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The Wire w/ Joe: October 3, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: October 3, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: October 3, 2022, 103.32 MB
Mon 3 Oct 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāhina Monday!

Joe speaks to Chief Executive of the Breast Cancer Foundation Ah-Leen Rayner, about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and how we can support breast cancer initiatives and spread awareness of early detection.

Joe also speaks to Dr Nic Rawlence, from the Paleogenetics Lab at the University of Otago, about the extinct upokororo and how his research into its ancient DNA can teach us about how we treat our waters here in Aotearoa.

Joe finally speaks to Dr Tom Logan from the University of Canterbury about the work he’s doing with the Christchurch City Council surrounding climate change.

That's us for the Monday Wire!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month w/ Ah-Leen Rayner: October 3, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness Month w/ Ah-Leen Rayner: October 3, 2022 Breast Cancer Awareness Month w/ Ah-Leen Rayner: October 3, 2022, 18.52 MB
Mon 3 Oct 2022

Towns and cities across Aotearoa will be lighting up their landmarks and prominent buildings in pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.

Joe spoke to Ah-Leen Rayner, the Chief Executive of The Breast Foundation, about supporting breast cancer initiatives and spreading awareness of early detection.

 

The City Partnership that's leading the world in climate change planning w/ Dr Tom Logan: October 3, 2022

The City Partnership that's leading the world in climate change planning w/ Dr Tom Logan: October 3, 2022 The City Partnership that's leading the world in climate change planning w/ Dr Tom Logan: October 3, 2022, 30.84 MB
Mon 3 Oct 2022

A partnership between Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (University of Canterbury) and Christchurch City Council is leading the world in understanding and adapting to risk from climate change.

The research is developing methodology and guidance for councils to assess their risk. The team of researchers, which includes experts from NIWA, Resilient Organisations, and Urban Intelligence, is working with the Christchurch City Council as it creates its coastal hazards adaptation plan.

Joe speaks with Dr Tom Logan, a Civil Systems Engineering lecturer at the University of Canterbury, on the matter.

Ancient DNA and the extinction of the Upokororo w/ Dr Nic Rawlence: October 3, 2022

Ancient DNA and the extinction of the Upokororo w/ Dr Nic Rawlence: October 3, 2022 Ancient DNA and the extinction of the Upokororo w/ Dr Nic Rawlence: October 3, 2022, 26.26 MB
Mon 3 Oct 2022

In 1923, Te Rangi Hīroa (Sir Peter Buck) documented the last confirmed capture of a special fish – the upokororo or New Zealand grayling. Now, researchers are using using its ancient DNA to finally provide some answers to how it went extinct. 

Genetic data provides a new tool in the search for survivors. Environmental DNA in water samples from remote catchments can now be compared routinely to known DNA from the upokororo.

Fish populations are in sharp decline globally. Lessons learned from past extinctions, like that of the upokororo, can help us preserve fish species for future generations. Hopefully we can heed the lessons from the past.

Joe speaks to Dr Nic Rawlence from the Palaeogenetics Lab at the University of Otago on the matter.

 

Brazilian Presidential election w/ Pedro Mello: September 29, 2022

Brazilian Presidential election w/ Pedro Mello: September 29, 2022 Brazilian Presidential election w/ Pedro Mello: September 29, 2022, 13.79 MB
Fri 30 Sep 2022

The first round of Brazil’s presidential election takes place next Monday New Zealand time. 

The two front runners will be former President Lula and controversial current President Jair Bolsonaro.

There are worries Bolsonaro will refuse to accept the results of the election if he loses. This could spill out into violence.

David spoke to Brazilian New Zealander Pedro Mello about what could happen.

Support for Parents of Young Children w/ Jan Logie: September 30th, 2022

Support for Parents of Young Children w/ Jan Logie: September 30th, 2022 Support for Parents of Young Children w/ Jan Logie: September 30th, 2022 , 21.87 MB
Fri 30 Sep 2022

Green Party MP Jan Logie has recently spearheaded an open letter to see welfare improved for parents of young children. 

Addressed to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, the letter called for one central family support credit instead of multiple different kinds. 

Logie also calls for the Best Start Credit that supports parents through weekly paid instalments to be increased from one year of funds to three years after the baby is born.

The best start payment was introduced in 2018, giving families with under twelve month old's $60pw depending on their income, a number the Greens are also calling to be increased.

Liam spoke to Logie to learn more. 

 

Haast Tokoeka kiwi chicks w/ Polina Stucke: September 29, 2022

Haast Tokoeka kiwi chicks w/ Polina Stucke: September 29, 2022 Haast Tokoeka kiwi chicks w/ Polina Stucke: September 29, 2022, 24.13 MB
Fri 30 Sep 2022

The first haast tokoeka kiwi chick of the 2022-23 season has hatched.

The notoriously shy and tough bird lives in the rainy and wet South Westland region.

While the adult kiwi has a very life expectancy, the Department of Conservation has two breeding programs for the chicks.

David spoke to DOC Biodiversity Supervisor Polina Stucke about the haast tokoeka kiwi and its breeding programs.

The Wire w/ Liam: September 30th, 2022

The Wire w/ Liam: September 30th, 2022 The Wire w/ Liam: September 30th, 2022, 105.46 MB
Fri 30 Sep 2022

Today on The Wire:

Liam spoke to Jan Logie of the Green Party about her open letter to the Prime Minister to improve welfare support for parents of young children.

David spoke to Pedro Mello about the upcoming Brazilian Elections.

We also have a series of interviews from Jack Horsnell at last week's Climate Protests in Tamaki Makaurau. He spoke to protesters about what they were calling for and why they believe climate change is important.

Liam also had a chat with Anton Ashcroft from Divergent Thinking NZ about the struggle neurodiverse students go under in schools.

David also spoke to the first haast tokoeka kiwi chick of the 2022-23 season Polina Stucke.

And finally Liam had a korero with Kelly Dombroski from Massey University about how Christchurch has implemented community installations and arts events after the earthquakes.

 

 

Urban Development of Christchurch: September 30th, 2022

Urban Development of Christchurch: September 30th, 2022 Urban Development of Christchurch: September 30th, 2022, 20.44 MB
Fri 30 Sep 2022

A major research project has recently concluded, investigating the urban transformation of Ōutautahi Christchurch.

Made with the support of arts organisation  Life in Vacant Spaces, the project has reflected on the arts events and creative spaces that were formed at the outset of the earthquakes. 

The research also detailed the positive mental health affects of the installations and events, as well as some positive ecological impacts. 

Liam spoke to Massey University research fellow and lead researcher Kelly Dombroski, first asking her to run through the research titled Huritanga: ten years of transformational place-making.

 

ActionStation First Union BusFair Campaign w/Louisa Jones

ActionStation First Union BusFair Campaign w/Louisa Jones ActionStation First Union BusFair Campaign w/Louisa Jones, 22.11 MB
Thu 29 Sep 2022

Public transport is crucial in the fight against climate change, making our cities more liveable and supporting sustainable mobility for vulnerable and low-income communities.

However bus drivers, passengers and the environment have been victims of a decades-long experiment in privatisation. 

In July 2021 FIRST Union’s #BusFair campaign called for the Ministry of Transport to abolish the current tendering model (the “PTOM”), massively increase investment in public transport, and work together with stakeholders to bring our public transport back into public ownership.

Trishil spoke to Louisa Jones from First Union on the matter for this weeks delayed ActionStation.