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Holiday Mental Health Support w/ 0800 What's Up

Holiday Mental Health Support w/ 0800 What's Up Holiday Mental Health Support w/ 0800 What's Up, 19.06 MB
Thu 15 Dec 2022

While the rest of the country closes shop over the holiday season, mental health helplines remain open - including on public holidays. 0800 What's Up, a helpline and chat service for rangatahi, are keeping their phone lines running to meet not only existing needs, but also to address the additional distress the holiday season can bring for some. 

Hanna spoke to Ban, What's Up's Team Leader, about the services they provide, why they are continuing to provide help over the holidays, and how the crisis in mental healthcare exerts pressure on helplines.

The Wire w/ Liam: December 15, 2022

The Wire w/ Liam: December 15, 2022 The Wire w/ Liam: December 15, 2022, 105.71 MB
Thu 15 Dec 2022

It's the best of The Wire! We have a few new pieces, and take a look back at some of our favourites from 2022.

We take a look back at Tuva’as live and in person chat with Health Minister Andrew Little from June of this year,

I’ll also be replaying my chat with Taylor McGregor from Save our Venues about the importance of small music videos and the struggles this year has seen them put through,

Hanna is speaking to 0800 What’s Up about mental health support during the holiday season,

We also have a Tomorrow's World about Blood Transfusion, 

And lastly I’ll be talking to Cameron Adams for our last Eurovision of 2022!

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: December 15, 2022

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: December 15, 2022 Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: December 15, 2022, 15.11 MB
Thu 15 Dec 2022

With the Russia-Ukraine war, a continent wide economic crisis, and political turmoil throughout many prominent countries - it’s been a very eventful year for Europe. 

We’ve had bFM correspondent Cameron ADams keeping us updated on the happenings of Europe for nearly all of 2022, and he’s come on for the last time this year to discuss what’s been happening this week, and to take a look back at all that’s happened over the past twelve months.

 

The Wire with Jessica: December 14, 2022

The Wire with Jessica: December 14, 2022 The Wire with Jessica: December 14, 2022, 43.41 MB
Wed 14 Dec 2022

For their final interview this year, News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to ACT's Brooke Van velden about the Government's expansion to the immigration fast track list. They also discussed Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenksy addressing Aotearoa’s parliament and what we can expect from the ACT Party next year. 

Then she spoke to Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker about how people can minimise the risk of catching and spreading Covid-19 this summer. 

And for our Best of the Wire special, we recapped the year that was in news and current affairs. This year, Emilia Sullivan spoke to Geoff McLay from Victoria University Law School about the Supreme Court hearing arguments in a case against Aotearoa’s seven largest polluting companies. On Eurovision, our Europe Correspondent, Cameron Adams, spoke to Emillia about Russia’s mobilisation and so-called annexation referendums in Ukraine. And on The Green Desk, Frances spoke to Gabrielle Feather, a PhD student at the University of Tasmania about the changing climate and its connection to mental health.

 

Minimising the Risk of Spreading Covid-19 This Summer w/ Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker: 14th December, 2022

Minimising the Risk of Spreading Covid-19 This Summer w/ Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker: 14th December, 2022 Minimising the Risk of Spreading Covid-19 This Summer w/ Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker: 14th December, 2022, 5.87 MB
Wed 14 Dec 2022

The holiday season is approaching us, but one thing that’s not on anyone's Christmas wish list is Covid-19.

Health officials have warned that over the summer, Covid-19 case numbers could peak at more than 11,000 a day with a hundred hospitalisations each day. 

News and Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker about how people can minimise the risk of catching and spreading Covid-19 this summer. 

She started off their interview by asking what is expected to cause this influx in case numbers?

Protecting Furry Friends During Flooding w/ Michelle Le Long, Chief Operating Officer at PD Insurance

Protecting Furry Friends During Flooding w/ Michelle Le Long, Chief Operating Officer at PD Insurance Protecting Furry Friends During Flooding w/ Michelle Le Long, Chief Operating Officer at PD Insurance , 8.29 MB
Wed 14 Dec 2022

With widespread flooding affecting Tāmaki Makaurau, pet insurance specialist PD Insurance is advising those with cats and dogs to take special precautions to protect their furry family members.

News & Editorial Director Jessica Hopkins spoke to Chief Operating Officer Michelle Le Long about what advice they have for pet owners.

Here is that interview…

Menstruation tracking apps w/ Sarah Riley

Menstruation tracking apps w/ Sarah Riley Menstruation tracking apps w/ Sarah Riley, 16.47 MB
Mon 12 Dec 2022

Menstruation tracking apps: who's using them? For what, and when? Do they accommodate a diverse range of experiences and bodies? How do these apps perpetuate a narrow definition of what a 'normal' body is? Sarah Riley from Massey University speaks to Stella about her research on the topic, from a clinical health perspective.

The Wire with Jessica: December 12, 2022

The Wire with Jessica: December 12, 2022 The Wire with Jessica: December 12, 2022, 105.88 MB
Mon 12 Dec 2022

For Tomorrow's World, Stella Huggins speaks to Professor in Critical Health Psychology at Massey University, Sarah Riley about Menstruation Tracking Apps.

And the Wire team brings you the best of the Monday Wire, recapping the year that was in news and current affairs.

This year, Stella Huggins spoke to former Auckland Deputy Mayor, Penny Hulse about an ongoing review on the future of local government. 

We revisit Aotearoa becoming the first country in the world to have explicitly legalised drug checking. Spike Keith spoke to Know Your Stuff’s Brin Ryder about drug testing services at summer festivals. 

Spike also interviewed the NZ Drug Foundation’s Sarah Helm about their findings that overdose deaths in the past five years have increased by 50%.

And finally, we look back at Stella's interview with Chris Wilson, a Senior Lecturer of Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland, about his report on his colleague James Halpin, infiltrating Action Zelandia, a far-right extremist group in Aotearoa.

Climate crisis forces Fijian villagers to relocate w/ Leba Gaunavinaka and Merewalesi Yee: December 9, 2022

Climate crisis forces Fijian villagers to relocate w/ Leba Gaunavinaka and Merewalesi Yee: December 9, 2022 Climate crisis forces Fijian villagers to relocate w/ Leba Gaunavinaka and Merewalesi Yee: December 9, 2022, 31.14 MB
Fri 9 Dec 2022

For years, politicians and scientists have been talking about a future of migration caused by climate change. In Fiji this migration has already begun. The question is now how to exactly do it.

Daniel spoke with Merewalesi Yee who is pursuing a PHD at the university of Queensland in Brisban Australia. Her project seeks to understand human migration in Fiji caused by climate change and the role of mobility in climate change adaptation. 

Leba Gaunavinaka is a climate change adaption specialist at the Fijian ministry of climate change. She helped creating the plan that tries to tackle one of the most urgent problems of the climate crisis: how to relocate communities whose land is soon inhabitable.  

 

The Wire w/ Joe: December 9, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: December 9, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: December 9, 2022, 100.15 MB
Fri 9 Dec 2022

On The Wire this week for Rāmere Friday!

Joe speaks to Fiona Tolich, long-term campaigner and advocate for SMA, about Pharmacs funding of SPINRAZA, a first-of-its-kind medicine for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the number one cause of genetic death in Kiwi children under two. 

Daniel speaks to Merewalesi Yee, who is a PhD student at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia about her project that seeks to advance the understanding of human migration in Fiji caused by climate change. He also speaks to Leba Gaunavinaka who is a climate change adaptation specialist at the Fijian Ministry of Climate Change about relocating Fijian communities whose land is inhabitable due to climate change.  

David chats to Shane Henderson for our regular segment, City Counselling. They look at Auckland Council Group’s Annual Budget 2023/2024. David also speaks to Lachlan Keating from Deaf Aotearoa about creating NZ Sign Language videos for the 2023 census.

That's us for the Friday Wire!