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The Revival of ta rē Moriori w/ University of Auckland Linguist, John Middleton: November 21, 2023

The Revival of ta rē Moriori w/ University of Auckland Linguist, John Middleton: November 21, 2023 The Revival of ta rē Moriori w/ University of Auckland Linguist, John Middleton: November 21, 2023, 17.16 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2023

Ta rē Moriori, the language of the Chatham Islands, currently has no native speakers. 

The language went into a dormant state after the last native speaker died in the early 1900s.

However, a collaborative effort led by Hokotehi Moriori Trust and the University of Auckland is seeking to re-awaken the language.

Nicholas spoke to linguist John Middleton from the University of Auckland about the 

He began by asking Mr Middleton about the work that has been done so far.

 

Benefits of removing prescription fees w/ Sir Collin Tukuitonga: November 21, 2023

Benefits of removing prescription fees w Sir Collin Tukuitonga: November 21, 2023 Benefits of removing prescription fees w Sir Collin Tukuitonga: November 21, 2023, 17.16 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2023

A survey of Pharmacists from around Aotearoa on the impact of fees free prescriptions found that a majority of respondents recognised significant benefits from the removal of copay prescriptions.

The survey found that 92% of pharmacists that responded were able to have longer conversations with patients, and 94% agreed that patients no longer had to choose which medications to leave behind.

A collective of pharmacists who responded to the survey are calling on the National Party to rethink their policy to reintroduce the previous copay system.

Nicholas spoke to Sir Collin Tukuitonga about the National Party’s plan to reinstate prescription fees.

He began by asking him how the previous system worked.

The Wire w/ Nicholas: November 21, 2023

The Wire w/ Nicholas: November 21, 2023 The Wire w/ Nicholas: November 21, 2023, 103.27 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2023

This week Allan joined the crew to discuss allegations of manipulated data that supported a major stroke trial and important Alzheimer’s research, new research into the factors that influence decisions made by chess players and a new intravenous needle that softens once in the body.

Nicholas caught up with the National Party's Dr Shane Reti about the National Party's plan to reinstate prescription fees and Labour leader Chris Hipkins calling for a ceasefire.

Nicholas also spoke to Sir Collin Tukuitonga about the benefits of not having prescription fees on medicine.

Nicholas also spoke to John Middleton, a linguist who is working to revive the language of the Moriori people.

Producer Sofia talked to Michelle Le Long from PD Pet Insurance about pet diabetes in Aotearoa 

Pet Diabetes Awareness Month w PD Pet Insurance Chief Operating Manager Michelle Le Long: 21 November, 2023

Pet Diabetes Awareness Month w PD Pet Insurance Chief Operating Manager Michelle Le Long: 21 November, 2023 Pet Diabetes Awareness Month w PD Pet Insurance Chief Operating Manager Michelle Le Long: 21 November, 2023, 15.81 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2023

November is the month of Pet Diabetes Awareness.

With 1 in 4 of all cats and dogs nationally being overweight, it is predicted that 1 in 300 dogs and 1 in 230 cats will suffer from diabetes in their lifetime.

Producer Sofia spoke to Michelle le Long, Chief Operating Officer of PD Pet Insurance about the risks of pet diabetes and how best look after your four legged friend.

Non-Driving Older Population Need More Support w/ Karen Billings-Jensen: November 20, 2023

Non-Driving Older Population Need More Support w/ Karen Billings-Jensen: November 20, 2023 Non-Driving Older Population Need More Support w/ Karen Billings-Jensen: November 20, 2023, 16.87 MB
Mon 20 Nov 2023

Age Concern Aotearoa is a national charity and advocacy group for older people, and has been working in collaboration with Driving Miss Daisy, a company that works across the country to provide personal assistance with transporting it’s largely older client base. The groups have been working together to produce the resource booklet called “Life without a car” which aims to help older people discuss the options of transport available to them, and how daily tasks such as grocery shopping, seeking medical care and remaining social with their communities can be maintained without driving. 

Rosetta spoke to Age Concern Chief Executive Karen Billings-Jensen about the resource, the challenges our older population without cars can face, and what more needs to be done to support them.

Subsidizing Waiheke Ferry Services as Public Transport w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: November 20, 2023

Subsidizing Waiheke Ferry Services as Public Transport w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: November 20, 2023 Subsidizing Waiheke Ferry Services as Public Transport w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: November 20, 2023, 23.31 MB
Mon 20 Nov 2023

Waka Kotahi has recently released a report on the Waiheke Ferry Service, after months of locals calling for the service to be subsidised as public transport. The report recognised the service as integral to the Auckland public transport network, but sighted not enough evidence to justify a need for subsidising the route as public transport. The Ferry route run by Fullers was the only service running regularly between Downtown Auckland and Waiheke Island, until a new company “Island Ferry Direct” launched a route last week. 

Rosetta spoke with Chlöe Swarbrick, Auckland Central MP, about her frustrations with the Waka Kotahi report, and the challenges that Waiheke Island residents are currently facing in regards to the Waiheke Ferry Service. We also spoke about what difference Island Ferry Direct will make as a competitive service with Fullers. 

The Wire w/ Rosetta: November 20, 2023

The Wire w/ Rosetta: November 20, 2023 The Wire w/ Rosetta: November 20, 2023, 108.29 MB
Mon 20 Nov 2023

Thanks for tuning in! E whai akei nei, on the show today:

Rosetta spoke to Auckland central MP Chloe Swarbrick about recent investigations by Waka Kotahi into the Waiheke island ferry route and why she believes the service should be subsidised as public transport. 

Rosetta also spoke to Age Concern Aotearoa Chief Executive Karen Billings-Jensen about the charity’s collaboration with Driving Miss Daisy Aotearoa to produce the resource “Life without a car” for our older population who no longer drive or have access to cars.

For our weekly catch up with the ACT party, Lou spoke with ACT MP Karen Chhour about the coalition updates, funding for the department of conservation as well as ACT’s stance on calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

She also spoke with Claire Henry from the University of Otago in Wellington about the rise of Endometrial Cancer in New Zealand.

Lou also spoke to Alan Johnson from the Child Poverty Action Group following an open letter to the Government in their role to target the issue of Child Poverty in New Zealand.

Weekly Catch Up w ACT Party MP Karen Chhour November 20, 2023

Weekly Catch Up w ACT Party MP Karen Chhour November 20, 2023.mp3 mp3, 19.04 MB
Mon 20 Nov 2023

In our weekly chat with the ACT Party, Lou spoke with Karen Chhour about the updates on the coalition negotiations, which seem to be in the final stages, seventeen days since the election result was finalised. Lou then enquired about the ACT Party’s stance on funding for the Department of Conservation and other organisations following the massive success of the Bird of the Century. Finally, Lou enquired into ACT’s stance on calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.

 

Rise of Endometrial Cancer in NZ w Dr Claire Henry November 20 2023

Rise of Endometrial Cancer in NZ w Dr Claire Henry November 20 2023.mp3 mp3, 23.68 MB
Mon 20 Nov 2023

Research from the University of Otago in Wellington has found healthcare professionals are concerned about the management of endometrial cancer in Aotearoa. Despite other cancer rates staying the same or going down, cases of endometrial cancer have increased over the past ten years in New Zealand.

Lou talked to co-author Dr Claire Henry, Scientist and Lecturer at the University of Otago in Wellington about this further. 

 

Child Poverty Action Group w' Alan Johnson November 20 2023

Child Poverty Action Group w' Alan Johnson November 20 2023 .mp3 mp3, 18.86 MB
Mon 20 Nov 2023

Elected Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has stated that they are committed to keeping the Child Poverty Reduction Act of 2018, as well as halving child poverty by 2028.

Six groups heavily invested in reducing child poverty in New Zealand released an open letter to the government, asking them to tackle the issue by meeting with them as soon as possible.

 

Lou spoke to Alan Johnson, Convenor and housing spokesperson for the Child Poverty Act Group about this further.