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.
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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.
After Andrew Becroft's call for cross party support on finding a solution for child poverty in New Zealand many organization expressed support. Andrea Jamison from Action for Youth And Children Aotearoa on how excited they are to hear this support from government and opposition parties.
In our digital climate, we often overlook Africa as a leader in technology. Kelly asks Rory Moore from Accenture in South Africa to explain how this leapfrogging effect is occuring and what we can expect from the continent.
Raukura Turei, of Ngaitai ki Tāmaki and Ngā Rauru is a registered architect who has found her visual art practice a powerful tool to clearly communicate ideas without the constraints found in architecture. Turei is about to launch her first ever solo exhibition in a gallery.
Currently she has a show at Objectspace but at the beginning of next month, her own show, titled Self is her way of giving back to women around her. It offers an intimate reflection of the body, and on our embodied relationships to space and each other. The works are a cathartic meditation saturated in the female form, sitting between self expansion and self obsession.
I spoke with her for quite a long time about how she came to be an artist as well as an architect and how these works came about. If you want to hear the full interview, check out the bcasts on our website. For now, here’s a section from the interview where she tells us about the show at Objectspace, her more recent influences, and the upcoming show.
On the wire today, Allan Blackman tells us how dogs can add years to a human's life, discusses what a head transplant is as opposed to a body transplant, and whether Chuck Norris will win in the courts.
Tracey Martin from NZ First tells us about their position on the newly adjusted CPTPPA and her response to the Green Party's accidental email last week.
The West Coast Regional Council and Buller District Council today granted resource consent for the approximately 150 hectare opencast coal mine, Jen Miller from Forest and Bird tells us why this is a bad idea.
Raukura Turei is an architect and an artist, her first solo exhibition in a gallery, SELF, opens next month. We hear about the show and her influences.
Annabelle Lee is executive producer of The Hui and has a chat with Lillian Hanly about working toward more accurate and empathetic journalism.
Annabelle Lee is the executive producer of The Hui, a current affairs programme that has been recognised for its careful reporting of issues that are sensationalised in other newsrooms for the reaction that they will get.
News reports over the past few weeks following the league game between Tonga and Samoa dealt with the game and the following celebrations with heated and aggressive language, almost encouraging certain racist responses through the perpetuation of certain stereotypes. Last week Sam Smith interviewed Ben Ross about those stereotypes, particularly to do with South Auckland.
Today, we hear from Annabelle about her thoughts on the implications of such language and the imbalance in reporting of different people from different reporters. I started by asking her what her response was to the reports of the league game and we spoke extensively about what reporters can do to shift this culture in mainstream newsrooms.
The government has announced the establishment of a new department to evaluate the prospects for re-entry of the Pike River mine drift. Up to $23 million dollars over three years has been budgeted to the new department which was announced on the seventh anniversary of the disaster which killed 29 people.
Lucy Austin spoke to the minister responsible for the effort, Andrew Little, and asked him to elaborate on the details of the recovery project and agency.