The nomination period for the Auckland University Student Association Executive Election opened this week. Jemima Huston speaks to AUSA General Manager, Will Watterson, about how the Election will look this year. They also discuss student engagement in the AUSA elections and the relationship between AUSA and the Univeristy of Auckland.
This week on Monday Wire, Zoe and the Green Party co-leader James Shaw discuss the Green's stance on the newly introduced quarantine fees for returning New Zealanders, the new roadside drug testing bill and the Green's Poverty Action Plan.
After false claims on the content of March's abortion law reform by two National MPs, Zoe Larsen Cumming spoke to the National President of the Abortion Law Reform Association New Zealand, Terry Bellamak on what the actual content of the abortion law reform is, the politicisation of social issues, and what work needs to be done regarding women's rights and health in New Zealand.
The weekly chat with Green Party co-leader James Shaw regarding quaratine fees, the roadside drug testing bill, and the Green's Poverty Action Plan.
The Southern Cross with Pacific Media Watch's director David Robie and contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi on the longterm effects of French nuclear testing in the Pacific, Covid 19 in Papua New Guinea, and a drug heist in Papua New Guinea.
Zoë talks to ALRANZ president Terry Bellamak on the policisation of social issues.
Producer Ty brings a piece on the mental health of teachers and principals in New Zealand.
Ty Stroud-Young spoke with the president of The New Zealand Educational Institute, Liam Rutherford after a survey was released, which revealed that teachers and school leaders report significant job strain far exceeding the general population.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of people all over the world. The sense of powerlessness and the fear of infection has alienated people regardless of political situations. But in areas of conflict or military and political occupation, populations are even more at risk. One of these areas is the contested provinces of Kashmir and Jammu. Doug Becker speaks to Mona Bhan about what life is like here during a global pandemic.
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Wednesday’s report on the Resource Management Act, called New Directions for Resource Management in New Zealand, was welcomed by the government. It was commissioned by Environment Minister David Parker, and it recommended completely scrapping the RMA and replacing it with two new pieces of legislation: the Natural and Built Environments Act and the Strategic Planning Act. James Tapp spoke to National’s environment spokesperson Scott Simpson, after having interviewed Minister Parker too.