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Paakiwaha 20/04/2009 - On Radio Waatea in association with New Zealand On Air - Monday,10:00am to Midday.
Current Affairs from a Māori perspective with former Alliance MP and Broadcaster, Willie Jackson.
HONE HARAWIRA: Māori Party MP talks with Willie about the challenges with the new National government and the upcoming Hikoi on the 25th of May, to show disapproval over the impending loss of Māori representation within the new Auckland Super City Council.
Hone talks us through the logistics of all hikoi groups from the various areas around Tamaki Makaurau, marching to the CBD Waterfront to arrive around midday, followed by a combined March up Queen Street to assemble in Aotea Square. Hone is also trying to organise support of local MPs and celebrities to join the march.
May 25th is also Bastion Point Day, a fitting date for the Hikoi and they're hoping for crowd control from the Māori Iwi Liason Police officers around Auckland.
LAILA HARRE: Head of the Northern Distribution Trade Union and recent MP for the Alliance Party tells us how she and her Trade Union colleagues are looking forward to marching in the upcoming Hikoi over the loss of Māori Representation on the Auckland Super Council.
Laila also talks with Willie about the 'Work for the Dole' scheme. Her reservations against are because it's voluntary work, not a real job, there is no obligation by the employer to develop skills and it can drive workers into greater levels of poverty and dislocation at home. Laila is in favour of well paid job schemes instead.
RUTH HERBERT: Spokesperson for the newly formed group "Roundtable on Violence to Women". Ruth tells us about the work of her group in relation to the findings of the "Leitner Centre" and it's year long project dealing with the issue of Domestic Violence against women that is an acute social problem in New Zealand.
There is however some pretty impressive initiatives happening for Māori on shoe-string budgets but there is an awful lot left to get done.
MUSIC BREAK: Ruia Aperahama
HAYDEN WANO: Co-Manager of the new initiative "He paku te Ha". Māori Children are four times more likely to die from Asthma than Pakeha. The government is funding a programme called "Space to Breathe" - "He paku te Ha" and Willie talks with Hayden about this programme and why Māori are more susceptible. Socio-Economic disparities is connected to diabetes and Asthma.
CHRIS FINLAYSON: National Party MP, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, was interviewed by Willie during his 'Newsmakers' programme.
This is a recording of that interview. Prime Minister John Key has established for the first time since Jenny Shipley was Prime Minister; The Cabinet Committee on Treaty Negotiations and it meets once a fortnight. Chris says the National Party will get things done unlike the Labour Party that only got Treaty issues moving in their last twelve months of power but did nothing for their first eight years of leadership.
MUSIC BREAK: George Benson - "Breezin."
ANNIE THORP: Host of Māori TV's top rating cuisine show, "Kai Ora".
Annie has just released a Book she authored also called "Kai Ora".
She talks with Willie about the making of the Cook Book and the upcoming fourth season of her Cooking Show where she said Willie is on the list to appear.
GRANT HAWKE: Spokesman for Ngāti Whatua over the "Mana Whenua" issue where the Auckland Super City Council abolished the proposed three Māori representative Seats on the Super Council to Zero without consultation with anyone and in opposition to the recommendation of the Royal Commission.
Grant likes the idea of a Hikoi on the 25th of May with supporters, to show their concerns on this issue.
SCOTTY CAMPBELL: TV 3 News Reporter, talks Politics as he fills in this week for Duncan Garner. Scotty and Willie talk about the relationship between the Māori Party and National not being too good. Willie says John Key is showing politics we haven't seen in New Zealand before.
KEN LABAN: Lower Hutt Mayoral Candidate, Prominent Community Leader and Sports Analyst and Commentator, with a Weekly wrap-up of Sports. They talk about the Auckland Blues efforts in the Super 14 but Willie likes the Waikato Chiefs, Piri Weepu and his outstanding performance and the Warriors great golden point win utilising Stacy Jones.
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Reference number 55884
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Ngā Taonga Korero Collection
Radio news programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Jackson, Willie, 1961-
Harawira, Hone, 1955-
New Zealand National Party
Northern Distribution Trade Union
Roundtable on Violence to Women
He paku te Ha - Space to Breathe
Date 20 Apr 2009