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Monkeypox in Aotearoa w/ Kurt Krause: July 11, 2022

Monkeypox in Aotearoa w/ Kurt Krause: July 11, 2022 Monkeypox in Aotearoa w/ Kurt Krause: July 11, 2022, 18.1 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

New Zealand has just become one of more than 50 countries to record cases of monkeypox in an outbreak that took off two months ago. 

The person, who is in isolation, is in their thirties, lives in Auckland and recently returned from overseas travel in a country with reported monkeypox cases. The Ministry of Health sys there is no evidence of community transmission, with a small number of people being contacts.

Joe spoke to Kurt Krause, a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Otago, on the matter.

 

Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Dr Shane Reti: July 11, 2022

Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Dr Shane Reti: July 11, 2022 Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Dr Shane Reti: July 11, 2022, 14.84 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

New Zealand and the United States are the only two countries in the world that allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise their products directly to consumers.

Dr Shane Reti, National Health Spokesperson, mentioned that it is up to caucus to ultimately make a decision should a consultation arises.

This interview with National Party Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti is part of a larger story on Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising in New Zealand

The Motive and Reform Surrounding Political Donations w/ Max Rashbrooke: July 11, 2022

The Motive and Reform Surrounding Political Donations w/ Max Rashbrooke: July 11, 2022 The Motive and Reform Surrounding Political Donations w/ Max Rashbrooke: July 11, 2022, 30.61 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

Proposed changes to New Zealand’s political donation rules have put the spotlight on donors who give thousands and the motivations they have for their generosity. New research into New Zealand’s political donations system aims to shed light on this often obscure process.

The proposed reforms to the political donation rules follow Serious Fraud Office investigations into the handling of donations received by the National, Labour and NZ First parties. All three investigations have resulted in court proceedings, with the first case just ended with the judge reserving his decision.

Joe spoke to Max Rashbrooke, a Research Associate for the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington, about political donation regulation and the motivation behind it. 

 

Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising w/ Royal NZ College of GP Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty: July 11, 2022

Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising w/ Royal NZ College of GP Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty: July 11, 2022 Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising w/ Royal NZ College of GP Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty: July 11, 2022, 12.37 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

New Zealand and the United States are the only two countries in the world that allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise their products directly to consumers.

Even medical bodies such as the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners have strongly come out in the past backing such a ban.

This interview with Royal NZ College of GP Medical Director Bryan Betty is part of a larger story on Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising in New Zealand.

Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Professor David Menkes: July 11, 2022

Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Professor David Menkes: July 11, 2022 Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Ads w/ Professor David Menkes: July 11, 2022, 26.37 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

New Zealand and the United States are the only two countries in the world that allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise their products directly to consumers.

It always perplexed me to see such advertising growing up. Like I understand, on one hand, informing the public on options to access remedies for their pain is important, but is it being communicated in the best way, especially considering that other nations don’t follow this approach. 

This interview with University of Auckland Pathophysiology Professor David Menkes is part of a larger story on Direct To Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising in New Zealand

Pharmaceutical Advertising in New Zealand w/ Trishil Dahya: July 11, 2022

Pharmaceutical Advertising in New Zealand w/ Trishil Dahya: July 11, 2022 Pharmaceutical Advertising in New Zealand w/ Trishil Dahya: July 11, 2022, 36.66 MB
Mon 11 Jul 2022

New Zealand and the United States are the only two countries in the world that allow pharmaceutical companies to advertise their products directly to consumers.

Until a couple of years ago, I was unaware of the ban on Pharmaceutical advertising outside of New Zealand and the US. Whenever the side effects of a particular ad popped up, despite not being the target audience for said drug, it always filled me with a sense of existential dread. New Zealand ads typically display side effects in small black text to the bottom of the screen and are never discussed by the advertiser, making it easy to miss.

This piece seeks to investigate how direct to consumer advertising works, and whether the practice should be banned in New Zealand. 

Boris Johnson's Party Resignation: July 8, 2022

Boris Johnson's Party Resignation: July 8, 2022 Boris Johnson's Party Resignation: July 8, 2022, 16.91 MB
Fri 8 Jul 2022

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, announced his resignation from leading the Conservative Party.

Liam gave a report on Johnson's resignation, and what he represents as one of the largest figures of UK politics. The report includes a comment given to Casper by Stephen Hoadley from the University of Auckland on whether the move could have been predicted.

 

Chickens Terrorizing Titirangi w/ Greg Presland: July 8, 2022

Chickens Terrorizing Titirangi w/ Greg Presland: July 8, 2022 Chickens Terrorizing Titirangi w/ Greg Presland: July 8, 2022, 13.98 MB
Fri 8 Jul 2022

On this week's episode of Strangest Things, Liam took a look at the ongoing saga of Chickens terrorizing West Auckland suburb Titirangi.

Chickens loose in the streets are bring cat-sized-rats into the street and are causing sleep deprivation by “boking” incredibly loud early in the mornings,

Although chickens have been affecting the area for years, it came to a head in 2019 when the council invested twenty five thousand dollars  into their removal. However, they've returned.

Liam had a chat with Greg Presland, the deputy chairperson of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board, on the issue.

The Friday Wire w/ Casper: July 8, 2022

The Friday Wire w/ Casper: July 8, 2022 The Friday Wire w/ Casper: July 8, 2022, 100.06 MB
Fri 8 Jul 2022

On this Friday's Wire Casper talked to Auckland city councillor Shane Henderson about a recent local board vote on special character areas, as well as Dean Baigent-Mercer from Forest and Bird about recently allocated funding towards Predator free Rakiura Stewart Island.

Liam put together a report on Boris Johnson's resignation as leader of the Conservative Party in the UK, chatting about what’s been happening over the past few days, how we got to this point, and including some expert commentary from the University of Auckland's Stephen Hoadley.

Liam also had a chat for this week's Strangest Things segment with the Waitakere Ranges Local Board deputy chairperson Greg Presland about how chickens have continued to terrorise Titrangi.

Aotearoa's Second Omicron Wave w/ David Welch: July 7, 2022

Aotearoa's Second Omicron Wave w/ David Welch: July 7, 2022 Aotearoa's Second Omicron Wave w/ David Welch: July 7, 2022, 24.33 MB
Thu 7 Jul 2022

Yesterday, New Zealand cracked 10,000 recorded cases of Covid-19, sparking concerns that we are well into in our second wave of Omicron. 

Emilia Sullivan spoke to David Welch, Senior Lecturer from the Centre for Computational Evolution at the University of Auckland.