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The Wire w/ Emilia: July 20, 2022

The Wire w/ Emilia: July 20, 2022 The Wire w/ Emilia: July 20, 2022, 119.92 MB
Wed 20 Jul 2022

This week on the Wire for Raapa Wednesday!

Aneeka chats with our European correspondent Cameron Adams about heat waves, Ukraine, and Russia on this week's Eurovision.

Alex speaks to ACT Party deputy leader Brooke van Velden about the rise in construction costs and ACT’s call for a short term monetary policy remit to address inflation.

Emilia speaks to Jo Cribb from MindTheGap about data released yesterday that showed a major pay gap between Pasifika and non-Pasifika

And Emilia also speaks to Green Party’s Chlöe Swarbrick about student poverty.

Pay Gaps Between Pasifika and Non-Pasifika w/ Jo Cribb: July 20, 2022

Pay Gaps Between Pasifika and Non-Pasifika w/ Jo Cribb: July 20, 2022 Pay Gaps Between Pasifika and Non-Pasifika w/ Jo Cribb: July 20, 2022, 24.05 MB
Wed 20 Jul 2022

Research released yesterday showed that there is a big pay gap between Pasifika and non-Pasifika in New Zealand, and most of it can’t be explained even after accounting for things like differences in occupation and educational achievement.

The research, conducted by AUT and published by the Human Rights Commission was the first time the pay gap had been looked at closely in terms of ethnicity, and the findings were dismal.

For every dollar a Pākehā man earns, a Pākehā woman earns 89c; a Pasifika man 81c; and a Pasifika woman earns 75c, according to non-profit organisation MindtheGap.

Emilia Sullivan spoke with MindTheGap founder Jo Cribb about this concerning new data.

Here is Mindthegap's petition to the government to mandate pay gap reporting: https://our.actionstation.org.nz/petitions/close-the-gender-and-ethnic-pay-gaps-make-pay-gap-reporting-mandatory-for-businesses-in-new-zealand

Student Poverty in Aotearoa w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: July 20, 2022

Student Poverty in Aotearoa w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: July 20, 2022 Student Poverty in Aotearoa w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: July 20, 2022, 24.41 MB
Wed 20 Jul 2022

Aotearoa’s Uni students are spending over half of their income on rent, are regularly not able to afford basic necessities, and skip class because transport to campus is too expensive.

The People's Inquiry into Student Wellbeing was released on Monday, and gave us a stark look at the dire conditions students are in while navigating their degrees.

The Green Party is calling upon the government to lift student incomes and put rent controls in place to reverse the normalisation of student poverty in Aotearoa as we creep further into a cost of living crisis. 

Emilia Sullivan spoke to Chlöe Swarbrick, the Green Party’s Tertiary Education Spokesperson about the issue.

 

Alcohol's Link to Suicide w/ Rose Crossin: July 19, 2022

Alcohol's Link to Suicide w/ Rose Crossin: July 19, 2022 Alcohol's Link to Suicide w/ Rose Crossin: July 19, 2022, 18.56 MB
Tue 19 Jul 2022

A University of Otago study has linked acute alcohol use to over a quarter of New Zealand suicide deaths. 

It also found that suicides involving alcohol were proportionately higher among younger people and Māori and Pasifika.

Emily spoke to the study’s lead author Dr. Rose Crossin from the University of Otago about its core findings and their implications for national suicide prevention efforts.

Dear Science w/ Dr. Allan Blackman: July 19, 2022

Dear Science w/ Dr. Allan Blackman: July 19, 2022 Allan Blackman: July 19, 2022, 37.24 MB
Tue 19 Jul 2022

This week on Dear Science Casper had a chat with Allan Blackman about Gregor Mendel's 200th birthday, using scientific techniques to determine the authorship of Josquin's compositions, and scientists changing the bonds between atoms for the first time.

The Tuesday Wire w/ Casper: July 19, 2022

The Tuesday Wire w/ Casper: July 19, 2022 The Tuesday Wire w/ Casper: July 19, 2022, 103.4 MB
Tue 19 Jul 2022

This week on the Tuesday Wire Casper was joined in studio by Dr. Allan Blackman who caught us up on the latest science news.

Casper had his weekly chat with the National Party’s Dr. Shane Reti, talking this week about the latest inflation figures.

Also on the topic of inflation Casper spoke to Dr.Murat Üngör from the University of Otago.

And finally, Emily had a chat to Dr. Rose Crossin on a new Otago study linking acute alcohol use to 26% of suicide deaths in Aotearoa.

The Wire w/ Joe: July 18, 2022

The Wire w/ Joe: July 18, 2022 The Wire w/ Joe: July 18, 2022, 103.64 MB
Mon 18 Jul 2022

On The Wire this week for Rāhina Monday!

Trishil speaks to Andrew Hubbard from the Citizens Advice Bureau on this week's segment of OurActionStation: about their push to open accessibility for digital governmental services. Trishil also speaks to Emeritus Economics Professor Tim Hazledean from the University of Auckland about the extension of the fuel tax cut

Joe speaks to Professor Jeremy Krebs, from the University of Otago, about developing Aotearoa New Zealand's wellbeing diet, He Rourou Whai Painga. Joe also speaks to Professor Michael Baker from the University of Otago about how Australia and New Zealand are managing COVID-19 during Winter. He also chats with Dr Nic Rawlence, from the Palaeogenetics Lab at the University of Otago, about New Zealand's extinct reptiles. 

That's us for the Monday Wire!   

OurActionStation - Digital Exclusion w/Andrew Hubbard

OurActionStation - Digital Exclusion w/Andrew Hubbard OurActionStation - Digital Exclusion w/Andrew Hubbard, 16.7 MB
Mon 18 Jul 2022

On this week’s regular segment in collaboration with OurActionStation, we’re discussing digital exclusion in the public sector, and the shift to online forms of communication that is leaving some of our population behind.

Andrew Hubbard, Deputy Chief Executive of The Citizens Advice Bureau, spoke with Trishil Dahya about their petition, and their push to gain governmental support for those feeling excluded from reaching out for help using online means.

Fuel Tax Excise Extension and Inflation w/Tim Hazeldean

Fuel Tax Excise Extension and Inflation w/Tim Hazeldean Fuel Tax Excise Extension and Inflation w/Tim Hazeldean, 13.98 MB
Mon 18 Jul 2022

The 25-cent Fuel Tax Excise has been extended another 6 months, to January 2023. The Fuel Tax Excise had been set by the Labour Government as fuel prices steadily increased months ago.

The cut in petrol excise duty, the equivalent reduction in road user charges and the half price public transport fares were due to end next month before this extension.

Petrol prices increased 32% in the year to the June 2022 quarter, the largest annual increase since 1985.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson extended the measures, saying "We are doing this because we want Kiwis to have some certainty for the rest of the year in the face of volatile fuel prices and ongoing cost of living pressure," he said.

Inflation rates have also been released, rising to 7.3% and is now at a 32-year high.

Producer Trishil Dahya spoke to Economics Professor Tim Hazeldean from the University of Auckland, on the matter, and his proposals to mediate inflation.

Dealing with COVID-19 during Winter w/ Professor Michael Baker: July 18, 2022

Dealing with COVID-19 during Winter w/ Professor Michael Baker: July 18, 2022 Dealing with COVID-19 during Winter w/ Professor Michael Baker: July 18, 2022, 23.83 MB
Mon 18 Jul 2022

New Zealand, Australia and many countries are experiencing a further Omicron wave driven by the latest BA.4/BA.5 subvariants. Our response to this threat is remarkably laissez-faire compared with past approaches, as society has pivoted more to “living with the virus”. But in both New Zealand and Australia, there’s a real risk current policy settings will be insufficient to prevent health services being overwhelmed – and more will need to be done in coming weeks.

Joe spoke to Professor Michael Baker from the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington, on the matter.