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The Impact of Commercial Fishing on Marine Life in Aotearoa and Requirement of Cameras w/ Liz Sooten: 18 January, 2024

The Impact of Commercial Fishing on Marine Life in Aotearoa and Requirement of Cameras w/ Liz Sooten: 18 January, 2024 The Impact of Commercial Fishing on Marine Life in Aotearoa and Requirement of Cameras w/ Liz Sooten: 18 January, 2024, 34.44 MB
Thu 18 Jan 2024

As of Tuesday January 16th, certain fishing vessels operating near Aotearoa’s shore are now required to have cameras on board in order to get a more accurate understanding of the marine mammals and seabirds being injured or killed due to commercial fishing.

Between September 20th, 2023 and January 8th, 2024, the deaths of 6 Hector’s dolphins in fishing nets were identified.

Overseas, camera monitoring on board commercial fishing vessels has become standard practice. As of last year in Aotearoa, only 25% coverage of the country’s entire fleet has been reached.

Beth spoke with Professor at the University of Otago, Liz Sooten, about the impact of commercial fishing on marine mammals and seabirds in Aotearoa, and non-harmful approaches to commercial fishing.

The Independent Electoral Review and Voting Rights for Prisoners w/ Emmy Rākete: Thursday 18th January 2024

The Independent Electoral Review and Voting Rights for Prisoners w/ Emilie Rākete: Thursday 18th January 2024 The Independent Electoral Review and Voting Rights for Prisoners w/ Emilie Rākete: Thursday 18th January 2024, 17.38 MB
Thu 18 Jan 2024

Recently He Arotake Pōtitanga Motuhake, the Independent Electoral Review released a report discussing their recommendations to the current government on changes to our electoral system. 

One of the proposed changes involved granting voting rights to all prisoners. Currently, prisoners serving sentences of longer than three years are not allowed to enrol to vote. 

I speak to Emmy Rākete, the press spokesperson from People Against Prisons Aotearoa, about prisoner voting rights and what the proposal could mean.

Will Electric Vehicles pay disproportionately with the new Road User Charge? w/ Ralph E H Sims: Thursday 18th January 2024

Will Electric Vehicles pay disproportionately with the new Road User Charge? w/ Ralph E H Sims: Thursday 18th January 2024 Will Electric Vehicles pay disproportionately with the new Road User Charge? w/ Ralph E H Sims: Thursday 18th January 2024, 18.28 MB
Thu 18 Jan 2024

A new road user charge is applying to electric vehicles from the 1st of April this year. This has been expected for a while, but some people are concerned the cost is arbitrary and forcing EV users to pay more to use the roads than their petrol car using counterparts.

Caeden spoke to Massey Professor Ralph E H Sims about why the numbers don’t make sense, and his comment that the whole road user charge system needs to be reviewed.

Petition Calling for the Government to Support Palestine w/ Katrina Mitchell-Kouttab: January 17th, 2024

Petition Calling for the Government to Support Palestine w/ Katrina Mitchell-Kouttab: January 17th, 2024 Petition Calling for the Government to Support Palestine w/ Katrina Mitchell-Kouttab: January 17th, 2024, 44.98 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2024

Though recently Luxon has joined with other world leaders in supporting a ceasefire in Gaza, many have called for the New Zealand government to take further action.

Member of the Palestinian community, Katrina Mitchell-Kouttab has started a petition calling for New Zealand to live up to its international obligations. Olivia asked her why it’s important for the Government to support Palestine, and where people can learn more about this cause.

The Wire w/ Jessica: 17 January, 2023

The Wire w/ Jessica: 17 January, 2023 The Wire w/ Jessica: 17 January, 2023, 104.19 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2024

Producer Olivia spoke to member of the Palestinian community, Katrina Mitchell-Koutabb, about her petition calling for the Government to do more to stand with Palestine.

She also spoke to member of the Disabled Persons Assembly, Paul Brown, about accessibility issues with our current public transport system.

And News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Health Coalition Co-Chair Professor, Lisa Te Morenga, and Action on Smoking Harm (ASH) Director, Ben Youdan, about their stances on the Government repealing smoke-free measures.

Public Transport Accessibility w/ Paul Brown: January 17th, 2024

Public Transport Accessibility w/ Paul Brown: January 17th, 2024 Public Transport Accessibility w/ Paul Brown: January 17th, 2024, 24.2 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2024

Accessible Ubers and taxis are expensive, leaving public transport the only option for many. However, Aotearoa’s public transport system has been criticised as lacking accessibility for people with disabilities.

Olivia spoke to member of the Disabled Persons Assembly NZ, Paul Brown, about the current accessibility issues with our public transport system, and what people can do to learn more about this topic. 

That was member of the Disabled Persons Assembly NZ, Paul Brown, speaking to me about accessibility issues with our current public transport system. 

Repealing Smoke-Free Laws w/ Action on Smoking Harm (ASH) Director Ben Youdan: 17 January, 2024

Repealing Smoke-Free Laws w/ Action on Smoking Harm (ASH) Director Ben Youdan: 17 January, 2024 Repealing Smoke-Free Laws w/ Action on Smoking Harm (ASH) Director Ben Youdan: 17 January, 2024, 20.01 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2024

News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to Action on Smoking Harm (ASH) Director Ben Youdan about their stance on the government repealing smoke-free new measures. 

She started off the interview by asking Youdan about the purpose of ASH and his involvement in tobacco control?

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman January 16, 2024

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman January 16, 2024 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman January 16, 2024, 41.12 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2024

This week for the very first Dear Science the Tuesday Wire team discusses; the use of A.I in potentially disproving old beleifs about fingerprints, new telescope photos of Uranus and Neptune being less blue than we thought.

South Africa’s case against Israel at the ICJ w/ Associate Professor of Law, Treasa Dunworth: 16 January 2024.

South Africa’s case against Israel at the ICJ w/ Associate Professor of Law, Treasa Dunworth: 16 January 2024 South Africa’s case against Israel at the ICJ w/ Associate Professor of Law, Treasa Dunworth: 16 January 2024, 19.89 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2024

One Hundred and fifty three countries have ratified the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

The Convention which was originally ratified in 1948 was intended to prevent a repeat of the genocidal atrocities of World War Two.

Now, over 75 years after the convention was ratified, South Africa has filed a case to the International Court of Justice, alleging that Israel, a member of the convention, has breached their obligations.

Nicholas spoke to Treasa Dunworth, Associate professor of Law at the University of Auckland about the facts surrounding the historic case.

Update on situation in Gaza w National Coordinator of Palestinians in Aotearoa, Dr Ahmed Saadeh: January 16, 2024

Update on situation in Gaza w National Coordinator of Palestinians in Aotearoa, Dr Ahmed Saadeh: January 16, 2024 Update on situation in Gaza w National Coordinator of Palestinians in Aotearoa, Dr Ahmed Saadeh: January 16, 2024, 29.75 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2024

While many Kiwis took the Christmas period as a time of respite and relaxation, the bombardment of Gaza by Israel continued.

After just over one hundred days of bombardment it is estimated that nearly twenty-four-thousand Palestinians have died with over two million people being displaced from their homes as a result of the conflict.

Nicholas spoke to the National Coordinator of Palestinians in Aotearoa, Dr Ahmed Saadeh for an update on the situation in Gaza.