The Arts in Aotearoa are suffering at the moment, which should really come as no surprise. For many artists & live performers alike, they’re going to be out of a job, which is rough when your paycheck comes week to week and gig to gig ...
Producer Louis Laws spoke to Scott Blanks & Tim Batt about the effects that the Covid-19 lockdown has had on the Comedy Industry so far ...
Age Concern NZ is a charitable organisation dedicated to the wellbeing and dignity and respect of elderly people. They exist to help older people get what they need. Stephanie Clare is the Chief Executive overseeing the organisation throughout the whole country. Lillian got in touch with them last week as they were urging people to continue to support our elderly communities at this time...
Age Concern Auckland is concerned that vulnerable older people living alone are putting themselves at risk by venturing out during the Covid-19 lockdown to get groceries, visit the bank or to collect medications. Please remember not to do this. Please where you can, ring someone and ask them to go instead. Or, if you can’t, ring Age Concern and they will organise this for you. Numbers for Auckland are:
Central & West Auckland – 820 0184
South Auckland - 279 4331
North Shore – 489 4975
You can also email Age Concern Auckland on firstname.lastname@example.org
Bauer media's 237 staff were informed yesterday that the magazine publisher was shutting down. A report from Laura Kvigstad explores how this happened and why Bauer media refused the supports offered to it by the government in order to stay afloat.
Asylum Seekers Support Trust provides practical support for refugees arriving in Aotearoa. This ranges from providing accommodation, food and advocacy with WINZ to banking, enrolling in schools or clothing donations. Lillian Hanly spoke to General Manager of the Trust, Tim Maurice, to hear refugees are faring in Aotearoa at this time.
Mary-Margaret wanted to find out what cannabis safety during rāhui looks like. Despite cannabis use being common across Aotearoa, clarity around safe use is often lacking. She speaks to Ben Birks of the Drug Foundation, about usage amid a pandemic.
How can we make sense of America above the noise? Rachel Simpson reports on how the US is tackling Covid-19.
With accounts from LA and New York, we look at increased security presence to handle possible civil unrest, strike action and sick-outs amongst essential workers, how the privatised medical system is handling the pandemic, and whether democracy will be available since the future of the presidential election is unclear due to lockdown.