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Spike in hospital admissions for eating disorders during Covid-19 Pandemic w/Dr. David Menkes July 8, 2024

Spike in hospital admissions for eating disorders during Covid-19 Pandemic w/Dr. David Menkes July 8, 2024 David Menkes July 8, 2024, 24.98 MB
Mon 8 Jul 2024

This story mentions eating disorders and disordered eating. 

A new study from researchers at the University of Auckland has found that there was an increase in hospital admissions for eating disorders during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The study found that 10-19 year old girls with diagnoses of anorexia nervosa had the most significant increase; and that Māori had proportionately more hospital admissions for eating disorders than others.

Admissions for other mental health disorders mostly stayed the same or decreased during the pandemic.

Josef spoke to Dr David Menkes, an Academic Psychiatrist at the University of Auckland and co-author of the study, about the study’s findings and what can be done to avoid similar spikes in the future.

If you need support, talking to someone you know or contacting formal support services can be helpful. For support, call the Eating Disorder Association New Zealand 0800 2 EDANZ or (09) 5222 679. Or you can free call or text 1737 any time to speak to a trained counsellor, for any reason

Youth Crime and Bootcamps w/ Aaron Hendry from Kickback: 8th July 2024

Youth Crime and Bootcamps w/ Aaron Hendry from Kickback: 8th July 2024 Youth Crime and Bootcamps w/ Aaron Hendry from Kickback: 8th July 2024, 25.52 MB
Mon 8 Jul 2024

The government’s plan to introduce boot camps for youth offenders and other more punitive law and order reforms have come under fire by experts for failing to address the root causes of crime and antisocial behaviour in Aotearoa. 

The recently implemented measures and rhetoric from the government have prompted a variety of discussions about how Aotearoa can properly tackle youth crime, the resources public agencies have to address and the measures that have worked so far. 

Oto spoke to Aaron Hendry, a youth worker and co-founder of Kickback, to discuss the government’s recent youth crime reforms, and the measures that have worked in the past that the government should be looking into instead.

Advice on digital technology use for tamariki and rangatahi w/ Masters researcher at the University of Auckland and paediatric physiotherapist, Julie Cullen: 8th July, 2024

Advice on digital technology use for tamariki and rangatahi w/ Masters researcher at the University of Auckland and paediatric physiotherapist, Julie Cullen: 8th July, 2024 Advice on digital technology use for tamariki and rangatahi w/ Masters researcher at the University of Auckland and paediatric physiotherapist, Julie Cullen: 8th July, 2024, 9.29 MB
Mon 8 Jul 2024

Children in New Zealand have among the highest rates of screen use in the world, with Māori and low socioeconomic-background young people over-represented. 

A group of researchers have come up with advice on children’s screen use to better assist educators in Aotearoa to balance health risks of digital technologies with educational benefits.

Wire host Sofia spoke to the lead author, masters researcher at the University of Auckland and paediatric physiotherapist, Julie Cullen, about this advice, starting the interview asking her about the main risks this research identified that are of concern when it comes to digital technology use by children and young people.

Changes to housing policy w/ University of Auckland senior lecturer of Architecture and Planning, Dr Elizabeth Aitken Rose: 8th July, 2024

Changes to housing policy w/ University of Auckland senior lecturer of Architecture and Planning, Dr Elizabeth Aitken Rose: 8th July, 2024 Changes to housing policy w/ University of Auckland senior lecturer of Architecture and Planning, Dr Elizabeth Aitken Rose: 8th July, 2024, 7.57 MB
Mon 8 Jul 2024

Last week, Housing Minister Chris Bishop announced six key changes to housing policy to "flood" the country with new homes. These include freeing up land for development, removing unnecessary planning barriers and relaxing standards. 

Wire host Sofia spoke to University of Auckland senior lecturer of Architecture and Planning, Dr Elizabeth Aitken Rose, about the government’s plans to address the housing crisis in light of Bishop’s announcements last week. 

She started the interview asking her what the key changes Bishop announced were.

The Wire w/ Sofia: 8th July, 2024

The Wire w/ Sofia: 8th July, 2024 The Wire w/ Sofia: 8th July, 2024, 110.27 MB
Mon 8 Jul 2024

For their weekly catch-up with the ACT Party, Wire host Sofia speaks to ACT MP Cameron Luxton about ACT  invoking the ‘agree to disagree’ provision over the Fair Digital News Bargaining Bill, the government’s plans to ‘flood’ the country with more housing, and the Easter Trading Bill.

She also speaks to University of Auckland senior lecturer of Architecture and Planning, Dr Elizabeth Aitken Rose, about the government’s plans to address the housing crisis

And she speaks to masters researcher at the University of Auckland and paediatric physiotherapist, Julie Cullen, about advice for children’s digital technology use in kura. 

Producer Oto speaks to youth worker Aaron Hendry from Kickback to discuss the best approaches to tackling youth offending.

Producer Josef speaks to Academic Psychiatrist, David Menkes about the rise in hospital admissions for eating disorders during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Whakarongo mai!

The Wire w/ Caeden: 4 June, 2024

The Wire w/ Caeden: 4 June, 2024 The Wire w/ Caeden: 4 June, 2024, 135.01 MB
Thu 4 Jul 2024

Wire Host Caeden speaks to Labour Leader Carmel Sepuloni about the government’s quarter three action and plan and Labour’s renewed Auckland strategy.

They speak to Quack Pirihi from Mana Āniwaniwa about the upcoming World Suicide Prevention conference.

And they speak to Councillor Shane Henderson about Long Term Plan passing and the end of the Auckland regional fuel tax.

And for The Wire's special 4th of July edition...

Caeden speaks to the University of Auckland Professor of History Jennifer Frost about recent high-profile decisions from the United States Supreme Court.

And Wednesday Wire Host Oto speaks to Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland Stephen Hoadley about replacing President Biden with another candidate, such as Governor of California Gavin Newsom.

Fundraising to get to the World Suicide Prevention Conference w/ Mana Āniwaniwa’s Quack Pirihi: 4 July, 2024

Fundraising to get to the World Suicide Prevention Conference w/ Mana Āniwaniwa’s Quack Pirihi: 4 July, 2024 Fundraising to get to the World Suicide Prevention Conference w/ Mana Āniwaniwa’s Quack Pirihi: 4 July, 2024, 17.48 MB
Thu 4 Jul 2024

The World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference is taking place in New York later this month, hosted by Seneca Nation.

The conference was started by Ngāti Pikiao in 2016 and invites community organisations, advocates, and leaders to come together to discuss the challenges and solutions of suicide prevention for indigenous communities.

Wire Host Caeden spoke to Quack Pirihi (Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai), founder of Mana Āniwaniwa, about why they’re fundraising to go to the conference.

You can tautoko their mahi on their instagrams @quackpirihi and @manaaniwaniwa

An analysis of the increasingly controversial SCOTUS decisions w/ University of Auckland’s Jennifer Frost: 4 July, 2024

An analysis of the increasingly controversial SCOTUS decisions w/ University of Auckland’s Jennifer Frost: 4 July, 2024 An analysis of the increasingly controversial SCOTUS decisions w/ University of Auckland’s Jennifer Frost: 4 July, 2024, 30.84 MB
Thu 4 Jul 2024

The Supreme Court of the United States has reached international news for recent, controversial judgements. This includes for granting Trump immunity for his role in the January 6th insurrection, and the overturning of Chevron which could have huge consequences for things like environmental protection laws.

These decisions are part of a recent series of Supreme Court decisions that overturn decades of judicial and legislative progress from the 20th Century, infamously including Roe v Wade in 2022.

Wire Host Caeden speaks about these recent, and longer-term decisions, from SCOTUS with University of Auckland History Professor Jennifer Frost.

They started by asking why the recent SCOTUS rulings are so significant.

Indian General Elections w/ Professor Chris Ogden 3 July, 2024

Indian General Elections w/ Professor Chris Ogden 3 July, 2024 Indian General Elections w/ Professor Chris Ogden 3 July, 2024, 19.78 MB
Wed 3 Jul 2024

Last month, the 2024 Indian general elections were held, leading to the third re-election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. 

To many, the re-election of Modi signals the rise of Hindu nationalism in Indian society and the country’s shift towards theocracy and authoritarianism. 

Associate Professor and Director of Global Studies in the University of Auckland Faculty of Arts, Chris Ogden, talked to us about the significance of Modi’s election victory and why we should be keeping a closer eye on the world’s largest democracy.

Why the Government isn’t listening to voters on Fresh Water Protections w/ Greenpeace’s Will Applebe: 3 July, 2024

Why the Government isn’t listening to voters on Fresh Water Protections w/ Greenpeace’s Will Applebe: 3 July, 2024 Why the Government isn’t listening to voters on Fresh Water Protections w/ Greenpeace’s Will Applebe: 3 July, 2024, 16.97 MB
Wed 3 Jul 2024

A new poll has highlighted that 82% of National voters said it was important to them to protect lakes, rivers, and drinking water. 54% cited specific concerns for nitrate contamination in water.

This is despite proposed Government rollbacks on fresh water protection, which Greenpeace claims will lead to “more polluted lakes, more unswimmable rivers, more contaminated drinking water, and more extinction.”

Caeden spoke with Greenpeace’s Will Applebe about why there is such a disconnect between what voters are saying in polls versus what the Government is actually doing.