The Monday Wire with Gary Farrow
Neighbourhood Watch with Catherine Zengerer11/20/14
We cross to our Australian correspondent Catherine Zengerer to discuss the alarming increase in self-harm and incarceration rates in Aboriginal people. We also look at the massive funding cuts that face Australian public broadcasters, the ABC and SBS.
New Māori Language App
Following a University of Otago research project to find out how Dunedin families pass on Maori to their children, a new Māori Language App, called Aki, has been created. According to the developers, Aki is a free Māori language vocabulary and...
Community groups feel threatened to speak out
Community and volunteer groups say they feel threatened to speak out against the government, as they feel it could result in funding cuts. A survey conducted by Victoria University lecturers found that half of respondents said that they were concerned...
Just how 'Peaceful' was the Settling of NZ?
Prime Minister John Key yesterday told Northland radio station Te Hiku that New Zealand 'settled peacefully'. A lot of Māori were vocally pretty unhappy about that summation. Maragaret Mutu, Professor of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland,...
State of The States - 20th November, 2014
Jason talks the New York Storm (Snowvember), XL Pipeline, and Bill Cosby.
Insight into a careworker's financial troubles
Mandus spoke to ‘Anne’ about the reality of living with casual work hours, following on from the report on the Tuesday Wire about an increasingly flexible work market and a benefit system which only recognises fixed hours.
All of the lights
Waitematā Local Board member Vernon Tava is in studio talking no lights in public parks.
The New Labour: Andrew Little
New Labour Leader Andrew Little speaks to Chlöe about his victory and plan for the party.
Dear Science with John Kerr
Today on Dear Science we hear about new research on the link between credit ratings and heart health, a new strain of bird flu in Europe, and antibiotic awareness week. Big thanks to the Science Media Centre.
DOC Restructuring: A Year On
A new report into the work of the Department of Conservation has found that staff are still confused and frustrated over the restructuring of the department that took place last year. The restructuring saw massive funding and staff cuts as well as the...
Kate Shuttleworth on the Jerusalem Attacks
An attack outside a synagogue in Jerusalem has left four men killed and eight injured. The men were leaving from morning prayers when two Palestinian men attacked them with a gun, knife, and meat cleaver. Kate Shuttleworth, a reporter in Israel, spoke...
"We've spent 10 years fighting the discriminatory nature of Working For...
University research shows two-thirds of employment is classed as casual, part-time or contract. This type of work can create difficulties for people trying to make ends meet when they don’t know how many hours they are gonna get each week. Especially...
Green Desk -- November 18
Paper4trees is a school-based programme managed by the Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust. It operates in over FOUR THOUSAND schools and preschools around New Zealand, making it currently the largest programme of its type in the...
Adult Drink Driving Limits Will Be Lowered
As of December the 1st, the adult drink driving limits will be lowered. The aim is to reduce the number of crashes, casualties and fatalities on New Zealand’s roads resulting from drunk driving. The alcohol limit for drivers aged 20 and over will...
Ngāpuhi's Sovereignty Vindicated
The Waitangi Tribunal released a landmark decision on Friday on the meaning and effect of te Tiriti o Waitangi. The Tribunal found that Māori - and more specifically Ngāpuhi, which brought the claim - did not cede their sovereignty to the Crown...
The Meaning of the Treaty
The Waitangi Tribunal released a major report on Friday on the meaning and effect of the Treaty of Waitangi. The Tribunal says that Māori did not cede sovereignty to the Crown through the Treaty. Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson was quick...
Health In Focus - 17 November 2014
This week on Health in Focus, Madeleine Farman battles a nasty dose of laryngitis. Fortunately, Science Media Centre research fellow Pippa Grierson is on hand to give Maddie the information she needs on the condition that has her struggling to speak.
G20: Long on Rhetoric, Short on Substance?
The 2014 G20 Summit has just concluded in Brisbane. The G20 represents the world's largest and most powerful economies, and aims to promote global economic co-operation. While New Zealand is a G20 member, it was invited to this year's talks as a guest...
Another Secret Free Trade Deal
The government has concluded negotiations on a free trade deal with South Korea. Trade Minister Tim Groser says South Korea is one of New Zealand's most important trading partners, and the deal will save exporters millions of dollars. University of...
Unite union on zero hour contracts
Unite Union wants zero hour contracts scrapped. The contracts don't guarantee any hours of work, but employees have to be ready to be available to come in for work. Unite's National Director Mike Treen talks to Anna Bracewell-Worrall, who says the...
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