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Student-led petition in support of Tertiary Education Union strike action w/ Izzy Renton and Maria Kopilevich: December 7, 2022

Student-led petition in support of Tertiary Education Union strike action w/ Izzy Renton and Maria Kopilevich: December 7, 2022 Student-led petition in support of Tertiary Education Union strike action w/ Izzy Renton and Maria Kopilevich: December 7, 2022, 10.44 MB
Wed 7 Dec 2022

A group of students at the University of Auckland have launched a student-led petition in support of Tertiary Education Union strike action.

This comes as University of Auckland staff who are members of the union have extended a ban on entering or releasing student grades until Thursday. 

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to two University of Auckland Masters students behind the petition, Izzy Renton and Maria Kopilevich, who are encouraging people to sign their petition before they send it to the University tomorrow. 

The Wire with Jessica: December 7, 2022

The Wire with Jessica: December 7, 2022 The Wire with Jessica: December 7, 2022, 20.45 MB
Wed 7 Dec 2022

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins takes you through the Wednesday Wire. 

For our regular catch up with ACT’s Brooke Van Velden, Jessica asks Brooke about her thoughts on the Government's multi million dollar package to tackle retail crime and reoffending after concerns about a lack of protection for retail workers. 

She also speaks to University of Auckland Masters students Izzy Renton and Maria Kopilevich, who have lauched a student-led petition in support of the Tertiary Education Union's strike action. 

She also talks to Kaiārahi at Talent Rise New Zealand, Jessica Te Moananui about their report that suggests for young people in Aotearoa, job search confidence is low and fear of the future relating to gaining employment is high.

And The Green Desk is back, hosted by producer Troy Matich. She talks to University of Auckland PhD Candidate Sam Ladewig about a recent study on  the effects of microplastics in the Waitemata Harbor. 

Public Media Merger w/ Shane Reti: December 6, 2022

Public Media Merger w/ Shane Reti: December 6, 2022 Public Media Merger w/ Shane Reti: December 6, 2022, 18.31 MB
Tue 6 Dec 2022

Many have brought up concerns around the government’s implementation of the merger of TVNZ and RNZ into a single entity, the details of which are still unclear.

For Casper's regular chat with National party MP Dr Shane Reti, they discussed the merger, what concerns National has about it and what else could be done to bolster New Zealand journalism.

COVID-19 Royal Commission w/ Alexander Gillespie: December 6, 2022

COVID-19 Royal Commission w/ Alexander Gillespie: December 6, 2022 COVID-19 Royal Commission w/ Alexander Gillespie: December 6, 2022, 11.45 MB
Tue 6 Dec 2022

Milly spoke with Alexander Gillespie from the faculty of law at the University of Waikato regarding a Royal Commission inquiry that has begun investigating the decisions made during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Pasifika Smoking Rates w/ Sir Collin Tukuitonga: December 6, 2022

Pasifika Smoking Rates w/ Sir Collin Tukuitonga: December 6, 2022 Pasifika Smoking Rates w/ Sir Collin Tukuitonga: December 6, 2022, 11.41 MB
Tue 6 Dec 2022

Sir Collin Tukuitonga speaks to Milly regarding the daily smoking rate in Pasifika students being at an all time low at less than two percent according to the most recent Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) survey. 

The Wire w/ Casper: December 6, 2022

The Wire w/ Casper: December 6, 2022 The Wire w/ Casper: December 6, 2022, 104.64 MB
Tue 6 Dec 2022

This week on the Tuesday Wire, Allan Blackman joined Casper and Milly in the studiofor Dear Science.

Casper spoke to Naitonal’s Dr Shane Reti about the proposed public media merger.

Milly spoke to Alexander Gillespie from the University of Waikato on the Royal Commission Enquiry into New Zealand’s Covid-19 response 

As well as Sir Collin Tukuitonga regarding record lows of Pacifica students smoking.

Cystic Fibrosis Funding w/ Lisa Burns: December 5, 2022

Cystic Fibrosis Funding w/ Lisa Burns: December 5, 2022 Cystic Fibrosis Funding w/ Lisa Burns: December 5, 2022, 6.94 MB
Mon 5 Dec 2022

Spike speaks to Lisa Burns from Cystic Fibrosis NZ about Pharmac's decision to fund Trikafta, a "life saving" drug for people living with cystic fibrosis. 

Three Waters Reform Entrenchment w/ Eugenie Sage of Green Party: December 5, 2022

Three Waters Reform Entrenchment w/ Eugenie Sage of Green Party: December 5, 2022 Three Waters Reform Entrenchment w/ Eugenie Sage of Green Party: December 5, 2022, 12.62 MB
Mon 5 Dec 2022

The Three Waters reform aims to provide safe, reliable drinking water, better environmental performance of wastewater and stormwater services, efficient, sustainable, resilient and accountable multi-regional water sewage services, and making it affordable for future generations. Taumata Arowai has already been established as the new water regulator and aims to strengthen regulation around the three waters - drinking water, wastewater and stormwater.

 

Arno spoke with Green Party spokesperson Eugnie Sage to get an overview of the issue and what might happen going forward.

Transport Choices Funding Package w/ Jodi Johnston: December 5, 2022

Transport Choices Funding Package w/ Jodi Johnston: December 5, 2022 Transport Choices Funding Package w/ Jodi Johnston: December 5, 2022, 8.46 MB
Mon 5 Dec 2022

Spike speaks to Jodi Johnston from Campaign for Better Transport about the government's new $350m transport funding package.

The Wire w/ Spike: December 5, 2022

The Wire w/ Spike: December 5, 2022 The Wire w/ Spike: December 5, 2022, 96.47 MB
Mon 5 Dec 2022

Today on The Wire for Rāhina Monday:

Spike speaks to Lisa Burns from Cystic Fibrosis NZ about Pharmac's decision to fund Trikafta, a "life saving" drug for people living with cystic fibrosis, and Jodi Johnston from Campaign for Better Transport about the government's new $350m transport funding package.

Arno speaks to Eugenie Sage about the Three Waters Reform and Labour's decision to remove the anti-privatisation clause from the legislation, and Professor James Hollings about the announcement of a "fair pay" law between news aggregators like Google and local news organisations here.