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Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a critical look at the exclusive-ness of the 'Kiwi bloke', and is now the News Director at 95bFM after volunteering since early 2014. In her spare time she'll be catching up on reading all the Noam Chomsky and Charles W. Mills books she wasn't able to in the past 5 five years of tertiary education, trying to make her second documentary film and lifeguarding at Bethells Beach. Ko Te Reo Māori te reo tuatahi a Lillian, he wahine Pākehā nō Aotearoa, Lillian is Pākehā and her first language is Māori. This upbringing highly influences the way she tells stories on the radio.
The environment court has declined a permanent protection order for a centuries old kauri name Awhiawhi by locals and iwi. It’s the latest in a series of battles over the tree in attempts to stop it being felled for development that have included multiple occupations, judicial reviews, and petitions. Lachlan spoke with local resident and one of the campaigns leaders WInnie Charlesworth about the environment court’s decision.
This week on the Monday Wire Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report on climate change. Michael Andrew is in studio for Southern Cross to talk about the latest in Pacific news. Lachlan speaks to Dame Catherine Healy about a Hamilton bylaw that prohibits soliciting sex work on the city's streets. He also speaks with Winnie Charlesworth about the environment Court's decision to decline a permanent protection order for a centuries old Kauri. I talk with Maire Leadbeater from West Papua Action Auckland about the humanitarian crisis in Nduga.
West Papua Action Auckland has sent an appeal to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, calling on him to persuade the Indonesian authorities to allow an independent investigation of the humanitarian crisis in Nduga West Papua. Jemima spoke to Maire Leadbeater from West Papua Action Auckland about the appeal.
Things are moving forward in bold steps for the land disputes in Ihumatao, the Stonefields Historic Reserve which was confiscated from Maori in 1863.
With Fletcher’s plan to develop housing units on 32 hectares of land, which is part of the rare cultural heritage landscape in Ihumatao, a petition was made against that move.
Now, Following the powerful and moving hikoi through Wellington streets on March the 12th to present their petition to Government, The Save Our Unique Landscape Campaign, the SOUL movement, will take the near 19,000-strong petition to Auckland Council on April the 9th, outside of Aotea Square.
Louis talks with SOUL co-founder and social activist Qiane Matata-Sipu, about the movement and their petition.
The New Zealand Bar Association came out supporting the semi-automatic firearm ban. Council member of the association Josh McBride says what is needed now is immediate changes to the underlying legislation to ensure that all military specification assault rifles are prohibited, irrespective of their configuration or aesthetics. Josh has prepared a discussion paper and submission to the Government on behalf of the bar association saying assault rifles have no legitimate civilian use. Josh believes they should never have been allowed in to NZ. He believes previous legislation and regulations failed to adequately restrict the importation and sale of these types of rifles and ammunition, ones which are characterised by the use of intermediate cartridges to reduce recoil and enable rapid firing. Gautami Sithambaram spoke with Josh to find out more and started by asking how these semi-automatic weapons came to be in NZ in the first place.
In the wake of the Christchurch terror attack, New Zealand is making fast changes to its firearm legislation. The first reading of the Arms Amendment Act passed on Tuesday, and today MPs are hearing oral submissions for the government’s gun law reforms from Gun City's David Tipple, the Federation of Islamic Associations NZ and firearms legal experts. Olivia Holdsworth spoke to Otago University public health researcher Dr Hera Cook, who is one half of the pair who released a five-page fact sheet on firearms law and policy in New Zealand from a public health point of view. Olivia began by asking what the implications of our current gun laws on public health are.
A recent article in the New Zealand Medical Journal looked at children’s views on junk food marketing, including advertising, what nutritional information should be provided, and how healthy food is promoted. Now, The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) led Consensus Statement on Sugary Drinks is calling for a change to how food marketing to children is monitored. Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to NZDA sugary drinks spokesperson Dr Rob Beaglehole, and started by asking him what the article actually tells us about advertising.