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The Friday Wire: September 10, 2021

The Friday Wire: September 10, 2021 The Friday Wire: September 10, 2021, 103.77 MB
Fri 10 Sep 2021

Another locked-down show, with Jemima in studio and Noah and Ilena at home.

Noah spoke to Christopher Luxon about the National Party, Professor Lynette Sadlier about CBD gels for kids with epilepsy, and Professor Nikki Turner about booster vaccines for Covid-19.

Ilena then chatted about kākāpō with Professor Bruce Robertson, and caught up with Councillor Shane Henderson about the recent flooding in West Auckland.

Adieu.

MethaneSAT - New Zealand's First Government Funded Space Mission to Fight Climate Change w Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher and David Noone

MethaneSAT - New Zealand's First Government Funded Space Mission to Fight Climate Change w Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher and David Noone MethaneSAT - New Zealand's First Government Funded Space Mission to Fight Climate Change w Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher and David Noone, 17.83 MB
Thu 9 Sep 2021

In this final piece investigating Climate Change in New Zealand, Conor looks beyond Earth into space - to New Zealand's MethaneSAT space mission. He speaks to two familar voices, NIWA's Dr. Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher and the University of Auckland's Professor David Noone about the topic, going into detail about what the mission is and it's overall goals. They also speak about international connections and putting New Zealand on the world stage, scientifically.

For the first piece with Dr. Mikaloff-Fletcher, click here.

For the second piece with Professor David Noone, click here.

AUSA on Support for Students during Level Four w Ishie Varma

AUSA on Support for Students during Level Four w Ishie Varma AUSA on Support for Students during Level Four w Ishie Varma, 10.73 MB
Thu 9 Sep 2021

Level Four lockdown is difficult for everyone, but especially for students. Needing to study from home puts additional pressure on students, and there is not enough support out there for students, both mentally and financially. Conor speaks to Ishie Varma, Welfare Vice-President with AUSA, on the support options for students and the struggles they are facing.

Labour's Andrew Little: September 9, 2021

Labour's Andrew Little: September 9, 2021 Labour's Andrew Little: September 9, 2021, 27.1 MB
Thu 9 Sep 2021

Justin talked to Health, GCSB, and SIS Minister Andrew Little on the positive Covid-19 case in Middlemore Hospital, follow-up efforts to the Lynnmall terror attack, and support for mental health services under Auckland's Level 4 lockdown.

Neighbourhood Watch: September 9, 2021

Neighbourhood Watch: September 9, 2021 Neighbourhood Watch: September 9, 2021, 22.1 MB
Thu 9 Sep 2021

Neighbourhood Watch reports on the Covid-19 outbreak in the community of Wilcannia in rural NSW, potential vaccine passports for international travel, and the NSW government's plan to reopen the economy.

The Thursday Wire: September 9, 2021

The Thursday Wire: September 9, 2021 The Thursday Wire: September 9, 2021, 104.86 MB
Thu 9 Sep 2021

Justin talked to Health, GCSB, and SIS Minister Andrew Little about the Covid-19 case in Middlemore Hospital, follow-up to the Lynnmall terror attack, and mental health support for Auckland.

A further $20 million is being put into student hardship funds by the Government.

A new satellite could help New Zealand monitor its methane emissions.

Neighbourhood Watch reports on the Covid outbreak in rural New South Wales, vaccine passports, and New South Wales' plan to reopen the economy.

Urban Native Birds w/ Professor Jacqueline Beggs: September 8, 2021

Urban Native Birds w/ Professor Jacqueline Beggs: September 8, 2021 Urban Native Birds w/ Professor Jacqueline Beggs: September 8, 2021, 10.07 MB
Wed 8 Sep 2021

While the rest of the country moves to alert level 2 thise week Aucklanders remain home in their bubbles under level 4. With the reduction of cars on the road, native birdsong has become easier to hear and a welcome silver lining of the lockdown for many. For a bit of Covid news relief on the Wire this week, Frances Wright spoke with Professor Jacqueline Beggs from the University of Auckland about New Zealand's native birds, focussing on the beloved kererū which won Bird of the Year in 2018 and are known to occasionally fill themselves up with fermented fruit and fall out of trees…

Frances and Professor Beggs spoke about how kererū survive in urban environments and what we can do to encourage them, and other native birds, into our gardens.

The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 8, 2021

The Wednesday Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 8, 2021 The Wednesday Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 8, 2021, 104.33 MB
Wed 8 Sep 2021

This week on the Wednesday Wire we had a packed show, beginnning with Zazi's her regular talk with ACT Party’s Brooke van Velden. This week they talked about the leader of the ACT Party, David Seymour, tweeting out a priority vaccine code for Māori on Monday. Zazi then spoke with Green Party’s Dr. Elizabeth Kerekere to get her perspective on David Seymour’s tweet as well. Next up, Frances talked to Professor Jaqueline Beggs of the University of Auckland about the kererū and native birds in our backyards. Zazi then spoke with Trustee and spokesperson for the Autistic Collaboration Trust, Yawn Bettin, about a submission made to the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill on behalf of the Autistic community. Finally, Frances had her regular segment Dear Science with AUT Professor Marcus Jones. This week they talked about the US COVID origins report, arctic warming linking to cold winters, and about NASA confirming the Mars rover collected its first rock sample.

Ban All Conversion Therapies w/ Jorn Bettin: September 8, 2021

Ban All Conversion Therapies w/ Jorn Bettin: September 8, 2021 Ban All Conversion Therapies w/ Jorn Bettin: September 8, 2021 , 10.25 MB
Wed 8 Sep 2021

This week was the last week that the public could submit their say on the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill, which proposes to ban conversion therapy practices seeking to change or supress a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In fact, today is the final day to make a submission on the Parliament website. 

Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa and the Autistic Collaboration Trust support this Bill, but believe it should go further to protect all New Zealanders subject to conversion therapy practices, not just those relating to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (although these protections are very much welcome).

Zazi spoke to Trustee and Spokesperson for the Autistic Collaboration Trust, Jorn Bettin, about why the autistic community is seeking the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill to include a ban on all conversion therapies, including those practices that are inflicted on the autism community. 

ACT's Brooke van Velden on Seymour's tweeting a Māori vaccination code: September 8, 2021

ACT's Brooke van Velden on Seymour's tweeting a Māori vaccination code: September 8, 2021 ACT's Brooke van Velden on Seymour's tweeting a Māori vaccination code: September 8, 2021, 11.28 MB
Wed 8 Sep 2021

Earlier this week, on Monday morning, the Leader of the ACT Party, David Seymour, tweeted the vaccine access code for Māori people that allows them to receive the Covid-19 vaccine at Whānau Ora locations, without needing to book in advance. 

The code was sent by Māori health provider Te Whānau o Waipareira through email, as part of a push to lift Māori vaccination rates that are less than two thirds of the non-Māori rate. 

David Seymour has been under scrutiny since tweeting this email. However, he stands by his tweet, and believes that the access code divides New Zealanders against one another. Other politicians, including those from the Māori and Green party, disagree, and say that this decision from David Seymour to tweet the access code has resulted in putting people’s lives at risk.

Zazi spoke with ACT Party’s Brooke van Velden to hear her opinion on the tweet and hear whether she believes it was harmful.

The Green Party's Dr. Elizabeth Kerekere also spoke with Zazi about Seymour's tweet in today's Wednesday Wire show. If you would like to listen to that interview as well, click the link here.