Aotearoa's breast screening programme has now missed its mammogram coverage targets for three consecutive years. National Screening Unit stats show as of the end of last year, 65% of eligible women were being screened, which was short of the targeted 70%
Joe speaks to Adele Gautier, Research manager for The Breast Cancer Foundation on this matter.
Liam has a package re-evaluating the Three Waters Reform in the wake of the Auckland flooding. They’ve spoken to the University of Auckland's Dr Timothy Welch about stormwater infrastructure, E Tū Union director Mat Danaher about why they support Three Waters and ACT Party local government and infrastructure spokesperson Simon Court about why they continue to oppose it.
Hanna spoke to Professor Robert MaCulloch about Aotearoa's unemployment rates.
And Liam had a chat with bFM European Correspondent Cameron Adams about what's been going on in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and the UK!
The mass flooding in Auckland has renewed conversations and calls for the three waters reform to continue, to completion.
The controversial Labour policy has been speculated to be on the chopping block of new PM Chris Hipkins, further supported by the appointment of new cabinet minister Kieran McAnulty to the local government portfolio.
However, the devastation caused by the flooding reinstated how badly Tamaki Makaurau needs updated stormwater infrastructure.
To learn about where the reform currently stands and what stormwater infrastructure needs to be put in place, i’ve spoken to UoA’s Timothy Welch, E tū Unions Mat Danaher and ACT MP Simon Court about their respective opinions on the policy.
As people continue to struggle with rising cost of living, some economists have suggested raising unemployment rates to tamp inflation. However, doing so would further increase hardship for those laid off, and job losses would concentrate among low-income workers. Are gentler deflationary tools available?
Hanna spoke to Professor Robert MacCulloch, Matthew S. Abel Chair of Macroeconomics at the University of Auckland, about why unemployment remained low despite market shocks, the theory behind raising unemployment to tackle inflation and its critique, and the disciplinary effect of unemployment on workers.
More than 200 homes have been red-stickered, and at least 5000 have been damaged after the devastating deluge across Tāmaki Makaurau and the upper North Island.
Experts are warning that health hazards such as mould and contamination could be waiting for residents returning to their flood damaged homes.
News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Senior Lecturer at the Massey University School of Built Environment, Dr Mikael Boulic, who says Auckland’s current conditions are the “worst case scenario” for mould to grow.
We started off our interview discussing what steps people should take when cleaning up their wet property.
News Sub-Editor Stella Huggins speaks to Dr Suze Wilson, a senior lecturer at Massey University about Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown’s response to the flooding in Tāmaki Makaurau.
News & Editorial Director interviews Dr Mikael Boulic, a senior lecturer at the Massey University School of Built Environment about how people can protect themselves from health hazards such as mould in flood damaged homes.
Producer Troy Matich speak to Victoria University professor James Renwick about climate change and its effects on weather and disasters.
And Michelle Le Long Chief Operating Officer at pet insurance specialist PD Insurance shares their advice for pet owners on protecting their furry family members during the ongoing floods.
The flooding in Tamaki Makaurau has been devastating in a myriad of ways. One aspect that has clearly troubled a lot of people has been the Mayor’s response, or lack thereof in the beginnings of the disaster unfolding.
News Sub-Editor Stella Huggins spoke to Dr Suze Wilson, a senior lecturer at Massey University, whose area of expertise is in leadership and management, about the nuances of the situation.
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