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Pop Music and Queerness in Aotearoa w/ Jason Parker: February 14th 2024

Pop Music and Queerness in Aotearoa w/ Jason Parker: February 14th 2024 Pop Music and Queerness in Aotearoa w/ Jason Parker: February 14th 2024, 16.23 MB
Wed 14 Feb 2024

Queer musicians have a unique relationship with pop music, especially here in Aotearoa, where the queer pop music scene is thriving. 

Musician Jason Parker, who has just released his first EP, "How To Be Lonely", is producing the "Little Gay In" , a live showcase to celebrate queer music and build the community. Olivia talked to Jason about his personal experience with pop music, the history of queer pop music, and the importance of queer music events.

Get Action! The Welfare System's Relationship Regulations w/ Vanessa Cole: February 14th, 2024

Get Action! The Welfare System's Relationship Regulations w/ Vanessa Cole: February 14th, 2024 Get Action! The Welfare System's Relationship Regulations w/ Vanessa Cole: February 14th, 2024, 16.29 MB
Wed 14 Feb 2024

Our welfare system has regulations surrounding relationships, which can greatly impact the amount of welfare entitlement they receive. A person's benefits can be greatly reduced if they are in a relationship, which includes casual dating. 

Many have criticised these regulations, saying it prevents people from entering relationships due to fears of losing their benefits, and risks trapping people in unsafe relationships due to forced financial dependence. Olivia spoke to Fairer Future spokesperson, and ActionStation campaigner, Vanessa Cole, about the issues with these regulations, and the action the government should take.

The Wire w/ Jessica: 14 February, 2023

The Wire w/ Jessica: 14 February, 2023 The Wire w/ Jessica: 14 February, 2023, 49.02 MB
Wed 14 Feb 2024

For our regular catch-up with the Green Party, News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to co-leader, James Shaw, about the government’s plans to increase benefit sanctions and Israel’s ground invasion of Rafah.

She talked to Local Government New Zealand President and Selwyn District Council Mayor, Sam Broughton, about the government re-introducing referendums on Māori wards.

And she spoke to Medical Oncologist, Dr George Laking, about an initiative taking cancer services into marae and other community settings.

News teamer Faith spoke to Tertiary Education Union organiser, Drew Mayhem, about union members at Yoobee College of Creative Innovation striking yesterday.

Producer Olivia spoke to musician Jason Parker about the relationship between pop music and queerness in Aotearoa, and his event, the “Little Gay In”.

And for Get Action! this week, she spoke to Fairer Future spokesperson, Vanessa Cole, about our welfare system’s restrictive relationship regulations.

Increasing Benefit Sanctions and Israel’s Ground Invasion of Rafah w/ Green Party Co-Leader, James Shaw: 14 February, 2024

Increasing Benefit Sanctions and Israel’s Ground Invasion of Rafah w/ Green Party Co-Leader, James Shaw: 14 February, 2024 Increasing Benefit Sanctions and Israel’s Ground Invasion of Rafah w/ Green Party Co-Leader, James Shaw: 14 February, 2024, 8.78 MB
Wed 14 Feb 2024

For our weekly catch-up, News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to Green Party Co-Leader James Shaw about the government’s plans to increase benefit sanctions and decrease the rate at which benefits increase annually.

They also discussed Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters meeting with Israel's Ambassador to New Zealand.

Union members strike at Yoobee w/ Tertiary Education Union organiser, Drew Mayhem: 14 February, 2024

Union members strike at Yoobee w/ Tertiary Education Union organiser, Drew Mayhem: 14 February, 2024 Union members strike at Yoobee w/ Tertiary Education Union organiser, Drew Mayhem: 14 February, 2024, 2.38 MB
Wed 14 Feb 2024

Yesterday union members at Yoobee College of Creative Innovation campuses across the motu went on strike for four and a half hours after failed collective agreement negotiations that have been going on since September 2022.

News teamer Faith spoke to Tertiary Education Union organiser, Drew Mayhem, about why their members took strike action.

Cancer Services in Marae and Community Settings w/ Dr George Laking: 14 February, 2024

Cancer Services in Marae and Community Settings w/ Dr George Laking: 14 February, 2024 Cancer Services in Marae and Community Settings w/ Dr George Laking: 14 February, 2024 , 9.74 MB
Wed 14 Feb 2024

Cancer is close to taking over from heart disease as New Zealand’s number one killer.

In response to this, a new initiative is aiming to take cancer services out of hospitals into marae and other community settings.

News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to Medical Oncologist, Dr George Laking, about this.

Government Re-Introducing Referendums on Māori Wards w/ Local Government New Zealand President and Selwyn District Council Mayor, Sam Broughton: 14 February, 2024

Government Re-Introducing Referendums on Māori Wards w/ Local Government New Zealand President and Selwyn District Council Mayor, Sam Broughton: 14 February, 2024 Government Re-Introducing Referendums on Māori Wards w/ Local Government New Zealand President and Selwyn District Council Mayor, Sam Broughton: 14 February, 2024, 313.66 KB
Wed 14 Feb 2024

The coalition government plans to make Māori wards go through a referendum process.

Previously, Māori wards could be overturned with a referendum - but this rule did not apply to any other wards.

News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to Local Government New Zealand President and Selwyn District Council Mayor, Sam Broughton, about their opposition to this.

Pre-Sentencing Cultural Background Reports w Action Against Poverty Coordinator Brooke Pao Stanely: 13 February, 2024

Pre-Sentencing Cultural Background Reports w Action Against Poverty Coordinator Brooke Pao Stanely: 13 February, 2024 Pre-Sentencing Cultural Background Reports w Action Against Poverty Coordinator Brooke Pao Stanely: 13 February, 2024, 8.62 MB
Tue 13 Feb 2024

The government's decision to remove funding for pre-sentencing cultural background reports has faced criticism from advocates, particularly for how it could impact Maaori and Pasifika.

News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to Action Against Poverty Coordinator, Brooke Stanely Pao, about their recommendations for how the government could better reduce crime in Aotearoa.

The Wire w/ Jessica: 13 February, 2024

The Wire w/ Jessica: 13 February, 2024 The Wire w/ Jessica: 13 February, 2024, 51.12 MB
Tue 13 Feb 2024

For Dear Science this week Dr Cushla McGoverin chats about new developments with 3D printing and the human brain, coral reef biodiversity, and Scorpions.

MP James Meager is taking over from Dr Shane Reti for our weekly catch-up with the National Party. This week News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Meager about the government scrapping the Auckland Regional Fuel Tax and funding for pre-sentencing cultural reports.

She also spoke to Action Against Poverty Coordinator Brooke Pao Stanely about cultural reports.

Producer Sofia spoke to head farmer at OMG farm Jake Clarke about the impact of western farming practices on soil fertility.

And she talked to Senior transport planner at Arup, a collective of engineers and consultants, Tiffany Robinson, about urban design and indigenous wisdom.

Dear Science w/ Dr Cushla McGoverin: 13 February, 2024

Dear Science w/ Dr Cushla McGoverin: 13 February, 2024 Dear Science w/ Dr Cushla McGoverin: 13 February, 2024, 7.46 MB
Tue 13 Feb 2024

For Dear Science this week Dr Cushla McGoverin chats about news developments with 3D printing and the human brain, coral reef biodiversity, and Scorpions.