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Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results

Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results, 21.41 MB
Mon 18 Dec 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centres Kendall Hutt stopped by the studio to discuss COP23 negiations and what impact they have in the Pacific, Tongas political Monarchy vs Parliment situation and also the outcome of elections which took place in the Solomon Islands.  

Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia

Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia, 13.32 MB
Sat 16 Dec 2017

This week on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide: 

The YES campign has won the same sex marriage postal vote, and bills are now being brought into Parliament for discussions. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is asking New Zealand to back off from the Manus Island crisis and spend the proposed humanitarian money elsewhere. And finally, new technology is being tested in Brisbane for a mobile parcel carrying robot. 

Wide-scale Wellington train strikes

Wide-scale Wellington train strikes Wide-scale Wellington train strikes, 21.41 MB
Thu 14 Dec 2017

Train workers in Wellington will strike for 24 hours starting early Thursday morning, over longstanding contract conditions.

This will be the largest industrial action taken on the railways of Wellington since 1994 and up to 30,000 rail passengers are likely to be effected.

This is not the first strike in recent times over this issue, with a two hour strike having taken place in during October this year.

Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary, Wayne Butson, told Radio New Zealand that industrial action was the only alternative after months of negotiations..

Reuben McLaren spoke to Wayne Butson to find out more.

 

Dear Science: Genetic sunscreen, pesticide soap & science libel

Dear Science: Genetic sunscreen, pesticide soap & science libel Dear Science: Genetic sunscreen, pesticide soap & science libel, 34.67 MB
Thu 14 Dec 2017

Professor Alan Blackman joins us again this Wednesday to discuss a new sunscreen harnessing the power of DNA; the effectiveness of baking soda as a pesticide detergent and a case of scientific disagreement that lead to court.

Weed killer causing antibiotic resistance

Weed killer causing antibiotic resistance Weed killer causing antibiotic resistance , 25.79 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2017

A new study out of the University of Canterbury has found a worrying link between the use of weed killers and antibiotic resistance.

Reuben McLaren speaks to a co-author of the study, Professor Jack Heinemann, to find out more. 

 

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: November 21, 2017

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: November 21, 2017 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: November 21, 2017, 54.87 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2017

The second installment of Penelope's look at the vanity and value of hair dye. What is the subtle but ever-so-seeming-important difference between being platinum blonde and going grey?

Confucius Institutes and China's influence on New Zealand

Confucius Institutes and China's influence on New Zealand Confucius Institutes and China's influence on New Zealand, 10.22 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2017

Mack Smith speaks to Victoria University’s Catherine Churchman about global concerns over Confucius Institutes in New Zealand.

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: November 21, 2017

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: November 21, 2017 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: November 21, 2017, 324.18 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2017

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Penelope admits to several shades of botched barnet; Alex solves one of Mike's screen riddles; and Vikki ponders the greater screen riddles of the art world ...and beyond.

A Little Insight at the Pike River Recovery

A Little Insight at the Pike River Recovery A Little Insight at the Pike River Recovery , 8.13 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2017

The government has announced the establishment of a new department to evaluate the prospects for re-entry of the Pike River mine drift.  Up to $23 million dollars over three years has been budgeted to the new department which was announced on the seventh anniversary of the disaster which killed 29 people. 

Lucy Austin spoke to the minister responsible for the effort, Andrew Little, and asked him to elaborate on the details of the recovery project and agency. 

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: November 21, 2017

Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: November 21, 2017 Viewmaster w/ Alexander Gandar: November 21, 2017, 54.87 MB
Tue 21 Nov 2017

Alex picks a show Mike's had on the brain for ages - the '70s crime drama Quarry. With an antihero whose story spans the Mekong to the Mississippi, Alex gets in behind to make some bold claims of quality.

Thanks to NEON.