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Laura Kvigstad is a student at the University of Auckland, and fell in love with journalism in her second year of studying. She was born in Taupo but raised in Canada (hence the accent) and every New Years she takes a road trip to discover a new spot. Laura enjoys a good political debate and hearing various perspectives people have on the world.
Vaping is on the rise, with many people turning to them to help quit smoking cigarettes. While many still contain nicotine, they do not contain many of the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes that can often lead to death. A New Zealand study has found that those who use nicotine e-cigarettes in conjunction with other nicotine supplements such as patches have a higher chance of quitting than those who don’t. Lachlan spoke with the study’s lead researcher Dr Natalie Walker about the results.
Sherry spoke to Human Rights watch reporter for Indonesia Andreas Harsono on the rise of political islam. Theyalso speak on discrimination between minority religions, LGBTQ community, the ethnic Chinese and the 2019 Indonesian elections, one of the largest democratic processes.
This week on the Monday Wire, Sherry interviews Cotton On workers on strike over the living wage in Auckland. Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the government's progress on the climate crisis and compulsory Aotearoa history in schools. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Lachlan talks to Dr Natalie Walker about vaping as a way to quit smoking. Finally, Sherry speaks to Human Rights Watch reporter Andreas Harsono about the rise of political Islam in Indonesia.
How has internet titan Google changed our knowledge, our politics, and our lives over the last two decades? Siva Vaidhyanathan, media studies professor at the University of Virginia and author of “The Googlization of Everything — and Why We Should Worry”, argues that Google affects the information we gather, jeopardises our personal privacy, and hinders public projects. Vaidhyanathan spoke to Maria Armoudian about the impact of Google.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced plans to make the teaching of New Zealand history compulsory in schools this morning. Ardern says this will "reset a national framework so all learners and ākonga are aware of key aspects of New Zealand history and how they have influenced and shaped the nation.”
Deb spoke to Education Minister Chris Hipkins about the planned changes, who started by explaining how New Zealand history is currently approached in schools.