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Michael Horowitz is the Dean of the Atenisi Institute in the Kingdom of Tonga. His background is in political and social science before completing an interdisciplinary phd from the college of public affairs at portland state university. He has been in Tonga for 22 years now, and has held summer residencies at all the major universities in New Zealand. Currently he is visiting AUT university as part of a joint architectural project for a new building on one of the Atenisi campuses. Next week however, he will be presenting a discussion on the Possible Indictment of the Trump Campaign, and outlining the legal details. He came into bFM this morning for a chat with Lillian Hanly who started by asking what the talk was about.
The talk is being held at AUT University on Tuesday the 30th January at 12pm, in room WF214 at the AUT Business School.
Following the Labour government's announcement for a formal review of the mental health system, there has been a lot of discussion as to what can be done for the future of NZ's mental health system. Producer Will speaks to Marianne Elliot from The peoples mental health review about how the governments plan is looking to change how kiwis adress mental health.
Addiction and gambling has always been a major problem in society, but what happens when gambling is normalised in the online sphere?
Lotto New Zealand have recently launched an add-on to their gambling app, allowing them to sell Instant Kiwi products to consumers. Critics argue, apps like this are problematic, as gambling becomes hugely accessible at all times.
Mark Casson speaks to Anthony Hawke, from Hapai Te Hauora about the risks of online gambling.
A new book looking into the role of the sovereign, governor-general, and crown in New Zealand has been published. This Realm of New Zealand is a comprehensive account of how the Queen, governor-general, and the Crown interact with our democratically elected leaders under New Zealand’s unwritten constitution. The authors also examine some of the key issues to be considered should NZ become a republic. Sam Smith spoke to the book’s co-author Professor Janet McLean.
The campaign to save sacred land at Ihumatao in Mangere is moving to the environment court. SOUL decided to take legal action against Heritage New Zealand after they approved Fletcher Building application to destroy wahi tapu and archaeological sites on the land marked for development. No settlement was reached and the case is now moving to the environment court. No sort of development can occur on the whenua until the environment court process is settled. Sam Smith spoke to SOUL spokesperson Pania Newton about the latest developments.
Over the past few months, Facebook has come under fire for its role in presenting news to the public. There’s been criticism that it creates a bubble of information that’s curated by algorithms based on user’s values. This has caused issues in users receiving potentially false but self-affirming information, causing problems in news consumption worldwide.
Joel spoke to Dr Neal Curtis, a published author, media theorist and professor at Auckland University, and News Director Lillian Hanley about this.
On todays Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we talk about how rats maybe arent to blame for the black plague. We delve into the world of nicotine based pesticides and how Bunnings has banned them to stop the needless death of bees. Finally we talk about a new type of concrete that can be crossed with fungi to create self repairing materials for infrastructure... Now thats some cool science
Tracey is at Rātana today so we spoke with her this morning while she was on the way there, she was driving Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and they’d stopped to get coffee in Levin. Lillian Hanly started by asking how it would work when Peters steps up to be Prime Minister.
This week on the Green desk, Conor speaks with David Tong of the World Wildlife Fund.
They talk about the New Zealand government’s decision to offer a block contract for seismic oil exploration in the Taranaki,and the effects this could have on the Maui’s dolphin. He starts off by asking how far the habitat reaches, and how their current endangered state arrose.
This week we continue our weekly chat with National Party MP, Jami-Lee Ross. Kelly asks him to explain the error Treasury made in relation to the numbers of children forecast to be lifted out of poverty. They also discussed the transport projects National would like to see the government commit to in the coming year. And finally, Jami-Lee goves his congrats to Prime Minister Ardern after her pregnancy announcement!
This week in Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide, we talk about a campaign being undertaken in Tasmania to save 500,000 wildlife from death by car. We then chat about a poll that showed half of Australians are impartial to changing the date of the renowned Australia Day.
Today on Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we talk about potentially poisonous fillings, whether chromium is a trace element, and finally we talk about a new type if water which is said to be infused with rainbows... Sounds legit.
Chlöe came in studio to have a chat about spending her summer in Spain, reading Bernie Sanders book, upcoming politics in 2018, and what her thoughts are on The National Party's bill which would enforce compulsory second language teaching in school.
We wrap up this year of Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman and some day drinking in the studio. Also on the menu: talks about the late soviet military officer who saved us from nuclear war, whether or not you should water down your whisky (spoiler alert: yes), the consequences of handing the responsibility of a university research to the wrong people, and how the gold of the ring on your finger came about. Finally, we mention all the great scientists who unfortunately passed away in 2017.