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Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick: Local government crucial to efficient decision making; stronger relationship between local and central government needed

Wednesday 13th July 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |
Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick. Image: RNZ/Benjamin Brooking

Council body elections will be held in early October, and with numerous local and national burgeoning concerns such as Three Waters and climate change, it’s time to have a look at the powers and importance of Aotearoa's councils. 

Auckland-Central MP and Green Party Local Government spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick says voters ought to get more involved with council body elections, as councils make large decisions for their everyday lives and can make those decisions much faster than central government. 

Swarbrick also stressed the importance of local government requiring more Māori representation on councils to uphold Te Tiriti, and voiced that the relationship between local and central government needs to be on fairer ground.

Filmmaker threatens boycott of documentary festival over Israeli embassy funding

Wednesday 13th July 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |

A group of filmmakers selected for the DocEdge International Film Festival have signed an open letter to the festival calling for DocEdge to drop funding from the New Zealand Israeli Embassy. Earlier in the week, Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson spoke to petition author and filmmaker Cole Yeoman about the intentions of the letter and its signatories concerns regarding the funding.

Kiringāua Cassidy, translator for Frozen reo Māori, on platforming te reo & te Ao Māori through Disney cartoon classics

Wednesday 13th July 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |
Disney bestseller Frozen is the latest film to be translated into te reo Māori. Image: Disney

Over Matariki, Aotearoa welcomed a new version of Disney’s The Lion King, translated into te reo Māori. The film hit cinemas after being translated, fully recast and overdubbed in te reo Māori over the course of a year. Disney is currently working on adding Frozen to their repertoire of translated films, alongside The Lion King and Moana. Earlier this week, I spoke to Kiringāua Cassidy, translator for Frozen reo Māori, about the importance of platforming Māori language through cartoon classics, and what this could mean for the future of the Māori film industry.

Weekly Snow Report with OUSSC

Wednesday 13th July 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |
Mt Hutt Skifield. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Peter from the Otago University Snow Sports Club breaks down the South Island’s snow report and mountain conditions for the week ahead, concluding with his top picks for skiing this weekend.

Keep New Zealand Beautiful announces annual clean-up week

Tuesday 12th July 2022 | Amiria Pianta-Price | R1 News Reporter |
Image: Keep New Zealand Beautiful.

Keep New Zealand Beautiful has announced the return of its annual Clean Up Week, Aotearoa’s largest movement against litter, scheduled for September 17th-23rd. Last year over 30,000 volunteers took part in the event, collecting approximately 300 tonnes of litter over the course of the week. KNZB Deputy Chairperson and Zone 5 Representative Mandy Mayhem-Bullock joined to fill us in on the details and importance of the event.