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The Wire w/ Rosetta: Rāhina December 4, 2023

The Wire w/ Rosetta: Rāhina December 4, 2023 The Wire w/ Rosetta: Rāhina December 4, 2023, 105.23 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2023

E whai akei nei, on the show today:

Rosetta spoke to Vira Paky, one of the UNICEF Young Ambassadors travelling in a delegation to COP28 in Dubai this week.

Rosetta also spoke to Agnes Naera, CEO of Global Women, about their research which finds that from the 30th until the end of the year, women are effectively working for free compared to their male counterparts due to the gender pay gap in Aotearoa.

In our weekly catch up with the ACT Party, Lou spoke to ACT MP Simon Court about some of the proposed plans announced last wednesday for the new governments first 100 days, including the repeal of the Fair Pay Legislation, increase in crack down for serious youth offending and the removal of smokefree legislations.

Lou also spoke to Ella Sheperd, President of ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa on the Governments decision to remove Relationship and Sexuality Education in school curricula.

UNICEF Young Ambassadors To Attend COP28 w/ Vira Paky: November 4, 2023

UNICEF Young Ambassadors To Attend COP28 w/ Vira Paky: November 4, 2023 UNICEF Young Ambassadors To Attend COP28 w/ Vira Paky: November 4, 2023, 18.22 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2023

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), or COP28, is currently taking place in Dubai. The conference began on the 30th of November and runs until the 12th of December, and UNICEF Aotearoa is sending a delegation of young ambassadors to represent young New Zealanders priorities’ regarding climate change. The delegation will leave to Dubai on Wednesday, are all aged between 18 and 24, and offer a range of perspectives including Māori, Pasifika, rural and urban living experiences, and LGBTQIA+ youth. COP is the biggest climate conference in the world, and this year over 70 thousand people from both business and political sectors will attend. In the past, youth advocates such as Greta Thunberg have criticised COP conferences as too much talk and too little action, and the conference has already started with controversy after the BBC reported that leaked briefing documents revealed plans by the United Arab Emirates to discuss fossil fuel deals with 15 nations. The conference also comes at an interesting time for Aotearoa, as the new government has pledged to reintroduce oil and gas exploration, which has come under criticism by many of the delegations present at COP28

Rosetta spoke with Vira Paky, who is one of the Young Ambassadors in the UNICEF delegation. We spoke about the importance of having young voices represented at COP28, and discussed what role the new government should be playing in involving Aotearoa in global conferences like this.

Gender Pay Inequality in Aotearoa w/ Agnes Naera: November 4, 2023

Gender Pay Inequality in Aotearoa w/ Agnes Naera: November 4, 2023 Gender Pay Inequality in Aotearoa w/ Agnes Naera: November 4, 2023, 18.01 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2023

Global Women Aotearoa has said that based upon the gender pay gap of 8.6% according to Statistics New Zealand, women in Aotearoa have been effectively working for free from the 30th of November until the end of the year. This disparity is much higher for Māori women, who face a pay gap of 14.3%, and Pasifika women, who face a pay gap of 15.2%. The statement from Global Women is a part of their eight percent matters campaign, which aims to make New Zealanders more aware of the gender pay gap. Global Women says they want New Zealanders to use this time of year to talk about topics like pay equity and pay transparency with those around them, and the campaign is an attempt to spark that conversation

Rosetta spoke to Agnes Naera, CEO of Global Women, about the eight percent matters campaign, what the current state of the gender pay gap in Aotearoa looks like, and what more needs to be done.

Weekly Catch Up with ACT Party MP Simon Court, discussing Fair Pay Legislation, increase in crack down for serious youth offending and the removal of smokefree legislations - December 04, 2023

ACT Party's Simon Court, Fair Pay Legislation, increase in crack down for serious youth offending and the removal of smokefree legislations - December 4 2023 .mp3 mp3, 19.19 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2023

Last week the Government confirmed its plan for its first 100 days, combining the 100-day plan National campaigned on, with the priorities of the partner parties ACT and New Zealand First.

Announcing the plan at his first post-Cabinet briefing held last Wednesday, Luxon spoke of 49 ambitious actions they plan to deliver in the next 100 days. During the briefing Luxon spoke that New Zealanders voted for a change of government, policies and approach, And the plan announced reflects this, with many of the actions proposed being repeals of the previous government’s doing. 

The Plan revolves around three key areas- the economy, law and order and public services. 

In our weekly catch up with Simon Court, Lou enquired about the ACT Party’s response and support of the repeal of the Labour government’s Fair Pay legislation, their promise to begin work towards the crack down on serious youth offending, and ACT's stance on the intent to remove the current Smokefree legislations.

The Government’s Plan to Remove Relationships and Sexuality Education Guidelines from the Curriculum w/ Katie Fitzpatrick: 30 November, 2023

The Government’s Plan to Remove Relationships and Sexuality Education Guidelines from the Curriculum w/ Katie Fitzpatrick: 30 November, 2023 The Government’s Plan to Remove Relationships and Sexuality Education Guidelines from the Curriculum w/ Katie Fitzpatrick: 30 November, 2023, 27.51 MB
Thu 30 Nov 2023

The new government has announced a plan to remove and replace relationship and sexuality education guidelines, citing the need for a return to an ‘achievement-based’ curriculum, rather than what they have referred to as an ‘ideological’ one.

Beth spoke to Professor of Education at the University of Auckland Katie Fitzpatrick about the new policy, and what this means for rangatahi.

The Wire w/ Jessica: 30 November, 2023

The Wire w/ Jessica: 30 November, 2023 The Wire w/ Jessica: 30 November, 2023 , 54.41 MB
Thu 30 Nov 2023

Producer Castor spoke to Professor of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland and chair of Te Rūnanga ā Iwi o Ngāti Kahu of the far North, Margaret Mutu, about how the new government will impact Māori and Te Tiriti. 

Former Wire host Spike interviewed the President of University of Auckland Student Justice for Palestine, Layan Khalil, about protests against Israeli-owned shipping vessels and goods entering Aotearoa.

For City Counselling, producer Beth chatted to Counsellor for Waitakere Shane Henderson about proposed congestion charges.

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins speak to Associate Professor of Journalism at Massey University in Wellington, James Hollings, about Winston Peters's false allegations of media bribery concerning the Public Interest Journalism Fund.

Castor spoke to the CEO of SAFE for Animals, Debra Ashton, about the government repealing the ban on live exports. 

Beth spoke to Professor of Education at the University of Auckland, Katie Fitzpatrick, about the government’s plan to remove relationships and sexuality education from school curriculum.

And Jessica talked to Director at Our Land and Water National Science Challenge, Jenny Webster-Brown, and Research Lead and Director of Land Water People, Ton Snelder about their new research into New Zealand’s water quality. 

Consequences of repealing the ban on live export w/ CEO of SAFE for Animals, Debra Ashton.

Consequences of repealing the ban on live export w/ CEO of SAFE for Animals, Debra Ashton. , 12.88 MB
Thu 30 Nov 2023

At the end of April this year, the former Labour government introduced a ban on the live export of animals. The ban followed a two year transition period, giving farmers and businesses a chance to find alternatives.

The policy documents revealed last Friday indicated that the upcoming government plans to repeal this ban. Castor spoke to CEO of SAFE for Animals, Debra Ashton, about why this ban was put in place and what repealing it could mean.

Winston Peters Allegations of Media Bribery and the Public Interest Journalism Fund w/ Associate Professor of Journalism at Massey University in Wellington, James Hollings: 30 November, 2023

Winston Peters Allegations of Media Bribery and the Public Interest Journalism Fund w/ Associate Professor of Journalism at Massey University in Wellington, James Hollings: 30 November, 2023 Winston Peters Allegations of Media Bribery and the Public Interest Journalism Fund w/ Associate Professor of Journalism at Massey University in Wellington, James Hollings: 30 November, 2023, 7.67 MB
Thu 30 Nov 2023

Recently, we have seen members of the new coalition government be increasingly critical toward the media. 

In particular, this week we saw NZ First leader, Winston Peters falsely accuse the media of accepting government bribery in the form of the Public Interest Journalism Fund. 

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Associate Professor of Journalism at Massey University in Wellington, James Hollings, about the purpose of the Public Interest Journalism Fund and state-funded media, and the potential implications of some members of the incoming government’s attitudes towards media.

The State of Aotearoa's Water Quality: 30 November, 2023

The State of Aotearoa's Water Quality: 30 November, 2023 The State of Aotearoa's Water Quality: 30 November, 2023, 8.13 MB
Thu 30 Nov 2023

A new report from Our Land and Water has found it will be extremely challenging to achieve New Zealand's water quality goals. 

First, News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Ton Snelder, report lead author, and Director of Land Water People, about their findings and what they mean for New Zealand’s water quality?

She also spoke to Jenny Webster Brown, Director at Our Land and Water National Science Challenge about the water standards outlined in the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020.

Health Impact of Smoke Free Legislation Changes w/ ARFNZ CEO Letitia Harding: 29th November 2023

Health Impact of Smoke Free Legislation Changes w/ ARFNZ CEO Letitia Harding: 29th November 2023 Health Impact of Smoke Free Legislation Changes w/ ARFNZ CEO Letitia Harding: 29th November 2023, 16.42 MB
Wed 29 Nov 2023

Earlier this week the new National ACT and NZ First government announced that in order to fund Nationals promised tax cuts they will be making changes to the Smoke free Legislation.

This includes revoking the ban on the sale of cigarettes to future generations, reducing nicotine levels and limiting the number of tobacco retailers.

Many organisations have come forward to express their concern about this change including the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand. 

This morning Rawan spoke with the foundation’s CEO, Letitia Harding about the negative health impacts of this change, National’s claim that the legislation would lead to a growth in the black market and what we need to do to protect Aotearoa’s youth from lung and heart disease.