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Child Poverty Koi Tū Report w/ Dr Felicia Low: December 6th, 2023

Child Poverty Koi Tū Report w Dr Felicia Low: December 6th, 2023 Child Poverty Koi Tū Report w Dr Felicia Low: December 6th, 2023, 17.14 MB
Wed 6 Dec 2023

Despite recent years' initiatives to mitigate child poverty, it remains an important issue that negatively impacts children's development and health. Experts have proposed cost-effective solutions to improve children's neurological, physical, and mental health, emphasising the importance of the first 2000 days of a child’s life to development. 

Intergenerational disadvantage and inequity is a key cause of continuing child poverty, with up  to 30% of Aotearoa New Zealand’s children lacking their basic needs’ adequate fulfilment. 

The Knowledge Hub for Maternal and Child Health at Koi Tū has released a report aimed at the Government to implement these solutions through policy, which parents and guardians can read for their own benefit.

Olivia spoke with the leader of the Knowledge Hub for Maternal and Child Health at Koi Tū, Dr Felicia Low, about the current state of child poverty, and Koi Tū’s report on evidence-based solutions.

Open Letter to Universities to Stand With Palestine w/ Dylan Asafo: 6th December, 2023

Open Letter to Universities to Stand With Palestine w/ Dylan Asafo: 6th December, 2023 Open Letter to Universities to Stand With Palestine w/ Dylan Asafo: 6th December, 2023, 21.11 MB
Wed 6 Dec 2023

With the seven-day humanitarian pause in Gaza having come to an end, many have continued to call for a permanent ceasefire. In Aotearoa New Zealand, there has been continued peaceful action by protestors calling for entities to condemn Israel’s bombings and to stand with Palestine. 

For this week’s Get Action! segment, Olivia talked to Senior Lecturer of Law at the University of Auckland, Dylan Asafo, about his open letter calling for universities to stand with Palestine. In this letter, he calls for Vice-Chancellors of the New Zealand Universities to condemn Israel’s attacks. 

The Wire w/ Nicholas: December 5, 2023

The Wire w/ Nicholas: December 5, 2023 The Wire w/ Nicholas: December 5, 2023, 97.24 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2023

The Tuesday Wire team is joined by Dr Alan Blackman, where they discuss a failed superconductivity project, the health positives and negatives associated with alcohol consumption and why going Vegan might just be better for our health.

Nicholas spoke to Professor Claire Charters, co-author of He Puapua, about the reports' genesis and controversy surrounding He Puapua.

Nicholas catches up with the National Party's Dr Shane Reti about the policy aimed at Māori will be affected under National’s coalition agreements with Act and NZ First. As well as comments made by Chris Bishop about Labour’s smokefree plans.

Nicholas also spoke to to Kerri Nuku, the spokesperson for the New Zealand Nurses' organisation about the needs they want the new Government to adress.

 

 

Dear Science w/ Dr Allan Blackman: December 5, 2023

Dear Science w/ Dr Allan Blackman: December 5, 2023 Dear Science w/ Dr Allan Blackman: December 5, 2023, 43.34 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2023

The Tuesday Wire team is joined by Dr Alan Blackman, where they discuss a failed superconductivity project, the health positives and negatives associated with alcohol consumption and why going Vegan might just be better for our health.

The facts about He Puapua w/ Co-author Professor Claire Charters: December 5th, 2023

The facts about He Puapua w/ Co-author Professor Claire Charters: December 5th, 2023 The facts about He Puapua w/ Co-author Professor Claire Charters: December 5th, 2023, 24.3 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2023

He Puapua, the odds are that you may not have read it, but it is most likely that you have at least heard of the controversial report.

The report was labelled as “segregation by stealth” by the former National Party Leader Judith Collins, and the report even garnered a special mention in National’s Coalition Agreement with NZ First, with the National Party agreeing to stop all work on He Puapua.

Amidst the controversy and outrage one question has remained unanswered, what actually is He Puapua?

He Puapua was a report published by a working group intended to help envision what Aotearoa would look like if we were compliant with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous people.

The National government signed New Zealand up to the declaration in 2010 after we had previously rejected joining the declaration, despite the declaration not having any legislative effect in Aotearoa.

He Puapua was written to give advice and recommendations, but had no legal authority or legislative power.

Despite this He Puapua has been purposefully obfuscated and misconstrued.

Nicholas spoke to Co-author of He Puapua Claire Charters about the report, our discussion began with a question about the reports inception.

 

Māori issues and Chris Bishop's recent comments on Labour's smokefree plans w/ The National Party's Dr Shane Reti: December 5, 2023

Māori issues and Chris Bishop's recent comments on Labour's smokefree plans w/ The National Party's Dr Shane Reti: December 5, 2023 Māori issues and Chris Bishop's recent comments on Labour's smokefree plans w/ The National Party's Dr Shane Reti: December 5, 2023, 15.93 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2023

This week for our weekly catchup with Dr Shane Reti the discussion centred on how policy aimed at Māori will be affected under National’s coalition agreements with Act and NZ First.

During our discussion we touched on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous people and He Puapua, both of which have been scrapped under coalition agreements.

Nicholas also touched on the Act Party’s treaty principles bill, which the National Party has agreed to support to the select committee stage.

 

To finish our interview I asked Dr Reti to clarify claims made by the Primeminister and senior minister Chris Bishop. During an interview with Q and A Chris Bishop made the claim that under Labour's smokefree 2025 plan, there would only be one tobacco retailer in the entirety of Northland, potentially making that retailer a magnet for crime.

According to the plans laid out by the director general, there would be not one but 35 retailers able to sell tobacco across Northland. I followed this up with a question about potential new vaping regulations.

The interview began with a question about the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous people.

 

The Wire w/ Rosetta: Rāhina December 4, 2023

The Wire w/ Rosetta: Rāhina December 4, 2023 The Wire w/ Rosetta: Rāhina December 4, 2023, 105.23 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2023

E whai akei nei, on the show today:

Rosetta spoke to Vira Paky, one of the UNICEF Young Ambassadors travelling in a delegation to COP28 in Dubai this week.

Rosetta also spoke to Agnes Naera, CEO of Global Women, about their research which finds that from the 30th until the end of the year, women are effectively working for free compared to their male counterparts due to the gender pay gap in Aotearoa.

In our weekly catch up with the ACT Party, Lou spoke to ACT MP Simon Court about some of the proposed plans announced last wednesday for the new governments first 100 days, including the repeal of the Fair Pay Legislation, increase in crack down for serious youth offending and the removal of smokefree legislations.

Lou also spoke to Ella Sheperd, President of ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa on the Governments decision to remove Relationship and Sexuality Education in school curricula.

UNICEF Young Ambassadors To Attend COP28 w/ Vira Paky: November 4, 2023

UNICEF Young Ambassadors To Attend COP28 w/ Vira Paky: November 4, 2023 UNICEF Young Ambassadors To Attend COP28 w/ Vira Paky: November 4, 2023, 18.22 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2023

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or COP28, is currently taking place in Dubai. The conference began on the 30th of November and runs until the 12th of December, and UNICEF Aotearoa is sending a delegation of young ambassadors to represent young New Zealanders priorities’ regarding climate change. The delegation will leave to Dubai on Wednesday, are all aged between 18 and 24, and offer a range of perspectives including Māori, Pasifika, rural and urban living experiences, and LGBTQIA+ youth. COP is the biggest climate conference in the world, and this year over 70 thousand people from both business and political sectors will attend. In the past, youth advocates such as Greta Thunberg have criticised COP conferences as too much talk and too little action, and the conference has already started with controversy after the BBC reported that leaked briefing documents revealed plans by the United Arab Emirates to discuss fossil fuel deals with 15 nations. The conference also comes at an interesting time for Aotearoa, as the new government has pledged to reintroduce oil and gas exploration, which has come under criticism by many of the delegations present at COP28

Rosetta spoke with Vira Paky, who is one of the Young Ambassadors in the UNICEF delegation. We spoke about the importance of having young voices represented at COP28, and discussed what role the new government should be playing in involving Aotearoa in global conferences like this.

Gender Pay Inequality in Aotearoa w/ Agnes Naera: November 4, 2023

Gender Pay Inequality in Aotearoa w/ Agnes Naera: November 4, 2023 Gender Pay Inequality in Aotearoa w/ Agnes Naera: November 4, 2023, 18.01 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2023

Global Women Aotearoa has said that based upon the gender pay gap of 8.6% according to Statistics New Zealand, women in Aotearoa have been effectively working for free from the 30th of November until the end of the year. This disparity is much higher for Māori women, who face a pay gap of 14.3%, and Pasifika women, who face a pay gap of 15.2%. The statement from Global Women is a part of their eight percent matters campaign, which aims to make New Zealanders more aware of the gender pay gap. Global Women says they want New Zealanders to use this time of year to talk about topics like pay equity and pay transparency with those around them, and the campaign is an attempt to spark that conversation

Rosetta spoke to Agnes Naera, CEO of Global Women, about the eight percent matters campaign, what the current state of the gender pay gap in Aotearoa looks like, and what more needs to be done.

Weekly Catch Up with ACT Party MP Simon Court, discussing Fair Pay Legislation, increase in crack down for serious youth offending and the removal of smokefree legislations - December 04, 2023

ACT Party's Simon Court, Fair Pay Legislation, increase in crack down for serious youth offending and the removal of smokefree legislations - December 4 2023 .mp3 mp3, 19.19 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2023

Last week the Government confirmed its plan for its first 100 days, combining the 100-day plan National campaigned on, with the priorities of the partner parties ACT and New Zealand First.

Announcing the plan at his first post-Cabinet briefing held last Wednesday, Luxon spoke of 49 ambitious actions they plan to deliver in the next 100 days. During the briefing Luxon spoke that New Zealanders voted for a change of government, policies and approach, And the plan announced reflects this, with many of the actions proposed being repeals of the previous government’s doing. 

The Plan revolves around three key areas- the economy, law and order and public services. 

In our weekly catch up with Simon Court, Lou enquired about the ACT Party’s response and support of the repeal of the Labour government’s Fair Pay legislation, their promise to begin work towards the crack down on serious youth offending, and ACT's stance on the intent to remove the current Smokefree legislations.