India Essuah and producers Mack Smith and Sam Smith bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including the Green Desk with Lilly Peacocke, plus a weekly chat with Māori Party's co-leader, Marama Fox.
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India Essuah is about to finally wrap up her sociology and film studies degree, having taken time off to try out food writing halfway through. She started volunteering at 95bFM earlier this year and likes news because you always leave a shift having learnt about something... new. Other interests include watching Mad Men, knitting, and snacking.
We continue with our election-focused coverage today on The Wire - this week we look at the environment, and today we specifically focus on water, getting a range of perspectives on this issue throughout the show. Tracey Martin joins us to talk about what environmentally-focused policies NZ First has on offer, and AUT’s Allan Blackman comes up to the studio to talk about overhyping research, ‘killer’ avocados & watery whisky.
Nigel Brunell is the Director of Financial Markets at OMF and an expert on carbon trading. He joined us to discuss New Zealand's emissions trading scheme and what voters should look for in climate change policy.
Lucy Austin reports on a new documentary who explores the actions of New Zealand Defence forces in Afghanistan. She firstly spoke with writer and journalist of The Valley documentary Paula Penfold. She then spoke with co-author of the book Hit and Run and documentary producer Jon Stephenson to get his wider perspective on New Zealand’s military role overseas.
On today's Wire, India, Lucy and Mack talk to two of the journalists behind a new documentary series The Valley which investigates the New Zealand Defence Force’s role in Afghanistan, Paula Penfold and Jon Stephenson.
As we're focussing on the environment this week, we explore the issues of climate change in the context of this year’s election. We hear perspectives from Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox, The Opportunities Party's Deputy Leader Geoff Simmons, and Nigel Brunell, the Director of Financial Markets at OMF.
On the Green Desk, Lilly Peacocke speaks to an environmental protection group looking after Auckland’s Meola Creek.
On the lead up to the election we will be having a weekly topic where we explore various issues in New Zealand and find out what needs to be done in politics to address them. This week's issue is the environment.
Producer Sam Smith did a report where he dissected Labour’s campaign launch from yesterday in which climate change was a key issue. Host Joel had a chat with Green Party leader James Shaw about environmental policy, and the necessity of the Green Party to pull Labour to the left. We had Southern Cross with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt, who talked to us about human rights abuses and the New Zealand Government’s refusal to take a stance. Producer Jack also spoke with Gary Taylor, CEO of the Environmental Defence Society about the state of New Zealand’s land, air and sea.
Kelly talked to National MP Jami-Lee Ross on the recently approved negotiation mandate for the TPP11 agreement, and how this will directly affect New Zealand businesses and trading. Jami-Lee also chats about National's widely condemned Youth Crime policy package.
Producer Laura and Lachlan Balfour talk to Associate Professor at Auckland University School of Biological Sciences Mary Sewell, Environment Associate Minister Scott Simpson, and GreenPeace Spokesperson Elena Di Palma on the government’s advancement and widening on the policy banning of harmful microbeads in many shower gels and household cleaning products.
On Neighbourhood Watch for the 18th of August, Kelly talks to Nicole about the recent revelation of the Australian Deputy Prime Minister as a dual NZ citizen. We also chat about Pauline Hanson's islamic dress stunt in Parliament and the Federal Government's relaxing of secrecy rules for employees in detention centres.