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Compulsory teaching of tikanga Māori in the legal curriculum w/ co-Tumuaki at Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa, the Māori Law Society, Tai Ahu (Waikato, Ngāti Kahu (Te Paatu)): 21st May, 2024.

Compulsory teaching of tikanga Māori in the legal curriculum w/ co-Tumuaki at Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa, the Māori Law Society, Tai Ahu (Waikato, Ngāti Kahu (Te Paatu)): 21st May, 2024. , 24.77 MB
Tue 21 May 2024

From January 1, 2025, the New Zealand Council of Legal Education has plans to make teaching tikanga Māori and te ao Māori compulsory in the legal curriculum for students, meaning all core law courses will have a compulsory tikanga Māori component.

On the 7th of May, King’s Counsel Gary Judd filed a complaint to the Government’s Regulations Review Committee over this move, claiming that tikanga didn’t fall under “proper law subjects”.

Producer Sofia Roger Williams spoke to co-Tumuaki at Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa, the Māori Law Society, Tai Ahu (Waikato, Ngāti Kahu (Te Paatu)), about these changes to the legal curriculum and the role of tikanga Māori in law.

Fuel poverty w/ Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, Jodi Garner

Fuel Poverty w Jodi Gardner 20 May, 2024 Fuel Poverty w Jodi Gardner 20 May, 2024, 16.18 MB
Mon 20 May 2024

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis may not be able to heat their homes adequately this winter according to recent findings of fuel poverty in New Zealand.

Producer Ezra spoke to Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, Jodi Gardner about the impact of fuel poverty this coming winter and the steps needed to move forward.

Global similarities in Cultural Music and Language w/ Senior Research Fellow of Psychology at the University of Auckland, Dr Patrick Savage

Global similarities in Cultural Music and Language w/ Senior Research Fellow of Psychology at the University of Auckland, Dr Patrick Savage Global similarities in Cultural Music and Language w/ Senior Research Fellow of Psychology at the University of Auckland, Dr Patrick Savage, 16.38 MB
Mon 20 May 2024

Seventy-five researchers from across the globe recorded traditional music and speech in their native language for a recent cross-cultural study comparing global rhythm and pitch patterns.

Producer Ezra spoke to Senior Research Fellow of Psychology at the University of Auckland, Dr Patrick Savage about his involvement in this cross-cultural study.

New Zealand First’s Bathroom Bill w/ NZ Parents and Guardians of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children Coordinator, Sharyn Forsyth, and trans activist and nonbinary person, Wren: Monday 20 May, 2024

New Zealand First’s Bathroom Bill w/ NZ Parents and Guardians of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children Coordinator, Sharyn Forsyth, and trans activist and nonbinary person, Wren: Monday 20 May, 2024 New Zealand First’s Bathroom Bill w/ NZ Parents and Guardians of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children Coordinator, Sharyn Forsyth, and trans activist and nonbinary person, Wren: Monday 20 May, 2024, 14.45 MB
Mon 20 May 2024

The New Zealand First Party has introduced a member's bill that would ban or even fine people for using a bathroom that does not correspond with the sex they were assigned at birth.

In a statement, New Zealand First said it will "stop the growing trend" of mixed-sex bathrooms.

First, former News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, speaks to NZ Parents and Guardians of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children Coordinator, Sharyn Forsyth (she/her) about the proposed bill and the prevalence of anti-trans rhetoric in Aotearoa.

She also spoke to Wren (they/them) a non-binary person, parent to a transgender child, and trans activist, about the impact this bill would have on both transgender and cisgender people as well as Facebook messages sent to Wren by a profile claiming to be NZ First MP Tanya Unkovich, suggesting transgender people are quote "mentally ill" and "need to go to the hospital for brain checks". Unkovich has stated the profile who sent these messages is impersonating her.

The Wire w/ Joel, 20 May, 2024

The Wire w/ Joel, 20 May, 2024 The Wire w/ Joel, 20 May, 2024, 110.78 MB
Mon 20 May 2024

For our regular catch-up with the ACT Party, Evie speaks to Simon Court about the Party’s funding for Charter Schools and new concerns surrounding the Fast Track Approvals Bill.

Former News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, speaks to NZ Parents and Guardians of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children Coordinator, Sharyn Forsyth (she/her), and Wren (they/them) a non-binary person, parent to a transgender child, and trans activist, about New Zealand First's bill which would ban people from using the designated bathroom that correlates with their gender identity.

Ezra speaks to Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, Jodi Gardner about the pressing issue of fuel poverty in New Zealand.

and he speaks to Professor of Psychology at the University of Auckland, Dr Patrick Savage about his involvement in a global study on traditional rhythms and pitches.

Hospice Awareness Week w CE Wayne Naylor - May 16, 2024

Hospice Awareness Week w CE Wayne Naylor - May 16, 2024 Hospice Awareness Week w CE Wayne Naylor - May 16, 2024, 18.42 MB
Thu 16 May 2024

This week is Hospice Awareness Week in Aotearoa, a campaign aimed at opening the conversation around Hospice care and services. Producer Jasmine Gray spoke to Wayne Naylor, Chief Executive of Hospice New Zealand, also known as Te Kahu Pairuri o Aotearoa, about Hospice Care, breaking the stigma, and how to support their kaupapa.

 

To learn more and support Hospice New Zealand, head to https://www.hospice.org.nz/

The Wire w/ Caeden: 16 May, 2024

The Wire w/ Caeden: 16 May, 2024 The Wire w/ Caeden: 16 May, 2024, 129.99 MB
Thu 16 May 2024

For our weekly catch-up with the Labour Party, Caeden spoke to Shanan Halbert about New Zealand First’s proposed Bathrooms Bill.

For City Counselling Caeden speaks to Shane Henderson about continued flood recovery and new public transport funding in council’s Long Term Plan.

They speak to Dr Lida Ayoubi and Dr Andrew Geddis about the Karen Chhour/Waitangi Tribunal case.

And they speak to Dr Neal Curtis about the origins of the term ‘woke’.

Jasmine speaks with Chief Executive of Hospice New Zealand, Wayne Naylor, about Hospice Awareness Week, which is taking place this week.

The Climate Adaptation Inquiry, Roads of Regional Significance and Defence Boosting w The Green Party’s Ricardo Menendez March

The Climate Adaptation Inquiry, Roads of Regional Significance and Defence Boosting w The Green Party’s Ricardo Menendez March The Climate Adaptation Inquiry, Roads of Regional Significance and Defence Boosting w The Green Party’s Ricardo Menendez March, 21.75 MB
Wed 15 May 2024

Last Thursday, parliament agreed on a motion to establish a cross-party inquiry on how Aotearoa can better adapt to more frequent and severe weather events, continuing from an inquiry launched by former Green Party co-Leader James Shaw under the previous labour government. 

For their weekly chat, Oto spoke to Green Party MP Ricardo Menendez March to discuss the party’s thoughts on the launch of the inquiry. 

They also had a chat about the Roads of Regional Significance project, as well as the recent funding boost to the New Zealand Defence Force.

The Divestment Petition and Open Letter to the University of Auckland Foundation and the Situation in Rafah w Dr Ritesh Shah from the University of Auckland

The Divestment Petition and Open Letter to the University of Auckland Foundation and the Situation in Rafah w Dr Ritesh Shah from the University of Auckland The Divestment Petition and Open Letter to the University of Auckland Foundation and the Situation in Rafah w Dr Ritesh Shah from the University of Auckland, 27.07 MB
Wed 15 May 2024

It’s almost been a month since protests began at Columbia University in New York, where students established a Gaza Solidarity encampment to demand that the university divest from companies associated with the State of Israel. 

With similar protests subsequently springing up at campuses across the globe, calling for universities to divest from Israel, the issue of ethical and responsible investment has become widely discussed in academic institutions across the globe. 

In the wake of the international student uprisings, an open letter and petition has been sent to the University of Auckland Foundation to divest from companies that are involved in gross human rights violations and weapons manufacturing. The Letter has been signed by a number of Professors, faculty members and students who are concerned about the University of Auckland’s possible investment ties, and are calling for the University to adopt a more ethical investment framework. 

Oto spoke to Dr Ritesh Shah, a senior lecturer in Critical Studies in Education and co-author of the letter, to discuss the calls for divestment to the University, as well as the current situation in Rafah, which he had also been researching.

If you'd like to sign the petition to the University of Auckland Foundation, you can find it here:

The Wire w/ Oto: Wednesday 15 May, 2024

The Wire w/ Oto: Wednesday 15 May, 2024 The Wire w/ Oto: Wednesday 15 May, 2024, 96.74 MB
Wed 15 May 2024

For their regular catch-up, host Oto spoke to the Green Party’s Ricardo Menéndez March about: The recent cross-party inquiry into climate adaptation, The Roads of Regional Significance Project and boosts to our defence budget. 

He also spoke to Dr Ritesh Shah from the University of Auckland about an Open Letter to the UoA foundation calling for the university to divest from companies involved in arms sales and human rights violations.

Producer Rachel spoke to Senior lecturer of Critical Studies in Education at the University of Auckland, Dr Jude MacArthur, about the funding disparity for neurodivergent and disabled students within New Zealand’s education system.