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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.

Health Policy Report: September 21, 2020

Health Policy Report: September 21, 2020 Health Policy Report: September 21, 2020, 6.09 MB
Mon 21 Sep 2020

Zoë Larsen Cumming reports on most of the major parties' health policies on the 2020 election ballot. She looks at Labour, National, the Greens, the Māori Party, New Zealand First, ACT, and The Opportunities Party. The health policies have been broken up into the following subsections: COVID 19 response, public health, health services, alcohol and drugs and mental health.

The Opportunities Party on Local Economy Policy: September 18 2020

The Opportunities Party on Local Economy policy: September 18 2020 The Opportunities Party on Local Economy policy: September 18 2020, 19.92 MB
Fri 18 Sep 2020

The Opportunities Party leader Geoff Simmons spoke with Mary-Margaret Slack on his party's policy around Local Economy

A Conversation on Innovation in Our Agricultural Sector w/ Mark Ross + Sarah Smuts Kennedy; September 18, 2020

A Conversation on Innovation in Our Agricultural Sector w/ Mark Ross + Sarah Smuts Kennedy; September 18, 2020 A Conversation on Innovation in Our Agricultural Sector w/ Mark Ross + Sarah Smuts Kennedy; September 18, 2020, 14.6 MB
Fri 18 Sep 2020

 We take a look at innovation in agriculture to assess our agricultural future, and see different models for agriculture and innovation that could both be core to the next term and government. A huge thank you to both Mark Ross of Agcarm and Sarah Smuts-Kennedy of For The Love of Bees for providing their ideas and information to us. 

Labour's Rail Policy: 17th September 2020

Labour's Rail Policy: 17th September 2020 Labour's Rail Policy: 17th September 2020, 31.23 MB
Thu 17 Sep 2020

Justin spoke to Labour's transport spokesperson Phil Twyford on the party's stance on rail.

The Future of the Events Industry: 17th September 2020

The Future of the Events Industry: 17th September 2020 The Future of the Events Industry: 17th September 2020, 30.9 MB
Thu 17 Sep 2020

James Tapp spoke to Trust Arena CEO Mark Gosling about the prospects of the events industry and what support it needs from the government.

Minimum Wage and Economic Recovery w/ Rod Oram: September 15, 2020

Minimum Wage and Economic Recovery w/ Rod Oram: September 15, 2020 Minimum Wage and Economic Recovery w/ Rod Oram: September 15, 2020, 19.33 MB
Tue 15 Sep 2020

As the country faces both an economic crisis and an election, political parties on both of the aisle have very different proposals in mind when it comes to the minimum wage. Moreover, each party claims its respective approach is necessary for Aotearoa's economic recovery. 

Hanna spoke to Rod Oram, business journalist and political commentator, about whether low wages are necessary to sustain the economy.

The Māori Party on Local Economy Policy: September 15, 2020

The Māori Party on Local Economy Policy: September 15, 2020 The Māori Party on Local Economy Policy: September 15, 2020, 8.54 MB
Tue 15 Sep 2020

For 95bFM's election coverage this year, Jemima Huston speaks to Māori Party co-leader John Tamihere about the local economy policy issues. They discuss how a new government should approach the Covid-19 economic recovery and tackle Māori unemployment rates. 

Fostering Domestic Tourism w/ Bjoern Spreitzer: September 14, 2020

Fostering Domestic Tourism w/ Bjoern Spreitzer: September 14, 2020 Fostering Domestic Tourism w/ Bjoern Spreitzer: September 14, 2020, 19.81 MB
Mon 14 Sep 2020

Tourism is Aotearoa's largest export and the industry is suffering admist current Covid travel restrictions. Aneeka speaks to Bjoern Spreitzer, the General Manager of Tourism New Zealand's domestic tourism team about the value of domestic travel and importance of stimulating the domestic tourism market in Aotearoa. 

National Party on Housing Policy: September 11, 2020

Housing with National's Simon O'Connor September 11 2020 Housing with National's Simon O'Connor September 11 2020, 22.24 MB
Fri 11 Sep 2020

Producer Jack Marshall speaks with National's Simon O'Connor on his party's housing policy ahead of the general election

National Party on Housing Policy: September 11, 2020

National Party on Housing Policy: September 11, 2020 National Party on Housing Policy: September 11, 2020, 22.24 MB
Fri 11 Sep 2020

Producer Jack Marshall speaks with National's Simon O'Connor on his party's housing policy ahead of the general election