Justin spoke to Health and Pike River re-entry Minister Andrew Little on the traffic light system which New Zealand will move into after November 29, the human remains discovered inside the Pike River Mine, and parliamentary security from antivax threats.
Earlier today, the International Comparison of Modern Medicines published a report looking at the public funding of modern medicine in 20 OECD countries. The report showed that New Zealand was in desperate need of access to modern medicine. Patient Voices Aotearoa has long been campaigning for a double and triple in funding for access to modern medicine. The organisation presented their petition to parliament in May 2021, which called for immediate funding. Joe talks to Fiona Tolich from Patient Voice Aotearoa about this need for funding and why it’s so crucial amidst the current COVID environment.
Today, World Vision New Zealand is set to present a strong Modern Slavery Act to the Petition Committee. This comes following a petition which garnered thirty seven thousand signatures and support from over one hundred businesses. Joe speaks to Rebekah Armstrong, the Head of Advocacy and Justice for World Vision New Zealand about the Act and why transparency on the issue of Modern Slavery is so important.
International Desk reports on the growing migrant crisis at the border between Belarus and Poland, which comes in the wake of the European Union placing sanctions on Belarus and Minsk saying they would retaliate.
Justin spoke to University senior lectuerer Dr Jennifer Mathers on the geopolitics of the crisis, and the University of Warsaw's Professor Renata Mieńkowska-Norkiene on the side of local politics.
Justin spoke to Warsaw University's Professor Renata Mieńkowska-Norkiene on how Polish politics reacts to the migrant crisis at its border with Belarus, and how could this influence relations between Poland and the European Union.
This week Zazi and Brooke talk about the APEC Leaders Summit that recently took place, as well as the 1 News Colmar Brunton poll.
First off, the two talk about the virtual Summit that took place on the 11th and 12th of November. Brooke shares if she thinks Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern did a good job with hosting this year, what she thinks of the Aotearoa Action Plan that was endorsed, as well as if she thinks climate change issues are one of the biggest economic challenges facing the world today.
Then, Zazi speaks to Brooke about the 1 News Colmar Brunton Poll results that came out this week. Zazi asks how Brooke feels about these results, what she thinks of David Seymour being above Judith Collins in the preferred Prime Minister poll, as well as if she thinks COVID-19 impacted the National Party's results.
Massey University recently published an article titled Microplastics revealed in New Zealand marine mammals for the first time, where scientists found microplactsics in all of the New Zealand dolphins they examined. The international team led by Massey University and the Institute of Environmental Science and Research, also known as ESR, discovered that all common dolphins examined post-mortem during 2019 and 2020 had ingested microplastics.
Zazi spoke with the study’s first author, Professor Karen Stockin, the ESR lead Dr. Olga Pantos as well as co-author Dr. Gabriel Machovsky, about their recent dolphin study. The three researchers talk about microplastics, what they are, how they affect wildlife and human health, as well as explain in more detail what specific things surprised them when conducting their research.
This week on the Wednesday Wire, the show kicks off with our new producer Christina having her regular segment Dear Science with AUT Professor Marcus Jones. They talk about a new Pfizer antiviral to fight Covid-19; touch on the recent Glasgow Climate Pact; as well as discuss how nonsense words can make us think of specific shapes.
Zazi then has her regular talk with ACT Party’s Deputy Leader, Brooke van Velden, where they speak about the APEC Leaders Summit that recently took place, as well as the 1 News Colmar Brunton poll.
After that, Zazi talks to Professor Karin Stockin, Dr. Olga Pantos and Dr. Gabriel Machovsky about their recent research discussing how microplastics have been found in New Zealand marine mammals for the first time.
And finally, Christina chats to Waikato District Deputy Mayor, Aksel Bech, and Vanessa Williams from the Hamilton Central Business Association, about Waikato’s shift to Alert Level 2.
As of 11.59pm on Tuesday, Waikato moved into Alert Level 2 of Covid-19 restrictions. With this shift, schools and hospitality venues are now able to open their doors after six weeks in lockdown. Christina spoke to Waikato District Deputy Mayor Aksel Bech and Hamilton Central Business Association General Manager Vanessa Williams about their newfound freedoms and what it means for local businesses.