The Hoiho is officially New Zealand's Bird of the Year for 2019. Voting for Forest & Bird's "Bird of the Year" competition closed last night with the yellow-eyed penguin emerging victorious. Felix Walton spoke with Megan Hubscher from Forest & Bird about the competition and had a lovely conversation about conservation.
New Zealand has a new political party. The Sustainable New Zealand party has thrown its hat into the ring for the 2020 election with a focus on, surprise surprise, sustainability. They insist they’re not a blue green party, and are headed by former green party and national party member Vernon Tava. They’re willing to work anyone across the political spectrum to achieve their goals. Lachlan spoke with Vernon about the party.
Last Thursday the Zero Carbon Bill was passed into legislation by a unanimous vote in Parliament. Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the law and what impact it will have on the global movement for climate change action.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the passing of the Zero Carbon Act. Lachlan talks to Vernon Tava who is the leader of the new political party, Sustainable New Zealand, abour what the party stands for. Felix chats with Forest and Bird about the Bird of the Year competition and the Hoiho taking out first place this year. Jemima wraps it up with an interview with Dr Rebekah Graham who has worked with the Child Poverty Action Group on a paper regarding food insecurity in New Zealand.
Child Poverty Action Group has launched a series of papers that highligtht the problems children face living in food insecure households. Jemima spoke to an author of one of the papers, Dr Rebekah Graham about food insecurity in Aotearoa and what needs to be done to eliminate it.
Fifty kinds of fun with Louis Jarlov up in the studio for a bit, mainly to be there when we play a brand new song of his and a few songs he likes; he brings the Gram, Lucinda, Drive By Truckers and Johnny Fritz among others. Found Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings covering Even Cowgirls Get The Blues in a record bin and some cool tunes by Karen and The Sorrows, Liz Cooper and The Stampede and The Burnlackers on bandcamp and still found time for classic 'dark period' Neil Young and a wicked cover of Bob Dylan's Leopard Skin Pillbox hat and heaps more.
neil young - roll another number
raphael saadiq - leopard skin pillbox hat
doc fell and co - 3 chords
joshua reilly - seven shot revolver
townes van zandt - racing in the streets
liz cooper and the stampede - mountain man
cowboy - secret lying monster
otis taylor - ten million slaves
cedric burnside - get you groove on
eilen jewel - shakin all over
voice of midnight - slaid cleaves
willy t taylor - bones
the burnlackers - today
the honey cutters - getting good at waiting
louis jarlov - burning down
sturgill simpson - you can have the crown
gram parsons - how much i've lied
johnny fritz - all we do is complain
waylon jennings and johnny cash - even cowgirls get the blues
drive by truckers - used to be a cop
lucinda williams - sweet side
karen and the sorrows - guaranteed broken heart
the byrds - you aint going nowhere
the dandy warhols - country leaver
peaches and sebastian - country boy
john spencer blues exploasion - blues explosion man
mike eldred trio - black annie
hayes carl - kmag yoyo
johnny m,ile and the kilometres - not cut out for love
New music from Dawn Diver, French For Rabbits, Mura Masa, Frank Ocean, Jehnny Beth (Savages), FKA Twigs, Lucy Dacus and more. And on the Long Player, Dunedin artist Stef Animal tells us about her Spooky House video game and accompanying soundtrack!
SebastiAn - Sev (Featuring Sevdaliza)
Dawn Diver - Warming to You
Lucy Dacus - Fool's Gold
French For Rabbits - Middle of the House
Advance Base - Sweet Old World (Lucinda Williams cover)
Black Lips - Gentleman
Deerhunter - Timebends
Mura Masa - Deal Wiv It (Feat slowthai)
Leaping Tiger - Screw Face (feat Church & AP, JY Lee, Disciple Pati)
Frank Ocean - In My Room
Shiraz & LSJ - AKLTown (Video Version)
Warmdusher - Burner (feat. Kool Keith)
P.E. - Top Ticket (Liars Remix)
Clams Casino - Rune
Christopher Tignor - The Resonance Canons (Botany Remix)
Roland Tings - Being There
FKA twigs - Sad Day
SebastiAn - Doorman (Feat Syd)
Bakery - Onsite (Feat Duendita)
Del The Funky Homosapien - The Glow (Kid Loco remix)