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.
Today on the show, Ximena, Will & Reuben explore the debate around vaping, and whether or not it should be banned from public spaces. AUT’s Allan Blackman joins the team to chat about the first official transatlantic telegram that was sent on this day in 1858, as well as new research that has discovered a pigment used in analysing the legitimacy of historic artwork may have been incorrectly identified up until now. NZ First’s Tracey Martin also comes onto the show to chat about the extension of Government’s learning support pilot in schools.
Australian-New Zealand dual citizenship has caused another stir in Canberra after Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce was revealed to be a New Zealand citizen yesterday.
Under Australian constitution, anyone with dual citizenship cannot stand for federal election.
Joyce says the legal advice he’s received suggests he won’t be disqualified by Australia’s constitution and points out his father moved to Australia in 1947, a year before dual citizenship was created.
Reporter Mack Smith spoke to Anne Twomey, a Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sydney Law School and asked her whether Barnaby Joyce was really in the clear.
A member of Auckland University Students’ Association has put up a question as to whether anti-abortion and anti-euthanasia group ProLife Auckland should be disaffiliated from AUSA. The question also asks whether all groups with similiar ideology should be disallowed from seeking affiliation. A discussion is being held on the issue tomorrow, and a referendum is planned to take place next week. ProLife Auckland say the question is biased and next week's planned vote represents a threat to free speech.
We spoke to both AUSA President, Will Matthews, and the Co-president of ProLife Auckland, Jelena Middleton, about the situation.
With reports coming out from from the Auckland City Council that areas of the Waitakere Ranges could be closed down due to Kauri dieback. To find out more, we sit down with Dr. Cate Macinnis, a plant ecologist from the University of Auckland to talk about the Kauri dieback happening in the Waitakere ranges.
This month marks 30 years of Te Reo Māori being an official language of New Zealand. To celebrate this milestone, reporter Sam Smith spoke to one of the language’s biggest proponents Dame Iritana Tawhiwhirangi.
National’s latest policy proposal ooks to crack down on young offenders by sending them to military styled boot camps to train alongside soldiers. 95bFM reporter Sam Smith spoke to Katie Bruce, director of youth justice advocacy group Just speak about her views on National’s ‘boot camp’ policy.
Today on the Wire host Joel worked with producers Jack and Sam. They talked to youth justice advocacy group JustSpeak’s Katie Bruce about National's new policy to get tough on youth crime by sending young offenders to a military style boot camp. We spoke to Green Party leader James Shaw about the National party’s new youth offending policies as well, and we discussed the rebranding of the Green Party. We had Southern Cross with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt, who talked to Stephanie and Kenneth Tapungu from Papua New Guinea about what transpired in the country's recent 2017 general election. We sat down with Cate Macinnis, a plant ecologist from the University of Auckland to talk about the Kauri dieback happening in the Waitakere ranges. Finally we celebrate 30 years of Te Reo Maori being an official language of New Zealand.