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.