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Flood Clean Up and Dry Homes w/ Dr Lucy Telfar Barnard: January 31, 2023

Flood Clean Up and Dry Homes w/ Dr Lucy Telfar Barnard: January 31, 2023 Flood Clean Up and Dry Homes w/ Dr Lucy Telfar Barnard: January 31, 2023, 15.94 MB
Tue 31 Jan 2023

This week on the Tuesday Wire, Milly speaks with Dr Lucy Telfar Barnard from the University of Otago department of Public Health regarding flood clean up and advise on how to stay safe in the wake of floods in Auckland. Dr Barnard also speaks on the importance of dry and healthy homes. 

Friday Flooding Timeline Report: January 31, 2023

Friday Flooding Timeline Report: January 31, 2023 Friday Flooding Timeline Report: January 31, 2023, 26.19 MB
Tue 31 Jan 2023

Spike delivers a report detailing the timeline of flooding in Auckland, when and where it occurred, and how exactly organisations failed to act in the face of major flooding across the city.

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The Wire w/ Spike: January 31, 2023

The Wire w/ Spike: January 31, 2023 The Wire w/ Spike: January 31, 2023, 139.42 MB
Tue 31 Jan 2023

E whai akei nei, on the Tuesday Wire today:

- This week on Dear Science, Spike and Milly sit down with Allan Blackman to dive deep into the scary world of lost radioactive substances, cancer smelling ants that can be trained in just 10 minutes, and the mass extinction that was discovered all by using mercury. 

- Milly speaks to Phillip Duncan from WeatherWatch about the meteorological conditions that created this weekends wild weather. Additionally, Milly asks about how to better manage and predict weather extremes as they become more common due to climate change. 

- Spike delivers a report detailing the timeline of flooding in Auckland, when and where it occurred, and how exactly organisations failed to act in the face of major flooding across the city.

- Milly speaks with Dr Lucy Telfar Barnard from the University of Otago department of Public Health regarding flood clean up and advise on how to stay safe in the wake of floods in Auckland. Dr Barnard also speaks on the importance of dry and healthy homes. 

The Wire w/ Joe: January 27, 2023

The Wire w/ Joe: January 27, 2023 The Wire w/ Joe: January 27, 2023, 105.49 MB
Fri 27 Jan 2023

This week on The Wire for Rāmere Friday!

David brings us City Counselling with Mike Lee as they talk about Auckland Transport problems, and trying to create a marine reserve on Waiheke Island. He also spoke to Alexander Gillespie about Western nations donating tanks to the Ukrainian war effort, as well as Richard Easther from the University of Auckland about light pollution.

Joe looks at the New Zealand Government failing to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility. He speaks to Lisa Woods, the Campaigns Director for Amnesty International Aotearoa.

Daniel speaks to Shark Researcher Dr Samantha Sherman, a post-doctoral research fellow at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver about sharks that depend on coral reefs being driven to extinction. Daniel also chats with Chris Button about how we can improve water safety.

That's us for the Friday Wire!

Improving Water Safety Education w/ Chris Button: January 27, 2023

Improving Water Safety Education w/ Chris Button: January 27, 2023 Improving Water Safety Education w/ Chris Button: January 27, 2023, 11.58 MB
Fri 27 Jan 2023

How to improve watersafety education so the recent spate of drownings doesnt happen again? Daniel spoke with Chris Button about this question. We should only swim at lifeguarded beaches during patrol hours and we should learn how to float. 

 

Tanks for Ukraine w/ Alexander Gillespie: January 27, 2023

Tanks for Ukraine w/ Alexander Gillespie: January 27, 2023 Tanks for Ukraine w/ Alexander Gillespie: January 27, 2023, 16.2 MB
Fri 27 Jan 2023

Western nations have begun to donate battlefield tanks to the Ukrainian army in their war against Russia.

The US has announced it will send M1 Abrams, Germany will send  Leopard 2 and the UK Challenger 2 tanks.

Experts anticipate this will give Ukraine an offensive boost in offensive moves.

David spoke to University of Waikato Professor Alexander Gillespie about the subject.

Raising the age of criminal responsibility in Aotearoa w/ Lisa Woods : January 27, 2023

Raising the age of criminal responsibility in Aotearoa w/ Lisa Woods : January 27, 2023 Raising the age of criminal responsibility in Aotearoa w/ Lisa Woods : January 27, 2023, 13.36 MB
Fri 27 Jan 2023

This morning, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child called out the failure of the New Zealand Government to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility. Referring to the current minimum age of criminal responsibility, the Committee stated clearly that the NZ Government is "just not getting children’s rights right".

Joe speaks to Lisa Woods, Campaigns Director for Amnesty International Aotearoa on this matter.

 

Light pollution w/ Richard Easther: January 27, 2023

Light pollution w/ Richard Easther: January 27, 2023 Light pollution w/ Richard Easther: January 27, 2023, 16.03 MB
Fri 27 Jan 2023

University of Canterbury Astronomer Professor John Hearnshaw is calling for national legislation to limit light pollution.

He proposed a national law that would set new controls on outdoor lighting, such as 10pm curfews for illuminated advertising signs, limits on what street lights could emit, and reductions in blue light across cities and towns.

David spoke to Richard Easther from the University of Auckland about what would happen if New Zealand started to regulate light pollution.

Reef sharks facing extinction risk w/ Samantha Sherman: January 27, 2023

Reef sharks facing extinction risk w/ Samantha Sherman: January 27, 2023 Reef sharks facing extinction risk w/ Samantha Sherman: January 27, 2023, 19.44 MB
Fri 27 Jan 2023

While fish and chip shop customers in South Australia are eating threatened and endangered shark species labelled as “flake”, sharks are facing the risk of being extinct. As a 2020 study concluded sharks were “functionally extinct” on 20% of the world’s coral reefs. A new study building on this research from the journal Nature Communications shows that now 2 in 3 of the worlds sharks are being driven to extinction. The cause is clear and simple: overfishing. What will be the effects on the ocean ecosystem? What consequenses will this have for humans? And why do sharks have such a bad image? 

The Wire w/ Liam: January 26, 2023

The Wire w/ Liam: January 26, 2023 The Wire w/ Liam: January 26, 2023, 94.55 MB
Thu 26 Jan 2023

E whai akei nei, on the Thursday Wire today:

Liam spoke to Robert MacCulloch from the University of Auckland about the recent reports on Aotearoa’s stagnant inflation. 

They also had a chat with Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington's Dr Mona Jeffreys about long covid and reports on how the pandemic has been managed over the past few years. 

We also heard from Troy Merry from UoA about a possible new life extending drug.

And lastly Liam spoke with Nicola Roos from UoO and the DOC about a research project utilising citizen science to track Kekeno AKA NZ fur seals.