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Neighbourhood Watch: Rebel Wilson and media funding

Neighbourhood Watch: Rebel WIlson and media funding Neighbourhood Watch: Rebel WIlson and media funding, 8.09 MB
Fri 15 Sep 2017

On Neighbourhood Watch this week: Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide is chatting to us about Rebel Wilson's recent win of a defamation case, the same sex postal vote, and changes to Australian media laws. 

Questioning The Accuracy of Polling in New Zealand

Questioning The Accuracy of Polling in New Zealand Questioning The Accuracy of Polling in New Zealand, 8.93 MB
Fri 15 Sep 2017

Kelly talked with Stephens Mills from UMR research on the volatility and accuracy of polling in New Zealand.

 

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 17th September

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 17th September The Wire with Harry: Thursday 17th September, 137.65 MB
Thu 14 Sep 2017

On today’s show we continue our election coverage, ko te kaupapa o te rā nei, ko te Health, today’s topic we talking health In New Zealand. A Newshub Reid Research poll has shown Health is the number one issue for New Zealanders this election.

Firstly today we speak with We speak with the Residents Doctors Association national executive Deborah Powell, then are joined by Labour Deputy Leader Kelvin Davis on Labour’s Health policy and breaking announcement to delay any implementation of changes from its tax working group until after the 2020 election. We follow with Public Health Association CEO Warren Lindberg, and Health Funds Association CEO Rodger Styles. Finaly today we speak to Professor Elaine Reese of the University of Otago Department of Psychology, on her article the Journal of Child Language.

 

Concerns of language skills of NZ youth

Concerns of language skills of NZ youth Concerns of language skills of NZ youth, 11.34 MB
Thu 14 Sep 2017

A recent study has found worrying gaps in the language skills of Aotearoa’s youth in both Te Reo Maori and English. Harry spoke with the report’s lead author Professor Elaine Rees about language skills in New Zealand and the report’s findings.

Healthcare vs Wealthcare

Healthcare vs Wealthcare Healthcare vs Wealthcare, 29.19 MB
Thu 14 Sep 2017

Continuing with our healthcare theme we look at the public and private health sectors in Aotearoa. Lachlan spoke with Public Health Association C.E.O. Warren Lindberg about public healthcare in Aotearoa and the issues it faces. He also discussed the private healthcare sector and how it works with the public sector with Health Funds Association C.E.O. Roger Styles.

"We'd been talking about it for four years": Dr Deborah Powell from the Residential Doctors Association

"We'd been talking about it for four years": Dr Deborah Powell from the Residential Doctors Association "We'd been talking about it for four years": Dr Deborah Powell from the Residential Doctors Association, 6.98 MB
Thu 14 Sep 2017

After talks with DHBs broke down earlier this year, members of the Residential Doctors Association went on strike. 

For more, Ben spoke with National Secretary of the RDA, Dr Deborah Powell:

Labour vows to transform RNZ

Labour vows to transform RNZ.mp3 mp3, 21.54 MB
Wed 13 Sep 2017

Radio New Zealand's funding freeze has been a highly discussed topic in the realm of New Zealand news media. bFM reporter Conor Knell spoke to Labour's spokesperson for broadcasting Clare Curran about the pledge to increase funding and the plans to transform the broadcaster into a multi-media platform.

Mental health, the unanswerable problem

Mental health, the unanswerable problem Mental health, the unanswerable problem, 5.92 MB
Wed 13 Sep 2017

Mental health has become an increasingly more contentious topic in the lead up to this years election. Producer Will Parsonson reports on the problems the mental health sector has recently faced, as well as analysing how each party is offering to provide solutions to a ever growing problem..

The Wire with India: Tuesday 12th September 2017

The Wire with India: Tuesday 12th September 2017 The Wire with India: Tuesday 12th September 2017, 107.85 MB
Tue 12 Sep 2017

On today's Wire, producer Lucy spoke to Katie Bruce from JustSpeak about mental health in the context of the prison system.

We talked about health policy with Marama Fox from the Maori Party and Geoff Simmons from The Opportunities Party.

Finally, Mack spoke to Simon Oosterman from Yes We Care about the mental health policy pledges they’re sending to politicians today.

How the prison system impacts mental health

How the prison system impacts mental health How the prison system impacts mental health, 21.08 MB
Tue 12 Sep 2017

Producer Lucy spoke to Katie Bruce from the organisation JustSpeak about the current prison system in relation to both young people and mental health.