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A chance to look at a different aspect of a particular issue or topic over five days, every second week on The Wire.

War and Peace w / Auckland Peace Action; April 23, 2019

War and Peace w / Auckland Peace Action; April 23, 2019 War and Peace w / Auckland Peace Action; April 23, 2019 , 26.4 MB
Tue 23 Apr 2019

Intermittently on The Wire, we have a theme for the week, this week’s theme for worry week is War, Imperialism and the Military industrial complex, so I thought it was fitting to talk to Auckland Peace Action about their upcoming Picnic for Peace, what it is and what it is reflective of.

 

Wire Worry Week: Identity Politics with Golriz Ghahraman: 19th of April, 2019

Wire Worry Week: Identity Politics with Golriz Ghahraman: 19th of April, 2019 Wire Worry Week: Identity Politics with Golriz Ghahraman: 19th of April, 2019, 17.73 MB
Thu 18 Apr 2019

Wire Worry week this week, we discuss optic politics and the media. When Green MP and spokesperson for Human Rights, Golriz Ghahraman became a candidate in politics it was noted she would be New Zealand's first refugee MP. Laura Kvigstad speaks with Ghahraman about how identities are political.

Board Games w / Vernon Tava; Episode 7; April 16, 2019

Board Games w / Vernon Tava; Episode 7; April 16, 2019 Board Games w / Vernon Tava; Episode 7; April 16, 2019, 25.22 MB
Tue 16 Apr 2019

Vernon Tava joins us to talk about Optics in Politics, for Worry Week, as well as a bit about his thoughts on Local Boards. We started by asking what community meant to him. 

Worry Week: The Consent Club: March 7, 2019

Worry Week: The Consent Club: March 7, 2019 Worry Week: The Consent Club: March 7, 2019, 12.78 MB
Thu 7 Mar 2019

Awareness and conversation around the meaning of consent is becoming increasingly common in this day and age. The Consent Club, a volunteer run support system, is doing its part to change consent culture for the better. Although the club has been around for a couple years now, this is the first year they are working in direct correspondence with the University of Auckland. Olivia Holdsworth spoke to club founder Ollin Perez Raynaud to find out more about the work they do and began by asking what is The Consent Club.

Worry Week: O-Week: March 6, 2019

Worry Week: O-Week Worry Week: O-Week, 29.96 MB
Wed 6 Mar 2019

As part of this week's Wire Worry Week's focus on Orientation, Sherry Zhang talks to some of the clubs at Auckland University. Sophie Vreeburg from Equal Justice Project, Isabelle Cohen from UniQ, Ria Kapoor from Feel Good Period Club and Sean Dugdale-Martin from Stray Theatre Club joined us to discuss what 2019 holds. 

O'Week with AUSA: March 4, 2019

O'Week with AUSA: March 4, 2019 O'Week with AUSA: March 4, 2019, 16.88 MB
Mon 4 Mar 2019

Our Wire Worry Week is University Orientation so with the University of Auckland starting back this week Jemima spoke to Auckland University Students Association Engagement Officer, Emily McDonald, about orientation at UoA. They discuss what AUSA has in store for students this week and what a membership with AUSA gets for you. 

Worry Week: Pride: February 15, 2019

Worry Week: Pride: February 15, 2019 Worry Week: Pride: February 15, 2019, 12.77 MB
Fri 15 Feb 2019

Laura Kvigstad spoke with Marketing Lecture from The University of Auckland, Gavin Northey about corporate participation in Pride. Laura asked if he thought corporations pulling out of Pride were about being on the right side of history.

 

Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018

Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018 Worry Week: Broadcasting Responsibilities: December 12, 2018, 37.45 MB
Wed 12 Dec 2018

Te Reo Māori was systematically and violently removed from the indigenous people of this country. It’s decline and near extinction was only halted and reversed by major initiatives introduced in the 1970s and 80s, struggles that were led by Māori. In 1972 a petition was presented to Parliament to promote the language. That year, a Māori language day was introduced, and in 1975 this became a Māori language week. In 1978 the first officially bilingual school opened in Rūātoki in Te Urewera. In 1982 the first Kohanga Reo opened in Lower Hutt beginning the Kohanga Reo movement which has been credited with ensuring the next generation held onto the language by immersing young tamariki in the reo. Kura Kaupapa, full immersion schooling, followed. And the first Māori-owned Māori language radio station Te Reo o Pōneke went on air in 1983. In 1985, the Waitangi Tribunal heard the Te Reo Māori claim, which asserted that te reo was a taonga that the Crown was obliged to protect under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Māori was made an official language of New Zealand under the Maori Language Act 1987.

 

Every single one of these initiatives was fought for. It did not come easy, it did not come lightly and the resistance it faced was incredibly racist at every point. The systematic removal of the language was a conscious effort by colonisers to enforce assimilation to the English culture that was now the majority. Today, Te Reo Māori has had a resurgence but it remains at risk. Today, unlike in 1984 when Naida Glavish was demoted for saying Kia ora as a national telephone tolls operator and refusing to use only formal English greetings, today we hear Kia ora regularly in both formal and non-formal spaces. We hear it every night on the 6 o clock news. On bFM you’ll hear Ata mārie good morning, as well as ki ngā āhuatanga o Tangaroa i tēnei rā to introduce the surf report. On RadioNZ you hear all reporters signing off saying “ahau” which means I or me. As in, Ko Lillian Hanly ahau. In fact, this was the very reason for multiple BSA complaints against RNZ. So, while it has become commonplace to hear, some people still find it, funnily enough, alarming.

 

It’s here where our discussion today begins. Broadly speaking, as a broadcaster myself, I believe it is fairly straightforward to acknowledge not only an official language of Aotearoa NZ, but the indigenous language of this country. And, especially, as a Pākehā from this country, acknowledging the history and doing something about it to undo the damage which has been done, and continues to have effects. This is a personal discussion, but our identity as people’s of this country is personal, and is largely informed by the media. Who is it that we choose to be? And how are we going to achieve that.

 

Guyon Espiner is one of the presenters of Morning Report on Radio NZ. For some time now he has been weaving Te Reo into his work wherever he can. He starts the show with a mihi in the reo, and introduces himself as well. When he first started to do this, he got a lot of slack. People did not like it. At bFM we have also attempted this, and also received some slack. About a month ago, I happened to see Guyon in the supermarket and thought I’d ask whether he was interested in having a conversation on air about it all. In deferring to my tuakana, or older sibling, in the broadcaster scene I wanted to know more about his reasons for learning te reo Māori. Turns out, using te reo on the radio was a secondary priority to his life-long commitment to te ao Māori largely influenced by his family and his hope to communicate with his daughter in Te Reo.

Was the Coverage of the Jami-Lee Ross Saga Ethical?: December 10, 2018

Was the Coverage of the Jami-Lee Ross Saga Ethical?: December 10, 2018 Was the Coverage of the Jami-Lee Ross Saga Ethical?: December 10, 2018, 33.49 MB
Mon 10 Dec 2018

This week the Wire Worry Week is ethical journalism and broadcasting standards. Jemima speaks to Dr Gavin Ellis about what ethical journalism is and whether the Jami-Lee Ross saga was ethically covered by New Zealand journalists. They discuss the treatment of people in power by the media, simplifying news and the status of ethical journalism in New Zealand. 

Whats on the Agenda with Greg Treadwell: December 10, 2018

Whats on the Agenda with Greg Treadwell: December 10, 2018 Whats on the Agenda with Greg Treadwell: December 10, 2018, 25.3 MB
Mon 10 Dec 2018

Worry Week this week is about ethical journalism and one of those hot phrases you’d be fortunate to come across if ever took a paper in news media is agenda setting. Agenda Setting is essentially a news agency setting up a framework for what stories we cover and what is outside of scope. At Bfm we have an agenda setting and that is why you don’t hear about the Kardasian and live up to date scores of the Ashes series. Agenda setting has been blamed for bias media with prime examples being in America such FOX News with agenda favouring Republicans whilst others outlets such as The Huffington Post favouring Democrats but I wanted to have a yarn about agenda setting in our own backyard. So I did just that, I had a yarn that spiraled out of topic with AUT’s senior lecturer Greg Treadwell, firstly asking does New Zealand have a problem with bias media.