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This week on the Tuesday Wire, Jemima Huston speaks to Associate Professor Lynn McBain about the potential impact of widespread delta in the community on the primary care sector now that New Zealand’s Covid strategy is suppression.
Jemima catches up with Te Pāti Māori co-leader Debbie Ngarewa Packer about Super Saturday and Aotearoa’s vaccination rate status. .
Joe Wickins speaks to the Director of CERT New Zealand Rob Pope about Cyber Smart Week.
Jemima talks to Brooke Pao Stanley from Auckland Action Against Poverty about the impact of the latest lockdown on beneficiaries.
Finally, Joe wraps it up with a conversation with Professor Rachael Taylor from the University of Otago about the benefits of fasting.
News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston interviews Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer to hear about how the party is responding to the delta outbreak. They discuss the Super Saturday vaccination drive, vaccination rates for Māori and politicising the Covid-19 vaccine.
This week on the show, Jessica Hopkins speaks to Sanat, a high school student and member of Make it 16 about lowering the voting age, and Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand Chief Executive Ah-Leen Rayner about the impact of COVID-19 on breast cancer diagnoses.
Producer Louis Macalister talks to Manukau Ward Councillor Efeso Collins about the Super Saturday vaccination event, and the Restaurant Association’s Marisa Bidois about their proposal to the Government for more support for hospitality.
Christina Huang will also be continuing her regular segment with the Waitematā Local Board. This week she speaks to Chairperson Richard Northey.
Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand has recently expressed concerns about the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on breast cancer diagnoses.
Jessica Hopkins spoke to chief executive Ah-Leen Rayner, who says that there are at least 133 women who don’t know they have breast cancer right now because lockdowns prevented them from getting the mammogram that would have diagnosed them.
This morning, Ilena had her regular catch up with Pippa Coom. They talked about the Super Saturday national vaccination drive that is happening tomorrow, and how those who are unvaccinated or need another dose can take advantage of the day with its greater accessibility and added incentives. They talked about how those who have had two shots can encourage whānau and friends to be a part of the day.
Pippa also touched on what Auckland’s targeted rates are and how successful they’ve been. Lastly, she spoke about the upcoming, little known, but greatly important Entrust elections and why they matter.
Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little about how ICU could cope with a Covid-19 surge, the grace period that exempts medicinal cannabis products from new safety standards ending, and the End of Life Choice Act, which could come into force on November 7.
International Desk reports on the latest cross-strait relations between Taiwan and China, after a record number of Chinese fighter planes entered Taiwan's air defence zone. Justin spoke to Canterbury University's Professor Alex Tan on what the latest developments mean for the region.
Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little about the End of Life Choice Act, medicinal cannabis, and ICU capacity as Covid-19 cases grow.
International Desk reports on the latest on cross-strait relations between China and Taiwan.
Justin spoke with Greenpeace campaigner Christine Rose, Forest & Bird Strategic Advisor Geoff Keey, and First Union secretary for transport, logistics and manufacturing Jared Abbott on their thoughts of the Government's draft emissions reduction plan.