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City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 17, 2021

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 17, 2021 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 17, 2021, 20.93 MB
Fri 17 Sep 2021

Today, Pippa and Ilena talked about how Auckland Council will be helping local businesses move down through alert levels- in particular, how the Council can help the hospitality industry with licensing requirements so that they can do trading on the footpaths and allow more space between customers. 

They also talked about Vision Zero, an ethics-based transport safety approach that was developed in Sweden and is now being implemented in Auckland. The vision states that there will be no deaths or serious injuries on our roads by 2050. Ilena asked Pippa about how realistic this goal is, what concrete steps have already been taken to make our roads safer and what future plans are in place.

 

 

Birth injuries not yet covered by ACC w/ Jan Logie: September 17, 2021

Birth injuries not yet covered by ACC w/ Jan Logie: September 17, 2021 Birth injuries not yet covered by ACC w/ Jan Logie: September 17, 2021, 13.38 MB
Fri 17 Sep 2021

This morning, Ilena spoke to Green Party MP Jan Logie about their open letter to the Minister for ACC, Carmel Sepuloni, asking for birth injuries to be covered by ACC. Currently, injuries such as vaginal tears are not covered by ACC. Neither are injuries to the baby such as cerebral palsy through lack of oxygen. 

On a whole, women receive far less compensation from ACC annually than men - almost a billion dollars less per year. For wāhine Māori, the difference in compensation is even wider, as Māori women tend to have more injuries than Pākehā and are less likely to be referred for an ACC claim by a healthcare professional. 

Jan talked about the legal challenges of having birth injuries covered by ACC and the government’s response.

 

Universal Education Income w/ NZUSA: September 17, 2021

Universal Education Income w/ NZUSA: September 17, 2021 Universal Education Income w/ NZUSA: September 17, 2021, 13.48 MB
Fri 17 Sep 2021

The New Zealand Union of Student Associations has criticised the government for their support for students in the recent Covid-19 lockdown, and are calling for a temporary universal education income. Noah spoke to NZUSA president, Andrew Lessells, about what a universal income would look like, why he feels it is necessary, and how else the government can look after tertiary students.

The Friday Wire: September 17, 2021

The Friday Wire: September 17, 2021 The Friday Wire: September 17, 2021, 107.21 MB
Fri 17 Sep 2021

On today's Friday Wire:

Ilena speaks to Jan Logie from the Green Party about birth injuries and ACC, and Councillor Pippa Coom about Auckland's eventual move down Covid-19 alert levels.

Noah speaks to National MP Christopher Luxon about a new poll putting National at 21%, and NZUSA President Andrew Lessells about the government's support for students during lockdown.

And thanks to Jemima for presenting once again!

Open Letter to Aotearoa's Government on the Afghanistan Crisis w Rachael Le Mesurier: September 16, 2021

Open Letter to Aotearoa's Government on the Afghanistan Crisis w Rachael Le Mesurier: September 16, 2021 Open Letter to Aotearoa's Government on the Afghanistan Crisis w Rachael Le Mesurier: September 16, 2021, 8.91 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

The Afghanistan Crisis continues to worsen hour by hour - that is the message that over 61 organistions and individuals are sending to the New Zealand Government in an open letter. One of those organisations is Oxfam Aotearoa. Conor speaks to Rachael Le Mesurier, executive director of Oxfam Aotearoa, about the open letter, and about Oxfam's ongoing action in Afghanistan.

Labour's Andrew Little: September 16, 2021

Labour's Andrew Little: September 16, 2021 Labour's Andrew Little: September 16, 2021, 19.2 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little about New Zealand's Covid-19 strategy post lockdown and the vaccine bus to boost vaccination rates in Auckland.

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021 Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021, 13.78 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Justin talks about the Canadian federal election with Professor Daniel Béland of McGill University.  The election will take place on September 20 after Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau called a snap election in August.

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021 Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021, 14.05 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Justin talked to Victoria University's Professor Robert Ayson on the new Ausuk defence pact between Australia, the US, and the UK.  Part of the pact would see Australia acquire its first nuclear-powered submarines to replace its aging fleet with the US and UK sharing technology.

The Thursday Wire: September 16, 2021

The Thursday Wire: September 16, 2021 The Thursday Wire: September 16, 2021, 104.15 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

On their weekly chat, Justin talked to Health Minister Andrew Little about Covid-19 strategy and the vaccine bus.

International Desk reports on next week’s election in Canada and the new defence pact between Australia, the US, and the UK.

Producer Conor Head-McCarthy talked to Dr. Naomi Simmonds, the co-director of Tuanuku, about the relationship Tangata Whenua have with Papatuanuku and policy.

He also spoke to  Oxfam Aotearoa’s Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier on an Open Letter to the government on refugees from Afghanistan.

Tangata Whenua and Environmental Policy w Naomi Simmonds: September 16, 2021

Tangata Whenua and Environmental Policy w Naomi Simmonds: September 16, 2021 Tangata Whenua and Environmental Policy w Naomi Simmonds: September 16, 2021, 11.79 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Conor speaks to Dr. Naomi Simmonds, the co-director of Tūānuku, about the relationship between Tangata Whenua, Papatuanuku, and policy planning, with particular regard to the government.