Child Poverty Action Group economic spokesperson, Susan St John, joins the discussion on more people signing up for benefits at the same time as beneficiaries are needing more emergency grants to make ends meet.
Dr Helen Petousis-Harris, Vaccinologist, University of Auckland, joins the show to talk about work being done on a vaccine for coronavirus and how it's currently being treated. Kate Day from Renters United talks about the tough time people are finding affordable renting houses around Wellington as rents hit new highs for the city.
Professor Kevin Clements, Chair and foundation director of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at Otago University says there are very real concerns about Rocket Lab working with the U.S military and what it means for our nuclear free stance.
Topics - Disease and virus expert spread, Associate Professor Adam Kamradt-Scott, talks about the rapid global movement of the coronavirus from China. Women in academia are paid significantly less than men, echoing the finding across all other employment as well. A new subset of start up entrepreneurs create an in-home grocery delivery service to serve the Silicon Valley start ups, Lunch breaks in workplaces around New Zealand are becoming an increasingly rare commodity.