On the Monday Wire, Damian speaks with Male Survivors Aotearoa trustee, Ken Clearwater, about including faith-based organisations in a Royal Commission sexual abuse inquiry. The Southern Cross is back with their regular segment to discuss the retrail of two politicians found guilty of sedition in Fiji, the increase in Nepalese immigrants in New Zealand, and Manam volcanic activity. Tu speaks to Ron Angel about migrant workers being unfairly treated in New Zealand. We end the show with a segment on the conservation effort of whio or blue ducks in Kaimanawa Forest Park. Jemima talks to Sam Gibson from Goodnature about innovative pest traps and Tu talks to Kaimanawa Hunting Liaison Group spokesperson, Gary Harwood, about their work to set Goodnature traps to save the whio.
A report commisioned by the E Tu Union group has revealed migrant workers moving to New Zealand in search of work within the construction industry, especially those of Filipino descent, are being unfairly paid and treated. Many of the workers find they are being upto 16$ less than their native Kiwi counterparts, for perfroming the same tasks and work. Tuwhenuaroa spoke to Ron Angel, Industry Coordiantor at E Tu about some the conditions migrants workers face, and how they affect their lives here in New Zealand.
The government is currently within the draft stage of a Royal Commission Inquiry into historical child abuse within state care however many organisations including churches have been reaching out to include faith-based Instituitions into the inquiry. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Male Survivors Aotearoa Trustee and national advocate Ken Clearwater, firstly asking why faith-based organisations were left out in the first place.
Hunters in the Kaimanawa set more than 100 traps around the forrest park in an effort to help protect the native Blue Duck population from predatory pests. Tu spoke to Gary Harwood, a hunting advocate in the region, about conservation from the perspective of someone who pulls the trigger, why conserving the duck population is important, and his hopes for the future.
Historically political leaders and the citizens of the United States had turned toward a civil service after being fed up with the spoils system and other problems arising from private companies running those services. With the return to privatizing government services, Jon Michaels suggests the US is facing a deeper problem.in the form of a potential constitutional coup. Maria Armoudian spoke with Michaels about his new book “Constitutional Coup: Privatization’s Threat to the American Republic.