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The Wire w/ Milly: 20 February, 2024

The Wire w/ Milly: 20 February, 2024 The Wire w/ Milly: 20 February, 2024 , 100.52 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2024

This week on The Wire, Milly rejoins the news team for a fleeting moment alongside her producer Sofia! Castor speaks to National's James Meager about the Three Waters replacement and changes to the sex and gender school curriculum, Sofia speaks to Gerard Rushton Chairman of Meningitis Foundation Aotearoa about vaccines and first year university students, as well as  Professor Troy Baisden, the Co-President of the New Zealand Association of Scientists, talking about impending cuts in the science sector. There's also Dear Science with Alan Blackman. Do not be surprised by impromptu updates on Grant Robinson's resignation from parliment!

Three Waters reform and queer issues w/ National's James Meager: 20 February 2024

Three Waters reform and queer issues w/ National's James Meager: 20 February 2024 Three Waters reform and queer issues w/ National's James Meager: 20 February 2024, 20.98 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2024

The Labour Party’s controversial Three Waters reforms were repealed last week. National’s replacement plan seeks to address the complaints of many who pushed back against the bill, while maintaining support for challenged regions. 

Additionally, this Sunday saw National Leader Christopher Luxon pushed out of the yearly Big Gay Out event by protestors. Amongst other issues, the protestors are standing against proposed changes to the school curriculum, removing and replacing gender, sexuality, and relationship-based education guidelines. 

Producer Castor spoke to National’s James Meager about the Three Waters replacement, including recent environmental concerns. He also discusses the curriculum changes, and how the National Party supports queer young people.

Science Research Funding Cuts w Professor Troy Baisden: 20 February, 2024

Science Research Funding Cuts w Professor Troy Baisden: 20 February, 2024 Science Research Funding Cuts w Professor Troy Baisden: 20 February, 2024, 15.07 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2024

National's government announced the axing of Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways: a large science reform program set up only last year.

It has left scientists concerned that budget cuts will further hit the already struggling sector; including the end of an 11-ten-year collaborative science programme known as the National Science Challenge

Sofia spoke to Professor Troy Baisden, the Co-President of the New Zealand Association of Scientists, about what the future of science research looks like in Aotearoa.

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.

Smith vs Fonterra Case w/ Amanda Larsson: 15 February, 2024

Smith vs Fonterra Case w/ Amanda Larsson: 15 February, 2024 Smith vs Fonterra Case w/ Amanda Larsson: 15 February, 2024, 12.6 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2024

The Supreme Court found that Northland iwi leader Mike Smith (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu) has the right to sue seven big polluters in Aotearoa New Zealand, including Fonterra, Genesis Energy and Z Energy for their role in contributing to climate change. The ruling also denies these companies from attempting to strike out the case, and it will now continue to trial.

Beth spoke to Head of Campaigns for Greenpeace Aotearoa, Amanda Larssen, about this win, and its significance for our climate.

City Counselling w/ Lotu Fuli: 15 February, 2024

City Counselling w/ Lotu Fuli: 15 February, 2024 City Counselling w/ Lotu Fuli: 15 February, 2024, 8.88 MB
Thu 15 Feb 2024

The National Party has scrapped the Regional Fuel Tax and Mayor Wayne Brown has ordered that all work by Auckland Transport on projects funded by the tax is to be stopped.

Beth spoke to Counsellor for Manukau, Lotu Fuli, about Wayne Brown’s decision, and to what extent these projects were integral to the future of the city.

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.