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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.

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.

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 

Funding boost for Defence: Friday the 15th, 2020

Funding boost for Defence: Friday the 15th, 2020 Funding boost for Defence: Friday the 15th, 2020, 11.7 MB
Fri 15 May 2020

The New Zealand Defence Force has been provided with a boost - $1.7 billion dollars have been allocated from the 2020 Budget to go towards Defence in Operational & Capital Funding. Producer Louis Laws got in touch with the Minister of Defence, Ron Mark to discuss this investment from the Government.

The 2020 Budget with Terry Baucher and Rod Oram: 15th of May, 2020

The 2020 Budget with Terry Baucher and Rod Oram: 15th of May, 2020 The 2020 Budget with Terry Baucher and Rod Oram: 15th of May, 2020, 23.66 MB
Fri 15 May 2020

Tax expert, Terry Baucher and economist, Rod Oram joined Laura Kvigsrad to give us an overview of what the 2020 budget indicates. Baucher speaks from the tax perspective, as we have seen no changes to our tax system that were not announced prior to the budget being released. Oram gives us a general overview from his perspective as an economist and explains why he has called this budget the 'same old, same old'. 

Limited Tourism Support In The 2020 Budget with Eve Lawrence: 15th of May, 2020

Limited Tourism Support In The 2020 Budget with Eve Lawrence: 15th of May, 2020 Limited Tourism Support In The 2020 Budget with Eve Lawrence: 15th of May, 2020, 9.29 MB
Fri 15 May 2020

Tourism has received a 400 million dollar support package in the 2020 budget, prompting many in the tourism industry to feel disgruntled around the limited amount of financial support for the industry. Eve Lawrence of the Haka Tourism Group was a submitter for the most recent epidemic response committee on tourism. She said the industry needed to be saved before we could think about innovating it. Eve joined Laura Kvigstad to explain the frustration around this small lifeline of spending on tourism. 

The Friday Wire with Laura: 15th of May, 2020

The Friday Wire with Laura: 15th of May, 2020 The Friday Wire with Laura: 15th of May, 2020, 108.93 MB
Fri 15 May 2020

A Friday Wire dedicated exclusively to yesterday's Budget announcement for 2020!
First up Denise Lee fills us in on what the budget means in a National Party perspective.

Next, Terry Baucher and Rod Oram give a semi overview of what this budget means. Baucher speaks from the tax perspective while Oram gives us a general overview from his perspective as an economist…

After that, Tourism has received a 400 million dollar support package. Eve Lawrence of the Haka Tourism Group told us about the frustrations of this small lifeline to tourism.

Then, Brooke Fiafia of Auckland Action Against Poverty discussed welfare spending in this budget...

And then, Producer Louis Laws discusses the increase in defence spending as a result of this budget. He speaks with Minister for Defence, Ron Mark, about this investment.

Finally, we have a report on health spending in the budget from Producer Louis Laws. He particularly looks at the disability support spending, catching up on delays caused by Covid 19 and looks at the nuances of mental health spending.