and Wylde on the East Coast, 10.94 MB
Mon 4 Sep 2017

The East Coast has had a long history with music, from the Herbs up in Ruatoria to New Zealand’s current largest music festival - Rhythm and Vines. We caught up with Rugged and Wylde from Wairoa about their new studio at the Gaiety theatre and where coastal hip-hop is heading.

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 3rd of September, 2017

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 3rd of September, 2017 This Week's Bits: Sunday, 3rd of September, 2017, 33.01 MB
Sun 3 Sep 2017

Join Hannah as she gives you the lowdown of the best bits of the Wire this week. We talk about the education sector as we come up to the election on September 23rd. 

The state of our education system is not O- (Nikki)- Kaye

The state of our education system is not O- (Nikki)- Kaye The state of our education system is not O- (Nikki)- Kaye , 19.68 MB
Fri 1 Sep 2017

News Director, Ximena Smith interviewed Minister of Education Nikki Kaye on the broad scope of education in New Zealand. National has said they will implement a policy that would see a second language introduced at all primary schools, with Māori one of 10 languages likely to be offered. Nikki speaks about some of the criticisms that the policy has experienced thus far, with some even saying the Māori language is being relegated and this is a breach of the Treaty of Waitangi. 

Tertiary Turmoil: Jami-Lee Ross on Tertiary Education and Funding

Tertiary Turmoil: Jami-Lee Ross on Tertiary Education and Funding Tertiary Turmoil: Jami-Lee Ross on Tertiary Education and Funding , 33.76 MB
Fri 1 Sep 2017

Kelly chats with national MP Jami-Lee Ross about the current state of tertiary education and what the government has done in this sector over the past 9 years. They also delve into Labour's recently announced tertiary education policy package and explore the pros and cons, from a current student and MP perspective. 

Neighbourhood Watch: The Sea Shepherd is discontinuing, same-sex marriage postal vote and drug testing welfare recipients

Neighbourhood Watch: The Sea Shepherd is discontinuing, same-sex marriage postal vote and drug testing welfare recipients Neighbourhood Watch: The Sea Shepherd is discontinuing, same-sex marriage postal vote and drug testing welfare recipients, 20.02 MB
Fri 1 Sep 2017

This week on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide: 

The anti-whaling organisation Sea Shepherd will not contest the Southern Ocean against Japanese whalers this season.

Medical professionals are warning that the Federal Government's plan to drug test people on welfare could increase crime.

The 'No' campaign video aired today in Australia ahead of the upcoming same-sex marriage postal vote in Australia. 

The Commission of Justice

The Commission of Justice The Commission of Justice, 24.78 MB
Fri 1 Sep 2017

Kelly spoke with Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft about youth justice in New Zealand and how our lowest income families are faring. They discuss the debate around lowering the voting age, and the success of increasing the youth justice age to 18. 

New Zealand needs to 'JustSpeak' about justice

New Zealand needs to 'JustSpeak' about justice New Zealand needs to 'JustSpeak' about justice, 21.15 MB
Fri 1 Sep 2017

Just Speak is an organisation of young people that speak out for transformative change in the justice system. Producer Laura chats to them about our current justice system and what reform thay hope to see in the lead up to the election, and policies for the future. 

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 1st of September

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 1st of September The Wire with Kelly: Friday 1st of September, 143.57 MB
Fri 1 Sep 2017

On the Wire for Friday the 1st of September:

News Director, Ximena Smith interviewed Minister of Education Nikki Kaye on the broad scope of education in New Zealand. National has said they will implement a policy that would see a second language introduced at all primary schools, with Māori one of 10 languages likely to be offered.

Kelly chats with national MP Jami-Lee Ross about the current state of tertiary education and what the government has done in this sector over the past 9 years. They also delve into Labour's recently announced tertiary education policy package and explore the pros and cons, from a current student and MP perspective.

Neighbourhood Watch: The Sea Shepherd is discontinuing, same-sex marriage postal vote and drug testing welfare recipients.

Kelly spoke with Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft about youth justice in New Zealand and how our lowest income families are faring. They discuss the debate around lowering the voting age, and the success of increasing the youth justice age to 18.

Just Speak is an organisation of young people that speak out for transformative change in the justice system. Producer Laura chats to them about our current justice system and what reform thay hope to see in the lead up to the election, and policies for the future.