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A Health-Based Approach to New Zealand's Drug Laws w/ Sarah Helm: June 27, 2022

A Health-Based Approach to New Zealand's Drug Laws w/ Sarah Helm: June 27, 2022 A Health-Based Approach to New Zealand's Drug Laws w/ Sarah Helm: June 27, 2022, 12.96 MB
Mon 27 Jun 2022

New polling shows most New Zealanders support changing the country's drug laws to remove criminal penalties and instead offer education, treatment, and other health-based approaches.

To hear more about the research and what it could mean for New Zealand’s drug laws in the future, Emilia Sullivan spoke to Sarah Helm, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Drug Foundation

The Wire w/ Emilia: June 27, 2022

The Wire w/ Emilia: June 27, 2022 The Wire w/ Emilia: June 27, 2022, 108.98 MB
Mon 27 Jun 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāhina, Monday the 27th of June.

Emilia is hosting for the first time! She reports on the overturning of Roe v Wade, and speaks to Ella Shepherd from ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa about what this means for Americans, and what it could mean in New Zealand.

She also talks to Sarah Helm, Chief Executive of the NZ Drug Foundation about new research showing that New Zealanders support a health-based approach to drug laws, and we also chat about the alert sent out last night that fentanyl has been detected in drugs circulating in the Wairarapa.

Trishil speaks to Jo Spratt from Oxfam about the failure of G7 nations to adequately distribute vaccines to lower-income countries.

And 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.

That's us for the Monday Wire! See you next week.

Digital Tech for Asthma w/ Dr Amy Chan: June 23, 2022

Digital Tech for Asthma w/ Dr Amy Chan: June 23, 2022 Digital Tech for Asthma w/ Dr Amy Chan: June 23, 2022, 21.2 MB
Thu 23 Jun 2022

One potential solution for asthma lies in digital technologies that can reduce the risks associated with not taking medication as prescribed. These technologies include text message reminders, web-based apps, interactive voice response systems and smart inhalers.

Joe spoke to Dr Amy Chan, a Senior Clinical Research Fellow for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Auckland, on the matter.

New Zealand Graylings and the Mysterious Adzebill w/ Dr Nic Rawlence

New Zealand Graylings and the Mysterious Adzebill w/ Dr Nic Rawlence New Zealand Graylings and the Mysterious Adzebill w/ Dr Nic Rawlence, 31.18 MB
Thu 23 Jun 2022

Joe had the privilege of having a conversation with Dr Nic Rawlence from the Palaeongenetics Lab at the University of Otago about how the New Zealand Grayling went extinct and the Mysterious Adzebill. Two long lost species which used to roam Aotearoa. 

Maori-led Research on Maori Health Policy w/ Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann: June 23, 2022

Maori-led Research on Maori Health Policy w/ Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann: June 23, 2022 Maori-led Research on Maori Health Policy w/ Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann: June 23, 2022, 19.79 MB
Thu 23 Jun 2022

An independent Māori-led research team has been awarded $1.5M by the Ministry of Health and Health Research Council of New Zealand to track the implementation and progress of the government’s Whakamaua Māori Health Action Plan 2020–2025.

In addition to the Ministry of Health’s internal evaluation of the plan, the research team’s assessment will directly inform implementation, progress, and direction of Whakamaua from now through to 2025, and identify gaps that need to be filled along the way.

Joe spoke to one of the project’s co-lead researchers, Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann, on the matter

The Wire w/ Joe: June 23, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: June 23, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: June 23, 2022, 109.73 MB
Thu 23 Jun 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāpare Thursday!

Tuva’a speaks about Labour Party’s Andrew Little and whether or not the health system is in crisis or not. 

The Green Desk is back! Frances brings us the latest on Green related issues. This week she speaks to Professor Dan Tompkins, the Science Director for Predator Free 2050. 

Joe speaks to Nic Rawlence from the Palaeongenetics Lab at the University of Otago about how the New Zealand Grayling went extinct and the Mysterious Adzebill. He’ll also be speaking to Amy Chan from the University of Auckland about digital tech helping with asthma medication​. Finally, he speaks talks to Dr Lis Ellison-Loschmann from the health research council about addressing key Maori health policies.

That's us for The Wire for Rāpare Thursday!

The Wire w/ Stella 22 June

The Wire w/ Stella 22 June The Wire w/ Stella 22 June, 116.63 MB
Wed 22 Jun 2022

Welcome to another Wednesday Wire with Stella! This week, Alex chats with ACT Leader David Seymour about the Tauranga by-election and New Zealand’s foreign policy in the Pacific. 

Stella speaks to Kris Taylor from the University of Auckland about the ever-relevant project Shifting The Line.

Stella talks to Kyle Tan from PATHA about the mental health of the transgender community in Aotearoa.

Aneeka talks to European correspondent Cameron Mulgan on this week’s episode of Eurovision.

 

 

Shifting The Line w/ Kris Taylor

Shifting The Line w/ Kris Taylor Shifting The Line w/ Kris Taylor, 28.24 MB
Wed 22 Jun 2022

Aotearoa’s culture of masculinity and gender is notoriously troublesome in a lot of ways. Projects are arising to combat such rigid roles, such as Shifting the Line, from the University of Auckland. Its first round of workshops started way back in 2017, and those findings are still relevant today. I spoke to Kris Taylor, one of the researchers, about what’s happened in the interim, where we go from those results, and the intricacies of the project.

Mental Health of Transgender Communities in Aotearoa w/ Kyle Tan

Mental Health of Transgender Communities in Aotearoa w/ Kyle Tan Mental Health of Transgender Communities in Aotearoa w/ Kyle Tan, 21.42 MB
Wed 22 Jun 2022

It’s pride month, and there has been extensive coverage of events in the rainbow community recently. Stella spoke with Kyle Tan from the Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa about the landscape of accessibility to healthcare and mental health of Aotearoa’s transgender youth.

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams, 19.03 MB
Wed 22 Jun 2022

Aneeka takes over Eurovision from Frances this week, speaking to European correspondant Cameron Adams. They cover an update on the war in Ukraine, the French election, and more.