The New Zealand Council of Education Research has released survey results that say 24% of teachers surveyed feel occasionally unsafe in the classroom due to extreme behaviour exhibited by students. Jemima talks to NZEI Te Riu Roa president Liam Rutherford about the findings.
Justin Wong talked to Justice Minister Andrew Little about the prisoner voting rights bill being passed third reading in Parliament, Covid-19 quarantine and testing, cybersecurity, and the Sex Offences legislation.
Ollie Joblin spoke to Forest and Bird's Geoff Keey on a Threat Mangement Plan to protect Hector's and Maui dolphins.
On Neighbourhood Watch, Zoe Kounandis from Radio Adelaide reports on state border restrictions, community TV closures and university course fee changes.
Minister Tracey Martin joins us again this week and we spoke for a long time again, touching on new entrenched support for the teaching of the health and sexuality curriculum in schools, which basically secures funding for a number of people to go in and do this, to ensure consistency across the curriculum and throughout all schools. We didn’t have the time to play that today, but there are more announcements in the wings so we can try cover that again later perhaps. Today though, we talk about Covid-19 quarantine mishaps and also the delay in the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill. Lillian started by Asking the Minister if the quarantine mishaps could have been avoided.
Lillian also asked the Minister when she does think she is going to get this done so it can go ahead, and she’s saying she’s trying to do it as quickly as possible.
Following from the discussion with NZ First's Tracey Martin, Lillian looks further into what defines a 'fair trial' and why the changes proposed in this Bill are necessary to create a safer environment for survivors to testify. Speaking to Paulette Benton-Greig from the University of Waikato's Faculty of Law, they discuss rape myths and the concerns raised about the Bill from the Defence Lawyers Association.
Last month the government proposed a set of new freshwater reforms with the aim of restoring Aotearoa’s waterways within a generation. However, the reforms have come without a set limit on freshwater nitrogen levels. Forest and Bird is calling for a nitrogen limit to be introduced as part of the government’s waterways reforms to hold regional council’s accountable for the nitrogen pollution in their drinking water supplies. 95bFM News Director Jemima Huston spoke to Forest and Bird Freshwater Spokesperson, Tom Kay, about why it is important to limit the nitrogen in our water and why some regions in New Zealand are experiencing higher levels of pollution than others. Here is Jemima speaking to Tom.
Mary-Margaret speaks to Low Carbon Specialist Robbie Sutherland about the extent to which responsibility for climate issues lies with the public versus government, and about which initiatives are available for volunteering this winter
Oscar speaks to Richard Hills in this week’s instalment of city counselling and we hear about the logistics of council’s operations now we’re back at level 1
Jemima speaks to Tom Kay of Forest & Bird about water pollution risks and lack of government action
And in Green Desk this week, Bronnie learns about the UNESCO commission for culture in New Zealand, where a new commissioner has just been appointed