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

The Green Desk; April 9, 2019

The Green Desk; April 9, 2019 The Green Desk; April 9, 2019, 20.36 MB
Tue 9 Apr 2019

This week at the Green Desk, we discuss divestment of the fossil fuel industry with 350 Aotearoa. Listen in to learn! 

The Green Desk; April 2, 2019

The Green Desk; April 2, 2019 The Green Desk; April 2, 2019, 12.52 MB
Tue 2 Apr 2019

This week for Green Desk, Mitchell talks to Environmental Scientist Sophia Olo Whaanga about coastal urupa which are being destroyed and submerged in the face of climate change. This fast growing issue is being felt by Iwi throughout the Country, as traditional papakainga and urupa were generally located at the lower levels by the sea. Sophia has been exploring various options on how to deal with the issue, working with her Iwi; te wai o hua to find solution for their urupa which is located on the floodplain on the banks of Oruarangi awa. Mitchell begins by asking Sophia about the importance of coastal areas to Maori.

 

The Green Desk: March 26, 2019

The Green Desk: March 26, 2019 The Green Desk: March 26, 2019, 25.79 MB
Tue 26 Mar 2019

Dr Mels Barton returns to talk to Mitch about Kauri Dieback. This is the shorter length interview which went to air filled with facts and intriguing thoughts, keep an eye out or contact us if you are interested in hearing the full length interview!

The Green Desk: March 19, 2019

The Green Desk: March 19, 2019 The Green Desk: March 19, 2019, 22.06 MB
Tue 19 Mar 2019

 

This week for Green Desk, Mitchell chats with Extinction Rebellion spokesperson Rosie Gee.The conversation comes after the Auckland branch of the socio-political movement held a funeral procession prior to their meeting with the Environmental Committee. The meeting called on Auckland Council to declare a climate emergency and implement an immediate climate safety plan. Mitchell begins by asking Rosie about the beginnings of the newly formed socio-political movement which emerged in late 2018.

 

The Green Desk; March 12, 2019

The Green Desk; March 12, 2019 The Green Desk; March 12, 2019, 24.81 MB
Tue 12 Mar 2019

Green desk is back with a piece about research by Dr. Huhana Smith about the intersection of tikanga and climate science. 

The Green Desk: March 5, 2019

The Green Desk: March 5, 2019 The Green Desk: March 5, 2019, 25.49 MB
Tue 5 Mar 2019

Last week, Mitchell spoke to Dr Mels Barton, the organiser of Seaweek under NZAEE. The week focuses on a range of events from fun competitions to educational lectures. Mitchell and Dr Barton discuss the biggest threats to our underwater ecosystems and how we can begin to start to make positive change.

 

The Green Desk: February 26th, 2019

The Green Desk: February 26th, 2019 The Green Desk: February 26th, 2019, 22.76 MB
Tue 26 Feb 2019

On the Green Desk this week: Mitchell talks to Puna Wano-Bryant about the recently formed role of Kaitiaki Whenua Ranger under Te Kahui o Taranaki.

The Green Desk: February 12, 2019

The Green Desk: February 12, 2019 The Green Desk: February 12, 2019, 7.03 MB
Tue 12 Feb 2019

This week on Green Desk Mitchell speaks to Auckland Council’s water manager Andrew Chin about the Auckland’s Lake Pupuke. There are concerns regarding a potential toxic algal bloom in Lake Pupuke which could have serious implications for the health of the lake, its users and its biodiversity.

The Auckland Council have recently applied for a resource consent to place flocculants in Lake Pupuke in case a toxic algal bloom does occur. Mitchell begins by asking Mr Chin about toxic algal blooms, what they are and how they form.

The Green Desk: January 29, 2019

The Green Desk: January 29, 2019 The Green Desk: January 29, 2019, 9.75 MB
Tue 29 Jan 2019

This week Mitchell interviews the Deputy Chair from Friends of Okura Forest, Geoff Reid. They talk about the forest and this year’s environmental awareness festival which they are hosting to keep the forest alive and well. Mitchell begins by asking Geoff a little bit about the forest, why it’s so special and how they have kept it healthy over the past years.

 

Green Desk: January 22, 2019

Green Desk: January 22, 2019 Green Desk: January 22, 2019, 25.02 MB
Tue 22 Jan 2019

Today Mitchell Fuller talks to Sedef Dude Ozyurt who was the leader of the Aotearoa Youth Delegation at the COP 24 conference held in Poland in November last year. They discuss the aim of COP, what its all about, New Zealand's stance, and the role the IPCC report played in the conference. Mitchell begins asking Sedef a bit about how she ended up at COP and the nuts and bolts of it all.