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OurActionStation: Moratorium On Mining Permits for Conservation Land w/Catherine Delahunty

OurActionStation: Moratorium On Mining Permits for Conservation Land w/Catherine Delahunty OurActionStation: Moratorium On Mining Permits for Conservation Land w/Catherine Delahunty, 22.22 MB
Mon 15 Aug 2022

On this week’s regular segment in collaboration with OurActionStation, we’re discussing the call from Coromandel Watchdog for a Moratorium on Mining Permit applications on public conservation land.

Despite the commitment placed by the Government in 2017 to stop issuing mining permits on conservation land, it has failed to implement the measure and continue to issue permits under the ‘stewardship land’ reasoning’.

Trishil spoke to the organiser of the petition Catherine Delahunty on this issue, discussing the issue with stewardship land, and the harms that mining has on flora and fauna.

Tutankhamun Tomb Raid Revelation w/Tony Spalinger

Tutankhamun Tomb Raid Revelation w/Tony Spalinger Tutankhamun Tomb Raid Revelation w/Tony Spalinger, 34.51 MB
Mon 15 Aug 2022

In 1922, the tomb of the young king Tutankhamun was uncovered by Archaeologist Howard Carter, led by his patron George Herbert (5th Earl of Carnarvon), opening up widespread interest into Ancient Egypt civilization.

Since then, he has long been suspected of stealing it’s treasures before the tomb was officially opened. These claims have been hard to validify, but a newly discovered letter penned by renowned philologist Sir Alan Gardiner may hold the answer to the questions that have swelled up in the 100 years since the discovery of the tomb.

Gardiner’s letter was never published, but the letter details how Carter compensated his work translating the cave hieroglyphics with a ‘whm amulet’, which was historically used as an offering for the dead.

Despite being told by Carter that the amulet hadn’t originated from the tomb, confirmation came from the then-director of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo Rex Engelbach after testing other finds transported to the museum.

To understand more about the controversy and history surrounding the tomb of Tutankhamun, and the surrounding context, I reached out to University of Auckland Professor Anthony Spalinger to discuss the news and more.

Revitalising St James Theatre w/ Steve Bielby and Chlöe Swarbrick: August 15, 2022

Revitalising St James Theatre w/ Steve Bielby and Chlöe Swarbrick: August 15, 2022 Revitalising St James Theatre w/ Steve Bielby and Chlöe Swarbrick: August 15, 2022, 33.92 MB
Mon 15 Aug 2022

New video footage of the interior of the vandalised St James Theatre has been released by Auckland Central MP Chlöe Swarbrick, showing fungi growing on damp floors, damaged electrical fittings and roof, as well as an exposure to the weather and rain, and foundation-eroding dampness.

Swarbrick has written an open letter calling for the government to match the Auckland Council's $15 million commitment to restoring the building. She says this decision can't be kicked down the road any more and that the revival of the theatre will secure Queen Streets' status as a buzzing destination that will provide space and a place for Auckland's creative community.

Built in 1928, St James Theatre once hosted many shows and concerts. St James Theatre is also regarded as a Category 1 Heritage building, meaning it is a historic places are of special or outstanding historical or cultural significance or value. 

However, Building owner Steve Bielby says thieves and vandals had 'gutted' the once historic site.

Joe spoke to the owner of St James Theatre, Steve Bielby as well as Green Party MP for Auckland Central Chlöe Swarbrick, about why the revitalisation of St James Theatre is so significant to Auckland. 

Travel costs a barrier for Māori in need of liver cancer treatment w/ Jason Gurney: August 15, 2022

Travel costs a barrier for Māori in need of liver cancer treatment w/ Jason Gurney: August 15, 2022 Travel costs a barrier for Māori in need of liver cancer treatment w/ Jason Gurney: August 15, 2022, 23.76 MB
Mon 15 Aug 2022

Māori are currently 31% more likely to die from liver cancer than non-Māori with the same diagnosis, but covering the travel costs associated with liver cancer surgery could help close this disparity.

Researchers analysed the distance travelled by Māori and Pākehā patients to receive their first primary surgery for liver cancer and found that on average, Māori liver cancer patients travelled twice as far than their Pākehā counterparts.

Joe spoke to Jason Gurney, from the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, about how travel costs being are a barrier for Māori in need of liver cancer treatment.

The Wire w/ Joe: August 15, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: August 15, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: August 15, 2022, 107.72 MB
Mon 15 Aug 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāhina Monday!

Joe speaks to Jason Gurney, from Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, about travel costs being a barrier for Māori in need of liver cancer treatment. He also chats to Steve Bielby, the owner of St James Theatre, and Auckland Central MP Chlöe Swarbrick on the revitalisation of St James Theatre. 

Trishil speaks to Catherine Delahunty from Coromandel Watchdog about her petition calling for a moratorium on mining permits for conservation land. He also speaks Anthony Spalinger from the Ancient History Department at the University of Auckland about the recently resurfaced letter from Sir Alan Gardiner confirming the tomb of Tutankhamun had been raided prior to it’s official unveiling.

That's us for the Monday Wire!

 

Cost Of Living and Health w/ Dr Stephen Child: August 12th, 2022

Cost Of Living and Health w/ Dr Stephen Child: August 12th, 2022 Cost Of Living and Health w/ Dr Stephen Child: August 12th, 2022, 21.51 MB
Fri 12 Aug 2022

It’s not breaking news that the Cost-of-Living has been messed up across the country. 

However, new reports are showing the affects the financial difficulties are having on our physical and emotional health.

The Southern Cross's most recent Healthy Futures Report has shown direct links through several measures, such as people having difficulty sleeping, feeling more stressed, and having more difficulty affording health care.

To learn more Liam spoke to Chief Medical Officer of Southern Cross Insurance Arm Doctor Stephen Child.

Inter-Regional Rail Inquiry w/ Paul Callister: August 12th, 2022

Inter-Regional Rail Inquiry w/ Paul Callister: August 12th, 2022 Inter-Regional Rail Inquiry w/ Paul Callister: August 12th, 2022, 15.97 MB
Fri 12 Aug 2022

A new inquiry has recently been opened by the Transport and Infrastructure Committee, asking for submissions on how to improve inter-regional rail in Aotearoa. 

The committee is particularly trying to understand how best to implement sustainable practices, and how to revitalise trains between big cities.

This comes after months of campaigning by Save our Trains, an organisation set up after minter-regional rail was minimised and plans to shift the trains to tourist transporters.

To understand what the new inquiry means, Liam spoke to Paul Callister from Save our Trains.

 

Keeping The Crown Hotel Loud w/ Taylor McGregor: 12th August, 2022

Keeping The Crown Hotel Loud w/ Taylor McGregor: 12th August, 2022 Keeping The Crown Hotel Loud w/ Taylor McGregor: 12th August, 2022, 21.1 MB
Fri 12 Aug 2022

Earlier this week saw a march in the Octagon of Otepoti Dunedin, advocating for the safety of the Crown Hotel 

The music venue has been at risk due to plans for a housing developer to build a new residential area nearby, banning the Crown Hotel from making the noise it needs to.

To learn more, Liam spoke to bFM’s own Taylor McGregor, also from Save Our Venues, about the venue and the issues of the new development.

 

The Wire w/ Stella: 11 August

The Wire w/ Stella: 11 August The Wire w/ Stella: 11 August, 127.08 MB
Thu 11 Aug 2022

Welcome to The Thursday Wire! Today, Stella speaks to Vice President of the Auckland Branch, Genna Hawkins Boulton from Thursdays in Black about their open letter to the Department of Corrections. She also speaks to Eugenie Sage from The Green Party on their call to ban bottom trawling on seamounts. Finally, Stella speaks to Associate Professor Grant Searchfield on his recently published Tinnitus research.

Tuva’a has his weekly catch up with Andrew Little, and Frances brings us Greendesk, speaking with Predator Free Rakiura's Project Director, Campbell Leckie. And that's it for The Thursday Wire.

 

Bottom Trawling on All Seamounts w/ Eugenie Sage

Bottom Trawling on All Seamounts w/ Eugenie Sage Bottom Trawling on All Seamounts w/ Eugenie Sage, 17.32 MB
Thu 11 Aug 2022

The Green Party is calling for bottom trawling on seamounts to stop, following a 'white paper' from Sealord which the party calls greenwashing. Stella spoke to the party’s ocean and fisheries spokesperson, Eugenie Sage, on the matter.