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Filmmaker threatens boycott of documentary festival over Israeli embassy funding

Wednesday 13th July 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |

A group of filmmakers selected for the DocEdge International Film Festival have signed an open letter to the festival calling for DocEdge to drop funding from the New Zealand Israeli Embassy. Earlier in the week, Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson spoke to petition author and filmmaker Cole Yeoman about the intentions of the letter and its signatories concerns regarding the funding.

Kiringāua Cassidy, translator for Frozen reo Māori, on platforming te reo & te Ao Māori through Disney cartoon classics

Wednesday 13th July 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |
Disney bestseller Frozen is the latest film to be translated into te reo Māori. Image: Disney

Over Matariki, Aotearoa welcomed a new version of Disney’s The Lion King, translated into te reo Māori. The film hit cinemas after being translated, fully recast and overdubbed in te reo Māori over the course of a year. Disney is currently working on adding Frozen to their repertoire of translated films, alongside The Lion King and Moana. Earlier this week, I spoke to Kiringāua Cassidy, translator for Frozen reo Māori, about the importance of platforming Māori language through cartoon classics, and what this could mean for the future of the Māori film industry.

Weekly Snow Report with OUSSC

Wednesday 13th July 2022 | Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson | R1 News Reporter |
Mt Hutt Skifield. Image: Wikimedia Commons

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

Keep New Zealand Beautiful announces annual clean-up week

Tuesday 12th July 2022 | Amiria Pianta-Price | R1 News Reporter |
Image: Keep New Zealand Beautiful.

Keep New Zealand Beautiful has announced the return of its annual Clean Up Week, Aotearoa’s largest movement against litter, scheduled for September 17th-23rd. Last year over 30,000 volunteers took part in the event, collecting approximately 300 tonnes of litter over the course of the week. KNZB Deputy Chairperson and Zone 5 Representative Mandy Mayhem-Bullock joined to fill us in on the details and importance of the event.

New study shows low income solo mums are facing significant food insecurity

Tuesday 12th July 2022 | Amiria Pianta-Price | R1 News Reporter |
Food insecurity is disproportionately affecting solo mums and their families. Image: European Public Health Alliance

A new study out of the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at the University of Otago has outlined the struggles and experiences of low-income solo mums to provide food for their families. Previous research has shown that 19% of New Zealand children are living in households experiencing severe-to-moderate food security. This study, published in the Journal of The Royal Society of New Zealand, explores the stressful reality of women skipping meals and neglecting their personal health to feed their families.

We spoke to Dr Mavis Duncanson, Senior Lecturer with the Department of Women’s Health at the University of Otago, about the causes and implications of food insecurity, and what needs to be done to prevent it.