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Stranger Than Fact w/ Felix: Are Giants Real?

Stranger Than Fact w/ Felix: Are Giants Real? Stranger Than Fact w/ Felix: Are Giants Real?, 20.83 MB
Mon 31 May 2021

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.

The Wire with Felix: May 31, 2021

The Wire with Felix: May 31, 2021 The Wire with Felix: May 31, 2021, 103.02 MB
Mon 31 May 2021

On today's Wire:

Felix speaks to Green co-leader James Shaw.

Jess Hopkins interviews Max Tweedie about calls for a Rainbow Ministry

On Stranger Than Fact: Felix asks the question "are Giants real?"

Jess also talks to activist Mike king about changing our approach to mental health in Aotearoa.

Lastly, she talks to Emeritus Professor Manying Ip about the importance of including Chinese New Zealanders within the new history curriculum.

 

Establishing a Rainbow Ministry in Aotearoa w/ Max Tweedie: May 31, 2021.

Establishing a Rainbow Ministry in Aotearoa w/ Max Tweedie: May 31, 2021. , 15.29 MB
Mon 31 May 2021

Rainbow activists are calling for a Rainbow Ministry, to help address the disparities our LGBTQITakatāpui+ communities face here in Aotearoa. 

Max Tweedie, Director of Pride says change is happening, but that a dedicated Government agency would ensure further progress is made. 

"The government has an opportunity to use its majority to establish a Rainbow Ministry and secure resourcing for our communities for years to come."

We started the interview discussing the 2021 Budget, which Tweedie says was underwhelming.

Changing our Approach to Mental Health in Aotearoa w/ Mike King: May 31, 2021.

Changing our Approach to Mental Health in Aotearoa w/ Mike King: May 31, 2021. , 13.02 MB
Mon 31 May 2021

Warning: this piece mentions youth suicide.

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.

Including Chinese New Zealanders in the Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories Curriculum w/ Emeritus Professor of Asian Studies Manying Ip: May 31, 2021

Including Chinese New Zealanders in the Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories Curriculum w/ Emeritus Professor of Asian Studies Manying Ip: May 31, 2021 Including Chinese New Zealanders in the Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories Curriculum w/ Emeritus Professor of Asian Studies Manying Ip: May 31, 2021, 11.47 MB
Mon 31 May 2021

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.”

Electronic Shark Deterrents w/ Ocean Guardian's Lindsay Lyon: May 28, 2021

Electronic Shark Deterrents w/ Ocean Guardian's Lindsay Lyon: May 28, 2021 Electronic Shark Deterrents w/ Ocean Guardian's Lindsay Lyon: May 28, 2021, 30.21 MB
Fri 28 May 2021

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. 

Auckland Council's Long Term Plan w/ Pippa Coom: May, 28 2021

Auckland Council's Long Term Plan w/ Pippa Coom: May, 28 2021 Auckland Council's Long Term Plan w/ Pippa Coom: May, 28 2021, 22.57 MB
Fri 28 May 2021

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. 

The Wire with Ayana: May 28, 2021

The Wire with Ayana: May 28, 2021 The Wire with Ayana: May 28, 2021, 103.5 MB
Fri 28 May 2021

Get down with the Friday Wire this week! 

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. 

Whakarongo mai! 

The Budget's Impact on Education w/ NZEI; May 28, 2021.

The Budget's Impact on Education w/ NZEI; May 28, 2021. , 26 MB
Fri 28 May 2021

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.

Neighbourhood Watch: May 27, 2021

Neighbourhood Watch: May 27, 2021 Neighbourhood Watch: May 27, 2021, 17.15 MB
Thu 27 May 2021

Neighbourhood Watch reports on another Melbourne lockdown after community COVID-19 transmission.