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India Essuah is about to finally wrap up her sociology and film studies degree, having taken time off to try out food writing halfway through. She started volunteering at 95bFM earlier this year and likes news because you always leave a shift having learnt about something... new. Other interests include watching Mad Men, knitting, and snacking.
Saturday 24th of June marks the beginning of The Hīnātore / Light of Hope hui, a Kaitaia event which aims to promote conversation about mental health struggles in Northland youth. The hui is organised by the Muriwhenua branch of Ngāti Hine Health Trust youth suicide prevention group named Responding to All In Distress in conjunction with Northland DHB. 95bFM reporter Katie Doyle spoke to co-facilitators of the event Tania Papal'i and Rebecca Hooker about te Hinatore.
The Ministry of Maori Development in conjunction with suicide prevention groups have released their last round of videos called #outintheopen. The videos urge young Maori to speak openly about their struggles with mental health and reinforce the importance of taking suicidal feelings seriously. 95bFM reporter Kristie Waugh speaks to Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox about where the programme started and what she hopes will be achieved.
Environment Minister Nick Smith’s tyre recycling initiative invests $19 million to Golden Bay Cement in Northland for equipment to incinerate tyres for fuel, and $6.4 million to create a nationwide tyre collection service and shredding facilities. 95bFM reporter Kelly Enright talks to Sandra Murray from the New Zealand Product Stewardship Council about whether this really is a positive initiative.
This week, Jogai and Harry chat to Dr James Cheeseman of the UoA's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences to learn more about a big scientific insight into Piha's little critters, and Harry has a report on a new not-for-profit public health model that suggests the legal sale of recreational cannabis will greatly benefit Aotearoa. 95bFM reporter Will Parsonson chats to Fossil Free UoA's Rhys Jones about divesting from fossil fuels, and our weekly Thursday feature State of the States has returned! This week, Harry chats to Nick about North Korea/US relations, and the attention-grabbing election in the state of Georgia. Andrew Little is also back for our weekly chat. All this and more on the Thursday Wire - check out the full podcast here.
While we've yet to see them howl at the moon, tiny insects scuttling around Piha may have a stronger relationship to the moon than wolves, as their biological clocks are strongly affected by lunar and tidal cycles. Wire host Jogai Bhatt spoke to Dr James Cheeseman of the University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences for more.
A new not-for-profit public health model is advocating for the legal sale of recreational cannabis in New Zealand, drawing inspiration from elements of the Gambling Act of 2003. Wire producer Harry Willis reports.
240 University of Auckland staff have signed a letter to the university’s foundation, requesting that they divest from fossil fuels. The letter will be tabled this Friday at a University of Auckland Foundation meeting. 95bFM reporter Will Parsonson talked to spokesperson for the group of staff advocating divestment, Rhys Jones, first asking him why it’s so important that the university divests from fossil fuels.
A Newsroom investigation has revealed a young Clutha-Southland National MP secretly recorded a long-standing member of staff amid an employment dispute. Todd Barclay, the MP in question, initially denied allegations of the recordings and speaking to Prime Minister Bill English about it. However, Bill English has contradicted this in a statement released last night detailing how the PM had in fact been told about the recordings almost a year ago. In an exclusive interview, 95bFM reporter Adam Jacobson speaks with Newsroom investigative journalist Melanie Reid regarding the investigation.
A survey of 8500 young New Zealanders has revealed that those exposed to suicide attempts of people close to them are far more likely to take their own lives. 95bFM reporter Adam Jacobson speaks with one of the lead authors of the study from the University of Auckland, Associate Professor Simon Denny, to find out more about the research.