Justin spoke to Lead Coordinating Minister for the Government's response in the Christchurch attack Royal Commission, as well as Health and Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little about the counterterrorism hui, takutai moana engagement strategy, and the They Are Us movie.
Neighbourhood Watch reports on minimum wage increases and oil exploration near the Twelve Apostles.
Producer Louis talked to the Kākāpō Recovery Team's Bronwyn Jeynes on the bird's 2021/22 breeding season.
He also spoke to Anjul Rahman of the Islamic Women's Council about the counterterrorism hui.
Ilena talks to Abdur Razzaq, chairperson of the Federation of Islamic Associations NZ, about concerns over some of the comments made and composition of panellists at "He Whenua Taurikura"hui. The hui in Christchurch is the first of it's kind and focuses on countering terrorism and violent extremism.
As of today, the K' Road Chronicle, a local publication based outside of St. Kevin's Arcade, will be getting an office in the food court, where there will be more privacy and the ability to print.
To understadn what this meand for the Karangahape road community and the Auckland Central electorate, James talks to Central Auckland MP, Chlöe Swarbrick, about what the publication means for local decision making, the local community and why it is important we have smaller, local publications.
This week Marcus discusses with James everyting from space exploration to natural disasters.
Marcus starts off by telling us about the latest space missions to be announced, which will be heading to explore Venus. With the conditions far harsher than Mars, different challenges are at the forefront.
Next, Marcus explains a dilemma occuring between experts around COVID-19 variants, children, and whether thry need to be vaccinated straight away. Differing opinions mean some say children are not at risk, while others say they are holding grounds for new variants to grow.
To finish everything up, Marcus talks about a landslide which pccured in India at the start of the year and some of the statistics around the slide.
This week in their weekly catch up, James and Brooke talk about EV's and siginificant natural areas.
Recent the governement has announced a discount on EV's, as well as a new fees on non-electric cars. ACT has opposed this move, due to the impact it will have on farmers and large families.
James and Brooke then talk about siginificant natural areas, which will potentially face changes as councils are currently able to take siginigcant natural areas for conservation purposes. ACT has raised concerns over the power which is given to council to take land.
Today on the Wire, we start a new segment with Te Pāti Māori. Jemima Huston will speak with co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer each week about the latest political news to hear the Māori Party perspective. This week they discuss National Party MP Paul Goldsmith's comments about colonisation and Te Pāti's call for an investigation into hate speech against Māori.
Lyric Waiwiri-Smith talks to David Collinge from Red Door about methamphetamine use and stigmatisation in New Zealand.
Jemima talks to University of Auckland Law Professor Jane Kelsey, about some of the mechanisms of trade agreements such as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, that could cause problems for the Labour Government’s trade negotiations with the UK.
Finally, Jemima speaks to Jacinta Beckwith, a research fellow for the University of Otago, about her part in the research undertaken into Maori connections with Antarctica, which were found to date back as far as the 7th century.
Since taking power in 2017, the Labour Government has stood by their policy "Investor State Dispute Settlements (ISDS) in future trade agreements". Including ISDS in an agreement means that foreign investors can sue the government directly for massive compensation when domestic policies impact the success of their brands.
However, under the Comprehensive Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), of which New Zealand is a partner, the ISDS mechanism is not removed, it is simply suspended. University of Auckland Law Professor and prominent critic of the TPPA and the CPTPP trade agreements, Jane Kelsey has raised concerns that the Labour Government's policy against ISDS is not enough. She says that legislation is necessary to ensure that the policy is not traded off in the negotations for the UK to be a part of the CPTPP and create a bilateral trade agreement with New Zealand and Australia.
News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to Jane Kelsey to break down some of the core ideas under this issue. They discuss the origins and purpose of the CPTPP, the problem with ISDS and how the Labour Government's trade agreements with the UK could be impacted by ISDS.
This week we have the first of a weekly catch up with Te Pāti Māori. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston will speak weekly with co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer about the latest news with the Māori Party and issues in politics.
Today Jemima and Debbie discuss how 2021 has been for Te Pāti Māori so far, the party's call for an investigation into anti-Māori hate speech and the comments made by the National Party's leader Judith Collins and Education Spokesperson Paul Goldsmith about colonisation and "separatist" policies.