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The damage and silt buildup wrought by flooding across the country poses a unique danger to all types of animals.
Arno spoke to New Zealand Veterinary Association Head of Veterinary Services Sally Cory about the unique dangers for animals that have been playing outside and animals that have been relocated, and how to spot the signs of a sick pet.
He started off by asking which pets could be affected by flood damage.
Vaping is currently the subject of a debate with certain clinicians suggesting vape sales should use a prescription-only model. Arno spoke to Associate Professor Kelly Burrowes from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute about the ongoing debate on whether or not vaping should be made prescription-only in Aotearoa.
This is a change that some countries, including Australia, have already made.
Arno started off by asking if the government was already planning to make vaping prescription-only.
For their weekly interview, News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to ACT’s Karen Chhour about the Health NZ chair being sacked, the government's tourism workforce plans, and School Strike 4 Climate.
Drag Queens Erika and CoCo Flash from Rainbow Storytime NZ discuss the importance of drag storytime events in Aotearoa.
For Action Station, Producer Daniel Teunissen speaks to the Area Manager of the Citizens Advice Bureau Auckland City, Kate Anderson, about Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown’s proposal to cut its funding for the service.
Our Europe correspondent Cameron Adams reported on the 'Art is a Weapon' festival in Berlin.
And Daniel interviewed Paul Callister, from the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, about why restoring long-distance passenger rail should be a part of Aotearoa's strategy to lower its climate emissions.
The NZ Drug foundation will be on the University of Auckland campus tomorrow between 3pm-7pm, offering their free and confidential drug checking service.
Drug checking can help reduce risk by providing people with information about what they’re really taking so they can make more informed, and often safer, decisions about their drug use.
95bFM News Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Harm Reduction Manager, Phil Glaser, who will be running the clinic about the importance of their service, and some concerns they have after their recent clinics during O-Week.
Jess interviews NZ Drug Foundation Harm Reduction Manager, Phil Glaser, about their free, confidential drug checking clinic happening near the University of Auckland campus tomorrow. Jess also talks to the COO of pet insurance specialist PD Insurance, Michelle Le Long about their Lead the Way initiative with the Department of Conservation to help dog owners become more aware of Aotearoa’s sensitive coastlines.
Joe Wickins speaks to Assistant Professor of History at Texas Tech University, Daniella McCahey, about Sir Edmund Hillary’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition and how it may have set us apart from the rest of the Commonwealth.
Arno speaks to Associate Professor Kelly Burrowes of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute on a potential prescription restriction for vaping in New Zealand. He also chats to University of Otago professor and Fukushima Daiichi disaster expert Karly Burch on Japan’s dumping of toxic wastewater into the Pacific, and Professor Janet Stephenson, Director of the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Auckland, on the struggles Maori face when it comes to managed retreat and planned relocation. Finally, Arno interviews Sally Cory, head of Veterinary Service for the NZVA, on protecting pets post-flooding.
This week on the Tuesday wire, Beth talked to vaccinologist Proffessor Helen Petousis-Harris regarding a new omicron specific vaccine that will be made available for all over 30's from the first of April. It includes the original variant known as the ancestral strain as well as a newer variant pertaining to the Omicron family.
This week on the Tuesday Wire, Beth speaks to Dr Dawnelle Cylne regarding the Census that took place the same day the Tuesday Wire aired. Beth explores with Dawnelle why the Census is important and why we have a Census in New Zealand.
This week on the Tuesday Wire in our weekly catch-up with Dr Shane Reti, Milly explores the recently announced FamilyBoost policy, aimed at helping low to middle income families to provide early childhood care for thier children.
For this week's City Counselling segment Simon spoke with Waitakare Councillor Shane Henderson. Shane has been out in the community discussing the budget and getting feedback on the proposed cuts from residents in Waitakere. Simon started by asking Shane how the feeling is in the Waitakere community towards the budget.
In this week’s chat with the co-leader of the Green Party, Emilia spoke with James Shaw about this week’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shows we only have a small window remaining to avoid the planet warming 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, and how his party thinks our progress on emissions reductions has gone.
This week on Dear Science Joel brings the listeners a fungi special, making a better name for fungi than the hit TV series The Last of Us has. From being forest farmers, food sources and carbon soakers, to in our everyday medicines keeping us alive, Joel delves in to the special world of fungi and all they have to offer!
In their first weekly interview of this year, Emilia Sullivan chats with Green Party co-leader James Shaw about Chris Hipkins’ so-called policy bonfire, the debate around mitigation and adaptation policies, and the importance of amplifying the youth voice in politics.
This week on Dear Science, Beth and Milly talk to Allan Blackman about all things cutting-edge. New research reveals that too much of a good thing can be bad, with scientists proving that oxygen in high amounts can cause cell damage. A new discovery in the world of insulin has shown that the medicine used to treat type one diabetes could be made even more effective, and finally, scientists edge closer to a new room temperature superconductor - however not without some doubts.
This week on the Thursday Wire's weekly catch-up with Labour's Andrew Little, Spike asks about the Defence Force's ongoing support for regions affected by Cyclone Gabrielle, and public servants' political neutrality code of conduct.
This week on Dear Science Milly and Beth are joined by Joel Rindelaub the day after his birthday to talk all things science! Sleep masks are proven to work in a study exploring human sensitivity to light, then it's out to space where the James Webb telescope has made some more puzzling discoveries: this time it's galaxies that are far bigger than we thought they would be, and finally finishing off with the fact than anyone can be good at maths, we just need good teachers + tutors + working hard.
This week for Dear Science, Milly and Beth are joined by Allan Blackman in the studio to talk about the controversial Theraputic Products Bill, which passed in a landslide vote in parliment however, has been met with thousands of submissions against. Allan also shares some fantastic news about a 19-month-old whose life has been saved by a revolutionary genetic intervention, as well as an exciting prospect of medicines being able to counteract poisoning by smoke inhalation.
When you think of the word 'slash', the guitarist of Guns and Roses may come to mind. Today we are talking about a different type of slash. However, coincidently Slash did release a song last year titled 'The River Is Rising', which is what our slash has to do with. Slash is the name of the forest waste and excess timbre left from harvests.
Isla and Stella chatted with environmental scientist Elliot Stevens about the future direction of slash and catchment management following the events of cyclone Gabrielle which saw slash washed up in flood waters.