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The Wire w/ Liam: December 1st, 2022

The Wire w/ Liam: December 1st, 2022 The Wire w/ Liam: December 1st, 2022, 101.41 MB
Thu 1 Dec 2022

Today on the wire: 

Tuva’a has his regular chat with health minister Andrew Little chatting about pain parity and a new emergency department for Whangarei Hospital

Liam spoke to Willow Heron about the campaign to reform name change laws for youth in Aotearoa,

Stella’s had a chat with Micheal Gilchrist about the E Tu Unions strike of Stuff Media members

Liam also had a chat with Richard Jackson from the University of Otago about New Zealands terror risk shifting to low,

Hanna spoke to Narissa Harding from the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

And Liam to european correspondent Cameron Adams on Eurovision.

FPAs for Supermarket Workers w/ CTU: December 01, 2022

FPAs for Supermarket Workers w/ CTU: December 01, 2022 FPAs for Supermarket Workers w/ CTU: December 01, 2022, 19.89 MB
Thu 1 Dec 2022

Supermarket workers begin the initiation process for Fair Pay Agreements today, via their union. They are bargaining for wage increases as inflation continues to soar, along with wage progression and improved health and safety standards. While FPAs have garnered significant opposition from business associations and the Parliamentary right, the mood among supermarket workers is one of excitement, solidarity, and hope for future generations. 

Hanna spoke to Nerissa Harding, a supermarket worker and organiser with the Council of Trade Unions, about what prospects the negotiations hold for her, her co-workers, and the industry. 

Youth Name Change Laws w/ Willow Heron: December 1st, 2022

Youth Name Change Laws w/ Willow Heron: December 1st, 2022 Youth Name Change Laws w/ Willow Heron: December 1st, 2022, 17.63 MB
Thu 1 Dec 2022

A petition has recently been launched calling for the reforming of New Zealand's name change laws. 

Under the current system, those between the ages of 16 to 18 are still legally required to receive signed approval from both of their parents outside of certain circumstances. 

This can be especially an issue for trans tamariki who have rough relationships with parents, forcing deadnames in legal documents and objects. 

Liam had a chat with Willow Heron, who launched the petition, about the current state of our laws and what she thinks needs to change.

 

Stuff Media Union Strike w/ Michael Gilchrist: December 1st, 2022

Stuff Media Union Strike w/ Michael Gilchrist: December 1st, 2022 Stuff Media Union Strike w/ Michael Gilchrist: December 1st, 2022, 8.68 MB
Thu 1 Dec 2022

Yesterday afternoon, Stuff reporters across the country picketed outside their offices from 3pm, striking for a pay rise.

Stella Huggins spoke to the union organiser for the event from E tū, Michael Gilchrist about the movement.

 

New Zealand's Terror Risk Shifting to Low w/ Richard Jackson: December 1st, 2022

New Zealand's Terror Risk Shifting to Low w/ Richard Jackson: December 1st, 2022 New Zealand's Terror Risk Shifting to Low w/ Richard Jackson: December 1st, 2022, 16.31 MB
Thu 1 Dec 2022

The official terrorisiim risk of New Zealand has recently been moved down to low. 

The level, desginated the risk of a terror attack at any givn time, now states that a terror attack isn't likely, but possible. 

Aotearoa has been at a medium level since the Christchurch Terror Attacks, which caused the country to go into high for a month. 

To learn more, I spoke to Richard Jackson from the University of Otago about what this represents. 

 

EuroVision w/ Cameron Adams: December 1st, 2022

EuroVision w/ Cameron Adams: December 1st, 2022 EuroVision w/ Cameron Adams: December 1st, 2022, 15.73 MB
Thu 1 Dec 2022

The Russia-Ukraine war has continued to rage on, with scenes echoing that of the first world war as the intense battles lead to mass casualties. 

This has continued to overshadow but not delay other negotiations, such as the possibility of capping gas prices including those from Russia. 

France has been also negotiating with America and other EU states about subsidy systems, as covered in Liam's chat with Cameron Adams for Eurovision this week.

The Wire w/ Joe: November 30, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: November 30, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: November 30, 2022, 100.9 MB
Wed 30 Nov 2022

On The Wire for Rāapa Wednesday!

Joe speaks to Brooke van Velden in our weekly chat with the ACT Party, this week they’ll be talking about their new school truancy policy and Resource Management Act alternative.

He also speaks to Karen Osbourne, the Chief Executive of Te Hiringa Mahara | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission about the Access and Choice Report.

Troy speaks Michael Lawry, Managing Director of Sea Shepherd, about a ban on the import of fish from certain fisheries to protect the critically endangered Maui dolphin.

That's us for the Wednesday Wire!

Protecting Māui Dolphins w/ Michael Lawry: November 30, 2022

Protecting Māui Dolphins w/ Michael Lawry: November 30, 2022 Protecting Māui Dolphins w/ Michael Lawry: November 30, 2022, 11.99 MB
Wed 30 Nov 2022

New Zealand's commercial fishing industry faced a massive change today when the US court of International Trade ruled for a temporary ban on the exportation of nine species of fish from New Zealand waters to the US. 

Today Troy spoke with Michael Lawry the managing director for the Sea Shepherd conservation group that brought the lawsuit to the US for the protection of New Zealand's critically endangered Māui dolphin. 

Access and Choice Programme Report w/ Karen Osbourne: November 30, 2022

Access and Choice Programme Report w/ Karen Osbourne: November 30, 2022 Access and Choice Programme Report w/ Karen Osbourne: November 30, 2022, 17.27 MB
Wed 30 Nov 2022

New research has revealed that levels of distress, depression, stress, and suicidal thoughts are alarmingly high for all New Zealanders, especially those aged 18-34. Today, Te Hiringa Mahara | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission released their Access and Choice programme report, which gave insight into the progress and challenges for the primary care and mental health and addiction sectors in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Joe spoke to Karen Osbourne, the Chief Executive of Te Hiringa Mahara | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission on this matter.

OCR Rate Hike w/ Robert MacCulloch: November 29, 2022

OCR Rate Hike w/ Robert MacCulloch: November 29, 2022 OCR Rate Hike w/ Robert MacCulloch: November 29, 2022, 21.13 MB
Tue 29 Nov 2022

Last week the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced a hike to the Official Cash Rate of 75 basis point, which was quite a shock and has been reported on extensively as it’s not usually changed this quickly.

Casper had a chat to Robert MacCoulloch from the University of Auckland about what the OCR is, why the Reserve Bank raised it, and what this might mean for New Zealanders.