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Dear Science w/ Doctor Cushla McGoverin: 4th June, 2024.

Dear Science w/ Doctor Cushla McGoverin: 4th June, 2024. , 31.47 MB
Tue 4 Jun 2024

For Dear Science this week our expert Dr Cushla McGoverin spoke to us about microbes in the baths of Bath, genetically isolated trout due to metal pollution, and new information from the James Webb Space Telescope.

Sweat With Pride w Burnett Foundation’s Ella Sargison - May 30, 2024

Sweat With Pride w Burnett Foundation’s Ella Sargison - May 30, 2024 Sweat With Pride w Burnett Foundation’s Ella Sargison - May 30, 2024, 10.31 MB
Thu 30 May 2024

June is the month for Sweat With Pride in Aotearoa, where Kiwis can sign up to sweat for 21 minutes everyday to raise money for services provided by the Burnett Foundation, Rainbow Youth, OutLine and InsideOut for our rainbow and Takatāpui communities. Producer Jasmine Gray spoke to the Burnett Foundation’s Ella Sarigson ahead of the initiative kicking off this Saturday!

It’s not too late to get involved - head to sweatwithpride.com to signup and support our rainbow and takatāpui communities.

NZ Blood Service Workers Pay Parity Strike w PSA’s Sian Dallaway - May 30, 2024

NZ Blood Service Workers Pay Parity Strike w Sian Dallaway - May 30, 2024 NZ Blood Service Workers Pay Parity Strike w Sian Dallaway - May 30, 2024, 15.58 MB
Thu 30 May 2024

Strike action by more than 290 NZ Blood Service Workers across the motu begins tomorrow. The decision follows seven months of stalled negotiations in pursuit of funding that seeks to rectify the 13-35% pay gap between NZ Blood Service Workers and their colleagues of the same job roles, skills, experience at Te Whatu Ora. Representatives of strike action have affirmed the support of the executive team at NZ Blood during this process, and have emphasised that frustrations lie around the unnecessary and harmful delays in securing the funding to solve the issue. Producer Jasmine Gray spoke to Public Service Association Delegate, Sian Dallaway, ahead of tomorrow’s strike. 

Mental Health Funding w Dr. Hiran Thabrew - May 30, 2024

Mental Health Funding w Dr. Hiran Thabrew - May 30, 2024 Hiran Thabrew - May 30, 2024, 15.71 MB
Thu 30 May 2024

Last week the government announced a $24 million funding commitment to I Am Hope, the foundation behind Mike King’s Gumboot Friday initiative. The $6million annual allocation is set to fund two counselling sessions for those ages 5-25 years old. Producer Jasmine Gray spoke to Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine, Dr. Hiran Thabrew, on differing strategies to address mental health investment needs. 

 

The Wire w/ Castor: 30th May, 2024.

The Wire w/ Castor: 30th May, 2024. , 98.89 MB
Thu 30 May 2024

This week the Thursday Wire's usual host Caeden was away, so Tuesday Wire host Castor filled in.

For City Counselling this week, Castor spoke to Shane Henderson about the draft regional land transport plan for Auckland and the council’s hopes for budget announcements later today. 

Producer Jasmine spoke with Dr. Hiran Thabrew about mental health funding following the Government’s budget announcement regarding investment in the I Am Hope Foundation.

She also spoke PSA Delegate Sian Dalaway about pay parity negotiations for NZ Blood Service workers ahead of tomorrow’s strike.  

She also spoke with Ella Sargison from the Burnett Foundation about June’s Sweat With Pride initiative.

The 'No More Coal' Petition and NZDF Deployments to the Middle East w/ The Green Party's Ricardo Menendez March: 29 May, 2024

The 'No More Coal' Petition and NZDF Deployments to the Middle East w/ The Green Party's Ricardo Menendez March: 29 May, 2024 The 'No More Coal' Petition and NZDF Deployments to the Middle East w/ The Green Party's Ricardo Menendez March: 29 May, 2024, 18.78 MB
Wed 29 May 2024

Last week, resources Minister Shane Jones released a draft strategy for mineral mining, aiming to double the amount of exports in the sector. 

The strategy also mentioned "significant amounts of different types and grades of coal deposits" in Aotearoa, and aimed to align consents for coal to other minerals in order to increase coal extraction.

In response, the Green party has created a petition, calling on the government to completely roll back on its coal mining initiatives and to protect the natural ecosystems of Aotearoa. 

For their weekly catch up, Oto spoke to Green Party MP, Ricardo Menendez-March, to discuss the petition. We also had a conversation about the Defence Minister Judith Collins decision to extend New Zealand Defence Force deployments to the Middle East and Africa

NEETS w/ Minister Louise Upston - 29 May, 2024

NEETS w Minister Louise Upston NEETS w Minister Louise Upston, 10.26 MB
Wed 29 May 2024

With an increase of 8.1% in the nation's unemployment rate, there are now at least 82,000 young New Zealanders, aged between 15 and 24 years, who are currently unemployed, not in education or in training. These individuals are grouped into a category known as NEETs.

The national unemployment rate is the highest it has been since the impact of COVID 19 in mid 2021 and it is expected to increase beyond 5% by next year. 

Rachel spoke to Social Development and Employment Minister Louise Upston about the current measures and future plans the government has to slow down the increasing rates of NEETs.

Cardiovascular Health Gaps Among Maori and Pasifika w/ Karen Brewer from the University of Auckland: 29 May, 2024

Cardiovascular Health Gaps Among Maori and Pasifika w/ Karen Brewer from the University of Auckland: 29 May, 2024 Cardiovascular Health Gaps Among Maori and Pasifika w/ Karen Brewer from the University of Auckland: 29 May, 2024, 23.11 MB
Wed 29 May 2024

Health outcome gaps for Māori and Pasifika suffering from cardiovascular conditions have been apparent for quite some time.
In order to address this ongoing problem, a group of researchers involved in Manawataki Fatu Fatu for ACCESS conducted a qualitative study, where they interviewed Māori and Pasifika patients in cardiovascular care to uncover the causes behind these health gaps, as well as potential solutions. 

To discuss the study and its findings, Oto spoke to Senior Research fellow Karen Brewer from the University of Auckland, of Whakatōhea and Ngaiterangi descent, who conducted the study and had some insights to offer on Māori and Pasifika cardiovascular health gaps.

Research engaging with mana whenua in biodiversity management w/ Senior Lecturer Above the Bar at the University of Canterbury Faculty of Law, Dr David Jefferson: 29th May, 2024

Research engaging with mana whenua in biodiversity management w/ Senior Lecturer Above the Bar at the University of Canterbury Faculty of Law, Dr David Jefferson: 29th May, 2024 Research engaging with mana whenua in biodiversity management w/ Senior Lecturer Above the Bar at the University of Canterbury Faculty of Law, Dr David Jefferson: 29th May, 2024, 23.68 MB
Wed 29 May 2024

The Plant Variety Rights Act 2022 is the first legal major reform to implement the Waitangi Tribunal's recommendations in response to Wai 262: Ko Aotearoa Tēnei, or more commonly known as the indigenous flora and fauna claim. 

Senior Lecturer Above the Bar at the University of Canterbury Faculty of Law and legal anthropologist, Dr David Jefferson, is researching the Act, as well as other legal frameworks, focussing on the impacts and potential for mana whenua in biodiversity management to protect taonga plants and mātauranga Māori.  

Producer Sofia spoke to Jefferson about his research, and whether the Plant Variety Rights Act 2022 fulfils the Crown's treaty obligations.

Open letter calling to criminalise stalking w/ Associate Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, Carrie Leonetti: 28th May, 2024

Open letter calling to criminalise stalking w/ Associate Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, Carrie Leonetti: 28th May, 2024 Open letter calling to criminalise stalking w/ Associate Professor of Law at the University of Auckland, Carrie Leonetti: 28th May, 2024, 18.39 MB
Tue 28 May 2024

An urgent open letter has called on the Minister of Justice, the Honourable Paul Goldsmith, to amend the Crimes act to include the act of stalking. 

Producer Ezra spoke to co-director of the New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law Practice and Policy at the University of Auckland, Carrie Leonetti, about why criminalising stalking will help prevent innocent people from living in fear.