Judith Collins has been rolled as National leader.
Before the news was announced, Justin talked to Auckland University's Dr Lara Greaves on the crisis.
On their weekly chat, Justin and Health Minister Andrew Little talked about his thoughts on the National Party leadership crisis, oximeters at home isolation, and the vaccine mandate's effect on the health system.
Neighbourhood Watch reports on COVID-19 in South Australia and a controversial religious discrimination bill at the Federal Parliament.
This week Zazi and Brooke talk about the subject of minimum wage increases and the new Workplace Vaccination Tool.
First off, the two talk about minimum wage increases. Zazi asks Brooke why ACT believes a moratorium should be put on minimum wages, if Brooke has sympathy for minimum wage workers, and whether she thinks businesses would stop failing if a moratoriuman were to be put in place.
Then, Zazi speaks to Brooke about the new Workplace Vaccination Tool announced yesterday. Brooke shares if she thinks this will be a good guideline, if she thinks the Government have done a good job with guidance and advice, as well as if ACT are more on the side of blanket vaccine mandates or on the side of mandating vaccines for specific businesses and workplaces.
In recent years, some schools have changed the way they layout their classrooms. They have gone from a traditional classroom layout, to a more open-plan classroom one.
The reception from these more open-plan classroom spaces has been very broad. Some students enjoy this more social way of learning, some feel overstimulated, and others are finding the shift both good and bad.
And recently, an article was written about these changes in school learning spaces - how it is going so far, what some of the results have been, and whether it is a good thing that schools are trying these new ways of learning. Zazi spoke with the author of this particular article, Leon Benade. Leon Benade is an Associate Professor in the school of Education at AUT, and his current research work focuses on Innovative Learning Environments.
This week on the Wednesday Wire, the show kicks off with Christina having her regular segment Dear Science with AUT Professor Allan Blackman. They talk about a chemical emitted by babies that can affect our behaviour; explore how a spacecraft can deflect an asteroid, and investigate a brand new particle accelerator that can help us better understand atoms.
After that, Zazi speaks with AUT Associate Professor Leon Benade, discussing the shift many schools have made from traditional learning spaces to more open-plan classroom spaces.
Then Christina talks to the New Zealand CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Peter Dickens, on the upcoming Pedal4Prostate fundraiser.
And finally, Zazi has her regular talk with ACT's Brooke van Velden, where they talk about the subject of minimum wage increases and the new Workplace Vaccination Tool announced yesterday.
Prostate cancer is one of the biggest killers of men in New Zealand, a deadly disease that affects 1 in 8 Kiwi men. To raise funds for research and provide support for people impacted by this disease, the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Aotearoa has announced the fifth running of Pedal4Prostate, a cycling fundraiser. This event will be held at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park on March 13, 2022.
Christina spoke to Prostate Cancer Foundation CEO Peter Dickens about the event, and the work the foundation does to support those affected by prostate cancer.
The construction of the Kennedy Point Marina at Pūtiki Bay on Waiheke Island has been a point of contention for iwi, local residents and environmental groups for some time. 95bFM reporter Tuva'a Clifton spoke with Naawie Tutugoro of Protect Pūtiki and Kitt Littlejohn from Kennedy Point Boatharbour Limited for an update about what each side has been up to during the Delta outbreak and lockdown. Tuva'a also followed up with Emily Maia of Protect Pūtiki to respond to some of Kitt Littlejohns comments.
This week new Smokefree 2025 law will take effect. The law aims to protect children under the age of 18 by banning smoking and vaping inside cars either moving or parked. This latest move is part of the government’s commitment to ensuring that by 2025 fewer than 5% of New Zealanders will be smokers or what is more commonly known as Aotearoa's Smokefree 2025 goal.
News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to ASH New Zealand Director Deborah Hart about the new law. They discuss the how the law came to be, why the inclusion of vaping in the ban is confusing, and whether the Smokefree 2025 goal is realistic.
ASH NZ is the leading independent smokefree campaign organisation in New Zealand whose work in supporting policy makers and leading a social campaign aims to reach the Smokefree 2025 goal.