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Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: November 29, 2022

Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: November 29, 2022 Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: November 29, 2022, 25.21 MB
Tue 29 Nov 2022

Today on Dear Science Milly spoke to Joel regarding strategy board game fun with AI, Homo Erectus cooking fish earlier than thought and all things floating feces.
 

OCR Rate Hike w/ Robert MacCulloch: November 29, 2022

OCR Rate Hike w/ Robert MacCulloch: November 29, 2022 OCR Rate Hike w/ Robert MacCulloch: November 29, 2022, 21.13 MB
Tue 29 Nov 2022

Last week the Reserve Bank of New Zealand announced a hike to the Official Cash Rate of 75 basis point, which was quite a shock and has been reported on extensively as it’s not usually changed this quickly.

Casper had a chat to Robert MacCoulloch from the University of Auckland about what the OCR is, why the Reserve Bank raised it, and what this might mean for New Zealanders.

Retail Crime w/ Greg Harford: November 29, 2022

Retail Crime w/ Greg Harford: November 29, 2022 Retail Crime w/ Greg Harford: November 29, 2022, 14.65 MB
Tue 29 Nov 2022

Yesterday, there was a big protest organised by the dairy owners association regarding the scale of and response to retail crime in the country.

With so many New Zealanders concerned about retail crime, which is quickly becoming a flashpoint political issue, Casper spoke to Greg Harford from Retail NZ - discussing the government’s response, the issue of retail workers feeling unsafe, and what different causes might be at play.

 

The Wire w/ Casper: November 29, 2022

The Wire w/ Casper: November 29, 2022 The Wire w/ Casper: November 29, 2022, 101.71 MB
Tue 29 Nov 2022

This week on the Tuesday Wire,  Milly spoke to Joel Rindelaub over the phone for Dear Science.

Casper had a chat with Macroeconomist Robert MacCulloch from UoA about last week’s Official Cash Rate Hike.

Milly spoke to Bindi Norwell from procare about pay parity in the healthcare sector.

Casper spoke to Greg Harford about retail crime, how it’s being addressed and taking a critical look at its causes.

And Milly had a chat with Daniel Folton from Swimsafe about reducing rates of drowning and increasing safety in water.

Pay Parity in the Healthcare System w/ Bindi Norwell: November 29, 2022

Pay Parity in the Healthcare System w/ Bindi Norwell: November 29, 2022 Pay Parity in the Healthcare System w/ Bindi Norwell: November 29, 2022, 7.93 MB
Tue 29 Nov 2022

Milly spoke to Bindi Norwell from Procare regarding the recent goverment announcement which gives a pay increase to some healthcare workers but not general practisioners or nurses, who have requested the change. 

The Wire w/ Spike: November 28, 2022

The Wire w/ Spike: November 28, 2022 The Wire w/ Spike: November 28, 2022, 120.1 MB
Mon 28 Nov 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāhina Monday:

Spike speaks to Auckland Central MP Chloe Swarbrick about the St. James Theatre and the campaign for its restoration.

Arno speaks to Haden McRobbie from Te Whatu Ora about New Zealand's smoking rates and nicotine consumption trends, and criminologist Dr Ronald Kramer about National's bootcamp plan for youth offenders.

St James Theatre w/ Chloe Swarbrick: November 28, 2022

St James Theatre w/ Chloe Swarbrick: November 28, 2022 St James Theatre w/ Chloe Swarbrick: November 28, 2022, 13.23 MB
Mon 28 Nov 2022

Spike speaks to Green MP Chloe Swarbrick about the St. James Theatre, and the push to see it restored to its former glory. 

Serious Youth Offenders w/ Dr Ronald Kramer: November 28, 2022

Serious Youth Offenders w/ Dr Ronald Kramer: November 28, 2022 Serious Youth Offenders w/ Dr Ronald Kramer: November 28, 2022, 16.22 MB
Mon 28 Nov 2022

National party has proposed to send teen offenders to military-style boot camps. Ten to seventeen year olds are considered being put in a new “serious young offender” category. National's leader Christopher Luxon said the policy was about reforming young offenders and he was confident it would work. Amnesty International and others have said it’s a bad idea. Arno spoke to University of Auckland criminologist Dr Ronald Kramer to find out more. 

Smokefree NZ by 2025 w/ Haden McRobbie: November 28, 2022

Smokefree NZ by 2025 w/ Haden McRobbie: November 28, 2022 Smokefree NZ by 2025 w/ Haden McRobbie: November 28, 2022, 8.55 MB
Mon 28 Nov 2022

Recent statistics for the 2021 and 2022 period shows smoking rates are at an all-time low in New Zealand. Arno spoke to Haden McRobbie, regional director for the national public health service Te Whatu Ora, to find out more about New Zealand’s nicotine-consuming population, and to find out how the organisation is progressing on its goals toward a smoke-free New Zealand.

Continuous Glucose Monitor w/ Ben Wheeler: November 25, 2022

Continuous Glucose Monitor w/ Ben Wheeler: November 25, 2022 Continuous Glucose Monitor w/ Ben Wheeler: November 25, 2022, 20.16 MB
Fri 25 Nov 2022

Blood glucose levels are traditionally measured by the finger prick method.

A device will take a drop of blood from your finger between six to ten times a day and will measure the glucose level in the blood.

However, a new technology called a continuous glucose monitor will allow people with diabetes to go about their lives without having to stop multiple times a day to test their glucose levels.

David spoke to Otago University Professor Ben Wheeler about the technology.