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The Thursday Wire: May 28, 2020

The Thursday Wire: May 28, 2020 The Thursday Wire: May 28, 2020, 105.13 MB
Thu 28 May 2020

We have Andrew Little of course today, and we have a big ol chat touching on a range of issues but mainly the benefit announcement which has been dubbed as creating a two-tier welfare system.

Mary-Margaret brings us a little report on the governments very recent freshwater announcement this morning

We have Neighbourhood Watch of course and Zoe talks us through what’s happening for Reconciliation Week this week and the government overcompensating for job losses

Justin gives us a brief update on Hong Kong.

Finally we hear from the Auckland City Library regarding resources for those seeking employment.

Justin's International Desk: May 28, 2020

International Desk Update: May 28, 2020 International Desk Update: May 28, 2020, 3.48 MB
Thu 28 May 2020

Justin brings us an update on the happenings in Hong Kong this week. 

The Wire with Lillian: May 27, 2020

The Wire with Lillian: May 27, 2020 The Wire with Lillian: May 27, 2020, 103.5 MB
Wed 27 May 2020

On Dear Science with Marcus Jones talking about Covid-19 vaccines, the Space X launch and asteroid’s hitting earth.

We have NZ First back on the show today, but we hear from Mark Patterson the Agricultural and Primary Industry spokesperson. We talk about the budget, latest polling numbers, the NZ First Foundation and goverment reviews into government responses of Covid-19.

We hear from the Disability Rights Commissioner on how shovel ready projects should be taking accessibility into account.

And lastly, Lillian Hanly is finishing up her time here as News Director, she makes that announcement on the show today.

Haere rā, 95bFM

Haere rā, 95bFM Haere rā, 95bFM, 7.1 MB
Wed 27 May 2020

A little farewell from Lillian as she finishes up in the News and Editorial Director position. 

 

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City Counselling w/ Cr Tracy Mulholland; 26 May, 2020

City Counselling w/ Cr Tracy Mulholland; 26 May, 2020 City Counselling w/ Cr Tracy Mulholland; 26 May, 2020, 17.12 MB
Tue 26 May 2020

This week on City Counselling, we talk to Cr Tracy Mulholland about engagement, engagement, engagement with a side of the Auckland Council Budget and rates. Tune into find out more! 

 

A New Turn for New Zealand Media?: May 26 2020

A New Turn for New Zealand Media?: May 26 2020 A New Turn for New Zealand Media?: May 26 2020, 21.61 MB
Tue 26 May 2020

Stuff has been bought by CEO for a dollar from Australia's Nine while Mediaworks announced it will cut 130 jobs.  Justin talked to AUT's Greg Treadwell about their effects on the future of New Zealand media.

Justin's International Desk: 26th May 2020

Justin's International Desk: 26th May 2020 Justin's International Desk: 26th May 2020, 24.92 MB
Tue 26 May 2020

Justin talks about the situation in Hong Kong, as Beijing proposed imposing national security laws that could damage the city's autonomy.

COVID-19 Income Relief Payment with Brooke Fiafia: May 26 2020

COVID-19 Income Relief Payment with Brooke Fiafia: May 26 2020 COVID-19 Income Relief Payment with Brooke Fiafia: May 26 2020, 17.97 MB
Tue 26 May 2020

Yesterday morning the Government announced a new financial support for people who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19. Those eligible will receive a 12-week period of payments of $490 a week for full time workers, and $250 for part time. Auckland Action Against Poverty has welcomed this towards a step towards individualised benefits, but has deeper concerns. The relief payment, which is almost double that of the weekly payments under the main benefit, create what they call a "two-tier welfare system" – drawing an arbitrary distinction between 'deserving' and 'undeserving' welfare recipients.

Bronwyn brings you a report on the new financial support, speaking in particular to Brooke Fiafia, a spokesperson from AAAP who elaborates on their concerns.

 

 

The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 26th May 2020

The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 26th May 2020 The Tuesday Wire with Justin: 26th May 2020, 89.4 MB
Tue 26 May 2020

Oscar Perress talked to Auckland Councillor Tracy Mulholland of the Whau Ward about council rates.

International Desk reports on a proposed national security legislation in Hong Kong.

Justin Wong spoke to Greg Treadwell, AUT's head of journalism, about the purchase of Stuff and Mediaworks cutting 130 jobs.

Bronnie Wilde talked to Brooke Fiafia of Auckland Action Against Proverty about the government's new income support scheme.

The Big Q: Why do human rights campaigns fail in China? May 25, 2020

The Big Q: Why do human rights campaigns fail in China? May 25, 2020 The Big Q: Why do human rights campaigns fail in China? May 25, 2020, 21.73 MB
Mon 25 May 2020

Why have so many human rights campaigns, such as Free Tibet and the Falun Gong, failed in China? Why have others such as better environmental protection and HIV/Aids care fared better? What have the costs been on political movements with the more successful campaigns? What activism can work in the authoritarian country? Maria Armoudian speaks with Stephen Noakes.

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