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95bFM's long-running green issues feature Green Desk, with Mitch Fuller.

Green Desk: Killer Whales with Doctor Regina Eisert

Green Desk: Killer Whales with Doctor Regina Eisert Green Desk: Killer Whales with Doctor Regina Eisert, 16.1 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018

Today on the Green Desk, Conor caught up with Dr Regina Eisert of the Universit of Canterbury's Gateway Antarctica programme. Reinga has just returned from a summer spent in Antarctica monitoring the patterns of Killer Whales, and shares her experiences of the project. 

The Green Desk: Save the Eel

The Green Desk: Save the Eel The Green Desk: Save the Eel , 17.03 MB
Tue 13 Feb 2018

Green Desk connoisseur Conor Mercer caught up with freshwater advocate for Forest and Bird Annabeth Cohen. They discussed the threat water drainage pumps are creating for our native eel population, as well as some interesting facts about how the slippery creatures breed.  

Kathryn Ngapo on why the proposed marina at Kennedy Point is a bad idea

Save Kennedy Point Save Kennedy Point, 17.19 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2018

Kelly Enright fills in for Conor Mercer today and speaks with Kathryn Ngapo, the co-chair of a Waiheke based organisation called Save Kennedy Point. SKP has organised a fundraiser to raise awareness of the decision by Auckland Council approving a marina at Kennedy Point. SKP believes it is detrimental to the history and culture of that area as well as extremely negative effects on the marine eco system. 

Oil exploration & Maui's dolphin

Oil exploration & Maui's dolphin Oil exploration & Maui's dolphin, 24.07 MB
Tue 23 Jan 2018

This week on the Green desk, Conor speaks with David Tong of the World Wildlife Fund.

They talk about the New Zealand government’s decision to offer a block contract for seismic oil exploration in the Taranaki,and the effects this could have on the Maui’s dolphin. He starts off by asking how far the habitat reaches, and how their current endangered state arrose.

Boat noise hinders marine life communication

Boat noise hinders marine life communication Boat noise hinders marine life communication , 7.14 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Today on The Green Desk, Producer Conor speaks with Associate Professor Craig Radford about new research suggesting that ship noise reduces the communication space of marine animals.

 

Award winning Sustainable Coastlines

Award winning Sustainable Coastlines Award winning Sustainable Coastlines, 14.57 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

Today on The Green Desk, Producer Conor speaks with Sam Judd from Sustainable Coastlines about the selection of their Flagship Education Centre into the Energy Globe awards, to be held early next year in Tehran, Iran.

Conor started off by asking Sam to explain the process behind the Flagship Education Centre, a sustainable building on Wynyard Quarter.

The Green Desk: Will the Waitakere Ranges close?

The Green Desk: Will the Waitakere Ranges close? The Green Desk: Will the Waitakere Ranges close?, 7.46 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2017

On the Green desk, Conor Mercer speaks to Nick Beveridge, from Forest and Bird, about the council vote taking place today on how to handle the spread of Kauri Dieback disease in the Waitakere Ranges.

Penguin numbers halved

Penguin numbers halved Penguin numbers halved, 17.78 MB
Tue 28 Nov 2017

Conor Mercer speaks with Caitlin Carew from Forest and Bird, about the declining Hoiho/yellow-eyed penguin population on the Whenua Hou sanctuary Island in Foveaux Strait.

Green Desk: Warmer reefs

Green Desk: Warmer reefs Green Desk: Warmer reefs, 14.16 MB
Tue 7 Nov 2017

This week on the Green Desk, Conor Mercer speaks to Auckland University's Mark Costello about new research into the effect of ocean warming on reefs. 

Studying the secret lives of super snails

Studying the secret lives of super snails Studying the secret lives of super snails , 15.98 MB
Tue 31 Oct 2017

On the Green Desk this week with Jack Marshall speaks to Zoe Doubleday, a research fellow at the University of Adelaide about her study of snails living in acidic environments.