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West Papuan Students in New Zealand w/ Teanau Tuiono: April 21, 2022

West Papuan Students in New Zealand w/ Teanau Tuiono: April 21, 2022 West Papuan Students in New Zealand w/ Teanau Tuiono: April 21, 2022, 24.64 MB
Thu 21 Apr 2022

After weeks of advocacy from Green MPs, Immigration New Zealand has assured that West Papuan students whose scholarships were suddenly cancelled by the Indonesian Government will not be deported to West Papua.

Joe spoke to Teanau Tuiono, Green Party spokesperson for Pacific Peoples, on the matter. He began by giving some detail on the situation with West Papuan students studying in New Zealand at the moment. 

Seismic Detection Technology w/ David Dempsey: April 21, 2022

Seismic Detection Technology w/ David Dempsey: April 21, 2022 Seismic Detection Technology w/ David Dempsey: April 21, 2022, 20.59 MB
Thu 21 Apr 2022

Recent studies surrounding hidden patterns in seismic signals could help forecast eruptions and prevent loss of life on volcanoes, according to research from the University of Canterbury which spurred from the tragic Whakaari White Island eruption.

Joe spoke to David Dempsey, a Senior Lecturer in Civil and Natural Resources from the University of Canterbury, who worked closely with the research team and is a co-author of the study.

The Wire with Alex: April 20, 2022

The Wire with Alex: April 20, 2022 The Wire with Alex: April 20, 2022, 108.83 MB
Wed 20 Apr 2022

We start off with a conversation with ACT’s Brooke van Velden about a Ministry of Health memo released yesterday that advised for the end of MIQ way back in November 2021, and Auckland Council’s implementation of residential density legislation. 

Stella then speaks with James Oleson, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Auckland about the crime in the CBD. 

Frances then speaks with Cameron Mulgan on Eurovision, giving a general update on the situation in Ukraine, Finland and Sweden swinging towards joining NATO, the UK's refugee response (sending asylum seekers to Rwanda), French election polls (and some scandals) and the Venice Bienalle opening this weekend

Isla and Stella then host an episode of Tomorrow’s World, investigating viral dogs that have been trained to press buttons that speak human words with PhD candidate Dana Keating from the University of Auckland. 

I then speak with Flinders University’s Janet Klein on her research into microplastics in South Australian waters. 

Finally, I discuss her new, collaborative artpiece with the University of Auckland’s Alys Longley which was created across media during COVID

Crime in Auckland's CBD w/ the University of Auckland's James Oleson: April 20, 2022

Crime in Auckland's CBD w/ the University of Auckland's James Oleson: April 20, 2022 Crime in Auckland's CBD w/ the University of Auckland's James Oleson: April 20, 2022, 24.71 MB
Wed 20 Apr 2022

In light of crime increases in Auckland’s CBD, Stella talks to James Oleson, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Auckland about the ways we measure, perceive and respond to crime, and what the literature says about police presence as a deterrent for criminal behaviour. They also respond to calls from mayoral candidates to re-establish a police office in downtown Auckland. 

Microplastics in the Foodchain w/ Flinders University's Janet Klein: April 20, 2022

Microplastics in the Foodchain w/ Flinders University's Janet Klein: April 20, 2022 Microplastics in the Foodchain w/ Flinders University's Janet Klein: April 20, 2022, 22.79 MB
Wed 20 Apr 2022

Micro plastics are an issue of growing concern, having been found in environments around the world while the impact on animal and human health has only just started to be quantified.
 

A team at Flinders University recently completed a study which found concerning levels of microplastic pollution in mussels in South Australia. Alex spoke with the leader of the research Janet Klein earlier today.

 

Eurovision w/ Cameron Mulgan: April 20, 2022

Eurovision w/ Cameron Mulgan: April 20, 2022 Eurovision w/ Cameron Mulgan: April 20, 2022, 22.71 MB
Wed 20 Apr 2022

Frances speaks with Cameron Mulgan on Eurovision, giving a general update on the situation in Ukraine, Finland and Sweden swinging towards joining NATO, the UK's refugee response (sending asylum seekers to Rwanda), French election polls (and some scandals) and the Venice Bienalle opening this weekend .

National's Dr. Shane Reti: April 19, 2022

National's Dr. Shane Reti: April 19, 2022 Shane Reti: April 19, 2022, 22.68 MB
Tue 19 Apr 2022

This week on our regular catch up with Dr Shane Reti from the National Party, News and editorial director Aneeka speaks to him about Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern heading off to Asia and the country’s recent move down to the orange traffic light setting.

Deep sea mining in Tuvalu w/ James Hita: April 19, 2022

Deep sea mining in Tuvalu w/ James Hita: April 19, 2022 Deep sea mining in Tuvalu w/ James Hita: April 19, 2022, 17.92 MB
Tue 19 Apr 2022

The government of the Pacific island nation Tuvalu has recently reversed its decision to sponsor a deep sea mining company. This decision has been met with support from environmental activists. On the Tuesday Wire, Christina spoke to James Hita, a Greenpeace seabed mining campaigner, about the impacts of deep sea mining.

Aotearoa Environmental Report w/ Professor Amanda Black & Dr. Dan Hikuroa: April 19, 2022

Aotearoa Environmental Report w/ Professor Amanda Black & Dr. Dan Hikuroa: April 19, 2022 Dan Hikuroa: April 19, 2022, 31.21 MB
Tue 19 Apr 2022

The triennial report on the state of the environment in Aotearoa has changed the framework for how it reports its findings. It looks more at mātauranga Māori and exploring the connection between the environment and people. Joe spoke to Professor Amanda Black, Director at Bioprotection Aotearoa and Rutherford Discovery Fellow, as well as Dr. Dan Hikuroa, Senior Lecturer, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, Waipapa Taumata Rau (School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies, at the University of Auckland on the matter.

The Wire w/ Christina: April 19, 2022

The Wire w/ Christina: April 19, 2022 The Wire w/ Christina: April 19, 2022, 128.25 MB
Tue 19 Apr 2022

Producer Joe Wickins spoke to Professor Amanda Black, Director at Bioprotection Aotearoa and Rutherford Discovery Fellow, as well as Dr. Dan Hikuroa, Senior Lecturer, at the School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland, on the triennial report on the state of the environment in Aotearoa and how it has changed the framework for how it reports its findings.

Christina had her regular catch up with AUT Professor Marcus Jones for Dear Science. This week, they discussed a new thermal battery that could efficiently store renewable energy, the search for Earth 2.0, and how monkeys can sense their own heartbeat.

Christina also spoke to James Hita, a Greenpeace seabed mining campaigner, about the impacts of deep sea mining, and Tuvalu reversing its decision to sponsor a deep sea mining company.

And News and Editorial Director Aneeka Moheed caught up with Dr Shane Reti from the National Party about Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern heading off to Asia and the country’s recent move down to the orange traffic light setting.