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The Wire w/ Castor: 16th April, 2024.

The Wire w/ Castor: 16th April, 2024. , 133.96 MB
Tue 16 Apr 2024

For Dear Science this week, Professor Allan Blackman chatted with us about ancient Roman wine, dating a solar flare using polar trees, and the brightest cosmic explosion ever. 

Wire host Castor spoke to the University of Auckland’s Professor James Russell, about conservation and pest eradication in Aotearoa.

He also spoke to Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa’s chair, John Minto, about recent hypocrisy from the government regarding Iran’s recent attack on Israel. 

Producer Sofia spoke to the Chief Executive of the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand, Letitia Harding, about the government’s laws and policies for vaping. 

She also spoke to Group Manager Conservation Advocacy and Communications at Forest and Bird, Richard Capie, about job cuts at the Department of Conservation. 

Trade Me Legal Case Against Trade Jobs NZ w/ Trade Jobs NZ Owner Colleen Getley: 15 April, 2024

Trade Me Legal Case Against Trade Jobs NZ w/ Trade Jobs NZ Owner Colleen Getley: 15 April, 2024 Trade Me Legal Case Against Trade Jobs NZ w/ Trade Jobs NZ Owner Colleen Getley: 15 April, 2024, 9.02 MB
Mon 15 Apr 2024

Small business, Trade Jobs NZ, is facing a legal dispute with Trade Me over its name and branding, with Trade Me claiming copyright infringement for using the words 'Trade' and 'Jobs'.

Trade Me told 95bFM they cannot go into the details of the case while it is before the Court, but they provided us with the following statement: 

“We have used the name Trade Me Jobs since 2006. It’s an important part of our business. We’ve worked hard to build a distinctive brand that is recognised and trusted by Kiwis. We rarely take the decision to go to court and we don’t take the decision lightly – it is something we would only consider as a last resort.”

News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to Trade Jobs NZ owner, Colleen Getley, about their business and opposition to Trade Me’s claim.

The Climate-Saving Potential of Wetland Conservation w/ Associate Professor of Environmental Science at The University of Waikato, David Campbell, and Senior Ecologist at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Olivia Burge: 15 April, 2024

The Climate-Saving Potential of Wetland Conservation w/ Associate Professor of Environmental Science at The University of Waikato, David Campbell, and Senior Ecologist at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Olivia Burge: 15 April, 2024 The Climate-Saving Potential of Wetland Conservation w/ Associate Professor of Environmental Science at The University of Waikato, David Campbell, and Senior Ecologist at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Olivia Burge: 15 April, 2024, 22.3 MB
Mon 15 Apr 2024

A recent symposium by the National Wetland Trust has emphasised the critical role of wetlands in carbon absorption and supporting the ecosystem. With New Zealand having lost 90% of its wetlands over the last 150 years, experts have emphasised the need for conservation and restoration efforts.

Producer Ezra spoke to Associate Professor of Environmental Science at The University of Waikato, David Campbell, and Senior Ecologist at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Olivia Burge, about the climate-saving potential of New Zealand’s wetlands.

The Wire w/ Jessica: 15 April, 2024

The Wire w/ Jessica: 15 April, 2024 The Wire w/ Jessica: 15 April, 2024, 56.09 MB
Mon 15 Apr 2024

For our regular catch-up with the ACT Party, News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to MP Simon Court about the government’s plan to address low truancy levels post-COVID-19, and Court’s X post stating he stands with Israel.

She spoke to Professional Teaching Fellow in Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, Dr Brian Marsh, and Senior Lecturer in Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, Dr John Fenaughty, about how the government can improve school attendance rates.

And she reported on Trade Me’s legal action against small business Trade Jobs NZ, speaking to the owner of Trade Jobs NZ, Colleen Getley.

Producer Ezra spoke to Associate Professor of Environmental Science at The University of Waikato, David Campbell, and Senior Ecologist at Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, Olivia Burge, about the climate-saving potential of Wetland Conservation.

Increasing School Attendance w/ Professional Teaching Fellow in Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland Dr Brian Marsh, and Senior Lecturer in Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland Dr John Fenaughty: 24 January, 2024

Increasing School Attendance w/ Professional Teaching Fellow in Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland Dr Brian Marsh, and Senior Lecturer in Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland Dr John Fenaughty: 24 January, 2024 Increasing School Attendance w/ Professional Teaching Fellow in Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland Dr Brian Marsh, and Senior Lecturer in Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland Dr John Fenaughty: 24 January, 2024, 19.65 MB
Mon 15 Apr 2024

Following the government announcing its plan to improve school attendance rates, News and Editorial Director, Jessica Hopkins, spoke to experts in the education sector about their thoughts on the proposal.

First, she spoke to Professional Teaching Fellow in Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, Dr Brian Marsh, about what factors are responsible for low truancy rates in the past few years.

She also spoke to Senior Lecturer in Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, Dr John Fenaughty, about how we can make school a more inclusive space that is safe for LGBTQIA+ students. 

Groundbreaking Climate Inaction Human Rights Lawsuit Against Swiss Govt. w Alexandra Allen-Franks - April 11, 2024

Groundbreaking Climate Inaction Human Rights Lawsuit Against Swiss Govt. w Alexandra Allen-Franks - April 11, 2024 w Alexandra Allen-Franks - April 11, 2024, 34.94 MB
Thu 11 Apr 2024

 

This week, the European Human Rights Court made a historic ruling on climate change, concluding that the Swiss government had violated the human rights of its citizens by failing to take sufficient action to combat climate change. The case was raised by the group, Klimaseniorinnen, a collective of more than 2000 Swiss women aged over 64, who claimed government inaction on climate put them at increased risk of dying during heatwaves, a vulnerability exacerbated by their age and gender demographics. 

Producer Jasmine Gray spoke to Alexander Allen-Franks, Co-Director of the NZ Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice on what this case means for accountability on climate action for vulnerable communities.

 

The Wire w/ Caeden: 11 April, 2024

The Wire w/ Caeden: 11 April, 2024 The Wire w/ Caeden: 11 April, 2024 , 132.94 MB
Thu 11 Apr 2024

For our weekly catch-up with Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni Wire Host Caeden asks about job losses in media, cuts at MSD, and Teanau Tuiono’s restoring Samoan Citizenship members bill.

For City Counselling they speak to Cr Lotu Fuli about a proposal to merge the Ōtara-Papatoetoe and Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local boards and a new report on quality of living in Tāmaki Makaurau.

They also speak to AUT Lecturer Laumua Tunufa’i about the bill to repeal the 1982 bill which stripped Samoans of New Zealand Citizenship.

And they speak to Paul Thistoll from Countering Hate Speech Aotearoa, as well as Rainbow Spokesperson for the Human Rights Commission Prudence Walker about Hate Speech Law protections for LGBTQIA+ communities.

Today Jasmine speaks with lawyer Alexandra Allen-Franks about a landmark European climate action human rights lawsuit

And she speaks to Greenpeace Spokesperson Amanda Larsson about the dire state of Aotearoa’s freshwater protectionshat have you got for us today?

Dire Need for Freshwater Protections w Greenpeace's Amanda Larsson - April 11, 2024

Dire Need for Freshwater Protections w Greenpeace's Amanda Larsson - April 11, 2024 Dire Need for Freshwater Protections w Greenpeace's Amanda Larsson - April 11, 2024, 9.36 MB
Thu 11 Apr 2024

The recent release of the Ministry for Environment’s Our Land 2024 report has again reiterated the impacts of intensive farming and agriculture on freshwater ecosystems. Producer Jasmine Gray spoke to Head of Campaigns and Greenpeace spokesperson Amanda Larsson about the stakes for freshwater protections under the current coalition government.

Media and Democracy, Job Cuts at MSD and the Samoan Citizenship Bill w/ Carmel Sepuloni: 11 April, 2024

Media and Democracy, Job Cuts at MSD and the Samoan Citizenship Bill w/ Carmel Sepuloni: 11 April, 2024 Media and Democracy, Job Cuts at MSD and the Samoan Citizenship Bill w/ Carmel Sepuloni: 11 April, 2024, 22.07 MB
Thu 11 Apr 2024

The Ministry of Social Development is not immune to job cuts seen in other public service departments, with MSD calling for voluntary redundancies after cost-saving efforts failed to meet Government targets. For our weekly catch-up with Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni Wire Host Caeden asks her about the impact of cuts at MSD, especially amongst other Government policies disadvantaging beneficiaries.

They also ask about the Samoan Citizenship Bill led by Teanau Tuiono, and the impact of losing independent media giants such as Newshub for democracy.

A Proposal to merge South Auckland Local Boards and a new report on Tāmaki Makaurau’s quality of living w/ Lotu Fuli: 11 April, 2024

A Proposal to merge South Auckland Local Boards and a new report on Tāmaki Makaurau’s quality of living w/ Lotu Fuli: 11 April, 2024 A Proposal to merge South Auckland Local Boards and a new report on Tāmaki Makaurau’s quality of living w/ Lotu Fuli: 11 April, 2024, 18.42 MB
Thu 11 Apr 2024

A proposal to merge the Ōtara-Papatoetoe and Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local boards has been met with criticism, with consultation opening at the end of next month.
A new report has also been released on the quality of living in Tāmaki Makaurau with our city receiving mixed results by scoring high on some areas (the environment), and lower on others (education). 

Wire Host Caeden speaks to Counsellor Lotu Fuli about both these topics for City Counselling.