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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.