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Revenge of the Rich with Austin Mitchell

Revenge of the Rich with Austin Mitchell Revenge of the Rich with Austin Mitchell, 27.36 MB
Thu 24 Aug 2017

Following from his hit book from 1972 The Half Gallon Quarter Acre Pavlova Paradise, Austin Mitchell returns to the book shelves with his new book Revenge of the Rich. Here, Mitchell observes the rise, fall and consequences of Neoliberalism in New Zealand and Britain.

Fighting to keep tigers alive

Fighting to keep tigers alive Fighting to keep tigers alive, 8.7 MB
Tue 25 Jul 2017

Ahead of International Tiger Day on Saturday, the World Wildlife Fund is raising awareness for tiger conservation worldwide.

A United Nations report from last year shows tiger species have faced a 97 percent decline in population over the past century and some subspecies have already gone extinct due to animal poaching and trafficking.

Reporter Jack Marshall spoke to WWF Cambodia’s Rohit Singh, who is part of the WWF Tigers Alive Initiative there.

The Wire with India: Tuesday July 25th, 2017

The Wire with India: Tuesday July 25th, 2017 The Wire with India: Tuesday July 25th, 2017, 104.5 MB
Tue 25 Jul 2017

On today's Wire, producer Lucy Austin looks at a University of Auckland study that shows 4.5 percent of high school students have attempted suicide.

Reporter Mack Smith speaks to Professor Chris Clarkson about new excavations which place Aboriginal people in Australia between 5,000 and 18,000 years earlier than previously thought.

On the Green Desk reporter Jack Marshall speaks to World Wildlife Fund about the fight for tiger conservation, ahead of International Tiger Day.

Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox says the Government is failing to address the issue of homelessness.

Poet Louise Wallace also joins us to discuss the new issue of Starling Magazine which is out today, showcasing the work of talented young authors.

Graveyard with Morgana July 25, 2017

Graveyard with Morgana July 25, 2017.mp3 mp3, 200.7 MB
Tue 25 Jul 2017

On a scale of 'one-to-holy hell, what the deuce's going on?' I would put that at a solid 'holy hell, what the deuce's going on?' to be totally fair...

This weeks shows success sits at lenient '5 patronising big facebook messenger thumbs out of 10'!! 

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: July 25, 2017

Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: July 25, 2017 Fashun w/ Penelope Noir: July 25, 2017, 21.34 MB
Tue 25 Jul 2017

What starts as an innocent discussion of the history of the necktie soon devolves into frigatebirds, grandma's furniture and MasterChef. Don't say we didn't warn you.

The One To Four with Gin: July 25, 2017

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Tue 25 Jul 2017

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: July 25, 2017

95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: July 25, 2017 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc: July 25, 2017, 326.4 MB
Tue 25 Jul 2017

Today on your bFM Breakfast: Penelope talks neckties and Mikey talks frigatebird furniture; Karyn Rachtman talks us through some of the gamechanging film soundtracks she's helped compile; Hugh Sundae ups the yelly quotient (as if we needed help); and Sarah's kinda upset about the demise of MSPaint.

I/V w/ Karyn Rachtman: July 25, 2017

I/V w/ Karyn Rachtman: July 25, 2017 I/V w/ Karyn Rachtman: July 25, 2017, 29.43 MB
Tue 25 Jul 2017

Reservoir Dogs, Reality Bites, Pulp Fiction, Clueless, Boogie Nights - not only some of the greatest films of the nineties, but also some of the decade's greatest soundtracks. Mike speaks to the woman behind them all (and more), Music Supervisor Karyn Rachtman, and asks how she came to compile and clear the rights for the soundtracks that are still regarded as some of film's best.

Digging deeper into Australia's past

Digging deeper into Australia's past Digging deeper into Australia's past, 11.86 MB
Tue 25 Jul 2017

A new archaeological dig in Australia’s north has discovered artefacts which show Aboriginal people inhabited the continent for thousands of years more than previously thought.

A team of archaeologists and local Aboriginal community members have excavated evidence that places people in Australia at least 65,000 years ago, pushing back the timing by about 5,000 to 18,000 years.

Reporter Mack Smith spoke to Queensland University Associate Professor Chris Clarkson, one of the lead authors behind the research.

Taking 'immediate steps' to help the homeless

Taking 'immediate steps' to help the homeless Taking 'immediate steps' to help the homeless, 20.19 MB
Tue 25 Jul 2017

The Māori Party says the government is failing to address the issue of homelessness.

The comments come after a Yale University study placed New Zealand at the top of a list of developed countries with the most homeless.

Social Housing Minister Amy Adams told RNZ the 40,000 homeless found in the study weren’t accurate because measurements varied from country to country and she placed the number at closer to 4,000.

However, Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox says New Zealand’s own figures support the Yale study and show 24,000 homeless in Auckland alone.