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The Impact of New Zealand Weather on South America w/ Dr Kyle Clem: August 30, 2021.

The Impact of New Zealand Weather on South America w/ Dr Kyle Clem: August 30, 2021. , 8.38 MB
Mon 30 Aug 2021

A large blob of warm water off New Zealand's east coast is causing drought conditions in South America. A recent report says that the blob emerged naturally in the 1980's, but has warmed much faster due to climate change. 

Louis was joined by Victoria University of Wellington's Dr Kyle Clem to talk about the blob, how it was caused, and the impacts it is having. 

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: August 27, 2021

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: August 27, 2021 City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: August 27, 2021, 12.41 MB
Fri 27 Aug 2021

Ilena had a chat with Councillor Shane Henderson about the welfare options being offered by Council during this lockdown, and the effect of the lockdown on the public finances of Council.

 

The phone experiment modelling the spread of Covid-19: Ilze Ziedins, August 27 2021

The phone experiment modelling the spread of Covid-19: Ilze Ziedins, August 27 2021 The phone experiment modelling the spread of Covid-19: Ilze Ziedins, August 27 2021, 7.17 MB
Fri 27 Aug 2021

This morning, Ilena spoke with Ilze Ziedins, an associate professor at the University of Auckland, who has been involved in an experiment called ‘Safe Blues’ at the university. The experiment uses Bluetooth to provide near-real-time information on the simulated spread of viruses, particularly Covid-19, and how the virus behaves in response to safety measures such as lockdown.

 

The phase-out of methyl bromide in NZ: Laura Revell, August 27, 2021

The phase-out of methyl bromide in NZ: Laura Revell, August 27, 2021 The phase-out of methyl bromide in NZ: Laura Revell, August 27, 2021, 8.87 MB
Fri 27 Aug 2021

Ilena talked to Laura Revell, a senior lecturer in Environmental physics at the University of Canterbury, on the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent announcement that New Zealand will be phasing out its use of methyl bromide by 2033. She talks about how New Zealand stacks up against the rest of the world in the use of this toxic fumigant and what alternatives might be available.

 

The Wire with Jemima: August 26, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: August 26, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: August 26, 2021, 49.62 MB
Thu 26 Aug 2021

Today on the Wire, Jemima Huston is in hosting in studio while Conor Head-McCarthy produces from home in his bubble.

Jemima speaks to Virginia Oakly, the Early Childhood Representative for NZEI Te Riu Roa, about the government’s support package for early childhood educators during Covid-19 restrictions. 

On Neighbourhood Watch Conor speaks to Zoe Kounadis about the latest Covid-19 news in Australia and a new coral discovery in the Great Barrier Reef. 

Jemima chats to Susan Thorpe, the Cultural Projects Manager at the Hokotehi Moriori Heritage Trust, about reviving the Moriori language and the five e-books published by the Ministry of Education written entirely in ta rē Moriori

Conor interviews NIWA scientist Dr. Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher about climate emissions during lockdown and the future of climate change efforts for New Zealand.

Finally, Jemima speaks to Paul Radich, the President of the New Zealand Bar Association, about NZBA's call for the government to provide safe passage for Afghan women judges and their families to escape the Afghanistan crisis. 

Reviving Ta Rē Moriori w/ Hokotehi Moriori Heritage Trust: August 26, 2021

Reviving Ta Rē Moriori w/ Hokotehi Moriori Heritage Trust: August 26, 2021 Reviving Ta Rē Moriori w/ Hokotehi Moriori Heritage Trust: August 26, 2021, 11.11 MB
Thu 26 Aug 2021

Ta Rē Morori is the language of the Moriori people who, according to oral history, travelled to Aotearoa New Zealand hundreds of years ago from Eastern Polynesia and settled in Rēkohu - the Chatham Islands. The last fluent speakers of ta rē Moriori passed away in the very early 1900s but a lot of work has been done to preserve the language. 

Last week, the Ministry of Education published five e-books written entirely in ta rē Moriori on their website. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston heard about this project and wanted to speak to someone about how it came about.

Jemima interviews Susan Thorpe, who is the Cultural Projects Manager at the Hokotehi Moriori Heritage Trust about how the e-books were created. The interview becomes a broader conversation about the efforts that have been made in the past and the present to revive ta rē Moriori, as well as the battle to have the history of Moriori recognised and better understood by people in Aotearoa and across the world.

If you are interested in reading or looking at the ta rē Moriori e-books, please head to the Ministry of Education website here

Climate Change during Lockdown w/ Dr. Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher

Climate Change during Lockdown w/ Dr. Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher, 11.16 MB
Thu 26 Aug 2021

Even though we are in lockdown, Climate Change is still impacting New Zealand. But are human factors lessened because of lockdown? Conor investigates by speaking to NIWA scientist Dr. Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher. They discuss 2020's lockdown figures, and use that data to examine this lockdown and the future of climate change both nationally and globally.

Is the Government's Counselling Support Package for Early Childhood Educators Enough? w/ NZEI Te Riu Roa: August 26, 2021

Is the Government's Counselling Support Package for Early Childhood Educators Enough? w/ NZEI Te Riu Roa: August 26, 2021 Is the Government's Counselling Support Package for Early Childhood Educators Enough? w/ NZEI Te Riu Roa: August 26, 2021, 8.68 MB
Thu 26 Aug 2021

Yesterday, Minister for Education Chris Hipkins announced that early childhood teachers and support staff will be able to access three confidential one-on-one counselling sessions for free, to support them while COVID-19 restrictions are in place. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston talks to Virginia Oakly, the Early Childhood Representative for NZEI Te Riu Roa about whether this policy provides enough support for the sector which constantly struggles with pay parity, support for relief staff and widespread feeling of being under valued.

Calling for Afghan Women Judges to Have Safe Passage Out of Afghanistan w/ NZ Bar Association: August 26, 2021

Calling for Afghan Women Judges to Have Safe Passage Out of Afghanistan w/ NZ Bar Association: August 26, 2021 Calling for Afghan Women Judges to Have Safe Passage Out of Afghanistan w/ NZ Bar Association: August 26, 2021, 5.35 MB
Thu 26 Aug 2021

The New Zealand Bar Association has backed the call made by the International Association of Women Judges for Afghan women judges and their families to be provided safe passage out of Afghanistan. The NZBA wants the New Zealand Government to answer this call. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to NZBA President Paul Radich about the call and how possible it really is to achieve with so many people seeking evacuation from Afghanistan and the danger threatening women there. 

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: August 25, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: August 25, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: August 25, 2021, 16.14 MB
Wed 25 Aug 2021

This week on Dear Science, Frances was joined by AUT professor Marcus Jones where they talked about the effectiveness of COVID vaccines against Delta, massive volcanoes cooling the earth, and the genetic pattern which offers clues to the evolution of homosexuality.