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Today on the Wire, Hanna speaks to James Renwick, a climate scientist from the Victoria University of Wellington, about the difference between offsetting and reducing emissions.
Jemima brings you a special on the drug testing legislation brought in at the end of 2020 and the lack of services available at festivals this summer due to limited resources. Jemima speaks to some Rhythm and Alps festival goers to hear their thoughts on drug checking. Then, the Rhythm and Alps Director Alex Turnball talks about whether festivals should have drug testing and the process of getting a drug checking service like Know Your Stuff on board. Jemima also hears from a source who works in a shop that sells DIY drug testing kits about their popularity this summer. Finally, she chat to Sarah Helm, the Executive Director of the New Zeland Drug Foundation, about Know Your Stuff’s recent figures on drug testing and what needs to happen to ensure that Know Your Stuff has the resources to be present at all festivals.
While New Zealand has a target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, net zero emissions can be achieved without transformative change through measures which merely seek to offset emissions. New Zealand has continued to garner criticism for inaction on climate change, and was recently excluded from the Climate Ambition Summit. This raises the question of whether New Zealand's climate policy reflects the urgency of the situation.
Hanna spoke to James Renwick, a climate scientist from Victoria University, about the efficacy of offsetting emissions through tree planting, and whether we should instead seek to reduce emissions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges in prisons and for prisoner rights all over the world, Prison crowding and sub-standard living conditions have created ideal breeding grounds for the virus. How has the pandemic threatened the human rights of the incarcerated all over the world? Doug Becker speaks with Steve Swerdlow and John Raphling.
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On todays show, Jess interviewed Dr Ralph Buck, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Chair on Dance and Social Inclusion about the benefits of recreational dance.
Then Aneeka talked to Rick Bidgood from AT&T about residential parking restrictions, Ian Hadland of Otago Fish and Game about the hundreds of dead eel and trout found in Silverstream, and lastly brought you a piece on opportuites and events for Kiwi artists with Michael Tucker.
Hundreds of eels and trout were found dead in lower Silverstream with the Otago Regional Council, Otago Fish & Bird and local farmers now trying to get to the bottom of it. While investigations are ongoing, Otago Fish & Bird are fairly confident that this occured due to low oxygen and high heat environment that developed in the water. Aneeka speaks to Ian Hadland, chief executive for Otago Fish & Bird, about what's going on.
As many Aucklanders would have noticed, residential parking restrictions have been expanding for quite a while, getting further into the city fringe into increasingly residential areas. Aneeka spoke to Rick Bidgood from at&t about why this is and what this means for transport in the city.
Travel restrictions due to Covid-19 means that international acts have not been able to enter the country for gigs and events. This has left a vacuum which is being filled by Kiwi artists who now have increasing opportunities to shine without being overshadowed by international acts. Aneeka speaks to Michael Tucker from Loop about what this means for the New Zealand music scene.
New research has shown more educstion is needed for boys and men when it comes to consent, in an effort to reduce sexual violence statistics. James talks to associate professor Janet Fanslow about the research and what steps can be taken.
With the recently declaration of a climate emergency by the governement, Mauri o te Moana was started in December last year that make Māori voices heard when it comes to the health of our oceans. To hear more about what they are calling for, James talks to Bianca Ranson, Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, Ngāpuhi, on behalf of Lyric Waiwiri-Smith.