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The Wire With Jessica: November 1, 2021

The Wire With Jessica: November 1, 2021 The Wire With Jessica: November 1, 2021, 61.45 MB
Mon 1 Nov 2021

Host, Jessica Hopkins is finally back in the studio for the Wire today. 

This week she speaks to Robyn Twemlow and Sian Winmill from the Tourettes Association of NZ about why they are calling for the Ministry of Health to consider Tourettes Syndrome as a disability.

She also speaks to researcher Teresa Stanley about Drowning Prevention Auckland's new learning module for adults, to address the gap between perception and reality when it comes to water competency

Producer Joe Wickins speaks to Letitia Harding from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation about their latest research on youth vaping. 

And Christina Huang continues her regular segment with the Waitematā Local Board. This week she speaks to board member Kerrin Leoni. 

Petition to Recognise Tourette's Syndrome as a Disability w/ Sian Winmill and Robyn Twemlow

Petition to Recognise Tourette's Syndrome as a Disability w/ Sian Winmill and Robyn Twemlow Petition to Recognise Tourette's Syndrome as a Disability w/ Sian Winmill and Robyn Twemlow, 12.96 MB
Mon 1 Nov 2021

The Tourette’s Association of New Zealand has launched a petition asking the Ministry of Health recognise Tourette's Syndrome as a disability.

Jessica Hopkins spoke to executive director Robyn Twemlow and Sian Winmill, a person with tourette's syndrome about why the lack of funded support services needs to be addressed urgently.

Drowning Prevention Auckland Online Learning Module for Adults w/ Teresa Stanley

Drowning Prevention Auckland Online Learning Module for Adults w/ Teresa Stanley Drowning Prevention Auckland Online Learning Module for Adults w/ Teresa Stanley, 8.94 MB
Mon 1 Nov 2021

Following a number of drowning fatalities over lockdown, Drowning Prevention Auckland is launching an online learning module for adults. This new module aims to address the gap between perception and reality when it comes to water competency. 

Jessica Hopkins spoke to researcher, Teresa Stanley about how people can stay safe by assessing their competence and preparing themselves for open water activities.

Here is that interview...

Is Vaping Harmful for Teenagers w/ Letitia Harding: November 1, 2021

Is Vaping Harmful for Teenagers w/ Letitia Harding: November 1, 2021 Is Vaping Harmful for Teenagers w/ Letitia Harding: November 1, 2021, 11.8 MB
Mon 1 Nov 2021

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation and the Secondary Principals Association released their recent study on vaping amongst youth in New Zealand. The study was New Zealand's biggest vaping survey, with nineteen thousand students from years nine to thirteen participating. The survey was carried out due to growing concerns from schools, teachers and parents over vaping and smoking habits. Joe talks to Letitia Harding, the Chief Executive from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation about the study’s findings.

 

Facebook's 'Metaverse' w/ Paris Marx: October 29, 2021

Facebook's 'Metaverse' w/ Paris Marx: October 29, 2021 Facebook's 'Metaverse' w/ Paris Marx: October 29, 2021, 9.97 MB
Fri 29 Oct 2021

Ilena talks to Paris Marx, a Canada-based phD student at the University of Auckland, writer and host of the 'Tech Won’t Save Us' podcast about Facebook's 'metaverse'. 

Today, during Facebook’s annual Connect Conference, Mark Zuckerberg shared his vision for what he calls a ‘metaverse’. The metaverse will be a social, 3D virtual space where users can share immersive experiences with other people, in real-time. It won’t be built, run or owned exclusively by Facebook. Rather, the company will collaborate with policymakers, experts and industry partners. There are already a wealth of New Zealand companies and creators working in this space, including fashion designers, gaming and VR experience creators, academics and marketers involved. To better reflect this new chapter in the company, Facebook is rebranding to ‘Meta’. This will include a new logo and colour. 

Paris discusses their concern that the rebranding could mean a renewed focus on addressing misinformation and echo chambers, or serves to distract from recent scrutiny that Facebook is under after internal documents were leaked by a whistleblower. They also talk about what the implications might be in who is funding this venture, and how the metaverse sits in a post-Covid, increasingly digitalised world.

 

Three Waters w/ Minister Nanaia Mahuta, Christopher Luxon & Eugenie Sage: October 29, 2021

Three Waters w/ Minister Nanaia Mahuta, Christopher Luxon & Eugenie Sage: October 29, 2021 Three Waters w/ Minister Nanaia Mahuta, Christopher Luxon & Eugenie Sage: October 29, 2021, 62.23 MB
Fri 29 Oct 2021

The government has announced they are pushing through with their Three Waters plan to centralise water management in Aotearoa, despite opposition from numerous mayors and councils.

Noah Ferguson-Dudding spoke to Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta about the backlash it has received. Healso spoke to National's Local Government Spokesperson, Christopher Luxon, and the Green Party's Conservation Spokesperson, Eugenie Sage, to hear why they oppose the policy.

The Wire with Noah: October 29, 2021

The Wire with Noah: October 29, 2021 The Wire with Noah: October 29, 2021, 102.12 MB
Fri 29 Oct 2021

Another busy Friday Wire!

Noah speaks to Local Government Ministerm Nanaia Mahuta, National's Spokesperson for Local Government, Christopher Luxon, and Green Party Spokesperson for Conservation, Eugenie Sage, about Three Waters management.

Ilena speaks to Paris Marx about Facebook's new 'metaverse', and Councillor Pippa Coom about light rail and libraries.

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: October 29, 2021

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: October 29, 2021 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: October 29, 2021, 13.52 MB
Fri 29 Oct 2021

Ilena caught up with Pippa Coom about Council's recommendations for the Auckland Light Rail team which Cabinet will consider later this year. They talked about what the options are on the table for light rail, how it differs from heavy rail (such as the city rail link being built in Auckland CBD), and the need for rapid transport options in Auckland. 

They also briefly spoke about Auckland Libraries’ and Council’s response to a petition asking for a click and collect system to be put in place. Since the interview, it has indeed been announced that Auckland libraries will be operating a click and collect service from November 2nd. 

 

Labour's Andrew Little: October 28, 2021

Labour's Andrew Little: October 28, 2021 Labour's Andrew Little: October 28, 2021, 20.22 MB
Thu 28 Oct 2021

Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little on festival drug testing, the health reforms bill, and public consultations opening for the repeal and replace of the Mental Health Act.

Rapid antigen testing needed for Auckland departures, said epidemiologist Michael Baker: October 28, 2021

Rapid antigen testing needed for Auckland departures, said epidemiologist Michael Baker: October 28, 2021 Rapid antigen testing needed for Auckland departures, said epidemiologist Michael Baker: October 28, 2021, 21.24 MB
Thu 28 Oct 2021

Two cases of Covid-19 have been detected in Christchurch, with one travelling from Auckland earlier this month and could be infectious in the community for up to two weeks.

The city remains at Alert Level 2.

Otago University epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker said earlier rapid antigen testing for departing passengers is needed to limit transmission out of Auckland.

He spoke to Justin Wong.