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Money Management Over the Holidays w/ Pushpa Wood: December 13th, 2023

Money Management Over the Holidays w/ Pushpa Wood: December 13th, 2023 Money Management Over the Holidays w/ Pushpa Wood: December 13th, 2023, 16.32 MB
Wed 13 Dec 2023

The pressure of buying presents is now upon us, but simultaneously, the cost of living crisis and inflation continues to affect New Zealanders’ lives. Experts have discussed means of saving money over the break, as well as balancing the need to celebrate loved ones and saving in these difficult times. 

Olivia talked to the Director of Financial Education at the Research Centre at Massey University,  Dr Pushpa Wood, about the need for avoiding overspending, and tips for people to manage their money.

Dear Science w Allan Blackman

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman, 18.12 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2023

Professor Allan Blackman joins the team to chat about quantum mechanics entanglement, supercharged snot, and finally, how to make the perfect cup of coffee! 

The Wire w/ Nicholas: December 12, 2023

The Wire w/ Nicholas: December 12, 2023 The Wire w/ Nicholas: December 12, 2023, 127.49 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2023

The Tuesday Wire team is joined by Allan Blackman for Dear Science.

Nicholas catches up with the National Party's Dr Shane Reti about his governments plans to repeal Fair Pay Agreement Legislation. 

Nicholas also spoke to Amalgamated Unions Organiser Hamish McCraken about Fair Pay Agreements.

Producer Sofia speaks to Parul Sood the General manager of Auckland waste solutions.

Repealing Fair Pay legislation w/ Dr Shane Reti: December 12, 2023

Repealing Fair Pay legislation w/ Dr Shane Reti: December 12, 2023 Repealing Fair Pay legislation w/ Dr Shane Reti: December 12, 2023, 14.02 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2023

For our weekly catchup with the National Party's Dr Shane Reti, Nicholas asked about the new Government's plans to repeal Fair pay agreement legislation.

The previous Government had passed the legislation that would allow a negotion to be triggered if 10% of a workforce ageed to beginning the fair pay process.

The interview begins with a question about why the Government chose repealling fair Pay Agreement legislation as a priority.

The negatives of repealing Fair Pay Agreements w/ Union organiser Hamish McCracken: December 12, 2023

The negatives of repealing Fair Pay Agreements w/ Union organiser Hamish McCracken: December 12, 2023 The negatives of repealing Fair Pay Agreements w/ Union organiser Hamish McCracken: December 12, 2023, 16.37 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2023

The new Government's commitment to repealing the Fair Pay Agreement legislation has been met by staunch opposition.

The legislation would have provided employees from a certain sector the ability to trigger negotiations on industry minimums.

Leaked Cabinet papers show that the ne Government recieved advice warning that repealling the legislation would have disproportinate effects on Māori, Women and Young people.

Nicholas spoke to Union negotiator Hamish McCraken about the negatives of repealling the legisalation.

Reducing Rubbish Collection w Parul Sood

Reducing Rubbish Collection in Auckland w Parul Sood December 12-23 Reducing Rubbish Collection in Auckland w Parul Sood December 12-23, 13.84 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2023

A waste solution proposal by the Auckland Council is in the works for public consultation next year.

The proposal sees weekly rubbish collection change to fortnightly, ultimately aiming to reduce rubbish waste produced in Auckland. 

Producer Sofia Kent to Parul Sood, the general manager of Auckland Council Waste Solutions and the driving force behind the proposal.

Sood explains what the plan entails, pushback, and what it hopes to achieve.

 

Safety at UoA w/ Nicola Gaston: 11 December, 2023

Safety at UoA w/ Nicola Gaston: 11 December, 2023 Safety at UoA w/ Nicola Gaston: 11 December, 2023, 10.62 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2023

A group of one hundred and nineteen University of Auckland academics have signed an open letter to the UoA council, calling for stronger clarity and action around safety concerns. 

After professor Siouxsie Wiles called to concern vulnerabilities in UoA’s system in employment court, more academics have come forward expressing their discomfort around how seriously their safety is taken. 

Liam had a chat with Professor Nicola Gaston about the open letter, and what changes she thinks need to be made. They first asked her about what the call specifically asked for.

 

Weekly Catch Up w Simon Court, discussing ACT's response to Te Pati Māori's hikoi, calls for removing the Human Rights Commission and COP28, December 11, 2023

Weekly Catch Up w Simon Court December 11, 2023.mp3 mp3, 31.8 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2023

Thousands of protestors took to the motorways December 5th, in protest against the recent policies announced by the new government. ACT Party leader David Seymour critiscised these actions, calling the tuesday events "diverse theatrics".

On our weekly catch up with the ACT Party, Lou spoke to Simon Court about David Seymour's response to the hikoi, and ACT's stance on the policies announced, such as the scrapping of the Māori Health Authority, restoring referendums for Māori wards and minimising Māori language use in public services.

Lou then enquired about ACT renewing their call for the removal of the Human Rights Commission as well as alternative measures proposed to safeguard and promote human rights in New Zealand. 

Finally, Lou enquired about ACT's stance towards the climate change issues following Aotearoa's new climate minister participating in COP28, 2023's United Nations Climate Change Conference held at Expo City, Dubai.

 

Research Study on Vegetarians in NZ w Kathryn Bradbury, December 11 2023.

Research on Vegetarians w Kathryn Bradbury December 11 2023.mp3 mp3, 21.28 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2023

According to research published on the 6th of December, the accurate percentage of vegetarians in New Zealand is more likely to be two percent than the almost 20 percent previously cited in market research. 

According to this study:

93 percent of New Zealand eat red meat;

2.89 percent do not eat red meat, but eat seafood and poultry;

1.4 percent are pescatarians,

and 2 percent are true vegetarians. 

 

In this interview, Lou speaks to Dr Kathryn Bradbury from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Population Health about the conclusions of this research.

The Fifth COVID-19 wave w/ Prof. Micheal Baker: December 11, 2023

The Fifth COVID-19 wave w/ Prof. Micheal Baker: December 11, 2023 Micheal Baker: December 11, 2023, 16.37 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2023

Whilst much of Aotearoa has moved on from the Covid-19 Pandemic, the virus is still continuing to affect our daily lives.

We’ve recently seen a new wave of the virus, with over 5800 new cases reported by Te Whatu Ora. 

Liam had a chat with Professor Micheal Baker about the recent wave, and how Kiwi’s can stay safe.