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On the Wire today, Jemima speaks to Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter about the governments Auckland transport infrastructure reveal. They also discuss the National Party's multi-billion dollar transport plan.
With the announcement last week that Judith Collins will lead the National Party as Leader of the Opposition, Jemima has been thinking about gender politics. Jemima speaks to political commentator, Jennifer Curtin, about how the media frames women politicians going "head to head".
As reports of ex-MP Andrew Falloon's sexaully explicit messages to a teenager surface concurrently with new developments in the allegations against MP Jami-Lee Ross, Hanna investigates the scope of New Zealand's sexual harassment problem in the political sphere. She talks to Lisa Lawrence, President for National Council of Women of New Zealand, on why sexual harassment is so pervasive in politics.
Zoe Larsen Cumming has her weekly chat to James Shaw, this week on the Clean Energy Plan and how the Green's hope to help businesses and public services become more eco-friendly. They also talk about the new maternity fund announcement and how to improve the experiences of women and babies before, during and post child birth.
This week on the Southern Cross, Zoe Larsen Cumming interviews Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi on the anti-terror law in the Phillipines, Fiji's economic recovery budget, Bauer Media, and publications in the Solomon Islands.
On the Wire today for our regular segment with Green party co-leader James Shaw, Zoë and James spoke about the Clean Energy Plan and supporting businesses to become more eco-friendly, and the maternity fund.
On the Southern Cross, Zoë and Sri Krishnamurthi spoke on the anti-terror law in the Phillipines, Fiji's economy, Bauer Media, and publications in the Solomon Islands.
Justin Wong and Corey Fuimaono brought a report on New Zealand First's party launch.
Finally, Nirvana Halder brought a piece on neurological issues from Covid 19.
Are doctors missing out on signs of potential brain disorders triggered by COVID-19?
In a recent study done in the UK, a small pool of 40 Covid-19 patients were examined for
their developed neurological problems. Nirvana Haldar speaks to Jasper Morrow, a Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, about the study.
Universities are increasingly wanting to appeal to students who look to their study as a training period for future employment. However, this has put traditional liberal arts subjects like philosophy and sociology at risk. What does the future look like for liberal arts education in light of this trend? Doug Becker speaks with Robert E. Williams, Alexandra Monchick, and Michael Theune.
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This week Jemima Huston explores gender politics in response to the recent announcement of National Party MP Judith Collins taking over the Opposition Leader position. She speaks to Politics Lecturer Dr Claire Timperley from the Victoria University of Wellington about how the public respond to women leaders and why women in government is important for representation.
Yesterday the government announced a $242 million maternity fund to support midwives, mothers and babies. Jemima talks to Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter about the funding boost.
The Matariki Festival celebrating the beginning of the new year in Te Ao Māori has just ended. Jemima spoke to Stardome's Josh Kirkley about Matariki and its significance.
With the announcement this week that Judith Collins will lead the National Party as Leader of the Opposition into the upcoming election, Jemima Huston has been thinking about gender politics. Is it unusual to have two women in the top spots of the major parliamentary parties? How does the public respond to women leaders? Does the media frame women politicians differently to their men counterparts? Victoria Univeristy of Wellington Politics Lecturer Dr Claire Timperley speaks to Jemima about these issues. They discuss gender stereotypes, representation and policy made by women.
Yesterday the government announced a $242 million maternity package intended to support midwives, mothers and babies. Jemima Huston spoke to Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter about the funding boost.