This week on The Wire for Rāmere Friday!
David brings us City Counselling, our regular segment with Auckland Councillor with Mike Lee. This week they discussed the Auckland Council’s draft proposal for the 2023/2024 budget.
Daniel looks at cuts in Art Funding but with a focus on the comedy and theatre community. He spoke to Lauren Whitney, the General Manager of the New Zealand Comedy Trust, Mark Harvey who is part of Arts Makers Aotearoa and Cat Ruka, the Executive Director of Basement Theater
We bring you The Best of The Wire from 2022 as well, where we recap the year that was in news and current affairs. We revisit our interviews with Dr Nic Rawlence, from the paelogenetics lab at the University of Otago, about all the fossil related chats we’ve had throughout the duration of this year.
David speaks to Professor Corinne Seals, an Applied Linguistics Professor at Victoria University of Wellington, about the Ukrainian language and culture seeing a renaissance in the face of Russian aggression.
And our youngest reporter, Iris Butler, interviews the Hamilton City Council about Lime scooters in the Waikato River.
That's us for the last Friday Wire of 2022!