Sunday Morning for Sunday 22 July 2018
The traditional social gathering in bowling clubs that involves a few beers could be on the line. Bowling clubs in the Wellington region are finding it more difficult to renew their liquor licences this year and that's come as a surprise to the chair of Bowls Wellington. Mark O'Connor says a number of clubs have recently received blanket opposition to renewal of their licence from the police or council. Mark is also president of Whitby Bowling Club in Porirua, one of those affected.
Nurses and their district health boards will head back to the negotiating table on Tuesday following the national nurses' strike on the 12 July. Neither group will talk about the details ahead of the negotiations on Tuesday but Auckland nurse Siobhan Lehnhard holds a Masters in Public Health and would like the public and MPs to understand the issues. She also wrote about it in the Spinoff.
On Friday night came the news that Silver Ferns coach Janine Southby had quit after less than three years in the job. Her resignation came after a damning independent review into the Silver Ferns' worst ever performance at a Commonwealth Games in April, failing to win a medal of any colour - for the first time ever. Suzanne McFadden, editor of LockerRoom, explains the issues.
7.30 The House
This week: The history of alcohol in Parliament. When New Zealand's Parliament was set up in the 19th century- the first law it passed was to ease its access to liquor.
From 27-29 July in Wellington innovators and young leaders will gather at the annual Festival for the Future event. Among those telling his story is Glen Herud - a dairy farmer from Rangiora and founder of the Happy Cow Milk Company which he set up in 2012, with a mission to create a more ethical and sustainable dairy model. But in April it went into liquidation and Herud has been frank about why. Now he’s revising his dairy dream with Happy Cow 2.0. He talks about why he won’t give up on changing dairying in New Zealand. He’s now also crowdfunding on Patreon.
8:10 Insight: Money Laundering in NZ
New anti-money laundering regulations have come into effect as part of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act. But some question if it'll make any difference. Jeremy Rose investigates money laundering here and attempts to counter it.
Sand is an essential ingredient that makes modern life possible. It’s what modern cities are made of: every apartment block, every tower and every asphalt road that connects those buildings - as well as glass, computer screens and silicon chips. But according to the UN Environment Programme we are running out of it. Vince Beiser is an award-winning investigative journalist who has been travelling the globe to find out how bad the situation is and his book “The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How it Transformed Civilisation” is due out in August. It’s a project supported in part by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
With Colin Peacock. This week: Facebook's response to its fake news problems - and its complicated relationship with the real news industry. Plus how the media handled a heated debate over free speech.
British actress Maxine Peake was given her first big break in TV by late comedian Victoria Wood - playing Twinkle in Wood's "Dinnerladies" in the late 1990s. Over the years she's done a lot more than comedy - including playing Martha Costello in the TV legal series Silk, and Professor Stephen Hawking's second wife, Elaine, in The Theory of Everything. Her latest film role is Funny Cow, which opens on July 26. It follows the rise of a stand-up woman comedian in the north of England in the 1970s and 80s.
Auckland's regional fuel tax has been in place since the beginning of the month. The extra funds raised through the tax are intended to help fund transport projects around the region over the coming decade. The powers that be say shifting from private road transport to public transport, cycling and walking is better for everyone. But what's the best way to do it? And what about citywide discrepancies that mean facilities in the CBD and none in South Auckland? Bike Auckland's Barbara Cuthbert, Auckland's Manukau councillor Efeso Collins and New Zealand Initiative economist, Sam Warburton, discuss the issues.
Paul Steely White is in New Zealand from New York, where he’s a driving force behind reclaiming city streets from cars. He’s executive director of New York’s Transportation Alternatives or TransAlt and drove the last car out of Central Park when it became a vehicle-free zone. He’s a former winner of the Jane Jacobs medal and was recently described as one of the top 100 influencers in Brooklyn. He talks about what New Zealand could learn from the Big Apple.
Merata Mita was a pioneering Maori filmmaker and activist who was a champion of women in indigenous film. Her son Hepi Mita is an archivist, whose father is filmmaker Geoff Murphy. Hepi has created a documentary exploring her life, and learned a lot about his mother along the way. It’s called Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen and it preimieres at the NZ International Festival in Auckland on 2 August, and later plays all over the country.
Meagan Fallone is an entrepreneur and a champion of women in the developing world. In June she was named as the ninth, and first New Zealand-born, Hillary Laureate, an award given annually to leaders internationally who reflect the work and values Sir Edmund Hillary championed. Fallone is the CEO of Barefoot College International based in Rajasthan, an institute that works with disadvantaged rural women in India and Africa, extending into Latin America and the Pacific.