First up on the Wire, Oscar speaks with Lena Henry, a lecturer at the University of Auckland, about the difference between colonial and indigenous land management . Andrew Little joins Lachlan for our regular chat, this week discussing the criminal justice summit held this week. Lachlan speaks with National Secretary of the Public Service Association Glenn Barclay about the government’s decision to scrap performance pay for public sector CEOs. Finally, This Day in History looks at the storming of Gaddafi's compound in 2011.
Chris Hipkins, the minister responsible for State Services, announced the scrapping of performance pay for public sector CEOs. Up until now, they were eligible for 15% discretionary performance pay bonus for exceptional performance. Hipkins says the move will save about 4 million dollars over the next 4 years. Lachlan spoke with National secretary of the Public Sector Association, Glenn Barclay, about performance pay in the public sector.
Reporter Oscar Perress talked to Lena Henry, a lecturer at University of Auckland, about whenua and its place in the context of urban planning, development and design and how it differs significantly from the colonial view of land as property. They also then discussed the implications of these differences on Aotearoa.
This week we are looking at Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill. Toni Love, of Te Atiawa descent, works for the Māori Law Review focusing particularly on legal issues regarding Māori land. We got in touch with her to explain the ins and outs of the bill, as well as discuss the controversy around the reforms that were proposed when the National party were in government. Lillian Hanly started by asking what the bill actually is.
Pubs and clubs all the way from Bluff to Kaitaia will be pausing their poker machines for an hour to coincide with Gambling Harm Awareness Week. The "pause the pokies" initiative takes place this year from third to ninth September, to raise public awareness about the harm of gambling. Over seventy venues throughout New Zealand have signed up take part in this initiative, to encourage gamblers to connect with their whanau and think about the harm of their gambling.
To find out a more about this, Darashpreet spoke to Andree Froude from Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand.
Mary-Margaret speaks to the Auckland Women’s Health Council about a dangerous contraceptive device named Essure, and the lack of informed consent in aspects of the health system. Ella speaks to World Vison about Nauru. Justin’s taking us to international news again, he reports on new infrastructure in Hong Kong. This week on the Greendesk, we discuss new statistical models which show global temperatures will be staying abnormally high over the next four years.
Essure, a contraceptive device designed in the early 2000s, has caused irreversible damage for thousands of women in more recent years. The metal coil is inserted into fallopian tubes, a distinctly more invasive technique than an iud or rod. As we will soon see, the contraceptive poses very high risks. Mary-Margaret spoke to Sue Claridge of the Auckland Women’s Health Council about kiwi and Australian women whose lives have been hurt by the lack of information available about the devices. She started by explaining what the Essure device is.
Recent statistical models are showing global temperatures will be remaining sky high until at least 2022. Greendesk reporter Jack Marshall had a chat with Professor James Renwick from Victoria University’s School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences. Professor Renwick gave us the lowdown on how these high temperatures will affect us, here and abroad, over the coming years.