Joel Thomas and producers Sam Smith and Leonard Powell bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our Pacific news feature Southern Cross with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt, 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.
Joel Thomas is an Auckland based writer and photographer with a Bachelor's degree majoring in Writing for Screen. When he's not at bFM, Joel is working on various scripts, writing articles and reviews for NZ Musician magazine, photographing for outfits such as Vice and making music with his band No Sky.
Last night National Party MP, Amy Adams, announced her candidacy for the National Party leadership race. Jemima spoke to Adams about why she chose to stand, what her opinion is on women in politics at the moment and what chances she thinks the National Party has of winning the election in 2020.
We speak to politics expert Dr Bryce Edwards about the National Party leadership contest, as well as one of the candidates, MP Amy Adams. There's also Justice Minister Andrew Little and Child Poverty Action Group economist Susan St John. Finally we have This Day in History, which takes us back to 1989.
What does a Treaty Partnership look like in the context of the University of Auckland? A conversation with Mohi Allen, one of the leaders of the Māori Students Association, and Professor David Williams of the law school.
On todays Wire show we have an entertaining Dear Science segment talking about a link between asparagus and cancer, the measurement of 'Mole', and the year of the periodic table. Lillian talks to Tracey Martin about nationals change in leadership. Producer Reuben Mclaren talks to SCOOP editor about the recent stock market crash. Lillian also investigates The Treaty of Waitangi and its role at the University of Auckland, and Lisa Boudet covers the upcoming Auckland Fringe festival. Lots of things happen in todays show, lots of people contribute to our stories and Dear Science is awesome as per usual. Tune in people.
Producer Leonard Powell caught up with Alison Reid, co-founder of the Cross Street Markets. Alison discusses how the markets came to be, what you can expect at them, and also her view on the changing dynamic of Karangahape Road.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford has revealed the findings of his housing stock report. The report revealed New Zealand's housing and homelessness issues are worse than first feared with a shortage of emergency housing and a lack of affordable housing two of the main concerns. Reporter Sam Smith discusses the findings of the report and what needs to be done in response.
The new government has launched a royal commission into the treatment of children in state care from 1950 to the end of 1999. Andrew Eruiti, an academic at the University of Auckland’s law school, is part of a group of law academics getting involved in this investigation with the aim of ensuring victims, including maori and disabled groups, are adequately compensated. Lillian Hanly talked to Andrew and started by asking why a group of academics have called for an inquiry.
Terry Baucher is the director of Baucher Consulting Limited, a specialist tax consultancy. Late last year he published an article on cryptocurrencies and the need for tax reform in relation to them. Before asking how we could tax cryptocurrencies, Mary-Margaret started by getting Terry to explain the basics of cryptocurrencies.