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April 2013

Radio NZ broadcasts Debates on the Constitution – hosted by NZ Centre for Public Law

During April and May, the Foundation is supporting the NZ Centre for Public Law (Victoria University of Wellington) to host a series of debates on issues raised by the government’s review of the New Zealand constitution. The debates will be recorded with a live audience and broadcast on Radio NZ National.

Dates and topics for Radio NZ broadcasts:

4pm Sun 14 April (repeat 9pm Tues 16th)
What’s the problem? Speakers: Professor Bruce Harris, Dr Carwyn Jones, Dame Claudia Orange, Dr Matthew Palmer.

Audio podcast of debate 1

4pm Sun 21 April (repeat 9pm Tues 23rd)
Reforming our democratic institutions Speakers: Dr Maria Bargh, Colin James, Professor Elizabeth McLeay, Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC.

Audio podcast of debate 2

4pm Sun 28 April (repeat 9pm Tues 30th)
Māori aspirations for constitutional change Speakers: Tai Ahu, Dr Rawinia Higgins, Veronica Tawhai, Valmaine Toki.

Audio podcast of debate 3

4pm Sun 5 May (repeat 9pm Tues 7th)
Human rights in the constitution Speakers: Professor Andrew Geddis, Jack Hodder QC, Stephen Whittington, Professor Margaret Wilson.

Audio podcast of debate 4

4pm Sun 12 May (repeat 9pm Tues 14th)
Time to be a Republic? Speakers: Lewis Holden, Professor Janet McLean, Michael Mabbitt.

Audio podcast of debate 5

The Centre for Public Law invites you to be part of the live public audience at the debates. The debates are held ahead of the broadcast dates: 6.30pm on Mondays from April 8th to May 6th in the Hunter Council Chamber at VUW’s Kelburn campus.

For more details about the discussion topics and attending the debates

The Law Foundation is providing funding of up to $6,120 for this project.

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