Sunday Morning for Sunday 15 April 2018
Feature Story correspondent Jack Parrock reports from Moscow on the Russian response to the airstrikes on Syria.
Professor of International Law at Waikato University Al Gillespie talks about the possible ramications of the international incident is allied airstrikes. NATO says it fully supports the action of the US, Britain and France. So was this strike by the United States and its allies 1. legal. 2. justified?
7.30 The House
Around 5 per cent of New Zealanders are believed to suffer from Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, a condition that affects not just the cognitive development of the child but also can affect physical development. Associate Professor Anita Gibbs from the University of Otago says Teina Pora, acquitted over the 1992 rape and murder of Susan Burdett, is an example of someone with FASD whose life could have been vastly different if the condition was diagnosed when he was a child. Her research letter appeared in a recent issue of the NZ Medical Journal and she says while the Ministry of Health recognises FASD as a disability, our courts need to put more effort into recognising the condition.
After years of being lured by the promise of low rates, Aucklanders are now being asked to dig deeper to finally fix the city's long-running and escalating problems.RNZ's Auckland correspondent Todd Niall looks at the city’s costly woes, and whether its residents are ready to pay up.
Retired District Court and Youth Court judge Fred McElrea and Chris Marshall, the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice at Victoria University, are experts in the application of restorative justice and discuss its use and why there can be a lack of acceptance from the public on it being the best course of action.
The full online collection of Fred McElrea’s international speeches and writings can be found here.
With Colin Peacock.
New research published in the New Zealand Medical journal on Friday says the previous government was very slow to implement plain-packaging laws for tobacco products. Dr Eric Crosbie at the University of California led the team looking into the delays and talks about why the National-led government was cautious about potential lawsuits from the industry.
Economist Ann Pettifor predicted the 2007 global financial crash and believes there could well be another on the horizon. She’s been in New Zealand to speak at The Institute of Directors annual leadership conference. Pettifor explains why the credit system is leading to more inequality around the world and what policies governments need to adopt to grow their economies.
Multi-award winning Getty Images photographer and special correspondent John Moore has documented the militarisation of the US border for his book Undocumented. He talks about his career covering war zones as well as the most powerful images he’s captured closer to home.
Comedian Urzila Carlson’s just completing a hugely successful series of shows in Australia. But she’s back on this side of the Tasman for gigs during the International Comedy Festival in May. Urzila explains her less-than-funny upbringing in South Africa and how a dare from a Kiwi work colleague led her to career as a stand-up comedian.
Katharina Weischede is a slime princess with a successful business. The 11-year-old Auckland schoolgirl is an internet sensation with her slime-making videos and sells her slimy wares around the country. She talks about how she got interested in the science of slime and how she runs her business. She also gives Wallace a lesson in slime making.