Sunday Morning for Sunday 18 October 2020
Colin Peacock is in for Jim Mora today
7:11 Study shows Kiwis are living longer in poor health
The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factor Study 2019 was published in the Lancet this week. It shows that New Zealanders are now living longer than ever but spending more years in poor health, and that around 80% of the country's premature deaths were preventable. AUT Professor Valery Feigin joins the show to discuss the findings.
7:20 Women more likely to embrace behaviours aimed at preventing spread of Covid-19
It's well documented that women adhere more to preventive health practices than men, so it's no surprise that a big new study out of Yale University and New York University has confirmed that women are more likely than men to follow guidelines outlined by medical experts to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Study author and postdoctoral researcher in psychology at New York University, Irmak Olcaysoy Okten is with us to discuss.
7:31 England's north on tenterhooks as enforced Tier 3 restrictions loom
Boris Johnson is poised to force Greater Manchester into accepting tougher Covid restrictions without providing extra money to protect businesses, while claiming that every day of delay would mean "more people will die". This has been met with massive resistance from Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and others in the north who claim they are sick of being pushed around. UK correspondent Olly Barratt joins the show with all the latest.
7:43 Calling Home: Andrew Cory in Alofi, Niue
In 1999 Andrew Cory saw a postage-sized advertisement in the NZ Beekeeping magazine saying the Niue Honey Company was up for sale. When he landed on the island he was driven to a jungle, where dozens of decades-old hives were buried within masses of vines - but after seeing the Italian bee stock within, he decided to take a punt. Over the years, Andrew has grown the honey company into an international award-winning venture and even started a South Pacific bee sanctuary on the island.
Susie Ferguson and Guyon Espiner present a two hour Morning Report Election special with expert analysis of yesterday’s election results and interviews with the key winners and losers.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Hayden Donnell
10:41 Steve Winter: Revealing the dark side of America's private zoos
There are more tigers in captivity in the United States than there are in the wild in Asia, thanks to Americans' growing appetites for posing for photos with big cats and their cubs. National Geographic photographer Steve Winter has previously photographed wild cats in places like Myanmar and Peru, but for his latest project he spent two years tracking the fates of those in private roadside zoos across the US, documenting their confinement, maltreatment and exploitation. He says its vitally important for people to understand what is happening to these cats, and the industry for breeding them - which has been bolstered by the popular Netflix documentary series Tiger King.
11:05 Punk Economist: 'The most prudent thing to do now is spend'
Ireland's 'punk economist' David McWilliams is Adjunct Professor of Global Economics at the School of Business Trinity College Dublin and ranked as the 10th most influential economist in the world. The bestselling author and award-winning documentary maker joins the show to look at economic matters in Ireland, New Zealand and throughout the world.
11:25 National Party news conference: Judith Collins
National's defeated leader, Judith Collins fronts the media to discuss what she calls a big wake-up call for National. Ms Collins answers questions on whether she is considering standing down and the topics likely to come up in a review the National party board and Collins herself will now hold into the election loss.
11:27 Joseph Nye: Covid-19 might not change the world
No one knows exactly how the post-Covid world will look in 10 years from now, but Harvard University Professor and author Joseph Nye argues that pandemics are not always transformative events that change the world. The author of the recently-released book Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump has outlined five possible ways the world could look in 2030. He joins the show to look at those scenarios.
11:45 Breaking the taboo: mixing menopause with martinis
Today is World Menopause Day and Wellington-based writer Sarah Connor is marking the occasion with the release of her new project, Menopause over Martinis - a potluck dinner with a difference, where friends, family and colleagues of all ages come together to share what they do or don't know about perimenopause and menopause/te ruahinetanga.