New Zealand relies heavily on China for trade, but currently there have been nearly 400 detention camps built for Uighur Muslims and reports of abuses of Human Rights. Zoë talks to Green MP, Golriz Gharaman, about how we in New Zealand can effectively call out Human Rights Abuses in other countries without exacerbating xenophobia here in Aotearoa.
This week results from the commission of financial capability released a survey, which looked at the financial knowledge of New Zealanders. The results showed a number areas where improvement is needed, particularly the knowledge gap between men and women, with women answering half the number of questions correctly. To understand more, James talked to the retirement commissioner, Jane Wrightson, and started off by asking about the aim of the survey.
Early this year as part of the government's Covid recovery, there was the introduction of legislation which fast tracks projects in the effort to create jobs. There are a number of projects being considered, with the first one having been accepted. This project is a reservoir in Kaikohe, located in Northland, which struggled with the drought at the start of this year. To understand more about the fast tracking legislation and what impact it is having, James talked to environment minister David Parker, and started off by asking what this legislation is about.