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New Zealand cracks down on dirty ships

New Zealand cracks down on dirty ships New Zealand cracks down on dirty ships, 25.99 MB
Tue 21 Mar 2017

Something that may not have appeared on most people’s radar is the introduction of new measures on biofouling. Mack has more in this report. 

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday March 21, 2017

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday March 21, 2017 The Wire with Mack: Tuesday March 21, 2017, 103.61 MB
Tue 21 Mar 2017

Check out the full podcast for this week's Tuesday show, where we speak to the Productivity Commission about its latest report into tertiary education, the New Zealand Maritime Union's Alastair Reith and MPI's Pete Thomson about new biofouling regulations for ships, Scoop's engagement manager Joe Cederwall about the site's latest foray into election coverage, and more. 

Opening up the news

Opening up the news Opening up the news, 5.94 MB
Tue 21 Mar 2017

Independent news outlet Scoop are currently fundraising for their election coverage. They have a pledgeme campaign going to help them open the news this election cycle through a participatory and citizen powered news approach. The plan is to collaboratively shape an independent news agenda with input from citizens and freelance jouralists to produce high quality, multimedia journalism. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to Scoop's engagement manager Joe Cederwall about the project. 

An end in sight for would-be Auckland homeowners?

An end in sight for would-be Auckland homeowners? An end in sight for would-be Auckland homeowners?, 6.06 MB
Mon 20 Mar 2017

Data released by the Real Estate of New Zealand appeared to show the Auckland housing market cooled off slightly last month. After years of skyrocketing prices, relief may be in sight for would-be Auckland homeowners. Is this the beginning of a long-awaited price correction, or just a temporary blip in an otherwise bouyant market? Producer Ben Goldson speaks with CEO of the Real Estate Institute, Bindi Norwell.

 

 

Carbon neutral by 2050?

Carbon neutral by 2050? Carbon neutral by 2050?, 3.5 MB
Mon 20 Mar 2017

Generation Zero will soon release their Zero Carbon Act. The Act, which Gen Zero hopes to attract cross-party support for, would commit the government to completely eliminating net carbon emissions.

 

Feminist Parenting Forum

Feminist Parenting Forum Feminist Parenting Forum, 11.32 MB
Mon 20 Mar 2017

The Auckland Women’s Centre is hosting a forum next week all about feminist parenting. 95bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson speaks to the Centre Manager at the Women’s Centre, Leonie Morris, about the event.

Sex etc

Sex etc Sex etc, 5.1 MB
Mon 20 Mar 2017

Tomorrow, Babe Vibes is releasing a new zine all about sex, 'sex etc'. The zine also discusses different types of shame women often feel surrounding sex, from bodies to trauma and assault to slut-shaming. 95bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson speaks to Babe Vibes founder, Kara Haupt, about the zine.

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 3rd 2017

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 3rd 2017 The Wire with Amanda: Monday 3rd 2017, 86.25 MB
Mon 20 Mar 2017

On The Wire we speak to CEO of the Real Estate Institute, Bindi Norwell, about house prices in Auckland. talk with Generation Zero about a new proposed Zero Carbon Tax policy. We have our weekly chat with the Green Party, this week talking to co-leader Metiria Turei about Apple tax and charging for bottling water. We have AUT Pacific Media Centre’s Kendall Hutt talking all about the latest in Pacific news for Southern Cross. Auckland Women’s Centre Manager Leonie Morris talks about the Centre's upcoming feminist parenting forum. And lastly, we speak to Kara Haupt speaking about a new zine from Babe Vibes, all about sex and shame.

 

Mairangi Art Center's annual Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Mairangi Art Center's annual Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Mairangi Art Center's annual Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, 9.12 MB
Fri 17 Mar 2017

The 4th Annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is happening this weekend at Mairangi Arts Center. Art+Feminism is a global campaign, which intends to boost coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and to encourage female editorship. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. This lack of gender diversity has a number of troubling impacts, particularly in relation to how content is skewed. 95bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson speaks to the general manager from Mairangi Arts Center, Angela Suh, about the event.

 

Racism in Auckland's housing market

Racism in Auckland's housing market Racism in Auckland's housing market, 16.26 MB
Fri 17 Mar 2017

Asian New Zealand Executive Director, Simon Draper, talks about Aucklands relationship with Asia after a survey showing half of Auckland residents blame Asia for housing prices.