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Tips on being a young entrepreneur: Min Kyu Jung

Tips on being a young entrepreneur: Min Kyu Jung Tips on being a young entrepreneur: Min Kyu Jung, 15.51 MB
Fri 17 Mar 2017

One of runners up from the 2017 Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards, Min Kyu Jung, talks about the business he created that helps students improve their exam results and start up businesses for young people.

The Wire with Tess: Friday March 17th 2017

The Wire with Tess: Friday March 17th 2017 The Wire with Tess: Friday March 17th 2017, 99.61 MB
Fri 17 Mar 2017

On The Wire we have Asian New Zealand Executive Director Simon Draper, talks about Aucklands relationship with Asia after a survey showing Auckland residents blaming Asia for housing prices, National MP Jami-Lee Ross, talks about abortion law reform and the prospect of tax cuts, radio Adelaide’s Nicole Wedding for all the latest in Australian news, one of the runners up of the 2017 Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards, Min Kyu Jung, live in the studio talking about the business he created that helps students improve their exam results and the general manager from Mairangi Arts Center, Angela Suh talking about the 4th Annual Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.

Auckland University workers fight for higher pay

Auckland University workers fight for higher pay Auckland University workers fight for higher pay, 17.56 MB
Thu 16 Mar 2017

About 1,200 University of Auckland staff went on strike with 300 rallying on Thursday after failing to reach a pay rise agreement with their employer. The Tertiary Education Union says all staff at the university should be given a fair and equitable increase in pay but a satisfactory agreement with university management had not been reached following seven months of negotiations. 95bFM reporter Ambrose O’Meagher caught up with Antonia Verstappen from the TEU about what the strike entailed, while producer Jess Smith spoke to Emily, a student from Auckland University attending the rally to get an update on how the strike is going.
 

Māori Women's Development Inc and Ākina promote social enterprise

Māori Women's Development Inc. and Ākina promote social enterprise and Ākina promote social enterprise, 21.76 MB
Thu 16 Mar 2017

The Māori Women’s Development has partnered up with Ākina to promote Māori social enterprise up north and along the east coast in Te Tai Tokerau and Tairaawhiti. bFM's Jogai Bhatt caught up with the former’s project manager Kaye-Maree Dunn to learn a little more.

MyBitcoinSaver: the future of online currency

MyBitcoinSaver: the future of online currency MyBitcoinSaver: the future of online currency, 22.88 MB
Thu 16 Mar 2017

Most of us have probably heard of Bitcoin, but we might not all specifically know what it is or how it actually works. A new local company called MyBitcoinSaver aims to change that, by providing Kiwis with a platform through which they can easily buy and save their own Bitcoin. Our News Director Ximena caught up with the company's co-founder Sam Blackmore yesterday to chat about what Bitcoin is and the ins and outs of how it works.

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 16th March, 2017

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 16th March, 2017 The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 16th March, 2017, 90.37 MB
Thu 16 Mar 2017

This week, Jogai and Jess look at the University of Auckland's staff strike, and the Māori Women's Development Inc. about promoting social enterprise for Māori. Jess also catches up with Predator Free New Zealand to learn more about their partnership with the Holiday Parks Association, and bFM's news director Ximena Smith chats with the co-founder of MyBitcoinSaver Sam Blackmore about their exciting new venture. Andrew Little is also back for our weekly chat. All this and more on the Thursday Wire - check out the full podcast here. 

NZ's holiday parks go predator-free

NZ's holiday parks go predator-free NZ's holiday parks go predator-free, 14.83 MB
Thu 16 Mar 2017

Hundreds of holiday parks in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations may soon be free of rats, stoats and possums after the organisation that represents them signed up to Predator Free New Zealand. The Holiday Parks Association of New Zealand signed an agreement with the Predator Free New Zealand Trust yesterday, which will see its 300 member parks trapping in and around their grounds. Producer Jess Smith spoke with Predator Free New Zealand’s spokesperson Jessi Morgan to find out more about the new partnership.

Nick Smith responds to freshwater export petition

Nick Smith responds to freshwater export petition Nick Smith responds to freshwater export petition, 8.48 MB
Wed 15 Mar 2017

A 15,000 strong petition was presented to parliament yesterday, calling on the government to place a moratorium on freshwater exports. But Environment Minister Nick Smith has rejected the petition, saying it was a farce and was irrelevant to the important discussion on better managing New Zealand’s freshwater resources. Producer Adam Jacobson speaks to the Minister to further understand why he flat-out rejected the petition.

New Auckland traffic data doesn’t tell full story

New Auckland traffic data doesn’t tell full story New Auckland traffic data doesn’t tell full story, 11.21 MB
Wed 15 Mar 2017

New data revealed this morning that Aucklanders spend 4 weeks a year stuck in traffic. The report, released by GPS company TomTom, says Auckland is New Zealand's most congested city and is ranked the 47th worst globally. But Transport Blog’s Matt Lowrie says this data may not be painting the full picture. Producer Adam Jacobson speaks to Matt about the stats and what March may hold for commuters across the Auckland transport network.

Food pricing at a 5 year high

Food pricing at a 5 year high Food pricing at a 5 year high, 12.41 MB
Wed 15 Mar 2017

A report released via Statistics new Zealand shows food pricing at a 5 year high. The Food Price Index shows that food prices have risen 2.2% across the board, with the most significant changes occurring in fresh vegetables, meat and dairy products. Manager of Consumer Pricing Matt Haigh talks with producer Adam Jacobson about the Food Price Index, and if a trend may be occurring.