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Parking fees prove a hot topic

Parking fees prove a hot topic Parking fees prove a hot topic, 17.62 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Producer Leonard Powell is currently out of town in the Coromandel, however like all of the hardworking news team at 95bFM, he didn't let distance get in the way of a good story.

This is his report on the parking machines at Hot Water Beach.

 

Lego becoming more complex

Lego becoming more complex Lego becoming more complex, 9.72 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

If you have been struggling to complete a new Lego set these holidays you are not alone, and there’s a reason why.

New research out of the University of Canterbury, which used data from nearly 11,000 Lego sets, shows that the ranges of Lego have increased in both complexity and size over the years.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Associate Professor Christoph Bartneck to find out more.

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 16th January, 2018

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 16th January, 2018 The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 16th January, 2018, 103.38 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Today, among other things, we’ve got fish chat, lego & hot water.

Firstly we hear from Producer Leonard Powell who is in the Coromandel at the moment. He has a great piece on the inclusion of parking fees at the iconic Hot Water Beach.

Reuben McLaren chats to Green MP & Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter about the National Party petitioning the government to implement various highway projects.

On the Green Desk, Conor Mercer learns about the impact marine vessel noise can have on sea life.

Reporter Mark Casson talks to Greenpeace about Norway’s decision to allow oil drilling in the Arctic

And finally, Reuben McLaren finds out why his Lego collection is growing exponentially.

The Longstanding relationship between music and politics

The Longstanding relationship between music and politics The Longstanding relationship between music and politics , 9.49 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

In December it was announced that New Zealand pop singer Lorde would not carry through with planned concerts in Israel. This led to some interesting discussion on social media about the relationship between music and politics and whether musicians should just shut up and not get involved in politics. Sam Smith filed this report on the longstanding connection between music and politics. 

Lorde, Israel, and that Letter

Lorde, Israel, and that Letter Lorde, Israel, and that Letter , 9.88 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

Sam Smith spoke to Justine Sachs who co-authored the letter to Lorde asking her to cancel shows in Israel. He talked to her about the letter, why she did it, and why it is important for Jewish people to speak out against Israel. 

The Wire with Joel: Monday 15th January, 2018

The Wire with Joel: Monday 15th January, 2018 The Wire with Joel: Monday 15th January, 2018, 102.43 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

Joel hosts The Wire with producers Sam, and Lisa in which:

Sam does report on the relationship between music and politics in light of Lorde’s decision to pull out of concerts in Israel. We also hear from Justine Sachs who wrote to Lorde asking her to pull out of shows.

Green MP Chloe Swarbrick joined us in the studio as cover for James Shaw and talked about her summer, the future, and the National party’s proposed bill to make second languages in school compulsory.

Lisa talked to Whetu Cormick, President of NZ’s Principals Federation about the National party’s proposed bill.

Joel talked to Matt Williams, Chief executive Surf Lifesaving Northern Region about why there are so many deaths on our beaches and how to prevent them.

Staying safe at our beaches

Staying safe on our beaches Staying safe on our beaches, 18.26 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

New Zealand has a very high rate of drownings and the majority of these happen at beaches. Joel talked to Matt Williams, Chief executive Surf Lifesaving Northern Region, about why we have so many deaths, and what can be done to stop them. 

Will New Zealand break away from its monolingual culture?

Will New Zealand break from its monolingual culture.mp3 mp3, 8.28 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

The National Party believes Kiwi children should learn more than one language. National's education spokesperson Nikki Kaye is presenting a new private member's bill that would require every primary and intermediate schools to offer at least one second language from a list of at least ten " national priority languages ". Only 19 per cent of New Zealanders speaking more than one language, according to the 2013 Census, and Kaye intends on challenging the country monolingual culture, or at least start a national debate. 

Lisa spoke with Whetu Cormick, President of New Zealand's Principas Federation, about the draft bill, and what it means in terms of budget and logistics. 

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 22 Dec

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 22 Dec The Wire with Kelly: Friday 22 Dec, 106.48 MB
Fri 22 Dec 2017

The Wire with Harry: Thursday, 21st December 2017

The Wire with Harry: Thursday, 21st December 2017 The Wire with Harry: Thursday, 21st December 2017, 42.29 MB
Thu 21 Dec 2017

In our final Thursday Wire of the year, we recap some of our favourite stories from the airwaves.

Ben brings you a report speaking with spokesperson for the Specialist Trade Contractors Federation, Graham Burke on whether quality control standards in NZ are fit for purpose in the wake of the Grenfell fire tragedy in the United Kingdom.

Ben also recaps his interview with FIRST's Retail, Finance and Commerce Secretary Maxine Gay on the Warehouse's Red Shirts Community Programme.

Lachlan recalls his feature with Emmy Rakete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about their recent court case and the disclosure that their phones had been tapped by police. He then spoke with AUT Law Lecturer Khylee Quince about Aotearoa's surveillance laws.

Harry goes back to his onsite interview with Christina Rogstad, talking her initiative Destination Trades, aimed at getting more young women into trades.

We also go back to Harry's chat with Search and Destroy owner Alison Reid, talking changes to K road and St Kevins Arcade

Finaly we recap Harry's interview with Kelvin Davis, trying to pry out information late September about coalition talks with Winston Peters. Kelvin also has words for Don Brash.