Kelly Enright and producer Laura Kvigstad bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding, and a chat with National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Kelly Enright is an AUT Communications student, with a flair for investigative journalism and social justice. She lived in Melbourne for 2 years, occasionally packing her backpack for a few months at a time to venture further north of the equator. Kelly loves chatting with people over black coffee and eating peanut butter from the jar.
The situation on Manus Island is worsening by the week. The detainees have locked themselves in the center and are refusing to leave, while food and medicine are being denied to them by authorities. Many are calling the situation a humanitarian crisis, with the UN and other international NGOs, shocked at the treatment of the detainees by the Australian Government. The New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is offering to take 150 of the detainees, however, the Australian Government has turned down the offer. Sam Smith spoke to commentator Tracey Barnett about the situation as it stands.
The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards took place last Thursday, and a bunch of really great things happened. SWIDT mesmerized the crowds, TEEKS accepted his award in Te Reo, and Jacinda and Lorde made for what’s being called the defining moment of 2017. A couple of us were lucky enough to witness the whole beautiful mess, because what’s NZ music without bFM? Here’re Jogai and Amanda who were lucky enough to catch up with the most electrifying rap group in the game today, Stoneyhunga’s finest: SWIDT, and New Zealand Music Hall of Fame inductee Sharon O'Neill.
Producer Leonard Powell spoke to Kristina Cavit from The Kindness Institute to discuss how it began and operates. Kristina discusses mental health in Aotearoa, and in particular the work that The Kindness Institute does with Rangatahi to enhance wellbeing and mindfulness.
Joel, Sam, and Leonard took on The Wire on Monday the 20th of November. In the show, Sam had a chat about latest new on Manus island with commentator Tracey Barnett. Joel talked to Green Party member James Shaw about his time at the COP23 Conference, and why the party is abstaining from commenting on Manus Island.For the Pacific News segment Southern Cross, Leonard talked to Kendall Hutt about COP23 as well as the outcome of the elections in the Solomon Islands and Tonga. Producer Leonard also spoke with Kristina Cavit from the Kindness Institute about the work they do with Rangatahi in Aotearoa. Finally, we recapped the NZ Music Awards as we looked at interviews by Jogai, Amanda, and Sarah.
Yesterday's Tongan election saw a decisive victory, for the previously governing Democratic Party. Professor at Massey University, Malakai Kaloamatangi, joins us on the phone from Tonga where he has been working as an international observer. He shares his thoughts on the election, and what we might expect to see once the new Parliament has formed.
Producer Conor talks to Green Party Leader James Shaw about what he's currently doing in Germany at the COP3 event, and why he believes New Zealand has something to offer to the fight against climate change as a small but developed country.
Yesterday was an historic day for Australia. The postal survey vote for marriage equality returned an overwhelming 61% yes vote, so now a bill can make its way through the senate and Australia can experience marriage reform, something new Zealand achieved four years ago. I spoke earlier with Labour MP Louisa Wall who wrote the New Zealand bill, about marriage equality, and the road thus far in both New Zealand and Australia.
Labour has announced it will be pushing through its Healthy Homes Bill to put stricter regulations on landlords. Lachlan spoke with National's Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse about the bill and why his party won't be supporting it.
On this week's Wire, Harry talks to Labour MP Louisa Wall about the Australian Marriage Equality referendum.
Lachlan talks to National MP Michael Woodhouse about the new government's Healthy Homes Bill.
Lachland also has a piece on a report into New Zealand's compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, talking to Children's Comissioner Andrew Beecroft, Jeni Cartwright from Child Poverty Action Group and the Human Rights Comission's David Rutherford.
Finally we have This Day in History, which takes us back to 1989, and the end of the Seperate Amenities Act in Aparthied South Africa.