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September 23, 2021 14 min
There's nothing new about being shattered during pregnancy and we all know why - or do we? New research from Otago University has looked at the hormone prolactin - which is critical for milk production - and found it tells the brain to stop exercising. To rest and preserve to help the body build a little human - or more than one. Bryan talks to Dr Sharon Ladyman, who has been leading the research
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The future of the tech sector is looking dazzling - and quite crowded - actually. Amazon Web Services announced this morning it wants to build three data centres in Tamaki Makaurau, spending up to 7-point-5-billion-dollars on the centres, which are due to be completed in 2024. It says the project will create a-thousand direct and indirect jobs, and add nearly 11-billion-dollars to the economy over the next 15-years. The chief execu...
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Vaccination rates for Maori are being described as dismal, compared with non- Maori and the race is on to get them vaccinated as fast as possible. According to this week's figures 51 percent nationwide had recieved their first jab compared to 78 percent of non-Maori... Across Auckland Counties Manukau is the worst... just 50 percent of Maori have had their first dose versus 84% of non Maori. And only a quarter of Maori in the c...
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September 23, 2021 12 min
We're joined by Marty Duda from The 13th Floor to talk about their new youtube channel - Uptown Lowdown. A new music news and review show.
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September 23, 2021 17 min
Erick Brenstrum joins us once again. He casts his eye on the flooding in Europe and Tennessee, Hurricaine Ida and the wildfires and drought in Europe and North America.
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We chat to Luisa Tora about the traditional Fijian female tattooing practice of veiqia and a new exhibition in Christchurch.
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September 22, 2021 15 min
Hayden Donnell joins Bryan Crump for Midweek Mediawatch, tonight the decision to move Auckland to alert level three set off a tsunami of takes from across the media spectrum, most of them about whether this means the end of our vaunted elimination strategy.
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Police in Melbourne appear to have shot rubber bullets at hundreds of protesters who gathered at the city's Shrine of Remembrance locked in a stand-off with riot police in a third day of demonstrations. The activists are protesting against the lockdown and demanding a vaccine mandate for the construction industry be lifted. And then a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits Melbourne, followed a magnitude 4.7 aftershock just minutes late...
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The Auckland couple who travelled to Wanaka while the city was at Covid-19 alert level 4 have been charged. Police say William Willis and Hannah Rawnsley have been summonsed to appear in the Papakura District Court next month on a charge of failing to comply with the Covid-19 health order. RNZ reporter, Katie Todd talks to Bryan Crump.
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September 22, 2021 21 min
We chat to Beverly Rhodes whos beautiful exhibition of oil paintings called Ka mua, ka muri. is currently on at the Pataka Gallery in Porirua.
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September 22, 2021 17 min
Tama Waipara has the latest news from Te Tairawhiti Arts Festival - including their local focussed festival next month and a new Summer Arts Festival for early 2022.
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September 21, 2021 5 min
The birds are back in town! The ever growing beloved Bird of the Year campaign will once again have the nation in a flap. But this year - there's a very important difference. The Bird of the Year website will feature sign language translations for many of our native species, alongside both their te reo Maori and English names, bird call, and conservation status. Its the16th Bird of the Year and voting opens in just under a mont...
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How is the medical profession handling the fallout from a small group of health professionals who signed an open letter opposing the pfizer vaccine - and to what extent are people being influenced by them? There are now several cases under investigation by the Medical Council, after it received complaints about some GPs. Not all of those who signed are GPs, but their decision to sign the letter in their professional capacity has al...
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September 21, 2021 20 min
We head to Tairawhiti to take a look at a project trying to bridge the digital divide - The Tairawhiti Technology Trust aims to increase local access to digital technologies and the knowledge and skills of users in their communities. We chat to Operations Manager, Polly Crawford.
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September 21, 2021 15 min
Otago University have just announced their Arts Fellowships for 2022 and it's a hugely diverse collection of artists. To find out about what fellowships like this mean for artists, I'm joined by three of the Fellows, Musician, Sean Donnelly, writer Swapna Haddow and visual artist Sorawit Songtaya.
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Late Edition - Latest from the UK with the BBC's Pete Ross.
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For more on covid level updates we're joined by Auckland Mayor, Phil Goff.
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At ten past four this afternoon Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield annouced the roadmap for New Zealand's Covid-19 alert levels.
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September 20, 2021 17 min
Going West Festival have put together a book to celebrate 25 years of the festival. It is a collection of essays from a host of Going West speakers since it's origin and will be a beautiful hardback. See press release attached. A lovely reflection of the literary scene over the last 25 years and includes the speeches of some no longer with us, Micheal King and Maurice Shadbolt. It give a real sense of history. We're joined ...
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Organisers are heartbroken to have had to pull the pin on Alexandra's Blossom Festival. Set to be the biggest yet on the Festival's 65th birthday next weekend, with thousands of people were planning to flock towards the floral fanfare from all over Central Otago and beyond, but sadly, Covid cancelled that
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