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.
Zoë Larsen Cumming speaks to Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand's Advocacy and Policy Manager Annaliese Johnston on the global refugee crisis and how it's been affected by COVID-19. They also talk about how New Zealand's foreign policies should change to accomodate a growing crisis.
With the elction crawling up behind us, it has been a while since we've voted or even voted at all. This week James covers what New Zealand's poilitcal voting system looks like in an attempt to provide some condensed civics education.
A hot topic last election with Gareth Morgan as the former leader of The Opportunities Party was cat control. It’s not getting much attention this election cycle, but it is still a massive problem for our native wildlife - as Bronwyn found out when she spoke to Jessi Morgan from Predator Free, who just so happens to be the daughter of the former TOP leader! Jessi hypothesises why we don't see cats under the target species of the Gorvernment's Predator Free 2050 programme. She concludes that any sucess in targeting feral cats also requires promoting responsible ownership of house cats.
To gain further insight into the problem posed by cats, Bronwyn also speaks to her grandad, cat-trapper and bird-lover, Alan Wilde.
As part of this week's election coverage, Bronwyn speaks to NZ First Minster Tracey Martin about aquaculture and the Billion Trees Programme. The party recently announced $100 million available to Aquacorp to support offshore marine farming, and more than $1.54 million in funding to Te Komanga Marae Trust to restore the native canopy of the Kōwhairoa Peninsula Historic Reserve at the Whangaroa Harbour.