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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.
It is no secret New Zealand has one of the highest suicide rates in the OECD and one in seven people will experience a major depressive episode in their life at some point. In these statistics men, in particular, are over-represented and for years the subject of mental health and opening up has been somewhat of a taboo subject for males. A group of university students have decided to change this. They have started a group called Mana For Men and are aiming to raise awareness around men’s mental health and encourage blokes to open up about their feelings. Sam Smith spoke to one of the founders Louis Laws.
On the International Desk, Conor looks at the upcoming Zimbabwe general election and the unique circumstances surrounding it. He delves into the historical events that have led up to this moment and why after so many years of white minority rule and Mugabe-era brutality, Zimbabwe looks set to turn over a new leaf
Sam speaks to two uni students who have started ‘Mana for Men’, a collective for young men facing depression or anxiety where the group trains to run a marathon. In Conor’s international segment this week he’s looking into the Zimbabwe election. It’s Wire Worry Week and we’re focusing on substance use, abuse and legislation: Pearl Little speaks to Adam Winstock about music festival pill testing. And Oscar’s doing the green desk this week, he speaks to Dr Elvira Dommisse about the cycle of food production in Aotearoa.
The Auckland Council, the Salvation Army and Auckland Transport have introduced plans to open the doors of the Manukau Transport Centre overnight as a shelter for the homeless. Jemima spoke with Ricardo Menédez March from Auckland Action Against Poverty about the shelter plans and whether the shelter will apporpriately address poverty and homelessness.
The government has been looking to provide solutions to financial predators and loan sharks who specifically target low-socioeconomic communities with unfair loans and part of this process is a government forum with key Financial advisors. Leading one of these forums was Lyn McMorran from Financial Services Federation. Who came up with three schemes that potentially provide feasible financial options for vehicle accessibility.
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists have released an article raising concerns about how poverty is incresingly affecting child health. Jemima spoke with MidCentral DHB paediatrician, Jeff Brown, about this concern and what needs to be done to prevent serious health conditions impacting New Zealand children.
A survey has been released by Salvation Army revealed that 10 percent of those who were surveyed were using an oven for heating and 45 percent went without heating. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Salvation Army spokesperson Jono Bell about the survey and its findings.
This week on the Monday Wire we had a very full show! Bailley began by speaking with Rebecca Occleston from the Beneficiary Advisory Service about Simon Bridge's comment on beneficiaries not meeting obligations. Damian talked to Financial Services Federation's, Lyn McMorran, about a proposed government forum for vehicle accessibility. Jemima then spoke with Ricardo Menendéz March from AAAP about the proposed Manukau Transport Centre homless shelter. Bailley interviewed the head of research at OCnsumer New Zealand, Jessica Wilson, about the Commerce Commission's law suit against Wilson Parking. Then Damian talked with the spokesperson for the Salvation Army, Jono Bell, about the organisation's survey on heating homes in winter. Finally, Jemima spoke with paediatrician Dr Jeff Brown about the impact of poverty on child health. Whew!