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The Big Q: What is the role of psychological first aid in times of crisis? May 11, 2020

The Big Q: What is the role of psychological first aid in times of crisis? May 11, 2020 The Big Q: What is the role of psychological first aid in times of crisis? May 11, 2020, 14.93 MB
Mon 11 May 2020

What is the role of psychological first aid in times of crisis? Lillian Ng explores ways to support psychological wellbeing with Kerry Gibson and Zubeida Mahomedy.


For more head to www.thebigq.org 
 

The Friday Wire with Laura: 8th of May, 2020

The Friday Wire with Laura: 8th of May, 2020 The Friday Wire with Laura: 8th of May, 2020, 104.45 MB
Fri 8 May 2020

First up, Laura had her weekly chat with National’s Denise Lee, keeping us up to date on all the National Party news…

After that, Laura gives an update on alert level two guidelines that were announced yesterday and any further developments. 

Then, Producer Louis Laws speaks with The Green Party’s Jan Logie and The Council of Trade Unions on fair pay for essential workers, about why it’s the right thing to do, & how Covid-19 has shown us that… 

Finally, Laura chats with Karaitiana Taiuru on his recently released report on contact tracing apps, how they possibly present different risks for Maori and how do we navigate the world of data collection in indigenous communities in an ethical way...


And in amongst it, we’ve got our patai o te wiki, our question of the week: Do you feel okay about a move to alert level two with the guidelines as they are?

Fair Pay for Essential Workers: Friday the 8th of May, 2020

Fair Pay for Essential Workers: Friday the 8th of May, 2020 Fair Pay for Essential Workers: Friday the 8th of May, 2020, 13.7 MB
Fri 8 May 2020

Essential workers have been the backbone for New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic. They are on the frontlines every day, risking their own health in doing so. Yet for many of these workers, their jobs are based on a low-wage income, barely earning enough to live on. 

Producer Louis Laws talks with the Green Party's Workplace Relations spokesperson, Jan Logie, as well as the Council of Trade Union's President, Richard Wagstaff, on the government implementing a fair pay agreement.

 

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: May 7, 2020

The Wire with Mary-Margaret: May 7, 2020 The Wire with Mary-Margaret: May 7, 2020, 70.4 MB
Thu 7 May 2020

Justice Minister Andrew Little joins us to discuss topics from a trans tasman bubble, transparency in legal advice to government about the lockdown, and engaging with the cannabis referendum; upcoming musician HINA tells Mary-Margaret about the importance of New Zealand Music Month to her, and why we should fund wananga and creative opportunities all year long; in Neighbourhood Watch we cross to Zoe Kounadis about Scott Morrison’s last week during COVID, including a significant idea shared with our own PM; Mary-Margaret has some questions about the fast tracking of shovel ready projects in a bill which some urban planners have queeries about, concerning public input; Jackie Clark is hosting a socially distanced fundraiser for her organisation the Aunties; and we hear todays Epidemic Response Commitee notes.

The importance of NZ Music Month & fostering community w/ HINA: May 7, 2020

The importance of NZ Music Month & fostering community w/ HINA: May 7, 2020 The importance of NZ Music Month & fostering community w/ HINA: May 7, 2020, 11.82 MB
Thu 7 May 2020

HINA is set to release her first single, so Mary-Margaret spoke to her about being part of NZ Music Month during the first socially distanced one. She tells us about deciding to embark on creative professions in Aotearoa, and the importance of funding wananga to foster these opportunities all year long.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 6, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 6, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 6, 2020, 35.49 MB
Wed 6 May 2020

On Dear Science this week Allan talks us through the science (or lack of) in regards to face masks, we find out where Koala's get their water from and we say a happy 30th birthday to the Hubble Telescope - teaching us incredible things since ages ago.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 6, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 6, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 6, 2020, 35.49 MB
Wed 6 May 2020

On Dear Science this week Allan talks us through the science (or lack of) in regards to face masks, we find out where Koala's get their water from and we say a happy 30th birthday to the Hubble Telescope - teaching us incredible things since ages ago.

Epidemic Response Committee notes: May 6, 2020

Epidemic Response Committee notes: May 6, 2020 Epidemic Response Committee notes: May 6, 2020, 10.88 MB
Wed 6 May 2020

Today’s Epidemic Response committee looked into how Covid 19 has impacted those nearing the end of their lives or suffering with serious medical conditions. Strict measures were put in place resulting in many being unable to see those they love at level four. At level three, up to 10 people are now allowed to attend a funeral and visiting those who are near the end of their lives is considered on a case by case basis. We hear from the Cancer Society, Funeral Directors of New Zealand and Hospice New Zealand.

Calls for the end of RIMPAC: May 6, 2020

Calls for the end of RIMPAC: May 6, 2020 Calls for the end of RIMPAC: May 6, 2020, 14.76 MB
Wed 6 May 2020

Emalani Case is Kanaka Maoli from Hawai’i’ and currently lecturing in the Department of Pacific Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. Emalani is part of a Cancel RIMPAC Aotearoa coalition made up of peace advocates and human rights justice seekers. They are concerned for the welfare of those in Hawai’i due to the Rim of the Pacific International Maritime war exercise that takes place every two years in Hawai’i. It is understood that NZ will be taking part in the exercise this year, as they have before, and will be sending around 300 troops. The coalition has written an open letter to the Prime Minister of Aotearoa requesting the country withdraw from the exercise and not participate. Lillian spoke to Emalani to find out more and started by asking her to explain more about what RIMPAC is.

 

Lillian reached out to the Minister for Defence to follow up but he was unavailable for an interview, providing this statement instead:

"New Zealand has regularly participated in the US-led RIMPAC exercise since it commenced in 1971. RIMPAC is the largest exercise in the world, and provides a unique training opportunity for the NZDF.  It’s a highlight for our personnel to exercise alongside our Indo-Pacific friends and partners as this exercise allows the NZDF to test a wide range of capabilities in a number of scenarios, from disaster response to maritime security operations.

COVID-19 has inevitably impacted the event and I have been advised the US is planning to continue with the exercise in a reduced format.

The NZDF is currently considering whether it is feasible for our personnel to participate and what our participation might look like."

The Wire with Lillian: May 6, 2020

The Wire with Lillian: May 6, 2020 The Wire with Lillian: May 6, 2020, 97.62 MB
Wed 6 May 2020

On Dear Science with Allan Blackman we talk about the ongoing face mask dispute between scientists, we find out how Koala’s get water and say a happy birthday to the Hubble telescope.

Felix reports on yesterday’s announcement of the trans-Tasman bubble.

Lillian speak to Emalani Case about a meeting of 26,000 military troops in Hawai’i for an exercise known as RIMPAC later this year and concerns for Covid19 transmission.

And we have our regular Epidemic Response Committee notes and today we hear how Covid 19 has impacted those nearing the end of their lives or suffering with serious medical conditions.