The Wednesday Wire
Green Desk - Sew Love Tea Do08/31/15
On the Green Desk this week Dave Watson speaks to Sarah Lancaster from Sew Love Tea Do, a mobile sewing workshop that can pop up anywhere.
Interview - Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change...
This week the Social Movements, Resistance and Social Change Conference is taking place at AUT. The conference will bring together people within a forum to discuss the possibilities, ideas and demands for social movements and social change within the...
Take Back The Night
On Friday night, supporters of ' Take Back The Night' marched to make the streets safe for woman and fight male violence. Bfm's Nicole Colmar and Amelia David spoke to the initiatives' coordinators Anita Lacey and Meg Rayner-Thomas.
Report: Sea Shepherd's Muriwai Beach Clean Up
Why is their rubbish on our beaches and what can we do about it? On Saturday around 100 Aucklander's turned up to clean up rubbish on Muriwai Beach. The clean up was organised by Non for profit conservation organisation Sea Shepherd. Their mission to...
Southern Cross: Goroka Shooting
This week on the Southern Cross, Alistar Kata from the Pacific Media Centre discusses reports that Papua New Guinea police shot students protesting in Goroka.
Interview: Alf Filipaina on Ihumatao
Last week, Auckland Council voted on whether to revoke its recommendation for the controversial special housing area at Ihumatao, on Oruarangi Road. The resolution failed 5-12. Following the vote, campaigners against the SHA expressed their...
Interview: Māori Tourism Changing Māori Image
Tourism statistics are predicting a tourism boom to take place over the next ten years. Chief executive of Māori Tourism Pania Tyson-Nathan believes she is seeing a change in the way Māori tourism is operating in New Zealand. Tyson-Nathan says we are...
Interview: Sir Hirini Moko Mead on Whakairo
Sir Hirini Moko Mead is a Māori academic and tohunga in ngā mahi toi or the Māori fine arts. His specialty is in whakairo. Whakairo is carving or pattern making of any material. The most common forms of whakairo are rākau whakairo or wood carving, tā...
Report: Talk Treaty Exhibition
The Talk Treaty exhibition, showing at different Auckland Libraries, came about after a book written by Gareth Morgan and Susan Guthrie, titled Are We There Yet, which asked the question where are we going with the treaty. One of the conclusions that...
Report: Corrections Apology to Jade Follett
Corrections will be apologising to trans* prisoner, Jade Follett, following revelations Follett's transfer request went nowhere when a corrections staff member went on leave. Corrections initially said it only received her transfer request this past...
Report: Phil Twyford - Ihumatao Development Rushed
Labour and the Greens are saying the special housing area at Ihumatao was rushed. Metiria Tūrei in a press release said, ‘Nick Smith could demonstrate a real commitment to te Tiriti and to the community by not pursuing this land when other more...
Report: Council Vote on Ihumatao
Auckland Council deliberated this morning on whether to revoke recommendation for a special housing area at Ihumatao. 95bFM's Caitlin McIlhagga and Alice Gatland were there.
Interview: Children's Commissioner on CYFs
The Children's Commission has released a report on Child, Youth and Family. The problems are clear: children under care of the state are not achieving as they should be in education and too many are suffering abuse. The report recommends establishing...
Interview: Take My Hands
Take My Hands uses spare capacity in warehouses and shipping crates to take medical equipment from New Zealand to developing countries in the Asia/Pacific region. When our hospital beds are upgraded, the outdated models could be sent to Fiji. Managing...
State of the States
A television reporter and a camera operator were shot dead during a live cross in the United States. Jason Leopold reports.
Interview: Drug Policy with Peter Dunne
National Drug Policy for the next five years has been launched by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne. It's cautious around medical cannabis, but backs well away from the war on drugs approach.
Report: Trans* Woman Held in Rimutaka Men's Prison
Transgender and queer activists are organising a hunger strike, calling for the transfer of imprisoned transgender woman, Jade Follett, to a women's facility. Wire producer Kermath reports.
Dear Science with Professor Steve Pointing
This week on Dear Science; how the world might look without humans, how amoebae farm their food, and we answer the all-important question of why humans are smarter than chickens.
Taamaki ki raro: Waikato-Tainui claims in Taamaki Makaurau
During his annual koroneihana address, Kingi Tuheitia announced the decision to move forward with Tainui and Kiingitanga historic claims in Taamaki Makaurau. Ben Leonard speaks to Tukoroirangi Morgan, spokesperson for Te Kiingitanga and chief...
Green Desk: Kiwis for Kiwi
On the Green Desk this week Gary Farrow talks to Michelle Impey, Executive Director of Kiwis for Kiwi.
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