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Universal Education Income w/ NZUSA: September 17, 2021

Universal Education Income w/ NZUSA: September 17, 2021 Universal Education Income w/ NZUSA: September 17, 2021, 13.48 MB
Fri 17 Sep 2021

The New Zealand Union of Student Associations has criticised the government for their support for students in the recent Covid-19 lockdown, and are calling for a temporary universal education income. Noah spoke to NZUSA president, Andrew Lessells, about what a universal income would look like, why he feels it is necessary, and how else the government can look after tertiary students.

The Friday Wire: September 17, 2021

The Friday Wire: September 17, 2021 The Friday Wire: September 17, 2021, 107.21 MB
Fri 17 Sep 2021

On today's Friday Wire:

Ilena speaks to Jan Logie from the Green Party about birth injuries and ACC, and Councillor Pippa Coom about Auckland's eventual move down Covid-19 alert levels.

Noah speaks to National MP Christopher Luxon about a new poll putting National at 21%, and NZUSA President Andrew Lessells about the government's support for students during lockdown.

And thanks to Jemima for presenting once again!

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021 Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021, 13.78 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

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's International Desk : September 16, 2021

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021 Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021, 14.05 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

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.

The Thursday Wire: September 16, 2021

The Thursday Wire: September 16, 2021 The Thursday Wire: September 16, 2021, 104.15 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

On their weekly chat, Justin talked to Health Minister Andrew Little about Covid-19 strategy and the vaccine bus.

International Desk reports on next week’s election in Canada and the new defence pact between Australia, the US, and the UK.

Producer Conor Head-McCarthy talked to Dr. Naomi Simmonds, the co-director of Tuanuku, about the relationship Tangata Whenua have with Papatuanuku and policy.

He also spoke to  Oxfam Aotearoa’s Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier on an Open Letter to the government on refugees from Afghanistan.

Tangata Whenua and Environmental Policy w Naomi Simmonds: September 16, 2021

Tangata Whenua and Environmental Policy w Naomi Simmonds: September 16, 2021 Tangata Whenua and Environmental Policy w Naomi Simmonds: September 16, 2021, 11.79 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Conor speaks to Dr. Naomi Simmonds, the co-director of Tūānuku, about the relationship between Tangata Whenua, Papatuanuku, and policy planning, with particular regard to the government.

Open Letter to Aotearoa's Government on the Afghanistan Crisis w Rachael Le Mesurier: September 16, 2021

Open Letter to Aotearoa's Government on the Afghanistan Crisis w Rachael Le Mesurier: September 16, 2021 Open Letter to Aotearoa's Government on the Afghanistan Crisis w Rachael Le Mesurier: September 16, 2021, 8.91 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

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.

Labour's Andrew Little: September 16, 2021

Labour's Andrew Little: September 16, 2021 Labour's Andrew Little: September 16, 2021, 19.2 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little about New Zealand's Covid-19 strategy post lockdown and the vaccine bus to boost vaccination rates in Auckland.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 15, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 15, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 15, 2021, 25.68 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

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. 

 

The Importance of Te Reo Māori w/ Dr. Daniel Hikuroa: September 15, 2021

The Importance of Te Reo Māori w/ Dr. Daniel Carl Henare Hikuroa: September 15, 2021 Daniel Carl Henare Hikuroa: September 15, 2021, 12.78 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

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.