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Simon Bridges' Bad Day, Felix Reports: 20 May, 2020

Simon Bridges' Bad Day, Felix Reports: 20 May, 2020 Simon Bridges' Bad Day, Felix Reports: 20 May, 2020, 12.19 MB
Wed 20 May 2020

Felix brings us a report on the National party following their poll result from yesterday and the impact this could have on Simon Bridges, who seems to be having a pretty rough day.

The Wire with Lillian: May 20, 2020

The Wire with Lillian: May 20, 2020 The Wire with Lillian: May 20, 2020, 105.72 MB
Wed 20 May 2020

On Dear Science with Allan Blackman we talk about how moisture damages paintings, how the North magnetic pole is moving, and how runny liquid actually is.

Lillian speaks with Child Poverty Action Group about research released this morning regarding how difficult it is to get out of entrenched poverty.

Felix brings us a report on the National party following their poll result from yesterday and the impact this could have on leader Simon Bridges

And we are finally returning to the Blood Phosphate investigation to get yet another perspective on the matter. This time we hear from the Fertiliser Council.

'Blood phosphate' at what cost? Part VI - what's in a chemical? The NZ Fertiliser Council on moving away from using phosphate: May 20, 2020

'Blood phosphate' at what cost? Part VI - what's in a chemical? The NZ Fertiliser Council on moving away from using phosphate: May 20, 2020 'Blood phosphate' at what cost? Part VI - what's in a chemical? The NZ Fertiliser Council on moving away from using phosphate: May 20, 2020, 43.73 MB
Wed 20 May 2020

Lillian Hanly is looking into the importing of what has been called 'blood phospate' from Western Sahara, occupied by Morocco. There have been five parts broadcast already, this is the sixth. So, to recap a little:

Around 170,000 Saharawi people were forced out of their own land when Morocco invaded in 1975, today they live as refugees separated by a constructed wall and littered with mines. Western Sahara is rich in resources, and it is understood Morocco is taking advantage of this. One particular resource that is being mined without the consent of the Saharawi people is phosphate. Two of the three remaining companies in the world to buy this disputed phosphate from Morocco are NZ companies. Australia, Canada, America - all have pulled out of this trade in the hope that the referendum, called for in 1991, can take place. So the Saharawi people can choose their independece. in Part IIII we hear from two different people in Aotearoa with solutions as to how we could use less phosphate - and therefore not rely on a trade that extracts the resource from a country where human rights abuses are taking place.

Anders Crofoot is the Chair of New Zealand’s Fertiliser Council. This Council oversees the quality of fertiliser, making sure the products farmers are buying are legit in terms of what they say they are. The Council was established after the government reduced regulation on this issue during the 80s. Lillian reached out to Anders wanting to get a perspective from farmers in relation to the phosphate issue she has been looking into regarding the Western Sahara. Lillian's key question is around whether we can move away from relying so much on phosphate generally, but also specifically from the Western Sahara. This is first and foremost due to the human rights concerns related but also due to the fact that phosphate is a finite resource. So what actually happens when it all runs out? How do we continue farming if we rely so much on this? Anders takes us through what the Fertiliser Council does and why phosphate is needed in the soil - but also on how we might not need to use so much.

City Counselling w/ Cr Richard Hills; 19 May, 2020

City Counselling w/ Cr Richard Hills; 19 May, 2020 City Counselling w/ Cr Richard Hills; 19 May, 2020, 12.11 MB
Tue 19 May 2020

Continuing last week’s talk with Councillor Richard Hills, Lillian rounded out the conversation with a brief discussion of active transport and its short and long term potential for transforming Tāmaki Makaurau. You can catch the rest of that conversation, where they discussed recycling and our very real water crisis, here:

https://95bfm.com/bcast/city-counselling-w-cr-richard-hills-12-may-2020

 

 

The Budget and Tertiary Students: 19th May 2020

The Budget and Tertiary Students: 19th May 2020 The Budget and Tertiary Students: 19th May 2020, 22.15 MB
Tue 19 May 2020

Justin talked to Education Minister Chris Hipkins about the Budget's support for tertiary students, with the government announcing a $20m student hardship fund for those who were impacted by Covid-19.

A Poll like No Other with Lara Greaves: 19th May 2020

A Poll like No Other with Lara Greaves: 19th May 2020 A Poll like No Other with Lara Greaves: 19th May 2020 , 32.86 MB
Tue 19 May 2020

The Newshub-Reid Research poll on the 18th May showed Labour on 56.5 percent, meaning it could have 72 seats in parliament.  National's support however went into freefall, with them dropping to only 30.6 percent.  Justin talked to Auckland University's Lara Greaves to discuss why Labour has this big lead and what could happen in the September election.

The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 19th May 2020

The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 19th May 2020 The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 19th May 2020, 97.48 MB
Tue 19 May 2020

Justin Wong talked to Education Minister Chris Hipkins about the Budget's support measures for tertiary students.

On Green Desk, Bronnie Wilde spoke to Liam Prince from Takeaway Throwaways about alternatives to single use packaging.

Justin also discussed with Lara Greaves from the University of Auckland about the Newshub-Reid Research poll on the 18th May.

Lillian Hanly talked to Auckland Councillor Richard Hills about transport in the city and its potential.

The Monday Wire with Sherry: May 18th, 2020

The Monday Wire with Sherry: May 18th, 2020 The Monday Wire with Sherry: May 18th, 2020 , 103.27 MB
Mon 18 May 2020

On the Wire today:

Zoë Larsen Cumming has a report on Amnesty International’s call for the release of prisoners of conscience. 

Sherry Zhang has her weekly chat with Green party co-leader James Shaw following up on budget announcements, 1.1 billion investment into nature based jobs, climate change, unemployment support and the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act. 

Finally, Southern Cross with Pacific Media Centre contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi on West Papua, media restrictions in the Phillipines and Hong Kong, and the state of NZ media.

The Big Q: How do we ride the emotional rollercoaster of difficult times? May 18, 2020

The Big Q: How do we ride the emotional rollercoaster of difficult times? May 18, 2020 The Big Q: How do we ride the emotional rollercoaster of difficult times? May 18, 2020, 19.42 MB
Mon 18 May 2020

How do we ride the emotional rollercoaster of difficult times? Lillian Ng talks to Marthinus Bekker about building emotional resilience.

For more head to www.thebigq.org 

Prisoners of Conscience w/ Sauro Scarpelli: Monday, May 18, 2020

Prisoners of Conscience w/ Sauro Scarpelli: Monday, May 18, 2020 Prisoners of Conscience w/ Sauro Scarpelli: Monday, May 18, 2020, 13.09 MB
Mon 18 May 2020

Zoë Larsen Cumming interviews Deputy Director of Campaigns at Amnesty International about the NGO's call for the immediate release of all prisoners of conscience worldwide during the Covid 19 pandemic.