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The Wire w/ Joe: June 20, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: June 20, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: June 20, 2022, 106.5 MB
Mon 20 Jun 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāhina Monday!

Because it is World Refugee Day, Joe speaks to the World Vision National Director, Grant Bayldon, about New Zealand working harder to meet its refugee quota. He also speaks to Dr. Nic Rawlence from the Paleogenetics Lab at the  University of Otago about New Zealand celebrating its prehistoric past through fossil emblems. 

Trishil speaks to Jessie Stanley from Friends of Pakiri Beach for our segment in collaboration with OurActionStation, they discuss calls to stop sand mining on Pakiri Beach. He also speaks to Lisa Woods from Amnesty New Zealand about Aotearoa Justice Watch and a new platform for reporting systematic prison issues. He also looks at the Worsening Mental Health in the Construction Industry, and speaks to Mates in Construction CEO Victoria McArthur. 

That's us for this weeks Monday Wire!

Watergates Fiftieth Anniversary w/ Peter Field: June 17th, 2022

Watergates Fiftieth Anniversary w/ Peter Field: June 17th, 2022 Watergates Fiftieth Anniversary w/ Peter Field: June 17th, 2022, 25.79 MB
Fri 17 Jun 2022

On the Seventeenth of June, 1972, a group of burglars working underneath staff of the Nixon administration broke into the Democratic National Committee office in the Watergate Complex.

This began the defining political scandal of the 20th century, as Richard Nixon and his colleagues continuously tried to cover up their involvement. 

This led to Nixon's impeachment and subsequent resignation in 1974, marking a major event in US history that set a precedent for how we can hold politicians to account across the world. 

On the fiftieth anniversary, Liam spoke to University Of Canterbury Professor in American History, Peter FIeld, on the impact of Watergate and its presence in the current conversations on the January Sixth Capitol Riots. 

 

Predicting Economic Recession w/ Murat Üngör: June 17, 2022

Predicting Economic Recession w/ Murat Üngör: June 17, 2022 Predicting Economic Recession w/ Murat Üngör: June 17, 2022, 23.6 MB
Fri 17 Jun 2022

Stats NZ recently released GDP figures for the last quarter, which showed a 0.2% decline in the New Zealand economy compared to the previous quarter’s 3% rise.

However, this decline is not unique to New Zealand and has been identified in many developed economies across the world which have reported either a drop in GDP or a slow in growth.

Many top New Zealand economists, referencing this number and other cruical recent developments in the world economy, are now predicting an economic recession in the next year.

To get a better idea of what the numbers mean, and what an economic recession entails, Casper spoke to Dr Murat Üngör from the department of economics at the University of Otago.

Pedestrianising Queen Street w/ Chlöe Swarbrick and Retail NZ’s Greg Harford: June 17th, 2022

Pedestrianising Queen Street w/ Chlöe Swarbrick and Retail NZ’s Greg Harford: June 17th, 2022 Pedestrianising Queen Street w/ Chlöe Swarbrick and Retail NZ’s Greg Harford: June 17th, 2022, 34.46 MB
Fri 17 Jun 2022

Auckland Central and Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has launched a petition to pedestrianise Queen Street.

 

This comes ten years after the council signed off on the Auckland City Centre Master Plan with intentions to pedestrianise that has consistently faced barriers. 

Although this could see benefits in returning foot traffic to queen street, some have commented on fears about lost sales from vehicle drivers and safety. 

Liam spoke to Swarbrick, asking about why she thinks Tāmaki Makaurau could benefit from a carless Queen Street.

He also had a chat with Greg Harford from Retail NZ about some of the issues they think could arise without cars.

 

The Friday Wire w/ Casper: June 17, 2022

The Friday Wire w/ Casper: June 17, 2022 The Friday Wire w/ Casper: June 17, 2022, 108.46 MB
Fri 17 Jun 2022

This week on the Friday Wire Casper talked to Auckland city counsellor Pippa Coom about the council’s finances and recent controversy around cycleway spending, as well as Dr Murat Üngör from the University of Otago about the latest GDP figures and predicting economic recession.

Liam spoke to Auckland Central and Green Party member Chloe Swarbrick about her push to pedestrianise Queen street, as well as Greg Harford from Retail NZ to talk about his concerns. 

He also discussed the watergate scandal with University of Canterbury's Peter Field to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the original break-in.

Gratis Street & Tables w/ Natalie Wendzich: June 16, 2022

Gratis Street & Tables w/ Natalie Wendzich: June 16, 2022 Gratis Street & Tables w/ Natalie Wendzich: June 16, 2022, 15.09 MB
Thu 16 Jun 2022

Winter means a tough time for many in our city here in Auckland. With temperatures steadily dropping and the cost of living steadily rising, keeping warm and well-fed is a daily concern for many. Gratis is an initiative that takes leftover food from cafes around the city and helps to feed those who most need it in our cities. On the Wire this week, guest producer Frances Wright caught up with Team Leader Natalie Wendzich to talk about the initiative. 

The Wire w/ Joe: June 16, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: June 16, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: June 16, 2022, 109.49 MB
Thu 16 Jun 2022

This week on the Thursday Wire! Emilia is away, so Frances is our Producer today.

Tuva’a speaks to Labour Party’s Andrew Little about a new National Bowel Screening, the New Baby Unit at Waitākere Hospital, and the record number of patients in the Emergency Department. 

Joe will be speaking to Professor Warwick Bagg from the University of Auckland about increasing medical student places helping to address the medical practitioner shortage, he’ll also be talking to E tu about International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security workers. He’ll also be having a chat to the SPCA about their influx of puppies during Winter. 

Frances keeps to the winter theme and talks to Natalie Wendzich about the Gratis initiative and their work providing meals for the Street Community in Auckland, and also talks to Edy Setyawan about his research discovering a nursery for manta rays in Indonesia.

That's us for the Thursday Wire!

Rare Manta-Ray Nursery Discovery w/ Edy Setyawan: June 16, 2022

Rare Manta-Ray Nursery Discovery w/ Edy Setyawan: June 16, 2022 Rare Manta-Ray Nursery Discovery w/ Edy Setyawan: June 16, 2022, 31.2 MB
Thu 16 Jun 2022

After eight years of research, a rare manta-ray nursery has been confirmed in the Raja Ampat islands in Indonesia by a team of researchers at the University of Auckland. The team’s research is the most comprehensive description to date of the manta ray anywhere and is prompting the Indonesian government to take extra measures to protect the area. The species has a special link with manta rays that hang out in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland. On the Wire this week, guest producer Frances Wright chatted to Edy Setyawan about the rays, Steve Irwin, and his work on this research project.

International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Workers w/ Amy Hansen: June 16, 2022

International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Workers w/ Amy Hansen: June 16, 2022 International Justice Day for Cleaners and Security Workers w/ Amy Hansen: June 16, 2022, 20.33 MB
Thu 16 Jun 2022

In Aotearoa New Zealand, E tū is celebrating their campaign to win Fair Pay Agreements for some of our lowest paid workers, including cleaners and security guards. The Fair Pay Agreements Bill is currently before Select Committee, and E tū members and supporters made over 1,000 written submissions in support of the bill.

While all submitters told their own story, some clear themes came through. Submitters were particularly concerned about low wages, the cost of living, health and safety, workplace stress, safe staffing levels, a lack of respect at work, hours of work, and the ‘race to the bottom’ which sees companies using low wages to stay competitive.

An E tū delegation also made an oral submission to the Select Committee on Monday.

Joe spoke to Amy Hansen, a team leader from E tū, on the matter.

 

Puppies in Winter w/ Laura Millar: June 16, 2022

Puppies in Winter w/ Laura Millar: June 16, 2022 Puppies in Winter w/ Laura Millar: June 16, 2022, 18.22 MB
Thu 16 Jun 2022

SPCA kennels across the country are being flooded with canines big and small, all-in need of a good home. The Winter typically is a time where a large intake of puppies are taken in by the SPCA.

Joe spoke to Laura Millar, the Support Services Manager at the SPCA here in Auckland, on the matter.