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Te Reo Māori and plans for the new year w/ Dr Shane Reti: December 19, 2023

Te Reo Māori and plans for the new year w/ Dr Shane Reti: December 19, 2023 Te Reo Māori and plans for the new year w/ Dr Shane Reti: December 19, 2023, 16.82 MB
Tue 19 Dec 2023

The new Government’s plans to revert government department names back to their English names.

This policy will mean that a government agency like Waka Kotahi will have to revert back to using NZTA as their primary identifier. 

Nicholas spoke to the National Party’s Dr Shane Reti about why changing the agency names has been a priority for his government. 

They also spoke about the legacy that the name changes will leave and how his government plans to support Te Reo Maori.

Nicholas began by asking Dr Reti, why his government believes department name changes are necessary.

The Wire w/ Jessica: 18 December, 2023

The Wire w/ Jessica: 18 December, 2023 The Wire w/ Jessica: 18 December, 2023 , 53.38 MB
Mon 18 Dec 2023

The Monday Wire team brings you the Best of The Wire, recapping the year that was in news and current affairs.

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins fills in for Host Rosetta. 

And Lou has a final catch-up from 2023 with ACT's Simon Court, discussing protests against the government repealing fair pay and smoke-free laws. 

‘Just Wear it’ Lifejacket Campaign w/ Tautiaki Moana, Coastguard New Zealand, Head of Marketing and Communications, Kimberly Waters: 14 December, 2023

‘Just Wear it’ Lifejacket Campaign w/ Tautiaki Moana, Coastguard New Zealand, Head of Marketing and Communications, Kimberly Waters: 14 December, 2023 ‘Just Wear it’ Lifejacket Campaign w/ Tautiaki Moana, Coastguard New Zealand, Head of Marketing and Communications, Kimberly Waters: 14 December, 2023, 11.65 MB
Thu 14 Dec 2023

With the number of preventable drownings increasing, Tautiaki Moana, Coastguard New Zealand, are reminding New Zealanders to wear lifejackets while on the water this summer with their new campaign ‘Just Wear it’.

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to head of Marketing and Communications, Kimberly Waters, about why wearing a life jacket is important.

The Wire w/ Jessica: 14 December, 2023

The Wire w/ Jessica: 14 December, 2023 The Wire w/ Jessica: 14 December, 2023, 89.13 MB
Thu 14 Dec 2023

For City Counselling this week, Producer, Beth, spoke to Counsellor for Waitakere, Shane Henderson, about the Auckland Council’s decision not to support the building of a second Waitematā harbour crossing, and spending $7.4 million on recruitment in the past 12 months.

She also spoke to musician and surgeon, Doctor Anantha Narayana, of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at Auckland University about the impact of music during surgery.

News team member, Faith, interviewed Professor of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland, Margaret Mutu (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Whātua), about why she believes Te Papa should remove its display of the English version of the Treaty of Waitangi, which claims Māori ceded sovereignty.

News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, talked to Head of Marketing and Communications at Tautiaki Moana, Coastguard New Zealand, Kimberly Waters, about the importance of wearing a lifejacket. 

She also spoke to Lecturer at the University of Auckland Law School, Dr Anna Broadmore, about her research into how we can better legally protect people’s reproductive choices. 

How can we Better Protect Reproductive Choices? w/ Lecturer at the University of Auckland law school, Dr Anna Broadmore: 14 December, 2023

How can we Better Protect Reproductive Choices? w/ Lecturer at the University of Auckland law school, Dr Anna Broadmore: 14 December, 2023 How can we Better Protect Reproductive Choices? w/ Lecturer at the University of Auckland law school, Dr Anna Broadmore: 14 December, 2023, 19.38 MB
Thu 14 Dec 2023

Around the world, people who have had their reproductive choices interfered with, either intentionally or unintentionally, are seeking legal compensation.

News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to Lecturer at the University of Auckland law school, Dr Anna Broadmore, about her research into how reproductive control could be recognised as a protected interest within the common law.

Music in Surgery w/ Anantha Narayana: 14 December, 2023

Music in Surgery w/ Anantha Narayana: 14 December, 2023 Music in Surgery w/ Anantha Narayana: 14 December, 2023, 15.8 MB
Thu 14 Dec 2023

Music in surgery is shown to ease pre-surgery nerves of surgeons, as well as improving concentration.

Beth spoke to musician and surgeon Dr Anantha Narayan, who is writing his PHD on music in surgery, about his studies and findings in this area, and whether music helps or hinders in the operating theatre.

They also spoke about his experience of playing music growing up as well as the experiences that culminated in his studying of music in surgery.

Food Preparation and Storage w/ Steve Flint: December 13th, 2023

Food Preparation and Storage w/ Steve Flint: December 13th, 2023 Food Preparation and Storage w/ Steve Flint: December 13th, 2023, 14.59 MB
Wed 13 Dec 2023

As Christmas nears closer every day, experts are stressing the importance of proper food cooking and storing practices. Listeria, food poisoning, and other foodborne illnesses are especially common over the holiday period due to poor handling and practices.

Olivia talked to Professor of Food Microbiology and Safety at Massey University, Steve Flint, about these common issues, and what people can do to avoid illness over their break.

Seedbanking w/ Sarah Wyse: December 13th, 2023

Seedbanking w/ Sarah Wyse: December 13th, 2023 Seedbanking w/ Sarah Wyse: December 13th, 2023, 16.69 MB
Wed 13 Dec 2023

Seedbanking is a means of protecting and preserving our endemic fauna through drying and freezing seeds for long-term storage. It is highly effective, with expert evidence showing that 80% of Aotearoa’s native plant species can be preserved using these conventional methods. However, other seeds require more complicated methods for successful preservation, which researchers currently know little about. 

Olivia spoke to Lecturer of Forest Ecology at the School of Forestry at the University of Canterbury, Dr Sarah Wyse, about both the conventional and unconventional means of seedbanking, the gaps in current research, and how people can learn more about this important issue.

Money Management Over the Holidays w/ Pushpa Wood: December 13th, 2023

Money Management Over the Holidays w/ Pushpa Wood: December 13th, 2023 Money Management Over the Holidays w/ Pushpa Wood: December 13th, 2023, 16.32 MB
Wed 13 Dec 2023

The pressure of buying presents is now upon us, but simultaneously, the cost of living crisis and inflation continues to affect New Zealanders’ lives. Experts have discussed means of saving money over the break, as well as balancing the need to celebrate loved ones and saving in these difficult times. 

Olivia talked to the Director of Financial Education at the Research Centre at Massey University,  Dr Pushpa Wood, about the need for avoiding overspending, and tips for people to manage their money.

Green Party Catch Up w/ Marama Davidson: 13th of December 2023

Green Party Catch Up w/ Marama Davidson: 13th of December 2023 Green Party Catch Up w/ Marama Davidson: 13th of December 2023, 44.52 MB
Wed 13 Dec 2023

For our weekly catch up with the Green Party, Rawan spoke with co-leader Marama Davidson about several topics that have been of concern recently. 

The first topic was around COP28 which is currently being held in Dubai and is being attended by a few of Aotearoa’s leaders including CLimate change minister Simon Watts and Green party co-leader James Shaw. Rawan asked about what the green party hopes to achieve and represent in this year’s conference.

They then spoke about the new government's plans to review Te Tiriti o Waitangi and what this will mean for Aotearoa. Rawan also asked about the government’s plans to scrap the fair pay agreement and the impact this will have on working kiwis. 

Finally they spoke about Prime minister Christopher Luxon’s statement this morning alongside Leaders form Canada and Australia which essentially called for a ceasefire in Gaza amidst the war with israel.