Stewart Sowman and producers Olivia Holdsworth and Grace Watson bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show as well as a regular chat with Labour Minister Andrew Little.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Stewart Sowman-Lund is in his final year of a Law and Arts degree, and a radio reporter for Newstalk ZB. He’s been at 95bFM since 2017, and has spent much of his time covering entertainment news despite being told not to. When not giving his opinion on something, he’ll most likely be found drinking coffee.
Law and Order Spokesperson for New Zealand First Darroch Ball, does not support drug checking as a harm reduction strategy and is currently blocking a clarification of the Misuse of Drugs Act that would allow the service to be implemented nationally. To find out more, Olivia Holdsworth spoke to KnowYourStuffNZ’s Managing Director, Wendy Allison and began by asking why is drug testing important?
Bank branches are continuing to close in rural New Zealand, making it difficult for communities to access in person banking services. In response to this, a unique partnership of six New Zealand banks will trial a new approach to providing banking services in these small regional communities. Olivia Holdsworth spoke to New Zealand Bankers’ Association chief executive Roger Beaumont and Minister for Regional Economic Development Shane Jones to find out more about the pilot. She began by asking what is a banking hub.
Sherry spoke to general manager democracy services from Auckland Council, Marguerite Delbet, on One Stop Shops: booths set up to allows people to enrol and vote at the same time in the local elections. Sherry also ask hers on voter turnout in local elections, lowering the voting age and civic engagment. Sherry begins by asking her where these One Stop Shops are.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the global climate strikes and the new climate trade agreement. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Sherry talks to Marguerite Dellbay from Auckland Council about local elections and a "one stop shop" for voting. Finally, Sherry reports on pastoral care at tertiary education institutions.