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Southern Cross: 95bFM's weekly look at Asia-Pacific news with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Sri Krishnamurthi and David Robie.

You can check out the Pacific Media Centre at www.pmc.aut.ac.nz

Southern Cross: The Solomon Islands situation

Southern Cross: The Solomon Islands situation Southern Cross: The Solomon Islands situation, 12.72 MB
Mon 13 Nov 2017

The Solomon Islands have been through a political whirlwind as of late, with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare vacating his role following a non confidence vote. Producer Leonard Powell spoke to AUT Media Centres Kendall Hutt to learn more about the situation, and to discuss what the future of politics will look like in the Solomons. 

Southern Cross: A Manus Island update

Southern Cross: A Manus Island update Southern Cross: A Manus Island update, 11.03 MB
Mon 6 Nov 2017

Manus Island is home to 600 refugees, who are now without food, water, and medical attention, as their detention centre closes down, there's uncertainty about where they'll go. Joel talked to AUT Pacific media centre's Kendall Hutt about this.

Southern Cross: Violence against women in Papua New Guinea

Southern Cross: Violence against women in Papua New Guinea Southern Cross: Violence against women in Papua New Guinea, 15.12 MB
Mon 30 Oct 2017

Rosalyn Albaniel Evara was a Journalist in Papua New Guinea who passed away recently. There were allegations that her death was the result of domestic abuse, and a court order has been released halting her burial until a full post-mortem report is available. This case is bringing to light issues surrounding violence against women in the country. Joel spoke with AUT Pacific Media centre’s Kendall Hutt and PhD Student Stephanie Tapungu about this.

Southern Cross: Kendall talks to Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick

Southern Cross: Kendall talks to Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick Southern Cross: Kendall talks to Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick, 19.59 MB
Mon 16 Oct 2017


AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt speaks to Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick, Tagata Pasifika's political reporter in Wellington. They had a chat about I'm having what the next coalition government could bring for Pasifika communities as well as his thoughts on the issues Pasifika communities wanted to be addressed during the general election. 

Southern Cross: Kendall speaks Dr Budi Irawanto about media freedom in Indonesia

Southern Cross: Kendall speaks Dr Budi Irawanto about media freedom in Indonesia Southern Cross: Kendall speaks Dr Budi Irawanto about media freedom in Indonesia, 18.02 MB
Mon 2 Oct 2017

Aut Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt had a chat with Dr Budi Irawanto, the associate professor in the Department of Communication Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. They had a discussion about collaborative research with New Zealand universities, and about the state of media, and media freedom, in Indonesia.

Southern Cross: The election and Pasifika communities

Southern Cross: The election and Pasifika communities Southern Cross: The election and Pasifika communities, 12.31 MB
Mon 25 Sep 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hut talks to Joel about the 2017 election in New Zealand, and the issues that affect Pasifika communities, and the ideal outcome.

Southern Cross: Mabel Muller on election issues important to Pasifika youth

Southern Cross: Mabel Muller on election issues important to Pasifika youth Southern Cross: Mabel Muller on election issues important to Pasifika youth, 15.31 MB
Mon 18 Sep 2017

 AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt had a talk to Mabel Muller from Radio 531pi this morning about the election issues important to Pasifika youth.

Southern Cross: Kendall Hutt and John Pulu on democracy in Tonga

Southern Cross: Kendall Hutt and John Pulu on democracy in Tonga Southern Cross: Kendall Hutt and John Pulu on democracy in Tonga, 23.27 MB
Mon 11 Sep 2017

Tonga's King Tupo VI dismissed Prime minister Akilisi Pohiva parliament last month, raising questions surrounding the Monarch's role in Government and dividing the country politically. Joel spoke to AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt and Tangata Pacifica's John Pulu about this.

Southern Cross: West Papua at the Pacific Islands and Climate Finance

Southern Cross: West Papua at the Pacific Islands and Climate Finance Southern Cross: West Papua at the Pacific Islands and Climate Finance, 32.2 MB
Mon 4 Sep 2017

This week on Southern Cross, bFM producer Mack Smith spoke to AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt about the latest in Pacific news. They talk West Papua at the Pacific Islands and Kendall's research into financing the fight against climate change. 

Southern Cross: The Tongan King has dissolved parliament

Southern Cross: The Tongan King has dissolved parliament Southern Cross: The Tongan King has dissolved parliament, 23.6 MB
Mon 28 Aug 2017

Tonga's King Tupou VI has dissolved Parliament based on consultation with advisors. This has left Tonga without an official Government until new elections in November. Joel talked to AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt about this, and about the recent victims of the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's War on drugs.