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Early Childhood Centers and the Public Sector w/ Chris Hipkins; 14 May, 2021.

Early Childhood Centers and the Public Sector w/ Chris Hipkins; 14 May, 2021. , 14.29 MB
Fri 14 May 2021

This week Minister for Education and Public Service, Chris Hipkins, announced Early Childhood Centre teachers would receive a wage increase to match kindergarten teachers. Noah Ferguson-Dudding spoke to Hipkins about the announcement, as well as the goverment's recent move to freeze many public sector wages.

Challenges of Activism: May 14, 2021

Challenges of Activism: May 14, 2021 Challenges of Activism: May 14, 2021, 61.08 MB
Fri 14 May 2021

Ayana explores the challenges of activism with Associate Professor of Sociology at Otago University, Marcelle Dawson. 

Last month the March Against Sexual Violence failed to go ahead several times, Ayana finds out the story behind it with one of the organisers Lily Chen.

And Lourdes Vano speaks out about her experience and challenges within School Strike 4 Climate in 2019. 

Streets for People and Local Government Review w/ Shane Henderson: May 14, 2021

Streets for People and Local Government Review w/ Shane Henderson: May 14, 2021 Streets for People and Local Government Review w/ Shane Henderson: May 14, 2021, 15.5 MB
Fri 14 May 2021

Waitākere Councillor Shane Henderson speaks to Ayana about streets for people and the Queen Street upgrade, the Maungawhau by-election, what he thinks should happen with local government review, and if Auckland Council will consider following in the Governments footsteps with a wage freeze. 

The Wire with Ayana: May 14, 2021

The Wire with Ayana: May 14, 2021 The Wire with Ayana: May 14, 2021, 104.6 MB
Fri 14 May 2021

Whakarongo mai! 

Noah talks to National MP Christopher Luxon about international trade and the He Puapua report.

Ayana delves deep into the challenges around activism with Associate Professor of Sociology at Otago, Marcelle Dawson, and gets the insider scoop on why the March Against Sexual Violence didn't go ahead with Lily Chen. Lourdes Vano also speaks up about the challenges she faced in the School Strike 4 Climate group in 2019. 

Councillor Shane Henderson speaks to Ayana on our regular segment with Auckland Council about streets for people, Maungawhau by-election, local council review and if council would consider a wage freeze. 

Finally Noah spoke to Education Minister Chris Hipkins about pay equity for ECE and Kindergarden teachers. 

 

Government reducing transaction fees: May 13, 2021

Government reducing transaction fees: May 13, 2021 Government reducing transaction fees: May 13, 2021, 5.11 MB
Thu 13 May 2021

The government said it is planning to reduce merchant service fees for small businesses, which is a fee that banks charge for every transaction made on contactless debit and credit cards.

Solar farming: May 13, 2021

Solar farming: May 13, 2021 Solar farming: May 13, 2021, 6.15 MB
Thu 13 May 2021

Auckland-based energy company Lodestone is planning to build five solar farms across the North Island and generate enough power for 55,000 households while conducting dairy farming on the side.  The company's Director for Development Daniel Cunningham spoke to reporter James Tapp.

The Thursday Wire with Justin: May 13, 2021

The Thursday Wire with Justin: May 13, 2021 The Thursday Wire with Justin: May 13, 2021, 86.57 MB
Thu 13 May 2021

Environment groups are protesting against Environment Canterbury’s decision to grant consent extension to a controversial irrigation scheme.

A new report by Otago University in Wellington found that at least five per cent of New Zealand houses are lacking in basic amneties.

The government has announced it will reduce card transaction fees for small businesses.

An energy company said it will build five solar farms in the North Island along with dairy farms.

Canterbury water rally: May 13, 2021

Canterbury water rally: May 13, 2021 Canterbury water rally: May 13, 2021, 10.88 MB
Thu 13 May 2021

Canterbury environementalist are protesting today in front of Envrionment Canterbury's offices to protest the agency's decision to grant a ten year extension to an environmental consent of a highly controversial irrigation scheme.  The spokesperson of one of the groups, Aotearoa Water Action, spoke to Justin.

Otago University Wellington's housing report: May 13, 2021

Otago University Wellington's housing report: May 13, 2021 Otago University Wellington's housing report: May 13, 2021, 8.87 MB
Thu 13 May 2021

A new report by the Otago University in Wellington discovered that five per cent of houses in New Zealand are lacking basic amenities including drinkable tap water, electricity or a toilet.  The report's lead author Helen Vickers is a Research Fellow at Otago University in Wellington's He Kāinga Oranga programme.  She spoke to Justin about the report.

 

Drug Policy in Victoria w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 12, 2021

Drug Policy in Victoria w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 12, 2021 Drug Policy in Victoria w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 12, 2021, 11.17 MB
Wed 12 May 2021

This week on 'What's the Buzz?' with the New Zealand Drug Foundation, Aneeka talks to Fiona Patten who is a politician from Victoria, Australia. Fiona is in the country for the Drug Symposium in Parliament and talks to Aneeka about drug policy in Victoria, particularly around marijuana and medically supervised injection centres.