Lachlan Balfour and producers Ben Goldson and Jemima Huston 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, a look at This Day in History, as well as a regular chat with Labour Minister Andrew Little.
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Lachlan Balfour is a law and arts student who's been at bFM since mid-2017. When he's not reading cases you can find him tweeting about British politics, prison reform and complaining about public transport.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand is cutting costs by fitting cheaper tyres to fire trucks and reducing the number of specialist rescue equipment. Justin is talking to John Waldow, the Auckland Regional Secretary of the Firefighters’ Union to find what effects it could bring. He started by asking for further details of the cost cutting.
It’s Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, so Mary-Margaret is talking to Lisa Paraku who helped to invent the nifty new app you might have heard of: Kupu. Justin speaks to the Auckland Firefighters Union Secretary John Waldow about funding cuts to firefighting equipment. In his international segment this week, Conor is looking into Jamaica. And finally, for the Green Desk this week, we’re learning about honey.
Jack sat down with Jessie Jane Baker, one half of the Bee’s Up Top duo. The two beekeepers are helping to rehabilitate auckland's suburbs with bees - putting a pep in the step of Auckland’s ecosystem. We sat down with Baker to find how she got into bees.
It is of course Te Wiki o Te Reo and we’re learning about a very exciting new app that you may have heard of. It’s called Kupu, and you can use it to take a photo of virtually anything, and the app will tell you the Reo word for it. Lisa Paraku is a Business Manager from Spark who helped to launch the app, so Mary-Margaret spoke to her about how the initiative started.
This week, we sit down for a little discussion regarding updates of two subjects previously covered. We speak about the new developments around the Windrush Scandal that has seen British citizens of Commonwealth descent wrogfully detained and reported. We also discuss recent comments around the Irish border issue from politicians both British and Irish.
This week is te wiki o te reo Maori (Maori language week) and Auckland museum will have multiple events to celebrate te reo maori. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Auckland Musuem's publicist Bex Martelletti about the programmes planned for te wiki o te reo maori and significance of the week.
Today on the Wire, Damian spoke with Bex Martelletti from the Auckland Museum about Te Wiki o te Reo Māori at the museum. Our regular segment with the Southern Cross focused on the arrest of two Burmese journalists, concern in Fiji over power of their military and the discussion of climate change in the 49th Pacific Islands Forum. Dan talked to David Hines from Secular Education Network about religious instruction in state schools. Jemima spoke with Green Party MP, Chlöe Swarbrick, about Te Reo as a core curriculum by 2025 and the Education Amendment Bill.