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National List MP Michael Woodhouse on changes to political donation and funding rules

Thursday 30th June 2022 | Zac Hoffman | R1 News Reporter |

Earlier this week, Justice Minister Kiri Allan unveiled a series of new changes to political party funding. The changes include a requirement for parties to publish annual financial statements and a $5000 limit on anonymous donations. The new law has garnered criticism from the Opposition; we spoke to National list MP Michael Woodhouse about how this impacts Aotearoa's democracy and what this means for the future of political party fundraising.

What The Puck!? With Dave Borrie - Tampa Bay Blunder

Monday 27th June 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |

Upset for the Colorado Lightning as their hopes of hosting the Stanley Cup for the first time in more than two decades is shifted back after a devastating home game loss. We speak to Radio One’s resident hoser Dave Borrie about the upset. 

University of Otago launches Centre for Indigenous Sciences

Monday 27th June 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |

Last week, to coincide with Matariki, the University of Otago announced its new Centre of Indigenous Sciences, which seeks to incorporate mātauranga Māori into research. We spoke to Dr Chanel Philips, co-director of Te Koronga, about the centre and its aims. 

“We need naloxone” - Brin Ryder of Know Your Stuff NZ on fentanyl overdoses in the Wairarapa

Monday 27th June 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |
Image: St John ambulance. St John/Creative Commons

12 people were hospitalised over the weekend for suspected fentanyl overdoses in the Wairarapa, highlighting the importance of drug harm reduction measures. We spoke to Brin Ryder of KnowYourStuff about important policy changes and harm reduction measures as fentanyl presents in the community. 

Civil liberties under threat - Roe v Wade overturned

Monday 27th June 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter |
Image: Pro-choice protestors in Georgia. Riley Bunch/Georgia Public Broadcasting

Civil liberties are under threat as the United States Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe vs Wade ruling, which protected abortion rights at a federal level. Professor Annick Masselot (Faculty of Law, University of Canterbury) says New Zealanders shouldn’t be complacent, acknowledging that abortion rights have a young history here in Aotearoa.