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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Amanda Robinson, India Essuah, Ximena Smith, Harry Willis and Joel Thomas focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

NZ & Tokelau: 'high-handed neo-colonialism'

NZ and Tokelau - 'high-handed neo-colonialism' NZ and Tokelau - 'high-handed neo-colonialism' , 5.6 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2017

An academic says New Zealand’s Foreign Ministry has no business controlling Tokelau because it’s a realm state.

Under New Zealand’s direction, Tokelau has suffered restrictions on its capital spending and has been forced to suspend two public servants this year.

The University of Auckland’s John McCaffery said a 2010 parliamentary report on New Zealand’s relationship with the Pacific made it clear that  there needed to be change in how realm countries are treated.

McCaffery told producer Mack Smith that New Zealand’s recent involvement in Tokelau were an affront to the nation and unconstitutional.

200th Year Anniversary of the Bicycle

200th Year Anniversary of the Bicycle 200th Year Anniversary of the Bicycle , 12.06 MB
Tue 5 Dec 2017

This year marks the 200th year anniversary of the bicyle. 

Producer Conor Mercer spoke with Todd Dixon from MOTAT who are celebrating it with their event Changing Gears. 

The project looks at how the bicycle has evolved over the year and the way it has become a part of classic kiwi culture.   . 

 

Te Karanga a Hape Hīkoi: SOUL on the March

Te Karanga a Hape Hīkoi: SOUL on the March Te Karanga a Hape Hīkoi: SOUL on the March , 11.85 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2017

This Saturday, Save Our Unique Landscape or SOUL have organized a hikoi along K Road. The event, Te Karanga a Hape Hikoi aims to raise awareness about the group’s campaign to save Ihumatao in Mangere from development, while symbolically connect Ihumatao with K Road through the shared story of Hape. They hope the Hikoi will alert their struggle to more people in the CBD who might not be aware of Ihumatao and the planned Fletcher development there. Sam Smith spoke to SOUL member Rebecca Hobbs about the event and what they hope to achieve from it.

Te Reo Māori and the Media: A Panel Discussion

Te Reo Māori and the Media: A Panel Discussion Te Reo Māori and the Media: A Panel Discussion , 18.35 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2017

In the last week, RNZ has come under fire for its use of Te Reo with Don Brash among others annoyed by its presence on national radio, and television. Brash says he doesn’t understand the language, says it has no value to him, and that it is being rammed down peoples throats. Other people like media commentator John Drinnan say RNZ does not have a strategy for its use of Te Reo, with no reason given as to why it is being used and what is being said. The Monday Wire team were joined for a live panel discussion on the use of Te Reo in the media by news director Lillian Hanly, Morning Glory host Geneva Alexander-Marsters, and former Wire producer Atereano Mateariki. 

The Wire with Joel: Monday 4th December

The Wire with Joel: Monday 4th December The Wire with Joel: Monday 4th December, 74.64 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2017

Joel and Producer Sam host The Wire for Monday the 4th of December in which:

Sam talks to Rebecca Hobbs from Save Our Unique Landscape about their Hikoi on Karangahape Road this Saturday.

Joel talked to AUT’s Merja Myllylahti about the New Zealand annual media ownership report that she released.

Leonard Powell talked to Barter Barber Sam Dowdall who’s travelling around the country giving men haircuts and using that as an opportunity to get them to open up for mental health.

We held a panel on the use of Te Reo Maori in the media and discuss the outrage on display from all sides.

The Barter Barber: Raising awareness for mens mental health with haircuts

The Barter Barber: Raising awareness for mens mental health with haircuts The Barter Barber: Raising awareness for mens mental health with haircuts, 13.37 MB
Mon 4 Dec 2017

 Producer Leonard Powell caught up with Sam Dowdall who's travelling the country cutting men's hair and helping men open up about mental health while sitting in the barber chair, as this is something that's often obscured by ideas of masculinity. He's known as the Barter Barber and is trying to do something about a problem that he along with so many others have seen first hand.

If you need someone to talk to:

Lifeline: 09-522 2999

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 3rd of December, 2017

This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 3rd of December, 2017 This Weeks Bits: Sunday, 3rd of December, 2017, 28.95 MB
Sun 3 Dec 2017

Hannah Ross gives us the best of the weeks 95bFM news bits. This week we looked into the reporting of tongan rugby league supporters from the game last week, we also looked into Papua New Guinea's Manus Island more and 95bfm news teamer Lisa Boudet proved some great interviewing skills with an interview with Phil Twyford.

Recognising Refugees

Recognising Refugees Recognising Refugees, 40.41 MB
Fri 1 Dec 2017

Producer Laura Kvigstad speaks with Wendy Preston of Mixit on the recent book launch of ‘It’s All of Us’. She then speaks with multiple organisations around refugees and the struggles faced with integration into New Zealand. 

Mark Jennings on Public and Private Broadcasting

Mark Jennings on Public and Private Broadcasting Mark Jennings on Public and Private Broadcasting, 15.11 MB
Fri 1 Dec 2017

Producer Conor spoke with Mark Jennings, formerly of Media Works, on the People's Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media. Mark served as a panelist on the commission, and travelled to various parts of the country to engage in discussion with concerned individuals.  

Neighbourhood Watch: Euthenasia legalised and Don Burke under fire

Neighbourhood Watch: Euthenasia legalised and Don Burke under fire Neighbourhood Watch: Euthenasia legalised and Don Burke under fire, 10.39 MB
Fri 1 Dec 2017

Today on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide we look at the legalisation of euthenasia in Victoria. We also discuss the sexual harassment allegations made against TV host Don Burke, and Nicole informs us of a surprising move from Triple J. 

Tracey Martin on finishing up the first 100 days of government

Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 16.69 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Tracey is back to work now after a brief break where she stayed at home, parliament doesn’t start up until the week of the 29th of Jan but we had a little chat to see what she needs to do before then.

Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things

Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things, 8.18 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Today on Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we talk about potentially poisonous fillings, whether chromium is a trace element, and finally we talk about a new type if water which is said to be infused with rainbows... Sounds legit.

Boat noise hinders marine life communication

Boat noise hinders marine life communication Boat noise hinders marine life communication , 7.14 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Today on The Green Desk, Producer Conor speaks with Associate Professor Craig Radford about new research suggesting that ship noise reduces the communication space of marine animals.

 

Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools

Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools, 29.78 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

Chlöe came in studio to have a chat about spending her summer in Spain, reading Bernie Sanders book, upcoming politics in 2018, and what her thoughts are on The National Party's bill which would enforce compulsory second language teaching in school.

Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017

Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017 Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017, 11.17 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2017

We missed out on speaking with Tracey Morgan from NZ First last week, so our host Lillian Hanly thought a very quick chat between meetings would suffice to see what her highs and lows were for 2017.

Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold

Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold, 33.93 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2017

We wrap up this year of Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman and some day drinking in the studio. Also on the menu: talks about the late soviet military officer who saved us from nuclear war, whether or not you should water down your whisky (spoiler alert: yes), the consequences of handing the responsibility of a university research to the wrong people, and how the gold of the ring on your finger came about. Finally, we mention all the great scientists who unfortunately passed away in 2017. 

Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results

Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results, 21.41 MB
Mon 18 Dec 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centres Kendall Hutt stopped by the studio to discuss COP23 negiations and what impact they have in the Pacific, Tongas political Monarchy vs Parliment situation and also the outcome of elections which took place in the Solomon Islands.  

Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia

Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia, 13.32 MB
Sat 16 Dec 2017

This week on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide: 

The YES campign has won the same sex marriage postal vote, and bills are now being brought into Parliament for discussions. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is asking New Zealand to back off from the Manus Island crisis and spend the proposed humanitarian money elsewhere. And finally, new technology is being tested in Brisbane for a mobile parcel carrying robot. 

Denise Lee on the families package and National's year

Denise Lee on the families package and National's year Denise Lee on the families package and National's year , 16.79 MB
Fri 15 Dec 2017

For our final National Party chat of 2017, we talk to Denise Lee about the $5 billion families package that is being urgently rushed through Parliament. We also look back on the year and chat about some of the things National is proud of. 

Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce still wants NZ to back off and child sexual abuse still prominent

Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce still wants NZ to back off and child sexual abuse still prominent Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce still wants NZ to back off and child sexual abuse still prominent, 12.05 MB
Fri 15 Dec 2017

Today on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide we chat about Barnaby Joyce who continues to show animosity toward New Zealand after their offer to take 150 Manus Island refugees. We also discuss the Royal Commission's research into child sexual abuse in institutions and how it is still relevant today.