One of New Zealand’s most famous and most significant artists, Robert Ellis, passed away last week. Ellis contributed a prominent body of art, and was crucial in promoting Maori artforms and bringing pop art to the fore of New Zealand’s creative scene.
Louis spoke to the University of Auckland’s Linda Tyler about Robert Ellis, his legacy, and the impacts his work has had on New Zealand culture.
National's newly elected leader Christopher Luxon has publicly stated that he has a pro-life stance when it comes to abortion. ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa's Emma Shepherd responded to Luxon's opinion and discussed with Charlie why this stance still comes as a concern despite abortion being decriminalised in New Zealand in 202.
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.
Psychologists have suggested that entering the new traffic light system may cause some uncertainty for people around Aotearoa as we determine our own comfort levels with mingling with others, travelling and using public spaces
Jessica Hopkins spoke to Gaynor Parkin, Registered Clinical Psychologist and CE at Umbrella Wellbeing about navigating the new normal.
Parkin encourages people to set their own boundaries for social interactions and to have conversations with whanau about what they are comfortable with.
With the International Day for People with Disabilities being tomorrow, NZEI’s campaign surrounding the underfunding of the learning support sector comes timely. Joe speaks to Liam Rutherford, Chair of NZEI on the matter.
A report has said the way reading is taught in New Zealand needs to fundamentally change. The report from the New Zealand Initiative found that one in five of New Zealand’s 15-year-olds do not have the reading competency to enter the workforce, further their education, or productively participate in society according to the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Joe speaks to Roger Partridge from NZ Initiative on the matter.
Joe speaks to the Chair of the New Zealand Hostel Association and Board of BYATA Member, Brett Duncan, on the situation we see with hostels in New Zealand and the governments reactivation package. The government has introduced a reactivation for Auckland this summer but is that enough for backpacker hostels?