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Robert Ellis' Passing w/ Linda Tyler: Dec 06, 2021

Robert Ellis' Passing w/ Linda Tyler: Dec 06, 2021 Robert Ellis' Passing w/ Linda Tyler: Dec 06, 2021, 21.44 MB
Mon 6 Dec 2021

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. 
 

Christopher Luxon's pro-life stance w/ Emma Shepherd: December 06, 2021

Christopher Luxon's pro-life stance w/ Emma Shepherd: December 06, 2021 Christopher Luxon's pro-life stance w/ Emma Shepherd: December 06, 2021, 8.44 MB
Mon 6 Dec 2021

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.

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 Jessica: December 3, 2021

The Wire With Jessica: December 3, 2021 The Wire With Jessica: December 3, 2021, 105.23 MB
Fri 3 Dec 2021

This week on the show.

Host Jessica Hopkins speaks to registered Clinical Psychologist and Chief Executive at Umbrella Wellbeing Gaynor Parkin about navigating the our traffic light system. 

The Auckland Council's Shane Henderson joins us to discuss the proposed Climate Action Targeted Rate and how Auckland Council facilities will operate under the traffic light system.

Tara Singh from UN Women President speaks to Jessica about their ​​16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.

And Jemima Huston intevriews the National Party’s Maureen Pugh on the Government’s proposed freedom camping legislation.

Navigating Socialising During COVID-19 w/ Registered Clinical Psychologist Gaynor Parkin: December 3, 2021

Navigating Socialising During COVID-19 w/ Registered Clinical Psychologist Gaynor Parkin: December 3, 2021 Navigating Socialising During COVID-19 w/ Registered Clinical Psychologist Gaynor Parkin: December 3, 2021, 11.88 MB
Fri 3 Dec 2021

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. 

Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now w/ UN Women NZ President Tara Singh

Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now w/ UN Women NZ President Tara Singh Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now w/ UN Women NZ President Tara Singh, 11.17 MB
Fri 3 Dec 2021

Womens organsations worldwide have reported that domestic violence against women has intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

UN Women has launched their 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. This year, the theme is Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now.

The global campaign began on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until December 10, Human Rights Day.

Jessica Hopkins spoke to UN Women Aotearoa NZ President Tara Singh about ending domestic violence here in Aotearoa. 

You can find out more about hosting your own Orange Breakfast or Morning Tea on their website. 

Pediatric vaccine: December 2, 2021

Pediatric vaccine: December 2, 2021 Pediatric vaccine: December 2, 2021, 11.06 MB
Thu 2 Dec 2021

The government said children aged five to eleven could soon be eligible for a pediatric version of the Pfizer vaccine before the end of next month, pending Medsafe approval.

Professor Graham Le Gros is an immunologist and the Programme Director of Vaccine Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand and he told Justin it is important for vulnerable young children to get the jab.

 

Underfunding in the Learning Support Sector w/ Liam Rutherford: December 2, 2021

Underfunding in the Learning Support Sector w/ Liam Rutherford: December 2, 2021 Underfunding in the Learning Support Sector w/ Liam Rutherford: December 2, 2021, 7.33 MB
Thu 2 Dec 2021

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.

Changing the way we teach Reading w/ Roger Partridge: December 2, 2021

Changing the way we teach Reading w/ Roger Partridge: December 2, 2021 Changing the way we teach Reading w/ Roger Partridge: December 2, 2021, 9.49 MB
Thu 2 Dec 2021

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.

 

Demand for change in the Backpacking Industry w/ Brett Duncan: December 2, 2021

Demand for change in the Backpacking Industry w/ Brett Duncan: December 2, 2021 Demand for change in the Backpacking Industry w/ Brett Duncan: December 2, 2021, 9.47 MB
Thu 2 Dec 2021

 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?