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The Pill - Misconceptions w/ Laura Ingram: February 12, 2019

The Pill - Misconceptions w/ Laura Ingram: February 12, 2019 The Pill - Misconceptions w/ Laura Ingram: February 12, 2019, 8.01 MB
Tue 12 Feb 2019

A recent study has shown that the majority of women think they need to "take a break" from oral contraceptive pills every couple of years. But there is actually no biological evidence for "giving your body a break" from the contraceptive pill. So how do myths about contraception come about? Olivia Holdsworth spoke to Family Planning’s nurse advisor Laura Ingram about this issue and started by asking what are the side effects of the pill?

 

Duncan Grieve on the drama of political polls: February 12, 2019

Duncan Grieve on the drama of political polls: February 12, 2019 Duncan Grieve on the drama of political polls: February 12, 2019, 18.51 MB
Tue 12 Feb 2019

Last night, Newshub released it’s first Reid Research political poll for 2019. It saw National plunge to its worst result in a decade. And, it saw Judith Collins rise up above Simon Bridges in the preferred PM stake.

Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to the Spinoff’s Duncan Grieve about whether polls are becoming too much of an event, and starting by asking him whether polls even matter nowadays?

Elections in Nigeria: Tuesday February 12, 2019

Elections in Nigeria: Tuesday February 12, 2019 Elections in Nigeria: Tuesday February 12, 2019, 5.03 MB
Tue 12 Feb 2019

84 million Nigerians are expected to vote for a new president and representatives on February 16th. 

Who are the candidates? What are the key issues of the vote? 

Our International segment producer Lisa Boudet reports. 

Europe with Justin: February 12, 2019

Europe with Justin: February 12, 2019 Europe with Justin: February 12, 2019, 9.35 MB
Tue 12 Feb 2019

What's happening in Europe this week? Our correspondant in Paris Justin Wong reports. 

The Wire with Jemima: February 11, 2019

The Wire with Jemima: February 11, 2019 The Wire with Jemima: February 11, 2019, 102.31 MB
Mon 11 Feb 2019

This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about extreme weather and the Zero Carbon Bill. Lachlan talks to Acting Police Sergeant Chris Kerekere about Police Studies in high schools. For our Worry Week on Pride, Lillian speaks to Phylesha Brown-Acton about the history of Pride events. Lachlan discusses the ban on smoking in cars where children are present with Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft. Jemima speaks to Chloe Ann King and Jessica Buchanan for part two of Putting it on a Plate, a series on the conditions in hospitality. 

The Big Q: How can our everyday decisions help alleviate the water crisis? February 11, 2019

The Big Q: How can our everyday decisions help alleviate the water crisis? February 11, 2019 The Big Q: How can our everyday decisions help alleviate the water crisis? February 11, 2019, 14.38 MB
Mon 11 Feb 2019

The world is fast running out of fresh water according and the results could be very grim: more wildfires, droughts, rationing, less food, more hunger. The causes are linked to overconsumption and a growing human population. Can we reverse the trend? Thomas Kostigen, author of The Green Blue Book: The Simple Water-Savings Guide to Everything in Your Life, says we can and he has quantified how much each of us contributes to either continuing water crisis or averting it. Maria Armoudian speaks with Kostigen about what people can do to help alleviate the water crisis.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

A Conversation about Pride: February 11, 2019

A Conversation about Pride: February 11, 2019 A Conversation about Pride: February 11, 2019, 25.51 MB
Mon 11 Feb 2019

The Our March pride event happened over the weekend, along with other events throughout Tāmaki Makaurau over the week. Much commentary from mainstream media was questioning the event in the wake of a number of corporate sponsors pulling out following the Auckland Pride Boards decision to ban police uniforms. Phylesha Brown-Acton is a board member to the Auckland Pride Festival Inc. Society Organisation. Lillian Hanly spoke with Phylesha to find out more about Our March, the history of the pride events and what Pride could look like in the future.

Putting the brakes on smoking in cars: February 11, 2019

Putting the brakes on smoking in cars: February 11, 2019 Putting the brakes on smoking in cars: February 11, 2019, 24.36 MB
Mon 11 Feb 2019

The government has announced a ban on smoking in cars when people under the age of 18 are present. The ban has been a long time coming, with the select committee recommending in 2016 that the then National Government introduce it. Despite them not doing so, it appears most parties are in agreement that the ban, which includes cigarettes as well as vapes, is the right move. Lachlan spoke with Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft about the ban.

Cops in the classroom: February 11, 2019

Cops in the classroom: February 11, 2019. , 15.09 MB
Mon 11 Feb 2019

Three Wellington high schools have introduced a police course for year thirteen students. The course takes a full year and worth 25 level three NCEA credits. It has faced criticism from some groups as a cynical attempt to clean up their image and find new recruits, while others see it as a way to engage with marginalised communities in a better way. Lachlan spoke with Acting Senior Sergeant Chris Kerekere about the course.

 

The Wire with Laura: 8th of February, 2019

The Wire with Laura: 8th of February, 2019 The Wire with Laura: 8th of February, 2019, 104.81 MB
Fri 8 Feb 2019