This week on the Wednesday Wire, we have another jam-packed show, with Zazi Hewlett and Frances Wright producing their fifth show from home and Jemima hosting and bringing us the news.
The show starts off with Frances having her regular segment Dear Science with Allan Blackman. This week Frances and Allan talk about the Ig Nobel prizes; chat about toilet training cows; and discuss food scientists finding the key to perfectly smooth chocolate.
Zazi speaks with Dr. Daniel Carl Henare Hikuroa, a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland. Dr. Daniel Hikuroa talks about his journey with te reo Māori, how he was introduced to it and why he finds it so important. He also talks about the name of this country, and whether New Zealand best describes the people living within it.
Frances then talks to Kylie Taffard, Chairperson of Women in Trades NZ, about the trades as career options for women.
Zazi then has her regular catch-up with ACT's Brooke van Velden, this week talking about the Māori Party’s petition to change New Zealand’s official name to Aotearoa, as well as comments made by John Tamihere, saying that ACT members contacted him, appalled and apologetic of Seymour’s Māori priority vaccine tweet, posted last week.
And finally, Zazi speaks with the Māori Party’s co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, to hear her opinions on the petition to change New Zealand’s name to Aotearoa as well, as she helped launch the petition.