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Lillian Hanly has recently finished her Masters, a wannabe exposé on John Key, and is now the News Director at bFM after volunteering since early 2014. In her spare time she'll be catching up on reading all the Noam Chomsky and Charles W. Mills books she wasn't able to in the past 5 five years of tertiary education, trying to make her second documentary film and lifeguarding at Bethells Beach. Ko Te Reo Māori te reo tuatahi a Lillian, he wahine Pākehā nō Aotearoa, Lillian is Pākehā and her first language is Māori. This upbringing highly influences the way she tells stories on the radio.
Conor speaks to Victoria University’s senior politics lecturer about how Trump and Xi Jinping’s trade war will impact India. Leonard speaks to kiwi rapper Raiza Biza about touring his new album in China. Mary-Margaret speaks to Auckland councillor Richard Hills about nine proposed Panuku developments and the backlash to one in Takapuna. In Leonard’s segment Everyday People, we hear from our beloved Friday Wire. This week on the Greendesk, Jack looks at the downsides of high meat consumption.
Raiza Biza has been a busy man lately. Along with Melodownz and IllBaz he released an Album titled "High Beams" on the 20th of July. He also found time to sneak off to China with his collective Ammonation last week for 4 shows in 4 days. Leonard Powell speaks to him about High Beams, China, Kanye and fake Louis Vuitton.
The Panuku Development Board has prioritised 9 areas around Auckland for urban development programmes. One of these, is the carpark on Anzac St in Takapuna. The proposal is to pedestrianise the block and build a large green space for the public to hang out at and walk along towards the beach. However, there is fierce backlash from one group, ‘Save the Carpark’. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and councillors Richard Hills and Chris Darby were invited by the group to a public presentation in Takapuna on Sunday, however there was little room for them to talk and they were met with a lot of yelling. Mary-Margaret spoke to Richard Hills about the proposal and the backlash it has brought, and started by asking him where the Council’s vision for this area first came from. Submissions for the build close on Friday, so if you visit Panuku.co.nz/Takapuna you can have your say.
Direct Animal Action and Kaipara locals will protest outside Tegel headquarters about the proposal of a new Tegel factory just outside of Dargaville. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Direct Animal Action’s Dierdre Sims about why they oppose the factory and why they are protesting about.
The government has announced a new funding round for the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust fund. The Trust distributes up to one hundred and fifty thousand dollars of grants a year to support the awareness of Chinese New Zealanders' history, language and culture and the contributions of early Chinese settlers. bFM reporter Justin Wong spoke with the chairperson of the trust Kai Luey about the history of Chinese NZers, some of the work the trust has done in the past, and would it would like to support in the future. Luey sez the grant will teach New Zealanders about the history of Chinese settlers in New Zealand. Justin started by asking Luey to explain who the first Chinese settlers were.
On the Monday Wire we had co-leader of the Green Party, James Shaw talking about the establishment of the new Māori freshwater forum Te Kāhui Māori Wai. We had our regular live segment Southern Cross with a guest appearance from Mike Treen of Unite Union. Damian Rowe speaks to Direct Animal Action’s Dierdre Sims about the new Tegel factory. Bailley Verry chats to tax advisor Terry Baucher about the new bed tax for Air BnB. And Justin Wong looks into the Poll Tax and raising awareness of the history of Chinese settlers in NZ with Kai Luey, Chairperson of the Poll Tax Heritage Trust.
Auckland Concil has introduced the controversial "Bed Tax" which increases rates of Auckland homeowners renting their homes out online with services like Airbnb. Bailley speaks to tax expert Terry Baucher about how the tax works and what it means for homeowners and tourism.