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OurActionStation: Alcohol Minimisation Bill w/ Dr Nicki Jackson

OurActionStation: Alcohol Minimisation Bill w/ Dr Nicki Jackson OurActionStation: Alcohol Minimisation Bill w/ Dr Nicki Jackson, 20.41 MB
Mon 29 Aug 2022

Trishil speaks to Dr Nicki Jackson from Alcohol Health Watch about the Minimisation Bill. 

 

Dementia Researchers seeking Māori participants w/ Dr Makarena Dudley: August 29, 2022

Dementia Researchers seeking Māori participants w/ Dr Makarena Dudley: August 29, 2022 Dementia Researchers seeking Māori participants w/ Dr Makarena Dudley: August 29, 2022, 30.79 MB
Mon 29 Aug 2022

The Dementia Prevention Research Clinic (DPRC) study is a national, multi-disciplinary, longitudinal research study that aims to improve understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, in order to develop interventions that delay or prevent progression to dementia.  This national cohort (266 participants enrolled to date) provides an opportunity to explore potential risk or protective factors within the ethnic diversity of the Aotearoa, New Zealand population. The numbers affected by dementia in Māori are not yet known, but the number of kaumātua 65 years or older increased by 41% between 2013 and 2018 suggesting a disproportionate increase in the prevalence of dementia for Māori is expected. Ensuring inclusion of Māori is therefore critical, not only to understand their specific risk for already identified modifiable risk factors for dementia, but also because we may identify novel risk factors, and unique protective factors that can be used to promote longer healthy lives.

Joe spoke to Dr Makarena Dudley, one of the co-authors of the study, on the matter.

UN's Ocean Treaty agreement failure w/ Ellie Hooper: August 29, 2022

UN's Ocean Treaty agreement failure w/ Ellie Hooper: August 29, 2022 UN's Ocean Treaty agreement failure w/ Ellie Hooper: August 29, 2022, 20.01 MB
Mon 29 Aug 2022

Greenpeace is calling on the New Zealand government to keep pushing for a Global Ocean Treaty as international negotiations falter at the last minute. Despite making good headway, United Nations member states failed to come to a consensus late last week as the fifth, and latest round of negotiations for a global treaty to govern the high seas wrapped in New York.
With the talks suspended, world leaders will need to call an emergency meeting to reconvene and finalise a Treaty, which if done right would deliver ocean sanctuaries that can protect 30% of the world's oceans by 2030.

Joe spoke to Ellie Hooper, the Oceans Campaigner at Greenpeace Aotearoa, on the matter.

Systemic Issues within Prisons w/ Lisa Woods: August 29, 2022

Systemic Issues within Prisons w/ Lisa Woods: August 29, 2022 Systemic Issues within Prisons w/ Lisa Woods: August 29, 2022, 17.78 MB
Mon 29 Aug 2022

The Office of the Ombudsman has last week released its report on an unannounced inspection of Otago Corrections Facility from October 2020. Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand has highlighted serious concerns about ongoing human rights issues shown in this report.

Joe spoke to Lisa Woods, the Campaign Director at Amnesty International on the matter.

The Wire w/ Liam: August 26, 2022

The Wire w/ Liam: August 26, 2022 The Wire w/ Liam: August 26, 2022, 102.02 MB
Fri 26 Aug 2022

Liam and David are in the studio together at last on The Friday Wire! Today on the show:

Liam had a chat with city Councillor Pippa Coom about the mayoral election and the transport emissions reduction plan on City Counselling.

They also spoke with Auckland Action Poverty Groups’ Brooke Stanley Pao about sanctions placed on those receiving welfare help.

And finally they had a chat to Michele Lloyd from Stats NZ about heightened rates of acidity in New Zealand's water. 

David spoke to Anna de Roo from animal charity SAFE regarding the proposal to redevelop the Manukau greyhound racing track.

He also talked to University of Auckland Lecturer Timothy Welch about the environmental impact of cruise ships.

 

Greyhound Track Proposal w/ Anna de Roo

Greyhound Track Proposal w/ Anna de Roo Greyhound Track Proposal w/ Anna de Roo, 8.59 MB
Fri 26 Aug 2022

The lease for Manukau Greyhound Racing Track expires at the end of this year.

Auckland Council is currently taking submissions regarding a proposal of turning it into an athletics and track and field facility.

Animal charity SAFE says it supports the once in a lifetime opportunity to turn the facility into something every Aucklander can enjoy.

David spoke to Campaign Manager Anna de Roo regarding SAFE’s position on the proposal.

The Environmental Impact of Cruise Ships w/ Timothy Welch

The Environmental Impact of Cruise Ships w/ Timothy Welch The Environmental Impact of Cruise Ships w/ Timothy Welch , 12.5 MB
Fri 26 Aug 2022

NZ has seen a return of cruise ships for the first time in two years.

The tourism industry is happy to see the return, however, these vessels have a terrible impact on surrounding environments.

David spoke to University of Auckland lecturer Timothy Welch about the kinds of impacts cruise ships are having on surrounding environments

Welfare Cuts w/ Brooke Stanley Pao of AAAP: August 26th, 2022

Welfare Cuts w/ Brooke Stanley Pao of AAAP: August 26th, 2022 Welfare Cuts w/ Brooke Stanley Pao of AAAP: August 26th, 2022, 19.55 MB
Fri 26 Aug 2022

The Labour Party was one of many to criticise the National Parties policy announcements of minimising welfare for youth and focusing on pushing them into work. 

However, the Auckland Action Against Poverty group has called out the government for their own actions of sanctioning those on the benefit.

They claim Labour has cut benefits of around 4000 people who aren't well, are injured or living with a disability in the last 5 years.

To learn more, Liam spoke to Brooke Stanley Pao from the organisation about their frustrations.

 

The Wire w/ Stella: 25 August

The Wire w/ Stella: 25 August The Wire w/ Stella: 25 August, 122.1 MB
Thu 25 Aug 2022

Kia ora, and welcome to the Thursday Wire! This week, Stella speaks to Andy Robinson from World Vision about the education and mental health of Ukrainian children. She also speaks to conservation scientist Professor James Russell from the University of Auckland about his recent work, that shows Aotearoa is one of the highest contributors to pest eradication worldwide!

Green Desk is back as always, Frances updates us on the week’s environmental news, this week speaking to Watercare about one of their largest projects. Finally, Tuva’a has his regular catch-up with Labour’s Andrew Little, who responds to comments made by Brooke Van Velden, from the ACT party, about funding usage for ICU beds.

 

Education and Well-being of Ukrainian Children w/ Andy Robinson

Education and Well-being of Ukrainian Children w/ Andy Robinson Education and Well-being of Ukrainian Children w/ Andy Robinson, 17.54 MB
Thu 25 Aug 2022

Today is national independence day for Ukraine, celebrating their separation from the Soviet Union- it’s also the 6 month mark for the ongoing conflict with Russia. Stella spoke with Andy Robinson from World Vision about the ramifications of the conflict for the innocent children caught in the crossfire. World Vision is working on multiple aspects of child wellbeing, and today Stella and Andy focused on education and mental health.