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Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson, R1 News Reporter

Ewan Mackie (Treble Cone Ski Area Manager & Sustainability Lead) on sustainable skiing practices at Cardrona and Treble Cone.

Tuesday 21st June 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |
Image: Cardrona Skifield/Cardrona

Ski resorts can have a significant environmental impact, a downside which is often overlooked. Over the past few years, Wānaka ski resorts Cardrona and Treble Cone have been working together to offset some of their environmental impacts. The mountains have recently launched a waste reduction initiative, removing all public-facing landfill bins, and a transport emissions reduction plan, providing free public shuttles to access the mountains. Ewan Mackie, Treble Cone Ski Area Manager & Sustainability Lead, joins to discuss sustainable skiing practices and how we can move toward a more environmentally friendly ski industry in Aotearoa. 

Weekly Snow Report with OUSSC

Tuesday 21st June 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |

Peter breaks down the South Island’s snow report and mountain conditions for the week ahead, concluding with his top picks for skiing this weekend.

2021 sees significant decline in HIV/AIDS diagnoses and deaths in Aotearoa

Wednesday 15th June 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |

In 2021, the number of people diagnosed with HIV in Aotearoa dipped to its yearly lowest since 2001, with a 51% drop in cases from the average of the previous five years. Earlier this month, the Burnett Foundation (Previously the AIDS Foundation) celebrated its first full year with no AIDS-related deaths recorded in New Zealand. We spoke to Dr. Sue McAllister, AIDS Epidemiology Group Leader, about the encouraging decline in HIV and AIDS cases, the role of regular testing in preventing transmission of STIs, and how we can support the de-stigmatisation of HIV, AIDS and other STIs and STDs.

IPCC tells governments to encourage plant based diets - academic

Wednesday 15th June 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a series of recommendations to governments around the globe earlier this year, to encourage quicker and more effective climate action. One of these recommendations is for governments to encourage and facilitate a widespread shift to plant-based diets. Dr Alex MacMillan, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Health at the University of Otago, speaks to us about the implications of the IPCC's proposal.


COVID's impact on the global and local art market, with Otago Arts Society President

Thursday 26th May 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |

COVID-19 has impacted almost every sector of society, especially global markets and sales. One industry which has adapted significantly throughout the pandemic is the global art market. Recently, a collection of eminent works of art were acutioned for record prices at Sotheby's, the world's largest art marketplace. Notable sales include a Mark Rothko painting which sold for $48,000,000 and a self portrait by Andy Warhol which sold for $18,000,000. R1 News reporter Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson spoke to Otago Arts Society Pesident Doug Hart about how the art market has adapted over the past three years, and the impact of the pandemic on theaccessibility and appreciation of art.

Spotlight on End ASH Now

Monday 9th May 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |

Áine Kelly-Costello and Carolina Vasquez tell us about the discriminative prejudices, policies and and systems disabled migrants face. The End ASH Now campaign, aims to make migration a fair process. Áine is a paralympic swimmer, migrant and activist. Carolina is the mother of a disabled daughter, who is currently campaigning for her family's right to residency/adequate visas.

Critic Catch-Up: Conspiracy Issue with editor Fox Meyer

Monday 2nd May 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |

This week on our Critic Catch-up, we talk to editor Fox Meyer about this week's Conspiracy-themed issue.

Aotearoa Legal Worker's Union National Executive's mission to engage law students in collective action for legal workers

Monday 2nd May 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |

The Aotearoa Legal Workers Union advocates for the rights of legal employees across the country, campaigning for salary consistency, workplace relationships and other issues lacking compliance with workers rights. Launched on May 1st, the ALWU's student branch seeks to engage law students around Aotearoa in its collection action. Charlie Robinson, Student Representative on the ALWU's National Executive, speaks to us about the ALWU's student outreach campaign.

Campion's Oscar win landmark for local and women's filmmaking

Friday 1st April 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |

Earlier this week, Dame Jane Campion won the Oscar for Best Director for her film The Power of the Dog, becoming the first woman to be nominated for the award twice. 

R1 News’ Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson spoke to screen producer and owner of Bloom Pictures Alex Reed about what this win means for New Zealand filmmakers, and what it means for women filmmakers.