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Step Up for Breastfeeding w/ Jane Cartwright and Nicola Austin: August 1, 2022

Step Up for Breastfeeding w/ Jane Cartwright and Nicola Austin: August 1, 2022 Step Up for Breastfeeding w/ Jane Cartwright and Nicola Austin: August 1, 2022, 41.97 MB
Mon 1 Aug 2022

New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance, the NZ College of Midwives and the Paediatric Society of New Zealand have joined forces to remind New Zealanders that successful breastfeeding involves the whole whānau.

World Breastfeeding Week runs from 1-7 August, and aims to highlight the huge benefits that breastfeeding can bring to both the health and welfare of babies, as well as a wider impact on maternal health, focusing on good nutrition, poverty reduction, sustainability and food security.

Joe spoke with Executive Officer of the New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance Jane Cartwright and Paediatric Society Neonatal Specialist Nicola Austin about what it means to Step Up for Breastfeeding. 

 

Deer vs Moa w/ Dr Nic Rawlence: August 1, 2022

Deer vs Moa w/ Dr Nic Rawlence: August 1, 2022 Deer vs Moa w/ Dr Nic Rawlence: August 1, 2022, 16.39 MB
Mon 1 Aug 2022

Joe speaks to Dr Nic Rawlence, from the Paeleogenetics Lab at the University of Otago, about how deer may have had something to do with the extinction of moa and how this ties in with making Stewart Island Predator Free. 

OurActionStation - Mandatory Consent Education w/Genna Hawkins-Boulton

OurActionStation - Mandatory Consent Education OurActionStation - Mandatory Consent Education, 13.16 MB
Mon 1 Aug 2022

On this week’s regular segment in collaboration with OurActionStation, we’re discussing consent. And how it should be mandatory to learn about in school. 

Trishil spoke to the organiser of the petition Genna Hawkins-Boulton about why consent education is needed, why it should be mandatory, and how it can be taken in multiple perspectives.

 

Forest and Bird Environment Court Case w/Nicky Snoyink

Forest and Bird Environment Court Case with Nicky Snoyink Forest and Bird Environment Court Case with Nicky Snoyink, 13.84 MB
Mon 1 Aug 2022

 

Forest & Bird appealed resource consents granted to Stevenson Mining in 2017, for a new proposed opencast coal mine at Te Kuha on the West Coast of the South Island.  

The Environment Court hearing begins in Christchurch on Monday 1 August and is expected to run for two weeks. Respondents to Forest & Bird’s case are the West Coast Regional Council, the Buller District Council, and Stevenson Mining Limited.  

Trishil spoke to Nicky Snoyink from Forest and Bird about the case, hoping to learn more about Te Kuha and their efforts to block the construction of a new mine and it’s potential damage to the ecosystem.

Russia's No Fly List NZ w/Stephen Hoadley

Russia's No Fly List NZ w/Stephen Hoadley Russia's No Fly List NZ w/Stephen Hoadley, 24.2 MB
Mon 1 Aug 2022

Russia's foreign ministry has slapped New Zealand journalists, officials and an academic with sanctions for supporting what it called the country's "Russophobic agenda." Thirty two individuals have been added to their no fly list, bumping the total to 153.

The sole academic that got slapped with sanctions, was Politics and International Relations Professor Stephen Hoadley. Trishil spoke with Professor Stephen Hoadley on the matter, wanting to gain his perspective on the ban.

The Wire w/ Joe: August 1, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: August 1, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: August 1, 2022, 106.87 MB
Mon 1 Aug 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāhina Monday!

Joe speaks to Executive Officer Jane Cartwright from the New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance and Paediatric Society neonatal specialist Nicola Austin about World Breastfeeding Week and what it means to Step Up for Breastfeeding. Joe also spoke to Dr Nic Rawlence, from the Paeleogenetics Lab at the University of Otago, about how deer may have had something to do with the extinction of moa, and how this ties in with making Stewart Island Predator Free.

Trishil speaks to Genna Hawkins-Boulton about the need to have compulsory consent education in schools - part of OurActionStation. He also chats with Professor Stephen Hoadley about a move made by Russia to ban 32 prominent New Zealand figures over ‘Russophobia’. Finally he speaks with Nicky Snoyink from Forest and Bird on their appeal against the consent granted to Stevenson Mining heading to the environmental court.

That's us for the Monday Wire!

 

Birds in Miramar Peninsular w/ James Willcocks: July 29th, 2022

Birds in Miramar Peninsular w/ James Willcocks: July 29th, 2022 Birds in Miramar Peninsular w/ James Willcocks: July 29th, 2022, 16.85 MB
Fri 29 Jul 2022

After long and hard efforts to implement predator eradication tactics. Predator Free Wellington has seen some major results. 

Bird rates have risen dramatically, up by fifty one percent across the Miramar peninsula.

The organisation has been celebrating this strongly, so Liam has spoken to their own James Wilcocks about the new results. 

 

US Political System w/ Maria Armoudian: July 29th, 2022

US Political System w/ Maria Armoudian: July 29th, 2022 US Political System w/ Maria Armoudian: July 29th, 2022, 24.55 MB
Fri 29 Jul 2022

In the aftermath of the US supreme court overturning Roe v. Wade, the United States House of Representatives has been passing several bills in efforts to protect certain rights. 

These include protecting same-sex marriage, interracial marriage, and contraception. 

With the US House, the US Senate, the supreme court and the president all seeming to have different levels of power, it can be hard to understand the different levels of authority in the leadership. 

This prompted Liam to talk to UoA professor Maria Armoudian about the system and the recent bills the house have been passing. 

 

 

 

Strangest Things: Is the Loch Ness Monster Plausible? w/ David Martill: July 29th, 2022

Strangest Things: Is the Loch Ness Monster Plausible? w/ David Martill: July 29th, 2022 Strangest Things: Is the Loch Ness Monster Plausible? w/ David Martill: July 29th, 2022, 14.94 MB
Fri 29 Jul 2022

On today's episode of Strangest Things- Is the Loch Ness Monster plausible?

Historically, sceptics say no - the most similar being to the cryptid is the plesiosaur dinosaur who has never been found in freshwater circumstances like Loch Ness. 

That was, until a group of British scientists discovered plesiosaur fossils in a moroccan river system. 

Are any doubts of the Loch Ness Monster's existence now thwarted? Probably not, but Liam spoke to David Martill from the University of Portsmouth anyway.

 

The Wire w/ Stella: 28 July

The Wire w/ Stella: 28 July The Wire w/ Stella: 28 July, 119.61 MB
Thu 28 Jul 2022

Welcome to the Thursday Wire with Stella! Today, Frances continues Greendesk, speaking with Jamie Hoare of Nocar Cargo. David speaks to the Honourable Jan Logie from the Green Party about the second reading of the Oranga Tamariki oversight bill. Stella speaks to Dr Wendy Choo about the execution of four prominent democracy activists in Myanmar, and Dr Mike Reid from Local Government New Zealand about the rules of a local election campaign.