Jemima Huston and producers Damian Rowe and Bailley Verry bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our Pacific news feature Southern Crosswith AUT Pacific Media Centre's Rahul Bhattarai, and political commentary with someone from the Green Party, (usually) James Shaw.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Jemima is a Law, Media and Politics student at UoA. She is passionate about investigative journalism, speaking to people and hearing their stories but is not so keen on land law. Jemima loves groovy trousers and any chance to have a boogie.
The Minister for Disability Issues, Carmel Sepuloni has recently released The New Zeland Siign Language Strategy to promote the uptake and use of New Zealand sign language. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to director of the Office for Disability issues Brian Coffey about the new strategy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.