This week, News and Editorial Director Aneeka Moheed spoke to the National Party's Dr Shane Reti about National's campaign to fast-track midwives into the country and recent polls showing the majority of the country are in favour of drug law reform.
Data collected by the Helen Clark Foundation has shown fast food and takeaway businesses make over $1 billion dollars a year on average or three million dollars a day.
So why is this industry so lucrative? Host Christina Huang asked Dr Michael Hale, a public health doctor at the Auckland Regional Public Health Service.
Earlier this year, Associate Professor Leah Watkins, from the Marketing department at the University of Otago, ran a study using bodycams on children and found they were exposed to nearly a brand per minute. Christina asked her about the impact of kids seeing so much marketing.
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.
A group of University of Auckland academics have won the Collaboration category of the Safeguard New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards for their new tool Hotspots. Hotspots enables med students to provide information about their perceptions of bullying, harassment, discrimination and levels of respect and inclusion, identifying both areas of concern and areas of excellence during their clinical placements.
Emilia Sullivan spoke to Anneke Tomkins and Dr. Bradley Patten, who were part of the team that developed Hotspots.
This piece contains themes of rape and sexual assault.
On Saturday, the US Supreme Court released its opinion in a case called Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, in which the Court held that the Constitution of the United States does not confer any right to abortion, thus overruling the long-standing Roe v. Wade. The United States now joins Poland, El Salvador, and Nicaragua in recent reversals of abortion rights.
Emilia Sullivan spoke with Ella Shepherd, spokesperson for ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa.
A New report released by Oxfam has revealed that less than 49% of the expected 2.1 billion vaccine donations intended for poorer countries have been delievered and administered.
With the systemic issues surrounding the distribution of vaccines, Trishil spoke with Oxfam Interim Executive Director Jo Spratt on the matter, covering the role of G7 nations, the major pharmaceuticals, and even how well New Zealand has kept to it's pledge supporting the Pacific.
Could flies really be the answer to all our problems? In this week's installment of Tomorrow's World, Stella Huggins talks with entomologist Neil Birrel who created the startup Hexacycle, which aims to convert organic waste into a source of sustainable protein and oil to help feed an increasingly hungry world.