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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

The Wire w/ Liam: July 22, 2022

The Wire w/ Liam: July 22, 2022 The Wire w/ Liam: July 22, 2022, 104.04 MB
Fri 22 Jul 2022

It's Liam's inaugural Friday Wire hosting! Woo! Today on the show:

Liam spoke to councillor Shane Henderson about public transport cancellations and a new tool for tsunami evacuation on our regular City Counselling segment. 

As well as Giacomo Lichtner from Victoria University of Wellington about the current state of politics in Italy. 

They also had a chat with CCS Disability Action’s Debbir Ward about the Abuse in Care inquiry,

And finally spoke with Rochelle Corrigan from Blind Low Vision about the need for volunteers to raise guide-dogs to be. 

Italian Politics w/ Giacomo Lichtner: July 22, 2022

Italian Politics w/ Giacomo Lichtner: July 22, 2022 Italian Politics w/ Giacomo Lichtner: July 22, 2022, 27.93 MB
Fri 22 Jul 2022

Italian politics has been in an immense state of chaos over the past week, as Prime Minister Mario Draghi has successfully resigned after having his former attempt rejected. 

This has come as tensions across political lines within the coalition government have reached their breaking point. 

Despite the PM receiving a vote of confidence, three other major political parties in the cabinet refused to vote.

Liam spoke to Victoria University of Wellington's Giacomo Lichtner about the state of affairs across Italy, first asking about where this divide in the cabinet came from.

Abuse in Care w/ Debbie Ward: July 22, 2022

Abuse in Care w/ Debbie Ward: July 22, 2022 Abuse in Care w/ Debbie Ward: July 22, 2022, 17.37 MB
Fri 22 Jul 2022

 

The Royal Commission of Inquiries case into Abuse in Care of the disabled, deaf folks, and people who suffered mental distress has recently concluded.

This has revealed some horrific details found in health institutions, with patiests undergoing mental, physical, and sexual abuse.

There’ve also been reports of undertrained staff who consistently have mistreated those who were most vulnerable.

To learn more, Liam spoke to CCS Disability Actions Debbie Ward about the report, first asking about what exactly the abuse in care inquiry is. 

 

Guide Dog Volunteers Needed w/ Rochelle Corrigan: July 22, 2022

Guide Dog Volunteers Needed w/ Rochelle Corrigan: July 22, 2022 Guide Dog Volunteers Needed w/ Rochelle Corrigan: July 22, 2022, 17.37 MB
Fri 22 Jul 2022

Earlier this week, Blind Low Vision came out in need of volunteers to raise guide dogs.

At the time of their plea, there were still several dogs in need of homes to help support vision impared folks in the future. 

To learn more, Liam spoke to Blind Low Visions Rochelle Corrigan.

 

Protecting Aotearoa from Foot and Mouth Disease w/ Hon Damien O'Connor: July 21, 2022

Protecting Aotearoa from Foot and Mouth Disease w/ Hon Damien O'Connor: July 21, 2022 Protecting Aotearoa from Foot and Mouth Disease w/ Hon Damien O'Connor: July 21, 2022, 11.05 MB
Thu 21 Jul 2022

Biosecurity New Zealand is implementing tougher border control protections to stop foot and mouth disease from entering the country and infecting our bovine population.

David spoke to the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Damien O'Connor on the matter. 

The Wire w/ Joe: July 21, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: July 21, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: July 21, 2022, 104.35 MB
Thu 21 Jul 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāpare Thursday!

Tuva’a speaks to Labour Party’s Andrew Little about the state of the health workforce.

Joe speaks to Dougal Sutherland a Clinical Psychologist from Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington about the importance of workplaces to have well-being plans. Joe also speaks to Professor Brett Gartrell, a Professor in Wildlife Health at Massey University about traces of lead being found in Wellington kākā nestlings.

David speaks to Hon Damien O’Connor about Foot and Mouth Disease

And for this weeks Green Desk, Frances spoke with Megan Williams, a sustainability advocate from the TIA, about the Sustainability Tourism Commitment.

That's us for this weeks Thursday Wire!

The Green Desk: The Sustainability Tourism Commitment w/ Megan Williams: July 21, 2022

The Green Desk: The Sustainability Tourism Commitment w/ Megan Williams: July 21, 2022 The Green Desk: The Sustainability Tourism Commitment w/ Megan Williams: July 21, 2022, 42.55 MB
Thu 21 Jul 2022

The Green Desk is back! This week Frances spoke with Megan Williams, a sustainability advocate from the TIA, about the Sustainability Tourism Commitment.

Strategies for Maintaining Wellbeing in the Workplace w/ Dougal Sutherland: July 21, 2022

Strategies for Maintaining Wellbeing in the Workplace w/ Dougal Sutherland: July 21, 2022 Strategies for Maintaining Wellbeing in the Workplace w/ Dougal Sutherland: July 21, 2022, 21.36 MB
Thu 21 Jul 2022

A recent survey of New Zealand workplaces revealed more than a third have no  workplace well-being plan in place. Yet it is necessary, now more than ever, for organisations to understand what a healthy work environment looks like and to provide it for their employees.

The 2015 Health and Safety at Work Act requires workplaces to look after the physical and mental health and well-being of their staff. This means looking at work through a health and safety lens and understanding the risks that affect people’s well-being at work.

Joe spoke to Dougal Sutherland, a Clinical Psychologist from Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington, on the matter