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Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a critical look at the exclusive-ness of the 'Kiwi bloke', and is now the News Director at 95bFM after volunteering since early 2014. In her spare time she'll be catching up on reading all the Noam Chomsky and Charles W. Mills books she wasn't able to in the past 5 five years of tertiary education, trying to make her second documentary film and lifeguarding at Bethells Beach. Ko Te Reo Māori te reo tuatahi a Lillian, he wahine Pākehā nō Aotearoa, Lillian is Pākehā and her first language is Māori. This upbringing highly influences the way she tells stories on the radio.
With public submissions having closed on the Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill, the Justice Select Committee is now hearing oral submissions. The bill received over 2,500 submissions, and the committee have already heard over 10 hours of the public voicing their opinions over Zoom. This report features a few of the arguments being put forward by the various submitters, as compiled by Bronwyn Wilde.
You can watch the full livestreams yourself on the Justice Committee Facebook page. Or, for more context, listen to the report Bronwyn previously did on the Bill:
Massive Theatre Company, are known for their physical devised theatre performances and free accessible workshops, especially for youth. Sherry Zhang sat in one of the zoom workshops of the Massive Nui Ensemble, which is Massive's training pathway for emerging artists. Sherry spoke to Director of Massive Theatre Compnay, Sam Scott to understand how the theatre community is adapting, and how to keep educating and supporting young people in theatre during rāhui.
Many industries have been placed under pressure, with the Pork industry being a focus. Over the past few weeks, questions have been raised by animal rights groups about the welfare of pigs as the industry deals with a surplus and an inability to process and sell fast enough. To understand the situation, James talks to New Zealand-based PETA spokesperson, Laura Weyman-Jones, David Baines, chief executive of NZ Pork, SAFE NZ’s Campaigns Manager, Marianne Macdonald as well as their CEO, Debra Ashton.
The mental health of New Zealanders has been put under strain during Rāhui and the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent survey conducted by YouthLine has shown that the mental health New Zealand youth has been highly affected in the past months. Zoë Larsen Cumming interviewed Youthline CEO Shae Ronald to discuss the results, and the other implications on New Zealand Youth during the covid 19 crisis.
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What are the psychological States of COVID-19? How do we respond to fear and anxiety amidst threat and uncertainty? In this podcast, psychiatrists Lillian Ng and Rob Shieff discuss fear, anxiety and our responses to them.