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bFM Investigates Student Fees: July 5, 2022

bFM Investigates: Student Fees - 5/07/2022 bFM Investigates: Student Fees - 5/07/2022, 66.25 MB
Tue 5 Jul 2022

For the past two weeks Jack Horsnell been embarking on an investigation, answering the questions, why are student fees so expensive? And where they are spent?  Jack spoke to a range of experts with the goal of unravelling the complicated world of university fees.  

 

The Wire w/ Joe: July 4, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: July 4, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: July 4, 2022, 100.93 MB
Mon 4 Jul 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāhina Monday!

Joe speaks to Sara Tolbert, Associate Professor of Science and Environmental Education at the University of Canterbury, about Plastic Free July. He also talks James Hita from Greenpeace about New Zealand’s silence surrounding deep sea mining. 

Trishil speaks to Nina Santos from MindTheGap for regular segment with OurActionStation. They talk about their mission to ensure that the pay gap is closed for women and ethnic communities. Trishil also speaks to the Green Party's Drug Reform Spokesperson Chloe Swarbrick and Dr Nicki Jackson from Alcohol HealthWatch about the Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill.

That's us for the Monday Wire!

OurActionStation - MindTheGap w/ Nina Santos

OurActionStation - MindTheGap w/ Nina Santos OurActionStation - MindTheGap w/ Nina Santos, 13.32 MB
Mon 4 Jul 2022

On this week’s regular segment in collaboration with OurActionStation, we’re discussing the pay gap and disparity between women and ethnic communities. Nina Santos, Delivery Manager of MindThatGap, spoke with Trishil today about the petiton, and their push to gain governmental support and instituite a mandatory pay registry

The Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill w/ Chlöe Swarbrick and Dr Nicki Jackson

The Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill w/Chloe Swarbrick and Dr Nicki Jackson The Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill w/Chloe Swarbrick and Dr Nicki Jackson, 41.6 MB
Mon 4 Jul 2022

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Harm Minimisation Amendment Bill, introduced by Green Party Drug Reform Spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick, seeks to overhaul the state of alcohol awareness and advertising in New Zealand. The bill will also allow local councils to control policies that affect their communities.


Trishil spoke with Chlöe Swarbrick and Alcohol Healthwatch Executive Director Dr Nicki Jackson about the provisions of the bill, including the establishment of Local Alcohol Policies and restrictions of Sponsorships and Advertising.

Plastic Free July w/ Sara Tolbert: July 4, 2022

Plastic Free July w/ Sara Tolbert: July 4, 2022 Plastic Free July w/ Sara Tolbert: July 4, 2022, 28.92 MB
Mon 4 Jul 2022

Plastic Free July has rolled around again and we’ll all be hearing about reducing plastic use in our daily lives. Much of the messaging is targeted toward young people through school and youth-focused messaging. However, within our sustainability efforts, we must also look at how we can conduct real change and look at the worst plastic producers around the globe, as well as how New Zealand can improve their efforts.

Joe spoke to Sara Tolbert, Associate Professor of Science and Environmental Education at the University of Canterbury, on the matter

 

New Zealand's Silence Surrounding Deep Sea Mining w/ James Hita: July 4, 2022

New Zealand's Silence Surrounding Deep Sea Mining w/ James Hita: July 4, 2022 New Zealand's Silence Surrounding Deep Sea Mining w/ James Hita: July 4, 2022, 19.65 MB
Mon 4 Jul 2022

In a dramatic shift at the United Nations oceans conference in Lisbon this week, a series of Pacific Governments have formed an alliance to oppose deep sea mining in international waters but Greenpeace says the continued silence from the New Zealand Government on the issue is deafening.

To standing ovations, a series of Pacific nations including Fiji and Samoa joined an alliance opposing deep sea mining announced by Palau on Monday. Adding to the momentum, the following day, Tuvalu, Tonga, and Guam announced their support for a halt to deep sea mining and France is now also calling for a legal and robust framework to ban deep sea mining in the high seas. But to date, the New Zealand Government has not formed a position on the issue.

Joe spoke to James Hita, part of the Deep Seabed and Mining Campaign at Greenpeace Aotearoa on the matter.

 

The Friday Wire: July 1st, 2022

The Friday Wire: July 1st, 2022 The Friday Wire: July 1st, 2022, 104.5 MB
Fri 1 Jul 2022

Another stacked and varied show on this Fridays Wire! Today:

Liam spoke with councillor Richard Hills about the positive new report on Kauri Dieback in the Waitakere Ranges on City Counselling. 

They also had a chat with UoAs Stephen Hoadley about the new NZ EU trade deal.

Frances spoke to Sarah McFadden, the GM of Kelmarna Gardens in Ponsonby about regenerative local food systems.

Liam also spoke with Liam Mcllvanney from UoO on Scottish independence.

And finally Alejandra Perotti from the University of Reading on the possible extinction of tiny mites that have sex on your face as a part of our newest segment, Strangest Things!

NZ EU Trade Deal w/ Stephen Hoadley: July 1st, 2022

NZ EU Trade Deal w/ Stephen Hoadley: July 1st, 2022 NZ EU Trade Deal w/ Stephen Hoadley: July 1st, 2022, 21.75 MB
Fri 1 Jul 2022

Jacinda Arderns current trip to Europe has seen the finalisation of our landmark free trade deal with the European Union. 

This is the culmination of years wirth of work and decades of negotiations.

Aotearoa and the EU will trade agricultural and food based exports, such as cheese, meat, dairy, and vegetables. 


To learn more, Liam spoke to Stephen Hoadley from the University of Auckland about what the deal could mean for the future of NZ. 

 

Scottish Independence w/ Liam Mcllvanney: July 1st, 2022

Scottish Independence w/ Liam Mcllvanney: July 1st, 2022 Scottish Independence w/ Liam Mcllvanney: July 1st, 2022, 17.73 MB
Fri 1 Jul 2022

Scotland First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, has proposed a referendum date for Scots to vote on their independence from the United Kingdom - the 19th of October, 2023.

 

However despite UK PM Boris Johnson saying now is not the time, Sturgeon says they will run the referendum regardless by having her party run on the sole issue of independence. 

 

The last referendum vote on this issue took place in 2014, but commentators have pointed out the major shift in the UK landscape since due to Brexit. 

 

To learn more, Liam spoke to the University of Otago’s Liam Mcllvanney ,first asking why some Scots are pushing for independence and what's getting in their way.

 

Closing New Zealand's Ethnic and Gender Pay Gap w/ MindTheGap's Jo Cribb: June 30, 2022

Closing New Zealand's Ethnic and Gender Pay Gap w/ MindtheGap's Jo Cribb: June 30, 2022 Closing New Zealand's Ethnic and Gender Pay Gap w/ MindtheGap's Jo Cribb: June 30, 2022, 28.52 MB
Thu 30 Jun 2022

The Government must move faster to close gender and ethnic pay gaps if it wants to help people who are struggling with low wages due to discrimination, says MindTheGap.

On Tuesday in Parliament, the Government published its response to the Education and Workforce Select Committee inquiry into pay transparency.

The national pay gap is 9.1% but it is a lot higher in many companies. On average it means for every dollar a Pākehā man earns, a Pākehā woman earns 89 cents, a Māori woman 81 cents and a Pasifika woman 75 cents

Emilia Sullivan spoke to Jo Cribb, founder of MindTheGap.