Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Reuben McLaren, Conor Mercer, Lillian Hanly, Lachlan Balfour and Kelly Enright focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.
$5000 has been crowdfunded for trans positive posters and stickers after an increase in anti-trans messages in the media and online. The posters, put up by over 70 volunteers feature messages such as trans is beautiful and trans women are women. Lachlan spoke with one of the organisers of the campaign, Ahi Wi-Hongi from gender minority New Zealand about it.
First up on the Wire, Ben brings us This Day in History on the Attica prison uprising in 1971. Oscar then speaks with Amanda Hargraves, Family Planning’s National Health Promotion Adviser about the ERO relationship and sexuality education report. Lachlan speaks with Danny Tahau Jobe about why New Zealand should be officially recognised as Aotearoa New Zealand. Lachlan also speaks with Ahi Wi-Hongi from gender minority New Zealand about their trans positivity poster campaign. Finally, Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat, discussing National MP Matt King’s ‘coward punch’ bill and amendments to the Family and Whanau Violence bill.
E kōrero ana mātou ki a Marcus Jones mō te Ao Putaiao, e pā ana ki ngā whakawhiwhinga me ngā haumātakataka. For Dear Science we talk about Pulsars and Nobel Prizes and hurricanes and cyclones.
Mai i te pāti Aotearoa Tuatahi, ka kōrero mai a Fletcher Tabuteau mo ngā kaupapa here o taua pāti e whakatau ana i ngā mahi hei tautoko i te reo i roto i ngā kura. From NZ First, Fletcher Tabuteau tells us of how the party will support Te Reo Māori without making it compulsory.
I kōrero a Lillian ki a Nicky Birch mai i Te Puni Kōkiri, mā Mahuru Māori. He momo kaupapa hei kōrero katoa ngā tāngata i roto i te reo mō te marama katoa o Mahuru. We hear from Nicky Birch of Te Puni Kōkiri about Mahuru Māori, a month long commitment to speaking te reo.
Hei kapi, I kōrero a Lillian ki a Tīmoti Kāretu o Ngai Tūhoe mō te pukapuka hou He Kupu Tuku Iho, nāna rāua ko Te Wharehuia Milroy i tito. Finally, I speak with Tīmoti Kāretu, of Ngai Tūhoe, from the Institute of Excellence in Te Reo Māori about his involvement in a new book He Kupu Tuku Iho.
Tīmoti Kāretu, of Ngai Tūhoe, from the Institute of Excellence in Te Reo Māori speaks to Lillian Hanly about his involvement in a new book He Kupu Tuku Iho and the ways in which we need to take back command of the reo.
Mahuru Māori - he wero mō te marama katoa o Mahuru kia kōrero katoa i te reo anake. Ahakoa ki a wai, ahakoa kei hea. Nā Paraone Gloyne tēnei kaupapa i whakarite i te tau 2014 kia rangona whanui i te reo. Ko Nicky Birch, nō te Puni Kokiri, tetahi o rātou i whakaae ki te wero nei, ko tenei te tau tuatoru kua eke a Nicky ki tēnei kaupapa. He kaupapa i timata i Te Whare Wānanga o Aotearoa, ā, kua tipu ki tētahi kaupapa ki Aotearoa whanui. I tēra tau, i rehita e 600 ngā tangata, i tēnei tau, nui ake i te 3000 ngā tangata i rehita. Hei tā Nicky, nā te tokomaha o ngā tangata e uru atu ki ngā karahe reo Māori, me te aha, kua tipu hoki te nama o ngā tangata e whakaae ana ki tēnei wero.
Mahuru Maori is a challenge to speak only in the reo for the entire month, no matter where you are no matter who you are speaking to. It was an initiative by Paraone Gloyne that began in 2014 to make te reo Māori more visible. Nicky Birch, of Te Puni Kokiri, is one of those who is undertaking this challenge and this is her third year doing so. It began at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and has now become something people throughout all of NZ are involved in. Last year, 600 people were formally registered, and this year, more than 3000 people were. Nicky reckons this is a reflection of all of those people who have signed up for te reo Maori classes.
I waea atu a Lillian Hanly ki a ia ki te kōrero mō tēnei kaupapa, tēnei haerenga. I tēnei uiui, i kōrero a Lillian ki a Nicky i roto i te reo Māori, te reo Pākeha hoki. Nā tēra, he roa ake te uiui. Tēna koa, noho mai, whakarongo tonu mai. Lillian speaks to Nicky in both Maori and English as an attempt to continue her commitment to Mahuru Maori. That makes it a bit longer, but I ask you to stick around and have a listen. First, Lillian asks her why she is doing it in the first place.
It’s Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, so Mary-Margaret is talking to Lisa Paraku who helped to invent the nifty new app you might have heard of: Kupu. Justin speaks to the Auckland Firefighters Union Secretary John Waldow about funding cuts to firefighting equipment. In his international segment this week, Conor is looking into Jamaica. And finally, for the Green Desk this week, we’re learning about honey.
Jack sat down with Jessie Jane Baker, one half of the Bee’s Up Top duo. The two beekeepers are helping to rehabilitate auckland's suburbs with bees - putting a pep in the step of Auckland’s ecosystem. We sat down with Baker to find how she got into bees.
It is of course Te Wiki o Te Reo and we’re learning about a very exciting new app that you may have heard of. It’s called Kupu, and you can use it to take a photo of virtually anything, and the app will tell you the Reo word for it. Lisa Paraku is a Business Manager from Spark who helped to launch the app, so Mary-Margaret spoke to her about how the initiative started.
This week, we sit down for a little discussion regarding updates of two subjects previously covered. We speak about the new developments around the Windrush Scandal that has seen British citizens of Commonwealth descent wrogfully detained and reported. We also discuss recent comments around the Irish border issue from politicians both British and Irish.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand is cutting costs by fitting cheaper tyres to fire trucks and reducing the number of specialist rescue equipment. Justin is talking to John Waldow, the Auckland Regional Secretary of the Firefighters’ Union to find what effects it could bring. He started by asking for further details of the cost cutting.
For worry week, we are discussing sexual harassment.
When I was looking more into this topic, I came across an article by Vox, which discussed a allegation made by a woman against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
Vox discussed how the the New York Times, who were the first to break the story, labelled this as sexual misconduct, and not sexual assault.This got me thinking, of how our media and our society discuss these issues and use the terms interchangeably and what the consequences of doing this could be.
To find out more about this, Darashpreet Johal spoke to Māmari Stephens, senior lecturer at the school of law at victoria university.
As a content warning, this discussion involves Mamari and I talking about what the terms, sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual misconduct mean and discussing a sexual abuse case that involves a child.
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Today in Southern Cross Jemima talks to AUT Pacific Media Centre's reporter Rahul Bhattarai. We talk about the centre's news stories and issues being covered. Topics include, the Rainbow Warrior's arrival in Auckland, mixed feelings among young people about the Fijian election and the Bougainvillean's fight for independence.
Green Party co-leader James Shaw is back on the Wire this week. He spoke to Jemima about the party's priorities, the Global Climate Action Summit and the Productivity Commission's report on electricty generation in a low emission economy.
I tēnei wiki i tauākī te pāti Kākāriki e tautoko ana rātou i te whakature o te reo Māori ki ngā kura katoa o Aotearoa. E whakahē ana a Aotearoa Tuatahi ki tēra, nā reira i kōrero atu a Lillian Hanly ki a Fletcher Tabuteau mō tēnei kaupapa. I pātai a Lillian ki a ia ki te whakamārama i ngā kaupapa here o te pāti.
This week the Greens announced they support making te reo compulsory in schools. NZ First has been against this and I asked Fletcher Tabuteau to explain this further, starting by asking what the NZ First policies are regarding te reo.
E kōrero ana mātou ki a Marcus Jones mō te Ao Putaiao, e pā ana ki ngā whakawhiwhinga me ngā haumātakataka. For Dear Science with AUT's Marcus Jones, we talk about Pulsars and Nobel Prizes, and hurricanes and cyclones.
How can we make sense of the Trump Administration? What do the latest revelations from inside the White House mean within the wider context of US politics and political history? Maria Armoudian discusses what is going on with George C. Edwards III, Jeremi Suri, and David Stebenne.