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Alpelisib as a Life-Extending Drug w/ Troy Merry: January 26, 2023

Alpelisib as a Life-Extending Drug w/ Troy Merry: January 26, 2023 Alpelisib as a Life-Extending Drug w/ Troy Merry: January 26, 2023, 9.56 MB
Thu 26 Jan 2023

Nutrition researchers from the University of Auckland have recently been testing a new drug that is speculated to have life extending properties.

Alpelisib is showing evidence of extending the lifespan of mice by ten percent, and showing signs of the process being healthier than usual. 

While they’re a long way off, the researchers have been speculating about their ability to bring the treatment to humans. 

We heard from Troy Merry from UoA about their studies.

Inflation Remaining Stagnant w/ Robert MacCulloch: January 26th, 2023

Inflation Remaining Stagnant w/ Robert MacCulloch: January 26th, 2023 Inflation Remaining Stagnant w/ Robert MacCulloch: January 26th, 2023, 14.86 MB
Thu 26 Jan 2023

New data from Stats NZ has recently shown the rate of annual inflation in Aotearoa has remained stagnant at 7.2 percent. 

Food, construction and airfare prices have gone up, however the dropping prices of fuel have led the mean to being balanced where it was.

The news came in conjunction with the swearing in of Chris Hipkins as the new prime minister, who has stated his biggest priority is the cost of living crisis for lower and middle income New Zealanders. 

To learn more about what the numbers mean, Liam spoke to UoA economist Robert MaCulloch.

 

Kekeno Sighting Project w/ Nicola Roos: January 26th, 2023

Kekeno Sighting Project w/ Nicola Roos: January 26th, 2023 Kekeno Sighting Project w/ Nicola Roos: January 26th, 2023, 5.71 MB
Thu 26 Jan 2023

A project aiming to track the lives and mortality rates of Kekeno AKA NZ fur seals has recently been approved for extension. 

The Department of Conservation project was originally slated to take place from June to November of last year, getting citizens to become involved by submitting photographic sightings of the seals in various places across Aotearoa. 

To learn more about their next steps and how the extension will benefit the research, Liam spoke to Nicola Roos, a student at Otago Uni who’s assisting with the research.

 

Why Banning Battery Cage Eggs is Important w/ SAFE For Animals Jess Chambers: January 25, 2023

Why Banning Battery Cage Eggs is Important w/ SAFE For Animals Jess Chambers: January 25, 2023 Why Banning Battery Cage Eggs is Important w/ SAFE For Animals Jess Chambers: January 25, 2023, 9.07 MB
Wed 25 Jan 2023

The phased out ban on battery caged eggs came to it's final stage as New Zealand entered 2023, meaning these cages are now one hundred percent illegal. 

Since the ban eggs have been in short supply around the country, and the few cartons available have risen in price by 16% since November 2022. 

Today Troy Matich spoke with Head of Campaigns for SAFE For Animals Jess Chambers about the realities of battery caged egg farming, the still legal colony cage farming, and why the egg industry is unethical. 

The Wire With Jessica: January 25, 2023

The Wire With Jessica: January 25, 2023 The Wire With Jessica: January 25, 2023, 51.66 MB
Wed 25 Jan 2023

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins, and producer Troy Matich, bring you The Wire for Rāapa Wednesday.

Jessica speaks to Associate Professor of Māori and Pacific Studies Jemaima Tiatia and the Associate Dean Pacific of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Sir Collin Tukuitonga, about Carmel Sepuloni becoming Aotearoa’s first Pasifika deputy prime minister. 

She talks to Tertiary Education Union Organiser Jill Jones about the union's legal action against redundancies at the Auckland University of Technology. 

She also asks Academic GP Nikki Turner about Jacinda Ardern’s legacy on child poverty. 

Troy interviews SAFE For Animals Head of Campaigns, Jess Chambers, about why battery-caged eggs were banned. 

Tertiary Education Union Takes Legal Action Against AUT redundancies w/ TEU Organiser Jill Jones: 25 January, 2023

Tertiary Education Union Takes Legal Action Against AUT redundancies w/ TEU Organiser Jill Jones: 25 January, 2023 Tertiary Education Union Takes Legal Action Against AUT redundancies w/ TEU Organiser Jill Jones: 25 January, 2023, 15.53 MB
Wed 25 Jan 2023

Late last year, AUT announced 230 redundancies among a number of other cost-cutting measures, despite making a $12 million surplus in 2020 and 2021.

The Employment Court has now ruled in favour of the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) in their legal action against AUT. 

AUT has been fined for breaching their collective agreement with staff, and will have to restart their redundancy process.

So what does this mean now for affected staff? News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to TEU Organiser Jill Jones.

Aotearoa’s first Pasifika deputy prime minister, Carmel Sepuloni, w/ Jemaima Tiatia and Sir Collin Tukuitonga: 25 January, 2023

Aotearoa’s first Pasifika deputy prime minister, Carmel Sepuloni, w/ Jemaima Tiatia and Sir Collin Tukuitonga: 25 January, 2023 Aotearoa’s first Pasifika deputy prime minister, Carmel Sepuloni, w/ Jemaima Tiatia and Sir Collin Tukuitonga: 25 January, 2023, 10.68 MB
Wed 25 Jan 2023

Carmel Sepuloni has just become Aotearoa’s first ever Pasifika deputy prime minister. 

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Associate Professor of Māori and Pacific Studies, Jemaima Tiatia about what this historic appointment means for our Pacific communities in Aotearoa and our country?

Then, she spoke to the Associate Dean Pacific of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Auckland, Sir Collin Tukuitonga about why this appointment is a positive sign for Pacific health. 

Kawakawa Research w/ Chris Pooks: 24 January, 2023

Kawakawa Research w/ Chris Pooks: 24 January, 2023 Kawakawa Research w/ Chris Pooks: 24 January, 2023, 17.36 MB
Tue 24 Jan 2023

Milly Spoke to Chris Pooks regarding some exciting research into the compounds found in the Kawakawa plant. Many of the compounds have huge medicinal benefits, and Chris talks about a project to create a functional drink from this miraculous plant. 

Political Polarisation w/ Shane Reti: January 24, 2023

Political Polarisation w/ Shane Reti: January 24, 2023 Political Polarisation w/ Shane Reti: January 24, 2023, 17.23 MB
Tue 24 Jan 2023

Following the resignation of Jacinda Ardern there’s been a great deal of discussion around the vitriol and personal attacks that targeted her online.

One study conducted by University of Auckland researchers found Ardern was the target of 93 percent of toxic posts against seven high profile politicians and officials.

For Casper's weekly chat with National’s Shane Reti, they discussed the level of polarisation and hateful messaging in New Zealand’s political climate.

 

New Ancient Gecko Species w/ Lachie Scarsbrook: January 24, 2023

New Ancient Gecko Species w/ Lachie Scarsbrook: January 24, 2023 New Ancient Gecko Species w/ Lachie Scarsbrook: January 24, 2023, 11.32 MB
Tue 24 Jan 2023

Lachie Scarsbrook talks to Milly on the Tuesday Wire about some exciting new research in the fossil field. Studies so far have revealed an ancient Gecko, being one of the largest in New Zealand. Working alongside Iwi and Hapu Maori, scientists are working thier way through the fossils of New Zealand, using unique DNA techniques.