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The Wire with Jemima: November 23, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: November 23, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: November 23, 2021, 101.46 MB
Tue 23 Nov 2021

Today on the Tuesday Wire, Emily Bell discusses Aotearoa moving to the new traffic light system on December 2nd at 11:59pm with University of Canterbury professor and Covid-19 modeller Michael Plank. 

Jemima Huston speaks to Deborah Hart from ASH New Zealand about the new Smokefree 2025 laws being put in place this week to protect children from smoking inside cars. 

Tuva’a Clifton catches up with the latest news from Waiheke Island's Pūtiki Bay and the building of the Kennedy Point marina. 

Emily interviews the Executive Head of the New Zealand Drug Foundation Sarah Helm about the increase of homelessness and anti-social behaviour in the Auckland CBD and what can be done to improve it.

Finally, this month is Movember! Jemima talks to Robert Dunne, the Country Manager for Movember New Zealand, about the charity and how it works to support and fundraise for men's health. 

Transeurasian Language Origin w/ Dr Martine Robbeets: Nov 22, 2021.

Transeurasian Language Origin w/ Dr Martine Robbeets: Nov 22, 2021. , 23.34 MB
Mon 22 Nov 2021

Recent research suggests that the Transeurasian language family originate from Chinese millet farmers 9,000 years ago. This goes against common views that these languages developed independently, which has been used to promote unique national and cultural identities. 

Louis spoke to the lead author of this research, Dr. Martine Robbeets, who is a comparative linguist at the University of Mainz and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Social Sciences. They talked about the origin and spread of these languages, as well as how they impact nationalistic arguments. 

Hump Ridge Track w/ Aaron Flemming: Nov 22, 2021

Hump Ridge Track w/ Aaron Flemming: Nov 22, 2021 Hump Ridge Track w/ Aaron Flemming: Nov 22, 2021, 15.51 MB
Mon 22 Nov 2021

The Hump Ridge Track was announced as New Zealand's newest great walk in 2019. But before the track can be opened as a great walk, there are a range of changes and improvements that are being made. 

Louis spoke with DOC's South Island Director Aaron Flemming about current progress, what the track is like, and the history of the area. 

The Wire with Louis: Nov 22, 2021.

The Wire with Louis: Nov 22, 2021. , 129.26 MB
Mon 22 Nov 2021

On the Monday Wire today...

Louis spoke to comparative linguist Dr. Martine Robbeets about the origins of Transeurasian languages and DOC's Aaron Flemming about progress on the Hump Ridge Track.

Charlie talked with Shine's Holly Carrington about family violence in light of a new report and the Minister for Conservation, Kiri Allen, about the new marine mammal sanctuary in the Bay of Islands. 

Finally, Christina was joined by Glenda Fryer, as she finished her six-week segment with the Waitemata Local Board. 

Enjoy. 

Increase in Family Violence w/ Holly Carrington: November 22, 2021

Increase in Family Violence w/ Holly Carrington: November 22, 2021 Increase in Family Violence w/ Holly Carrington: November 22, 2021, 11.23 MB
Mon 22 Nov 2021

Last week, the New Zealand Police published their annual report which included statistics of family violence. Every four minutes, a report of family violence is made, with this number expected to increase to every two and a half minutes by 2025. Shine's Policy Advisor, Holly Carrington, spoke with Charlie about why New Zealand is still continually seeing an increase in family violence, and what you can do to help vulnerable victims.

New Marine Mammal Sanctuary w/ Kiri Allan: November 22, 2021

New Marine Mammal Sanctuary w/ Kiri Allan: November 22, 2021 New Marine Mammal Sanctuary w/ Kiri Allan: November 22, 2021, 10.45 MB
Mon 22 Nov 2021

A new Marine Mammal Sanctuary in Te Pēiwhairangi/Bay of Islands has been approved to go ahead. Kiri Allan, Minister for Conservation, spoke with Charlie about the restrictions for boats and citizens in the area that the sanctuary will bring. She further discussed how the restrictions were made with local hapū, and what the public can do to protect marine mamals over the summer.

The Wire With Jessica: November 19, 2021

The Wire With Jessica: November 19, 2021 The Wire With Jessica: November 19, 2021, 102.79 MB
Fri 19 Nov 2021

Today on the Friday Wire, Jessica speaks to Auckland University Medical Students' Association Rainbow Communities Representative Josh McCormack about medical school interviews now including LGBTQI+ competency questions.

She also speaks to Dr Andrew Chen a Research Fellow of Koi Tū – Centre for Informed Futures, at the University of Auckland about vaccine passes, and Adam Currie from Generation Zero about decarbonising our transport system in Aotearoa.  

Producer Ilena speaks to Glenis Philip-Barbara, Assistant Maori Children’s Commissioner, on the findings of the Tō Tātou Kura Atawhai; Our Kind of Schools project.

She also speaks to Chloe Swarbrick on the Green party’s call for the government to expand the drug harm reduction programme Te Ara Oranga nationwide.

Finally she has her regular spot with Councillor Shane Henderson, where they talk about the Enabling Housing Supply Bill and Te Whau pathway.

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: November 19, 2021

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: November 19, 2021 City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: November 19, 2021, 12.61 MB
Fri 19 Nov 2021

This week, Ilena talked to Councillor Shane Henderson about Auckland Council’s and his own perspective on the Enabling Housing Supply Bill, which encourages intensification in single house zones in Auckland. 

They also talked about the proposed Te Whau pathway, which will be open to public consultation from this Monday through to the 20th of December.

 

Expanding Te Ara Oranga w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: November 19, 2021

Expanding Te Ara Oranga w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: November 19, 2021 Expanding Te Ara Oranga w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: November 19, 2021, 10.27 MB
Fri 19 Nov 2021

This Wire, Ilena talked to Chlöe Swarbrick from the Green party about the drug harm reduction programme Te Ara Oranga. 

The Green party is calling on the Government to roll out the programme nationwide as it has been successful in the far North areas that it has been implemented. 

They also talked about the announcement of this funding and expansion coming alongside the initial review of ‘police discretion’ Misuse of Drugs Act changes.

Tackling bullying in schools w/ Glenis Philip-Barbara: November 19, 2021

Tackling bullying in schools w/ Glenis Philip-Barbara: November 19, 2021 Tackling bullying in schools w/ Glenis Philip-Barbara: November 19, 2021, 6.38 MB
Fri 19 Nov 2021

Ilena spoke to Glenis Philip-Barbara, Assistant Maori Children’s Commissioner, on the Tō Tātou Kura Atawhai; Our Kind of Schools project. 

The project is a collaboration between the Ministry of Education and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner to gain insight from kura and schools with low levels of bullying. 

Glenis explains about what this project entailed, and the key insights, which she hopes will inspire other schools and kura to create welcoming and inclusive environments for their students and whānau.