The Wire for Friday the 25th of August:
Continuing on with our environment policy coverage in the lead up to the election, Laura speaks with the Director of Energy at Auckland University, about the state of sustainable energy in New Zealand.
The chair of the Blue Greens Committee, Andrew Bayly, wraps up our week of election coverage interviews on the environmental issues facing New Zealand. Kelly asked Andrew about the freshwater policies National has announced to make a wider amount of New Zealand rivers and lakes swimmable again. They also chatted about climate change and National's commitment to the Paris agreement.
Kelly talks to Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide on the latest in Australian news. Another Melbourne council has voted to change the date of Australia Day as many believe it to be a culturally insensitive and outdated celebration. A study has revealed the baby boomers generation are the worst for alcohol and illicit drug misuse, and a natural healing doctor is facing scrutiny after helping some parents get around the 'no jab, no play' rule.
To celebrate National Poetry Day, reporter Amanda Robinson talked to Selina Marsh, the first Pacific Islander to Graduate with a PhD in English from the University of Auckland, about her latest collection of recently released poetry.