First published onPhoto: SuppliedAction by NZME to uphold a complaint about an interview by Heather du Plessis-Allan in which she "ridiculed" a young climate activist was correct, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has found. The BSA accepted NZME's action in upholding the complaint directly and did not uphold a complaint that the response was insufficient. "Don't you care about the climate?," du Plessis-Allan replied. After the interview, du Plessis-Allan read out messages from listeners, some stating she had bullied the interviewee, and others finding it a "great interview" for exposing the interviewee's "hypocrisy". Photo: RNZ/ Brad WhiteNZME confirmed the company and du Plessis-Allan had apologised to Cook.
Photo: SuppliedA week after Cyclone Gabrielle ripped through the North Island, some streets in the West Auckland community of Muriwai remain cordoned off, leaving residents unable to access their homes. "But the more devastating thing for Muriwai residents is when they lose their community and have to move outside of this township that we all love so much." Photo: RNZ / Finn BlackwellBoddington, the director of Shaye's Tiny Homes, said her area of expertise could become part of the solution for Muriwai. "There's a lot of farmland in Muriwai; there's a lot of big properties where there'd be many suitable parking spots and locations for tiny houses," Boddington said. Asked whether Boddington's vision of a tiny home community could form part of Auckland's recovery process, Kelleher said she could not speak to tiny homes directly.29 days ago RNZ
Australia and New Zealand have both faced a series of devastating floods triggered by climate change and the return of the La Niña weather pattern. So it makes sense that Australia has now sent disaster crews to help with the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle. Supported by community volunteers, the SES has a clear focus at the local level. When a flood risk becomes evident, SES volunteers go knocking on doors to check their preparedness and provide evacuation support. While there is a large number of SES volunteers in Australia, more are needed as climate change drives more frequent, extensive and intense disasters.29 days ago RNZ
But as Climate Change Minister, Shaw is also the one tasked with acting. The Climate Adaptation Act is a meaty piece of work, and is just one part of the sweeping overhaul of the Resource Management Act. While the Natural and Built Environment Act and Spatial Planning Act - which set outcomes and long-term strategy - are already going through the legislative motions, the Climate Adaptation Act is yet to even be tabled. But he knows in the wake of Auckland's floods and Cyclone Gabrielle there are some things that need to happen much more urgently. Photo: RNZThe reinstatement of Todd Muller as National's climate change spokesperson was a sign the bipartisan spirit was being taken seriously.29 days ago RNZ
Photo: PHOTOSPORTWhite Ferns batter Maddy Green has guaranteed all-out attack against Sri Lanka, as they look to keep their slim T20 World Cup semifinal hopes alive. While still in contention to progress from their group, New Zealand need to win their last match against Sri Lanka, boost their run-rate and hope other results go their way. Sri Lanka are ranked five places behind New Zealand in the Women's T20I Rankings, but sit above them in the group standings. "I think they have got some really good bowlers on their side who bowl with a lot of accuracy and make it difficult to score. Meanwhile, a win for Sri Lanka will put them on the brink of their first ever Women's T20 World Cup semifinal.1 month ago RNZ
Photo: Twitter / MetServiceMetService says it is unsure of the exact path of Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle as it approaches Aotearoa. The low-pressure system was named as Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle by Australia's Bureau of Meteorology this afternoon. Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle named in the Coral Sea & is expected to track southeast towards Aotearoa New Zealand lying just to the north of us on Sunday. There is uncertainty about the exact track that Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle takes from then. #BreakingNews: Tropical Cyclone #GABRIELLE is named by @BOM_au.1 month ago RNZ
As the scale of the disaster became ever more apparent, the death toll looked likely to rise considerably. Monday's magnitude 7.8 quake, followed hours later by a second one almost as powerful, toppled thousands of buildings including hospitals, schools and apartment blocks. The death toll in Türkiye rose to 5434, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said, adding that 31,777 people were injured. In Syria, the toll was at least 1832, according to the government and a rescue service in the insurgent-held northwest. In Geneva, UNICEF spokesperson James Elder said: "The earthquakes ... may have killed thousands of children."1 month ago RNZ
All these questions will be answered when the 65th Grammy Awards take place in Los Angeles today. The first awards are handed out in what's called the "premiere ceremony" at 9.30am NZT (12.30pm in LA). 3) DJ Khaled, who doesn't rap, is nominated for best rap albumPhoto: AFP/ Maury PhillipsDJ Khaled is one of the most fascinating figures in hip-hop. That hustle has earned him four number one albums in the US, the latest of which, God Did, is up for best rap album. 10) Ozzy Osbourne could win his first Grammy since 1994The last (and only) time Ozzy Osbourne won a Grammy, it was for a track from Live & Loud, his supposed farewell album, in 1994.1 month ago RNZ