The Green Party has launched a petition calling on the Government to remove legislative barriers to to public ownership of our public transport depots, vehicles and services. Having privately run public transport services is proving to jeapordize the efficiency and ease of use of public transport for many Kiwis. Aneeka talks to Julie Anne Genter, the Green Party spokesperson for transport, about the petition and issues around privately run public transport in New Zealand.
A student’s research project at the Bio-Protection Research Centre has shown that an indigenous New Zealand fungus may help to control the growth of ecologically damaging Wilding pines.
News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston spoke to student Genevieve Early about her research into the indigenous fungus Armillaria novae-zelandiae and its impact on Wilding pines. They discuss the importance of restoring ecosystems, including iwi in the ongoing research and the novelty of using a native solution to an invasive species.
Over the weekend Canterbury saw a massive flooding event that experts have described as a one in 100 year event.
News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston talks to University of Otago Acting Director for the Centre for Sustainability Caroline Orchiston about the resilience of the Canterbury community throughout the rainfall event. Jemima also speaks to Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington’s Climate Change Research Institute Dr Judy Lawrence about the growing relevance of climate warming in extreme weather events.
To celebrate this year's Samoan Language Week/Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa Lyric speaks to Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio about this year's theme - "Poupou le lotoifale. Ola manuia le anofale" - and how language can affirm our identity.
Today on the Wire, Lyric Waiwiri-Smith speaks to Minister Aupito William Sio about the importance of Samoan Language Week this week.
In response to the massive flooding event in Canterbury, Jemima Huston talks to Caroline Orchiston from the University of Otago about community resilience to natural disasters and to Dr Judy Lawrence from the Victoria University of Wellington about how climate change has impacted weather events across the country.
This week on What’s the Buzz - our weekly catch up with the New Zealand Drug Foundation - Aneeka Moheed and Executive Director Sarah Helm discuss ritalin and how people use it in Aotearoa.
Finally, Jemima chats to Genevieve Early, who is a student at the Bio-Protection Research Centre, about her research into how an indigenous New Zealand fungus could be a natural solution to non-native, damaging Wilding Pine.