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Haere mai ki te R1 News: Public Interest Journalism, funded through NZ On Air.

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Scott Faville, R1 News Reporter

Australian election analysis with Dr Marija Taflaga

Thursday 26th May 2022 | Scott Faville | R1 News Reporter |

The Australian federal election on the 21st of May saw the landslide collapse of the Liberal-National Coalition, and Australian Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese was sworn in as Prime Minister on Monday. R1 News reporter Scott Faville spoke to Dr Marija Taflaga, Director of the Australian Politics Studies Centre at the Australian National University, for an early analysis of the election results in both the Senate and House of Representatives

Sweat with Pride - the fitness fundraiser that supports the rainbow community

Thursday 7th April 2022 | Scott Faville | R1 News Reporter |

Over 50% of the LGBTQ+ community is affected by mental illness. Gay and bi men make up 80% of new HIV transmissions in New Zealand. To raise money for essential support services for the rainbow community, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation is fighting discrimination with perspiration. Sweat with Pride gets people active and raises money.


Scott Faville spoke to Beth Goulstone (of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation) about Sweat with Pride.


Students split over dropping vaccine mandates

Thursday 31st March 2022 | Scott Faville | R1 News Reporter |

Vaccine pass mandates are out the door come April 4th. 

Scott Faville looks at how the student community is feeling ahead of this latest set of changes.

Media depiction of cyclists does not reflect motorists' role

Thursday 31st March 2022 | Scott Faville | R1 News Reporter |

Cycling is an accessible, environmentally friendly, and increasingly popular way to get from A to B, and cyclists are road users like any car, bus, or truck. However, their rights as road users are increasingly downplayed by media outlets when they report on vehicles impacting cyclists. 

Scott Faville spoke to Kitty Cresswell Riol of cyclist advocacy group, Spokes Dunedin, who says that the way we report cyclist injuries and deaths downplays drivers’ culpability.