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Engagement in the AUSA Elections 2020 w/ Will Watterson: August 04, 2020

Engagement in the AUSA Elections 2020 w/ Will Watterson: August 04, 2020 Engagement in the AUSA Elections 2020 w/ Will Watterson: August 04, 2020, 13.03 MB
Tue 4 Aug 2020

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. 

Tax Policy Recommendations w Tax Justice Aotearoa: August 4, 2020

Tax Policy Recommendations w Tax Justice Aotearoa: August 4, 2020 Tax Policy Recommendations w Tax Justice Aotearoa: August 4, 2020 , 8.07 MB
Tue 4 Aug 2020

Hanna speaks to Louise Delaney, Chair of Tax Justice Aotearoa, about their recommended changes to New Zealand's tax system, and about how likely they are to be realised politically.

E-waste w Dr Jeff Seadon: August 4, 2020

E-waste w Dr Jeff Seadon: August 4, 2020 E-waste w Dr Jeff Seadon: August 4, 2020, 8.8 MB
Tue 4 Aug 2020

Hanna speaks to Dr Jeff Seadon, waste management expert at AUT, about how the government's recently announced waste management policy will impact how e-waste (electronic waste) is handled in Aotearoa.

The Government Vaping Bill w/ ASH: Action for Smokefree 2025: August 04, 2020

The Government Vaping Bill w/ ASH: Action for Smokefree 2025: August 04, 2020 The Government Vaping Bill w/ ASH: Action for Smokefree 2025: August 04, 2020, 4.46 MB
Tue 4 Aug 2020

Jemima Huston speaks to the Chair of ASH: Action for Smokefree 2025, Deborah Hart, about the government's Vaping Bill and why there are amendments to be made to the proposal before it is passed. 

Quarantine fees, roadside drug testing, and the Poverty Action Plan

Quarantine fees, roadside drug testing, and the Poverty Action Plan Quarantine fees, roadside drug testing, and the Poverty Action Plan , 22.11 MB
Mon 3 Aug 2020

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. 

Abortion Law Reform and the politicisation of social issues w/ Terry Bellamak: Monday July 3, 2020

Abortion Law Reform and the politicisation of social issues w/ Terry Bellamak: Monday July 3, 2020 Abortion Law Reform and the politicisation of social issues w/ Terry Bellamak: Monday July 3, 2020, 7.31 MB
Mon 3 Aug 2020

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 Wire with Zoë: Monday 3 July, 2020

The Wire with Zoë: Monday 3 July, 2020 The Wire with Zoë: Monday 3 July, 2020 , 98.33 MB
Mon 3 Aug 2020

This week on the Monday Wire with Zoë:

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. 

NZEI Te Riu Roa Teachers Mental Health Survey: August 03, 2020

NZEI Te Riu Roa Teachers Mental Health Survey: August 03, 2020 NZEI Te Riu Roa Teachers Mental Health Survey: August 03, 2020, 9.84 MB
Mon 3 Aug 2020

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 Big Q: What is it like living through a pandemic if you are under military occupation? August 3, 2020

The Big Q: What is it like living through a pandemic if you are under military occupation? August 3, 2020 The Big Q: What is it like living through a pandemic if you are under military occupation? August 3, 2020, 10.79 MB
Mon 3 Aug 2020

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.

For more stories like this head to www.thebigq.org 

RMA & Future Plans w/ Scott Simpson: July 31, 2020

RMA & Future Plans w/ Scott Simpson: July 31, 2020 RMA & Future Plans w/ Scott Simpson: July 31, 2020, 29.42 MB
Fri 31 Jul 2020

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.