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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.

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: September 14, 2022

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: September 14, 2022 Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: September 14, 2022, 25.02 MB
Wed 14 Sep 2022

On this week’s installation of Eurovision, Emilia speaks to our European correspondent Cameron Adams about the war in Ukraine, elections throughout Europe, and more.

The Wire w/ Emilia: September 14, 2022

The Wire w/ Emilia: September 14, 2022 The Wire w/ Emilia: September 14, 2022, 102.18 MB
Wed 14 Sep 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāapa Wednesday:

Casper speaks to Brooke van Velden about the end of the traffic light system in our weekly chat with the ACT Party deputy leader.

Emilia speaks with Liam Rutherford from NZEI Te Riu Roa about their calls to increase funding for te reo in education.

She'll also be chatting to James Hita from Greenpeace about the International Seabed Authority greenlighting deep sea mining in the eastern Pacific Ocean.

Once again today we have another interview from Casper with Auckland’s Mayoral hopefuls; today he’ll be chatting with Craig Lord.

And finally, Emilia will be chatting to our European correspondent Cameron Adams on Eurovision about the war in Ukraine, elections in Sweden and Montenegro and more.

That's us for the Wednesday Wire! Enjoy Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori!

Mayoral Candidacy w/ Ted Johnston: September 13, 2022

Mayoral Candidacy w/ Ted Johnston: September 13, 2022 Mayoral Candidacy w/ Ted Johnston: September 13, 2022, 14.16 MB
Tue 13 Sep 2022

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

Ted Johnston is currently the co-leader of the New Conservatives party as well as a practising criminal lawyer. He is running on what he labels a centre-right platform, advocating for a revival of the centre city, with a particular emphasis on crime, and reigning in the Council Controlled Organisations.

The Wire w/ Casper: September 13, 2022

The Wire w/ Casper: September 13, 2022 The Wire w/ Casper: September 13, 2022, 105.14 MB
Tue 13 Sep 2022

This week on the Tuesday Wire with Casper Dr Allan Blackman came into the studio to talk science news for our Dear Science segment.

Casper spoke to Dr Shane Reti from the National party, as he does each week, this time discussing the government dropping the traffic light framework, as well as political responses to the death of Queen Elizabeth II

He also had a chat with Labour MP Rachel Boyack about her Plain Language member’s bill which is now going before parliament.

Over the course of this week 95bFM is airing a number of interviews Casper conducted with several of Auckland’s mayoral candidates, and this show's interview was with Ted Johnston.

Covid Restrictions Easing w/ Shane Reti: September 13, 2022

Covid Restrictions Easing w/ Shane Reti: September 13, 2022 Covid Restrictions Easing w/ Shane Reti: September 13, 2022, 18.01 MB
Tue 13 Sep 2022

Yesterday the government announced the scrapping of the traffic light covid-19 protection framework, as well as the easing of many key restrictions.

Mask wearing will now no longer be required outside of healthcare settings, household contacts don’t need to isolate and all vaccine mandates will cease at the end of the month.

In the same announcement the government dedicated a one-off public holiday to honour the passing of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

For Casper's regular interview with National MP Dr Shane Reti they spoke about this announcement and how it has been received by the National party.

Casper started off by asking him how he felt about the announced changes and whether there is anything he would have done differently.

 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 13, 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 13, 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 13, 2022, 31.71 MB
Tue 13 Sep 2022

This week on Dear Science Allan chatted with Casper about detecting Parkinson's disease by smell, a plastic that destroys viruses, and the purple on Alahambra's ceiling.

Plain Language Bill w/ Rachel Boyack: September 13, 2022

Plain Language Bill w/ Rachel Boyack: September 13, 2022 Plain Language Bill w/ Rachel Boyack: September 13, 2022, 20.38 MB
Tue 13 Sep 2022

The Plain Language bill, which is currently before parliament, is seeking to make New Zealand’s political communication easier to understand.

In charge of the bill is Labour MP Rachel Boyack, who considers plain language to be a basic democratic right.

Casper spoke to Rachel Boyack about the bill, the problems it aims address, and what plain language actually means.

 

Gender Pay Equity in Universities w/ Professor Alex James: September 12, 2022

Gender Pay Equity in Universities w/ Professor Alex James: September 12, 2022 Gender Pay Equity in Universities w/ Professor Alex James: September 12, 2022, 21.72 MB
Mon 12 Sep 2022

New research into gender pay equity in Aotearoa New Zealand universities from the University of Canterbury explores interventions that will improve representation of women at higher levels of academia and therefore address pay equity. This research builds on the authors’ previous work published in 2020 which found that over her career, a woman employed on academic staff at a New Zealand university can expect to earn about $400,000 less than a man.

Joe had the opportunity to speak to Professor Alex James, from the University of Canterbury, who co-authored the study.

 

Aotearoa's Plain Language Bill w/ Andreea S. Calude: September 12, 2022

Aotearoa's Plain Language Bill w/ Andreea S. Calude: September 12, 2022 Calude: September 12, 2022, 30.21 MB
Mon 12 Sep 2022

With the new Plain Language Bill being brought to parliament, it aims to make comprehensible information from government organisations a basic democratic right. 

Joe had the opportunity to speak to Andreea S. Calude, a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at University of Waikato, about this bill and why so it’s important.