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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.

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

A Pacific Election w/ the Pacific Cooperation Foundation; October 9, 2020

A Pacific Election w/ the Pacific Cooperation Foundation; October 9, 2020 A Pacific Election w/ the Pacific Cooperation Foundation; October 9, 2020, 8.38 MB
Fri 9 Oct 2020

We were joined by Fiso John Fiso, the Board Chair and Acting Chief Executive of Pacific Cooperation Foundation, to discuss the election with a Pacific Lens. Tune in to find out more!

The Thursday Wire's Auckland Central Debate: 8th October 2020

The Thursday Wire's Auckland Central Debate: 8th October 2020 The Thursday Wire's Auckland Central Debate: 8th October 2020, 132.97 MB
Thu 8 Oct 2020

Auckland Central electorate candidates Helen White (Labour), Chlöe Swarbrick (Green), and Emma Mellow (National) joins host Justin Wong and producer James Tapp to talk about local issues.

NZ First on Foreign Affairs w/ Rob Gore, October 7, 2020

NZ First on Foreign Affairs w/ Rob Gore, October 7, 2020 NZ First on Foreign Affairs w/ Rob Gore, October 7, 2020, 35.41 MB
Wed 7 Oct 2020

In lieu of regular guest Minister Tracey Martin, NZFirst MP Rob Gore speaks to Bronwyn about the party's foreign affairs policies. In particular, they focused on the rural visa, removing the right to vote for permanent residents, and defence funding.

She then followed up on the issue of permanent resident voting in an interview with Professor Andrew Geddis from the University of Otago. 

Report on International Students and Universities as Businesses, October 7, 2020

Report on International Students and Universities as Businesses, October 7, 2020 Report on International Students and Universities as Businesses, October 7, 2020, 12.81 MB
Wed 7 Oct 2020

As part of our election coverage on international policy, Prodcuer Felix Walton brings a report on how the sudden drought of international students has impacted universities as businesses.

Voting Rights of Permanent Residents with Professor Andrew Geddis, October 7,2020

Voting Rights of Permanent Residents with Professor Andrew Geddis, October 7,2020 Voting Rights of Permanent Residents with Professor Andrew Geddis, October 7,2020, 20.76 MB
Wed 7 Oct 2020

Under their immigration policy for this election, NZ First has proposed removing the right to vote from permanent residents.  Surprisingly, New Zealand is one of only four countries in the world who allow their permanent residents to vote. To hear more about why this is the case, and why it should stay that way, Bronwyn spoke to leading electoral law scholar, Professor Andrew Geddis from the University of Otago.

The Māori Party on Foreign Policy: October 6, 2020

The Māori Party on Foreign Policy: October 6, 2020 The Māori Party on Foreign Policy: October 6, 2020, 5.82 MB
Tue 6 Oct 2020

For 95bFM's election coverage this year, Jemima Huston speaks to Māori Party co-leader John Tamihere about foreign policy. They discuss relationships with the Pacific, sovereignty in Aotearoa and  non-alignment. 

 

Foreign Policy, Refugees, and Human Rights Abuses w/ the Green Party co-leader James Shaw: October 5, 2020

Foreign Policy, Refugees, and Human Rights Abuses w/ the Green Party co-leader James Shaw: October 5, 2020 Foreign Policy, Refugees, and Human Rights Abuses w/ the Green Party co-leader James Shaw: October 5, 2020, 22.87 MB
Mon 5 Oct 2020

This week in her weekly chat to the Green Party co-leader James Shaw, Zoë Larsen Cumming asks about the Green's refugee policy, and how New Zealand should stand up to countries in breach of human rights such as China and United States despite them being powerful trade partners and allies.