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The students at Freyberg High School and Grant Robertson’s valedictory speech w/ Jan Tinetti: 21 March, 2024

The students at Freyberg High School and Grant Robertson’s valedictory speech w/ Jan Tinetti: 21 March, 2024 The students at Freyberg High School and Grant Robertson’s valedictory speech w/ Jan Tinetti: 21 March, 2024, 13.98 MB
Thu 21 Mar 2024

For our weekly catch-up with the Labour Party Caeden spoke to Labour Party spokesperson for Education and Women Jan Tinetti. They asked about Winston Peter’s comments comparing co-governance with Nazi Germany, the response to the Freyberg High School students performing a haka against David Seymour, and Grant Robertson’s valedictory speech yesterday. 

Improving Auckland’s Public Transport and w/ Shane Henderson: 21 March, 2024

Improving Auckland’s Public Transport and w/ Shane Henderson: 21 March, 2024 Improving Auckland’s Public Transport and w/ Shane Henderson: 21 March, 2024, 14.48 MB
Thu 21 Mar 2024

Yesterday the Western line was closed for some stops including between New Market and Britomart, while two Britomart stations remained closed due to KiwiRail maintenance issues. This won’t surprise commuters in Tāmaki Makaurau who are far too used to trains not running or turning up.

Caeden spoke to West Auckland based counsellor Shane Henderson about our public transport woes and the success of the cost-cutting budget. Here is that interview.

Thursday Wire w/ Caeden: 21 March, 2024

Thursday Wire w/ Caeden: 21 March, 2024 Thursday Wire w/ Caeden: 21 March, 2024, 94.61 MB
Thu 21 Mar 2024

For our weekly catch-up with the Labour Party Caeden chats with Labour spokesperson for Education and Women Jan Tinetti about Winston Peters recent comments on co-governance, the students at Freyberg High School, and Grant Robertson’s valedictory speech.

They also also chat with Auckland Councillor Shane Henderson about public transport in Tāmaki Makaurau and Auckland’s last cost cutting budget for City Counselling.

Jasmine speaks to Professor Margaret Mutu about the path to a constitution of indigenous rights for Māori in Aotearoa.

She also speaks to Dr Pippa McKelvie-Sebileau about the emergence of more international research in support of free school lunches, and what this means for government research and action ahead of the proposed funding axe.

The Path to Indigeous Rights Constitution in Aotearoa w Professor Margaret Mutu - March 21, 2024

The Path to Indigeous Rights Constitution in Aotearoa w Professor Margaret Mutu - March 21, 2024 The Path to Indigeous Rights Constitution in Aotearoa w Professor Margaret Mutu - March 21, 2024, 25.82 MB
Thu 21 Mar 2024

Producer Jasmine Gray speaks with Professor of Māori Studies Margaret Mutu of Ngāti Kahu, Te Rarawa, and Ngāti Whātua. As chairperson of Matike Mai Aotearoa and of Te Rūnanga-a-Iwi o Ngāti Kahu, Margaret shares with us the path to securing indigenous rights in Aotearoa in light of the upcoming hui on this kaupapa hosted at Waipapa Taumata Rau in April.

 

The Dangers of Bird Feeding w Ian Mclean: 20 March, 2024

What Happens When We Feed the Birds at Western Springs w Ian Mclean: 20 March, 2024 What Happens When We Feed the Birds at Western Springs w Ian Mclean: 20 March, 2024, 27.53 MB
Wed 20 Mar 2024

Bird feeding. It's one of life's simple pleasures that leads to rats, botuilism, and skewed biodiversity.

Though basic knowledge of bird feeding guidelines is present in Aotearoa, it is more often than not ignored, as demonstrated by the loaves of white bread that lay scattered in Auckland's Western Springs park.

Auckland regional representative for Birds NZ, Ian Mclean shares, his expert knowledge on what really happens when we feed birds. 

Migrant Vaccination Rates Lead in NZ w DR Ladam Hashemi: 20 March, 2024

Migrant Vaccination Rates Lead in NZ w DR Ladam Hashemi: 20 March, 2024 Migrant Vaccination Rates Lead in NZ w DR Ladam Hashemi: 20 March, 2024, 15.74 MB
Wed 20 Mar 2024

An Auckland University research project has shown high vaccination rates skew towards new migrants in comparison to those born in New Zealand.

The study found children of recent migrants were also more likely to receive vaccines within the first year of moving to Aotearoa than non-migrants. 

Producer Sofia Kent spoke to Senior Researcher at the University of London Dr Ladam Hashemi about the research project. 

The Wire w/ Nicholas: March 20, 2024

The Wire w/ Nicholas: March 20, 2024 The Wire w/ Nicholas: March 20, 2024, 108.95 MB
Wed 20 Mar 2024

This week on the Wednesday Wire:

Nicholas spoke to Associate Professor Mike Rehm about the reintroduction of interest deductibility and the implications for renters. 

He also spoke to Professor Nicolas Lewis about the Government’s proposed bill to change regulations around the fast-tracking of consents for development.

Sofia spoke to Senior Research Fellow at the University of London, Dr Ladam Hashemi tells us about her research project at the University of Auckland that found higher vaccination rates for new migrants.

Oto spoke to Hiraia Haami-Wells, a student at the University of Auckland, to talk about a project she founded called “Kurutao”, aiming to bring more Tauira Māori into the world of entrepreneurship.

To end the show, Sofia spoke to Bird Connoisseur and Auckland regional representative for Birds New Zealand Ian Mclean about what really happens when we feed the birds at western springs

 

The Government’s proposed bill to expand the fast-tracking of consents w/ Professor Nicolas Lewis: March 20, 2024

The Government’s proposed bill to expand the fast-tracking of consents w/ Professor Nicolas Lewis: March 20, 2024 The Government’s proposed bill to expand the fast-tracking of consents w/ Professor Nicolas Lewis: March 20, 2024, 24.92 MB
Wed 20 Mar 2024

The coalition Government has proposed a bill that would change the current process around the fast tracking of consents for developmental projects.

The legislation would enable the Ministers of transport, Infrastructure and Regional Development to approve consents for projects without going through the current considerations around communities and local and regional government, existing legislation regarding Te Tiriti and community participation.

The bill would mean that Minister’s could decide on projects, that would then be sent to an expert panel that will review their choices and apply any conditions before sending it back to Ministers for final approval.

The legislation would allow Ministers to veto any restrictions the expert panel places on projects.

Environmental activists have criticised the legislation as a potential avenue to undermine environmental considerations.

Nicholas spoke to Professor Nicolas Lewis about the proposed changes.

The reintroduction on interest deductibility w/ Associate Professor Michael Rehm: March 20, 2024

The reintroduction on interest deductibility w/ Associate Professor Michael Rehm: March 20, 2024 The reintroduction on interest deductibility w/ Associate Professor Michael Rehm: March 20, 2024, 12.06 MB
Wed 20 Mar 2024

The coalition Government has announced that they will reintroduce interest deductibility for property owners with a mortgage.

This would mean that property owners with a mortgage would be able to deduct the interest they pay on their mortgage, from their total income when calculating how much tax they pay.

The coalition government has claimed that this move will help both landlords and renters with David Seymour that landlords not being able to deduct interest from income is a cost that is inevitably passed on to tenants, contributing to New Zealand having all time high rental costs.

This claim has been disputed with economists saying that the reintroduction of interest deductibility will have little to no effect on the prices landlords choose for their rentals.

Nicholas spoke to Associate Professor Michael Rehm about the changes.

Live Export Ban w/ CEO of SAFE Debra Ashton: 19th March 2024.

Live Export Ban w/ CEO of SAFE Debra Ashton: 19th March 2024. , 15.17 MB
Tue 19 Mar 2024

The previous Labour government introduced a ban on the live export of animals, with former agriculture minister Damien O’ Connor claiming the ban upheld New Zealand’s reputation for animal welfare standards.

The current National led government has been pressured by several lobbying groups to overturn the ban, including a million dollar campaign by Livestock Export New Zealand. 

Wire host Castor spoke to SAFE for Animals CEO, Debra Ashton, about SAFE, the possible repeal, and consequences for animals.