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Petitions for Peace w/ Co-Founders Sophia Lawler-Dormer and Ford Jones: 31 January, 2024

Petitions for Peace w/ Co-Founders Sophia Lawler-Dormer and Ford Jones: 31 January, 2024 Petitions for Peace w/ Co-Founders Sophia Lawler-Dormer and Ford Jones: 31 January, 2024, 11.58 MB
Wed 31 Jan 2024

Petitions for Peace, is a platform that allows people to sign multiple petitions at once, urging for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to the software engineers behind the initiative.

They started off the interview by introducing themselves.

Rise of Meningitis Cases in Aotearoa w/ Caryn Williams: 30 January, 2024

Rise of Meningitis Cases in Aotearoa w/ Caryn Williams: 30 January, 2024 Rise of Meningitis Cases in Aotearoa w/ Caryn Williams: 30 January, 2024, 12.61 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2024

New ESR data has shown cases of meningococcal disease in Kiwi teens and young adults has increased by 88% compared to last year.

The data also shows Maori and Pasifika toddlers, as well as Maori youth, make up the majority of the increased numbers.

The Wire producer Sofia spoke to the Head nurse of Havelock North High School Caryn Williams about the growing concerns of meningitis in Aotearoa and the accessibility of vaccines.

How Women Experience our Cities w/ Emma McInnes: 30 January, 2024

How Women Experience our Cities w/ Emma McInnes: 30 January, 2024 How Women Experience our Cities w/ Emma McInnes: 30 January, 2024, 12.78 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2024

In 2018, the Women in Urbanism organisation conducted a survey that found more than 75% of women experienced harassment while using public transport, cycling, or walking.

The current urban space, which is typically masculine in its design, has been found to not accommodate the different ways in which Women navigate around cities.

Current chair of Women in Urbanism Aotearoa, Emma McInnes spoke to producer Sofia about a new survey being conducted regarding issues identified by wāhine in urban space. 

The survey, which closes on the 16th of February, seeks information and experiences from women, non-binary, and marginalised groups that can ultimately be turned into data used for better change.

The Wire w/ Nicholas: January 30, 2023

The Wire w/ Nicholas: January 30, 2023 The Wire w/ Nicholas: January 30, 2023, 106.73 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2024

The Tuesday Wire team is joined by Dr Allan Blackman for Dear Science. The team discusses new developments in genetic editing, the scientific ramifications of the Dunning-Kruger effect and the dangers of eating salad in space. 

Nicholas catches up with the National Party's Dr Shane Reti about the extent of his party’s support for the "Treaty Principle's" bill and the interim ruling made by the International Court of Justice regarding South Africa’s case against Israel.

Nicholas also spoke to Dr Treasa Dunworth for an in-depth analysis of the ICJ's interim ruling in South Africa's case against Israel.

Sofia speaks to Head nurse of Havelock North School Caryn Williams about the growing concerns of meningitis in Aotearoa.

They also spoke to Emma McInnes current chair of Women in Urbanism about a new survey being conducted regarding issues identified by wāhine in urban space. 

Dear Science w/ Dr Allan Blackman: January 30, 2024

Dear Science w/ Dr Allan Blackman: January 30, 2024 Dear Science w/ Dr Allan Blackman: January 30, 2024, 42.01 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2024

The Tuesday Wire team is joined by Dr Allan Blackman for Dear Science.

The team discusses new developments in genetic editing, the scientific ramifications of the Dunning-Kruger effect and the dangers of eating salad in space.

Analysis of the ICJ’s Interim ruling on South Africa’s case against Israel w/ Dr Treasa Dunworth: 30 January 2024

Analysis of the ICJ’s Interim ruling on South Africa’s case against Israel w/ Dr Treasa Dunworth: 30 January 2024 Analysis of the ICJ’s Interim ruling on South Africa’s case against Israel w/ Dr Treasa Dunworth: 30 January 2024, 16.36 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2024

The International Court of Justice has released an interim ruling in South Africa’s case against Israel.

South Africa has accused Israel of being in breach of their obligations under the United Nations Convention on Genocide.

The ICJ has ruled that they have jurisdiction to preside over the claims made by South Africa and in the interim have ordered Israel to prevent acts of genocide and punish comments that incite genocide against Palestinians.

For an in-depth analysis of the court's ruling and its ramifications Nicholas spoke to expert in international law Dr Treasa Dunworth. 

Hindu Nationalism in Eden Park w/ Dr Sapna Samant: 25 January, 2023

Hindu Nationalism in Eden Park w/ Dr Sapna Samant: 25 January, 2023 Hindu Nationalism in Eden Park w/ Dr Sapna Samant: 25 January, 2023, 15.47 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2024

Two recent events have caused backlash against Eden Park. The confiscation of Palestinian flags from pro-Palestine protestors at the park, and the hosting of a Hindu Nationalist Rally attended by prominent New Zealand MPs.

Caeden spoke to GP, filmmaker, and activist Dr Sapna Samant about why these actions got backlash, and the consequences of ignoring Hindu Nationalism in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Youth Vaping Addiction in Aotearoa w/ Dr Jude Ball

Youth Vaping Addiction in Aotearoa w/ Dr Jude Ball Youth Vaping Addiction in Aotearoa w/ Dr Jude Ball, 8.82 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2024

The Public Health Communication Centre has published a report discussing the social impacts of youth vaping addictions. 

While discussions around youth vaping typically focus on the health risks, the report looks at the social and psychological issues caused by addiction. 

Castor spoke with Doctor Jude Ball, a public health researcher at the University of Otago in Wellington, about youth vaping addictions and potential solutions.

The intersection between art and activism w/ Vira Paky: 25 January, 2023

The intersection between art and activism w/ Vira Paky: 25 January, 2023 The intersection between art and activism w/ Vira Paky: 25 January, 2023, 13.26 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2024

Activist and storyteller Vira Paky was named by the Post as one of 24 New Zealanders to watch in 2024. Caeden chatted with Vira about her mahi, and the importance of art when it comes to engaging activists and people in political spaces.

Possible Wage Cuts for Parliamentary Workers w/ Rachel Mackintosh - 25th January 2024

Possible Wage Cuts for Parliamentary Workers w/ Rachel Mackintosh - 25th January 2024 Possible Wage Cuts for Parliamentary Workers w/ Rachel Mackintosh - 25th January 2024, 9.61 MB
Thu 25 Jan 2024

With recent news that Parliamentary Services is required to make budget cuts, Parliamentary cleaners are worried that their recently won living wage may be stripped away.

Parliament’s cleaners won the living wage under the previous Labour government, which had committed to a wage increase during the 2017 election campaign.

Castor spoke to Rachel Mackintosh, the National Secretary for E tū, the union covering cleaners, about the potential wage cuts and what they may mean for those affected.