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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.

National's Dr Shane Reti: April 12, 2022

National's Dr Shane Reti: April 12, 2022 National's Dr Shane Reti: April 12, 2022, 27.49 MB
Tue 12 Apr 2022

In the first episode of our weekly chat with the National Party's, Dr Shane Reti, Aneeka speaks to him about the party's opposition to the Māori Health Authority and the $21 million down the drain in wasted vaccines. 

The Wire w/ Charlie: April 11, 2022

The Wire w/ Charlie: April 11, 2022 The Wire w/ Charlie: April 11, 2022, 129.24 MB
Mon 11 Apr 2022

Today on the Monday Wire, amongst a few tunes, we bring you:

A new fortnightly segment begins in collaboration with OurActionStation. Every fornight Charlie will speak about a new interviewee about their campaign. this week, she spoke to Patrick Rooney about the Save Our Trains Campaign that wants for done for New Zealand's intercity rail network.

Sam speaks to Dr Richard Stein, The Chair of Crohn’s & Colitis NZ, about IBD medication and how New Zealand isn't putting enough funding into the medication, despite other countries doing so.

Dr Matt Rayner is also with us today, speaking with Charlie about the upcoming T-Rex exhibit that the Auckland War Memorial Museum will be hosting.

Save Our Trains w/ Patrick Rooney: April 11, 2022

Save Our Trains w/ Patrick Rooney: April 11, 2022 Save Our Trains w/ Patrick Rooney: April 11, 2022, 28.13 MB
Mon 11 Apr 2022

Here is the first of a new fortnightly segment on the Monday Wire, in collaboration with OurActionStation. Today we discuss intercity trains and why they're being neglected, in relation to the Save Our Trains Campaign. Charlie speaks to Patrick Rooney, one of the creators of the campaign, about why we should care more about this type of transport.

Peter, the T-Rex on exhibit w/ Dr Matt Rayner: April 11, 2022

Peter, the T-Rex on exhibit w/ Dr Matt Rayner: April 11, 2022 Peter, the T-Rex on exhibit w/ Dr Matt Rayner: April 11, 2022, 19.67 MB
Mon 11 Apr 2022

Peter the Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton will be shown in the Auckland War Memorial Museum from Friday 15th April. 

Peter is one of the most complete T-Rex fossils ever discovered and is being shown for the first time to the public right here in Auckland. The exhibit is free to all visitors. 

Dr Matt Rayner, Curator of Land Vertebrates at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, spoke with Charlie today about the exhibit and the curation of the fossil. 

Lack of Funding for IBD Medication w/ Dr Richard Stein: April 11, 2022

Lack of Funding for IBD Medication w/ Dr Richard Stein: April 11, 2022 Lack of Funding for IBD Medication w/ Dr Richard Stein: April 11, 2022, 6.93 MB
Mon 11 Apr 2022

Aotearoa has the third highest rate of inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD in the world, but essential medication is still unavailable due to Pharmac’s budget. Ustekinumab, otherwise known by its brand name – Stelara was approved by MedSafe in 2018 and is already funded in Australia. Crohn’s & Colitis NZ petitioned to get Stelara funded here last year - receiving 30,000 signatures. This led to Pharmac testifying before the petitions committee in October last year – where they said Stelara is needed but they still don’t have the funding. Sam Clark spoke to the Chair of Crohn’s & Colitis NZ, Dr Richard Stein about what has happened since.

Sugary Drinks Regulation w/ Dr Rob Beaglehole; April 8, 2022

Sugary Drinks Regulation w/ Dr Rob Beaglehole; April 8, 2022 Sugary Drinks Regulation w/ Dr Rob Beaglehole; April 8, 2022, 12.44 MB
Fri 8 Apr 2022

Yesterday the government announced a proposal to remove sugary drinks from primary schools.

Dr Rob Beaglehole from the NZDA talked about the announcement and whether it went far enough.

The Wire w/ Casper: April 8, 2022

The Wire w/ Casper: April 8, 2022 The Wire w/ Casper: April 8, 2022, 100.98 MB
Fri 8 Apr 2022

This week on the Friday wire Casper had his fortnightly chat with Auckland city councillor Pippa Coom, this time about AT’s proposed speed limit changes.

Liam spoke to Green Party co leader Marama Davidson about their calls for a rent freeze and rent controls, as well as Crystal Olin from sustainable cities Aotearoa about how to make city centres more green.

Jess talked with a Dr Anthony Hoete, a professor of architecture at the University of Auckland about the future of housing, and with Dr Rob Beaglehole from the NZDA about the government's proposal to ban fizzy drinks from primary schools.

Rent Freezes and Controls w/ Marama Davidson: April 8th, 2022

Rent Freezes and Controls w/ Marama Davidson: April 8th, 2022 Rent Freezes and Controls w/ Marama Davidson: April 8th, 2022, 21.86 MB
Fri 8 Apr 2022

Amid hikes in rent prices across the country, the Green Party has launched an open letter calling for a rent freeze and stronger rent controls.

This is the latest in a series of calls from the Greens to revitalise the renting system in Aotearoa, previously including a warrant of fitness for homes and a registrare for landlords.

To learn more, Liam spoke to Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about what the open letter contains and why the issue is so important.