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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.

News Aggregator Legislation w/ Professor James Hollings: December 5, 2022

News Aggregator Legislation w/ Professor James Hollings: December 5, 2022 News Aggregator Legislation w/ Professor James Hollings: December 5, 2022, 18.69 MB
Mon 5 Dec 2022

New Zealand media has recently come under the spotlight with staff strikes at media outlet Stuff, where journalists and workers demanded more pay. The office of the minister of broadcasting and media has recently announced that the government plans to introduce legislation that would make large news aggregator sites like Facebook and Google reach formal agreements with local news outlets before being able to re-post or link to their news. 

Arno spoke with Professor James Hollings of Massey University to find out more.

Geo-engineering: turning the thermostat of the earth w/ Cindy Baxter: December 2, 2022

Geo-engineering: turning the thermostat of the earth w/ Cindy Baxter: December 2, 2022 Geo-engineering: turning the thermostat of the earth w/ Cindy Baxter: December 2, 2022, 21.11 MB
Fri 2 Dec 2022

The world is under growing pressure to find sustainable options to cut emissions. Using technologie to interfere in the climate and stop global warming is sounding more and more enticing. Technology entrepreneurs from around the globe claim to have the solutions using geo-engineering. What are those technologies and is it a good idea to use them? Do those technology solutions really lead to sustainable solutions? Or are we distracted by visions of a technological future and do they distract us from what is really needed: cutting emissions.

Daniel spoke with Cindy Baxter, an investigative researcher and policy advisor and she worked over 30 years on a range of environmental issues. 

The Wire w/ Joe: December 2, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: December 2, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: December 2, 2022, 98.49 MB
Fri 2 Dec 2022

Today on The Wire for Rāmere Friday!

Joe speaks to Professor Janet Hoek, from the University of Otago, Wellington, about the recently greenlit Smokefree Bill. Joe also speaks to Dr Nic Rawlence from the paleogenetics lab at the University of Otago about how paleoecology and ancient DNA can help inform whether Mahinga Kai practices could be sustainable, as well as how a CT scan of a toothed bird fossil has possibly changed the history of modern birds.

Daniel speaks to Cindy Baxter, from the Coal Action Network about what role Geoengineering plays in climate action.

David spoke to Mike Lee for our regular segment City Counselling. They spoke about Auckland's railway network. David also spoke to Jason Young, a Politics and International Relations professor from Victoria University of Wellington, about the protests occurring in China.

That's us for the Friday Wire!

Preservation via Paleoecology w/ Dr Nic Rawlence: December 2, 2022

Preservation via Paleoecology w/ Dr Nic Rawlence: December 2, 2022 Preservation via Paleoecology w/ Dr Nic Rawlence: December 2, 2022, 16.52 MB
Fri 2 Dec 2022

A new report has called for a partnership with tangata whenua will be at the heart of our National Parks. Conservationists believe this could weaken the protection of the environment, while Iwi say it could end 135 years of alienation from their land. Joe spoke to Dr Nic Rawlence, from the Paleogenetics lab at the University of Otago, about how paleoecology and ancient dna could be beneficial. They also spoke about how a CT scan of a toothed bird fossil has possibly changed the history of modern birds.

China Protests w/ Jason Young: December 2, 2022

China Protests w/ Jason Young: December 2, 2022 China Protests w/ Jason Young: December 2, 2022, 17.1 MB
Fri 2 Dec 2022

Protests about China’s zero Covid policy have rocked the country over the past week.

The policy aspects include targeted lockdowns, strict quarantine measures, and widespread testing.

But citizen frustration and potential economic impact have prompted experts to ask whether the policy is actually worth it?

David spoke to Victoria University of Wellington Politics and International Relations Associate Professor Jason Young about the topic.

Smokefree Bill w/ Janet Hoek: December 2, 2022

Smokefree Bill w/ Janet Hoek: December 2, 2022 Smokefree Bill w/ Janet Hoek: December 2, 2022, 6.59 MB
Fri 2 Dec 2022

The Health Select Committee has given the go-ahead to the Smokefree Bill this week. The report makes additional recommendations such as limiting the number of tobacco retailers to no more than 600.

Yesterday, Action for Smokefree 2025 (ASH) released their Year 10 survey, which gave some insight into smoking amongst adolescents. The survey showed that smoking rates were declining, however, vaping rates were increasing. In addition, the survey a larger rise for Māori teens using tobacco.

Joe speaks to Professor Janet Hoek from the University of Otago, Wellington, on the matter.

 

FPAs for Supermarket Workers w/ CTU: December 01, 2022

FPAs for Supermarket Workers w/ CTU: December 01, 2022 FPAs for Supermarket Workers w/ CTU: December 01, 2022, 19.89 MB
Thu 1 Dec 2022

Supermarket workers begin the initiation process for Fair Pay Agreements today, via their union. They are bargaining for wage increases as inflation continues to soar, along with wage progression and improved health and safety standards. While FPAs have garnered significant opposition from business associations and the Parliamentary right, the mood among supermarket workers is one of excitement, solidarity, and hope for future generations. 

Hanna spoke to Nerissa Harding, a supermarket worker and organiser with the Council of Trade Unions, about what prospects the negotiations hold for her, her co-workers, and the industry.