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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.

Tax and Equality with Peter Malcom: September 24, 2018

Tax and Equality with Peter Malcom: September 24, 2018 Tax and Equality with Peter Malcom: September 24, 2018, 18.74 MB
Mon 24 Sep 2018

Tax Working Group recently released its interim report which provides reccomendations for the New Zealand tax system. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Equaltiy Network's Peter Malcom to talk about the report regarding its ability to address inequality.

 

The National Party with Amy Adams: September 21, 2018

The National Party with Amy Adams: September 21, 2018 The National Party with Amy Adams: September 21, 2018, 34.81 MB
Fri 21 Sep 2018

Laura Kvigstad speaks with National MP, Amy Adams on why National opposes a capital gains tax and the issues with the new proposition from the tax working group. Then they discussing Housing New Zealand compensation tenants who were evicted due to illegitimate meth testing. Finally, they discuss how Adam's spent the anniversary of women's sufferage and the new gender pay equity bill. 

The Wire with Laura Kvigstad: September 21, 2018

The Wire with Laura Kvigstad: September 21, 2018 The Wire with Laura Kvigstad: September 21, 2018, 108.26 MB
Fri 21 Sep 2018

 

First up on the Friday Wire, National Party Member Amy Adams talks with us about a new gender pay equity group, capital gains tax and Housing New Zeland's announcement to refund the evictions that occured due to the meth testing fiasco. 

The, Stewart Sowman-Lund talks with tax consultant Terry Baucher about what a capital gains tax could mean for New Zealand.

Following that, we talk with Samantha Smith in Neighbourhood Watch on needles being found in fruit in Australia and a royal commision inquiry into state care.

Next, Jenn responds to Don Brash’s interpretation of ‘The Haka’ with a report. 


And finally,  for Wire Worry Week, Executive Director of BodySafe, Debbie Tohill, talks with us on what exactly consent is. 

Violence or defiance?: A Report on Haka and (mis)Interpretation

Violence or defiance?: A Report on Haka and (mis)Interpretation Violence or defiance?: A Report on Haka and (mis)Interpretation, 12.22 MB
Fri 21 Sep 2018

Last week Don Brash once again gave his quite negative opinion on Māori. He was asked on RNZ to respond to a listener who described the Haka as a valuable part of the country's cultural identity. His response frustrated and saddened me but also got me thinking about language, culture and interpretation. These were topics which were discussed with Margaret Mutu last week so I made a report as an extension of last week's interview. 

Thanks to the following sources; Hohepa Tiponi for AIG, Lillian HanlyRNZTe Kura Māori o nga Tapuwae and the composers of Tāmaki ki te Tonga Mōrikarika (The dregs of South Auckland).

Read about the origins of Ka Mate here.

Other discussions of Haka and our perceptions: Leonie Hayden for The Spinoff

 

 

Neutral corner: 20th September, 2018

Neutral corner: September 20, 2018 Neutral corner: September 20, 2018, 22.23 MB
Thu 20 Sep 2018

Neutral corner looks at a recent agreement between Russia and Turkey regarding the future of Syria's Idlib province. To do so we compare the coverage of the agreement by the media outlets of both states, RT (formerly Russia Today) and TRT World, a subsidiary of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation.

At the Intersection - The Exclusivity of the 1893 Electoral Act: September 20, 2018

At the Intersection - The Exclusivity of the 1893 Electoral Act: September 20, 2018 At the Intersection - The Exclusivity of the 1893 Electoral Act: September 20, 2018, 8.68 MB
Thu 20 Sep 2018

Reporter Oscar Perress (with a little interjection and discussion from host Lachlan Balfour) discusses the issues with the lack intersectionality in the 1893 Electoral Act, and how the passing of the act was pivotal to furthering the movement but perhaps was not the conclusion as it is often recognised as. 

The creative arts are dead, long live the creative arts! The opening of Samoa House library: September 20, 2018

The creative arts are dead, long live the creative arts! The opening of Samoa House library: September 20, 2018 The creative arts are dead, long live the creative arts! The opening of Samoa House library: September 20, 2018, 13.22 MB
Thu 20 Sep 2018

With the University of Auckland recently deciding to close the creative libraries and move the books to the general library, Elam students and others in the art community felt there needed to be an educational common space to fill the gap left. Lachlan spoke with Kathryn Aucamp about the Samoa House project, a new space for the arts community opening on K rd.  

The Wire with Lachlan: September 20, 2018

The Wire with Lachlan: September 20, 2018 The Wire with Lachlan: September 20, 2018, 128.72 MB
Thu 20 Sep 2018

First up on the Wire, Andrew Little joins us to discuss overlapping treaty claims, ministry of justice strike action, and possible reforms to the OIA. Neutral corner returns, looking at a recent deal between Russia and Turkey regarding Idlib province in Syria. Oscar brings us a report on women’s suffrage and voting and the intersectionality of our democratic process.  Lachlan speaks with Kathryn Aucamp about the new Samoa House library. Finally, This Day in History looks at the 1982 NFL players strike.

 

This day in history: 20th September, 2018

This day in history: 20th Sept, 2018 This day in history: 20th Sept, 2018, 22.94 MB
Thu 20 Sep 2018

This day in history goes back to 1982 for the NFL players strike, which lasted 57 days and won a five year contract from management.

The Wire with Lillian: September 19, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: September 19, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: September 19, 2018, 117.61 MB
Wed 19 Sep 2018

On the show today!

For Dear Science we talk about plastic in the ocean, predisposed forgiveness, and Ig-Nobel prizes.

From NZ First, Fletcher Tabuteau talks to us about the State of the Government event in the weekend and the extension of the NZ Defence Force's troops in the Middle East.

Darashpreet Johal talks to Māmari Stephens, senior lecturer at the School of Law at Victoria University about using the words sexual harassment, assault and misconduct interchangeably.

And finally, Lisa Boudet speaks with Jackie Blue from the Human Rights Commission on the anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Some interesting texts in this week as well with a bit of feedback from Lillian Hanly...

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 19th October, 2018

Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 19th October, 2018 Neighbourhood Watch with Sam Smith: 19th October, 2018, 8.47 MB
Fri 19 Oct 2018

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: October 18, 2018

A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: October 18, 2018 A Little bit of Andy with Lachlan: October 18, 2018, 18.05 MB
Thu 18 Oct 2018

Andrew Little joins Lachlan for their regular chat, this week discussing ex-prisoner reintegration and an Israeli court decision to fine two New Zealand activists.

Dear Science: October 17, 2018

Dear Science: October 17, 2018 Dear Science: October 17, 2018, 36.09 MB
Wed 17 Oct 2018

For Dear Science we talk about the IPCC Report, DNA testing and magnetic explosions.

The Wire with Lillian: October 17th, 2018

The Wire with Lillian: October 17th, 2018 The Wire with Lillian: October 17th, 2018, 113.6 MB
Wed 17 Oct 2018

For Dear Science we talk about the IPCC report, DNA testing and magnetic explosions

Lisa Boudet talks to Nicky Hager regarding the allegations of inappropriate behaviour by the NZDF

Justine Sachs talks us through the give a little campaign her and Nadia Abu-Shanab established in response to fines from an Israel court ruling.

And from NZ First, Fletcher Tabuteau gives us his thoughts on the Simon Bridges and Jami-Lee Ross National Party dramas

NZ First: October 17, 2018

NZ First: October 17, 2018 NZ First: October 17, 2018, 9.98 MB
Wed 17 Oct 2018

From NZ First, Fletcher Tabuteau gives us his thoughts on the Simon Bridges and Jami-Lee Ross National Party dramas and tells us why he is going to Japan next week. 

The Southern Cross: October 15, 2018

The Southern Cross: October 15, 2018 The Southern Cross: October 15, 2018, 11.03 MB
Mon 15 Oct 2018

Today on the Southern Cross, Jemima talks to AUT Pacific Media Centre's reporter Rahul Bhattarai. Topics include, the iconic, internationally acclaimed human rights film on Paga Hill that was banned from a Papua New Guinea festival and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, responds to backlash against his purchase of 40 Maseratis. 

The Big Q: 100% global renewable energy: Is it possible? October 15, 2018

The Big Q: 100% global renewable energy: Is it possible? October 15, 2018 The Big Q: 100% global renewable energy: Is it possible? October 15, 2018, 18.95 MB
Mon 15 Oct 2018

Marc Jacobson has been working to take the world to 100% renewable energy by 2050 which he argues can slow down climate change and reverse some of the damage. Maria Armoudian spoke to Jacobson, who is also co-founder of the Solutions Project, about his ongoing work to counter climate change.

The Big Q Website: www.thebigq.org

The National Party with Amy Adams: October 12th, 2018

The National Party with Amy Adams: October 12th, 2018 The National Party with Amy Adams: October 12th, 2018, 27.06 MB
Fri 12 Oct 2018

The Haka Party Incident: I/V with Hone Harawira

The Haka Party Incident: I/V with Hone Harawira The Haka Party Incident: I/V with Hone Harawira, 12.4 MB
Fri 12 Oct 2018

For wire worry week we focus on cultural appropriation. The haka party incident in 1979 saw conflict come to a head with protestors confronting University of Auckland engineering students over their practice of donning grass skirts, brown face and performing fake Haka as part of capping day celebrations. The confrontation is seen as a pinnacle moment of activism causing change in our country's history but is a story not often told from the activists experience. Hone Harawira was part of the protest that day, Jenn spoke to him on the incident, what lead to it and the challenges New Zealand still faces today.

Tear-ing apart cultural appropriation: October 11, 2018

Tear-ing apart cultural appropriation: October 11, 2018 Tear-ing apart cultural appropriation: October 11, 2018, 22.29 MB
Thu 11 Oct 2018

 

This week it was discovered a Belgian brewery brewed a beer in 2015 called Māori tears. Our Wire Worry Week looks at cultural appropriation, and I spoke with Karaitiana Taiuru about this beer, and the use of Maori knowledge and culture by businesses more generally