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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.
Addiction and gambling has always been a major problem in society, but what happens when gambling is normalised in the online sphere?
Lotto New Zealand have recently launched an add-on to their gambling app, allowing them to sell Instant Kiwi products to consumers. Critics argue, apps like this are problematic, as gambling becomes hugely accessible at all times.
Mark Casson speaks to Anthony Hawke, from Hapai Te Hauora about the risks of online gambling.
A new book looking into the role of the sovereign, governor-general, and crown in New Zealand has been published. This Realm of New Zealand is a comprehensive account of how the Queen, governor-general, and the Crown interact with our democratically elected leaders under New Zealand’s unwritten constitution. The authors also examine some of the key issues to be considered should NZ become a republic. Sam Smith spoke to the book’s co-author Professor Janet McLean.
The campaign to save sacred land at Ihumatao in Mangere is moving to the environment court. SOUL decided to take legal action against Heritage New Zealand after they approved Fletcher Building application to destroy wahi tapu and archaeological sites on the land marked for development. No settlement was reached and the case is now moving to the environment court. No sort of development can occur on the whenua until the environment court process is settled. Sam Smith spoke to SOUL spokesperson Pania Newton about the latest developments.
Over the past few months, Facebook has come under fire for its role in presenting news to the public. There’s been criticism that it creates a bubble of information that’s curated by algorithms based on user’s values. This has caused issues in users receiving potentially false but self-affirming information, causing problems in news consumption worldwide.
Joel spoke to Dr Neal Curtis, a published author, media theorist and professor at Auckland University, and News Director Lillian Hanley about this.
Reporter Conor Knell speaks to Doctor of International Politics at Auckland University, Thomas Gregory, on the state of democracy in Turkey.
Producer Laura speaks with political coordinator of AAAP, Ricardo Menendez March, on punitive costs placed upon mothers who do not list the biological father's name on their child's birth certificate.
This week in Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide, we talk about a campaign being undertaken in Tasmania to save 500,000 wildlife from death by car.
Producer Conor speaks with Susan St John of the Child Poverty Action Group, about treasury's mistake in projecting child poverty reduction numbers.
And of course we continue our weekly chat with National Party MP, Jami-Lee Ross. Kelly asks him to explain the error Treasury made in relation to the numbers of children forecast to be lifted out of poverty.
News and Editorial Director Lillian Hanly responds to conversations by people who have never been involved in Te Reo Māori revitalisation about the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori. In this report, Lillian speaks with Glenis Philip-Barbara, Finn Ogle, Max Harris and Vincent Olsen-Reeder - people who have been involved with language revitalisation efforts. Thank you also to Leonie Pihama, Tina Ngata and Leonie Hayden for their public commentary.