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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.
Last night, Newshub released it’s first Reid Research political poll for 2019. It saw National plunge to its worst result in a decade. And, it saw Judith Collins rise up above Simon Bridges in the preferred PM stake.
Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to the Spinoff’s Duncan Grieve about whether polls are becoming too much of an event, and starting by asking him whether polls even matter nowadays?
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about extreme weather and the Zero Carbon Bill. Lachlan talks to Acting Police Sergeant Chris Kerekere about Police Studies in high schools. For our Worry Week on Pride, Lillian speaks to Phylesha Brown-Acton about the history of Pride events. Lachlan discusses the ban on smoking in cars where children are present with Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft. Jemima speaks to Chloe Ann King and Jessica Buchanan for part two of Putting it on a Plate, a series on the conditions in hospitality.
The Our March pride event happened over the weekend, along with other events throughout Tāmaki Makaurau over the week. Much commentary from mainstream media was questioning the event in the wake of a number of corporate sponsors pulling out following the Auckland Pride Boards decision to ban police uniforms. Phylesha Brown-Acton is a board member to the Auckland Pride Festival Inc. Society Organisation. Lillian Hanly spoke with Phylesha to find out more about Our March, the history of the pride events and what Pride could look like in the future.
The government has announced a ban on smoking in cars when people under the age of 18 are present. The ban has been a long time coming, with the select committee recommending in 2016 that the then National Government introduce it. Despite them not doing so, it appears most parties are in agreement that the ban, which includes cigarettes as well as vapes, is the right move. Lachlan spoke with Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft about the ban.
Three Wellington high schools have introduced a police course for year thirteen students. The course takes a full year and worth 25 level three NCEA credits. It has faced criticism from some groups as a cynical attempt to clean up their image and find new recruits, while others see it as a way to engage with marginalised communities in a better way. Lachlan spoke with Acting Senior Sergeant Chris Kerekere about the course.
The world is fast running out of fresh water according and the results could be very grim: more wildfires, droughts, rationing, less food, more hunger. The causes are linked to overconsumption and a growing human population. Can we reverse the trend? Thomas Kostigen, author of The Green Blue Book: The Simple Water-Savings Guide to Everything in Your Life, says we can and he has quantified how much each of us contributes to either continuing water crisis or averting it. Maria Armoudian speaks with Kostigen about what people can do to help alleviate the water crisis.