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Neutral corner: 22nd November, 2019

Neutral corner: 22nd November, 2019 Neutral corner: 22nd November, 2019, 19.28 MB
Fri 22 Nov 2019

Neutral corner for this week looks at the ongoing protests in Bolivia following the resignation of longtime President Evo Morales in circumstances that his supporters describe as a military coup but which detractors frame as a healthy transition of power.

The Sunscreen Test: 22nd November, 2019

The Sunscreen Test: 22nd November, 2019 The Sunscreen Test: 22nd November, 2019, 14.73 MB
Fri 22 Nov 2019

With nearly half of sunscreen brands tested by Consumer NZ failing to provide protection above SPF50, Bronwyn Wilde speaks with Sue Chetwin about whether purchasers can trust what they buy.

The Wire with Laura: 22nd of November, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 22nd of November, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 22nd of November, 2019, 109.88 MB
Fri 22 Nov 2019

On the wire today: 

 

First up, The National Party’s, Denise Lee, joins us for our weekly chat. She talks about the decision to scrap the ban on parliamentary tv footage for political advertising, the conflict of interest in the provincial growth fund and the recent meeting Denise has had in Mount Wellington after a survey from the public where some are saying the area is not receiving enough attention in regards to crime and safety. 

Then, Laura Kvigstad has a chat with the National Secretary of the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association, Deborah Powell about the spike in violence towards hospital staff. 

After that, producer, Bronnie Wilde speaks with CEO of Consumer NZ, Sue Chetwin, about how 9 Sunscreens have failed to provide the coverage claimed on the label.     

And Finally, producer, Benjamin Goldson discusses the ongoing unrest and violence in Bolivia in a new segment of Neutral Corner to round out the show. 

 

The Rise of Assaults on Hospital Staff with Deborah Powell: 22nd of November, 2019

The Rise of Assaults on Hospital Staff with Deborah Powell: 22nd of November, 2019 The Rise of Assaults on Hospital Staff with Deborah Powell: 22nd of November, 2019, 7.68 MB
Fri 22 Nov 2019

Between February 20, 2016, and February 20, 2019, Canterbury DHB saw 2,383 recorded physical assaults, 1450 verbal abuse incidents, and 380 psychological harm events. Overall that accounts for two physical assaults a day. Since these figures, the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association says they have seen a spike in assaults, and the concern is that many of them are not being reported. The National Secretary of the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association, Deborah Powell joined Laura Kvigstad to discuss what is happening within our hospitals to see such a rise in assaults.

The Wire with Justin: 21st November 2019

The Wire with Justin: 21st November 2019 The Wire with Justin: 21st November 2019, 99.44 MB
Thu 21 Nov 2019

Justin talked to Justice Minister Andrew Little about the anniversary of the Pike River Mine disaster, rental law reforms, a new national interest test on selling assets and New Zealand First donation controversies.

Justin also gave an update about the situation in Hong Kong and talked to Janet Ng, who is running for local councillor in the local elections this weekend.

Mary-Margaret talked to Tuari Potiki about honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi in cannabis law reforms.

Neighbourhood Watch looks into Canberra slashing robodebt and the bushfires.

Justin's International Desk: 21st November 2019

Justin's International Desk: 21st November 2019 Justin's International Desk: 21st November 2019, 13.47 MB
Thu 21 Nov 2019

Justin gave an update on Hong Kong, after police seiged two major universities and firing more than 1000 tear gas and rubber bullets at protestors entrenched there.  The upcoming weekend is also the day for Hong Kong's local election, so Justin talked to Janet Ng, who is running for re-election at the Mei Foo Central constituency, to discuss her campaign.

Issac Ip is also contesting the Mei Foo Central constituency but he did not respond to an interview request.

Drug Law Reform & Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Drug Law Reform & Te Tiriti o Waitangi Drug Law Reform & Te Tiriti o Waitangi, 29.65 MB
Thu 21 Nov 2019

After the Christchurch terror attack, Tuari Potiki wrote that this IS us but it does not have to be. Along with other Māori leaders, he spoke in Wellington yesterday about how cannabis reform is an opportunity to make Aotearoa a more equitable place for tangata whenua. Mary-Margaret spoke to him about what active incorporation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi looks like in drug policy reform.

New Public Service Act w/ Glenn Barclay ; November 20th 2019

New Public Service Act w/ Glenn Barclay ; November 20th 2019 New Public Service Act w/ Glenn Barclay ; November 20th 2019, 13.09 MB
Wed 20 Nov 2019

The State Sector Act 1988 is set to be repealed and replaced with the new Public Service Act. On Monday State Services Minister Chris Hipkins announced that current law is now unable to support the operation of modern public services. The new Act will provide public services with more flexibility, allow for greater cooperation between agencies and establish principles for an apolitical service. Supporters of the Bill include the Public Service Association, as Union members throughout the public sector have been contributing feedback on certain issues leading up to its introduction. PSA National Secretary Glenn Barclay emphasized the importance of recognising that public servants should have the same rights as the average citizen. William Boyd spoke with Mr Barclay about the introduction and implications of the new bill. Will started off by asking him what new changes are being presented.

The Wire with Harry: November 20, 2019

The Wire with Harry: November 20, 2019 The Wire with Harry: November 20, 2019, 109.57 MB
Wed 20 Nov 2019

On the show today:

Dear Science is back for another week, this week we are chatting about Moons, Carbon and Wind with Marcus Jones from AUT

Producer Will talks with PSA Union about a Bill Introduced by government yesterday that seeks to replace the State Sector Act 1988 with the Public Service Act

We have a piece from 95bFM reporter Rachel Simpson, who spoke with Karen Fletcher, Health & Safety Organiser of the Rail & Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) on lack of access to toilets for women in trades 

Felix speaks with IHC New Zealand regarding recent reports of severe lack of funding for people living with disabilities 

And finaly Harry recaps the weeks news surrounding NZ first, In lieu of our weekly chat with Fletcher Tabuteau.

IHC New Zealand on the Disability Funding Shortfall: November 20, 2019

IHC New Zealand on the Disability Funding Shortfall: November 20, 2019 IHC New Zealand on the Disability Funding Shortfall: November 20, 2019, 10.81 MB
Wed 20 Nov 2019

A recent briefing by the New Zealand Disability Support Network highlighted a $574 million annual shortfall in funding to the disability sector. They also estimaste that 15,000 people with disabilities are missing out on services entirely. Felix Walton spoke with Trish Grant from IHC New Zealand about how this shortfall affects the families of people with intellectual disabilities.