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South Africa’s case against Israel at the ICJ w/ Associate Professor of Law, Treasa Dunworth: 16 January 2024.

South Africa’s case against Israel at the ICJ w/ Associate Professor of Law, Treasa Dunworth: 16 January 2024 South Africa’s case against Israel at the ICJ w/ Associate Professor of Law, Treasa Dunworth: 16 January 2024, 19.89 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2024

One Hundred and fifty three countries have ratified the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

The Convention which was originally ratified in 1948 was intended to prevent a repeat of the genocidal atrocities of World War Two.

Now, over 75 years after the convention was ratified, South Africa has filed a case to the International Court of Justice, alleging that Israel, a member of the convention, has breached their obligations.

Nicholas spoke to Treasa Dunworth, Associate professor of Law at the University of Auckland about the facts surrounding the historic case.

Update on situation in Gaza w National Coordinator of Palestinians in Aotearoa, Dr Ahmed Saadeh: January 16, 2024

Update on situation in Gaza w National Coordinator of Palestinians in Aotearoa, Dr Ahmed Saadeh: January 16, 2024 Update on situation in Gaza w National Coordinator of Palestinians in Aotearoa, Dr Ahmed Saadeh: January 16, 2024, 29.75 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2024

While many Kiwis took the Christmas period as a time of respite and relaxation, the bombardment of Gaza by Israel continued.

After just over one hundred days of bombardment it is estimated that nearly twenty-four-thousand Palestinians have died with over two million people being displaced from their homes as a result of the conflict.

Nicholas spoke to the National Coordinator of Palestinians in Aotearoa, Dr Ahmed Saadeh for an update on the situation in Gaza.

The Wire w/ Nicholas: January 16, 2024

The Wire w/ Nicholas: January 16, 2024 The Wire w/ Nicholas: January 16, 2024, 103.11 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2024

The Tuesday Wire team is joined by Dr Allan Blackman for Dear Science. The team discusses the use of A.I in potentially disproving old beliefs about fingerprints, new telescope photos of Uranus and Neptune being less blue than we thought. .

Nicholas speaks to National Coordinator of Palestinians in Aotearoa, Dr Ahmed Saadeh about the ongoing situation in Gaza.

Nicholas also speaks to Associate Professor of Law Treasa Dunworth South Africa’s case against Israel at the ICJ

And, Sofia speaks to Katherine O’Brien director of Mecury Transcripts , about the extinction of a phonetic medium.

 

The Wire w/ Jessica: 15 January, 2024

The Wire w/ Jessica: 15 January, 2024 The Wire w/ Jessica: 15 January, 2024, 43.94 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2024

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa Chair, John Minto, and Lawyer and political advocacy expert, Dr Max Harris, about South Africa's genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice and the New Zealand government backing US and UK led strikes on Yemen. 

She also spoke to Health Coalition Aotearoa Co-Chair and Professor of Māori Health and Nutrition at the Massey University Research Centre for Hauora and Health, Lisa Te Morenga, about the government preparing to repeal smoke-free measures.

South Africa's Genocide Case Against Israel and New Zealand backing US and UK led strikes on Yemen w/ PSNA Chair John Minto and Lawyer and Political Advocacy Expert, Dr Max Harris: 15 Januray, 2024

South Africa's Genocide Case Against Israel and New Zealand backing US and UK led strikes on Yemen w/ PSNA Chair John Minto and Lawyer and Political Advocacy Expert, Dr Max Harris: 15 Januray, 2024 South Africa's Genocide Case Against Israel and New Zealand backing US and UK led strikes on Yemen w/ PSNA Chair John Minto and Lawyer and Political Advocacy Expert, Dr Max Harris: 15 Januray, 2024, 21.28 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2024

This past week, South Africa presented their case against Israel at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, accusing Israel of committing genocide in Gaza. Israel also presented its defence.

In the past 100 days, Israel's bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip has killed at least 23,000 Palestinains. 

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa Chair, John Minto, and Lawyer, about what claims South Africa has made against Israel to prove genocidal intent, and why it is so significant for South Africa to be making this case.

She started off the interview by asking Minto to explain what the International Court of Justice is and how it operates.

She also spoke to Lawyer and political advocacy expert, Dr Max Harris, about South Africa's genocide case, and calls for the New Zealamd government to support it. 

She started off our interview by asking Harris about the merit of both South Africa and Israel’s arguments.

Repealing Smoke-Free Measures w/ Health Coalition Co-Chair, Lisa Te Morenga: 15 January, 2024

Repealing Smoke-Free Measures w/ Health Coalition Co-Chair, Lisa Te Morenga: 15 January, 2024 Repealing Smoke-Free Measures w/ Health Coalition Co-Chair, Lisa Te Morenga: 15 January, 2024, 8.08 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2024

The government is preparing to repeal new Smokefree measures introduced by the previous Labour government, which were aimed at addressing the availability and addictiveness of smoked tobacco.

Health Coalition Aotearoa has accused the government and those backing the repeal of minimising smoking harm, particularly to Māori and Pacific peoples.

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Health Coalition Co-Chair, Professor Lisa Te Morenga, about why they believe further action is needed on tobacco control to save lives.

The Wire w/ Jessica: 21 December, 2023

The Wire w/ Jessica: 21 December, 2023 The Wire w/ Jessica: 21 December, 2023, 42.53 MB
Thu 21 Dec 2023

News teamers Kate and Sofia, and Digital News Sub-Editor Joel, talked to protestors who marched from the Auckland Domain to the ACT Party’s Epsom Office last week against the government’s overturning of Aotearoa’s world-first anti-smoking legislation.

News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to Chair of The Meningitis Foundation, Gerard Rushton, about why all people, particularly those aged 13 to 25, should be protected against meningococcal. 

And we celebarte the best of The Wire 2023, recapping the year that was in news and current affairs. 

Protests Against Removing Smoke-Free Legislation w/ Auckland March Organiser Donald Mayo, Vapefree Kids NZ Co-Founder Marnie Wilton, and BBM Motivation Founder and Retired Professional Boxer David Letele: 21 December, 2023

Protests Against Removing Smoke-Free Legislation w/ Auckland March Organiser Donald Mayo, Vapefree Kids NZ Co-Founder Marnie Wilton, and BBM Motivation Founder and Retired Professional Boxer David Letele: 21 December, 2023 Protests Against Removing Smoke-Free Legislation w/ Auckland March Organiser Donald Mayo, Vapefree Kids NZ Co-Founder Marnie Wilton, and BBM Motivation Founder and Retired Professional Boxer David Letele: 21 December, 2023, 5.41 MB
Thu 21 Dec 2023

95bFM reporters Kate and Sofia, and Digital News Sub-Editor Joel, spoke to protestors who marched from the Auckland Domain to the ACT Party’s Epsom Office last week against the government’s overturning of Aotearoa’s world-first anti-smoking legislation.

Campaign for Discounted Public Transport w/ Mika Hervel: December 20th, 2023

Campaign for Discounted Public Transport w/ Mika Hervel: December 20th, 2023 Campaign for Discounted Public Transport w/ Mika Hervel: December 20th, 2023, 17.75 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2023

This year has seen the introduction of public transport discounts, namely a 50% discount for Community Service Card holders, and a discount for young people aged 16 to 24. National campaigned for the removal of youth discounts if they were elected, and now that they are in Government, this is a real possibility. 

Many have advocated for these discounts to be retained. For this Get Action! Segment, Olivia spoke to Free Fares team organiser, Mika Hervel, about his team's petition to keep discounted fares, and the positive impacts of this on people and the environment.

Pro-Palestine Protests at the Ports and Government Statement w/ John Minto: 20th of December 2023

Pro-Palestine Protests at the Ports and Government Statement w/ John Minto: 20th of December 2023 Pro-Palestine Protests at the Ports and Government Statement w/ John Minto: 20th of December 2023 , 17.46 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2023

This morning Rawan spoke with National Chair of the Palestinian solidarity network John Minto. 

Rawan started off by asking him about the pro-Palestine protests at the Auckland ports that took place a few weeks ago. 

Palestine supporters had blocked the entrance of the Auckland ports in protest of Israeli shipping companies entering the port. 

John spoke about how this played out and what the impacts of it were.

They then spoke about the government's recent release of a joint statement with Canada and Australia which essentially called for a ceasefire. 

Rawan asked about what pressured the government into this and what it could mean for the future.