A study from the University of Auckland, led by audiologist Grant Searchfield, has had encouraging results regarding mitigating the condition. Stella spoke to Associate Professor Searchfield about the findings.
Thursdays In Black is a student-led grassroots campaign, working towards a world without rape and sexual violence. Last week they published an open letter in response to a decision by the Department of Corrections (which you can find on @thursdaysinblackuoa on Instagram), that allowed a convicted rapist on home detention to attend classes on campus at the University of Auckland, without consultation with the university. Stella spoke to Vice President of the Auckland Branch, Genna Hawkins Boulton, about the letter.
The Commonwealth Games wrapped up earlier this week, boasting the largest women’s sports programme in the competition's history. But with this expanded roster of sports for women to compete in, how can the sports media get their representations of female athletes correct?
Emilia Sullivan spoke to Toni Bruce, a Professor of Sociology of Sport and Sports Media at the University of Auckland.
While it’s true that some people in the Pacific are choosing to, or are forced, to leave their homes and land because of climate change, others are staying, sez Dr Dalila Gharbaoui, a researcher at the University of Canterbury.
Dr Gharbaoui’s research looks at understanding the whole picture and raising awareness on the impacts of climate change, as well as what we need to do for the future survival of our planet.
Joe spoke with Dr Gharbaoui about her work, looking at the neglected category of people that are either “trapped” or not willing to move to adapt to climate change in the Pacific.
Parliament grounds have been cleared, and the grass will regrow, but the disinformation networks behind the protests remain. This is how disinformation researcher Byron Clark described the aftermath of March’s parliament occupation.
In a new journal article, Clark reflects on the media’s role in the occupation, from far-right networks such as Counterspin, to mainstream platforms such as Newsroom and Newstalk ZB, and urges journalists not to ignore disinformation networks, but to investigate them and analyse the role they are playing in our contemporary ‘post-truth’ world.
Emilia spoke to Byron Clark about his article, which is linked below
Over the weekend the National party announced their latest policy plan to shift young people off of the jobseeker’s benefit.
The policy includes the provision of dedicated job coaches to beneficiaries, a thousand-dollar bonus for young jobseekers who enter into and stay in work for a full year, as well as potential sanctions for those who fail to follow their prescribed plan.
For Casper'[s weekly chat with National party MP Dr. Shane Reti, he asked him about the policy, how it proposes to help young beneficiaries and how exactly it might function.
To discuss welfare policy for rangatahi on a wider level, in response to not just the National party’s recently announced plan but welfare proposals from across the political spectrum, Casper spoke with Zoe Hawke from E Tipu E Rea.