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Business as Usual: Minimum wage rises to $21.20

Friday 1st April 2022 | Amiria Pianta-Price | R1 News Reporter |

This week for Business as Usual, Economics Lecturer Trent Smith joins Amiria Pianta-Price to discuss the impact of the new minimum wage of $21.20.

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.


Half-price public transport fares launch

Friday 1st April 2022 | Zac Hoffman | R1 News Reporter |

Starting April 1st, all public transport fares in Aotearoa will be half price for three months as part of the government’s response to skyrocketing fuel prices.

While the move has been celebrated as a win for accessibility and climate action, many are pushing for these temporary measures to become permanent, and for the fares to be scrapped altogether.

Zac Hoffman speaks to Adam Currie of the Free Fares campaign about the move.


The Neighbourhood brings men's mental health dinner Ōtepoti

Friday 1st April 2022 | Zac Hoffman | R1 News Reporter |

Photo: Neighbourhood NZ website


Next week, new mental health not-for-profit organisation The Neighbourhood are hosting a No Small Talk dinner, facilitating tough conversations around men’s mental health.

Zac Hoffman spoke to the organisers and local mental health advocates about providing men space to talk openly.


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.