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The Wire with Jemima: December 14, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: December 14, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: December 14, 2021, 104.96 MB
Tue 14 Dec 2021

This week on the Wire we're recapping some of the best news pieces the 95bFM news team has produced this year with our Best of 2021 shows. So, today Jemima Huston and Emily Bell bring you the best of the Tuesday Wire.

Jemima recaps her pieces on the government's $100 million plus deal with tech giant Amazon to film The Lord of the Rings television series and Apple's child exploitation material scanning technology set to be rolled out on US Apple devices. 

We play Trishil Dahya's piece on experiencing the autism spectrum. 

Emily runs through 10 of the most significant events this year to round up the news cycle for 2021.

Finally, we replay Isla Christensen and Stella Huggins' Tomorrow's World episode on memory recall and the true ability of humans to remember events. 

The Wire with Louis: December 13, 2021

The Wire with Louis: December 13, 2021 The Wire with Louis: December 13, 2021, 105.51 MB
Mon 13 Dec 2021

This week on the Wire we're recapping some of the best news pieces the 95bFM news team has produced this year with our Best of 2021 shows. So, today Louis Macalister and Charlie Parker bring you the best of the Monday Wire. 

Louis recaps his conversations with the Green Party’s Teanau Tuiono about their concerns over Rocket Lab, University of Mainz’s Dr Martine Robbeets about the origins of transeurasian languages, BBC and Guardian journalist Neha Wadekar on conflict in Mozambique, truck driver Wayne Hill about work, pay, and safety conditions, and University of Auckland’s Dr Lisa Reynolds on research into LSD micro-dosing for cancer patients. 

Charlie goes over and updates us on her interviews with Child Poverty Action Group's Janet McAllister on the role of foodbanks, University of Auckland’s Dr Joel Rindelaub about lasting firework effects, and Shine’s Policy Advisor Holly Carrington about family violence.

Board Games w/ Pippa Coom: December 10, 2021

Board Games w/ Pippa Coom: December 10, 2021 Board Games w/ Pippa Coom: December 10, 2021 , 19.86 MB
Fri 10 Dec 2021

This week on City Counselling, I spoke with Councillor Pippa Coom about the Councils 2022/2023 Budget being approved for public consultation.

Items for consultation include a proposed Climate Action Targeted Rate to support a billion-dollar climate action package and moving to a simpler payment method for rubbish collections.

We also discussed concerns surrounding the growing number of private helipads in residential areas.

Here is that interview.

The Wire With Jessica: December 10, 2021

The Wire With Jessica: December 10, 2021 The Wire With Jessica: December 10, 2021, 109.86 MB
Fri 10 Dec 2021

This week on the show, Jessica speaks to Professor Janet Hoek from the University of Otago about the Government's Smoke Free Aotearoa Action Plan.

On City Counselling, this week Councillor Pippa Coom talks about the Councils 2022/23 budget being approved for public consultation and concerns surrounding the growing number of private helipads in residential areas.

And finally Michelle Brinsden from the Eastern Bays Songbird Project shares concerns about the future of Kohimarama Forest which is being sold to property developers.

Kohimarama Forest Under Threat of Residential Development w/ Michelle Brinsden from the Eastern Bays Songbird Project

Kohimarama Forest Under Threat of Residential Development w/ Michelle Brinsden from the Eastern Bays Songbird Project Kohimarama Forest Under Threat of Residential Development w/ Michelle Brinsden from the Eastern Bays Songbird Project , 12.45 MB
Fri 10 Dec 2021

Kohimarama Forest in Auckland’s Eastern Bays is under threat of being sold for residential development.

A push is now on to try to find a way of buying the land to preserve it as a publicly owned ecological reserve.

I spoke to Michelle Brinsden from the Eastern Bays Songbird Project who shares concerns about the future of Kohimarama Forest. 

Labour's Andrew Little: December 9th, 2021

Labour's Andrew Little: December 9th, 2021 Labour's Andrew Little: December 9th, 2021, 21.52 MB
Thu 9 Dec 2021

Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little about the interim report from the review into PHARMAC, and releasing unvaccinated Māori data for the rest of the North Island to the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency.

The Wire with Justin: December 9, 2021

The Wire with Justin: December 9, 2021 The Wire with Justin: December 9, 2021, 90.48 MB
Thu 9 Dec 2021

On their weekly chat, Justin and Health Minister Andrew Little talked about the interim report from the PHARMAC review, and releasing unvaccinated Maori data.

He also talked to the University of Otago Wellington's Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu on the Pfizer-Biontech's booster shot against the Omicron variant.

Producer Joe Wilkins spoke to E tu union's Jody Anderson on safe staffing at aged care, and Professor Jennie Connor from Alcohol Action on drinking in New Zealand.

He also chatted with Olivia Harrison from Otago University on her research on perceiving mental health and anxiety.

Pfizer booster and Omicron variant: December 9, 2021

Pfizer booster and Omicron variant: December 9, 2021 Pfizer booster and Omicron variant: December 9, 2021, 12.98 MB
Thu 9 Dec 2021

Pfizer and BionTech said the third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine is effective against the Omicron variant.  Justin spoke to Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu from Otago University Wellington to discuss the science behind.

Mandatory Safe Staffing w/ Jody Anderson: December 9, 2021

Mandatory Safe Staffing w/ Jody Anderson: December 9, 2021 Mandatory Safe Staffing w/ Jody Anderson: December 9, 2021, 9.69 MB
Thu 9 Dec 2021

Workers at aged care home and hospitals across Aotearoa will take action at their workplaces and at Parliament this December, saying mandatory safe staffing is needed. Today union members from E Tu and NZNO, with support from National’s senior network, Grey Power, will present to Parliament a petition and open letter to the government demanding the change. Joe speaks to Jody Anderson, the union’s spokesperson.

 

Alcohol Consumption in New Zealand w/ Professor Jennie Connor: December 9, 2021

Alcohol Consumption in New Zealand w/ Professor Jennie Connor: December 9, 2021 Alcohol Consumption in New Zealand w/ Professor Jennie Connor: December 9, 2021, 18.1 MB
Thu 9 Dec 2021

Statistics released last week by the Ministry of Health give us an updated insight into the drinking of New Zealanders as part of the New Zealand Health Survey in the 2020/2021 year. However, Alcohol Action say these results show a negative view of alcohol consumption in New Zealand. Joe speaks to Professor Jennie Connor, a spokesperson for Alcohol Action the matter.