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Crime in Auckland's CBD w/ the University of Auckland's James Oleson: April 20, 2022

Crime in Auckland's CBD w/ the University of Auckland's James Oleson: April 20, 2022 Crime in Auckland's CBD w/ the University of Auckland's James Oleson: April 20, 2022, 24.71 MB
Wed 20 Apr 2022

In light of crime increases in Auckland’s CBD, Stella talks to James Oleson, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Auckland about the ways we measure, perceive and respond to crime, and what the literature says about police presence as a deterrent for criminal behaviour. They also respond to calls from mayoral candidates to re-establish a police office in downtown Auckland. 

Microplastics in the Foodchain w/ Flinders University's Janet Klein: April 20, 2022

Microplastics in the Foodchain w/ Flinders University's Janet Klein: April 20, 2022 Microplastics in the Foodchain w/ Flinders University's Janet Klein: April 20, 2022, 22.79 MB
Wed 20 Apr 2022

Micro plastics are an issue of growing concern, having been found in environments around the world while the impact on animal and human health has only just started to be quantified.
 

A team at Flinders University recently completed a study which found concerning levels of microplastic pollution in mussels in South Australia. Alex spoke with the leader of the research Janet Klein earlier today.

 

Eurovision w/ Cameron Mulgan: April 20, 2022

Eurovision w/ Cameron Mulgan: April 20, 2022 Eurovision w/ Cameron Mulgan: April 20, 2022, 22.71 MB
Wed 20 Apr 2022

Frances speaks with Cameron Mulgan on Eurovision, giving a general update on the situation in Ukraine, Finland and Sweden swinging towards joining NATO, the UK's refugee response (sending asylum seekers to Rwanda), French election polls (and some scandals) and the Venice Bienalle opening this weekend .

Deep sea mining in Tuvalu w/ James Hita: April 19, 2022

Deep sea mining in Tuvalu w/ James Hita: April 19, 2022 Deep sea mining in Tuvalu w/ James Hita: April 19, 2022, 17.92 MB
Tue 19 Apr 2022

The government of the Pacific island nation Tuvalu has recently reversed its decision to sponsor a deep sea mining company. This decision has been met with support from environmental activists. On the Tuesday Wire, Christina spoke to James Hita, a Greenpeace seabed mining campaigner, about the impacts of deep sea mining.

Aotearoa Environmental Report w/ Professor Amanda Black & Dr. Dan Hikuroa: April 19, 2022

Aotearoa Environmental Report w/ Professor Amanda Black & Dr. Dan Hikuroa: April 19, 2022 Dan Hikuroa: April 19, 2022, 31.21 MB
Tue 19 Apr 2022

The triennial report on the state of the environment in Aotearoa has changed the framework for how it reports its findings. It looks more at mātauranga Māori and exploring the connection between the environment and people. Joe spoke to Professor Amanda Black, Director at Bioprotection Aotearoa and Rutherford Discovery Fellow, as well as Dr. Dan Hikuroa, Senior Lecturer, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, Waipapa Taumata Rau (School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies, at the University of Auckland on the matter.

The Wire w/ Christina: April 19, 2022

The Wire w/ Christina: April 19, 2022 The Wire w/ Christina: April 19, 2022, 128.25 MB
Tue 19 Apr 2022

Producer Joe Wickins spoke to Professor Amanda Black, Director at Bioprotection Aotearoa and Rutherford Discovery Fellow, as well as Dr. Dan Hikuroa, Senior Lecturer, at the School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland, on the triennial report on the state of the environment in Aotearoa and how it has changed the framework for how it reports its findings.

Christina had her regular catch up with AUT Professor Marcus Jones for Dear Science. This week, they discussed a new thermal battery that could efficiently store renewable energy, the search for Earth 2.0, and how monkeys can sense their own heartbeat.

Christina also spoke to James Hita, a Greenpeace seabed mining campaigner, about the impacts of deep sea mining, and Tuvalu reversing its decision to sponsor a deep sea mining company.

And News and Editorial Director Aneeka Moheed caught up with Dr Shane Reti from the National Party about Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern heading off to Asia and the country’s recent move down to the orange traffic light setting.

National's Dr. Shane Reti: April 19, 2022

National's Dr. Shane Reti: April 19, 2022 Shane Reti: April 19, 2022, 22.68 MB
Tue 19 Apr 2022

This week on our regular catch up with Dr Shane Reti from the National Party, News and editorial director Aneeka speaks to him about Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern heading off to Asia and the country’s recent move down to the orange traffic light setting.

The Wire w/ Joe: April 14, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: April 14, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: April 14, 2022, 105.92 MB
Thu 14 Apr 2022

This week on the Thursday Wire, Tuva’a talks to Andrew Little in his weekly chat with the Health Minister about Dr. Shane Reti’s comments on disease vaccines expiring, and about National and ACT looking at getting rid of the Maori Health Authority. 

Emilia covers worker burnout with Professor Jarrod Haar from AUT, Syrian Widow Camps with World Vision, and the NZ Needle Exchange program.

And Joe speaks to Sport NZ about the lack of exercise from New Zealanders over the pandemic, and Lisa Te Morenga, Associate Professor in Nutrition and Maori Health at Massey University, as well as the Acting Chair Health Coalition Aotearoa, about the rising prices in healthy foods. 

That's us from the Thursday Wire!

Employee Burnout w/ Professor Jarrod Haar: April 14, 2022

Employee Burnout w/ Professor Jarrod Haar: April 14, 2022 Employee Burnout w/ Professor Jarrod Haar: April 14, 2022, 18.52 MB
Thu 14 Apr 2022

Kiwis in the workforce that are suffering from burnout don’t realise it, or can’t assess how severe it is.

In AUT’s Wellbeing@Work study, it was found that 35% of respondents experience severe burnout, and worryingly, some respondents who were experiencing high levels of burnout indicated themselves as having low to modest burnout levels. 

Emilia Sullivan spoke to Jarrod Haar, Professor of Human Resource Management at AUT who led the Wellbeing@Work study.

New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme w/ Jason George: April 14, 2022

New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme w/ Jason George: April 14, 2022 New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme w/ Jason George: April 14, 2022, 12.76 MB
Thu 14 Apr 2022

In 1988, New Zealand became the first country in the world to introduce a national, government-funded needle exchange programme for people who inject legal and illegal drugs.

New data has shown that the New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme has doubled its return in twenty years and has reduced the need for spending on treatment for HIV, Hepatitis B and C and other injection injuries.

Emilia Sullivan spoke to Jason George, National Harm Reduction Lead at the New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme.