Joel Thomas and producers Sam Smith and Jack Marshall 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 Green Party co-leaders, Metiria Turei and 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.
Yesterday the Labour-NZ First coalition announced they will be increasing the minimum wage to 20$ per hour by 2021. Currently, the minimum wage sits at $15.75. Unite Union represents more than 7000 workers from the fast food industry to Sky City, most of whom are on minimum wage. They responded positively to this change and Lillian Hanly speaks with Gerard Hair from Unite about what this means.
Today on the show Lillian talks to 'Unite' about Labours plans to increase the minimum wage, aswell as discussing the #metoo campaign. Will talks to AUT's Allan Blackman about birds, dogs, and shitty people, as well as talking Marianne Elliot from Action Station about Labours plans to tackle issues in the mental health system.
Producer Conor speaks with Jon Johanson, senior lecturer in the politics department at Victoria University. They discuss the implications of Winston Peter’s coalition decision and what change we can expect in the coming term.
Jami-Lee Ross from the National Party joins us to chat about the coalition results that were announced yesterday, and what the future holds for the new opposition party.
This week on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide: The UN Human Rights Committee has criticised Australia's past record. Breakfast show host Lisa Wilkinson has left the Today show for another channel under speculation of sexism from the station, and the Greens are saying drug dogs are ineffective and expensive.
Kelly spoke to renowned columnist David Slack about the prejudice Jacinda Ardern has been facing from some journalism personalities, and the role the media needs to take in the coming weeks.
Producer Laura Kvigstad, spoke with People Against Prison Aotearoa Political Parliamentary Advocacy Coordinator, Kate McIntyre on the recent petition to end solitary confinement in New Zealand.