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Will it be Bridges or Luxon?: Discussing the Upcoming National Party Leadership Vote w/ David Slack: November 30, 2021

Will it be Bridges or Luxon?: Discussing the Upcoming National Party Leadership Vote w/ David Slack: November 30, 2021 Will it be Bridges or Luxon?: Discussing the Upcoming National Party Leadership Vote w/ David Slack: November 30, 2021, 11.9 MB
Tue 30 Nov 2021

Last week, a vote no confidence was made against Judith Collins as leader of the National Party and she was ousted from the position. Collins' Deputy Dr Shane Reti swiftly took over as interim leader and announced that a new leadership team would be voted on next week. 

The sudden party fall out came after a late night statement from Collins that Simon Bridges, MP for Tauranga and previous party leader, had been demoted due to an allegation of serious misconduct by a colleague. This allegation was clarified by Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean who said Bridges had made inappropriate comments five years ago that upset her and Bridges had apologised for this at the time and again on that day. 

Today, Tuesday 30 November, is the day that the National Party is expected to vote on their new leadership team. Reports are suggesting that the competition for the top position is really between Bridges and Christopher Luxon, MP for Botany and ex-CEO for Air New Zealand with a mere two years of political experience.

News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to political commentator David Slack about the National Party fall out last week, the vote expected later today, some of the core candidates, and why Dr Shane Reti is never considered to be in the running for the leadership role. 

UPDATE: Christopher Luxon has been named as the new leader of the National Party, following Simon Bridges withdrawing his ticket. 

Online Gambling in Lockdown and Gambling Regulations in Aotearoa: November 30, 2021

Online Gambling in Lockdown and Gambling Regulations in Aotearoa: November 30, 2021 Online Gambling in Lockdown and Gambling Regulations in Aotearoa: November 30, 2021, 10.25 MB
Tue 30 Nov 2021

News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston interviews Maria Bellringer, Director of the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre at AUT, about gambling habits in lockdown and gambling regulations in Aotearoa. Maria explains that online gambling is not as popular in lockdown as you might think and although online platforms attract more young people, it tends to attract those that already gamble in real life at casinos and bars. They also discuss how gambling is regulated in New Zealand and what she believes needs to be done to keep more New Zealander's safe from gambling harm. 

The Wire with Louis: November 29, 2021.

The Wire with Louis: November 29, 2021. , 68.17 MB
Mon 29 Nov 2021

This week on the Monday wire...

Louis spoke with the University of Canterbury's Michael Plank, the Green Party's Dr Elizabeth Kerekere, and the Restaurant Association's Marissa Bidois about the Covid-19 traffic light system. He also spoke to Metservice's Kevin Alder about newfound logbooks from early Antarctic expeditions and the University of Auckland's Dr Rajshri Roy about comfort food and lockdown. 

Charlie talked to Monash University's Dr Stella Talic about Covid-19 prevention strategies and Omar Hamed about the upcoming perfusionist strike. 

Have fun. 

Perfusionists Strike w/ Omar Hamed: November 29, 2021

Perfusionists Strike w/ Omar Hamed: November 29, 2021 Perfusionists Strike w/ Omar Hamed: November 29, 2021, 8.94 MB
Mon 29 Nov 2021

Perfusionists are highly trained medical professionals that operate heart-lung machines during surgical procedures. Auckland perfusionists intend to strike later this week to take industrial action regarding the pay freeze that affects salaries over $100,000. Omar Hamed, advocate for Apex Union perfusionists, spoke to Charlie regarding why the strike is important for perfusionists and how the strike will affect elective surgeries.

A new COVID-19 meta-analysis study w/ Dr Stella Talic: November 29, 2021

A new COVID-19 meta-analysis study w/ Dr Stella Talic: November 29, 2021 A new COVID-19 meta-analysis study w/ Dr Stella Talic: November 29, 2021, 8.71 MB
Mon 29 Nov 2021

A new meta-analysis of reducing tools regarding COVID-19 transmission has been published by Dr Stella Talic, an epidemiologist from Monash University. The study discusses how mask wearing can significantly reduce transmission rates in large population groups. Charlie spoke to Dr Talic regarding her study, and what is needed for new COVID-19 research to be undertaken.

The Wire With Jessica: November 26, 2021

The Wire With Jessica: November 26, 2021 The Wire With Jessica: November 26, 2021, 103.02 MB
Fri 26 Nov 2021

Today on the show Jessica Hopkins speaks to Associate Professor James Ussher from the University of Otago about Rapid Antigen testing and University students Harry and Ned about their New Zealand sign language interactive cards.

Producer Ilena speaks to Associate Professor Helen Roberts from the University of Otago School of Business about a study she co-authored into the positive association between women on boards and more women in senior management.

She also spoke to Counsellor Pippa Coom about the Mayoral Conservation Awards which were held online last night, and a recent ground-breaking poll that gathered public opinion on the restoration and conservation of the Hauraki Gulf.

New Zealand Sign Language Interactive Cards w/ Students Harry and Ned

New Zealand Sign Language Interactive Cards w/ Students Harry and Ned New Zealand Sign Language Interactive Cards w/ Students Harry and Ned, 6.29 MB
Fri 26 Nov 2021

A group of Auckland University students have created New Zealand Sign Language interactive cards which incorporate Te Reo Maori and English words.

Their aim is to promote the knowledge and use of New Zealand Sign Language within Aotearoa. 

Jessica Hopkins spoke to Harry and Ned from SLICNZ, about how their cards are helping deaf and hard of hearing kids in schools. 

Rapid Antigen Testing w/ Associate Professor James Ussher

Rapid Antigen Testing w/ Associate Professor James Ussher Rapid Antigen Testing w/ Associate Professor James Ussher , 9.8 MB
Fri 26 Nov 2021

Rapid antigen testing has been approved for use in the community as we learn to live with Covid-19.

Jessica Hopkins spoke to Associate Professor James Ussher from the University of Otago about how these tests will become widely used in Aotearoa.

Here is that interview...

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: November 26, 2021

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: November 26, 2021 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: November 26, 2021, 15.36 MB
Fri 26 Nov 2021

For their final interview together for the year, Pippa and Ilena talked about the Mayoral Conservation Awards. The awards were held online last night and recognise and reward the commitment and work of those in our communities who take a leading role in the environmental space. 

They also talked about a groundbreaking new poll that shows huge public support for measures to protect and restore the Hauraki Gulf, which the Hauraki Gulf Forum will be taking to the government.

 

Labour's Andrew Little: November 25, 2021

Labour's Andrew Little: November 25, 2021 Labour's Andrew Little: November 25, 2021, 14.9 MB
Thu 25 Nov 2021

Justin talked to Health Minister Andrew Little about oximeters at home isolation, the effects of the vaccine mandate, and his thoughts on the National party leadership crisis.