Harry Willis and producer Ben Goldson bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our U.S. news feature State of the States with a correspondent from WNYU News, as well as a regular chat with Labour leader Andrew Little.
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University drop-out and hospitality aficionado Harry Willis has been working at bFM since early 2017. When he’s not pouring your wine he’s reading up on international and local politics, watching film and amateurly photographing things.
Catalonia have signed a declaration of independence but will wait to implement it to allow for talks with the government in Madrid. Last week a referendum was held where the a large majority of those who were able to vote voted for independence. The Spanish Government said the referendum was unconstitutional and Spanish police responded with violence in an attempt to stop it from going ahead. Some ballot boxes were confiscated and there was a global outcry against the actions of the police. Mahdis Azarmandi was there at the time and Lillian Hanly spoke with her about the day and the resulting consequences.
On today's show, we speak to drug testing group KnowYourStuff about their latest research. Journalist Gia Garrick takes us through the highs and lows of working in the parliamentary press gallery, and covering her first election.
On The Green Desk, Jack Marshall has a chat with Dr Alexander Taylor about one of the great mysteries of intellect in animals
Lillian speaks with Valerie Morse who was arrested in the 2007 Urewera terror raids, and we hear from Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara who is seeking a pardon. And we speak to ABC journalist Hagar Cohen about revelations New Zealand’s high commissioner to Fiji was threatened with expulsion from the country last year.
Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of the infamous 2007 Tuhoe police raids. The raids were a series of armed arrests carried out on Tuhoe in response to an alleged military-style training camp in the Urewera mountains near Ruatoki. Reporter Sam Smith looks back on the raids and explores what has happened since.
These days, its seems that public transport is the buzz word on the lips of The Auckland Council and Auckland Transport. The lack of support around parking in Auckland City is affecting retailers, with a notion in the public that it is too hard to find a parking space around town. Leonard Powell caught up with Pauanesia owner Heather Gerbic, to get an idea of what retailers are facing in Tamaki Makaurau.
This week we talk veganism: the benefits and criticisms. Dr John Livesey chats about the environmental degradation that is occuring through our meat and dairy production, and Luke Burrows of Wiseboys Burgers tells us about the increasing popularity in vegan food consumption.
Producer Laura talked with Auckland University Craccum Magazine’s Sports Columnist, Mark Fullerton and Illustrations Editor, Isobel Gledhill on the upcoming referendum that may result in funding cuts for the Universities Paper.