This week on the Tuesday Wire, we look at the Paradise Papers, which examine how the world's elite use offshore tax havens, Labour's changes to paid parental leave and the Equal Pay Act, and accessibility issues in Auckland's transport system. Cartoonist Toby Morris also explains the ethics of cartoons and the line of racism and on the Green Desk we look at warmer oceans and their effects on reefs.
Last week it was announced that Auckland is now a UNESCO city of music, joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The Creative Cities Network was started in 2004 to promote social, economic and cultural development among cities who have identified creativity as a strategic factor and enabler for sustainable urban development. Auckland will join the 180 members from 72 countries around the world covering seven creative fields and becomes just the 31st city of music. Sam Smith spoke to Recorded Music NZ’s Mark Roach about the news and what it means for the local music scene.
Rohan Evans is the owner and operator of the music venue The Wine Cellar which has become a staple first-gig venue in the Auckland music scene. As living costs are rising and venues in Auckland are closing down, the music scene has run into problems with audience participation, venue shortages, and gentrification affecting artists. Joel Thomas talked to Rohan about these issues, and how they contributes to the cyclical boom and bust nature of the Auckland Music Scene.
Leonard Powell speaks to John Greet from the Te Karanga Trust about the evolution of the Trust over the past decade, and the effect that music workshops are having for different communities and cultures around Auckland.
The Wire with host Joel Thomas, and producers Leonard Powell and Sam Smith. Joel chatted to Green Party member Marama Davidson about the Parihaka Bill, and the High Court’s decision on the previous Government’s climate change action. For the Pacific News segment Southern Cross, Joel talked with AUT Pacific Media Centre’s Kendall Hutt about the ongoing situation on Manus Island. Producer Leonard Powell spoke to John Greet from the Te Karanga Trust to discuss how the trust operates, and how its music workshops are providing important outlets for youth. Joel had a chat to Rohan Evans, the owner and operator of the live music venue The Wine Cellar about the state of Auckland’s music scene. Also, Producer Sam Smith talked to Mark Roach from Recorded Music NZ about Auckland becoming a UNESCO city of music.