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Cannabis Reform with Ross Bell and Abe Gray

Cannabis Reform with Ross Bell and Abe Gray Cannabis Reform with Ross Bell and Abe Gray, 21.17 MB
Fri 15 Sep 2017

Laura and Conor chat with Ross Bell from the NZ Drug Foundation, and Abe Gray from The Opportunities Party. We discuss drug reform in New Zealand and the current election debate surrounding the issue. 

Jami-Lee Ross on Hauora: health and wellbeing in Aotearoa

Jami-Lee Ross on Hauora: health and wellbeing in Aotearoa Jami-Lee Ross on Hauora: health and wellbeing in Aotearoa , 24.17 MB
Fri 15 Sep 2017

Kelly chats with MP for Te Roopu Nahinara, the National Party, Jami-Lee Ross on the topic of health. They begin by discussing collective health spending over the past 9 years and National's vision should they be re-elected. They also chat about the importance of mental health funding, and the possibility of drug reform laws. 

Neighbourhood Watch: Rebel Wilson and media funding

Neighbourhood Watch: Rebel WIlson and media funding Neighbourhood Watch: Rebel WIlson and media funding, 8.09 MB
Fri 15 Sep 2017

On Neighbourhood Watch this week: Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide is chatting to us about Rebel Wilson's recent win of a defamation case, the same sex postal vote, and changes to Australian media laws. 

Questioning The Accuracy of Polling in New Zealand

Questioning The Accuracy of Polling in New Zealand Questioning The Accuracy of Polling in New Zealand, 8.93 MB
Fri 15 Sep 2017

Kelly talked with Stephens Mills from UMR research on the volatility and accuracy of polling in New Zealand.

 

Healthcare vs Wealthcare

Healthcare vs Wealthcare Healthcare vs Wealthcare, 29.19 MB
Thu 14 Sep 2017

Continuing with our healthcare theme we look at the public and private health sectors in Aotearoa. Lachlan spoke with Public Health Association C.E.O. Warren Lindberg about public healthcare in Aotearoa and the issues it faces. He also discussed the private healthcare sector and how it works with the public sector with Health Funds Association C.E.O. Roger Styles.

"We'd been talking about it for four years": Dr Deborah Powell from the Residential Doctors Association

"We'd been talking about it for four years": Dr Deborah Powell from the Residential Doctors Association "We'd been talking about it for four years": Dr Deborah Powell from the Residential Doctors Association, 6.98 MB
Thu 14 Sep 2017

After talks with DHBs broke down earlier this year, members of the Residential Doctors Association went on strike. 

For more, Ben spoke with National Secretary of the RDA, Dr Deborah Powell:

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 17th September

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 17th September The Wire with Harry: Thursday 17th September, 137.65 MB
Thu 14 Sep 2017

On today’s show we continue our election coverage, ko te kaupapa o te rā nei, ko te Health, today’s topic we talking health In New Zealand. A Newshub Reid Research poll has shown Health is the number one issue for New Zealanders this election.

Firstly today we speak with We speak with the Residents Doctors Association national executive Deborah Powell, then are joined by Labour Deputy Leader Kelvin Davis on Labour’s Health policy and breaking announcement to delay any implementation of changes from its tax working group until after the 2020 election. We follow with Public Health Association CEO Warren Lindberg, and Health Funds Association CEO Rodger Styles. Finaly today we speak to Professor Elaine Reese of the University of Otago Department of Psychology, on her article the Journal of Child Language.

 

Concerns of language skills of NZ youth

Concerns of language skills of NZ youth Concerns of language skills of NZ youth, 11.34 MB
Thu 14 Sep 2017

A recent study has found worrying gaps in the language skills of Aotearoa’s youth in both Te Reo Maori and English. Harry spoke with the report’s lead author Professor Elaine Rees about language skills in New Zealand and the report’s findings.

Labour vows to transform RNZ

Labour vows to transform RNZ.mp3 mp3, 21.54 MB
Wed 13 Sep 2017

Radio New Zealand's funding freeze has been a highly discussed topic in the realm of New Zealand news media. bFM reporter Conor Knell spoke to Labour's spokesperson for broadcasting Clare Curran about the pledge to increase funding and the plans to transform the broadcaster into a multi-media platform.

Mental health, the unanswerable problem

Mental health, the unanswerable problem Mental health, the unanswerable problem, 5.92 MB
Wed 13 Sep 2017

Mental health has become an increasingly more contentious topic in the lead up to this years election. Producer Will Parsonson reports on the problems the mental health sector has recently faced, as well as analysing how each party is offering to provide solutions to a ever growing problem..