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Neighbours Aotearoa and fostering communities w/ Lucette Hindin: 1 February, 2024

Neighbours Aotearoa and fostering communities w/ Lucette Hindin: 1 February, 2024 Neighbours Aotearoa and fostering communities w/ Lucette Hindin: 1 February, 2024, 9.6 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2024

Neighbours Aotearoa is a community organisation that promotes fostering connections between neighbours and strengthening communities. 

While the organisation operates all year round, Neighbours Aotearoa is particularly focused on the month of March, where they encourage people to get out and engage with their community. 

Producer Castor spoke to Lucette Hindin, a Lead Connector for Neighbours Aotearoa, about the benefits of community and their upcoming March initiative.

The influence of the tobacco industry on New Zealand Politics w/ Professor Janet Hoek: 1 February, 2024

The influence of the tobacco industry on New Zealand Politics w/ Professor Janet Hoek: 1 February, 2024 The influence of the tobacco industry on New Zealand Politics w/ Professor Janet Hoek: 1 February, 2024, 14.55 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2024

Following coalition talks late last year, the new National led coalition government has proposed repealing anti-smoking legislation. In their statements and arguments supporting this position, they have repeatedly used common talking points from the tobacco industry. 

A report released today by the Public Health Community Centre Aotearoa has highlighted this connection, and calls for our leading politicians to be more transparent about any connections they might have to the tobacco industry

Producer Castor spoke to the University of Otago’s Professor Janet Hoek about the influence of the tobacco industry on politics in Aotearoa.

Aotearoa New Zealand’s international law obligations to Palestine w/ Dr Treasa Dunworth and John Minto: 1 February, 2024

Aotearoa New Zealand’s international law obligations to Palestine w/ Dr Treasa Dunworth and John Minto: 1 February, 2024 Aotearoa New Zealand’s international law obligations to Palestine w/ Dr Treasa Dunworth and John Minto: 1 February, 2024, 35.56 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2024

The Wire is starting a new segment focused on deep diving into global human rights issues from Aotearoa to the world.

For the first edition Caeden focused on Aotearoa’s international law obligations to Palestine following the International Court of Justice ruling. First they spoke to University of Auckland Lecturer and International Law Expert Dr Treasa Dunworth. 

They then spoke to Palestine Solidarity Network’s John Minto.

Thursday Wire w/ Caeden: 1 February, 2024

Thursday Wire w/ Caeden: 1 February, 2024 Thursday Wire w/ Caeden: 1 February, 2024, 132.27 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2024

For our weekly catch-up with the Labour Party, Caeden spoke to Deputy Leader Carmel Sepuloni about Rātana and Pacific representation in government.

They also spoke to University of Auckland Lecturer Dr Treasa Dunworth and Palestine Solidairty Network’s John Minto about New Zealand’s obligation following the International Court of Justice ruling on Israel-Palestine.

Castor spoke to Lucette Hindin, a Lead Connector for Neighbours Aotearoa, about their yearly community initiative.

He also spoke to Professor Janet Hoek from the University of Otago about the influence of the tobacco industry on New Zealand politics.

Write for Rights Campaign w/ Amnesty International Aotearoa Senior Campaigner, David Vega: 31 January, 2024

Write for Rights Campaign w/ Amnesty International Aotearoa Senior Campaigner, David Vega: 31 January, 2024 Write for Rights Campaign w/ Amnesty International Aotearoa Senior Campaigner, David Vega: 31 January, 2024, 8.48 MB
Wed 31 Jan 2024

Amnesty International has condemned the recent execution of Kenneth Smith in the US State of Alabama, and is calling for a complete moratorium on use of the death penalty.

As part of its Write for Rights Campaign, where every year people from 170 countries take action by writing letters, signing petitions, and more to call on governments to challenge injustices, Amnesty International is calling for another looming death penalty case in Alabama to be stopped.

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Amnesty International Aotearoa, Senior Campaigner, David Vega about this.

The Wire w/ Jessica: 31 January, 2023

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Wed 31 Jan 2024

News and editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Amnesty International Aotearoa Senior Campaigner, David Vega about their opposition to recent executions in the US state of Alabama.

Lawyer Roimata Smail (Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui, English, Scottish, Irish descent) about her new educational resource, ‘Understanding Te Tiriti – a handbook about Te Tiriti o Waitangi’. 

She chatted to the co-founders of Petitions for Peace, a platform that allows people to sign multiple petitions at once, urging for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

For Get Action! she interviewed community organiser and advocate in healthcare, education, and social work, and founder of Paid Placements Aotearoa, Bex Howells about her calls to address long-term workforce shortages by funding student placements.

And she spoke to Head of Operations at PD Pet Insurance Sheryl Atkins about pet oral health and how pet owners can save money.

‘Understanding Te Tiriti – a Handbook About Te Tiriti o Waitangi’ w/ Lawyer Roimata Smail: 31 January, 2024

‘Understanding Te Tiriti – a Handbook About Te Tiriti o Waitangi’ w/ Lawyer Roimata Smail: 31 January, 2024 ‘Understanding Te Tiriti – a Handbook About Te Tiriti o Waitangi’ w/ Lawyer Roimata Smail: 31 January, 2024, 8.47 MB
Wed 31 Jan 2024

‘Understanding Te Tiriti – a handbook about Te Tiriti o Waitangi’ is a new guide created by lawyer Roimata Smail (Ngāti Maniapoto, Tainui, English, Scottish, Irish descent).

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Smail about the handbook and what she hopes people take away from it.

She started off by asking Smail about her background as a legal counsel in the Waitangi Tribunal and in creating educational resources about Te Tiriti.

Petitions for Peace w/ Co-Founders Sophia Lawler-Dormer and Ford Jones: 31 January, 2024

Petitions for Peace w/ Co-Founders Sophia Lawler-Dormer and Ford Jones: 31 January, 2024 Petitions for Peace w/ Co-Founders Sophia Lawler-Dormer and Ford Jones: 31 January, 2024, 11.58 MB
Wed 31 Jan 2024

Petitions for Peace, is a platform that allows people to sign multiple petitions at once, urging for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to the software engineers behind the initiative.

They started off the interview by introducing themselves.

Rise of Meningitis Cases in Aotearoa w/ Caryn Williams: 30 January, 2024

Rise of Meningitis Cases in Aotearoa w/ Caryn Williams: 30 January, 2024 Rise of Meningitis Cases in Aotearoa w/ Caryn Williams: 30 January, 2024, 12.61 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2024

New ESR data has shown cases of meningococcal disease in Kiwi teens and young adults has increased by 88% compared to last year.

The data also shows Maori and Pasifika toddlers, as well as Maori youth, make up the majority of the increased numbers.

The Wire producer Sofia spoke to the Head nurse of Havelock North High School Caryn Williams about the growing concerns of meningitis in Aotearoa and the accessibility of vaccines.

How Women Experience our Cities w/ Emma McInnes: 30 January, 2024

How Women Experience our Cities w/ Emma McInnes: 30 January, 2024 How Women Experience our Cities w/ Emma McInnes: 30 January, 2024, 12.78 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2024

In 2018, the Women in Urbanism organisation conducted a survey that found more than 75% of women experienced harassment while using public transport, cycling, or walking.

The current urban space, which is typically masculine in its design, has been found to not accommodate the different ways in which Women navigate around cities.

Current chair of Women in Urbanism Aotearoa, Emma McInnes spoke to producer Sofia about a new survey being conducted regarding issues identified by wāhine in urban space. 

The survey, which closes on the 16th of February, seeks information and experiences from women, non-binary, and marginalised groups that can ultimately be turned into data used for better change.