The Wednesday Wire
Dai Le on International Women's Day03/05/15
This Sunday is International Women’s Day, and Dai Le, CEO and Founder of Diverse Australasian Women’s Network (DAWN) will be speaking as part of an event on the day. Dai was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and has spent many years in refugee camps in South...
Gareth Hughes enters Green co-leadership race
Yesterday Green MP Gareth Hughes became the second MP to throw his name into the party’s co-leadership race, after Kevin Hague. Hughes says his candidacy is for a 'generational shift' in New Zealand politics. George Freeman speaks to Hughes about why...
Protesters disrupt John Key at UoA
Student protesters who confronted PM John Key at Auckland University yesterday say he should front-up to questions regarding the Snowden leaks and sending troops to Iraq. Key was forced to leave the UoA’s Business School through a side door, claiming...
Changes to Employment Relations Amendment Act come into play
New Provisions part of the Employment Amendment Act are being put in place starting today. Employees will now be able to ask for more flexible working arrangements, such as the timing of their meal breaks. Changes will also be made to collective...
Push for UoA to go Fossil Free
Student group Fossil Free UoA is calling for the University of Auckland to divest from fossil fuels and to create an ethical investment policy. Alex Johnston, vice president of Fossil Free UoA and Aione Kelly-Costello, president of Fossil Free UoA,...
Five Eyes Need Oversight
Documents show the GCSB intercepted communications from countries such as Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and Samoa and even nations as small as Tuvalu, Nauru and Kiribati -- and then passed the data on to the United States of America. Political commentator,...
Five Eyes to Watch Them All
Investigative journalist Nicky Hager says New Zealand is spying on its Pacific neighbours and sharing information with the United States. Hager spoke to Thursday Wire host Anna Bracewell-Worrall. Hager says those working for South Pacific governments,...
Teina Pora - Part 4: Ced Simpson
Part 4: Ced Simpson, the executive director of Rethinking Crime and Punishment, tells Alice Gatland why he is unsurprised by the announcement.
Teina Pora - Part 3: Marama Fox and Pita Sharples
Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox and former Minister of Māori Affairs Pita Sharples speak to Alice Gatland about the Maori Party's response.
Five Eyes; No Morals
It has been revealed that New Zealand is spying on its Pacific neighbours and sharing information with the United States. Green Party co-leader, Russel Norman speaks to Thursday Wire host, Anna Bracewell-Worrall.
Teina Pora - Part 2: Jacinda Ardern
Part 2: Jacinda Ardern, justice spokesperson for the Labour Party, tells Sylvia Burgess why Pora’s case highlights the need for an independent Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Teina Pora - Part 1: Jonathan Krebs
Teina Pora was convicted in 1994 for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett. After 22 years in custody the Privy Council have quashed his convictions. Pora’s case is arguably one of New Zealand’s great miscarriages of justice. It’s not quite over yet,...
Simon Gray is a Wellington based artist who makes insect hotels. In his blog, Homes for Unsung Heroes, Simon explains that the hotels are part art project, part environmental project. Launched at Splore this year, his intention is to provide plans and...
Green Desk - March 3rd 2015
The Green Party is suggesting there should be an inquiry by the Productivity Commission into how New Zealand can raise living standards, whilst also lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Co-leader Russel Norman says this would enable our country to...
Supermassive black hole!
Scientists at the Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory have made a matter-consuming discovery. It has been confirmed they have located a supermassive black hole over three billion light years away from Earth. Professor Sergei Gulyaev, who is the...
Employment Court rules Kapiti home care worker underpaid
The Employment Court has ruled the Ministry of Health and Capital and Coast District Health Board breached the law by underpaying a Kapiti home care relief worker. Jan Lowe was paid in subsidies, rather than wages, which could be as low as $3 an hour....
Murder in Moscow
On Friday, Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot and killed in central Moscow, just metres from the Kremlin. What will come of Nemtsov's assassination is as much a mystery as the exact circumstances of his death. Dr James Headley is an...
Tony Abbott's First (and Last?) Visit to NZ
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has just wrapped up his first official visit to New Zealand. On the agenda were military deployments to Iraq, free trade deals - and the cricket. Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Auckland,...
Health In Focus - 2 March 2015
Looking at the world out of the corner of your eye? This Week on Health in Focus, Pippa Grierson focuses on macular degeneration.
"We Know We're the Underdog, But That's Not Going to Stop Us Winning...
Winston Peters has put his name forward for the Northland by-election. He admits he's the underdog, but (as always) he's up for a fight. He tells Nick Bond why he's the man Northland needs.
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