Laura Kvigstad and producer Louis Laws bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide's Zoe Kounadis, This Day in History with Ben Goldson and a chat with National Party MP Denise Lee.
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Laura Kvigstad is a student at the University of Auckland, and fell in love with journalism in her second year of studying. She was born in Taupo but raised in Canada (hence the accent) and every New Years she takes a road trip to discover a new spot. Laura enjoys a good political debate and hearing various perspectives people have on the world.
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...
First up, Sue Chetwin from consumer New Zealand joins me to discuss how several detox teas have been pulled from shelves after it was found they contain an ingredient that with long term use can cause liver damage.
After that, Rachel Simpson reports on how the most wealthy woman in Angola is almost entirely state-funded.
Next, Benjamin J Goldson conducts his weekly neutral corner on the media treatment of the
And Finally, Lillian Hanly speaks with Academic in International Law and former Rapporteur with the United Nations, John Knox on climate change refugees in the second part of a long-form interview.
Consumer New Zealand has recently conducted an investigation into diet teas which found many included the ingredient, Senna. An ingredient that has a laxative effect and is meant to be an ingredient that is prescribed by a medical professional rather than widely available. This is because long term use of the ingredient can result in liver damage. Director of Consumer New Zealand, Sue Chetwin joined Laura Kvigstad to discuss how these products have been allowed to be available on the market for decades.