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Alcohol Consumption in New Zealand w/ Professor Jennie Connor: December 9, 2021

Alcohol Consumption in New Zealand w/ Professor Jennie Connor: December 9, 2021 Alcohol Consumption in New Zealand w/ Professor Jennie Connor: December 9, 2021, 18.1 MB
Thu 9 Dec 2021

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.

 

ACT's Brooke van Velden on Political Highlights of 2021, Goals for Next Year, and Summer Plans: December 8, 2021.

ACT's Brooke van Velden on Political Highlights of 2021, Goals for Next Year, and Her Summer Plans: December 8, 2021. , 13.53 MB
Wed 8 Dec 2021

This week Zazi talks to Brooke about her favourite political moments of the year, goals for next year, as well as her plans for summer.

In the first half, Brooke discusses what she thinks were some political highlights of 2021 (so far). Brooke shares what she is most proud of, what she thinks were some highlights from the Government and the National Party, as well as if she believes ACT could have performed better in any areas, this year. 

In the second half, Zazi speaks to Brooke about her future goals for 2022, asking Brooke what she would like to see get tackled next year.

And finally, Zazi asks Brooke about her summer plans. Brooke tells Zazi what she is keen to do over the December and January period, whether she is wanting to leave Auckland after the city had more than a hundred days of lockdown, as well as if she is going to go to any summer festivals.

NZ Franchise Sector Growing Despite the Pandemic w/ Jonathan Elms: December 8, 2021

NZ Franchise Sector Growing Despite the Pandemic w/ Jonathan Elms: December 8, 2021 NZ Franchise Sector Growing Despite the Pandemic w/ Jonathan Elms: December 8, 2021, 20.29 MB
Wed 8 Dec 2021

Yesterday, the latest Franchising New Zealand 2021 report was launched. In this report, there were many significant details - there are 590 different business format franchises in Aotearoa, the annual turnover of business format franchises showed major growth, and New Zealand is still the most franchised country in the world. 

The survey was conducted between the 30th of September and the 29th of October by the Massey Business School, which means that this survey was also performed during a time when businesses were facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Zazi spoke with the author of this report, Jonathan Elms. He is the director of Research for Massey Business School and the Professor of Retail Management. He spoke to Zazi about these significant details within the report, what they mean, and why the franchising sector is important for Aotearoa’s economy. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Report w/ Hayden Wano: December 8, 2021

Mental Health and Wellbeing Report w/ Hayden Wano: December 8, 2021 Mental Health and Wellbeing Report w/ Hayden Wano: December 8, 2021, 19.82 MB
Wed 8 Dec 2021

Today, the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission released their Te Rau Tira wellbeing report. This report looks into the wellbeing of New Zealanders over the past year. With the Covid-19 pandemic raging on, it's a good time to check in on how Kiwis are holding up!

The report highlights the inequities in wellbeing faced by marginalised groups such as Māori, Pasifika, and women. 

I spoke with the Commission's Board Chair, Hayden Wano, about the findings of the report, what it means for the community, and how we should narrow our focus to help those who have suffered disproportionately.

The Wire with Zazi: December 8, 2021

The Wire with Zazi: December 8, 2021 The Wire with Zazi: December 8, 2021, 106.56 MB
Wed 8 Dec 2021

This week on the Wednesday Wire, the show kicks off with Christina having her regular segment Dear Science with AUT Professor Allan Blackman. They speak on the running of the bulls; discuss how spaceflight can affect the body; and talk about why getting rid of cataracts in our eyes could reduce the risk of dementia.

After that, Christina speaks with the Chair of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission, Hayden Wano, about their Te Rau Tira wellbeing report, and how we can improve outcomes for vulnerable communities in Aotearoa. 

Then, Zazi talks to the Director of Research for Massey Business School and Professor of Retail Management, Jonathan Elms, about the Franchise sector growing in contribution, despite the pandemic.

And finally, Zazi has her regular talk with ACT's Brooke van Velden, where they talk about Brooke’s favourite political moments of the year, goals for next year as well as her summer plans. 

The Wire with Jemima: December 07, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: December 07, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: December 07, 2021, 95.04 MB
Tue 7 Dec 2021

Today on the Tuesday Wire, Emily Bell interviews New Zealand Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Twyford about the government's commitment to an international ban of killer robots in war. 

Jemima Huston speaks to Anna Madarasz-Smith from LAWA about an online tool called Can I Swim Here? that can help you decide where to swim safely this summer. 

Emily talks to campaign organiser Tessa Guest about the Free Fares initiative, which is calling for all students and people under twenty-five to have zero transport fares in New Zealand.

Jemima speaks to Stacey van der Putten from Auckland Transport about how lockdown has impacted public transport and how AT is working to keep people safe under the red setting 

How to Pick the Best Swimming Spot this Summer w/ LAWA's Can I Swim Here?: December 07, 2021

How to Pick the Best Swimming Spot this Summer w/ LAWA's Can I Swim Here?: December 07, 2021 How to Pick the Best Swimming Spot this Summer w/ LAWA's Can I Swim Here?: December 07, 2021, 9.8 MB
Tue 7 Dec 2021

LAWA's Can I Swim Here? is a handy online tool designed to help New Zealanders make educated and safe decisions about where they choose to swim. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to Project Lead for Can I Swim Here? Anna Madarasz-Smith about the tool. They discuss the state of water quality in Aotearoa, what is being done to prevent water contamination, and how to use Can I Swim Here? 

Auckland Transport Under the Red Setting w/ AT's Stacey van der Putten: December 07, 2021

Auckland Transport Under the Red Setting w/ AT's Stacey van der Putten: December 07, 2021 Auckland Transport Under the Red Setting w/ AT's Stacey van der Putten: December 07, 2021, 6.89 MB
Tue 7 Dec 2021

Now that  Auckland is in the red setting,  Auckland Transport is having to adapt their public transport services to suit the new restrictions with reinstated metro night bus services, increased capacity on individual vehicles and timetables remaining reduced due to fewer people using public transport over summer. 

News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to Stacey van der Putten, Group Manager of Metro Services at Auckland Transport, about how lockdown has impacted public transport in Auckland. They discuss moving to the new red setting and keeping people safe with Covid-19 remaining a community threat. 

Responsible Animal Adoption w/ Dr Alison Vaughan: December 06, 2021

Responsible Animal Adoption w/ Dr Alison Vaughan: December 06, 2021 Responsible Animal Adoption w/ Dr Alison Vaughan: December 06, 2021, 9.12 MB
Mon 6 Dec 2021

With the upcoming Christmas season approaching rapidly, demand for new pets and 'present-pets' increases. SPCA's scientific officer, Dr Alison Vaughan, discussed with Charlie what is necessary to achieve a successful adoption. Dr Vaughan further talked about foster animals, and whether adopting or fostering is the right choice for you.

The Wire with Louis: Dec 06, 2021.

The Wire with Louis: Dec 06, 2021 The Wire with Louis: Dec 06, 2021, 118.54 MB
Mon 6 Dec 2021

On the Monday wire this week...

Louis spoke to the Maori Children's Commissioner Glenda Philip Barbara and NZEI's Liam Alexander about child poverty in New Zealand. He also talked to the University of Auckland's Linda Tyler about the legacy and passing of artist Robert Ellis. 

Charlie was joined by ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa member Ella Sheperd to discuss Christopher Luxon’s pro-life stance. She also chatted with SPCA scientific officer Dr Alison Vaughan about responsible pet adoption.

Enjoy.