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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.