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New report finds high rates of sexual abuse in adolescent relationships

New report finds high rates of sexual abuse in adolescent relationships New report finds high rates of sexual abuse in adolescent relationships, 7.82 MB
Thu 1 Jun 2017

The Family Violence clearinghouse has released a new report concerning sexual abuse and relationships in adolescents. The report covers how violence and abuse in adolescents are disproportionately unreported, and how education concerning gender norms can help to combat this issue. Wire producer Lucy Austin spoke with author of the report, Otago University's Dr Melanie Beres from, who began by telling us about what exactly the report covers.

244 New Zealanders diagnosed with HIV last year

244 New Zealanders diagnosed with HIV last year 244 New Zealanders diagnosed with HIV last year, 12.2 MB
Thu 1 Jun 2017

The University of Otago's AIDS Epidemiology Center released their annual HIV/AIDs report yesterday as part of their newsletter. The report showed that 244 people were diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand in 2016, the highest number ever diagnosed in one year since recording began of the epidemic in 1985. Wire Producer Harry Willis spoke with the Head of the AIDs Epidemiology Center Dr Sue Mcallister to try and break down some of the statistics released and to try to figure out why these numbers are getting higher each year.

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 1st June, 2017

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 1st June, 2017 The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 1st June, 2017, 106.59 MB
Thu 1 Jun 2017

This week, Jogai, Harry, and Lucy chat to the Head of the AIDS Epidemiology Centre Dr Sue McCallister about yesterday's HIV statistics, and catch up with Dr Melanie Berez of Otago University to learn more about her report on sexual violence in adolescent relationships. Jogai speaks with Jaycee Tanuvasa about Auckland's thriving vogue scene and what this means for young LGBTQ Maori and Pasifika peoples in 2017, and our Thursday feature State of the States is back with Nick Sawhney. Andrew Little is also back for our weekly chat. All this and more on the Thursday Wire - check out the full podcast here.

Should Auckland change its Easter trading rules?

Should Auckland change its Easter trading rules? Should Auckland change its Easter trading rules? , 27.08 MB
Wed 31 May 2017

The Auckland Council are wanting know the public’s opinion on the rules around Easter Weekend trading. The proposed bylaw will give communities around Auckland the ability to choose whether or not open on Easter Sunday, but this possible change is drawing both praise and criticism. Producer Adam Jacobson spoke to Retail New Zealand’s Greg Harford and First Union’s Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay to hear about the arguments on each side of the debate.

The rise of anti-establishment politics

The rise of anti-establishment politics The rise of anti-establishment politics, 22.75 MB
Wed 31 May 2017

Anti-establishment sentiment has been an increasingly more relevant and contentious topic around the world, especially going into this year’s general election in New Zealand. An academic keenly interested in this topic is Grant Duncan from Massey University, who will be giving a public lecture about it tomorrow night. Producer Will Parsonson speaks to Grant about recent global political events and what the potential impact might be on New Zealand, first asking him about the changing landscape of international democracies.

If you’re interested in heading along to Grant’s free lecture tomorrow night called ‘Trust, distrust and the end of politics as we knew it’, register here. The lecture runs from 6:00-7:30 in the Atrium Building Round Room on Massey University's Albany campus.

 

The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday May 31, 2017

The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday May 31, 2017 The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday May 31, 2017, 92.71 MB
Wed 31 May 2017

This week on the Wednesday show, Ximena, Adam & Will (our great new producer, hi Will!) take a look at the different arguments around Easter trading laws, as well as chat to a smart dude about anti-establishment politics ahead of his lecture at Massey University tomorrow night. AUT's Allan Blackman is back with us again for Dear Science after his trip overseas to talk to us about the latest in science news, including how a brand-spanking new science centre is set to open in Jordan, and Ximena  speaks to NZ First's Tracey Martin for our new regular political commentary feature with her on the Wednesday show each week. 

Mental health sector exodus on the cards

Mental health sector exodus on the cards Mental health sector exodus on the cards , 13.24 MB
Tue 30 May 2017

A group who advocates for community mental health support workers has warned there may be an exodus if pay rates do not increase. Platform sez workers in the sector may move to the aged care and disability sectors, who are set to receive a pay increase between 15 to 50 percent on July First as part of a settlement that was reached early this year. Our reporter Katie Doyle spoke to Platforms CEO Marion Blake about the warning and her concerns with the current state of the Mental Health sector.

 

Is your meter spying on you?

Is your meter spying on you? Is your meter spying on you?, 7.04 MB
Tue 30 May 2017

The Privacy Commissioner says smart electricity meters could be compromising the security of people through data collection. We speak with John Edwards about this.

Trump threatens to say au revoir to the Paris Agreement

Trump threatens to say au revoir to the Paris Agreement Trump threatens to say au revoir to the Paris Agreement, 18.04 MB
Tue 30 May 2017

Donald Trump is threatening to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Reports are suggesting Trump has told multiple sources that he plans to leave the landmark agreement, although the man himself says he will make a decision on America’s future involvement later this week. During the election campaign Trump made it clear that he favored withdrawal, while he has also labeled man-made climate change a hoax. The Paris Agreement is a multilateral agreement adopted in December 2015 and ratified by 147 countries that aims to hold the increase in global temperatures to below two degrees and reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. The agreement is the world’s first comprehensive climate agreement. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to environmental politics lecturer at the University of Auckland Julie MacArthur about what this means for the future of the agreement.

 

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday May 30, 2017

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday May 30, 2017 The Wire with Mack: Tuesday May 30, 2017, 105.12 MB
Tue 30 May 2017

 Check out the full podcast for this week's Tuesday show, where we speak to Privacy Commissioner John Edwards about electricity meter privacy, Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox about her take on the budget and mental health advocacy group Platforms CEO Marion Blake about an incoming exodus for the sector. Green Desk features sustainable packaging and Sam also has a report on Trump and Climate Change.