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Women in Trades w/ Kylie Taffard: September 15, 2021

Women in Trades w/ Kylie Taffard: September 15, 2021 Women in Trades w/ Kylie Taffard: September 15, 2021, 8.56 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 22,000 women in Aotearoa have lost their jobs. In the wake of this, the Women in Trades Collective is working harder than ever to encourage women into trades as a career option, and work with employers to help support women when they get there. On the Wire this Wednesday, Frances Wright spoke to Kylie Taffard, chairperson for the Women in Trades Collective to get a picture of the current climate of women in the trades industry. They spoke about what ‘the trades’ are, barriers that stop women getting into trades, and what the organisation is doing to encourage the trades as career options for women.

Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa w/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: September 15, 2021

Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa w/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: September 15, 2021 Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa w/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: September 15, 2021, 12.29 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

Yesterday, Te Pāti Māori launched a petition to change the official name of New Zealand to Aotearoa. 

The petition is asking Parliament to change New Zealand to Aotearoa and begin the of, alongside whānau, hapū and iwi identifying and officially restoring the original te reo Māori names for all towns, cities and places right across the country by the year 2026.

This week, Zazi talks to Māori Party's co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer about the petition to change New Zealand’s name to Aotearoa, as she helped launch the petition, and is encouraging people to support such a change.

The ACT Party's Brooke van Velden also spoke to Zazi about this petition in today's Wednesday Wire show. If you would like to listen to that interview as well, click the link here.

The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 15, 2021

The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 15, 2021 The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 15, 2021, 106.85 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

This week on the Wednesday Wire, we have another jam-packed show, with Zazi Hewlett and Frances Wright producing their fifth show from home and Jemima hosting and bringing us the news. 

The show starts off with Frances having her regular segment Dear Science with Allan Blackman. This week Frances and Allan talk about the Ig Nobel prizes; chat about toilet training cows; and discuss food scientists finding the key to perfectly smooth chocolate. 

Zazi speaks with Dr. Daniel Carl Henare Hikuroa, a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland. Dr. Daniel Hikuroa talks about his journey with te reo Māori, how he was introduced to it and why he finds it so important. He also talks about the name of this country, and whether New Zealand best describes the people living within it.

Frances then talks to Kylie Taffard, Chairperson of Women in Trades NZ, about the trades as career options for women.   

Zazi then has her regular catch-up with ACT's Brooke van Velden, this week talking about the Māori Party’s petition to change New Zealand’s official name to Aotearoa, as well as comments made by John Tamihere, saying that ACT members contacted him, appalled and apologetic of Seymour’s Māori priority vaccine tweet, posted last week.

And finally, Zazi speaks with the Māori Party’s co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, to hear her opinions on the petition to change New Zealand’s name to Aotearoa as well, as she helped launch the petition. 

The Wire with Jemima: September 14, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: September 14, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: September 14, 2021, 94.89 MB
Tue 14 Sep 2021

Today on the Wire, Jemima Huston talks to Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu from the University of Otago Wellington about the government’s alert level announcement yesterday and the progress of the vaccination roll out for Pacific and Māori communities. 

Joe Wickins speaks to Douglas Ellife on his research surrounding reducing greenhouse emissions

Jemima interviews Joshua Levy, the Vaccination Team Leader at Bargain Chemist in Manukau, about excess vaccines going to waste. 

Joe reports about the toll digital work culture has had on teachers during the pandemic.

Finally, on Tomorrow’s World Isla Christensen and Stella Huggins look into how intermittent isolation could be affecting young kiwis.

The Toll of Digital Work Culture w/ Joe Wickins: September 14, 2021

The Toll of Digital Work Culture w/ Joe Wickins: September 14, 2021 The Toll of Digital Work Culture w/ Joe Wickins: September 14, 2021, 2.29 MB
Tue 14 Sep 2021

Joe reports on the toll digital work culture has had on teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. More to come on this next week.

The Lockdown Kids and Technoference: September 14, 2021

The Lockdown Kids and Technoference: September 14, 2021 The Lockdown Kids and Technoference: September 14, 2021, 10.49 MB
Tue 14 Sep 2021

In another week of level four lockdown, Isla and Stella look into how intermittent isolation could be affecting young kiwis. They chat with Maria Corkin from the University of Auckland about her research on 'technoference' and its influence on child development, executive functioning in kids, and the differences in outcomes depending on input.

Vaccines Going to Waste in Auckland w/ Bargain Chemist Manukau's Joshua Levy: September 14, 2021

Vaccines Going to Waste in Auckland w/ Bargain Chemist Manukau's Joshua Levy: September 14, 2021 Vaccines Going to Waste in Auckland w/ Bargain Chemist Manukau's Joshua Levy: September 14, 2021, 7.35 MB
Tue 14 Sep 2021

Joshua Levy is the Team Leader for the Covid-19 Vaccination Centre at Bargain Chemist in Manukau and has noticed that a number of excess vaccines have been going to waste at his vaccination centre. Joshua says that if someone doesn't show up to their vaccine appointment the dose set out for them will be disposed of because the Phizer vaccine needs to be used within six hours of being pepared.

News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to Joshua about the ways he thinks we could prevent vaccines from being thrown out. They discuss whether more people should take up walk-in appointments and how the government might set up a database to help people know where vaccines are going spare.

Extending Level 4 and the Vaccine Roll Out for Pacific and Māori Communitie w/ Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu: September 14, 2021

Extending Level 4 and the Vaccine Roll Out for Pacific and Māori Communitie w/ Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu: September 14, 2021 Extending Level 4 and the Vaccine Roll Out for Pacific and Māori Communitie w/ Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu: September 14, 2021 , 9.14 MB
Tue 14 Sep 2021

Yesterday, the Government announced that Auckland will remain at Alert Level 4 and the rest of the country at Alert Level 2 until at least Tuesday 21st of September at 11:59. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu, University of Otago Wellington Immunologist, Head of Pacific Office and Senior Lecturer in Pathology and Molecular Medicine, about her position on the government’s alert level announcement. They also discuss the progress of the vaccination roll out and whether enough support has been given to Pacific and Māori communities. 

The Wire with Jessica: September 13, 2021

The Wire with Jessica: September 13, 2021 The Wire with Jessica: September 13, 2021, 101.15 MB
Mon 13 Sep 2021

Today on The Wire, Jessica Hopkins hears from Nyungar human rights lawyer and academic, Dr Hannah McGlade about Heritage protection laws in Western Australia.

Louis Macalister bring you three pieces this week. First, he interviews Mairi Gunn from the University of Auckland about a project using augmented realities to recreate the first contact between Maori and Pakeha. Then Jason Young from the University of Victoria about China's recent domestic policies. Lastly, Shelly Thakral from World Food Program about famine in Madagascar.

Western Australia Heritage Protection Laws w/ Dr Hannah McGlade

Western Australia Heritage Protection Laws w/ Dr Hannah McGlade Western Australia Heritage Protection Laws w/ Dr Hannah McGlade , 8.79 MB
Mon 13 Sep 2021

The Western Australian government is re-drafting its heritage protection laws, after mining company Rio Tinto destroyed a FORTY SIX THOUSAND year old sacred site. 

However, under these new proposed laws, the Western Australia Government still retains the final decision in heritage disputes.

A group of Aboriginal Australians including Nyungar human rights lawyer and academic, Dr Hannah McGlade have made a formal request for the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to review the draft Cultural Heritage Bill.

Jessica Hopkins spoke to McGlade, who says the proposed legislation is insufficient protection of the right to culture, which prohibits states from destroying significant Indigenous cultural heritage.

Here is that interview...