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The Wire with Jemima: May 25, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: May 25, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: May 25, 2021, 97.68 MB
Tue 25 May 2021

Today on the Wire, Lyric Waiwiri-Smith speaks to Paul Majurie from the Tūpuna Maunga Authority about the Warehouse banning the sale of fireworks in their stores. They discuss the effects of fireworks and Guy Fawkes Day on our local mountains.

Jemima Huston breaksdown some key parts of the 2021 Budget announced by the government last week. This piece will highlight some of the work of our newest news teamers who have been interviewing experts about the budget over the last few days. 

Lyric talks to Emily Weiss from Protect Pūtiki about their petition to save Putiki Bay, in Kennedy Point, Waiheke Island, from the construction of a new marina.

Finally, we bring you the third episode of Tomorrow’s World with Isla Christensen and Stella Huggins. This week they talk trash - the future of waste management and recycling. 

A 2021 Budget Breakdown: Benefits, Climate, Mental Health and Education: May 25, 2021

A 2021 Budget Breakdown: Benefits, Climate, Mental Health and Education: May 25, 2021 A 2021 Budget Breakdown: Benefits, Climate, Mental Health and Education: May 25, 2021, 13.52 MB
Tue 25 May 2021

Last week on Thursday, the Government announced the Wellbeing Budget 2021: Securing our Recovery. The Government says they want to get New Zealand back on track following the Covid-19 pandemic by creating jobs and tackling long term problems such as child poverty, housing and the climate crisis.

News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston focuses on four key parts of the budget - benefits, climate, mental health and education - and breaks down the numbers and responses from the public. This piece highlights some of the work of our newest News Teamers - Ben Haigh-McShane, Conor Head-McCarthy and Emily Bell - who have been conducting interviews about the budget over the last few days.

Talking Trash: Waste Management and Recycling: May 25, 2021

Talking Trash: Waste Management and Recycling: May 25, 2021 Talking Trash: Waste Management and Recycling: May 25, 2021, 7.56 MB
Tue 25 May 2021

Hey Earthlings! This week on Tomorrow's World, Isla and Stella dive into the world of waste. They interview Dominic Salmon from 3R to find out how people view their rubbish and how people can introduce more sustainable waste management processes into their everyday lives. 

3R, The Reimagineers, are a group that designs product stewardship programmes to help businesses take responsibility for and effectively dispose of  the products they make and sell. 

The Green Party's James Shaw on Budgets, Palestinian Statehood, and Wage Suppression: May 24, 2021

The Green Party's James Shaw on Budgets, Palestinian Statehood, and Wage Suppression: May 24, 2021 The Green Party's James Shaw on Budgets, Palestinian Statehood, and Wage Suppression: May 24, 2021, 19.39 MB
Mon 24 May 2021

Felix spoke to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the 2021 budget and what it means for climate change, the Green Party’s call for the government to recognize Palestine’s statehood, and their petition to stop wage suppression within the public sector.

Stranger Than Fact w/ Felix: The Hollow Earth

Stranger Than Fact w/ Felix: The Hollow Earth Stranger Than Fact w/ Felix: The Hollow Earth, 23.09 MB
Mon 24 May 2021

Felix turns a journalistic eye to the world's most mysterious stories. This week, he investigates a bizarre conspiracy theory that claims the Earth is hollow, and that Nazi's are living on the inside...

The Wire with Felix: May 24, 2021

The Wire with Felix: May 24, 2021 The Wire with Felix: May 24, 2021, 100.97 MB
Mon 24 May 2021

On today's Wire:

Felix speaks to Green co-leader James Shaw about the budget, Palestinian statehood, and wage suppression.

Jess Hopkins speaks to Prof. Peter O'Connor about his claim that Pakeha New Zealanders should take the lead against racism.

On Stranger Than Fact, Felix explores the "Hollow Earth" theory and why some people believe there are Nazis living underground.

Jess speaks to arts expert Mark Harvey about the latest budget's impact on the arts sector

Lastly, she speaks to business expert Julia Shallcrass about increases to sick leave.

Pākehā Should Take the Lead Against Racism w/ Professor Peter O’Connor: May 24, 2021

Pākehā Should Take the Lead Against Racism w/ Professor Peter O’Connor: May 24, 2021 Pākehā Should Take the Lead Against Racism w/ Professor Peter O’Connor: May 24, 2021, 12.48 MB
Mon 24 May 2021

Peter O’Connor, a Professor in critical studies in Education, says Aotearoa still has significant work to do when it comes to calling out racist systems that have deeply privileged Pākehā.

I had a korero with O’Connor about his newsroom article and why Pākehā New Zealanders need to take the lead against Racism in Aotearoa. 

The Value of Funding our Arts Sector w/ Dr Mark Harvey: May 24, 2021

The Value of Funding our Arts Sector w/ Dr Mark Harvey: May 24, 2021 The Value of Funding our Arts Sector w/ Dr Mark Harvey: May 24, 2021, 11.73 MB
Mon 24 May 2021

Following the release of the 2021 Budget, Dr Mark Harvey, a Senior Lecturer in Dance Studies, has raised concerns that the arts are not a priority. 

Harvey says despite the wider arts sector accounting for up to 7% of the total workforce, it receives a disproportionately small proportion of overall government spending.

Jessica Hopkins interviewed Harvey about why funding the arts sector is economically valuable, but is also essential to our mental health and wellbeing. 

Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill w/ Julia Shallcrass: May 24, 2021

Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill w/ Julia Shallcrass: May 24, 2021 Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill w/ Julia Shallcrass: May 24, 2021, 12.52 MB
Mon 24 May 2021

The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill recently passed, increasing employer funded sick leave from five to 10 days.

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says the bill will benefit both employees and employers.

I talked to Julia Shallcrass, a business expert and director of Kiwiboss, about the bill, and how increasing sick leave has been shown to boost productivity. 

Wage Freezes in the Public Sector w/ Dr Geoff Plimmer; May 21, 2021

Wage Freezes in the Public Sector w/ Dr Geoff Plimmer; May 21, 2021 Wage Freezes in the Public Sector w/ Dr Geoff Plimmer; May 21, 2021, 6.28 MB
Fri 21 May 2021

The government has recently announced a wage freeze on many public sector workers, provoking public outrage. While Labour says the freeze is to free up money for lower paid workers, critics argue the move will disincentivise workers from staying in the New Zealand public sector. Noah Ferguson-Dudding spoke to Dr Geoff Plimmer from Victoria University of Wellington about what the freeze means for workers, and why it led to such a public outcry.