It’s no secret that we have a problem here in Aotearoa when it comes to mental health, & it seems that men's mental health and male suicide rates are a growing prevalent issue.
Research shows the suicide rate in the construction industry is almost double any other industry in addition, male suicide is increasing within our Maori and Pacific Island communities; and rural Farmers have alarmingly high suicide rates.
A few years back, a group of Australian tradesmen got on their bikes, to address the disproportionate number of men taking their own lives. They called themselves Monkey off your Back, and since then they've been lifting the profile for charities as well as fighting the stigma surrounding mental health.
Producer Louis Laws spoke with Terry Bluck, an electrician based in Auckland, who talked about the initiative, as well as the ride they have coming up on the 1st of February...
Fullers ferries ran into problems a week back, after a number of cancellations & delays for its fleet, causing a public outcry. It seems the blame falls on cruise ships, berthing in the Auckland Harbour, causing havoc for other sailboats in the basin.
Recently fullers put out another statement in a media release this morning, with Fullers CEO Mike Horne, saying the company will not compromise on the health and safety of its customers and its people, in response to criticism for the decision to cancel services when cruise ships are thrusting in the harbour.
Our breakfast host Rachel spoke with Mayor Phil Goff this morning about what is going on, as well as his response to the issue...
Founder of Laneway, Danny Rogers, joins Rachel in the 95bFM Bus, live from Laneway, to chat about how this festival came about. Plus, a couple of favourite tunes from stellar performances over the years. Big excitement in the bus!
Dunno what to tell ya, mix of early noisecore from places like Brazil, the Netherlands, Columbia, Japan etc interspersed with some classic old hip-hop, a few underrated black metal jams, some classics, you get the drift by now, its just cooked shit really.
We're broadcasting live from Laneway Festival NZ, thanks to Atomic Coffee Roasters. Rachel and Tess run through some highlights from Laneway's past, and look forward to what's to come in Laneway future (AKA, this afternoon). Plus, a quick chat with Laneway Founder, Danny Rogers, about how this magical day came to fruition.
No Kirk this week, but to make up for it, we are joined by the amazing Nabeel Zuberi (@nabeelz) of Auckland University's Media and Communication course, and DJ on BaseFM's The Basement (8-10pm Mondays), to lace us with 80's Soul, Britfunk, Japanese Boogie, Calypso Disco, an Arabic version of "Tom's Diner", and much more for your Auckland Anniversary weekend pleasure.
We're joined by special guest Nabeel Zuberi of Base FM's the Basement, and Associate professor at Auckland University to spin some gems.
D'Angelo - Africa
Heath Brothers - Smiling Billy Suite
Ed Kelly & Friend (Pharoah Sanders) - Pippin'
Lamont Dozier - I ain't playin'
Scritti Politti - Faithless
Kalima - (where is the) Sunshine
Samuel Jonathan Johnson - My music
Brainstory - Breathe
LV Johnson - I don't really care
Sly & The family Stone - Thank you for talking to me Africa
Absolute chaos around the radio station with the university demolition/rebuild and the laneway site set up making access and parking not very practical. So rode in on my bike and raided the bFM vinyl and CD racks and played a few off the computer system as well. If you liked Border Radio in the 1980's, you're going to like this.
Delaney Davidson - Wreck On The Highway
Marlon Williams - Hello Ms Lonesome (In Session)
Reb Fountain - Brighton
Julia Jacklin - Head Alone
lucinda williams - i asked for water he gave me gasoline
michelle shocked - Necktie
michelle shocked - stay away from my little sister
nick cave - helpless
chris isaac - blue spanish sky
the beasts of bourbon - today i started loving you again
the jayhawks - eyes of sarah jane
jason and the scorchers - pray for me mama im a gypsy now
the johnnys - ten outlaws
dwight yoakam - beunos gracias from a lonely room
barry saunders - you cant go back
the triffids - once a day
paul kelly and nthe messengers - everythings turning to white
lyle lovett and his large band - good intentions
robert cray - right next door
evan dando - rancho santa fe
john lee hooker - funky mabel
blue rodeo - florida
lone justice - dixie storms
bonnie raitt - real man
warren zevon - roland the headless thompson gunner