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Tess Barnett is a commerce student at Auckland University, majoring in management and information systems - but don't let that put you off. When not studying, she likes binge watching TV shows, music and following all things newsworthy.
240 University of Auckland staff have signed a letter to the university’s foundation, requesting that they divest from fossil fuels. The letter will be tabled this Friday at a University of Auckland Foundation meeting. 95bFM reporter Will Parsonson talked to spokesperson for the group of staff advocating divestment, Rhys Jones, first asking him why it’s so important that the university divests from fossil fuels.
This week, Jogai and Harry chat to Dr James Cheeseman of the UoA's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences to learn more about a big scientific insight into Piha's little critters, and Harry has a report on a new not-for-profit public health model that suggests the legal sale of recreational cannabis will greatly benefit Aotearoa. 95bFM reporter Will Parsonson chats to Fossil Free UoA's Rhys Jones about divesting from fossil fuels, and our weekly Thursday feature State of the States has returned! This week, Harry chats to Nick about North Korea/US relations, and the attention-grabbing election in the state of Georgia. Andrew Little is also back for our weekly chat. All this and more on the Thursday Wire - check out the full podcast here.
While we've yet to see them howl at the moon, tiny insects scuttling around Piha may have a stronger relationship to the moon than wolves, as their biological clocks are strongly affected by lunar and tidal cycles. Wire host Jogai Bhatt spoke to Dr James Cheeseman of the University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences for more.
A new not-for-profit public health model is advocating for the legal sale of recreational cannabis in New Zealand, drawing inspiration from elements of the Gambling Act of 2003. Wire producer Harry Willis reports.
A Newsroom investigation has revealed a young Clutha-Southland National MP secretly recorded a long-standing member of staff amid an employment dispute. Todd Barclay, the MP in question, initially denied allegations of the recordings and speaking to Prime Minister Bill English about it. However, Bill English has contradicted this in a statement released last night detailing how the PM had in fact been told about the recordings almost a year ago. In an exclusive interview, 95bFM reporter Adam Jacobson speaks with Newsroom investigative journalist Melanie Reid regarding the investigation.
A survey of 8500 young New Zealanders has revealed that those exposed to suicide attempts of people close to them are far more likely to take their own lives. 95bFM reporter Adam Jacobson speaks with one of the lead authors of the study from the University of Auckland, Associate Professor Simon Denny, to find out more about the research.
AUT’s Allan Blackman is back again for Dear Science, today talking about how researchers have developed a solar paint that can generate energy, the 69th anniversary of the demonstration of the first microgroove LP, as well as some recent controversy around the gene editing technology, CRISPR.
Today on the jam-packed show, Ximena, Adam & Will look at some of the latest political hot topics of the week, including the Todd Barclay bugging scandal and NZ First’s call for a referendum on the ‘anti-smacking’ law. AUT’s Allan Blackman also joins them as usual in the studio for Dear Science, chatting about how researchers have developed a solar paint that can generate energy, as well as some recent controversy around a gene editing technology called CRISPR.
Last week it was announced that Suzie Dawson will be the leader of the Internet Party at this year’s election. Suzie is a citizen journalist and activist who is currently based in Moscow and it is not yet known whether she will return to New Zealand for the campaign. Suzie spoke to us live from Moscow.