Foodstuffs, in response to nationwide concerns about the price of groceries, has announced a 10% price cut on its 110 most commonly purchased items.
This announcement mirrors a recent price freeze that was imposed in the last week by foodstuff’s competitor Countdown on its own essential products.
Casper spoke to Jon Duffy, the chief executive of Consumer NZ about Foodstuffs’ announcement, what it will mean for consumers and what it tells us about the current state of competition in the New Zealand supermarket industry. Casper began by asking him how substantial the discount will be for New Zealand consumers.
Recently in the news, we've seen an uptick of stories of youths committing crimes such as ram raids, burglaries and more. This has caused concern that New Zealand is facing a once-in-a-lifetime surge of youth offending.
However, statistics show that reported youth crime has dropped by about 65% over the past decade, and the narratives we often see in the media is shaped by reports that fail to contain information about the factors driving youth crime, or context on the overall statistics on youth offending.
Emilia Sullivan spoke to Dr. Ronald Kramer, senior criminology lecturer at the University of Auckland about the media's portrayal of youth crime.
Yesterday Myeloma NZ called for Andrew Little to release the independent Pharmac report. Myeloma NZ regarded the report as buried due to it not being released yet. Joe spoke to Myeloma NZ Chief Executive Dr Ken Romeril, on the matter.
Each new species discovered need a name, however, how do researchers or scientists come up with a name for a species? That’s exactly what a recent study from the University of Otago was looking to find out. Researchers looked at naming trends for almost 3,000 parasitic worms over he last two decades and found some interesting trends surrounding the naming process of new found species. Joe spoke to one of the authors of the study, Professor Robert Poulin from the Department of Zoology at the University of Otago, on the subject.
A recent study by a team of kiwi researchers surrounding the extinct eastern moa which has given fresh insights into how species react to climate change,. By simultaneously analysing millions of pieces of DNA from moa fossils, researchers could see how the moa changed their distribution as the climate heated and cooled. Joe spoke to Dr. Nic Rawlence, from the Paleo Genetics Lab at the University of Otago, on the subject
This week on the Thursday Wire! Our regular chat with Andrew Little is back. Tuva’a speaks to him about reducing the backlog for surgery wait times.
Joe will be speaking to Myeloma NZ about their calls for Andrew Little to release the independent Pharmac review. He also speaks to Robert Poulin from the University of Otago about the taxonomic and gender biases in the etymology of new species names, as well as Nic Rawlence from the University of Otago about how ancient climate change events impacted Moa’s.
Emilia will be speaking to Dougal Sutherland from Umbrella Wellbeing about how businesses can find the right hybrid working model, and she’ll also be speaking to Dr. Ronald Kramer from the University of Auckland about how the media is portraying this so-called youth crime epidemic.
On this Wednesday's Wire, Stella spoke with Elise Whitson, shift supervisor of 0800 What’s Up about the state of our youth’s mental health as we transition out of the pandemic
Stella also spoke with Dr Trevor Gee, PhD researcher at UoA about how AI is being used to bring renewable energy to isolated communities in Aotearoa, and the trends of AI use in research.
Frances spoke with Cameron Mulgan on Eurovision, where they discuss the situation in Ukriaine and Putin's Victory Day Speech, the EU oil embargo, elections in Northern Ireland, the Swiss referendum on funding Frontex (the EU's border patrol) and EU tech regulations in the Digital Services Act.
Finally, Stella spoke with Fay Selby-Law, general manager of the National SUDI prevention coordination service about recent recent uncovering new information about sudden infant death.