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Budget spinners: 31th May, 2019

Budget spinners: 31th May, 2019 Budget spinners: 31th May, 2019, 8.27 MB
Fri 31 May 2019

The Friday Wire team discusses media reaction to the National party's release of a version of the government's "well-being budget" before it was due for publication.

Rescuing Hedgehogs with Peg Logue: 31st of May, 2019

Rescuing Hedgehogs with Peg Logue: 31st of May, 2019 Rescuing Hedgehogs with Peg Logue: 31st of May, 2019, 5.35 MB
Fri 31 May 2019

Budget 2019 with Shamubeel Eaqub: Friday Wire 31/5

Budget 2019 with Shamubeel Eaqub: Friday Wire 31/5 Budget 2019 with Shamubeel Eaqub: Friday Wire 31/5, 14.11 MB
Fri 31 May 2019

The government’s budget for 2019 was announced yesterday afternoon by minister of finance Grant Robertson, who delivered the publication. The focus seems to be on vulnerable communities, Kiwi’s well-being, among other priorities, with a trajectory towards social issues such as mental health, addiction, and poverty in the budgets financial forecast. While this is good to see in many ways, it can’t be said that everyone will be happy about these economic decisions. Now for someone with a very low understanding of economics, Louis had the pleasure of speaking with Shamubeel Eaqub; an experienced independent economist & commentator, who made economics very easy for Louis. Here he is, breaking down the budget.

 

The Wire with Laura: 31st of May, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 31st of May, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 31st of May, 2019, 101.97 MB
Fri 31 May 2019

The Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry with James Ranstead: May 30, 2019

The Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry with James Ranstead: May 30, 2019 The Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry with James Ranstead: May 30, 2019, 4.72 MB
Thu 30 May 2019

The government has accepted 38 out of 40 of the recommendations made by the mental health and addiction inquiry report. Olivia Holdsworth spoke to NZ Union of Students' Associations National President James Ranstead about how recommendations and began by asking how the union feels about about the government’s response to the mental health and addiction inquiry.

 

How was the Budget hack possible?: May 30, 2019

How was the Budget hack possible?.mp3 mp3, 14.79 MB
Thu 30 May 2019

Stewart speaks to technology commentator, Paul Brislen, about how the hack that enabled the National Party to access budget details early could have occured. They also discuss how National was able to leak Budget details without anyone in the government knowing.

Budget PR with Ben Thomas: May 30, 2019

Budget PR with Ben Thomas: May 30, 2019 Budget PR with Ben Thomas: May 30, 2019, 5.21 MB
Thu 30 May 2019

Another angle to this whole budget debacle is the PR side. Who is responsible for the blunder, or at least, who has to take the fall. Former political PR person Ben Thomas knows a lot about all of that, Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to him and asked him just how bad this all is for the government.

Teachers Mega-strike report: May 30th, 2019

Teachers Mega-strike report: May 30th, 2019 Teachers Mega-strike report: May 30th, 2019, 5.56 MB
Thu 30 May 2019

Yesterday Sherry went down to the teachers strike in Aotea Sqaure, to talk to some of the teachers involved in the protest. She gives us the highlights of her favourite signs and asks the teachers what they hope to change after the strikes. It will be interesting to see if and how this is reflected in the budget. This is the third strike from primary school teachers, and the first one involving secondary school teachers. Sherry gives us an overview of the protests so far. 

Andrew Little on the Budget: 30 May, 2019

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Thu 30 May 2019

Host Stewart chats to Labour Minister Andrew Little. This week, it’s all budget - whose heads should roll for the supposed leak, which portfolios are getting a good investment, and has Labour had to sell out to New Zealand First. Have a listen.

 

The Wire with Lillian: May 29, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: May 29, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: May 29, 2019, 51.75 MB
Wed 29 May 2019

On The Wire today!


Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman looks at breaking records, remaking energy, and new chemical substances.


Sherry talks to Claire Caldwell, the curator of the international art exhibition “This is where I live,” from people who have experienced homelessness.


We have a little briefing on the Wellbeing Budget before tomorrow's announcements.


We have NZ First talking about the provincial growth fund and where the money actually goes.


And Sherry pops down to the Teacher’s strike in Aotea Square later in the show.