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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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