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The Wire with Jemima: December 07, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: December 07, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: December 07, 2021, 95.04 MB
Tue 7 Dec 2021

Today on the Tuesday Wire, Emily Bell interviews New Zealand Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Twyford about the government's commitment to an international ban of killer robots in war. 

Jemima Huston speaks to Anna Madarasz-Smith from LAWA about an online tool called Can I Swim Here? that can help you decide where to swim safely this summer. 

Emily talks to campaign organiser Tessa Guest about the Free Fares initiative, which is calling for all students and people under twenty-five to have zero transport fares in New Zealand.

Jemima speaks to Stacey van der Putten from Auckland Transport about how lockdown has impacted public transport and how AT is working to keep people safe under the red setting 

The Wire with Louis: Dec 06, 2021.

The Wire with Louis: Dec 06, 2021 The Wire with Louis: Dec 06, 2021, 118.54 MB
Mon 6 Dec 2021

On the Monday wire this week...

Louis spoke to the Maori Children's Commissioner Glenda Philip Barbara and NZEI's Liam Alexander about child poverty in New Zealand. He also talked to the University of Auckland's Linda Tyler about the legacy and passing of artist Robert Ellis. 

Charlie was joined by ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa member Ella Sheperd to discuss Christopher Luxon’s pro-life stance. She also chatted with SPCA scientific officer Dr Alison Vaughan about responsible pet adoption.

Enjoy.

Child Poverty and Education w/ Glenda Philip-Barbara and Liam Rutherford: Dec 06, 2021.

Child Poverty and Education w/ Glenda Philip-Barbara and Liam Rutherford: Dec 06, 2021 Child Poverty and Education w/ Glenda Philip-Barbara and Liam Rutherford: Dec 06, 2021, 30.45 MB
Mon 6 Dec 2021

Released today, the Child Poverty Monitor has found that poverty targets for Maori, Pasifika, and disabled children are not going to be met. It claims that there are still major structural barriers, such as racism and ableism, that have led to differentiated results of poverty alleviation schemes.

Louis spoke to the Maori Children's Commissioner Glenda Philip Barbara and NZEI's Liam Rutherford about the monitor, the challenges that child poverty pose, and what changes need to be made. 

Robert Ellis' Passing w/ Linda Tyler: Dec 06, 2021

Robert Ellis' Passing w/ Linda Tyler: Dec 06, 2021 Robert Ellis' Passing w/ Linda Tyler: Dec 06, 2021, 21.44 MB
Mon 6 Dec 2021

One of New Zealand’s most famous and most significant artists, Robert Ellis, passed away last week. Ellis contributed a prominent body of art, and was crucial in promoting Maori artforms and bringing pop art to the fore of New Zealand’s creative scene.

Louis spoke to the University of Auckland’s Linda Tyler about Robert Ellis, his legacy, and the impacts his work has had on New Zealand culture. 
 

Christopher Luxon's pro-life stance w/ Emma Shepherd: December 06, 2021

Christopher Luxon's pro-life stance w/ Emma Shepherd: December 06, 2021 Christopher Luxon's pro-life stance w/ Emma Shepherd: December 06, 2021, 8.44 MB
Mon 6 Dec 2021

National's newly elected leader Christopher Luxon has publicly stated that he has a pro-life stance when it comes to abortion. ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa's Emma Shepherd responded to Luxon's opinion and discussed with Charlie why this stance still comes as a concern despite abortion being decriminalised in New Zealand in 202.

Responsible Animal Adoption w/ Dr Alison Vaughan: December 06, 2021

Responsible Animal Adoption w/ Dr Alison Vaughan: December 06, 2021 Responsible Animal Adoption w/ Dr Alison Vaughan: December 06, 2021, 9.12 MB
Mon 6 Dec 2021

With the upcoming Christmas season approaching rapidly, demand for new pets and 'present-pets' increases. SPCA's scientific officer, Dr Alison Vaughan, discussed with Charlie what is necessary to achieve a successful adoption. Dr Vaughan further talked about foster animals, and whether adopting or fostering is the right choice for you.

The Wire With Jessica: December 3, 2021

The Wire With Jessica: December 3, 2021 The Wire With Jessica: December 3, 2021, 105.23 MB
Fri 3 Dec 2021

This week on the show.

Host Jessica Hopkins speaks to registered Clinical Psychologist and Chief Executive at Umbrella Wellbeing Gaynor Parkin about navigating the our traffic light system. 

The Auckland Council's Shane Henderson joins us to discuss the proposed Climate Action Targeted Rate and how Auckland Council facilities will operate under the traffic light system.

Tara Singh from UN Women President speaks to Jessica about their ​​16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.

And Jemima Huston intevriews the National Party’s Maureen Pugh on the Government’s proposed freedom camping legislation.

Navigating Socialising During COVID-19 w/ Registered Clinical Psychologist Gaynor Parkin: December 3, 2021

Navigating Socialising During COVID-19 w/ Registered Clinical Psychologist Gaynor Parkin: December 3, 2021 Navigating Socialising During COVID-19 w/ Registered Clinical Psychologist Gaynor Parkin: December 3, 2021, 11.88 MB
Fri 3 Dec 2021

Psychologists have suggested that entering the new traffic light system may cause some uncertainty for people around Aotearoa as we determine our own comfort levels with mingling with others, travelling and using public spaces

Jessica Hopkins spoke to Gaynor Parkin, Registered Clinical Psychologist and CE at Umbrella Wellbeing about navigating the new normal. 

Parkin encourages people to set their own boundaries for social interactions and to have conversations with whanau about what they are comfortable with. 

Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now w/ UN Women NZ President Tara Singh

Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now w/ UN Women NZ President Tara Singh Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now w/ UN Women NZ President Tara Singh, 11.17 MB
Fri 3 Dec 2021

Womens organsations worldwide have reported that domestic violence against women has intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

UN Women has launched their 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. This year, the theme is Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now.

The global campaign began on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until December 10, Human Rights Day.

Jessica Hopkins spoke to UN Women Aotearoa NZ President Tara Singh about ending domestic violence here in Aotearoa. 

You can find out more about hosting your own Orange Breakfast or Morning Tea on their website. 

Pediatric vaccine: December 2, 2021

Pediatric vaccine: December 2, 2021 Pediatric vaccine: December 2, 2021, 11.06 MB
Thu 2 Dec 2021

The government said children aged five to eleven could soon be eligible for a pediatric version of the Pfizer vaccine before the end of next month, pending Medsafe approval.

Professor Graham Le Gros is an immunologist and the Programme Director of Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand and he told Justin it is important for vulnerable young children to get the jab.