Lately for Thursday 4 July 2019
10:20 Locals respond to selling Westland Milk Products
Farmer shareholders of New Zealand's second largest dairy co-operative, Westland Milk Products, voted overwhelmingly in Greymouth today to sell to the Yili conglomerate from China, whose offer values the company at 588-million dollars. The sale still needs approval from the Overseas Investment Office. Grey District Mayor, Tony Kokshoorn speaks with Karyn Hay about the wider community's reaction to the news.
10:30 Sexual violence law reform: A survivor's perspective
Changes to better protect the victims of sexual violence, as their cases go through the courts, were unveiled by the government this week because research has consistently shown that giving evidence was the hardest part of the justice process for sexual violence victims. On Tuesday's program we spoke to Kathryn McPhillips from Auckland's sexual abuse support service HELP. Tonight we hear from a victim of rape, who has permanent name suppression, who has contacted Lately after hearing last night's conversation with defence lawyer Adam Couchman who challenged Kathryn McPhillips' description of the experience of many victims and complainants of sexual violence.
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10:45 The Rest is History: The Poll Tax
It's time to dive into the week's news, in the past. This week our resident historian Robert Kelly is looking at the history of a particularly insidious law, the ghost of which still hangs over race relations in New Zealand today.