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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.

 

Are Luxon and Willis the Revitalised Team National Needs? w/ Jennifer Lees-Marshment: December 01, 2021

Are Luxon and Willis the Revitalised Team National Needs? w/ Jennifer Lees-Marshment: December 01, 2021 Are Luxon and Willis the Revitalised Team National Needs? w/ Jennifer Lees-Marshment: December 01, 2021, 13.96 MB
Wed 1 Dec 2021

Yesterday, it was announced that Christopher Luxon, MP for Botany, is the new Leader of the National Party and Nicola Willis, List MP, is the Deputy Leader. This latest leadership vote came after Judith Collins was ousted from her position last week by a vote of no confidence from the National Party caucus. 

For 95bFM listeners, Luxon taking the top position may have been a little surprising. On November 12 2021, as part of our weekly interview with the National Party on the Friday Wire, Luxon was asked whether he wanted to be the National Party leader in the future. Luxon answered, laughing, "No. I'm very focused on doing what I'm doing... I'm one of those people that do it day by day, job by job, and that's what I'm trying to do". A mere 17 days later, Luxon is elected the new leader of the Party. 

National has been looking for a refreshed leadership team for some time now. Will Luxon's very short term in parliament and CEO background, alongside Willis' long-term history with National and more liberal point of view be what the Party needs to revitalise their policies and bring voters back? 

News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston interviews Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland Jennifer Lees Marshment about the new National Party leadership team. Jennifer explains who Luxon is and what her thoughts are on the “liberal” pairing of Luxon and Willis.

ACT's Brooke van Velden on The New National Party Leader and The New COVID-19 Variant: December 1, 2021

ACT's Brooke van Velden on The New National Party Leader and The New COVID-19 Variant: December 1, 2021 ACT's Brooke van Velden on The New National Party Leader and The New COVID-19 Variant: December 1, 2021, 18.23 MB
Wed 1 Dec 2021

This week Zazi and Brooke talk about the Christopher Luxon being elected the new National Party Leader and the new Omicron coronavirus variant.

In the first half, the two talk about the announcement yesterday that Christopher Luxon has been elected the new National Party Leader, alongside Nicola Willis as Deputy Leader. Zazi asks Brooke what the feeling around parliament was after the announcement, if Brooke believes Christopher Luxon is experienced enough for this role and whether she believes this new leadership will result in more National Party voters.

In the second half, Zazi speaks to Brooke about the new coronavirus variant. Brooke shares how concerned she is about the new variant for Aotearoa, and talks about vaccine access in both developed and developing countries.

Unethical Animal Experimentation at the University of Otago w/ Tara Jackson: December 1, 2021

Unethical Animal Experimentation at the University of Otago w/ Tara Jackson: December 1, 2021 Unethical Animal Experimentation at the University of Otago w/ Tara Jackson: December 1, 2021, 28.67 MB
Wed 1 Dec 2021

Today, the Anti-Vivisection Society put out a press release talking about the transparency around the University of Otago’s animal experimentation. The Anti-Vivisection Society has been investigating the University of Otago to expose them for their cruel and unethical experiments that have been conducted on animals. 

Zazi spoke to the Executive Director of the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society, Tara Jackson. They spoke about the investigation in more detail, what proof NZAVS has on unethical experiments being conducted at the University of Otago and how this investigation could help change the way scientists and researchers treat animals.

Zazi then reads a written statement sent to her from the University of Otago media and communications team, which responds to the allegations the NZAVS are making.

The Wire with Zazi: December 1, 2021

The Wire with Zazi: December 1, 2021 The Wire with Zazi: December 1, 2021, 103.34 MB
Wed 1 Dec 2021

This week on the Wednesday Wire, the show kicks off with Zazi speaking to the Executive Director of the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society, Tara Jackson, discussing their recent investigation on the University of Otago’s treatment towards animals that are experimented on. 

Then, Jemima speaks to University of Auckland political commentator, Jennifer Lees Marshment, about Christopher Luxon taking over as the new National Party Leader.

After that, Zazi has her regular talk with ACT's Brooke van Velden, where they talk about Christopher Luxon being announced as the new National Party Leader and the new Omicron coronavirus variant.

Then, Christina talks to the CEO of Surf Lifesaving New Zealand, Paul Dalton, about the organisation’s recent surf safety report and how we can keep ourselves safe this summer.

And finally, Christina has her regular segment Dear Science with AUT Marcus Jones. They talk about the new variant of Covid-19 spreading across the globe; chat about a record number of people using the Hubble telescope; and discuss the unfortunate side effect of anti-flood barriers in Venice.  

Surf Safety w/ Paul Dalton: December 1, 2021

Surf Safety w/ Paul Dalton: December 1, 2021 Surf Safety w/ Paul Dalton: December 1, 2021, 8.6 MB
Wed 1 Dec 2021

Today officially marks the first day of summer here in Aotearoa. With good weather ahead, Kiwis are flocking to the beaches to enjoy the summer. New Zealand's famed surf beaches are bound to be on many holiday bucket lists, but it is important to remember they can be deadly if we are not careful.

Christina spoke to surf life saving New Zealand CEO, Paul Dalton, about surf safety and how we can protect ourselves in the water this summer.

The Wire with Jemima: November 30, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: November 30, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: November 30, 2021, 105.82 MB
Tue 30 Nov 2021

This week on the Wire, Emily Bell speaks with University of Canterbury Epidemiology Professor Arindam Basu about the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron. 

Jemima Huston talks to political commentator David Slack about the National Party leadership vote expected later this afternoon. 

Emily discusses the Afghanistan humanitarian crisis and the call for the New Zealand aid with the World Christian Service Director Murray Ovetron.

Jemima interviews Maria Bellringer from the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre at AUT about gambling habits in lockdown, online gambling in New Zealand and gambling regulation. 

Finally, Jemima speaks to Peter Dickens, Chief Executive of the Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ, about Giving Tuesday and supporting the Foundation. 

Giving Tuesday w/ the Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ: November 30, 2021

Giving Tuesday w/ the Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ: November 30, 2021 Giving Tuesday w/ the Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ: November 30, 2021, 5.66 MB
Tue 30 Nov 2021

Today is Giving Tuesday! After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a day that some charities are using to encourage people to give back. 

This year the Prostate Cancer Foundation New Zealand is getting involved in the Giving Tuesday movement to encourage people to help prevent suffering and death from prostate cancer. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks with Peter Dickens, the Chief Executive of the Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ, about the prostate cancer situation in Aotearoa and how people can help with Giving Tuesday. 

If you are interested in taking part in Giving Tuesday with the Prostate Cancer Foundation please head to https://prostate.org.nz/make-donation/.