Laura Kvigstad and producers Stewart Sowman-Lund and Jennifer-Rose Tamati bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide's Sam Smith, and a chat with National Party MP Amy Adams.
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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.
Producer, Jennifer Rose Tamati was media at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards last night - and as a result of the afterparty she has completely lost her voice. She wrote a report on diversity and representation at the awards for someone else voice. She documents the narrative of diversity and representation that is becoming increasingly prioritised at the New Zealand Music Awards.
Producer, Grace Watson talks with Unicef’s New Zealand's executive director, Vivian Maidaborn, about the current humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The country is currently on the brink of what is being called the worst crisis in one hundred years as fourteen million people are at risk of famine as a result of a civil war that began in 2015.
This week is transgender awareness week, and Sherry spoke to Breaking Boundaries volunteer Jesse Lee on their role within the community. Jesse is an events technician with Breaking Boundaries; a creative arts charity for queer and transgender people. There is a trigger warning for mental health and suicide, so please take care.
On today's Wire, Lachlan and Oscar bring you a special report on lime scooters. Community Garden looks at Hubzero, speaking with Tara. Andrew Little joins us for his regular chat, this week discussing prisoner voting rights and Pike River mine re-entry. Finally, Ben brings us This Day in History on the Ango-Irish Agreement of 1985.
Laura O’Connell Rapira is the director of Action Station which is an independent, crowdfunded, community campaigning organisation. Recently, the organisation created a programme called Tauiwi Tautoko which gave non-Māori, or tauiwi, the opportunity to undergo training in order to be able to combat racism toward tangata Māori online. Lillian Hanly spoke with Laura about the programme, as well as Kate Collyns who was a volunteer on the programme.