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India Essuah is about to finally wrap up her sociology and film studies degree, having taken time off to try out food writing halfway through. She started volunteering at 95bFM earlier this year and likes news because you always leave a shift having learnt about something... new. Other interests include watching Mad Men, knitting, and snacking.
The 2017 Parliamentary Drug Law Symposium kicked off today in Wellington, bringing together a range of international and domestic speakers to talk about how better drug laws can be developed for the 21st Century. An increasing number of countries around the world are shifting their stance towards controlling drugs, away from a prohibitive approach and towards law & policy that promotes health and wellbeing. One of the speakers at the Symposium is Professor of Criminology at Durham University, Fiona Measham, who is also the Director of a non-profit in the UK that provides drug safety testing, as well as welfare and harm reduction services at nightclubs and festivals. 95bFM reporter Pearl Little catches up with Fiona to find out a little more about her work.
Check out the full podcast for this week's Tuesday show, where we speak to Marama Fox about the Māori Party's partnership with the One Pacific party, Assistant Health Minister Peter Dunne about getting drug testing legalised in music festivals, and more. We also have a full report on the implications for Al Jazeera being caught up in the Qatar Crisis, a falling out between the Arab states.
Auckland Lives two bee colonies have died. The hives were found after a routine inspection a fortnight ago. The cause of death is believed to be death by poisoning due to insecticide spraying. Prior to the tragedy, the two hives had a combined bee population of around 30,000 which last summer produced a whopping 75kg of honey. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to "For the Love of Bees" member Sarah Smuts-Kennedy about the deaths.
The Labour party has announced new workplace policies ahead of this year's general election. Among them were Fair Pay Agreements (FPA), which would see workers and employers in a given industry agree on a national standards for conditions.
To get both sides of the story, producer Ben speaks with Chief Executive of Business New Zealand, Kirk Hope, as well as industry co-ordinator for E Tu, Jill Ovens.
The Opportunities Party says the current legal approach to cannabis does more harm than actually smoking it, with the government dealing with it through the courts, police and forcing people to interact with gangs. Producer Reuben McLaren spoke to Geoff Simmons, the deputy leader of The Opportunities Party about their proposed cannabis policy.
On the show today we have producer Ben Goldson speaking with Business New Zealand Chief Executive Kirk Hope and E Tu Industry Co-ordinator Jill Ovens about Labour's Fair Pay Agreements. We have AUT Pacific Media Centre Director David Robie live in studio for all the latest in Pacific News for Southern Cross. We also have Green Party co-leader James Shaw live talking about the Green Party's campaign launch, CCAPP, and his comments on immigration. We talk to Yi Wen Hsia, the exhibitions manager and curator for World Press Photo. And finally, producer Reuben McLaren talks to Geoff Simmons of The Opportunities Party about their cannabis reform policy.
The World Press Photo Exhibition is currently on at Smith and Caughey’s in Auckland. Wire host Amanda Jane Robinson speaks with the curator of this year’s exhibition, Yi Wen Hsia, about the photographs and the show.
Today has marked one year since Rodrigo Duterte came to power as President of the Philippines.In that time thousands of people have been killed in his “War on Drugs” because Duterte had explicitly approved this violence and has led to extrajudicial executions, during the government’s anti-drug campaign. He introduced martial law and the Senate has been asked to consider reinstating the death penalty. Tess spoke to Amnesty International’s campaigner Wilnor Papa about human rights impacts and needs.