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Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 26, 2022

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 26, 2022 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 26, 2022, 26.5 MB
Tue 26 Jul 2022

For this week's episode of Dear Science Marcus Jones joined Casper and Emily over the phone to discuss prior Omicron infections protecting against BA.4 and BA.5 variants, Ear fossils revealing the origin of warm-blooded mammals and how cleaner air can contribute to global warming.

The Wire w/ Casper: 26th July, 2022

The Wire w/ Casper: 26th July, 2022 The Wire w/ Casper: 26th July, 2022, 104.92 MB
Tue 26 Jul 2022

This week on the Tuesday Wire Casper and Emily were joined remotely by Marcus Jones who caught them up on the latest science news. Casper had his weekly chat with the National Party’s Dr. Shane Reti, talking this week about the elective surgery waiting list.

Casper also spoke to Len Cook, the former government statistician, about the dangers of a proposed Data and Statistics bill.

Emily spoke with Jason Young from the New Zealand China Resarch Institute about New Zealand’s relationship with China- past, present and future. She also chatted with Water Safety New Zealand’s Chief executive Daniel Gerrard about their new report on drownings in Aotearoa

National's Dr. Shane Reti: July 26, 2022

National's Dr. Shane Reti: July 26, 2022 Shane Reti: July 26, 2022, 20.26 MB
Tue 26 Jul 2022

The waiting list for elective surgeries has skyrocketed in the last year, with many experts pointing towards ongoing workforce shortages as the cause.

Thousands of people on the waiting list are in intense, ongoing pain, requiring essential operations such as hip or knee replacements.

For Casper's weekly catchup with the National party’s Dr. Shane Reti, they discussed the causes of the growing waiting list and the National party’s proposed solutions to the problem.

Statistics Independence w/ Len Cook: July 26, 2022

Statistics Independence w/ Len Cook: July 26, 2022 Statistics Independence w/ Len Cook: July 26, 2022, 17.99 MB
Tue 26 Jul 2022

The proposed government Data and Statistics bill has been criticised for its potential to threaten the political independence of the role of the government statistician.

The reforms would allow the government statistician to defer powers at will to other agencies, allowing for wider data collection.

To get a sense of why experts are wary of such changes, Casper spoke to one of the most prominent critics of the bill, former government statistician Len Cook.

NZ-China Relationship w/ Jason Young: July 26, 2022

NZ-China Relationship w/ Jason Young: July 26, 2022 NZ-China Relationship w/ Jason Young: July 26, 2022, 15.52 MB
Tue 26 Jul 2022

New Zealand’s close yet complicated relationship with China has been the subject of lively political and public debate for many years.

Fifty years ago, New Zealand began diplomatic ties and in 2008 we were the first country to secure a Free Trade Agreement with China. 

Emily spoke with Jason Young, the director of the New Zealand China Resarch Institute about New Zealand’s evolving relationship with China.

 

Drownings in Aotearoa w/ Daniel Gerrard: July 26, 2022

Drownings in Aotearoa w/ Daniel Gerrard Drownings in Aotearoa w/ Daniel Gerrard, 14.38 MB
Tue 26 Jul 2022

A Water Safety New Zealand report has revealed ninety people died by drowning just last year, the worst year for drowning fatalities since 2011.

Emily chatted with Water Safety New Zealand’s Chief executive Daniel Gerrard about the report’s findings and risk factors associated with drownings in Aotearoa.

 

The Wire w/ Joe: July 25, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: July 25, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: July 25, 2022, 108.86 MB
Mon 25 Jul 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāhina Monday!

Joe speaks to Dr Michele Bannister, a Senior Lecturer from the University of Canterbury about scientists seeking meteorite footage. He also chats to Paul Scofield, a Senior Curator of Natural History and Adjunct Professor in Palaeontology in the Geology Department at the University of Canterbury about the ancient waterfowl recently found at St Bathans in Central Otago. 

Trishil speaks to Professor Lara Greaves about the Green Party Leadership Vote and Professor Stephen Hoadley about the Grain Crisis in Ukraine and Russia’s disinformation campaign against the West on the matter.

Isla and Stella discuss how Mātauranga Māori can aid science in the management of kauri dieback. They talk with Dr Amanda Black and Dr Nick Waipara about the cultural significance of kauri and the scope of biosecurity in Aotearoa.

That's us for this weeks Monday Wire!

Ancient Waterfowl discovered at Saint Bathans w/ Paul Scofield: July 25, 2022

Ancient Waterfowl discovered at Saint Bathans w/ Paul Scofield: July 25, 2022 Ancient Waterfowl discovered at Saint Bathans w/ Paul Scofield: July 25, 2022 , 18.34 MB
Mon 25 Jul 2022

Palaeontologists digging near Saint Bathans in Central Otago have discovered a fossil that probably belonged to the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest known swan species. The Bannockburn Swan lived between 16 and 19 million years ago on Lake Manuherikia, a huge lake covering most of modern Central Otago.

Joe spoke to Paul Scofield, a Senior Curator of Natural History and Adjunct Professor in Palaeontology in the Geology Department at the University of Canterbury, about the discovery.

 

Scientists Seeking Meteorite Footage w/ Dr Michele Bannister: July 25, 2022

Scientists Seeking Meteorite Footage w/ Dr Michele Bannister: July 25, 2022 Scientists Seeking Meteorite Footage w/ Dr Michele Bannister: July 25, 2022, 18.32 MB
Mon 25 Jul 2022

A meteor’s sonic boom was heard across South Canterbury at around 8:00pm on Thursday night. It didn’t take long for reports to come through on social media by people from across the South Island. The arrival was caught by at least four specialised meteorite detection cameras, as well as on CCTV and by at least one lucky astrophotographer.

This is New Zealand’s second meteorite this month. On July 7th, a meteor crashed near Wellington during the day with a force equivalent to 1,800 tonnes of TNT, creating a sonic boom heard across New Zealand. Two weeks on, Canterbury experienced its own meteor strike.

Joe spoke to Dr Michele Bannister, a Senior Lecturer from the University of Canterbury, on the matter

Grain Crisis In Ukraine w/ Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations Stephen Hoadley

Grain Crisis In Ukraine w/ Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations Stephen Hoadley Grain Crisis In Ukraine w/ Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations Stephen Hoadley , 29.9 MB
Mon 25 Jul 2022

Ukraine and Russia have agreed on a deal that would reopen blocked Black Sea routes for grain exports.

The major diplomatic breakthrough aims to ease the world shortage of Ukrainian grain sparked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which has left millions at risk of hunger.

Trishil Dahya spoke with Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations Stephen Hoadley on the matter, about his perspective on the deal.