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Ayana talked to the Deputy Executive Director of the New Zealand Drug Foundation on the new legislation legalising the testing of drugs at festivals this summer. The NZ Drug Foundation has been working with Know Your Stuff over the past three years and it will be different this summer.
On their weekly chat, Justin and Health Minister Andrew Little discussed about pill testing at festivals, health sector review, the government's climate emergency declaration, and New Zealand's relations with China.
Ayana spoke to the Drug Foundation's Deputy Executive Director Ben Birks Ang on how new legislation on fesitval pill testing will affect their operations.
Justin talked to Splore Festival's director John Minty on how drug testing will be conducted on site given its now legal.
Ayana chatted with two young festival drug users on how they view the changes.
Media giant Stuff have issued a public apology and a commitment to do better in how they portray Maori. Karanama spoke to Carmen Parahi, Pou Tiaki editor for Stuff, about how monocultural journalism has hurt Maori, and how Stuff plans to improve following this historic move
While Māori representation in Parliament is guaranteed by the Māori seats, no similar guarantee exists at the level of local government. In fact, the Local Electoral Act 2001 requires proposed Māori wards be put to referendum if 5% of local voters request it. General wards are not subject to such a clause.
ActionStation and Te Rōpū Tautoko Māori are calling on the government to amend this provision, making the law governing Māori wards equal to that which governs general wards.
Hanna spoke to Toni Boynton from Te Rōpū Tautoko Māori about the group's mahi, and what Māori representation means for local government policy, partnership under the Treaty of Waitangi, and democracy itself.
The Electoral Commission has revealed that this year's election had a huge increase in the youth vote and the Māori vote. Noah spoke to Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright about what the Commission did differently this year.
Today on the Tuesday Wire, Noah looks into the government's announcement yesterday that paid sick leave will increase from 5 to 10 days in 2021. He speaks to Retail NZ and E Tū for their perspectives on the change.
Jemima reports on WorkSafe charging 13 parties in relation to the Whakaari / White Island disaster in December 2019. She talks to University of Auckland Professor of Volcanology Shane Cronin about what the proceedings might do for future changes to volcano hazard management.
Hanna speaks to Toni Boyton from Te Rōpū Tautoko Māori about the group's petition in support of Māori wards.
To wrap up the show, Noah chats to Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright about how this year's election had a huge increase in the youth vote and the Māori vote.