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Scott Blanks & Tim Batt on the Comedy Industry during Covid-19: Friday the 3rd of April

Scott Blanks & Tim Batt on the Comedy Industry during Covid-19: Friday the 3rd of April Scott Blanks & Tim Batt on the Comedy Industry during Covid-19: Friday the 3rd of April, 6.19 MB
Fri 3 Apr 2020

The Arts in Aotearoa are suffering at the moment, which should really come as no surprise. For many artists & live performers alike, they’re going to be out of a job, which is rough when your paycheck comes week to week and gig to gig ... 

Producer Louis Laws spoke to Scott Blanks & Tim Batt about the effects that the Covid-19 lockdown has had on the Comedy Industry so far ...

Stephanie Clare on Age Concern New Zealand: April 3, 2020

Stephanie Clare on Age Concern New Zealand: April 3, 2020 Stephanie Clare on Age Concern New Zealand: April 3, 2020, 11.73 MB
Fri 3 Apr 2020

Age Concern NZ is a charitable organisation dedicated to the wellbeing and dignity and respect of elderly people. They exist to help older people get what they need. Stephanie Clare is the Chief Executive overseeing the organisation throughout the whole country. Lillian got in touch with them last week as they were urging people to continue to support our elderly communities at this time...

Age Concern Auckland is concerned that vulnerable older people living alone are putting themselves at risk by venturing out during the Covid-19 lockdown to get groceries, visit the bank or to collect medications. Please remember not to do this. Please where you can, ring someone and ask them to go instead. Or, if you can’t, ring Age Concern and they will organise this for you. Numbers for Auckland are:

Central & West Auckland – 820 0184

South Auckland - 279 4331

North Shore – 489 4975

You can also email Age Concern Auckland on ageconcern@ageconak.org.nz

The Friday Wire: April 3rd, 2020

The Friday Wire: April 3rd, 2020 The Friday Wire: April 3rd, 2020 , 98.87 MB
Fri 3 Apr 2020

Today on the Wire!

First up, Laura gives us a report on the closing of Bauer media.

Laura also brings us the regular chat with the National Party’s Denise Lee.

We have a quick poll position touching on the wage subsidy and how you have found this..

We have a brief piece with the Asylum Seekers Trust to see how refugees are faring in Aotearoa at this time.

Lillian speaks with Age Concern New Zealand’s CEO Stephanie Clare about how our kaumātua are faring at this time and how we can support them.

We will hear from Louis Laws who is looking into the stand-up comedy industry and how the rāhui might be affecting them. 

 

 

The Recent Closure of Bauer Media: 3rd of April, 2020

The Recent Closure of Bauer Media: 3rd of April, 2020 The Recent Closure of Bauer Media: 3rd of April, 2020, 5.51 MB
Fri 3 Apr 2020

Bauer media's 237 staff were informed yesterday that the magazine publisher was shutting down. A report from Laura Kvigstad explores how this happened and why Bauer media refused the supports offered to it by the government in order to stay afloat. 

Support For Refugees Amongst Covid 19 in Aotearoa: 3rd of April, 2020

Support For Refugees Amongst Covid 19 in Aotearoa: 3rd of April, 2020 Support For Refugees Amongst Covid 19 in Aotearoa: 3rd of April, 2020, 3.34 MB
Fri 3 Apr 2020

Asylum Seekers Support Trust provides practical support for refugees arriving in Aotearoa. This ranges from providing accommodation, food and advocacy with WINZ to banking, enrolling in schools or clothing donations. Lillian Hanly spoke to General Manager of the Trust, Tim Maurice, to hear refugees are faring in Aotearoa at this time.

Action Station calling for support for renters: April 2, 2020

Action Station calling for support for renters: April 2, 2020 Action Station calling for support for renters: April 2, 2020, 6.77 MB
Thu 2 Apr 2020

Action Station will be delivering a 95,000 signature strong petition to parliament tonight via Zoom. 

Kassie Hartendorp is a community organiser at Action Station, Lillian Hanly spoke with her this morning and asked her to give us an idea of the current situation around access to housing.

 

Cannabis & COVID-19 w/ Ben Birks: April 2, 2020

Cannabis & COVID-19 w/ Ben Birks: April 2, 2020 Cannabis & COVID-19 w/ Ben Birks: April 2, 2020, 7.23 MB
Thu 2 Apr 2020

Mary-Margaret wanted to find out what cannabis safety during rāhui looks like. Despite cannabis use being common across Aotearoa, clarity around safe use is often lacking. She speaks to Ben Birks of the Drug Foundation, about usage amid a pandemic.

State of the United States: April 2nd, 2020

State of the United States: April 2nd, 2020 State of the United States: April 2nd, 2020, 6.13 MB
Thu 2 Apr 2020

How can we make sense of America above the noise? Rachel Simpson reports on how the US is tackling Covid-19.  

With accounts from LA and New York, we look at increased security presence to handle possible civil unrest, strike action and sick-outs amongst essential workers, how the privatised medical system is handling the pandemic, and whether democracy will be available since the future of the presidential election is unclear due to lockdown. 

Should We Be Withdrawing From Kiwisaver? w/ Jane Wrightson: April 2nd, 2020

Should We Be Withdrawing From Kiwisaver? w/ Jane Wrightson: April 2nd, 2020 Should We Be Withdrawing From Kiwisaver? w/ Jane Wrightson: April 2nd, 2020, 8.86 MB
Thu 2 Apr 2020

Isabella Holdsworth speaks to Jane Wrightson about whether we should be withdrawing from Kiwisaver at this time.

The Thursday Wire: April 2, 2020

The Thursday Wire: April 2, 2020 The Thursday Wire: April 2, 2020, 104.97 MB
Thu 2 Apr 2020

On The Wire today!

Mary-Margaret speaks to the Drug Foundation’s Ben Birk about drug safety during the rāhui.

We will hear from Labour’s Andrew Little once again about price gouging, police dispersals and those in their twenties that seem to be the most likely to spread the virus.

Rachel reports on the Covid-19 situation in the United States.

Mary-Margaret will have her weekly catch up with Radio Adelaide’s Zoe Kounadis.

Lillian speaks with Action Station about a housing petition being delivered to Parliament tonight via zoom.

Izzy speaks to Jane Wrightson about withdrawing your kiwisaver at this time.