News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speakes to Jacinta Beckwith, a research fellow at the University of Otago, about her part in the research into Māori connections to Antarctica. The study found that Māori exploration to Antarctica could go back as far as the 7th century. Jemima talks to Jacinta about her research process, working with both written and oral histories, as well as why connecting mātauranga Māori and Western science for future exploration of Antarctica is important.
Justin talked to Health, Treaty Negotiations, and SIS Minister Andrew Little about the nurses' strikes yesterday, National MP Paul Goldsmith's comments on colonisation being "on balance" good for Māori, and Te Pāti Māori asking for a SIS-Police taskforce on anti-Māori hate speech.
Ayana talks to Mr Faisal, the Secretary at Linwood Islamic Trust, about the report that a Hollywood film is in the works about Jacinda Ardern's response to the Christchurch Terror Attack. The film is being directed by Andrew Niccol and Australian actor Rose Byrne is reportedly playing Jacinda Ardern. Mr Faisal discusses how how he feels about this announcement and the response in the muslim community in Christchurch.
This week the topic is water on our regular segment with Auckland Council! Ayana and Shane discuss the three waters reform, drought and climate change, water prices rising, and the central interceptor - a wastewater channel high enough to fit a giraffe and wide enough for four rhino's side by side.
Māori, farmers and other landowners in the Far North have united against council mapping of Significant Natural Areas (SNAs). Local Māori have complained that 43% of SNAs are Māori land and have criticised the local council for an attempted land grab. Ayana spoke to journalist and ex-BFM newsteamer Tuwhenuaroa Natanahira about the protests.
Justin talked with Health, Treaty Negotiations, and SIS Minister Andrew Little about nurses' strikes, National MP Paul Goldsmith's comments on colonisation, and calls for a SIS-Police taskforce on anti-Māori hate speech.
The Climate Change Commssion released its final advice to the Government detailing New Zealand's roadmap to be carbon neutral by 2050.
Producer Louis Macalister spoke to Federated Farmers' National President Andrew Hoggard on the Commission's report for agriculture.
He also talked to Professor Bronwyn Hayward of Canterbury University on how to communicate the regulations to the public, and to Dr Justin Hodgkiss of Victoria University on technology's role in the report.
Motor Industry Associaton chief executive David Crawford spoke to Justin on the report's proposals to cut down transport emissions.