News Podcasts


Antibiotic resistance – Kōrero with Dr. Heather Hendrickson

April 6th, 2021
Dr. Heather Hendrickson is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Bioscience at Massey University, and the Vice Preseident of the New Zealand Micro Biological Society. In short, Dr. Hendrickson is an expert in micro biology, like bacteria, and how we treat that b

Winter grazing deferment a win for agriculture lobbyists

March 30th, 2021
Fish were front and centre last week with the release of Compassion in World Farming’s explosive report on salmon farming in Scottland. The undercover investigation revealed fish suffering on an industry-wide scale. And the Government has deferred imposin

Kōrero with Geoff Regier, former undercover investigator for Mercy for Animals

March 23rd, 2021
Geoff spent three years working as an undercover investigator for Mercy for Animals in Canada, working in farms and slaughterhouses. His work uncovered some of the worst examples of animal abuse in Canada’s dairy industry, and lead to prison sentences for

A Cabinet full of decisions

March 15th, 2021
The live export review is completed and the Ministry for Primary Industries' advice is now with Cabinet to make a final decision. Will Appelbe discusses what this means for the future of the live export trade.

Kōrero with Angel Food’s Alice Shopland

March 9th, 2021
Will Appelbe sits down with Alice Shopland, the founder of Aotearoa plant-based food company Angel Food. Alice launched Angel Food in 2006, and has since built a strong brand and a reputation as one of Aotearoa’s leading vegan cheese manufacturers. In 201

Biscuit tins, and what they have to do with greyhounds

March 1st, 2021
A change to Parliament’s standing orders could make it a lot easier for backbench MPs to get their Bills debated in the house. Will Appelbe discusses what this means and how it could benefit animals, specifically Greyhounds. A live export crisis in the Me

What came first, the chicken or the egg?

February 3rd, 2021
Will Appelbe recaps the latest current affairs. Soaring temperatures in Canterbury puts greyhounds at risk. New technology is being introduced in Germany's egg industry which would avoid the need to kill millions of day old. A rodeo cowboy is sentenced an

A conversation with Aaron Cross from the Greyhound Protection League

January 24th, 2021
Will Appelbe sits down with Aaron Cross from the Greyhound Protection League. Aaron has been a fierce advocate for greyhounds for over a decade, speaking truth to power and holding the racing industry accountable for its appalling treatment of dogs.

Greyhound summer death toll soars

January 17th, 2021
For the first episode of 2021, Will Appelbe recaps the most recent current affairs from the last four weeks.

Long boys and legnthy girls

December 2nd, 2020
Five dogs in five weeks. That’s how many greyhounds have been killed recently by the Greyhound racing industry. The industry is facing increased scrutiny, and the SPCA have stepped into the ring. And it’s been twelve months since a catastrophe took pl

Victory for mother pigs

November 17th, 2020
Last Friday was Judgement day. No, nothing to do with John Connor and artificial intelligence. The Wellington High Court finally released its judgement on farrowing crates. We’ll discuss what the ruling is, and what comes next. And 4 live export ships

Post election limbo, and bobby calves with Lynley Tulloch

October 27th, 2020
The Ministry for Primary Industries has released the Michael Heron QC report, which was commissioned as a result of the missing live export ship which capsized and sunk in the East China Sea. The recommendations don’t go far enough, which isn’t really al

Election 2020 and dirty dairying with Mike Joy

October 13th, 2020
New Zealand’s General Election is fast approaching this weekend on October 17. We do a quick recap of some of the policies, or lack thereof, that political parties have put out in the run up to the election. And freshwater ecologist Dr. Mike Joy sits down

Slow progress with fisheries and live export, and ditching dairy with Kylie Dale

September 28th, 2020
The roll out of cameras on fishing vessels is finally seeing some progress, but a journalism student’s chance encounter with a fisherman in Lyttelton suggests those cameras can’t come soon enough. And the temporary ban on livestock exports is planned to b
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