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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.
A Cabinet paper from the Agriculture Minister’s office on the then proposed review of the live export trade was released last week. The paper proposes five options, which include the Minister’s preferred option of a conditional ban, and a complete prohibition of the trade of live animal exports. The paper shows the scope of the review will only include the export of cows, deer, sheep and goats for breeding which SAFE NZ saysber ignores 99% of animals suffering in the live export industry. Tuwhenuaroa spoke to SAFE’s Campaigns Officer Mona Oliver about the review, and began bye asking her what the details of the review were.
A movement to abolish daylight saving time has been gaining traction this week with a lobby group being established to abolish what they describe as a “mandatory hangover”. Tuwhenuaroa spoke to the chief executive and founder of Take Back The Clocks, Louis Houlbrooke, about his plan, and began by asking who he was.
Law and Order Spokesperson for New Zealand First Darroch Ball, does not support drug checking as a harm reduction strategy and is currently blocking a clarification of the Misuse of Drugs Act that would allow the service to be implemented nationally. To find out more, Olivia Holdsworth spoke to KnowYourStuffNZ’s Managing Director, Wendy Allison and began by asking why is drug testing important?
Bank branches are continuing to close in rural New Zealand, making it difficult for communities to access in person banking services. In response to this, a unique partnership of six New Zealand banks will trial a new approach to providing banking services in these small regional communities. Olivia Holdsworth spoke to New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont and Minister for Regional Economic Development Shane Jones to find out more about the pilot. She began by asking what is a banking hub.