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.
This week on the GreenDesk, Jack is speaking with James Harding from the Antarctic Heritage Trust. For the past few years, the Trust has run an outreach programme called Inspiring Explorers, which takes everyday kiwi’s on adventures to antarctic mountains and the freezing wilderness. Jack asked Harding exactly what the trust does and how one of us can go on an antarctic adventure.
To apply head to https://www.nzaht.org/inspiring-explorers
Auckland’s annual TEDx event is coming up in a few weeks, so Mary-Margaret spoke to creative director Ethan Alderson-Hughes about what’s in stock for this year. One speaker is Hemi Kelly, who also joined us, to talk about how TEDx provides a platform for ideas that exist outside of the mainstream. I started by asking Ethan to explain what TEDx is.
Saturday the 13th of October
You can also get a student discount if you send a photo of your student ID when you purchase tickets.
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.
The Sentencing Act 2002 s 27 allows those representing offenders to provide a cultural report of their background to support the offender’s case for not going to prison or for a shorter period. Jemima spoke with High Court barrister and solicitor and senior lecturer at AUT Law School, Khylee Quince, about s 27 reports. They discussed why they are making a positive difference for Māori offender.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima spoke with co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw, about a Warrant of Fitness for housing and the future of electric cars. Southern Cross was back to discuss press freedom in Nepal, protests against President Duterte in the Philippines and the pre-election mood in Fiji. Damian spoke with the Secretary for the Equality Network, Peter Malcom, about the tax interim report. Damian also talked tothe Director of the Office for Disability Issues, Brian Coffey, about NZ Sign Language strategy. Finally, Jemima spoke to High Court barrister and solicitor, Khylee Quince, about Sentencing Act s 27 cultural reports and why they are making a difference for Māori.
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.
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.