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Syrian Widow Camps w/ World Vision's Grant Bayldon: April 14, 2022

Syrian Widow Camps w/ World Vision's Grant Bayldon: April 14, 2022 Syrian Widow Camps w/ World Vision's Grant Bayldon: April 14, 2022, 20.03 MB
Thu 14 Apr 2022

Widowed Syrian women who are fleeing war zones with their children are ending up in “widow camps”, where they face chronic violence, and their children are exploited and abused.

Since the start of the civil war in 2011, nearly 7 million Syrians have been displaced internally, and about 2.8 million are living in an estimated 1,300 camps for internally displaced people in the north-west of the country.

World Vision has released a study titled “Women and Children of Syria's Widow Camps: Hardest to Reach, Most at Risk” which illustrates the physical and psychological violence that these vulnerable people are facing, and the barriers to providing humanitarian aid. 

Emilia Sullivan spoke to Grant Bayldon, National Director of World Vision New Zealand about the issue.

Physical Activity during the Pandemic w/ Hamish McEwen: April 14, 2022

Physical Activity during the Pandemic w/ Hamish McEwen: April 14, 2022 Physical Activity during the Pandemic w/ Hamish McEwen: April 14, 2022, 21.52 MB
Thu 14 Apr 2022

Last week, a study released by Sport NZ post the 2020 lockdown, showed participation in weekly physical activity was down almost six percent prior to the pandemic.

Joe spoke to Hamish McEwen, the intelligence manager from Sport NZ, about the study they conducted on this decrease in exercise and possible initiatives that could be implemented in order to encourage kiwis to keep active.

New Zealand's Rise in Food Prices w/ Dr. Lisa Te Morenga: April 14, 2022

New Zealand's Rise in Food Prices w/ Dr. Lisa Te Morenga: April 14, 2022 Lisa Te Morenga: April 14, 2022, 25.08 MB
Thu 14 Apr 2022

Yesterday, Statistics NZ released data which showed healthy fruit and vegetables increased in price by 18 per cent in March 2022, the highest increase in a decade. Joe spoke to Dr. Lisa Te Morenga, Associate Professor in Nutrition and Maori Health at Massey University, as well as the Acting Chair for Health Coalition Aotearoa, on the matter.

New Zealand's Aid Package to Ukraine w/ Geoffrey Miller: April 14, 2022

New Zealand's Aid Package to Ukraine w/ Geoffrey Miller: April 14, 2022 New Zealand's Aid Package to Ukraine w/ Geoffrey Miller: April 14, 2022, 19.06 MB
Wed 13 Apr 2022

New Zealand has just announced another package of $13million NZD for Ukraine, bringing our total of aid spending to $30million NZD. It’s also the first time we provide what’s called lethal aid. Producer Stella Huggins spoke with Geoffrey Miller, an expert on Ukraine and an international analyst with the Democracy Project, about the package.

 

The Wire with Alex: April 13, 2022

The Wire with Alex: April 13, 2022 The Wire with Alex: April 13, 2022, 106.39 MB
Wed 13 Apr 2022

Today, Alex's pieces today have a focus on the Fair Pay Agreement Bill: This kicks off with interviews with Unite Union’s John Crocker and Hospitality New Zealand Chief Executive Julie White about the Fair Pay Agreement Bill and what this might mean for hospitality. 

This is followed by Alex speaking with ACT’s Brooke van Velden about the Bill and what this might mean for young people and for the cost of living crisis .

Stella talk to Geoffrey Miller, an international analyst with the democracy project, about the recently announced aid package from New Zealand to help Ukraine 

Frances then speaks with Cameron Mulgan on Eurovision, giving a general update on the situation in Ukraine, the UN's call for an independent investigation into rape there, and politicians visiting Zelensky. We also speak about the EU withdrawing their training mission in Mali, elections in France and solar faming in Greece.

Finally, Stella interviews Dr Amy Lovell from the University of Auckland about a recent study surveying the amount of advertising for unhealthy food and drink around Auckland’s primary schools.

EuroVision w/ Cameron Mulgan: April 13, 2022

EuroVision w/ Cameron Mulgan: April 13, 2022 EuroVision w/ Cameron Mulgan: April 13, 2022, 20.94 MB
Wed 13 Apr 2022

Frances spoke with European correspondent Cameron Mulgan on Eurovision, giving a general update on the situation in Ukraine, the UN's call for an independent investigation into rape there, and politicians visiting Zelensky. They also speak about the EU withdrawing their training mission in Mali, elections in France and solar faming in Greece.

 

The Fair Pay Agreement Bill w/ Unite Union's John Crocker & Hospitality NZ's Julie White: April 13, 2022

The Fair Pay Agreement Bill w/ Unite Union's John Crocker & Hospitality NZ's Julie White: April 13, 2022 The Fair Pay Agreement Bill w/ Unite Union's John Crocker & Hospitality NZ's Julie White: April 13, 2022, 39.8 MB
Wed 13 Apr 2022

The Fair Pay Agreements Bill is the biggest change to NZ’s labour laws for a generation, proposing sector by sector wage and employment conditions that will be negotiated between unions and employer representatives. 

Earlier today Alex spoke with Unite Union’s John Crocker and Hospitality NZ Chief Executive Julie White about what the Bill might mean for those in hospitality.

 

Advertising for Food Around Auckland Primary Schools w/ Dr Amy Lovell: April 13, 2022

Advertising for Food Around Auckland Primary Schools w/ Dr Amy Lovell: April 13, 2022 Advertising for Food Around Auckland Primary Schools w/ Dr Amy Lovell: April 13, 2022, 18.35 MB
Wed 13 Apr 2022

A study published in the New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences investigating outdoor food and beverage advertising on convenience stores within 500 metres of all primary schools in Auckland found that Convenience stores in areas surrounding low decile schools had twice as many advertisements than areas around medium or high decile schools (DOI: 10.1080/1177083X.2022.2058407). Producer Stella Huggins spoke with Dr Amy Lovell from the University of Auckland about the study.

Calls for Regulatory Overhaul of Genetically Modified Organisms w/Ganesh Nana

Calls for Regulatory Overhaul of Genetically Modified Organisms w/Ganesh Nana Calls for Regulatory Overhaul of Genetically Modified Organisms w/Ganesh Nana, 11.23 MB
Tue 12 Apr 2022

Genetically Modified Technologies have struggled to receive research or approval for innovative technologies in New Zealand.

Trishil spoke to Ganesh Nana from the New Zealand Productivity Commission to discuss why the current regulations should be reviewed and overhauled, and the flow on effects of these calls.

Sri Lanka's Economic and Humanitarian Crisis: April 12, 2022

Sri Lanka's Economic and Humanitarian Crisis: April 12, 2022 Sri Lanka's Economic and Humanitarian Crisis: April 12, 2022, 10.49 MB
Tue 12 Apr 2022

Sri Lanka is currently facing the worst economic situation since it gained independence from Britain in 1940. The crisis comes as the culmination of several factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, financial mismanagement and government corruption.

Now, Sri Lankans are hitting the streets to protest against the government due to widespread shortages of food, water and medicine.

Host Christina Huang spoke to economist Anushka Wijesinha and constitutional lawyer Bhavani Fonseka about the economic and political situation.