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New Zealand History in our Curriculum w / Dr Aroha Harris: September 17, 2019

New Zealand History in our Curriculum w / Dr Aroha Harris: September 17, 2019 New Zealand History in our Curriculum w / Dr Aroha Harris: September 17, 2019, 9.3 MB
Tue 17 Sep 2019

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced plans last week to make the teaching of New Zealand history compulsory in schools. Reporter Felix Walton spoke to University of Auckland senior history lecturer Dr Aroha Harris to find out more, and started by asking whether New Zealanders know much about NZ history.

The Great Kererū Count: September 17, 2019

The Great Kererū Count: September 17, 2019 The Great Kererū Count: September 17, 2019, 7.76 MB
Tue 17 Sep 2019

Known to get drunk on berries, fall out of trees, and hang around humans, Kererū have become something of a New Zealand icon. They are also the only bird left in New Zealand that can distribute large seeds, and their disappearance would be a disaster for our native forests. 

Rachel Simpson spoke to Victoria University biological science lecturer Stephen Hartley about the Great Kererū Count, the largest citizen science project in New Zealand.

The Wire with Olivia: September 17, 2019

The Wire with Olivia: September 17, 2019 The Wire with Olivia: September 17, 2019, 100.66 MB
Tue 17 Sep 2019

E whai ake nei, Coming up on the show today!

  • For Green Desk Mitchel Fuller and Sherry Zhang talk to Hexacycle’s founder Neil Birrell about how maggots can close the loop on our existing and linear waste cycles.
  • Next, Olivia Holdsworth talk to Forest & Bird’s Annabeth Cohen about the new freshwater legislation and its impact on the environment and agriculture industry alike. 
  • After that, Jack Marshall talks to Gisborne Councillor Amber Dunn about housing on our beaches and coastal erosion.
  • Then, Felix Walton talks to University of Auckland history lecturer Dr Aroha Harris about Labour’s announcement to make the teaching of New Zealand history compulsory in schools.
  • And finally Rachel Simpson talks to Victoria University’s biology lecturer Stephen Hartley about The Great Kererū Count, and the impact citizen science projects can have on our environment.

The Green Desk: September 17, 2019

The Green Desk: September 17, 2019 The Green Desk: September 17, 2019, 27.09 MB
Tue 17 Sep 2019

For Green Desk, Mitch Fuller and Sherry Zhang talk to Hexacycle’s founder Neil Birrell about how maggots can close the loop on our existing and linear waste cycles and how insects might be part of the future of animal and human consumption.

Vaping - does it actually help with quitting smoking?: Septmeber 16, 2019

Vaping - does it actually help with quitting smoking?: Septmeber 16, 2019 Vaping - does it actually help with quitting smoking?: Septmeber 16, 2019, 18.75 MB
Mon 16 Sep 2019

Vaping is on the rise, with many people turning to them to help quit smoking cigarettes. While many still contain nicotine, they do not contain many of the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes that can often lead to death. A New Zealand study has found that those who use nicotine e-cigarettes in conjunction with other nicotine supplements such as patches have a higher chance of quitting than those who don’t. Lachlan spoke with the study’s lead researcher Dr Natalie Walker about the results.

 

The Big Q: Is Google Dangerous? September 16, 2019

The Big Q: Is Google Dangerous? September 16, 2019 The Big Q: Is Google Dangerous? September 16, 2019, 18.46 MB
Mon 16 Sep 2019

How has internet titan Google changed our knowledge, our politics, and our lives over the last two decades? Siva Vaidhyanathan, media studies professor at the University of Virginia and author of “The Googlization of Everything — and Why We Should Worry”, argues that Google affects the information we gather, jeopardises our personal privacy, and hinders public projects. Vaidhyanathan spoke to Maria Armoudian about the impact of Google.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

Interview with Andreas Harsono, part two: September 16, 2019

Interview with Andreas Harsono, part two: September 16, 2019 Interview with Andreas Harsono, part two: September 16, 2019, 15.89 MB
Mon 16 Sep 2019

Sherry spoke to Human Rights watch reporter for Indonesia Andreas Harsono on the rise of political islam. Theyalso speak on discrimination between minority religions, LGBTQ community, the ethnic Chinese and the 2019 Indonesian elections, one of the largest democratic processes.

The Wire with Jemima: September 16, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: September 16, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: September 16, 2019, 99.75 MB
Mon 16 Sep 2019

This week on the Monday Wire, Sherry interviews Cotton On workers on strike over the living wage in Auckland. Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the government's progress on the climate crisis and compulsory Aotearoa history in schools. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Lachlan talks to Dr Natalie Walker about vaping as a way to quit smoking. Finally, Sherry speaks to Human Rights Watch reporter Andreas Harsono about the rise of political Islam in Indonesia. 

Finally fossil free: 13th September, 2019

Finally fossil free: 13th September, 2019 Finally fossil free: 13th September, 2019, 10.25 MB
Fri 13 Sep 2019

With the announcement that the University of Auckland will divest from fossil fuels, producer Bronnie Wilde speaks to Isaac Ottley from Fossil Free UoA.