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

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.

 

Southern Cross: Not in the climate for change

Southern Cross: Not in climate for change Southern Cross: Not in climate for change, 20.99 MB
Mon 31 Jul 2017

New Zealand's Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, released a report last week which revealed that with the way our emissions are going, the country may not be meeting its current obligations under the Paris Agreement. Joel talked to AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt about the effect this could have on the Pacifc. They also talked about the Papua New Guinea election saga, and how Indonesia's president Joko Widodo intends to implement a 'war on drugs' policy similar to Rodrigo Duterte's in the Philippines.

Southern Cross: Manus Island detention centre closure, elections in PNG and Timor-Leste

Southern Cross: Manus Island shutdown, elections in PNG and Timor-Leste Southern Cross: Manus Island shutdown, elections in PNG and Timor-Leste , 21.56 MB
Mon 24 Jul 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt speaks with host of The Wire Amanda Jane Robinson about the closure of Manus Island detention centre, and the elections in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.

Southern Cross: PNG elections update

Southern Cross: PNG elections update Southern Cross: PNG elections update, 12.84 MB
Mon 17 Jul 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt speaks with host of The Wire Amanda Jane Robinson about the Papua New Guinea elections that are now underway.

Southern Cross: NZ missionary deported from PNG

Southern Cross: NZ missionary deported from PNG Southern Cross: NZ missionary deported from PNG, 23.51 MB
Mon 10 Jul 2017

This week on the Monday show, Kendall comes up to the studio to tell Ximena about the case of a kiwi Catholic missionary, Douglas Tennent, who has recently been deported from Papua New Guinea. Authorities say Tennent "blatantly abused" his visa conditions, but Kendall says this doesn't quite add up. 

Southern Cross: PNG elections and French nuclear testing

Southern Cross: PNG elections and French nuclear testing Southern Cross: PNG elections and French nuclear testing, 16.15 MB
Mon 3 Jul 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centre Director David Robie speaks with host of The Wire Amanda Jane Robinson about the Papua New Guinea elections and the 51st anniversary of French nuclear testing in the Pacific. 

Southern Cross: Pacific Cooperation Foundation's journalism interns

Southern Cross: Pacific Cooperation Foundation's journalism interns Southern Cross: Pacific Cooperation Foundation's journalism interns, 15.31 MB
Mon 26 Jun 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centre is currently hosting the Pacific Cooperation Foundation's journalism interns from the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, Shivika and Linda. We spoke to them about the internship, and how journalism differs from New Zealand to Fiji. 

Southern Cross: PNG elections

Southern Cross: PNG elections Southern Cross: PNG elections, 19.16 MB
Mon 19 Jun 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt speaks with two Papua New Guinea students Stephanie and Kenneth about the upcoming Papua New Guinea elections.