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Security Agency Delay w/ Abdur Razzaq: June 3, 2022

Security Agency Delay w/ Abdur Razzaq: June 3, 2022 Security Agency Delay w/ Abdur Razzaq: June 3, 2022, 15.35 MB
Fri 3 Jun 2022

One of the primary recommendations by the Royal Comission following the March 15 Christchurch mosque attack was the establishment of a new national intelligence and security agency.

However, this agency which would be named NISA, is yet to be created.

Casper spoke to Abdur Razzaq from the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand about what this agency is and why community advocates are questioning the government’s hesitation on the matter.

Amphipods Under Antarctica w/ Craig Stevens: June 3rd, 2022

Amphipods Under Antarctica w/ Craig Stevens: June 3rd, 2022 Amphipods Under Antarctica w/ Craig Stevens: June 3rd, 2022, 19.83 MB
Fri 3 Jun 2022

Teams from several New Zealand Universities as well as NIWA have recently discovered a large Amphipods ecosystem underneath Antarctica.

Amphipods are a crustacean largely found underwater, and in these circumstances over five hundred metres under the atlantic ice sheets.

The team found the ecosystem by accident after drilling through the river nearby and discovering the animals on their cameras.

To learn more, Liam spoke to NIWA oceanographer Craig Stevens about their findings and how the ecosystem could be affected by climate change.

The Wire w/ Casper: June 3rd, 2022

The Wire w/ Casper: June 3rd, 2022 The Wire w/ Casper: June 3rd, 2022, 101.49 MB
Fri 3 Jun 2022

We've got a nice range of climates stories, policy discussions, and more to end off The Wire this week!

Casper talked to Auckland city counsellor Pippa Coom about Phil Goff’s proposed climate action budget. 

Liam spoke to Liam Martin from Victoria University of Wellington about the Clean Slate scheme.

Casper also spoke to Abdur Razzaq from the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand about the delay of a recommended intelligence and security agency,

Liam also had a chat with Professor Craig Stevens on the recently discovered Amphipod ecosystem under Antarctica. 

And finally Casper spoke to Tom Kay from Forest and Bird about wetland preservation.

 

Wetland Mining Consent w/ Tom Kay: June 3, 2022

Wetland Mining Consent w/ Tom Kay: June 3, 2022 Wetland Mining Consent w/ Tom Kay: June 3, 2022, 13.92 MB
Fri 3 Jun 2022

A recent government announcement would allow ‘additional consenting pathways’ in some of New Zealand’s precious wetland areas.

This development, especially the potential consenting of coal mines in wetland areas, would massively endanger the country’s eco-systems and carbon sequestration.

Casper had a chat with Tom Kay, the freshwater advocate at Forest and Bird about the government’s announcement, why wetlands are so precious and how they will be impacted.

The Wire w/ Joe: June 2, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: June 2, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: June 2, 2022, 104.49 MB
Thu 2 Jun 2022

Happy Samoan Language Week! This week on the Wire for Aso Tofi, Tuva’a speaks to Labour Party’s Andrew Little about the Budget for 2022.

Joe looks at the Ministry of Health’s decision regarding worker pay and why it has been regarded as a major setback for healthcare workers. He speaks to Kirsty McCully, the Director for E tū , Jocelyn Pratt, an organiser for the PSA, and Ruby Sayer, a worker in aged healthcare on the matter.

Emilia is speaks to Bianca Ranson from Protect Putiki on Mayor Phil Goff’s comments about the Kennedy Point Marina. She also talks to Bodo Lang from the University of Auckland on Sugary Drinks in Schools

That's us for the Thursday Wire!

Protect Pūtiki w/ Bianca Ranson: June 2, 2022

Protect Pūtiki w/ Bianca Ranson: June 2, 2022 Protect Pūtiki w/ Bianca Ranson: June 2, 2022, 20.72 MB
Thu 2 Jun 2022

Work has begun to move rocks from Waiheke Island’s Kennedy Bay where there are plans to build a Marina consisting of 180 berths, a floating car park, and onshore facilities like sewage containment and a cafe. This is despite the immediate area having a large, but declining, population of Korora, or Little Blue Penguins.

Concerns have been raised over the council and the Department of Conservation’s handling of resource consent granting, and failures to consider tikanga and the protection of local species.

On Tuesday, Mayor Phil Goff discussed the issue on the Breakfast show, and Emilia Sullivan spoke to Bianca Ranson from Protect Pūtiki about their response to the mayor’s comments. 

Ministry of Health's Pay Decision: June 2, 2022

Ministry of Health's Pay Decision: June 2, 2022 Ministry of Health's Pay Decision: June 2, 2022, 41.37 MB
Thu 2 Jun 2022

Care and support workers are “gutted and disappointed” after a Ministry of Health recommendation that will not see workers get a pay rise of more than 70 cents an hour for at least a year. In May, workers rallied around the country and presented a petition with more than 10,000 signatures calling on the Government for a bigger pay rise as part of the renewal of the Care and Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Act to combat worker shortages and financial hardship.

Joe spoke with Kirsty McCully, the Director at E tū, Jocelyn Pratt, an organiser from the PSA, and Ruby Sayer, a healthcare assistant in residential aged care on the matter.

 

Banning Sugary Drinks in Schools w/ Bodo Lang: June 2, 2022

Banning Sugary Drinks in Schools w/ Bodo Lang: June 2, 2022 Banning Sugary Drinks in Schools w/ Bodo Lang: June 2, 2022, 15.76 MB
Thu 2 Jun 2022

The Ministry of Education is seeking feedback for their proposal to ban the selling of sugary drinks in schools, which would mean students in Years one to eight would only be allowed to drink water, milk and plant-based milks.

While banning the sale of sugary drinks in schools is a good start in addressing New Zealand’s rising youth health issues, some believe that it doesn’t go far enough.

Ahead of submissions closing today, Emilia Sullivan spoke to Bodo Lang, Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Auckland about the issue.

 

The Wire w/ Stella: June 1, 2022

The Wire w/ Stella 1 June The Wire w/ Stella 1 June, 125.48 MB
Wed 1 Jun 2022

On this week's Wednesday show, Stella starts off chatting to advocate Abbey Trewavas from APEX, allied scientific and technical about the document of crisis delivered to government about lab workers. They also touch on the future of the profession, given a generation of lab work students didn't get comprehensive access to labs during lockdowns. 

Alex talks to ACT's Brooke Van Velden in their weekly catch up. This week, they cover China’s new cooperation agreements in the Pacific. 

Stella talks to the Green Party's Ricardo Menéndez March about the government's actions on the supermarket duopoly. 

Finally, Frances speaks with European correspondent Cameron Mulgan on Eurovision, this week covering the war in Ukraine, the EU's Russian oil embargo passed late last night, Sue Grey's report on the Partygate scandal and nine euro per month public transport in Germany.

The Future of Lab Workers in NZ w/ Abbey Trewavas

The Future of Lab Workers in NZ w/ Abbey Trewavas The Future of Lab Workers in NZ w/ Abbey Trewavas, 20.52 MB
Wed 1 Jun 2022

Lab technicians carried us through the pandemic, diagnosing thousands of covid cases and working in arduous conditions to do so. Now there’s an exodus of professionals from the field, but the need for them hasn’t gone away. Stella spoke with Abbey Trewavas, an advocate at APEX whose portfolio is lab workers, about the future of the profession, given the experience of science students over the course of the past two years.