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Ngaruroro: a new model for Māori well-being w/ PhD researcher at Victoria University, Finely Ngarangi Johnson (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu)

Ngaruroro: a new model for Māori well-being w/ PhD researcher at Victoria University, Finely Ngarangi Johnson (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu) Ngaruroro: a new model for Māori well-being w/ PhD researcher at Victoria University, Finely Ngarangi Johnson (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu), 24.26 MB
Fri 19 Apr 2024

Ngaruroro is a brand new Māori well-being. 

Created to fill a gap in self-reporting well-being models; Ngaruroro ‘s development was a collaborative process.

The model includes eight key themes in relation to wellbeing;

1) Here tāngata (social and familial ties)

2) Te taiao (the environment)

3) Taonga tuku iho (cultural treasures)

 4) Tinana (body) 

 5) Wairua (spirit)

 6) Ngākau (inner-system)

7) Matea (core needs)

and,

 8) Mana (authority)

Nicholas spoke to the lead author of the article and PhD researcher at Victoria University of Wellington, Finely Ngarangi Johnson (Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu) about Ngaruroro. We also spoke about the application of well-being models.

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The Wire w/ Nicholas: April 19, 2024

The Wire w/ Nicholas: April 19, 2024 The Wire w/ Nicholas: April 19, 2024, 98.94 MB
Fri 19 Apr 2024

This week on the Wednesday Wire;

Oto spoke to:

Green Party MP Ricardo Menendez March to discuss their submission to the select committee regarding the Fast Track Approvals bill.

And,

E Tu Union Negotiation specialist, Michael Wood, to discuss E Tu’s claim against TVNZ with the Employment Relations Authority.

Rachel spoke to  New Zealand’s Association of Scientists  Co-President, Professor Troy Baisden, about the government’s proposed changes to coal mining provisions.

Nicholas spoke to PhD researcher at Victoria University, Finely Ngarangi Johnson about Ngaruroro, a new Māori wellbeing model.

And, News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, speaks to Associate Professor in Hauora Māori at the University of Otago, Esther Willing (Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Koata, Ngā Ruahine), about flu vaccines no longer being free for children under 12, or Māori and Pacific people aged 54-66.

Devonport-Takapuna Board Youth Seat Trial w/ Chair Toni Van Tonder

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Youth Seat Trial w Chair Toni Van Tonder Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Youth Seat Trial w Chair Toni Van Tonder, 16.98 MB
Thu 18 Apr 2024

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board will be soon launching their Youth Seat Trial programme, built in partnership with local youth board Younite, to facilitate further meaningful youth engagement in local democracy for year 12 and 13 students in the area. Producer Jasmine Gray spoke to Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Chair, Toni Van Tonder, about this initiative.

Public Health Submission Against Fast-track Approvals w Marnie Prickett

Public Health Submission Against Fast-track Approvals w Marnie Prickett Public Health Submission Against Fast-track Approvals w Marnie Prickett, 17.54 MB
Thu 18 Apr 2024

The Public Health Communication Centre of Aotearoa have publicised their submission that is strongly against the proposed fast-track approvals bill. The submission outlines seven objections, ranging from democratic rigour to the imperative relationship between the environment and the health of New Zealanders. Producer Jasmine Gray spoke to research fellow Marnie Prickett about the organisation’s submission.

A reminder that today is the last day for the public to submit this legislation so if you’d like to share your feedback you can use the objections listed on the PHCC website to make your own.

Read the PHCC Summary here

Have your say on the Fast Track bill here

The Wire w/ Caeden: 18 April, 2024

The Wire w/ Caeden: 18 April, 2024 The Wire w/ Caeden: 18 April, 2024, 134.04 MB
Thu 18 Apr 2024

For our weekly catch-up with the Labour party Caeden chats to Priyanca Radhakrishnan about funding cuts to disability caregivers and job cuts at the Department of Conservation.

For City Counselling they also speak to Councillor Shane Henderson about Watercare signalling an increase in Water Rates, and a boost in funding for arts in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Caeden also speaks to Lola Fisher about the disestablishment of the Whanganui Youth Council.

And they speak to Professor Ralph Cooney for the University of Auckland about the importance of communicating Climate Change to the community.


Jasmine speaks with Devonport-Takapuna local board Chair Toni Van Tonder about their upcoming Youth Seat trial and the importance of youth inclusion and engagement in local government.

And she speaks with Research Fellow Marnie Prickett about the Public Health Communication Centre of Aotearoa’s submission against the fast-track approvals bill ahead of opportunities for feedback on the legislation formally closing tomorrow.

Funding cuts for Disability Caregivers and job cuts at DoC w/ Priyanca Radhakrishnan: 18 April, 2024

Funding cuts for Disability Caregivers and job cuts at DoC w/ Priyanca Radhakrishnan: 18 April, 2024 Funding cuts for Disability Caregivers and job cuts at DoC w/ Priyanca Radhakrishnan: 18 April, 2024, 22.58 MB
Thu 18 Apr 2024

Disability communities have been rallying against a surprise change in purchasing rules in the Ministry of Disabled People Whaikaha. Communities have said the changes will have massive impact, despite no consultation on these changes or a formal announcement. 

The Department of Conversation also recently proposed staffing cuts to meet funding demands. DoC controls a third of Aotearoa’s landmass which is all conservation land. It remains uncertain how job losses in the Ministry could impact conservation land management.

For weekly catch-up with the Labour party Wire Host Caeden spoke to Labour spokesperson for Disability Issues and Conservation Priyanca Rahdakrishnan about both of these issues.

The need for a rates increase and a boost in Tāmaki Makaurau Arts funding w/ Shane Henderson: 18 April, 2024

The need for a rates increase and a boost in Tāmaki Makaurau Arts funding w/ Shane Henderson: 18 April, 2024 The need for a rates increase and a boost in Tāmaki Makaurau Arts funding w/ Shane Henderson: 18 April, 2024, 17.61 MB
Thu 18 Apr 2024

Watercare has signalled a potential rates increase for Aucklanders this year, while council balances needing funding for infrastructure in a cost of living crisis.
Council has also approved a $1 million dollar funding boost to Arts and Culture, which could have significant benefits to local communities.
For City Counselling Wire Host Caeden asks Auckland Councillor Shane Henderson about both these topics.

The axeing of Youth Councils w/ Lola Fisher: 18 April, 2024

The axeing of Youth Councils w/ Lola Fisher: 18 April, 2024 The axeing of Youth Councils w/ Lola Fisher: 18 April, 2024, 14.92 MB
Thu 18 Apr 2024

Whanganui Youth Council members have recently publicly spoken about the potential axeing of their youth council, as well as similar proposals in other regions.


Wire Host Caeden speaks to Whanganui Youth Council leader Lola Fisher about the importance of Youth Councils and why they’re at risk.

The Importance of Communicating Climate Change to the Community w/ Ralph Cooney: 18 April, 2024

The Importance of Communicating Climate Change to the Community w/ Ralph Cooney: 18 April, 2024 The Importance of Communicating Climate Change to the Community w/ Ralph Cooney: 18 April, 2024, 18.08 MB
Thu 18 Apr 2024

Ralph Cooney is a former lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Auckland, where his career has developed into communicating Climate Change to his community.

Wire Host Caeden spoke to him about the importance of communicating climate science, especially to community groups and older generations, after he published a piece in Newsroom on this topic.

Government Coal-Mining Changes w/ New Zealand Association of Scientists Co-President, Professor Troy Baisden: 17 April, 2024

Government Coal-Mining Changes w/ New Zealand Association of Scientists Co-President, Professor Troy Baisden: 17 April, 2024 Government Coal-Mining Changes w/ New Zealand Association of Scientists Co-President, Professor Troy Baisden: 17 April, 2024, 13.13 MB
Wed 17 Apr 2024

The government has proposed removing provisions which prevent new coal mining applications in natural inland wetlands and natural areas of significance.

Environmental advocates are warning this poses a threat to Aotearoa’s biodiversity and will contribute to the rise of global warming.  

Producer Rachel spoke to New Zealand’s Association of Scientists Co-President, Professor Troy Baisden, about this.