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Historic Support for Bill to Repeal the Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982 w/ Laumua Tunufa’i: April 11, 2024

Historic Support for Bill to Repeal the Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982 w/ Laumua Tunufa’i: April 11, 2024 Historic Support for Bill to Repeal the Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982 w/ Laumua Tunufa’i: April 11, 2024, 14.82 MB
Thu 11 Apr 2024

Green Party MP Teanau Tuiono passed the first reading of his member's bill in parliament yesterday. The bill would restore citizenship to Samoan’s born between 1924-1948 who had their citizenship stripped in 1982 legislation. 

The bill received unexpected support from the Act Party and NZ First Party to go through to select committee, with the only party voting against it being National.

Wire Host Caeden spoke with AUT Lecturer in Criminology Laumua Tunufa’i about the bill and it’s historical context.

Expanding Hate Speech Laws to Protect the LGBTQ+ community w/ Paul Thistoll and Prudence Walker: 11 April, 2024

Expanding Hate Speech Laws to Protect the LGBTQ+ community w/ Paul Thistoll and Prudence Walker: 11 April, 2024 Expanding Hate Speech Laws to Protect the LGBTQ+ community w/ Paul Thistoll and Prudence Walker: 11 April, 2024 , 27.79 MB
Thu 11 Apr 2024

The Court of Appeal has heard a Court Case which would consider if Sexual Orientation should be considered under our hate speech laws.

Wire Host Caeden spoke to Rainbow Spokesperson for Tika Tangata the Human Rights Commission Prudence Walker about this Court Case and what more needs to be done to protect LGBTQ+ communities under hate speech laws. 

They also spoke to Countering Hate Speech Aotearoa CEO Paul Thistoll about the mahi being done to include LGBTQ+ communities under hate speech laws by community groups, as well as the scope of what the Hate Speech Laws would cover.

Groundbreaking Climate Inaction Human Rights Lawsuit Against Swiss Govt. w Alexandra Allen-Franks - April 11, 2024

Groundbreaking Climate Inaction Human Rights Lawsuit Against Swiss Govt. w Alexandra Allen-Franks - April 11, 2024 w Alexandra Allen-Franks - April 11, 2024, 34.94 MB
Thu 11 Apr 2024

 

This week, the European Human Rights Court made a historic ruling on climate change, concluding that the Swiss government had violated the human rights of its citizens by failing to take sufficient action to combat climate change. The case was raised by the group, Klimaseniorinnen, a collective of more than 2000 Swiss women aged over 64, who claimed government inaction on climate put them at increased risk of dying during heatwaves, a vulnerability exacerbated by their age and gender demographics. 

Producer Jasmine Gray spoke to Alexander Allen-Franks, Co-Director of the NZ Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice on what this case means for accountability on climate action for vulnerable communities.

 

The Wire w/ Caeden: 11 April, 2024

The Wire w/ Caeden: 11 April, 2024 The Wire w/ Caeden: 11 April, 2024 , 132.94 MB
Thu 11 Apr 2024

For our weekly catch-up with Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni Wire Host Caeden asks about job losses in media, cuts at MSD, and Teanau Tuiono’s restoring Samoan Citizenship members bill.

For City Counselling they speak to Cr Lotu Fuli about a proposal to merge the Ōtara-Papatoetoe and Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local boards and a new report on quality of living in Tāmaki Makaurau.

They also speak to AUT Lecturer Laumua Tunufa’i about the bill to repeal the 1982 bill which stripped Samoans of New Zealand Citizenship.

And they speak to Paul Thistoll from Countering Hate Speech Aotearoa, as well as Rainbow Spokesperson for the Human Rights Commission Prudence Walker about Hate Speech Law protections for LGBTQIA+ communities.

Today Jasmine speaks with lawyer Alexandra Allen-Franks about a landmark European climate action human rights lawsuit

And she speaks to Greenpeace Spokesperson Amanda Larsson about the dire state of Aotearoa’s freshwater protectionshat have you got for us today?

Dire Need for Freshwater Protections w Greenpeace's Amanda Larsson - April 11, 2024

Dire Need for Freshwater Protections w Greenpeace's Amanda Larsson - April 11, 2024 Dire Need for Freshwater Protections w Greenpeace's Amanda Larsson - April 11, 2024, 9.36 MB
Thu 11 Apr 2024

The recent release of the Ministry for Environment’s Our Land 2024 report has again reiterated the impacts of intensive farming and agriculture on freshwater ecosystems. Producer Jasmine Gray spoke to Head of Campaigns and Greenpeace spokesperson Amanda Larsson about the stakes for freshwater protections under the current coalition government.

Media and Democracy, Job Cuts at MSD and the Samoan Citizenship Bill w/ Carmel Sepuloni: 11 April, 2024

Media and Democracy, Job Cuts at MSD and the Samoan Citizenship Bill w/ Carmel Sepuloni: 11 April, 2024 Media and Democracy, Job Cuts at MSD and the Samoan Citizenship Bill w/ Carmel Sepuloni: 11 April, 2024, 22.07 MB
Thu 11 Apr 2024

The Ministry of Social Development is not immune to job cuts seen in other public service departments, with MSD calling for voluntary redundancies after cost-saving efforts failed to meet Government targets. For our weekly catch-up with Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni Wire Host Caeden asks her about the impact of cuts at MSD, especially amongst other Government policies disadvantaging beneficiaries.

They also ask about the Samoan Citizenship Bill led by Teanau Tuiono, and the impact of losing independent media giants such as Newshub for democracy.

AI and War w/ Dr Thomas Gregory: April 10, 2024

AI and War w/ Dr Thomas Gregory: April 10, 2024 AI and War w/ Dr Thomas Gregory: April 10, 2024, 18.02 MB
Wed 10 Apr 2024

Humanity is currently going through a stage in its history known as the “AI Spring”, an ongoing period of advancement in the world of artificial intelligence, heavily impacting the technology we use on a daily basis.
As to be expected, there are numerous ethical concerns to be raised regarding the development of artificial intelligence. The use of AI in modern military conflicts has demonstrated the capabilities of this new technology to cause large-scale destruction to human lives. The Israeli Defence Force, for example, have been using AI in their weapon systems to acquire targets in their war on Gaza, contributing to one the highest rates of civilian casualties in any modern conflict. 

Dr Thomas Gregory is a Senior lecturer in politics and international relations at the University of Auckland, with expertise in civilian casualties and contemporary conflict. Oto spoke with him to discuss how AI is being used on the battlefield, and how it has impacted civilian lives in modern conflicts.

Period Underwear for Gaza w/ Reemi Founder, Emily Au-Young: 10 April, 2024

Period Underwear for Gaza w/ Reemi Founder, Emily Au-Young: 10 April, 2024 Period Underwear for Gaza w/ Reemi Founder, Emily Au-Young: 10 April, 2024, 4.29 MB
Wed 10 Apr 2024

New Zealand NGO Reemi, an organisation which works to alleviate period poverty, have received a UK humanitarian grant to supply reusable period underwear to Palestinians in Gaza.

News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to Reemi founder, Emily Au-Young, about what the humanitarian crisis in Gaza has meant for menstruators. 

She started off the interview by asking Au-Young about what Reemi does.

Changes to Free Flu Vaccine Eligibility w/ Senior Lecturer in Bioethics at the University of Otago, Dr Elizabeth Fenton: 10 April, 2024

Changes to Free Flu Vaccine Eligibility w/ Senior Lecturer in Bioethics at the University of Otago, Dr Elizabeth Fenton: 10 April, 2024 Changes to Free Flu Vaccine Eligibility w/ Senior Lecturer in Bioethics at the University of Otago, Dr Elizabeth Fenton: 10 April, 2024, 5.84 MB
Wed 10 Apr 2024

The government has announced that the flu vaccine will no longer be free for children under 12 or Māori and Pacific people aged 55 to 64.

News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to Senior Lecturer in Bioethics at the University of Otago, Dr Elizabeth Fenton, who along with other health experts, says this is a missed opportunity for New Zealand's health system to improve outcomes and achieve health equity.

She started off our interview asking Fenton for her reaction to vaccine subsidies being removed for these groups.

David Seymour using outdated information to justify cuts to Ka Ora Ka Ako w/ Dr Kelly Garton: April 10, 2024

David Seymour using outdated information to justify cuts to Ka Ora Ka Ako w/ Dr Kelly Garton: April 10, 2024 David Seymour using outdated information to justify cuts to Ka Ora Ka Ako w/ Dr Kelly Garton: April 10, 2024, 14.84 MB
Wed 10 Apr 2024

Health Coalition Aotearoa have released a press release in which they claim that Associate Education Minister David Seymour is using outdated advice to justify cutting the school lunch program.

A treasury report released in 2023 has been used by the Associate Education Minister as evidence for looking into cutting Ka Ora Ka Ako funding.

However, Health Coalition Aotearoa believes more recent reports highlight the importance and positive benefits of the school lunch programs.

Nicholas spoke to Dr Kelly Garton of Health Coalition Aotearoa about Ka Ora Ka Ako.