Felix turns a journalistic eye to the world's most mysterious stories. This week, he investigates claims of the existence of Giants, and tries to understand the people who have dedicated themselves to proving it.
New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Last year in New Zealand 175 young people died by suicide and an estimated 3500 attempted to take their own lives.
Mental health activist, Mike King says the biggest problem with our mental health system is that young people don’t realise how normal their problems are.
I started off our interview by asking King how he thinks we got to the current state we are in.
The Ministry of Education recently shared its consultation document for their new Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories curriculum. The curriculum has the objective of telling a broad story of New Zealand's history.
Manying Ip, an Emeritus Professor of Asian Studies says the exclusion of diverse groups living in New Zealand from the document is a major oversight.
The Ministry says the document was meant to be a framework for setting the direction of the curriculum, but the Professor argues it is essential for the curriculum to reflect the diversity of all people living in Aotearoa.
“This is an issue too big to be ignored, or left to chance.”
New research backing the effectiveness of electronic shark deterrents has been published in the Royal Society of Open Science Journal. Ayana spoke to CEO of Ocean Guardian Lindsay Lyon about this technology they produce, what it is and how it works.
Ayana spoke to Cr Pippa Coom on our regular segment with the Auckland Council about the 32 billion recovery budget that was announced this week. They put this into context and talked about significant things this large budget covers, and if people are even engaged with it.
Noah asks the tricky questions of National MP Christopher Luxon in our regular segment. They discuss the NZ/Victoria travel bubble, the vaccine roll out, and the trade war between Australia and New Zealand.
Ayana speaks to the CEO of Ocean Guardian Lindsay Lyon about their electronic shark deterrants as new research has come out supporting the effectiveness. We find out what they are, how they're utilised and how science communication is essention in shark conservation.
Noah the speaks to Paul Goulter, National Secretary for New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa about a surprise in the budget toward settling underpayments to teachers caused by issues with the Holiday Act.
Finally on our regular segment with Auckland Council, Ayana speaks to Cr Pippa Coom about the release of the $32 billion recovery budget and what the reaction has been and what the long term plan covers.
A number of education unions have complained about the government's lack of consultation around the new budget. Noah Ferguson-Dudding spoke to Paul Goulter, National Secretary of NZEI Te Riu Roa, about the government's new budget. In particular, they discussed the government's funding towards a settlement for unpaid teachers, which was not discussed with unions in advance.