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.
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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.
New Zealand has a new political party. The Sustainable New Zealand party has thrown its hat into the ring for the 2020 election with a focus on, surprise surprise, sustainability. They insist they’re not a blue green party, and are headed by former green party and national party member Vernon Tava. They’re willing to work anyone across the political spectrum to achieve their goals. Lachlan spoke with Vernon about the party.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the passing of the Zero Carbon Act. Lachlan talks to Vernon Tava who is the leader of the new political party, Sustainable New Zealand, abour what the party stands for. Felix chats with Forest and Bird about the Bird of the Year competition and the Hoiho taking out first place this year. Jemima wraps it up with an interview with Dr Rebekah Graham who has worked with the Child Poverty Action Group on a paper regarding food insecurity in New Zealand.
Our options as a humanity may be dwindling in the face of climate change. The coming changes may completely alter the world as we know it with collapsed ecosystems, mass immigration of climate refugees, and more devastating wars over basic necessities such as food and water. Maria Armoudian speaks to veteran journalist Gwynne Dyer about the scenarios we face with climate change and the options for humanity.
Child Poverty Action Group has launched a series of papers that highligtht the problems children face living in food insecure households. Jemima spoke to an author of one of the papers, Dr Rebekah Graham about food insecurity in Aotearoa and what needs to be done to eliminate it.
Producer Bronwyn Wilde spoke to Carla Na Nagara, the director of the newly created Suicide Prevention Office about their Strategy and Action Plan “Every life matters - He Tapu te Oranga o ia Tangata”. Prior to this, Na Nagara worked for 12 years with the Coroner. She will hold this new role for two years initially, while the Office is supported by the Ministry of Health before becoming a stand-alone Office in the near future. She began by talking about the misconceptions around the causes of suicide.
If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, you can speak to someone at Lifeline on 0800 543 354
Well the battle for the Botany electorate started this week, with the news former Air NZ boss Christoper Luxon will be the National Party’s candidate for the seat. He’s getting compared to John Key left right and centre, but as his first appearance on morning radio proved, he can make some mistakes. So, despite the media storm over Christopher Luxon, can Jami-Lee Ross hold his seat as an independent MP? Everyone of course remembers the public dispute between Ross and National leader Simon Bridges, over political donations that captured the country’s attention last year. Host Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to Jami-Lee Ross this morning, and started by asking him if he can win.