As thousands of people have their flights disrupted by the fuel shortage at Auckland Airport; Mikey speaks to Phil about contingency planning for crisis at Auckland Airport. They also discuss the importance of participating in the general election & how Auckland will get its voice heard once the new governement is formed.
A jam packed show today; Rob Bollix decribes a whale sized piece of crap stuck in the London Sewers; Phil Goff discusses Auckland Airports fuel crisis; UoA lecturer Ron Samson speaks on improvisational jazz; and Clayton reviews The Country Doctor.
This week AUT's Allan Blackman joins us again to discuss this year's Ig Nobel prizes, how scientists are hoping to create a new periodic element and the death of Stanislav Petrov, they man who saved us all from nuclear war.
As per usual, the Māori seats are throwing up a lot of interest this election with star candidates, royal endorsements and the possibility of a much-loved candidate being voted out. Reporter Sam Smith reviewed the battle for the Māori seats with the Hui producer Annabelle Lee.
On todays show we have Sam Smith captaining our discussions into our election focused coverage on the problems of liveability in New Zealand. We delve into child poverty and transportation with New Zealand First's Tracey Martin. As per usual we get our minds blown by AUT's Allan Blackman talking about the IG-Nobel prize as well as how we avoided nuclear destruction during the cold war.
Conversations about immigration have more often than not been about 'quality immigrants' this election, with some people getting tired and hurt by this rhetoric. Lillian Hanly speaks to a NZ born Chinese woman, and a Chinese immigrant about the effects of such discussions.