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The Wire w/ Jessica: 15 January, 2024

The Wire w/ Jessica: 15 January, 2024 The Wire w/ Jessica: 15 January, 2024, 43.94 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2024

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa Chair, John Minto, and Lawyer and political advocacy expert, Dr Max Harris, about South Africa's genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice and the New Zealand government backing US and UK led strikes on Yemen. 

She also spoke to Health Coalition Aotearoa Co-Chair and Professor of Māori Health and Nutrition at the Massey University Research Centre for Hauora and Health, Lisa Te Morenga, about the government preparing to repeal smoke-free measures.

South Africa's Genocide Case Against Israel and New Zealand backing US and UK led strikes on Yemen w/ PSNA Chair John Minto and Lawyer and Political Advocacy Expert, Dr Max Harris: 15 Januray, 2024

South Africa's Genocide Case Against Israel and New Zealand backing US and UK led strikes on Yemen w/ PSNA Chair John Minto and Lawyer and Political Advocacy Expert, Dr Max Harris: 15 Januray, 2024 South Africa's Genocide Case Against Israel and New Zealand backing US and UK led strikes on Yemen w/ PSNA Chair John Minto and Lawyer and Political Advocacy Expert, Dr Max Harris: 15 Januray, 2024, 21.28 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2024

This past week, South Africa presented their case against Israel at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, accusing Israel of committing genocide in Gaza. Israel also presented its defence.

In the past 100 days, Israel's bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip has killed at least 23,000 Palestinains. 

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa Chair, John Minto, and Lawyer, about what claims South Africa has made against Israel to prove genocidal intent, and why it is so significant for South Africa to be making this case.

She started off the interview by asking Minto to explain what the International Court of Justice is and how it operates.

She also spoke to Lawyer and political advocacy expert, Dr Max Harris, about South Africa's genocide case, and calls for the New Zealamd government to support it. 

She started off our interview by asking Harris about the merit of both South Africa and Israel’s arguments.

Repealing Smoke-Free Measures w/ Health Coalition Co-Chair, Lisa Te Morenga: 15 January, 2024

Repealing Smoke-Free Measures w/ Health Coalition Co-Chair, Lisa Te Morenga: 15 January, 2024 Repealing Smoke-Free Measures w/ Health Coalition Co-Chair, Lisa Te Morenga: 15 January, 2024, 8.08 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2024

The government is preparing to repeal new Smokefree measures introduced by the previous Labour government, which were aimed at addressing the availability and addictiveness of smoked tobacco.

Health Coalition Aotearoa has accused the government and those backing the repeal of minimising smoking harm, particularly to Māori and Pacific peoples.

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Health Coalition Co-Chair, Professor Lisa Te Morenga, about why they believe further action is needed on tobacco control to save lives.

The Wire w/ Jessica: 21 December, 2023

The Wire w/ Jessica: 21 December, 2023 The Wire w/ Jessica: 21 December, 2023, 42.53 MB
Thu 21 Dec 2023

News teamers Kate and Sofia, and Digital News Sub-Editor Joel, talked to protestors who marched from the Auckland Domain to the ACT Party’s Epsom Office last week against the government’s overturning of Aotearoa’s world-first anti-smoking legislation.

News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to Chair of The Meningitis Foundation, Gerard Rushton, about why all people, particularly those aged 13 to 25, should be protected against meningococcal. 

And we celebarte the best of The Wire 2023, recapping the year that was in news and current affairs. 

Protests Against Removing Smoke-Free Legislation w/ Auckland March Organiser Donald Mayo, Vapefree Kids NZ Co-Founder Marnie Wilton, and BBM Motivation Founder and Retired Professional Boxer David Letele: 21 December, 2023

Protests Against Removing Smoke-Free Legislation w/ Auckland March Organiser Donald Mayo, Vapefree Kids NZ Co-Founder Marnie Wilton, and BBM Motivation Founder and Retired Professional Boxer David Letele: 21 December, 2023 Protests Against Removing Smoke-Free Legislation w/ Auckland March Organiser Donald Mayo, Vapefree Kids NZ Co-Founder Marnie Wilton, and BBM Motivation Founder and Retired Professional Boxer David Letele: 21 December, 2023, 5.41 MB
Thu 21 Dec 2023

95bFM reporters Kate and Sofia, and Digital News Sub-Editor Joel, spoke to protestors who marched from the Auckland Domain to the ACT Party’s Epsom Office last week against the government’s overturning of Aotearoa’s world-first anti-smoking legislation.

Campaign for Discounted Public Transport w/ Mika Hervel: December 20th, 2023

Campaign for Discounted Public Transport w/ Mika Hervel: December 20th, 2023 Campaign for Discounted Public Transport w/ Mika Hervel: December 20th, 2023, 17.75 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2023

This year has seen the introduction of public transport discounts, namely a 50% discount for Community Service Card holders, and a discount for young people aged 16 to 24. National campaigned for the removal of youth discounts if they were elected, and now that they are in Government, this is a real possibility. 

Many have advocated for these discounts to be retained. For this Get Action! Segment, Olivia spoke to Free Fares team organiser, Mika Hervel, about his team's petition to keep discounted fares, and the positive impacts of this on people and the environment.

Pro-Palestine Protests at the Ports and Government Statement w/ John Minto: 20th of December 2023

Pro-Palestine Protests at the Ports and Government Statement w/ John Minto: 20th of December 2023 Pro-Palestine Protests at the Ports and Government Statement w/ John Minto: 20th of December 2023 , 17.46 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2023

This morning Rawan spoke with National Chair of the Palestinian solidarity network John Minto. 

Rawan started off by asking him about the pro-Palestine protests at the Auckland ports that took place a few weeks ago. 

Palestine supporters had blocked the entrance of the Auckland ports in protest of Israeli shipping companies entering the port. 

John spoke about how this played out and what the impacts of it were.

They then spoke about the government's recent release of a joint statement with Canada and Australia which essentially called for a ceasefire. 

Rawan asked about what pressured the government into this and what it could mean for the future.

The Wire w/ Nicholas: December 19, 2023

The Wire w/ Nicholas: December 19, 2023 The Wire w/ Nicholas: December 19, 2023, 120.16 MB
Tue 19 Dec 2023

For the last Tuesday Wire of the year, the team is joined by Allan Blackman for Dear Science. They discuss the biggest science stories of this year including a debunked super conductivity paper, Chat GPT and how science helped exonerate a convicted murderer.

Nicholas interviews the National Party's Dr Shane Reti about Goverment Department name changes and his plans for the new year.

The team also recaps highlights form Wire interviews this year. This include interviews with; Ian Mclean about feral pigeons, Mihingarangi Forbes on the coverage of Māori issues during the election and a pre-election interview with Auckland Central MP Chlöe Swarbrick.

Te Reo Māori and plans for the new year w/ Dr Shane Reti: December 19, 2023

Te Reo Māori and plans for the new year w/ Dr Shane Reti: December 19, 2023 Te Reo Māori and plans for the new year w/ Dr Shane Reti: December 19, 2023, 16.82 MB
Tue 19 Dec 2023

The new Government’s plans to revert government department names back to their English names.

This policy will mean that a government agency like Waka Kotahi will have to revert back to using NZTA as their primary identifier. 

Nicholas spoke to the National Party’s Dr Shane Reti about why changing the agency names has been a priority for his government. 

They also spoke about the legacy that the name changes will leave and how his government plans to support Te Reo Maori.

Nicholas began by asking Dr Reti, why his government believes department name changes are necessary.

The Wire w/ Jessica: 18 December, 2023

The Wire w/ Jessica: 18 December, 2023 The Wire w/ Jessica: 18 December, 2023 , 53.38 MB
Mon 18 Dec 2023

The Monday Wire team brings you the Best of The Wire, recapping the year that was in news and current affairs.

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins fills in for Host Rosetta. 

And Lou has a final catch-up from 2023 with ACT's Simon Court, discussing protests against the government repealing fair pay and smoke-free laws.