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Southern Cross: bFM's weekly look at Pacific news with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt.

Southern Cross: Kendall talks to Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick

Southern Cross: Kendall talks to Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick Southern Cross: Kendall talks to Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick, 19.59 MB
Mon 16 Oct 2017


AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt speaks to Seinafolava Sanele Chadwick, Tagata Pasifika's political reporter in Wellington. They had a chat about I'm having what the next coalition government could bring for Pasifika communities as well as his thoughts on the issues Pasifika communities wanted to be addressed during the general election. 

Southern Cross: Kendall speaks Dr Budi Irawanto about media freedom in Indonesia

Southern Cross: Kendall speaks Dr Budi Irawanto about media freedom in Indonesia Southern Cross: Kendall speaks Dr Budi Irawanto about media freedom in Indonesia, 18.02 MB
Mon 2 Oct 2017

Aut Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt had a chat with Dr Budi Irawanto, the associate professor in the Department of Communication Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. They had a discussion about collaborative research with New Zealand universities, and about the state of media, and media freedom, in Indonesia.

Southern Cross: The election and Pasifika communities

Southern Cross: The election and Pasifika communities Southern Cross: The election and Pasifika communities, 12.31 MB
Mon 25 Sep 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hut talks to Joel about the 2017 election in New Zealand, and the issues that affect Pasifika communities, and the ideal outcome.

Southern Cross: Mabel Muller on election issues important to Pasifika youth

Southern Cross: Mabel Muller on election issues important to Pasifika youth Southern Cross: Mabel Muller on election issues important to Pasifika youth, 15.31 MB
Mon 18 Sep 2017

 AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt had a talk to Mabel Muller from Radio 531pi this morning about the election issues important to Pasifika youth.

Southern Cross: Kendall Hutt and John Pulu on democracy in Tonga

Southern Cross: Kendall Hutt and John Pulu on democracy in Tonga Southern Cross: Kendall Hutt and John Pulu on democracy in Tonga, 23.27 MB
Mon 11 Sep 2017

Tonga's King Tupo VI dismissed Prime minister Akilisi Pohiva parliament last month, raising questions surrounding the Monarch's role in Government and dividing the country politically. Joel spoke to AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt and Tangata Pacifica's John Pulu about this.

Southern Cross: West Papua at the Pacific Islands and Climate Finance

Southern Cross: West Papua at the Pacific Islands and Climate Finance Southern Cross: West Papua at the Pacific Islands and Climate Finance, 32.2 MB
Mon 4 Sep 2017

This week on Southern Cross, bFM producer Mack Smith spoke to AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt about the latest in Pacific news. They talk West Papua at the Pacific Islands and Kendall's research into financing the fight against climate change. 

Southern Cross: The Tongan King has dissolved parliament

Southern Cross: The Tongan King has dissolved parliament Southern Cross: The Tongan King has dissolved parliament, 23.6 MB
Mon 28 Aug 2017

Tonga's King Tupou VI has dissolved Parliament based on consultation with advisors. This has left Tonga without an official Government until new elections in November. Joel talked to AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt about this, and about the recent victims of the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's War on drugs.

Southern Cross: Human rights abuses in West Papua

Southern Cross: Human rights abuses in West Papua Southern Cross: Human rights abuses in West Papua, 15.31 MB
Mon 21 Aug 2017

​There was a shooting in West Papua earlier this month which left one dead and 16 wounded. This was carried out by security forces. Human rights abuses like that have been ongoing and violence seems endemic to West Papua under Indonesian rule. The New Zealand Government is refusing to condemn these actions, despite calls to do so. Joel spoke to AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt about this.

Southern Cross: Stephanie and Kenneth Tapungu Papua New Guinea about the elections

Southern Cross: Stephanie and Kenneth Tapungu Papua New Guinea about the elections Southern Cross: Stephanie and Kenneth Tapungu Papua New Guinea about the elections, 17.47 MB
Mon 14 Aug 2017

Today in Southern Cross, AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt spoke to Stephanie and Kenneth Tapungu from Papua New Guinea. They talked about what transpired in the country's recent 2017 general election, and what developments there have been in the past week.  

Southern Cross: Talking with Kozue Akibayash, the International President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Southern Cross: Talking with Kozue Akibayash, the International President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Southern Cross: Talking with Kozue Akibayash, the International President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 22.92 MB
Mon 7 Aug 2017

The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty was adopted on July 7. It's the first legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons, with a goal of leading towards their total elimination. Sixty-nine nations did not vote.

AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt had a chat with the International President of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Kozue Akibayashi, about this treaty, and the responsibility Governments have to take it seriously.