Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei joins Wire host Amanda Jane Robinson to talk about contesting National's Nick Smith for the Nelson seat in this year's election and NZ First's call for a binding referendum on the anti-smacking law ten years after former Green MP Sue Bradford's bill was made into law.
AUT Pacific Media Centre is currently hosting the Pacific Cooperation Foundation's journalism interns from the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, Shivika and Linda. We spoke to them about the internship, and how journalism differs from New Zealand to Fiji.
Two weeks ago marked 50 years since the Israeli occupation of Palestine began. Two weeks ago we spoke to Jewish anti-occupation group Dayenu about the occupation. Today, bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson speaks with Palestinian Nadia Filistin to hear her experience of the occupation.
Today on the show producer Ben Goldson speaks to spokesperson for the Specialist Trade Contractors Federation Graham Burke about quality control standards. We have Pacific Cooperation Foundation's journalism interns Shivika and Linda live in studio for Southern Cross. We have Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei to talk about the anti-smacking law and contesting the Nelson seat. We talk to Palestinian Nadia Filistin about the Israeli occupation. Finally producer Reuben McClaren speaks to the co-founder and head teacher of The Deep Green Bush School Joey Moncarz.
Before they combine forces to help bring you Matariki on the Waterfront, SoccerPractise's Geneva Alexander-Marsters and the Puha & Pākehā food truck's Belinda and Jarrad pop into the studio with gifts: a spin of Geneva's new single and some bloody beautiful Kai Māori inspired food. Check them, and many other offerings, out this weekend at Silo Park.
After the National Party conference, what's the Labour verdict on English's speech? (Spoiler: not great.) Talking tax, party promises and the De-Barclay-le, it's the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Jacinda Ardern.
On today's Natural Ange, Angela 'Eagle' Haldane has some sage advice to help Sarah get rid of her persistent lurg; words on treatment for tinnitus - the music lover's lament; and Steve phones in to take the bullet for men everywhere with a question about erectile dysfunction.
This week Sam takes a look at the 4th studio album by British R&B group Sade. Although they were labeled "sophisti-pop," Sade was more a fusion group that blended jazz, R&B, soul and pop with exotic Latin and African rhythms and had mass crossover appeal between both commercial and alternative music fans.