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Forest and Bird Codemns Government's Fast-Tracking w/ Richard Capie: Rāhina February 5, 2024

Forest and Bird Codemns Government's Fast-Tracking w/ Richard Capie: Rāhina February 5, 2024 Forest and Bird Codemns Government's Fast-Tracking w/ Richard Capie: Rāhina February 5, 2024, 20.96 MB
Mon 5 Feb 2024

As part of its 100 day plan, the government is currently processing reforms to resource management, and one of these changes is introducing what it calls a “fast-track consenting one-stop shop regime” for speeding up infrastructure developments. The plan forms part of the New Zealand First and National coalition agreement, with Minister for Resource Management Act reform Chris Bishop and Minister for Regional Development Shane Jones at the forefront of this movement. They argue that the current frameworks that infrastructure developments are operating under are inefficient and costly, as current consenting processes cost infrastructure projects 1.3 billion dollars every year. However many groups have been highly critical of how a widespread fast tracking approach could cost our environment and place the power of big infrastructure decisions in the hands of cabinet ministers. 

Rosetta spoke to Forest and Bird General Manager of Conservation Advocacy Richard Capie about his concerns with the policy, and how he feels infrastructure planning needs to change moving forward.

Migrant Workers disproportionately affected by employment law reforms w/ Georgia Dansey: Rāhina February 5, 2024

Migrant Workers disproportionately affected by employment law reforms w/ Georgia Dansey: Rāhina February 5, 2024 Migrant Workers disproportionately affected by employment law reforms w/ Georgia Dansey: Rāhina February 5, 2024 , 12.9 MB
Mon 5 Feb 2024

In December of 2023, the government passed legislation to fully reinstate 90-day trials for employers, which was campaigned for by both National and ACT in the lead up to the election. The policy means that employees can be dismissed within 90 days of starting work without a given reason. Migrant workers are proving to be disproportionately affected by reforms in the employment sector. Just in the past week, A group of ten migrant workers, previously employed by S.E.A.L. Security have been made redundant months into their three-year employment agreement, after paying up to 70,000 dollars to secure employment in Aotearoa. Etū, one of the largest worker advocacy groups and unions in the country, has expressed serious concern about what new policies in the employement sector will mean for these workers.

Rosetta spoke to Director at Etū Georgie Dansey about what 90-day trials and the repeal of Fair Pay Agreements will mean for our most vulnerable Migrant Workers.

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.

Pacific representation in Government and the mood at Rātana w/ Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni: 1 February, 2024

Pacific representation in Government and the mood at Rātana w/ Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni: 1 February, 2024 Pacific representation in Government and the mood at Rātana w/ Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni: 1 February, 2024, 13.55 MB
Thu 1 Feb 2024

For our weekly catch-up with Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni, Caeden asked about the mood at Rātana and the expected mood at Waitangi, as well as the lack of MPs from the Pacific in this government. 

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.

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.