Today at the Green Desk, we discussed the Turning the Tide - From Cars to Active Transport Report. Tune in to find out what it is, what we should take away from it and how we got to the point the report describes. A big thank you to Associate Professor Caroline Miller for talking to us and sharing your expertise.
This week for Green Desk, Mitchell talks to Environmental Scientist Sophia Olo Whaanga about coastal urupa which are being destroyed and submerged in the face of climate change. This fast growing issue is being felt by Iwi throughout the Country, as traditional papakainga and urupa were generally located at the lower levels by the sea. Sophia has been exploring various options on how to deal with the issue, working with her Iwi; te wai o hua to find solution for their urupa which is located on the floodplain on the banks of Oruarangi awa. Mitchell begins by asking Sophia about the importance of coastal areas to Maori.
Dr Mels Barton returns to talk to Mitch about Kauri Dieback. This is the shorter length interview which went to air filled with facts and intriguing thoughts, keep an eye out or contact us if you are interested in hearing the full length interview!
This week for Green Desk, Mitchell chats with Extinction Rebellion spokesperson Rosie Gee.The conversation comes after the Auckland branch of the socio-political movement held a funeral procession prior to their meeting with the Environmental Committee. The meeting called on Auckland Council to declare a climate emergency and implement an immediate climate safety plan. Mitchell begins by asking Rosie about the beginnings of the newly formed socio-political movement which emerged in late 2018.