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Fuel Tax Excise Extension and Inflation w/Tim Hazeldean

Fuel Tax Excise Extension and Inflation w/Tim Hazeldean Fuel Tax Excise Extension and Inflation w/Tim Hazeldean, 13.98 MB
Mon 18 Jul 2022

The 25-cent Fuel Tax Excise has been extended another 6 months, to January 2023. The Fuel Tax Excise had been set by the Labour Government as fuel prices steadily increased months ago.

The cut in petrol excise duty, the equivalent reduction in road user charges and the half price public transport fares were due to end next month before this extension.

Petrol prices increased 32% in the year to the June 2022 quarter, the largest annual increase since 1985.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson extended the measures, saying "We are doing this because we want Kiwis to have some certainty for the rest of the year in the face of volatile fuel prices and ongoing cost of living pressure," he said.

Inflation rates have also been released, rising to 7.3% and is now at a 32-year high.

Producer Trishil Dahya spoke to Economics Professor Tim Hazeldean from the University of Auckland, on the matter, and his proposals to mediate inflation.

Dealing with COVID-19 during Winter w/ Professor Michael Baker: July 18, 2022

Dealing with COVID-19 during Winter w/ Professor Michael Baker: July 18, 2022 Dealing with COVID-19 during Winter w/ Professor Michael Baker: July 18, 2022, 23.83 MB
Mon 18 Jul 2022

New Zealand, Australia and many countries are experiencing a further Omicron wave driven by the latest BA.4/BA.5 subvariants. Our response to this threat is remarkably laissez-faire compared with past approaches, as society has pivoted more to “living with the virus”. But in both New Zealand and Australia, there’s a real risk current policy settings will be insufficient to prevent health services being overwhelmed – and more will need to be done in coming weeks.

Joe spoke to Professor Michael Baker from the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington, on the matter.

 

Aotearoa's Extinct Marine Reptiles w/ Dr Nic Rawlence: July 18, 2022

Aotearoa's Extinct Marine Reptiles w/ Dr Nic Rawlence: July 18, 2022 Aotearoa's Extinct Marine Reptiles w/ Dr Nic Rawlence: July 18, 2022, 29.15 MB
Mon 18 Jul 2022

Joe speaks to Dr Nic Rawlence from the Palaeogenetics Lab at the University of Otago about extinct marine reptiles which once roamed Aotearoa's waters.

Aotearoa's Wellbeing Diet w/ Professor Jeremy Krebs: July 18, 2022

Aotearoa's Wellbeing Diet w/ Professor Jeremy Krebs: July 18, 2022 Aotearoa's Wellbeing Diet w/ Professor Jeremy Krebs: July 18, 2022, 13.94 MB
Mon 18 Jul 2022

A team of researchers is developing a uniquely Aotearoa New Zealand wellbeing diet, He Rourou Whai Painga, they hope will tackle diabetes, heart and other noncommunicable diseases.

Joe spoke to Endocrinologist Professor Jeremy Krebs, from the University of Otago in Wellington, on the matter. 

AAA v Auckland Transport over the RLTP w/ Zoe Brentnall

AAA v Auckland Transport over the RLTP w/ Zoe Brentnall AAA v Auckland Transport over the RLTP w/ Zoe Brentnall, 12.68 MB
Fri 15 Jul 2022

The High Court has ruled in favour of Auckland Transport in a case brought against the council managed organisation by All Aboard Aotearoa.

The case was over Auckland Transport’s Regional Land Transport Plan or RLTP which would lead to a 6% increase in transport emissions in Auckland.

Casper spoke to Zoe Brentnall from All Aboard Aotearoa about the case and what the RLTP says about the council's commitment to combatting climate change.

 

Free Masks and RAT Tests w/ Michael Plank: July 15h, 2022

Free Masks and RAT Tests w/ Michael Plank: July 15h, 2022 Free Masks and RAT Tests w/ Michael Plank: July 15h, 2022, 18.07 MB
Fri 15 Jul 2022

The government has recently announced that they’re moving the make masks and RAT tests free to encourage people protecting themselves against the winter Covid wave.

Although we will not remain at Red, the country is likely to reach another peak of twenty one thousand towards the end of the month.

The masks and tests will be accessible fromm collection spots and incredibly important to getting us through winter according to Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield. 

To learn more, Liam had a chat with Michael Plank, a professor at the University of Canterbury specialising in applying mathematics to health. 

 

REINZ Market Report w/ Jen Baird: July 15, 2022

REINZ Market Report w/ Jen Baird: July 15, 2022 REINZ Market Report w/ Jen Baird: July 15, 2022, 8.77 MB
Fri 15 Jul 2022

The latest Market Report released by the Retail Institute of New Zealand shows a slow in price growth as well as a decrease in the volume of house sales.

A move by the Reserve Bank this week to raise the official cash rate to 2.5 percent may lead to further impact on the real estate market.

To get a sense of what this data means, especially in terms of future housing affordability, Casper spoke to Jen Baird from the Retail Institute.

 

First Union’s Uber Court Case w/ Anita Rosentreter: July 15h, 2022

First Union’s Uber Court Case w/ Anita Rosentreter: July 15th, 2022 First Union’s Uber Court Case w/ Anita Rosentreter: July 15th, 2022, 20.32 MB
Fri 15 Jul 2022

First Union and E tū have launched a court case against Technology and transport giant Uber.

The groups believe the company has been refusing to take responsibility for their workers and aren't treating them as employees. 

Uber has been under mass criticism across the world lately, as a trove of leaked files have shown how the companies leaders were making unethical decisions consciously.

Liam spoke to First Unions Antia Rosentreter.

 

Christchurch Stadium Decision w/ Jake McLelland: July 15th, 2022

Christchurch Stadium Decision w/ Jake McLelland: July 15th, 2022 Christchurch Stadium Decision w/ Jake McLelland: July 15th, 2022 , 15.93 MB
Fri 15 Jul 2022

After weeks of tension, the Ōtautahii City Council has voted to begin construction on Te Kaha, a brand new stadium for the city.

The cost of 683 million dollars for construction has been a major point of contention, but the effects of civic pride and support for the city's events industry could make it worth it. . 

Liam had a chat with Jake McLelland, the Christchurch Central West councillor about the stadium located in his ward.

 

The Friday Wire w/ Casper: July 15th, 2022

The Friday Wire w/ Casper: July 15th, 2022 The Friday Wire w/ Casper: July 15th, 2022, 105.49 MB
Fri 15 Jul 2022

Today saw Casper host his final Friday Wire before the Second Semester Schedule Shakeup™ sees him take over the Tuesday Wire and Liam take on hosting duties from next Friday onwards! On todays show.

Casper had a chat with All Aboard Aotearoa about the recent High Court ruling on their case with Auckland Transport alongside City Counsellor Pippa Coom.

Liam had a chat with Michael Plank from the University of Canterbury about recent government changes making masks and RAT tests free.

They also spoke with Anita Rosentreter about First Unions court case against Uber.

Casper also had a chat with someone from the Real Estate Institute about housing market data and what all of the numbers mean.

And finally Liam chatted to Christchurch City Councillor James McLellan about Te Kaha, the city's new stadium, being given the go ahead.