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Student Poverty Alleviation w/ Isabella Lenihan-Ikin: December 9, 2020

Student Poverty w Isabella Lenihan Ikin.mp3 mp3, 20.21 MB
Wed 9 Dec 2020

Karanama spoke to Isabella Lenihan-Ikin, National President of the New Zealand University Students Association, about student poverty alleviation during the holiday season and beyond

An Overview of the Stats NZ Housing Report: December 9, 2020

An Overview of the Stats NZ Housing Report: December 9, 2020 An Overview of the Stats NZ Housing Report: December 9, 2020, 11.43 MB
Wed 9 Dec 2020

Felix takes a look at the Stats NZ "Housing in Aotearoa" report which was released on Tuesday. The report covers New Zealand's current housing market and compares to data from previous years, with pretty dire implications for renters.

The Wire with Felix: December 9, 2020

The Wire with Felix: December 9, 2020 The Wire with Felix: December 9, 2020, 99.71 MB
Wed 9 Dec 2020

On Today's Wire:

On Dear Science with Allan Blackman we're talking pandas, stars and salmon.

Felix spoke to Act's Brooke van Velden about End of Life Choice and Pharmac.

Karanama spoke to Isabella Lenihan-Ikin from NZUSA about poverty alleviation during the holidays.

Finally, Felix looks at Stats NZ's Housing in Aotearoa Report.

The Wire with Jemima: December 08, 2020

The Wire with Jemima: December 08, 2020 The Wire with Jemima: December 08, 2020, 101.52 MB
Tue 8 Dec 2020

This week on the Tuesday Wire, Jemima speaks to Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer about her party re-entering parliament and what goals she has this parliamentary term. 

Noah speaks to Rachel Simpson from Business New Zealand about their recent survey which recorded the effect of the border closure on businesses.

Hanna talks to Tania Sawicki Mead from Just Speak about their opposition to Diane Hunt’s petition which seeks to amend the Sentencing Act and Parole Act to automatically decline parole for offenders who murder police officers.  

Jemima has her fortnightly catch up with Minister for Women Jan Tinetti about the latest government action on issues facing women in Aotearoa. 

Noah talks to John Duffy, the Chief Executive of Consumer New Zealand, about their annual round of testing on sunscreens sold in Aotearoa. 

Finally, Jemima rounds out the show with a chat with Otago University researcher Francesca Goodman-Smith who has completed a study on the motivations behind food waste. 

Border Restrictions Harming Businesses: December 8, 2020

Border Restrictions Harming Businesses: December 8, 2020 Border Restrictions Harming Businesses: December 8, 2020, 7.3 MB
Tue 8 Dec 2020

A recent survey from Business NZ has found many businesses to be struggling with border restrictions. Business owners find it difficult to bring in workers from overseas due to a confusing system with tight restrictions. Noah spoke to Manager for Education, Skills and Immigration at Business New Zealand, Rachel Simpson, who ran the survey.

Which Sunscreens Are Safe This Summer w/ Consumer NZ: 8 December, 2020

Which Sunscreens Are Safe This Summer w/ Consumer NZ: 8 December, 2020 Which Sunscreens Are Safe This Summer w/ Consumer NZ: 8 December, 2020, 4.92 MB
Tue 8 Dec 2020

Every year Consumer NZ tests whether different sunscreen brands live up to their packaging. The latest round of testing has just been released, revealing that five out of ten brands are making inaccurate claims. Noah spoke to CEO of Consumer NZ, Jon Duffy, about the new findings.

The Māori Party has Returned to Parliament: December 08, 2020

The Māori Party has Returned to Parliament: December 08, 2020 The Māori Party has Returned to Parliament: December 08, 2020, 9.78 MB
Tue 8 Dec 2020

News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston caught up with Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer to hear about how the transition into parliament had been going for the party. The discuss the call to recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the Parliamentary Oath, how grassroots cultural change within the House can be made and what goals Debbie has for this parliamentary term. 

 

Saving Money: A Food Waste Reduction Motivator w/ Francesca Goodman-Smith: December 08, 2020

Saving Money: A Food Waste Reduction Motivator w/ Francesca Goodman-Smith: December 08, 2020 Saving Money: A Food Waste Reduction Motivator w/ Francesca Goodman-Smith: December 08, 2020 , 6.89 MB
Tue 8 Dec 2020

A University of Otago study surveyed just over a thousand people people about food waste. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston spoke to Industry Representative of the Otago University Food Waste Research Team Francesca Goodman-Smith about the study. They discuss the finding that saving money is a key motivator behind food waste reduction and why food waste campaigns should focus on this.

Punitive Justice and the Constable Hunt Petition w/ JustSpeak

Punitive Justice and the Constable Hunt Petition w/ JustSpeak Punitive Justice and the Constable Hunt Petition w/ JustSpeak, 29.61 MB
Tue 8 Dec 2020

Diane Hunt presented her petition to amend the Sentencing Act and Parole Act to Parliament last week. Her son, Constable Matthew Hunt, was killed earlier this year, with the incident garnering much media attention. The offender is currently facing charges for murder, attempted murder, and wounding - but Hunt wishes to see the sentence for murdering a police officer raised to a mandatory life sentence without parole.

Community groups advocating for criminal justice reform have voiced opposition to the peititon, believing it will exacerbate issues in Aotearoa's criminal justice system.

Hanna spoke to JustSpeak Director Tania Swicki Mead about the organisation's position against the petition, the consequences of punitive justice policy, and alternative approaches.

Monetary Redress for Survivors of Institutionalised Abuse w/ Dr Stephen Winter

Monetary Redress for Survivors of Institutionalised Abuse w/ Dr Stephen Winter Monetary Redress for Survivors of Institutionalised Abuse w/ Dr Stephen Winter, 15.83 MB
Mon 7 Dec 2020

Last week survivors of institutionalised abuse spoke at the first religion based redress hearings of the Royal Commission. The New Zealand Catholic Church stated that they will learn from their past mistakes and do their part to stop abuse in care. 

Jess talked to Dr Stephen Winter about the outcomes he hopes to see from the Royal Commission and his research into monetary redress programmes.  

The interview began by discussing the current state of monetary redress programmes and what support is available for survivors of institutionalised abuse in New Zealand.