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Louise Upston: Whānau Ora funding and the vaccination rollout, September 3, 2021

Louise Upston: Whānau Ora funding and the vaccination rollout, September 3, 2021 Louise Upston: Whānau Ora funding and the vaccination rollout, September 3, 2021, 6.93 MB
Fri 3 Sep 2021

Ilena talked to the National Party spokesperson for social development, Luise Upston, about the government rejecting advice to fund Whānau Ora to have a strategic role in the vaccination rollout for Maori and Pasifika. They spoke about what Whānau Ora do, how the vaccination figures for Maori and Pasifika are looking like as we enter the group four vaccination phase, and the efficacy of the approach that the government has had so far in engaging these communities.

 

Merchant Navy Day w/ the NZ Maritime Museum: September 3, 2021

Merchant Navy Day w/ the NZ Maritime Museum: September 3, 2021 Merchant Navy Day w/ the NZ Maritime Museum: September 3, 2021, 9.32 MB
Fri 3 Sep 2021

The third of September is National Merchant Navy Day, commemorating those who served in the Merchant Navy during the World Wars of the twentieth century.

While in-person ceremonies were disrupted by Covid-19 this year, the New Zealand Maritime Museum are still holding an online service.

Justin Wong spoke to director of the NZ Maritime Museum, Vincent Lipanovich, about the day of commemoration.

The Wire with Noah: September 3, 2021

The Wire with Noah: September 3, 2021 The Wire with Noah: September 3, 2021, 107.31 MB
Fri 3 Sep 2021

Another lockdown Friday Wire – presented by Jemima, made by Noah, Ilena and Justin.

Noah speaks to National's Christopher Luxon, Dr Raymond Nairn about Māori in the media, and Suzanne Loughlin about foreign aid in Afghanistan.

Ilena speaks to Professor Howard Fallowfield about sustainable wastewater recycling, National's Louise Upton about Māori vaccination, and finally councillor Pippa Coom.

Finally, Justin from the Thursday Wire brings us a story about the merchant navy.

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City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 3, 2021

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 3, 2021 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 3, 2021, 7.73 MB
Fri 3 Sep 2021

Ilena spoke to Councillor Pippa Coom for an update on Auckland Council’s Covid-19 response as we look forward to another two weeks of lockdown. We also discussed the flooding that happened earlier this week in parts of Auckland due to a period of intense rain and storms, and how emergency services responded to those affected under level 4 restrictions. She also mentioned resources available on the Council website for those looking to stay healthy physically and mentally during lockdown, as well as getting rid of Auckland library overdue fines.

Level Four Lockdown on Auckland Businesses w/ Viv Beck: September, 2021

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Thu 2 Sep 2021

The Level Four Lockdown has had a huge impact on Auckland's central city businesses - they have lost an estimated 45 million dollars in consumer revenue alone, according to business association Heart of the City. Conor speaks to the association's chief executive Viv Beck on what can the government do to support businesses during this time.

The Future of New Zealand's Climate Action w/ David Noone: September 2, 2021

The Future of New Zealand's Climate Action w/ David Noone: September 2, 2021 The Future of New Zealand's Climate Action w/ David Noone: September 2, 2021, 11.67 MB
Thu 2 Sep 2021

Climate change is not going away anytime soon, as outlined by the recent IPCC report. The 1.5 degrees celsius warming target is to supposed to be met by 2030, which in the scale of climate change, is just around the corner. What actions can New Zealand take to meet this target? Conor speaks to University of Auckland's Professor David Noone, looking at what New Zealand can do for the future of climate change. This interview is leading on from discussions from last week with Dr. Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher, which can be found here.

Labour's Andrew Little: September 2, 2021

Labour's Andrew Little: September 2, 2021 Labour's Andrew Little: September 2, 2021, 23.74 MB
Thu 2 Sep 2021

Justin and Health Minister Andrew Little talked about the government's Covid-19 response, Parliament sitting despite being under alerts level 3 and 4, backlogging surgeries under lockdown, and vaccinations for healthcare workers and the Māori and Pasifika communities.

The Thursday Wire: September 2, 2021

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Thu 2 Sep 2021

On their weekly chat, Justin Wong and Health Minister Andrew Little talked about Parliament sitting under high alert levels, surgery backlogs, and vaccinations.

Auckland businesses say they need more government support to stay afloat during the lockdown - Producer Conor Head-McCarthy talked to Heart of the City's Viv Beck.

Justin also chatted with journalist Lillian Hanly about about the inherited neurodegenerative condition Huntingdon's Disease.

Conor spoke to the University of Auckland's David Noone on New Zealand's potential actions on climate change.

Testing for Huntington's Disease: September 2, 2021

Testing for Huntington's Disease: September 2, 2021 Testing for Huntington's Disease: September 2, 2021, 16.6 MB
Thu 2 Sep 2021

Would you get tested for a fatal disease that you have a fifty percent of inheriting from your parents?

It is a decision that journalist (and bFM's former news director) Lillian Hanly has to make.

The disease in question is Huntington's Disease, a genetic neurodegenerative condition that passes on from an affected parent.  The probability for their children inheriting the disease is fifty percent and it does not skip generations.

The condition affects part of the brain from working properly over time, impacting movement, behaviour, and cognition.  It will become harder to walk, talk, reason, and swallow for those who have the condition, and it is incurable.

Lillian is now facing the question in her new documentary Fifty Percent as her grandfather, the New Zealand artist Pat Hanly, and her biological mother all have the disease.

She spoke to Justin Wong.

 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 1, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 1, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 1, 2021, 25.78 MB
Wed 1 Sep 2021

On Dear Science this week Frances Wright talked with AUT Professor Allan Blackman, celebrating the life of Ernest Rutherford the week after what would have been his 150th birthday, discussing why Pluto is no longer considered a planet and the unlikely discovery of the world’s northernmost island.