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The Well-being of Ukrainian Children w/ Jacqui Southey

The Well-being of Ukrainian Children w/ Jacqui Southey The Well-being of Ukrainian Children w/ Jacqui Southey, 19.1 MB
Mon 21 Nov 2022

As conflict rages on in Ukraine, Save the Children is keeping tabs on the well-being of children in the region and leaving the region due to the conflict. Stella speaks to advocacy director Jacqui Southey about their recent reports on the state of education and mental well-being of Ukrainian children.

 

Bug of Year w/ Morgane Marien: November 18, 2022

Bug of Year w/ Morgane Marien: November 18, 2022 Bug of Year w/ Morgane Marien: November 18, 2022 , 12.43 MB
Fri 18 Nov 2022

Everyone has heard of Bird of the Year, however, voting for the inaugural Bug of the Year competition opened this week.

New Zealand is home to over 20,000 species of insects and spiders and they make up an important part of our ecosystem.

The Entomological Society hopes this competition will create a new appreciation for our native insects.

David spoke to Christchurch Museum entomologist Morgane Merien about the competition and the importance of bugs to our ecosystem.

Tertiary Education Union Rally: November 18, 2022

Tertiary Education Union Rally: November 18, 2022 Tertiary Education Union Rally: November 18, 2022, 9.95 MB
Fri 18 Nov 2022

Tertiary Education Union members at Waipapa Taumata Rau The University of Auckland will begin a ban on entering and releasing student marks from 7 pm tonight until 7 pm on Friday November 18th.

Organiser Adam Craigie says the strike is a result of continuing frustration and anger from members over what they sey is an inadequate pay offer.

Currently, the University's best offer is contingent on removing important conditions such as retirement leave and does not match rising inflation. 

Joe spoke to members of the Union during their rally about what their message to the University and students is.

Greenpeace’s renewed calls for a stronger global plastics treaty w/ Juressa Lee: November 18, 2022

Greenpeace’s renewed calls for a stronger global plastics treaty w/ Juressa Lee: November 18, 2022 Greenpeace’s renewed calls for a stronger global plastics treaty w/ Juressa Lee: November 18, 2022, 11.69 MB
Fri 18 Nov 2022

Greenpeace Aotearoa has renewed calls for the government to advocate for a strong, legally-binding global plastics treaty as world governments meet at the first Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee meeting (INC1) in Uruguay this month. A petition for a plastics treaty that centres justice launched earlier this year by Greenpeace Aotearoa ahead of the United Nations Environment Assembly 5.2 and has already gathered over 29,000 signatures.

Joe spoke to Greenpeace’s plastics campaigner Juressa Lee on the matter.

 

Greenpeace confronts a deep sea mining ship: November 18, 2022

Greenpeace confronts a deep sea mining ship: November 18, 2022 Greenpeace confronts a deep sea mining ship: November 18, 2022, 5.4 MB
Fri 18 Nov 2022

The Hidden Gem, commissioned by Canadian miner The Metals Company, has just returned from eight weeks of test mining in the Clarion Clipperton Zone between México and Hawaii. One of the biggest vessels of its type in the world, the ship planned to mine 3,600 tonnes of polymetallic nodules from the seafloor in a trial that could pave the way for full scale commercial mining. 

Greenpeace México activists met The Hidden Gem in kayaks holding ‘Stop Deep Sea Mining’ banners while Greenpeace Aotearoa campaigner James Hita delivered a message to the captain of the Hidden Gem via radio

 

The Wire w/ Joe: November 18. 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: November 18. 2022 2022, 108.15 MB
Fri 18 Nov 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāmere Friday!

Joe covers the Tertiary Education Union rally which occurred outside the University of Auckland on Monday. He speaks to members of the Union on the matter.

Joe also speaks to Greenpeace’s plastics campaigner Juressa Lee about their renewed calls for a strong global plastics treaty. We’ve also got a report on Greenpeace activists who met The Hidden Gem, a deep sea mining drill ship, as it came into port in Mexico after conducting test mining in the Pacific.

David spoke to Auckland Counsellor Mike Lee for our regular segment, City Counselling. He also spoke to Hanna Habibi from the Iranian solidarity group and to Morgane Merien from the Christchurch Museum about Bug of the Year.

That's us for the Friday Wire!

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: November 17, 2022

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: November 17, 2022 Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: November 17, 2022, 12.82 MB
Thu 17 Nov 2022

Russia's war on Ukraine has continued to intensify in recent weeks, as the Kremlin has recently launched the most missiles within a single week of the war so far. 

One of these strikes coincided with two stray missiles reaching part of Poland near the border of Ukraine, which led to the deaths of two people. 

It’s unconfirmed where these strikes came from, as European Correspondent Cameron Adams reports as a part of this weeks Eurovision segment. 

Him and Liam also chatted about the European Commission  calling for the incorporation of three new member states into 3 more member states to the Schengen area, and a new deal between France and England to control asylum seekers travelling across the English channel.

 

University of Auckland students allegedly reporting protestors in defiance of the Iranian regime: November 16, 2022

University of Auckland students allegedly reporting protestors in defiance of the Iranian regime: November 16, 2022 University of Auckland students allegedly reporting protestors in defiance of the Iranian regime: November 16, 2022, 7.83 MB
Thu 17 Nov 2022

Protests in Iran began two months ago after the death in custody of Mahsa Amini who was detained by so-called morality police for allegedly breaking strict hijab rules.

This week a court in Iran has issued the first death sentence to a person arrested for taking part in the protests against the country's government which began two months ago.

Human rights groups have warned Iranian authorities may be planning mass executions. 

A University of Auckland PHD student who is from Iran is calling on Aotearoa, and its Universities to do more to condemn the human rights abuses in Iran. 

We started off our interview addressing allegations regarding a University of Auckland staff member, sharing their support of the Iranian regime online.

Iran Protests w/ Hanna Habibi: November 17, 2022

Iran Protests w/ Hanna Habibi: November 17, 2022 Iran Protests w/ Hanna Habibi: November 17, 2022, 29.82 MB
Thu 17 Nov 2022

Protests have continued in Iran calling for the overturning the current government, even in the face of mass arrest.

Public trials of arrested protestors have recently begun, recently seeing the first death sentence ordered and others sentenced to ten to fifteen years of jail time. 

The protests stemmed from the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22 year old woman who died in police custody - her passing sparked nationwide dissent calling for women's liberation. 

To learn more, Liam spoke to Iranian New Zealander and economist Hanna Habibi about what’s been happening on the ground, what’s changed, and what the outcomes of the protests could be. 

 

The Wire w/ Liam: November 17th, 2022

The Wire w/ Liam: November 17th, 2022 The Wire w/ Liam: November 17th, 2022, 133.96 MB
Thu 17 Nov 2022

Liam makes an incredibly dramatic move for the summer and moves to The Thursday Wire! What a madman!

E whai ake nei, on the show today:

Liam speaks to Hanna Habibi about the mass arrest of protestors in Iran.

Tuva’a has his weekly catch-up with Labour’s Andrew Little.

Liam spoke to Andree Froude from the Problem Gambling Foundation about pokie machine regulations in Timaru.

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins speaks to Philip Aldridge, the Chief Executive of Waihanga Ara Rau, the Workforce Development Council for Construction and Infrastructure, about making businesses and worksites safer for women in the trade industry. 

Liam also spoke to Fiona Petchy from the University of Waikato about Māori settlement dates.

And lastly they had a chat with Cameron Adams for Eurovision about the current state of the Ukraine war.