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It was announced this week that the government has a new initiative to reinvigorate all of the polytechnic institutions around the country. As of recently, many polytechs have been struggling financially & failing to make their student quota.
The Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, wants to change this, and has proposed to unify all sixteen polytechnic, as well as to combine all the funding for these institutions across the board.
I also got in touch with James Ranstead, President of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations.
He shared with me his thoughts on the progress which is taking a step in the right direction, as well as the consultation needed by students themselves.
On the show today we have Louis talking to Chris Hipkins about the governments plans to unite the sixteen polytechnics around New Zealand.
Then, Te Roopu Nahinara, National Party Member, Denise Lee is back with Laura. She’s keeping us all in the loop about everything happening in the National Party.
Afterwards, Laura spoke with Marketing Lecture from The University of Auckland, Gavin Northey about corporate participation in pride.
Next, Neighbourhood Watch is back for the first time this year. Zoe Kounadis from Radio Adelaide joins Laura to talk all the Aussie News.
And Finally, Protect Ihumātao, the National Day of Action - A protest in Auckland which took place this morning on Great South Road. Louis talks with Pania Newton about what happened on the monumental day.
Laura Kvigstad spoke with Marketing Lecture from The University of Auckland, Gavin Northey about corporate participation in Pride. Laura asked if he thought corporations pulling out of Pride were about being on the right side of history.
Grace speaks to Janfrie Wakim, co-convenor of the Child Poverty Action Group, about the Salvation Army's State of the Nation report, and it's possible outcomes for New Zealand children living below the poverty line.
This is How We’re Gonna Die is a play set in a flat with the flatmates faced with the prospect of the world ending. It is raising money for Youthline this year and is playing as part of the Fringe festival, with shows starting next week. Kelly Gilbride is a co-founder of PG Productions, along with Lana Petrovic. Lana wrote the play and Kelly directed it. Steven Maxwell is acting in it. Lillian Hanly had Kelly and Steve in studio to talk about the play and how difficult flatting can be.