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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.