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Saving Money: A Food Waste Reduction Motivator w/ Francesca Goodman-Smith: December 08, 2020

Saving Money: A Food Waste Reduction Motivator w/ Francesca Goodman-Smith: December 08, 2020 Saving Money: A Food Waste Reduction Motivator w/ Francesca Goodman-Smith: December 08, 2020 , 6.89 MB
Tue 8 Dec 2020

A University of Otago study surveyed just over a thousand people people about food waste. News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston spoke to Industry Representative of the Otago University Food Waste Research Team Francesca Goodman-Smith about the study. They discuss the finding that saving money is a key motivator behind food waste reduction and why food waste campaigns should focus on this.

Punitive Justice and the Constable Hunt Petition w/ JustSpeak

Punitive Justice and the Constable Hunt Petition w/ JustSpeak Punitive Justice and the Constable Hunt Petition w/ JustSpeak, 29.61 MB
Tue 8 Dec 2020

Diane Hunt presented her petition to amend the Sentencing Act and Parole Act to Parliament last week. Her son, Constable Matthew Hunt, was killed earlier this year, with the incident garnering much media attention. The offender is currently facing charges for murder, attempted murder, and wounding - but Hunt wishes to see the sentence for murdering a police officer raised to a mandatory life sentence without parole.

Community groups advocating for criminal justice reform have voiced opposition to the peititon, believing it will exacerbate issues in Aotearoa's criminal justice system.

Hanna spoke to JustSpeak Director Tania Swicki Mead about the organisation's position against the petition, the consequences of punitive justice policy, and alternative approaches.

The Government's Acknowledgement of the Housing Crisis w/ Peter Malcolm: December 07, 2020

The Government's Acknowledgement of the Housing Crisis w/ Peter Malcolm: December 07, 2020 The Government's Acknowledgement of the Housing Crisis w/ Peter Malcolm: December 07, 2020, 25.43 MB
Mon 7 Dec 2020

About two weeks ago, Minister of Finance, Grant Robertson, penned a letter to the Reserve Bank Governor, Adrian Orr, seeking advice on solving Aotearoa's housing crisis. This shows that the government is acknowleging the severity of the housing crisis and Aneeka speaks to Peter Malcolm, spokesperson for 'Closing the Gap; the Income Equality Project' about the crisis and what action we need to start seeing at the governmental level. 

The Wire with Zoë: Monday, December 7, 2020

The Wire with Zoë: Monday, December 7, 2020 The Wire with Zoë: Monday, December 7, 2020, 104.81 MB
Mon 7 Dec 2020

Today on the Wire! 

Zoë Larsen Cumming has her weekly chat with the Green Party co-leader James Shaw. This week they discuss the four bills rushed through parliament in its first week of sitting last week. 

Then Jess Hopkins speaks to Dr Stephen Winter, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations and Social Sciences at the University of Auckland, about monetary redress programmes for survivors of institutionalised abuse, and the Royal Commission's recent redress hearings.

Next Aneeka Moheed speaks to Peter Malcom, spokesperson for ‘closing the gap; the income equality organisation.

Then Jess speaks to the director of Nikko Asset Management, George Carter, about KiwiSaver and investing in disruptive innovation funds.

And finally, Zoë speaks to the general manager of Rotorua Canopy tours, Paul Button, about how his adventure park combines conservation and tourism and the positive flow on effects they’re seeing in neighbouring areas.

Whakarongo mai! 

Conservation and Tourism in Rotorua w/ Paul Button

Conservation and Tourism in Rotorua w/ Paul Button Conservation and Tourism in Rotorua w/ Paul Button, 19.93 MB
Mon 7 Dec 2020

A conservation group and adventure park in Rotorua are experiencing the hugely gratifying natural phenomenon of nature returning to the forest after the elimination of pests. To find out more about the work that happens at Rotorua Canopy Tours in the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve, Zoë speaks to general manager, Paul Button. She begins by asking what the current situation is with Aotearoa's biodiversity status. 

Monetary Redress for Survivors of Institutionalised Abuse w/ Dr Stephen Winter

Monetary Redress for Survivors of Institutionalised Abuse w/ Dr Stephen Winter Monetary Redress for Survivors of Institutionalised Abuse w/ Dr Stephen Winter, 15.83 MB
Mon 7 Dec 2020

Last week survivors of institutionalised abuse spoke at the first religion based redress hearings of the Royal Commission. The New Zealand Catholic Church stated that they will learn from their past mistakes and do their part to stop abuse in care. 

Jess talked to Dr Stephen Winter about the outcomes he hopes to see from the Royal Commission and his research into monetary redress programmes.  

The interview began by discussing the current state of monetary redress programmes and what support is available for survivors of institutionalised abuse in New Zealand. 

The Big Q: Will the Biden administration re-join the Iran nuclear deal? December 7, 2020

The Big Q: Will the Biden administration re-join the Iran nuclear deal? December 7, 2020 The Big Q: Will the Biden administration re-join the Iran nuclear deal? December 7, 2020, 38.28 MB
Mon 7 Dec 2020

President-elect Joe Biden campaigned on a promise to return to normalcy. At the start of his campaign, he proposed that the US return to the Iran nuclear deal, an agreement which President Donald Trump withdrew the US from in 2018. What complications will the US face in returning to the agreement? Doug Becker speaks with four experts about a possible return to the agreement under Biden.

For more stories like this head to www.thebigq.org 

Four New Bills in Parliament's First Week w/ the Green Party co-leader James Shaw: December 7, 2020

Four New Bills in Parliament's First Week w/ the Green Party co-leader James Shaw: December 7, 2020 Four New Bills in Parliament's First Week w/ the Green Party co-leader James Shaw: December 7, 2020, 20.78 MB
Mon 7 Dec 2020

This week is Zoë Larsen Cumming's last chat of the year with the Green Party co-leader James Shaw and there's lots to talk about. 

Four bills were rushed urgently through parliament last week during its first full week of sitting. These were a new income tax bracket, drug testing at festivals and events, increasing sick leave from five to ten days, and increasing the speed at which the government can change COVID-19 alert levels. 

To find out the who, what, when, where, why of these new bills, whakarongo mai! 

The Week That Was: December 4th, 2020

The Week That Was: December 4th, 2020 The Week That Was: December 4th, 2020, 11.33 MB
Fri 4 Dec 2020

This week a lot happened on the shores of New Zealand as well as overseas, whic a number of developements to peak your interest.

In Australia, we saw Scott Morrison ask for an apology in relation to a post of a fake image depicting an Australian soldier in a violent act.

In the UK, the first vaccines are arriving, with a priority list being released aloowing those most in need to receive them first.

Nationally, the New Zealand governmrnt has announced a climate emergency decleration, with commitments to make the public sector carbon neutral and backlash from opposition in the mix.

Finally, pill testing at festivals is now allowed for the next 12 months in aneffort to make sure festival goers know what substances they are taking over the summer period.

The Wire with James: December 4, 2020

The Wire with James: December 4, 2020 The Wire with James: December 4, 2020, 103.39 MB
Fri 4 Dec 2020

This week James is back for an exciting show with his producers Jade Lewis and Lyric Waiwiri-Smith where they talk all things news to finish off the week.

The show starts off with a piece from Jade on vaccinations where she talks to Nikki Turner, the director of the Immunisation Advisory Care and Associate Professor at the University of Auckland about the implimentation of vaccines.

Lyric talks to Professor Susan Krumdieck about electric vehicles and the implications they bring with them

Jade and James talk to music doctorate student and producer Anna Edgington as well was producer Sophie Gibson about a report on gender inequality in the New Zealand music industry.

James finishes off the show with the week that was.