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What are tipping points and what do they mean for our ecosystems?

What are tipping points and what do they mean for our ecosystems? What are tipping points and what do they mean for our ecosystems? , 43.7 MB
Tue 19 Jun 2018

The science of tipping points: what do they mean for our planet and our ecosystems on land and in water? What causes these sudden changes and how can society be better prepared for such events? Maria Armoudian discusses the phenomenon that is tipping points with Peter Ward, Simon Thrush, and George Perry.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 18th of June

The Wire with Reuben: Monday 18th of June The Wire with Reuben: Monday 18th of June, 123.95 MB
Mon 18 Jun 2018

Mary-Margaret speaks to Dalton Kelly about how the government’s proposed tourism tax will impact the rural GP network. We have a chat to the green party MP Chloe Swarbrick about Land Information Minister Eujayne sage signing off on the expansion of a chinese water bottling company and Marama Davidsons accusations of systemic racism by the police. Damien speaks to Kaikoura Wildlife Rescue about the red billed gulls that were brutally killed in Kaikoura. Reuben has a chat to lawyer Michael Bott about his accusations that police were effectively acting as private security for the defense industry expo last year in Wellington.

Taonga Levy

Taonga Levy Taonga Levy, 16.91 MB
Mon 18 Jun 2018

The government has proposed charging tourists a levy of up to $35 on arrival. While Australians and Pacific Islanders would be exempt, it would raise eighty million dollars in the first year. The tax revenue will go towards aiding the pressures on infrastructure from high tourist numbers. Dalton Kelly is the CEO of the Rural GP Network, the organisation calling for an allocation of the tax revenue because of the high demand they experience from tourists. Mary-Margaret started by asking him to tell us how big the network is.

What are the social implications of storms and disasters?

What are the social implications of storms and disasters? What are the social implications of storms and disasters?, 22.26 MB
Mon 18 Jun 2018

Unprecedented storms and fires are ravaging communities and destroying lives, all the while revealing power dynamics in society, politics and economics. What are these risks and revelations? What needs to be done? Steve Matthewman and Naomi Zack discuss with Maria Armoudian how disasters reveal hidden social arrangements and power dynamics in society.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org 

A Woman's Work: Gender Inequality In The Workplace

A Woman's Work: Gender Inequality In The Workplace A Woman's Work: Gender Inequality In The Workplace, 6.93 MB
Fri 15 Jun 2018

On Tuesday, five public service chief executive jobs were filled internally by male candidates. The jobs were not advertised, nor were interviews conducted with the five candidates. The decision has been criticised for creating gender inequality in the job market.

New Director, Lillian Hanly, spoke with the chief executive of The National Council of Women, Gill Greer, to get her perspective on the matter of women working in the public and private sector.

 

Dooms Day On The Rise

Dooms Day On The Rise Dooms Day On The Rise , 9.61 MB
Fri 15 Jun 2018

 

A recent international study published in the science journal, Nature, shows the link between storm-driven ocean swells and the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves.
Angus Coker Grant spoke to university of Otago's Professor Vernon Squire, one of the scientists behind the study and what it means for the environment and the rising sea levels.

 

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 15 June

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 15 June The Wire with Kelly: Friday 15 June , 104.42 MB
Fri 15 Jun 2018

Are we doing enough to curb drug driving?

Are we doing enough to curb drug driving? Are we doing enough to curb drug driving?, 17.18 MB
Fri 15 Jun 2018

New figures released by the AA show that drug-impaired drivers are the cause of more fatal accidents on our roads than drink drivers.

It is understood to be the first time in recorded history that the stats have gone this way.

And, while cannabis is highly reflected in the research, meth and even prescription drugs are also to blame for some of New Zealand’s high road toll.

Stewart had a chat with AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen about the news, asking him what the figures show us and whether it's surprising. 

Is it 'Wright' for RMA breaches to be criminal?

Is it 'Wright' for RMA breaches to be criminal? Is it 'Wright' for RMA breaches to be criminal?, 13.58 MB
Fri 15 Jun 2018

Kelly spoke with Mark Wright, a University of Canterbury College of Business and Law doctoral student, who has worked both as a Crown prosecutor in Auckland and Rotorua, and as a lawyer prosecuting environmental non-compliance cases in Tauranga. He knows his stuff and is currently reviewing the RMA’s sanctioning regime and looking at alternatives on how to reprimand breaches that do not necessarily need to be classed as criminal offences.

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 14th June

The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 14th June The Wire with Lachlan: Thursday 14th June, 128.8 MB
Thu 14 Jun 2018

First up on today’s Wire, Jemima speaks with Tania Sawicki Mead from Justspeak about the Government’s plans for a new 500 bed prison at Waikeria. Neutral corner returns on the summit between Kim Jong un and Donald Trump. Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat where they discuss the three strikes law. Jemima speaks with Chris Farrelly from the Auckland CIty Mission about their new detox beds. Finally, This Day in History looks at the end of the Falklands War.