Louis spoke to the Maori Children's Commissioner Glenda Philip Barbara and NZEI's Liam Alexander about child poverty in New Zealand. He also talked to the University of Auckland's Linda Tyler about the legacy and passing of artist Robert Ellis.
Charlie was joined by ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa member Ella Sheperd to discuss Christopher Luxon’s pro-life stance. She also chatted with SPCA scientific officer Dr Alison Vaughan about responsible pet adoption.
Released today, the Child Poverty Monitor has found that poverty targets for Maori, Pasifika, and disabled children are not going to be met. It claims that there are still major structural barriers, such as racism and ableism, that have led to differentiated results of poverty alleviation schemes.
Louis spoke to the Maori Children's Commissioner Glenda Philip Barbara and NZEI's Liam Rutherford about the monitor, the challenges that child poverty pose, and what changes need to be made.
One of New Zealand’s most famous and most significant artists, Robert Ellis, passed away last week. Ellis contributed a prominent body of art, and was crucial in promoting Maori artforms and bringing pop art to the fore of New Zealand’s creative scene.
Louis spoke to the University of Auckland’s Linda Tyler about Robert Ellis, his legacy, and the impacts his work has had on New Zealand culture.
National's newly elected leader Christopher Luxon has publicly stated that he has a pro-life stance when it comes to abortion. ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa's Emma Shepherd responded to Luxon's opinion and discussed with Charlie why this stance still comes as a concern despite abortion being decriminalised in New Zealand in 202.
With the upcoming Christmas season approaching rapidly, demand for new pets and 'present-pets' increases. SPCA's scientific officer, Dr Alison Vaughan, discussed with Charlie what is necessary to achieve a successful adoption. Dr Vaughan further talked about foster animals, and whether adopting or fostering is the right choice for you.
Psychologists have suggested that entering the new traffic light system may cause some uncertainty for people around Aotearoa as we determine our own comfort levels with mingling with others, travelling and using public spaces
Jessica Hopkins spoke to Gaynor Parkin, Registered Clinical Psychologist and CE at Umbrella Wellbeing about navigating the new normal.
Parkin encourages people to set their own boundaries for social interactions and to have conversations with whanau about what they are comfortable with.