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The Green Desk: Termite Carbon Emissions w/ Cate Macinnis-Ng

The Green Desk: Termite Carbon Emissions w/ Cate Macinnis-Ng The Green Desk: Termite Carbon Emissions w/ Cate Macinnis-Ng, 13.69 MB
Thu 6 Oct 2022

Today, Stella hosts The Green Desk, as Frances is away. She speaks to one of the authors of a global study about the role that termites may play in climate change. Cate Macinnis-Ng is an associate professor in the school of biological sciences at the university of auckland, and has a particular research interest in plant responses to climatic conditions and the impacts of climate change on biodiversity more broadly.

 

Bus Driver Shortage Plans w/ Derek Koper

Bus Driver Shortage Plans w/ Derek Koper Bus Driver Shortage Plans w/ Derek Koper, 29.21 MB
Thu 6 Oct 2022

It was announced this week that Auckland’s rail network is undergoing a rebuild, which will see major rail lines temporarily close. Buses are expected to replace these services, but AT and other transport agencies are urging Immigration and Transport Minister Michael Wood to allow bus driver shortages to be filled by overseas workers. News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Auckland Transport Metro Services Manager Derek Koper.  

 

The Wire w/ Stella 6 October

The Wire w/ Stella 6 October The Wire w/ Stella 6 October, 122.72 MB
Thu 6 Oct 2022

Welcome to the Thursday Wire! 

This week on the show Stella speaks to geopolitical analyst from The Democracy Project, Geoffrey Miller, about Aotearoa’s formal response to Russia’s annexation of Ukraine. We’ve got our regular segment with Andrew Little brought to us by Tuva’a. Stella speaks to Annie West, a doctoral candidate at the University of Auckland about her research on Kākāpō gut microbiomes. Stella also speaks to Cate Macinnis-Ng  about her co authorship of a new study showing that termites may play a pivotal role in climate change. Finally, News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins speaks to Auckland Transport Metro Services Manager Derek Koper about filling bus driver shortages in preparation for Auckland's rail network rebuild. 

Aotearoa's Condemnation of Russia's Annexation of Ukraine w/ Geoffrey Miller

Aotearoa's Condemnation of Russia's Annexation of Ukraine w/ Geoffrey Miller Aotearoa's Condemnation of Russia's Annexation of Ukraine w/ Geoffrey Miller, 23.41 MB
Thu 6 Oct 2022

Russia has recently announced their annexation of Ukrainian territory, but the move has been deemed illegal, and condemned by many actors. Aotearoa has joined the chorus of condemnation this week. Stella speaks to Geoffrey Miller, a geopolitical analyst from The Democracy Project, about the significance of our nation’s response.

 

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little 6 October

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little 6 October Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little 6 October, 14.31 MB
Thu 6 Oct 2022

Tuva’a who speaks to the Health Minister, Labour's Andrew Little in their weekly catch-up, today discussing pay differences for GP vs hospital doctor trainees.

 

The Kākāpō Microbiome w/ Annie West

The Kākāpō Microbiome w/ Annie West The Kākāpō Microbiome w/ Annie West, 21.09 MB
Thu 6 Oct 2022

University of Auckland post-doctoral candidate Annie West published a study last week that identified Kākāpō as having a markedly less diverse gut microbiome than other herbivores. Stella speaks to her about the research.

 

Tertiary Education Union Members to Strike w/ TEU’s Dr Sean Sturm: October 5, 2022

Tertiary Education Union Members to Strike w/ TEU’s Dr Sean Sturm: October 5, 2022 Tertiary Education Union Members to Strike w/ TEU’s Dr Sean Sturm: October 5, 2022, 24.91 MB
Wed 5 Oct 2022

Staff from all 8 of Aotearoa’s universities have voted to strike tomorrow, demanding a pay rise of 8 per cent to match inflation. 

87 per cent of Tertiary Education Union members voted in favour of the strike action, which comes just weeks before students are set to begin exams, citing difficulties keeping up with the cost of living, and "unmanageable workloads" caused by persistent cost cutting and underinvestment in staff.

Emilia spoke to Dr Sean Sturm, a University of Auckland lecturer who is a bargaining team representative at the Tertiary Education Union

Working Conditions for Bus Drivers w/ FIRST Union's Louisa Jones: October 5, 2022

Working Conditions for Bus Drivers w/ FIRST Union's Louisa Jones: October 5, 2022 Working Conditions for Bus Drivers w/ FIRST Union's Louisa Jones: October 5, 2022, 12.54 MB
Wed 5 Oct 2022

Tāmaki Makurau's rail network is undergoing a major rebuild, which will see rail lines across the city temporarily close over the coming years. 

These services are expected to be replaced by buses. 

Three regional transport agencies, including Auckland Transport are calling on immigration minister Michael Wood to urgently review immigration settings to address the country's bus driver shortage. 

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Louisa Jones from First Union who is concerned that failure to address existing conditions for bus drivers could discourage people from using public transport.

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: October 5, 2022

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: October 5, 2022 Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: October 5, 2022, 19.53 MB
Wed 5 Oct 2022

On this week’s installation of Eurovision, I chat with our European Correspondent Cameron Adams from Berlin about Ukraine, elections in Bosnia, and more.

The Wire w/ Emilia: October 5, 2022

The Wire w/ Emilia: October 5, 2022 The Wire w/ Emilia: October 5, 2022, 102.02 MB
Wed 5 Oct 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāapa Wednesday:

Casper speaks to David Seymour in our weekly chat with the ACT Party, this week, they chat about the ACT party's calls to reduce or scrap mandatory covid isolation periods, as well as their party fundraiser for Ukraine.

Emilia chats to Dr Sean Sturm from the Tertiary Education Union about their decision to strike for better pay.

She also chats with our European correspondent Cameron Adams in this week's installation of Eurovision 

And News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins speaks to Louisa Jones from First Union about bus driver shortages across Aotearoa. 

That's us for the Wednesday Wire! See you next week.