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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.
In 1972 the Te Reo Māori society and activist group Ngā Tamatoa presented a petition ot Parliament calling on Māori language and culture to be introduced in schools. I spoke with John McCaffery who was one of the people who presented the petition about Te Reo then and now.
On December 7th, 1949, the government of the Republic of China relocated to the island of Taiwan after their defeat to the newly formed People's Republic of China in the country's decades-long civil war.
This Day in History uses newsreel footage from the time which reflects contemporary attitudes, these do not necessarily reflect the values and beliefs of 95bfm.
An academic says New Zealand’s Foreign Ministry has no business controlling Tokelau because it’s a realm state.
Under New Zealand’s direction, Tokelau has suffered restrictions on its capital spending and has been forced to suspend two public servants this year.
The University of Auckland’s John McCaffery said a 2010 parliamentary report on New Zealand’s relationship with the Pacific made it clear that there needed to be change in how realm countries are treated.
McCaffery told producer Mack Smith that New Zealand’s recent involvement in Tokelau were an affront to the nation and unconstitutional.