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Utilizing Avocado Seeds w/ Rothman Kam: August 30, 2022

Utilizing Avocado Seeds w/ Rothman Kam: August 30, 2022 Utilizing Avocado Seeds w/ Rothman Kam: August 30, 2022, 18.3 MB
Tue 30 Aug 2022

Avocado seeds account for 13% of the waste from industrial production of cold-pressed avocado oil. A study from New Zealand based researchers aimed at valorising avocado seeds by converting it into an extruded snack product using a friction cooker and comparing their textural and physical characteristics to extruded brown rice and malted barley ready to eat snacks.

Joe spoke to one of the authors of the study, Rothman Kam, a Senior Lecturer of Food Science & Microbiology at AUT, about his findings and how this relates to addressing avocado wastage.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 30, 2022

Dear Science w/ Alan Blackman: August 30, 2022 Dear Science w/ Alan Blackman: August 30, 2022, 19.07 MB
Tue 30 Aug 2022

Today on Dear Science, co-hosts Jessica Hopkins and Joe Wickins take over for the birthday of New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford. Alan Blackman talks about the career of the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner.

They also discuss some questionable research about smell and sexual desire and bloody mozzies.

The Wire w/ Joe: August 29, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: August 29, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: August 29, 2022, 103.86 MB
Mon 29 Aug 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāhina Monday!

Joe speaks to Greenpeace about the UN Treaty to Protect Sea Life and how the UN is failing to reach an agreement, Anne Daniels from the New Zealand Nurses Organisation about the Primary Health Care rally happening today, Dr Makarena Dudley, a Dementia Researcher from the University of Auckland, about recruiting more Māori participants in their studies. Finally, Joe speaks to Lisa Woods, Campaign Director from Amnesty International Aotearoa about the latest Ombudsman Review of Otago Corrections Facility and it highlights systemic issues in the treatment of inmates 

Trishil speaks to Dr Nicki Jackson from Alcohol Health Watch about the Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill for our regular fornightly segment OurActionStation.

Primary Health Care Nurse Rally w/ Anne Daniels: August 29, 2022

Primary Health Care Nurse Rally w/ Anne Daniels: August 29, 2022 Primary Health Care Nurse Rally w/ Anne Daniels: August 29, 2022, 19.15 MB
Mon 29 Aug 2022

Members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) will be holding public rallies today in five main centres to call on the Government to ensure Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand  urgently provides the funding needed to properly value Aotearoa’s Primary Health Care nurses.

Joe spoke to Anne Daniels, The President of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, on the matter.

 

OurActionStation: Alcohol Minimisation Bill w/ Dr Nicki Jackson

OurActionStation: Alcohol Minimisation Bill w/ Dr Nicki Jackson OurActionStation: Alcohol Minimisation Bill w/ Dr Nicki Jackson, 20.41 MB
Mon 29 Aug 2022

Trishil speaks to Dr Nicki Jackson from Alcohol Health Watch about the Minimisation Bill. 

 

Dementia Researchers seeking Māori participants w/ Dr Makarena Dudley: August 29, 2022

Dementia Researchers seeking Māori participants w/ Dr Makarena Dudley: August 29, 2022 Dementia Researchers seeking Māori participants w/ Dr Makarena Dudley: August 29, 2022, 30.79 MB
Mon 29 Aug 2022

The Dementia Prevention Research Clinic (DPRC) study is a national, multi-disciplinary, longitudinal research study that aims to improve understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, in order to develop interventions that delay or prevent progression to dementia.  This national cohort (266 participants enrolled to date) provides an opportunity to explore potential risk or protective factors within the ethnic diversity of the Aotearoa, New Zealand population. The numbers affected by dementia in Māori are not yet known, but the number of kaumātua 65 years or older increased by 41% between 2013 and 2018 suggesting a disproportionate increase in the prevalence of dementia for Māori is expected. Ensuring inclusion of Māori is therefore critical, not only to understand their specific risk for already identified modifiable risk factors for dementia, but also because we may identify novel risk factors, and unique protective factors that can be used to promote longer healthy lives.

Joe spoke to Dr Makarena Dudley, one of the co-authors of the study, on the matter.

UN's Ocean Treaty agreement failure w/ Ellie Hooper: August 29, 2022

UN's Ocean Treaty agreement failure w/ Ellie Hooper: August 29, 2022 UN's Ocean Treaty agreement failure w/ Ellie Hooper: August 29, 2022, 20.01 MB
Mon 29 Aug 2022

Greenpeace is calling on the New Zealand government to keep pushing for a Global Ocean Treaty as international negotiations falter at the last minute. Despite making good headway, United Nations member states failed to come to a consensus late last week as the fifth, and latest round of negotiations for a global treaty to govern the high seas wrapped in New York.
With the talks suspended, world leaders will need to call an emergency meeting to reconvene and finalise a Treaty, which if done right would deliver ocean sanctuaries that can protect 30% of the world's oceans by 2030.

Joe spoke to Ellie Hooper, the Oceans Campaigner at Greenpeace Aotearoa, on the matter.

Systemic Issues within Prisons w/ Lisa Woods: August 29, 2022

Systemic Issues within Prisons w/ Lisa Woods: August 29, 2022 Systemic Issues within Prisons w/ Lisa Woods: August 29, 2022, 17.78 MB
Mon 29 Aug 2022

The Office of the Ombudsman has last week released its report on an unannounced inspection of Otago Corrections Facility from October 2020. Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand has highlighted serious concerns about ongoing human rights issues shown in this report.

Joe spoke to Lisa Woods, the Campaign Director at Amnesty International on the matter.

The Wire w/ Liam: August 26, 2022

The Wire w/ Liam: August 26, 2022 The Wire w/ Liam: August 26, 2022, 102.02 MB
Fri 26 Aug 2022

Liam and David are in the studio together at last on The Friday Wire! Today on the show:

Liam had a chat with city Councillor Pippa Coom about the mayoral election and the transport emissions reduction plan on City Counselling.

They also spoke with Auckland Action Poverty Groups’ Brooke Stanley Pao about sanctions placed on those receiving welfare help.

And finally they had a chat to Michele Lloyd from Stats NZ about heightened rates of acidity in New Zealand's water. 

David spoke to Anna de Roo from animal charity SAFE regarding the proposal to redevelop the Manukau greyhound racing track.

He also talked to University of Auckland Lecturer Timothy Welch about the environmental impact of cruise ships.

 

Greyhound Track Proposal w/ Anna de Roo

Greyhound Track Proposal w/ Anna de Roo Greyhound Track Proposal w/ Anna de Roo, 8.59 MB
Fri 26 Aug 2022

The lease for Manukau Greyhound Racing Track expires at the end of this year.

Auckland Council is currently taking submissions regarding a proposal of turning it into an athletics and track and field facility.

Animal charity SAFE says it supports the once in a lifetime opportunity to turn the facility into something every Aucklander can enjoy.

David spoke to Campaign Manager Anna de Roo regarding SAFE’s position on the proposal.