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Sophia Crestani Street Clean Up

Tuesday 12th April 2022 | Seb Rice-Walsh | R1 News Reporter | sebastian@r1.co.nz

On Friday the 8th of April 2022, hundreds of students took to the streets of North Dunedin with brushes and shovels in hand in honour of student Sophia Crestani, who died at a flat party in 2019 after an overcrowded stairwell collapsed.

This is the fourth annual street clean-up, formed by parties to the Sophia Charter: the University of Otago, the Otago University Students’ Association, the local council and local fire and emergency services.

Seb Rice-Walsh spoke to students at the clean up about what Sophie Crestani’s legacy means to them.

Why is our media negatively portraying climate change mitigation

Tuesday 12th April 2022 | Seb Rice-Walsh | R1 News Reporter | sebastian@r1.co.nz

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its latest damning report, warning that if emissions are not curbed by 2025, the world is off to hell in a handbasket. Why, then, are we seeing media-bashing cyclists, underplaying climate-positive amenities like bus networks, and spotlighting the business sector’s reluctance to truly go green?

 

Seb Rice-Walsh spoke to environmental sociologist Kirsty Wild and North & South editor Kirsty Cameron about the state of our media.

Creature of the Week

Tuesday 12th April 2022 | Nico Penny | R1 News Reporter | nico@r1.co.nz
Seb Rice-Walsh | R1 News Reporter | sebastian@r1.co.nz
Photo: Department of Conservation

This week, budding zoologist Andrew Johnstone joins R1 News live in-studio to talk all things the royal albatross, or tōroa: the mysteries of their migration pattern, the conservation efforts in Ōtepoti, and their significance in te ao Māori.This week, budding zoologist Andrew Johnstone joins R1 News live in-studio to talk all things the royal albatross, or tōroa: the mysteries of their migration pattern, the conservation efforts in Ōtepoti, and their significance in te ao Māori.

Protestors leaving the Octagon - Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson (live at the scene)

Monday 11th April 2022 | Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter | quintin@r1.co.nz

After 2 months, the anti-mandate occupation of Õtepoti has ended. Protestors started in support of the Wellington occupation. They have peacefully dismantled their camp. We cross live to Kaia Kahurangi Jamieson for R1 News.

Critic Catch-Up

Monday 11th April 2022 | Eileen Corcoran | R1 News Manager | eileen@r1.co.nz
Quintin Jane | R1 News Reporter | quintin@r1.co.nz

We talk to Critic Te Arohi Editor Fox Meyer about this week's issue.