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The Afghanistan Crisis continues to worsen hour by hour - that is the message that over 61 organistions and individuals are sending to the New Zealand Government in an open letter. One of those organisations is Oxfam Aotearoa. Conor speaks to Rachael Le Mesurier, executive director of Oxfam Aotearoa, about the open letter, and about Oxfam's ongoing action in Afghanistan.
Justin talks about the Canadian federal election with Professor Daniel Béland of McGill University. The election will take place on September 20 after Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau called a snap election in August.
Justin talked to Victoria University's Professor Robert Ayson on the new Ausuk defence pact between Australia, the US, and the UK. Part of the pact would see Australia acquire its first nuclear-powered submarines to replace its aging fleet with the US and UK sharing technology.
On this week's Dear Science, Frances Wright was joined by AUT Professor Allan Blackman. They began by talking about the serious but hilarious Ig Nobel Prizes and then moved onto research on toilet training cows from the University of Auckland. They finished up by talking about the food scientists who have found the key to perfectly smooth chocolate.
This week celebrates Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, an initiative intended to encourage New Zealanders to promote the use of the Māori language, which, along with New Zealand Sign Language, is an official language of the country.
This week, Zazi speaks to Dr. Daniel Carl Henare Hikuroa, a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland, who talks about his journey with Te Reo Māori, how he was introduced to it and why he finds it so important. He also talks about the name of this country, and whether New Zealand best describes the people living within it.
This week Zazi spoke to Brooke about the Māori Party's petition to to change New Zealand's official name to Aotearoa as well as John Tamihere's comments in a Newshub interview yesterday.
Zazi asks Brooke about the Māori Party's petition - whether she supports it, thinks it’s important, or believes official titles don't make much of a difference.
In the second half, Zazi and Brooke talk about comments made by Māori Party's John Tamihere, saying that ACT members contacted him, appalled and apologetic of Seymour’s Māori priority vaccine tweet, posted last week.
The Māori Party's co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer also spoke with Zazi about the Aotearoa petition in today's Wednesday Wire show. If you would like to listen to that interview as well, click the link here.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 22,000 women in Aotearoa have lost their jobs. In the wake of this, the Women in Trades Collective is working harder than ever to encourage women into trades as a career option, and work with employers to help support women when they get there. On the Wire this Wednesday, Frances Wright spoke to Kylie Taffard, chairperson for the Women in Trades Collective to get a picture of the current climate of women in the trades industry. They spoke about what ‘the trades’ are, barriers that stop women getting into trades, and what the organisation is doing to encourage the trades as career options for women.