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Aotearoa's Pest Eradication Success w/ Professor James Russell

Aotearoa's Pest Eradication Success w/ Professor James Russell Aotearoa's Pest Eradication Success w/ Professor James Russell, 17.95 MB
Thu 25 Aug 2022

A recent study compiling international data has shown that Aotearoa is responsible for almost a quarter of international pest eradication on islands. Stella spoke to one of the contributors, University of Auckland’s Professor James Russell, a conservation biologist, about the nuances of the data.

 

The Green Desk w/ Shane Cunis

The Green Desk w/ Shane Cunis The Green Desk w/ Shane Cunis, 23.61 MB
Thu 25 Aug 2022

Frances speaks with Shane Cunis from Watercare about their Central Interceptor project- which just might be the biggest wastewater infrastructure project in Aotearoa.

 

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little: 25 August

Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little: 25 August Weekly Catch-Up w/ Andrew Little: 25 August, 25.65 MB
Thu 25 Aug 2022

This week Tuva’a chats with Labour’s Andrew Little about comments made by ACT’s Brooke Van Velden about ICU bed numbers, in bfm reporter Alex’s interview yesterday. They also talk about the outgoing speaker, Trevor Mallard's accomplishments in the role. 

Parliament Counter Protest w/ Green Party's Teanau Tuiono: August 24, 2022

Parliament Counter Protest w/ Green Party's Teanau Tuiono: August 24, 2022 Parliament Counter Protest w/ Green Party's Teanau Tuiono: August 24, 2022, 14.53 MB
Wed 24 Aug 2022

People from across the country converged upon Parliament once again yesterday for a comparatively subdued protest by the Freedom and Rights Coalition led by Brian Tamaki.

However, Parliament grounds were not only full of people claiming high crimes against the government, it also attracted a significant turnout of counter-protestors. One of them was Teanau Tuiono from the Green Party, and Emilia chatted with him this morning.

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: August 24, 2022

Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: August 24, 2022 Eurovision w/ Cameron Adams: August 24, 2022, 18.67 MB
Wed 24 Aug 2022

On this week's installation of Eurovision, Emilia spoke with our European Correspondent Cameron Adams about Ukraine, Monkeypox and more.

 

NZ Police's Neurodivergence Pilot Programme w/ Detective Inspector Christiaan Barnard & Autism NZ's Dane Dougan: 24 August, 2022

NZ Police's Neurodivergence Pilot Programme w/ Detective Inspector Christiaan Barnard & Autism NZ's Dane Dougan: 24 August, 2022 NZ Police's Neurodivergence Pilot Programme w/ Detective Inspector Christiaan Barnard & Autism NZ's Dane Dougan: 24 August, 2022, 27.68 MB
Wed 24 Aug 2022

 The New Zealand Police are opening the recruitment door to people who have valuable skills but cannot navigate traditional employment processes.

The police have opened up roles in their financial crimes department specifically to applicants with Autism as a part of their Neurodivergence Programme pilot.

To discuss the programme, Trishil spoke to Detective Inspector Christiaan Barnard & Autism NZ's Dane Dougan.

 

The Wire w/ Emilia: August 24, 2022

The Wire w/ Emilia: August 24, 2022 The Wire w/ Emilia: August 24, 2022, 103.98 MB
Wed 24 Aug 2022

This week on The Wire for Rāapa Wednesday!

Alex speaks to Brooke van Velden in his weekly chat with the ACT Party deputy leader.

Emilia chats with Teanau Tuiono from the Green Party about yesterday’s counter protest at Parliament.

She also chats with our European correspondent Cameron Adams about Ukraine, Monkeypox, and more.

Trishil chats about police advertising data and research analyst jobs exclusively for those on the spectrum with Detective Inspector Christiaan Barnard who’s heading the program, and Dane Dougan from Autism NZ.

That's us for the Wednesday Wire! See you next week.

Firefighters Strike w/ Terry Bird, August 23, 2022

Firefighters Strike w/ Terry Bird, August 23, 2022 Firefighters Strike w/ Terry Bird, August 23, 2022, 16.2 MB
Tue 23 Aug 2022

New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union members are taking industrial action in response to unsuccessful long-term negotiation with Fire and Emergency NZ.

The Union is concerned about ongoing staff shortages, low pay and a lack of early identification of those who experience trauma on the job, and staged a strike on Friday with more planned for this week.

To get a better sense of what’s driving these concerns, and how they might be addressed, Casper spoke to the President of the Auckland Branch of the Professional Firefighters Union, Terry Bird.

 

The Tuesday Wire w/ Casper: August 23, 2022

The Tuesday Wire w/ Casper: August 23, 2022 The Tuesday Wire w/ Casper: August 23, 2022, 106.62 MB
Tue 23 Aug 2022

This week on the Tuesday Wire, Dr Allan Blackman joined Casper and Emily in studio to talk science news for our Dear Science segment. Casper spoke to Dr Shane Reti from the National party, as he does each week, this time discussing immigration policy. He also had a chat with the President of the Auckland branch of the Professional Firefighters Union about the industrial action they’re taking

Emily spoke with the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Orthopaedics Association Andrea Pettett to discuss the contentious ethics of private medical scanning. She also spoke to the Head of Nutrition at Beef + Lamb New Zealand, Regina Wypych about a recent study revealing an alarming increase in iron deficiency symptoms

Ethics in private radiology w/ Andrea Pettett, August 23, 2022

Ethics in private radiology w/ Andrea Pettett, August 23, 2022 Ethics in private radiology w/ Andrea Pettett, August 23, 2022, 15.31 MB
Tue 23 Aug 2022

Allegations of unethical practices in private radiology are heightening tensions within the clinical community and prompting wider concerns about money being prioritised over patient care.

Doctors are going to the High Court to block surgeons from owning medical imaging services, arguing the practice is dangerous because they have a financial incentive to refer more patients. 

Emily spoke with Chief Executive of the New Zealand Orthopaedics Association Andrea Pettett about the claims and how the High Court ruling might affect patients and clinicians.