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Paving the way ahead for safer drug use at Festivals

Paving the way ahead for safer drug use at Festivals Paving the way ahead for safer drug use at Festivals, 17.03 MB
Wed 5 Jul 2017

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.

 

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday July 4, 2017

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday July 4, 2017 The Wire with Mack: Tuesday July 4, 2017, 104.99 MB
Tue 4 Jul 2017

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. 

Is the end nigh for Al Jazeera?

Is the end nigh for Al Jazeera? Is the end nigh for Al Jazeera? , 32.57 MB
Tue 4 Jul 2017

Reporters Sam Smith and Mack Smith look into the possibility of Qatari news network Al Jazeera closing in the wake of the ongoing Gulf states diplomatic crisis. 

Unsolved mysteries: The Auckland Live bee deaths

Unsolved mysteries: The Auckland Live bee deaths Unsolved mysteries: The Auckland Live bee deaths , 15.68 MB
Tue 4 Jul 2017

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. 

Dunne wants drug testing at festivals done

Dunne wants drug testing at festivals done Dunne wants drug testing at festivals done, 7.96 MB
Tue 4 Jul 2017

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne gives us his take on the call for legalising drug testing at music festivals.

Labour's Fair Pay Agreements: E Tu vs Business NZ

Labour's Fair Pay Agreements: E Tu vs Business NZ Labour's Fair Pay Agreements: E Tu vs Business NZ, 12.28 MB
Mon 3 Jul 2017

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. 

Cannabis prohibition as effective as blasphemy laws: The Opportunities Party

Cannabis prohibition as effective as blasphemy laws: The Opportunities Party Cannabis prohibition as effective as blasphemy laws: The Opportunities Party, 27.31 MB
Mon 3 Jul 2017

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. 

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 3rd July 2017

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 3rd July 2017 The Wire with Amanda: Monday 3rd July 2017, 101.23 MB
Mon 3 Jul 2017

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.

World Press Photo Exhibition

World Press Photo Exhibition World Press Photo Exhibition, 6.01 MB
Mon 3 Jul 2017

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.

Amnesty International on Rodrigo Duterte

Amnesty International on Rodrigo Duterte Amnesty International on Rodrigo Duterte, 16.06 MB
Fri 30 Jun 2017

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.