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Aotearoa lacking action mitigating Turtle bycatch w/ Ingrid O'Sullivan: September 19, 2022

Aotearoa lacking action mitigating Turtle bycatch w/ Ingrid O'Sullivan: September 19, 2022 Aotearoa lacking action mitigating Turtle bycatch w/ Ingrid O'Sullivan: September 19, 2022, 24.18 MB
Mon 19 Sep 2022

Hundreds of endangered sea turtles have been caught in New Zealand’s commercial fisheries since 2002, according to a recent report released by the Department of Conservation (DOC).

At least 80% of those turtles that are caught are leatherback turtles, most likely from their western Pacific subpopulation which is considered critically endangered. The captures occur overwhelmingly in the surface longline fishery off the east coast of the North Island. 

I spoke to Ingrid O’Sullivan, a Senior Adviser of Environmental Law at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington, on the matter.

The Wire w/ Joe: September 19, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: September 19, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: September 19, 2022, 108.07 MB
Mon 19 Sep 2022

The Wire for Rāhina Monday!

This week on the show Joe speaks to Ingrid O’Sullivan, a Senior Adviser in Environmental Law at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington, about turtle bycatch mitigation. He also speaks to Wayne Macpherson from Massey University about how employers can improve workplace flexibility. 

Trishil speaks to Darrin Bull from ADHD New Zealand about the ADHD healthcare improvements.

And Stella and Isla speak with Rebecca Trelease about Reality TV and Audience Psychology for our regular fortnightly segment, Tomorrow's World!

That's us for the Monday Wire!

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: September 16, 2022

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: September 16, 2022 City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: September 16, 2022, 14.92 MB
Fri 16 Sep 2022

Earlier this week the City Rail Link reached a milestone, breaking through the end of its final tunnel.

The tunnel boring machine created space for the new rail system by breaking through fifteen metres of cement per day. 

The machine was Named after Dame Whina Cooper, the Maori Rights activist who led the hikoi to parliament. 

For this week’s segment of City Counselling, I had a chat with Shane Henderson about the City Rail Link milestone as well as the 2022 Mayoral conservation awards.

 

The Wire w/ Liam: September 16, 2022

The Wire w/ Liam: September 16, 2022 The Wire w/ Liam: September 16, 2022, 104.08 MB
Fri 16 Sep 2022

E whai ake nei, coming up on the Friday Wire, Liam had a chat with Christina Ammunson from Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori about the goal of having one million basic speakers of Te Reo in Aotearoa by 2040.

Casper continued his chats with mayoral Candidates, today, he spoke to Gary Brown.

Liam also spoke to Shane Henderson about the City Rail Link and the 2022 Mayoral Conservation awards for City Counselling.

David Liwei Shi had a chat with Green Party MP Teanau  Tuiono about how a lack of mask mandates put vulnerable communities at risk.

And finally, Liam spoke with Felicia Low from the University of Auckland about perinatal mental distress.

The Risk of Letting Masks Go w/ Teanau Toiono: September 16, 2022

The Risk of Letting Masks Go w/ Teanau Toiono: September 16, 2022 The Risk of Letting Masks Go w/ Teanau Toiono: September 16, 2022, 8.66 MB
Fri 16 Sep 2022

The government's decision to lift most Covid-19 public health measures has raised concerns about the risks to vulnerable communities. 

With a lack of mask restrictions and vaccination requirements in health systems, people who are immuno-compromised could be at much greater risk for having a negative reaction to Covid infection.

The Green Party in particular have been critical of the government's decision, highlighting how long covid and deaths from the disease continue to be prevalent.

To learn more, David Liwei Shi had a chat with the party's Teanau Toiono about the risks.

 

Perinatal Mental Distress w/ Felicia Low: September 16th, 2022

Perinatal Mental Distress w/ Felicia Low: September 16th, 2022 Perinatal Mental Distress w/ Felicia Low: September 16th, 2022, 18.73 MB
Fri 16 Sep 2022

A recent report from the University of Auckland has been analysing mental health issues that can plague mothers and pregnant people before, during and after birth. 

This highlights the intergenerational cycles of perinatal distress, and how it can cause health problems for the children themselves.
The research has also highlighted how Māori, Asian and Pasifika people are disproportionately affected by perinatal distress.

Liam spoke to Felicia Low, who worked on the study, about what Aotearoa needs to do to see maternal mental health better supported.

 

Mayoral Candidacy w/ Gary Brown: September 16, 2022

Mayoral Candidacy w/ Gary Brown: September 16, 2022 Mayoral Candidacy w/ Gary Brown: September 16, 2022, 14.64 MB
Fri 16 Sep 2022

This is the full version of Casper’s interview with Auckland mayoral candidate Gary Brown, of which an abbreviated segment was played on the Friday Wire.

Gary Brown is the chairperson of the Hibiscus and Bays local board and is running on a centre-right platform that espouses back-to-basics common sense and community cooperation.

The Wire w/ Stella 15 September

The Wire w/ Stella 15 September The Wire w/ Stella 15 September, 123.41 MB
Thu 15 Sep 2022

Welcome to the Thursday Wire! Today, Stella speaks to Cameron Leakey, Master of Public Health student at UoA, about his recent attendance at an international conference regarding a sustainable workforce for sexual health. Frances brings us Greendesk, speaking to Jess from Reparation Studio about Aotearoa’s garment industry. Casper continues his interviews with mayoral candidates, today it’s Efeso Collins. Tuva’a speaks to Labour’s Carmel Sepuloni. Finally, Stella speaks to Anna Radford from Honour The Maunga, and Paul Majurey from the Tupuna Maunga Authority, to get each group’s perspectives on land management for volcanic cones in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Mayoral Candidacy w/ Efeso Collins: September 15, 2022

Mayoral Candidacy w/ Efeso Collins: September 15, 2022 Mayoral Candidacy w/ Efeso Collins: September 15, 2022, 19.27 MB
Thu 15 Sep 2022

This is the full version of Casper’s interview with Auckland mayoral candidate Efeso Collins, of which an abbreviated segment was played on the Thursday Wire.

Efeso Collins is currently a councillor for the Manukau Ward, and his campaign for mayor has been endorsed by Labour, the Greens, and the similarly aligned local body group city vision. His flagship campaign policy is making Auckland's public transport fees-free.

The International Seabed Authority Greenlights Deep Sea Mining in the Pacific w/ Greenpeace’s James Hita: September 14, 2022

The International Seabed Authority Greenlights Deep Sea Mining in the Pacific w/ Greenpeace’s James Hita: September 14, 2022 The International Seabed Authority Greenlights Deep Sea Mining in the Pacific w/ Greenpeace’s James Hita: September 14, 2022, 18.9 MB
Wed 14 Sep 2022

The International Seabed Authority has granted permission for Canadian corporation The Metals Company to mine the sea floor in the Eastern Pacific, a move which Greenpeace sez signals the beginning of a new and destructive extractive industry that will place profit before people and biodiversity, threatening ocean health and people’s way of life.

To chat about the ISA’s decision, as well as what impacts deep sea mining could have on surrounding communities, Emilia spoke to Greenpeace Aotearoa’s seabed mining campaigner James Hita.