Emily spoke with Co-Director of The University Of Auckland’s centre for Asian and ethnic Minority health research Dr. Roshini Peiris-John about the challenges faced by Asian New Zealanders in accessing health services.
Democrats in the United States have passed their long standing economic package through the senate this morning. The seven hundred and forty billion dollar package will fund efforts to curb climate change, provide reforms to health systems, and raise taxes on major corporations. This package, however, is a far cry from the initial three trillion dollar domestic fund President Joe Biden envisioned when he first came into office due to several notable compromises.
Liam spoke to professor Robert Patman from the University of Otago about the fund.
Joe speaks to Steven Agnew, a senior Lecturer from the University of Canterbury about ending persistent disparities for Pasifika students in regards to literacy skills. He also speaks to Katie Pickles, a Professor of History from the University of Canterbury, about Jane Goodall joining Barbie’s ‘inspiring women’ series and how this ties in with Barbie being an antithesis of feminism given the company’s controversial representation of women.
Liam will be chats to Michelle Johnstone from the Amalgamated Workers Union about dangerous housing conditions for migrant workers, as well as Rober Patman from the University of Otago about the United States Senate passing a major democrat climate and health package.
Tomorrow’s World is back! Isla and Stella speak to Keoni Mahelona from Te Pūnaha Matatini about using machine learning to revitalise Te Reo Māori.
New reports show migrant horticulture workers are enduring dire housing conditions, seeing upwards of six men a week in a single motel room that are each charged 150 a week. The accommodation has been detrimental to the workers physical health, with one worker reporting his illness wasn’t taken seriously unless it required hospitalisation. The Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner has recently investigated the conditions, calling it blatant economic exploitation.
To learn more, Liam spoke to Michelle Johnstone from the Amalgamated Workers Union about the conditions.
An analysis of ten years of data has found low English literacy rates in Pasifika students are a key predictor of exclusion from school. The findings of this study highlighted the importance of literacy on educational outcomes and the possibility that greater investment in support for Pasifika students in order to end persisent disparities for students.
Joe spoke to Stephen Agnew, a Senior Lecturer of Economics at the University of Canterbury, on the matter.
Barbie has released a series of dolls which honours historical and contemporary heroines, such as conservation activist and animal behaviour expert Jane Goodall, aviator Amelia Earhart, NASA mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson and artist and political activist Frida Kahlo. However, can this be seen as the appropriation of heroic women of substance as plastic Barbies? A brand synonymous with the objectification of women.
Joe spoke to Katie Pickles, a Professor of History from the Univeristy of Canterbury, about Barbie’s ‘inspiring women’ series and how this could be an Antithesis of Feminism given the company’s controversial representation of women.
Auckland Council's recent planning committee meeting took place last night.
The focus was on mass housing reforms, which could see rates of housing re-intensification rise across Tamaki Makaurau.
To learn more about the decisions made, Trishil took over the segment from Liam this week and spoke with councillor Shane Henderson on our regular City Counselling segment. The conversation touched on the pay rise for bus drivers in Auckland in a measure to combat staff shortages.
Rejoice! While fuel prices have yet to return to pre 2022 levels, it has freefallen down to an average of $2.70 a litre at the pumps in Auckland.
For example, yesterday afternoon saw prices fluctuate across the country with Waitomo on Tinakori Road in Wellington charging $2.59 a litre; Caltex on Newton Road in Auckland charging $2.65; and in Christchurch, Waitomo on Fitzgerald Avenue charging $2.47.
Further drops are expected on the horizon, in part due to the crude oil stock price falling from 110USD to around 96 USD over the past week. Another factor could be the fuel tax excise, which has been extended to January.
To learn more, Trishil spoke to Economics Professor Basil Sharp about the trends and contributing factors to the fall in prices.