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95bFM News Election Coverage 2020

95bFM’s intrepid newsteam has your 2020 Election coverage sorted. Exploring a different policy area across all parties each week, don't miss your best chance to stay informed on the issues that matter.

Live Election Correspondence w/ James & Justin: October 22, 2020

Live Election Correspondence w/ James & Justin: October 22, 2020 Live Election Correspondence w/ James & Justin: October 22, 2020, 13.03 MB
Thu 22 Oct 2020

Woth the elction having taken place last weekend, James and Justin give a racp of their experiences and share their interviews with Mellisa Lee and Kelvin Davis.

Rainbow Law Summary w/ James: October 15, 2020

Rainbow Law Summary w/ James: October 15, 2020 Rainbow Law Summary w/ James: October 15, 2020, 7.95 MB
Thu 15 Oct 2020

As part of 95bFM's election coverage, this week James gives a summary of what rainbow policies are being offered this election.

Electoral Law w/ James: October 15, 2020

Electoral Law w/ James: October 15, 2020 Electoral Law w/ James: October 15, 2020, 11.78 MB
Thu 15 Oct 2020

This week as part of our election coverage, James looks at electoral law for election day, specifically looking at what you can and can't do.

Report on Youth Policies; October 14, 2020

Report on Youth Policies; October 14, 2020 Report on Youth Policies; October 14, 2020, 17.83 MB
Wed 14 Oct 2020

As part of our election coverage on human issues Felix brings a report comparing the different parties’ policies relating to youth issues, including education, youth offending and mental health.

NZ First on Tertiary Policy and Oranga Tamariki; October 14, 2020

NZ First on Tertiary Policy and Oranga Tamariki; October 14, 2020 NZ First on Tertiary Policy and Oranga Tamariki; October 14, 2020, 22.72 MB
Wed 14 Oct 2020

This week our election topic is human issues. Bronwyn speaks to NZ First Minister Tracey Martin about the party’s tertiary policy, which involves an up front investment policy, universal living allowance, and a debt write off scheme. To begin with however, they spoke about one of the Minister's final announcements as Minister for Children - a $42 million programme aimed at intervening early intervention in families where tamariki are at risk.

Explaining the Māori Electoral Roll w/ Dr. Lara Greaves: October 13, 2020

Explaining the Māori Electoral Roll w/ Dr. Lara Greaves: October 13, 2020 Lara Greaves: October 13, 2020, 11.56 MB
Tue 13 Oct 2020

For 95bFM's election coverage, Jemima Huston speaks to University of Auckland politics lecturer Dr. Lara Greaves about the Māori Electoral Roll and the Māori Seats in Parliament. Dr. Greaves explains how the Māori Roll and Seats came to be, what impact they have on Māori participation in elections and what some of the issues are with this electoral system. 

Period Poverty w/ Dr. Terry Fleming and Miranda Hitchings: October 12, 2020

Period Poverty w/ Dr. Terry Fleming and Miranda Hitchings: October 12, 2020 Terry Fleming and Miranda Hitchings: October 12, 2020, 41.61 MB
Mon 12 Oct 2020

Period Poverty is generally considered to be the inability to access period products due to financial barriers. One average, Kiwis who menstruate are looking at spending nearly $16,000 on period products in their lifetime. Issues regarding accessibility are exacerbated by period stigma stifling women's ability to reach out for support and hindering advocacy efforts. Aneeka speak to Dr. Terry Fleming, one of the researchers in a Youth19 survey that collected data around Period Poverty in schools and she also speak to Miranda Hitchings, co-founder of DignityNZ, an organisation dedicated towards tackling and advocating for Period Poverty. 

Debates, Tax, Mental Health and Women's Issues w/ the Green Party co-leader James Shaw: October 12, 2020

Debates, Tax, Mental Health and Women's Issues w/ the Green Party co-leader James Shaw: October 12, 2020 Debates, Tax, Mental Health and Women's Issues w/ the Green Party co-leader James Shaw: October 12, 2020, 21.14 MB
Mon 12 Oct 2020

This week in her weekly chat with the Green Party co-leader James Shaw, Zoë Larsen Cumming asks James about the minor parties leader's debate, the possibility of a Minister for Mental Health, the Wealth Tax, New Zealand's violence against women and children record, and finally his thoughts in the last week leading up to the election! 

Violence Against Women and Children in Aotearoa New Zealand w/ Dr. Debbie Hager: October 12, 2020

Violence Against Women and Children in Aotearoa New Zealand w/ Dr. Debbie Hager: October 12, 2020 Debbie Hager: October 12, 2020 , 8.92 MB
Mon 12 Oct 2020

Last week womens groups in Aotearoa New Zealand reported to a UN watchdog that they were frustrated and disappointed how New Zealand has failed to make any meaningful progress on our widespread and enduring violence against women problem. To find out more, Zoë Larsen Cumming interview the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland's Dr. Debbie Hager, who spoke on behalf of the Coalition for the Safety of Women and Children. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic harm, call Shine on  0508 744 633 (Auckland based). 

Foreign Affairs with The Opportunities Party Deputy Leader Shai Navot: 9th October 2020

Foreign Affairs with The Opportunities Party Deputy Leader Shai Navot: 9th October 2020 Foreign Affairs with The Opportunities Party Deputy Leader Shai Navot: 9th October 2020, 34.83 MB
Fri 9 Oct 2020

James and Oscar spoke with The Opportunities Party deputy leader Shai Navot on her party's Foreign Affairs policies