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Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a wannabe exposé on John Key, and is now the News Director at bFM 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.
Too few New Zealanders have a sound understanding of what brought the Crown and Māori together in the 1840 Treaty, or of how the relationship played out over the following decades. That’s what the New Zealand History Teachers' Association think. They’ve launched a petition calling for the House of Representatives to pass legislation that would make compulsory the coherent teaching of our own past across appropriate year levels in our schools. Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke with the Assocation’s Chair, Graeme Ball, and started by asking him to explain his petition.
The cost of GP visits can lock people out of accessing the first point of healthcare. An editorial by Professor Robin Gauld and others offers alternative methods of funding GP visits for a more equitable health system. Lachlan spoke with Robin about it.
Putting it on a Plate is a series that investigates the conditions and culture of the hospitality industry. In Part One Jemima speaks to Chloe Ann King, an activist and founder of Raise the Bar, and Jessica Buchanan, a part owner of living wage bar Grand Central. They discuss the biggest problems with the culture of hospitality and whether sexual harassment is a problem in the industry.
This week on the Monday Wire Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about Waitangi Day. Jemima also speaks to Chloe Ann King and Jessica Buchanan abour sexual harassment in the hospitality industry for the series Putting it on a Plate. Lachlan speaks to Professor Robin Gauld about whether different funding models should be sought out for GP visits. Jemima talks to Leroy Beckett from Generation Zero about the RNZ article, White Noise, and the voices shaping the future of Auckland.
Putting it on a Plate is a series that investigates the conditions and culture of the hospitality industry. In Part Two Jemima continues her conversation with Chloe Ann King, an activist and founder of Raise the Bar, and Jessica Buchanan, a part owner of living wage bar Grand Central. The second part covers stereotypes in the hospitality, support for sexual harassment victims and Raise the Bar.
Venezuela is once again at a crossroads. The opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself the interim leader of the country, while calls are growing internationally for President Nicolas Maduro to step aside. But what is the historic context behind the ongoing political polarisation in Venezuela? Maria Armoudian speaks with Daniel Levine, Jennifer McCoy, and David Smilde.
Recommendations were released yesterday by the Fair Pay Agreement Working Group, a representative group chaired by former New Zealand prime minister James Bolger. The recommendations into pay disputes include a comprehensive and inclusive list on the matter, with an informative design behind that of a Fair Pay Agreement system. The government will now take some time to consider this report & its conditions moving forward. I had a chance to interview the minister of workplace relations & safety, the Iain Lees-Galloway, about his thoughts on the report...
It was announced today that New Zealands housing market has reached an all-time national average high of just under 700,000 dollars, an increase by 3.3 percent from last year. Now, not only are the prices rising in Auckland but also all around the country, with eight other regions stepping into the pricey limelight. Vanessa Taylor of Real Estate NZ took the time with me to explain these recent findings, and why New Zealanders are still in the market for property despite these prices …