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Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington's podcast gives you the chance to catch up with our academics and guest speakers who lead thinking on the big questions facing society. Capital thinking. Globally minded.

    Covid 19 - What does this mean for the longer term?

    Covid 19 - What does this mean for the longer term?

    This is the third panel discussion in the Spotlight Series: COVID-19 and the future of the New Zealand economy and was recorded as a webinar on Tuesday 26 May.

    In this session the panellists discuss long-term recovery strategies, including what it means for the climate change response, the impact on health and wellbeing and how it might change how we think about disasters in the future.

    Facilitator:
    · Professor Alan Bollard (Chair for Pacific Region Business, Wellington School of Business and Government)
    Panellists:
    · Dr Judy Lawrence (Senior Research Fellow, at the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute)
    · Professor Nick Agar (Professor in Philosophy, School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)
    · Dr Carolyn Palmer (alumna and Manager Health, The Treasury)

    • 55 min
    The legal low-down on the lockdown: Part Six

    The legal low-down on the lockdown: Part Six

    Curious about the legal implications of the lockdown? Do you want to know more on the New Zealand Government’s legal framework during this COVID-19 situation and what it means for us in the future?

    In the sixth episode of the series, our Faculty of Law academics; Geoff McLay, Nessa Lynch, Eddie Clark and Dean Knight continue the discussion on the legal implications of the government’s response to COVID-19.

    - Criminal court protocols under Alert Level 2—balancing expediency with procedural rights
    - State surveillance, social licence and facial recognition technology
    - New Alert Level 2 words—will we ever really replace “bubbles"?
    - Are church services allowed as “services” or banned as “gatherings"?
    - Update on what didn’t happen in the Borrowdale case this week
    - Happenings around Parliament—COVID-19 Public Health Response Act and the Epidemic Response Committee
    - Document dumps and government openness

    • 49 min
    Recovery Mode: how do you rebuild after disaster?

    Recovery Mode: how do you rebuild after disaster?

    This is the second panel discussion in the Spotlight Series: COVID-19 and the future of the New Zealand economy and was recorded as a webinar on Tuesday 19 May.

    Our panellists discussed the recovery, how to rebuild after a disaster, what sectors are likely to change forever, the implications for international trade and supply chains, and the economic lessons from Southeast Asia.

    Facilitator:
    • Professor Alan Bollard (Chair for Pacific Region Business, Wellington School of Business and Government)
    Panellists:
    · Professor Ilan Noy (Chair in the Economics Disasters, Wellington School of Business and Government)
    · Dr Eldrede Kahiya (Senior Lecturer in International Business, Wellington School of Business and Government)
    · Professor Siah Hwee Ang (BNZ Chair of Business in Asia, Wellington School of Business and Government and Director, Southeast Asia CAPE)

    • 54 min
    The legal low-down on the lockdown - Part Five

    The legal low-down on the lockdown - Part Five

    Curious about the legal implications of the lockdown? Do you want to know more on the New Zealand Government’s legal framework during this COVID-19 situation and what it means for us in the future?

    In the fifth episode of the series, our Faculty of Law academics; Geoff McLay, Petra Butler, Dean Knight, Eddie Clark and Nessa Lynch continue the discussion on the legal implications of the government’s response to COVID-19.

    • German court strikes down blanket 14 day quarantine requirement for travellers
    • The Irish judicial review of lockdown powers
    • Warrantless police powers under the new Act
    • Why the rule of law matters (even in an emergency)
    • Process problems with the Alert Level 2 legislation
    • Lockdown legality and why it matters
    • New Covid-19 Public Health Measures Act (process, framework and enforcement)
    • New Alert Level 2 rules

    • 58 min
    Alumni Forum - Covid-19 and the University

    Alumni Forum - Covid-19 and the University

    This recording is from a webinar for alumni to update them on the University’s response to Covid-19. It was held by the University’s Chancellor, Neil Paviour-Smith and the Vice Chancellor, Professor Grant Guilford on the 14th of May.

    Questions were taken during the webinar but were not recorded for privacy reasons. If you have any feedback you can send us an email at alumni@vuw.ac.nz

    • 26 min
    What now? The short-term economic responses to COVID-19

    What now? The short-term economic responses to COVID-19

    This is the first panel discussion in the Spotlight Series: COVID-19 and the future of the New Zealand economy and was recorded as a webinar on Tuesday 12 May.

    Our panellists discussed the short-term economic outlook, what the effect of lockdown has had on families, what sectors have been worse hit, and what the government can afford.
    Facilitator:
    • Professor Alan Bollard (Chair for Pacific Region Business, Wellington School of Business and Government)
    Panellists:
    • Toby Moore (Teaching Fellow, Wellington School of Business and Government)
    • Professor Arthur Grimes (Chair of Wellbeing and Public Policy, Wellington School of Business and Government)
    • Dr Kate Prickett (Director, Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families and Children, Wellington School of Business and Government)

    • 57 min

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