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The Friday Wire: September 17, 2021

The Friday Wire: September 17, 2021 The Friday Wire: September 17, 2021, 107.21 MB
Fri 17 Sep 2021

On today's Friday Wire:

Ilena speaks to Jan Logie from the Green Party about birth injuries and ACC, and Councillor Pippa Coom about Auckland's eventual move down Covid-19 alert levels.

Noah speaks to National MP Christopher Luxon about a new poll putting National at 21%, and NZUSA President Andrew Lessells about the government's support for students during lockdown.

And thanks to Jemima for presenting once again!

Tangata Whenua and Environmental Policy w Naomi Simmonds: September 16, 2021

Tangata Whenua and Environmental Policy w Naomi Simmonds: September 16, 2021 Tangata Whenua and Environmental Policy w Naomi Simmonds: September 16, 2021, 11.79 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Conor speaks to Dr. Naomi Simmonds, the co-director of Tūānuku, about the relationship between Tangata Whenua, Papatuanuku, and policy planning, with particular regard to the government.

Open Letter to Aotearoa's Government on the Afghanistan Crisis w Rachael Le Mesurier: September 16, 2021

Open Letter to Aotearoa's Government on the Afghanistan Crisis w Rachael Le Mesurier: September 16, 2021 Open Letter to Aotearoa's Government on the Afghanistan Crisis w Rachael Le Mesurier: September 16, 2021, 8.91 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

The Afghanistan Crisis continues to worsen hour by hour - that is the message that over 61 organistions and individuals are sending to the New Zealand Government in an open letter. One of those organisations is Oxfam Aotearoa. Conor speaks to Rachael Le Mesurier, executive director of Oxfam Aotearoa, about the open letter, and about Oxfam's ongoing action in Afghanistan.

Labour's Andrew Little: September 16, 2021

Labour's Andrew Little: September 16, 2021 Labour's Andrew Little: September 16, 2021, 19.2 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little about New Zealand's Covid-19 strategy post lockdown and the vaccine bus to boost vaccination rates in Auckland.

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021 Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021, 13.78 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Justin talks about the Canadian federal election with Professor Daniel Béland of McGill University.  The election will take place on September 20 after Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau called a snap election in August.

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021 Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021, 14.05 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Justin talked to Victoria University's Professor Robert Ayson on the new Ausuk defence pact between Australia, the US, and the UK.  Part of the pact would see Australia acquire its first nuclear-powered submarines to replace its aging fleet with the US and UK sharing technology.

The Thursday Wire: September 16, 2021

The Thursday Wire: September 16, 2021 The Thursday Wire: September 16, 2021, 104.15 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

On their weekly chat, Justin talked to Health Minister Andrew Little about Covid-19 strategy and the vaccine bus.

International Desk reports on next week’s election in Canada and the new defence pact between Australia, the US, and the UK.

Producer Conor Head-McCarthy talked to Dr. Naomi Simmonds, the co-director of Tuanuku, about the relationship Tangata Whenua have with Papatuanuku and policy.

He also spoke to  Oxfam Aotearoa’s Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier on an Open Letter to the government on refugees from Afghanistan.

Women in Trades w/ Kylie Taffard: September 15, 2021

Women in Trades w/ Kylie Taffard: September 15, 2021 Women in Trades w/ Kylie Taffard: September 15, 2021, 8.56 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 22,000 women in Aotearoa have lost their jobs. In the wake of this, the Women in Trades Collective is working harder than ever to encourage women into trades as a career option, and work with employers to help support women when they get there. On the Wire this Wednesday, Frances Wright spoke to Kylie Taffard, chairperson for the Women in Trades Collective to get a picture of the current climate of women in the trades industry. They spoke about what ‘the trades’ are, barriers that stop women getting into trades, and what the organisation is doing to encourage the trades as career options for women.

Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa w/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: September 15, 2021

Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa w/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: September 15, 2021 Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa w/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: September 15, 2021, 12.29 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

Yesterday, Te Pāti Māori launched a petition to change the official name of New Zealand to Aotearoa. 

The petition is asking Parliament to change New Zealand to Aotearoa and begin the of, alongside whānau, hapū and iwi identifying and officially restoring the original te reo Māori names for all towns, cities and places right across the country by the year 2026.

This week, Zazi talks to Māori Party's co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer about the petition to change New Zealand’s name to Aotearoa, as she helped launch the petition, and is encouraging people to support such a change.

The ACT Party's Brooke van Velden also spoke to Zazi about this petition in today's Wednesday Wire show. If you would like to listen to that interview as well, click the link here.

The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 15, 2021

The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 15, 2021 The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 15, 2021, 106.85 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

This week on the Wednesday Wire, we have another jam-packed show, with Zazi Hewlett and Frances Wright producing their fifth show from home and Jemima hosting and bringing us the news. 

The show starts off with Frances having her regular segment Dear Science with Allan Blackman. This week Frances and Allan talk about the Ig Nobel prizes; chat about toilet training cows; and discuss food scientists finding the key to perfectly smooth chocolate. 

Zazi speaks with Dr. Daniel Carl Henare Hikuroa, a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland. Dr. Daniel Hikuroa talks about his journey with te reo Māori, how he was introduced to it and why he finds it so important. He also talks about the name of this country, and whether New Zealand best describes the people living within it.

Frances then talks to Kylie Taffard, Chairperson of Women in Trades NZ, about the trades as career options for women.   

Zazi then has her regular catch-up with ACT's Brooke van Velden, this week talking about the Māori Party’s petition to change New Zealand’s official name to Aotearoa, as well as comments made by John Tamihere, saying that ACT members contacted him, appalled and apologetic of Seymour’s Māori priority vaccine tweet, posted last week.

And finally, Zazi speaks with the Māori Party’s co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, to hear her opinions on the petition to change New Zealand’s name to Aotearoa as well, as she helped launch the petition.