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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.

Are New Zealand's Emissions Targets Enough? w/ Oxfam NZ

Are New Zealand's Emissions Targets Enough? w/ Oxfam NZ Are New Zealand's Emissions Targets Enough? w/ Oxfam NZ, 20.4 MB
Tue 29 Sep 2020

As part of 95bfm's election coverage on the environment, Hanna speaks to Oxfam New Zealand Campaign Lead Alex Johnston about New Zealand's emissions targets. A report from the organisation found the targets were well below what was necessary to limit warming to 1.5 degrees celsius under the Paris Agreement. The interview disucsses this discrepancy, its global dimensions, and whether climate policy is being approached with the urgency it deserves.

The Māori Party on Environmental Policy: September 29, 2020

The Māori Party on Environmental Policy: September 29, 2020 The Māori Party on Environmental Policy: September 29, 2020, 6.04 MB
Tue 29 Sep 2020

For 95bFM's election coverage this year, Jemima Huston speaks to Māori Party co-leader John Tamihere about the environmental policy issues. They discuss why environmental policy is so important to consider. 

What to do about the Wallabies w/ Kevin Hackwell: September 28, 2020

What to do about the Wallabies w/ Kevin Hackwell: September 28, 2020 What to do about the Wallabies w/ Kevin Hackwell: September 28, 2020, 20.41 MB
Mon 28 Sep 2020

This morning Aneeka was made aware of the wallaby problem in Aotearoa and speaks to Kevin Hackwell, chief conservation advisor for Forest&Bird about what needs to be done about this pest. 

Jobs for Nature Report: September 28, 2020

Jobs for Nature Report: September 28, 2020 Jobs for Nature Report: September 28, 2020, 9.49 MB
Mon 28 Sep 2020

Aneeka brings us a report on the Department of Conservation's, Jobs for Nature Programme. Within the $1.3bn being invested in environmental work under the government's Covid-19 recovery plan, $200m is going towards this programme which will hopefully cement conservation efforts in Aotearoa as stimulate jobs for a growing number of Kiwis in struggling industries. 

The Endocannabinoid and Cannabinoid Systems; September 25, 2020

The Endocannabinoid and Cannabinoid Systems; September 25, 2020 The Endocannabinoid and Cannabinoid Systems; September 25, 2020, 6.12 MB
Fri 25 Sep 2020

We provide a bit of information around the Endocannabinoid and Cannabinoid Systems ahead of the election and the referendums with support from Tadgh Stopford of the Hemp Foundation. 

NZ First on the End of Life Choice and Recreational Cannabis Referendums; 23 September, 2020

NZ First on the End of Life Choice and Recreational Cannabis Referendums; 23 September, 2020 NZ First on the End of Life Choice and Recreational Cannabis Referendums; 23 September, 2020, 9.82 MB
Wed 23 Sep 2020

As part of this week's election coverage, Bronwyn speaks to NZ First Minster Tracey Martin about the two referenda. In particular, whether a referendum is appropriate for an issue such as assisted dying, and what happens if the recreational cannabis legislation doesn't pass. 

Fact-checking 'Votesafe' on the End of Life Choice Bill with Lawyer Catherine Marks, September 23, 2020

Fact-checking 'Votesafe' on the End of Life Choice Bill with Lawyer Catherine Marks, September 23, 2020 Fact-checking 'Votesafe' on the End of Life Choice Bill with Lawyer Catherine Marks, September 23, 2020, 30.76 MB
Wed 23 Sep 2020

The End of Life Choice Bill has some pretty strict eligibility requirements regarding the type of illness, physical capability, unbearable suffering and ability to make an informed decision. Despite this, campaign group 'Votesafe' believe there are not enough legal safeguards on the Bill. Bronwyn speaks to Catherine Marks, the lawyer behind the Lecretia Seales case, who fact-checks the accuracy of some of Votesafe’s concerns. 

Māori Party on the Referendums: September 22, 2020

Māori Party on the Referendums: September 22, 2020 Māori Party on the Referendums: September 22, 2020, 5.83 MB
Tue 22 Sep 2020

For 95bFM's election coverage this year, Jemima Huston speaks to Māori Party co-leader John Tamihere about the referendums. They discuss what position the Party will be taking on the Cannabis Referendum and the End of Life Choice Referendum. 

A Rundown of the End of Life Choice Referendum: September 22, 2020

A Rundown of the End of Life Choice Referendum: September 22, 2020 A Rundown of the End of Life Choice Referendum: September 22, 2020, 29.55 MB
Tue 22 Sep 2020

The End of Life Choice Referendum is a public vote on whether assisted dying under the End of Life Choice Act 2019 should become part of the law in Aotearoa. If a majority vote "yes" in the referendum, the Act will come into force and if a majority vote "no", the Act will not be able to be accessed. 

Jemima Huston explores the number of social and moral issues that surround the Act and assisted dying such as the input of family in the decision, coercion, the responsibility of doctors to preserve life vs. end life, the right for a doctor to opt out and the short "cooling down" period between prescribing and administering a lethal dose. 

ACT Party Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden and University of Auckland Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics Phillipa Malpas provide an insight into these issues and help breakdown what exactly we are voting for in the End of Life Choice Referendum. 

The Cannabis Referendum w/ Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick: September 21, 2020

The Cannabis Referendum w/ Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick: September 21, 2020 The Cannabis Referendum w/ Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick: September 21, 2020, 10.39 MB
Mon 21 Sep 2020

Zoë Larsen Cumming interviews Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick on the upcoming Cannabis Referendum as part of 95bFM's 2020 Election coverage.