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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.
Wellington Bus Drivers are on strike. Changes made to contracts by operator Tranzit have caused unionised drivers to take strike action in an effort to get tranzit around the negotiating table. The union says strike action will continue until tranzit begins discussions with workers over better condition.
Thomas Nash, along with Laura O’Connell Rapira, Max Harris and Nina Hall have established an organisation called New Zealand Alternative aiming to widen the public conversation around Aotearoa New Zealand’s role in the world. The press release announcing the event stated the "organisation will do research, policy development and advocacy to help shape a truly independent, values-driven foreign policy for Aotearoa as a South Pacific country". It’s first publication was released this morning, titled Aotearoa New Zealand and Conflict Prevention. Angus Coker Grant spoke with Thomas Nash to find out more and started by asking what exactly the New Zealand Alternative is. Just a note to remember, this interview was conducted yesterday and speaks of the launch as being ‘tomorrow’ but it was in fact this morning.
This week, Conor looks into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. We look at his previous career, political opinions, the circumstances behind his killing and why major players in the international community have been hesitant to outrightly condemn Saudi Arabia
This week on the Greendesk, Jack talks with Mikhail Prokopenko, a professor of computer science at the University of Sydney about creating cities with multiple city centres to cut down commute times.
Jack spoke with Prokopenko about how his computer models may help us understand the unintended consequences of transforming our cities, and even details a blueprint on how we can build a better city here in Auckland.
Conor reports on the international repercussions of the murder of a Saudi journalist. The Aoteroa Tech Union has been established very recently, and Mary-Margaret speaks to one of their co-founders about the organisation’s purpose. Ben speaks to SAFE about rodeo cruelty and the threat it poses to young calves this summer. In international news, Justin takes us to Malaysia, where a former deputy prime minister has returned to politics. And finally, for the Green Desk this week, Jack talks with a professor of computer science at transforming cities to cut down our commute time.
This year, the Aoteroa Tech Union has been established, to support workers in an industry where only a few well established workers are well paid, and most others find themselves stuck in less stable contract positions. Raena Jackson-Armitage is one of the organisation’s co-founders, and I spoke to her about the launch. The union’s website says there are 120,000 tech workers in Aoteroa, so Mary-Margaret started by asking what kind of work this covers.