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Neutral corner: 13th December, 2019

Neutral corner: 13th December, 2019 Neutral corner: 13th December, 2019, 10.27 MB
Fri 13 Dec 2019

Neutral corner for this week looks at the media coverage of the NZ Bus lockout.

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar at the International Court of Justice: 13th of December, 2019

Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar at the International Court of Justice: 13th of December, 2019 Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar at the International Court of Justice: 13th of December, 2019, 8.07 MB
Fri 13 Dec 2019

Rachel Simpson unpacks the current situation at the UN's highest judicial organ, the International Court of Justice. Myanmar is on trial for genocide of its Rohingya people, and State Chancellor Aung San Suu Kyi is defending her country.

Although Aung San Suu Kyi was once fêted as a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and a champion of democracy, Myanmar could possibly be the first country to be found guilty of genocide at the International Court of Justice. Rachel explains how the trial works, and walks us through the complexities of international law.

The Wire with Laura: 13th of December, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 13th of December, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 13th of December, 2019, 106.77 MB
Fri 13 Dec 2019

On today's wire... 

The National Party’s, Agnes Loheni, joins Laura Kvigstad to discuss the terrorism suppression bill coming into law, governments' infrastructure spending potentially reviving former National Party road projects and National's Health Discussion Document, and why the National Party wants to ax DHB local elections.

Next, Producer Rachel Simpson conducts a report on Aung San Suu Kyi defending Myanmar at the International Court of Justice. 

After that, Laura speaks with Denise Wilson about a recent report giving us insights into the systemic barriers of Maori Women accessing services around domestic violence. 

Then, Justin Wong joins us for an international segment, where he gives us an update on the United Kingdom election. 

And Finally, in another segment of neutral corner, Benjamin J Goldson looks at the media treatment of the New Zealand Bus lockout.

Domestic Violence Support for Maori Women with Denise Wilson: 13th of December, 2019

Domestic Violence Support for Maori Women with Denise Wilson: 13th of December, 2019 Domestic Violence Support for Maori Women with Denise Wilson: 13th of December, 2019, 8.01 MB
Fri 13 Dec 2019

A recent report suggests that agencies designed to aid Maori women in unsafe relationships can actually contribute to further entrapment as Maori women report often feeling alienated and discriminated against while trying to access care. 

In New Zealand, partner violence is estimated to affect one in three women while for Maori Women the prevalence could be as high as 80 percent. 

Director of the Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research, Denise Wilson conducted a report studying the processes and strategies Maori women use to keep themselves safe in unsafe partner relationships. 

She spoke with 28 wahine Maori hearing about their personal experiences surviving domestic violence and reaching out to systems that are intended to help them find some level of safety. 

Laura Kvigstad speaks with Denise Wilson on her research, delving into what the barriers are for Maori Women in accessing the services they need to get out of unsafe relationships. 

Justin's International Desk: 13th December 2019

Justin's International Desk: 13th December 2019 Justin's International Desk: 13th December 2019, 6.68 MB
Fri 13 Dec 2019

The exit poll for the UK's general election shows a Tory majority of 86, while Labour falls to its worst result since the 1930s.  This result reshaped Westminster, the British left and energize for another attempt for Scottish independence from the Union.

Justin's Extra International Desk: 12th December 2019

Justin's Extra International Desk: 12th December 2019 Justin's Extra International Desk: 12th December 2019, 9.4 MB
Thu 12 Dec 2019

Justin talks to Professor Richard Whitman of Kent University about the UK's potential foregin policy direction after the general election.

The Wire with Stewart: December 12, 2019

The Wire with Stewart: December 12, 2019 The Wire with Stewart: December 12, 2019, 101.1 MB
Thu 12 Dec 2019

It’s the final regular Thursday Wire for 2019 - and things went overtime. 

On today’s show: 

  • Minister Andrew Little is here for his final interview of the year. He talks to Stewart Sowman-Lund about a major criminal justice announcement this morning. Plus, his thoughts on a potential merger between NZME and Stuff.
  • After that, Justin previews the UK election coming up tonight New Zealand-time. Are the Conservatives going to regain a majority?
  • Then, Mary-Margaret speaks to the Tupuna Maunga Authority and Generation Zero about developments at Owairaka.
  • And lastly, the final Neighbourhood Watch for 2019. Australia’s burning both literally and metaphorically… Our correspondent Zoe tells brings us the latest.

All that plus a super speedy Poll Position, regular texter Peter’s angry about the EU, and someone wants cat stories. It’s The Thursday Wire and it’s gone crazy.

 

Justin's International Desk: 12th December 2019

Justin's International Desk: 12th December 2019 Justin's International Desk: 12th December 2019, 10.68 MB
Thu 12 Dec 2019

Justin talks to the University of Edinburgh's Dr Alan Convery about the political parties' potential performances in Britain's general election, how could results in Scotland and Wales turn out and the possibility of another referendum on Scottish independence in the future.

Maungapōhatu in 2019: Kei te aha ngā tamariki mokopuna o Rua Kēnana ināianei? December 11, 2019

Maungapōhatu in 2019: Kei te aha ngā tamariki mokopuna o Rua Kēnana ināianei? December 11, 2019 Maungapōhatu in 2019: Kei te aha ngā tamariki mokopuna o Rua Kēnana ināianei? December 11, 2019, 35.51 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

On the 18th December, the final reading of Te Pire kia Unuhia te Hara kai Runga i a Rua Kēnana The Rua Kēnana Pardon Bill will take place at Parliament. Following that, there will be a gathering at Maungapōhatu of the Crown and the descendants of Rua Kēnana himself. Lillian Hanly had the opportunity to visit Maungapōhatu late last month. There, she took part in a working bee being held in preparation of the gathering and was able to talk to those present about what they thought of the Bill, and what they hoped the future would look like. 

 

Thanks to NZ History and Tamsin Hanly for background information.

Photo credit: NZ History

Phil Goff on Auckland's Annual Budget: December 11, 2019

Phil Goff on Auckland's Annual Budget: December 11, 2019 Phil Goff on Auckland's Annual Budget: December 11, 2019, 17.85 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff outlined the annual budget for 2020/2021 yesterday. Most significant is his plan to reduce the council's emissions by 20% by moving to electric vehicles and sustainable energy. The budget also includes preparations for a number of international events to be hosted in Auckland in 2021, including the America's Cup. Felix Walton spoke to Phil Goff about the budget, as well as asking him about the ongoing bus lockout and Jacinda Ardern's decision to move the port.