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How dating impacts benefits and Auckland a year on from the flooding w/ Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni: 15 February 2024

How dating impacts benefits and Auckland a year on from the flooding w/ Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni: 15 February 2024 How dating impacts benefits and Auckland a year on from the flooding w/ Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni: 15 February 2024, 12.71 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2024

Yesterday on Valentine’s Day there were protests and renewed calls in the media about dating impacting the amount people can receive in benefits. For our weekly catch-up with Labour Deputy Leader Carmel Sepuloni, Caeden asks about these renewed calls to review this status quo. 

They also ask about the situation in Tāmaki Makaurau just over a year since the Auckland Anniversary weekend flooding. 

The Government’s ‘war against nature’ w/ Russel Norman: 15 February, 2024

The Government’s ‘war against nature’ w/ Russel Norman: 15 February, 2024 The Government’s ‘war against nature’ w/ Russel Norman: 15 February, 2024, 12.79 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2024

Greenpeace has released a letter from the RMA reform Minister, Chris Bishop outlining plans to repeal environmental protection standards.

Last week Caeden spoke to Greenpeace Executive Director Russel Norman about this letter, and the Government’s environmental policies more broadly.

Why Climate Justice Taranaki is taking a case to the Waitangi Tribunal w/ Tuhi-Ao Bailey: 15 February, 2024

Why Climate Justice Taranaki is taking a case to the Waitangi Tribunal w/ Tuhi-Ao Bailey: 15 February, 2024 Why Climate Justice Taranaki is taking a case to the Waitangi Tribunal w/ Tuhi-Ao Bailey: 15 February, 2024, 16.7 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2024

Climate Justice Taranaki has announced they are working with other climate groups to take a joint case to the Waitangi tribunal.

Their case would target the Crown, and their lack of focus on targeting big polluters at the expense of vulnerable New Zealanders.

This comes following Mike Smith’s win at the Supreme Court where it was found New Zealanders have a right to take big polluters like Fonterra to court for not meeting climate and environmental targets.

This week for Global Issues, 95bFM’s new segment focusing on human rights issues, Caeden spoke to Climate Justice Taranaki spokesperson Tuhi-Ao Bailey (Taranaki, Te Atiawa, Ngati Mutunga) about the case. 

Issues with the term “One-In-100-Year” event w/ Doctor Lauren Vinnell: 15 February 2024

Issues with the term “One-In-100-Year” event w/ Doctor Lauren Vinnell: 15 February 2024 Issues with the term “One-In-100-Year” event w/ Doctor Lauren Vinnell: 15 February 2024, 8.92 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2024

The term “one-in-100-year event” is often used to describe extreme weather events such as last year’s Cyclone Gabrielle. However, the term can generate misconceptions about probability and change the way the public reacts to such events. 

Producer Castor spoke to Lecturer of Emergency Management at Massey University’s Joint Center for Disaster Research, Doctor Lauren Vinnell about the term and the consequences of its use.

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.

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.

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.