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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Felix Walton, Jemima Huston, James Tapp, Justin Wong and Ayana Piper-Healion focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

Early Childhood Centers and the Public Sector w/ Chris Hipkins; 14 May, 2021.

Early Childhood Centers and the Public Sector w/ Chris Hipkins; 14 May, 2021. , 14.29 MB
Fri 14 May 2021

This week Minister for Education and Public Service, Chris Hipkins, announced Early Childhood Centre teachers would receive a wage increase to match kindergarten teachers. Noah Ferguson-Dudding spoke to Hipkins about the announcement, as well as the goverment's recent move to freeze many public sector wages.

Challenges of Activism: May 14, 2021

Challenges of Activism: May 14, 2021 Challenges of Activism: May 14, 2021, 61.08 MB
Fri 14 May 2021

Ayana explores the challenges of activism with Associate Professor of Sociology at Otago University, Marcelle Dawson. 

Last month the March Against Sexual Violence failed to go ahead several times, Ayana finds out the story behind it with one of the organisers Lily Chen.

And Lourdes Vano speaks out about her experience and challenges within School Strike 4 Climate in 2019. 

Streets for People and Local Government Review w/ Shane Henderson: May 14, 2021

Streets for People and Local Government Review w/ Shane Henderson: May 14, 2021 Streets for People and Local Government Review w/ Shane Henderson: May 14, 2021, 15.5 MB
Fri 14 May 2021

Waitākere Councillor Shane Henderson speaks to Ayana about streets for people and the Queen Street upgrade, the Maungawhau by-election, what he thinks should happen with local government review, and if Auckland Council will consider following in the Governments footsteps with a wage freeze. 

The Wire with Ayana: May 14, 2021

The Wire with Ayana: May 14, 2021 The Wire with Ayana: May 14, 2021, 104.6 MB
Fri 14 May 2021

Whakarongo mai! 

Noah talks to National MP Christopher Luxon about international trade and the He Puapua report.

Ayana delves deep into the challenges around activism with Associate Professor of Sociology at Otago, Marcelle Dawson, and gets the insider scoop on why the March Against Sexual Violence didn't go ahead with Lily Chen. Lourdes Vano also speaks up about the challenges she faced in the School Strike 4 Climate group in 2019. 

Councillor Shane Henderson speaks to Ayana on our regular segment with Auckland Council about streets for people, Maungawhau by-election, local council review and if council would consider a wage freeze. 

Finally Noah spoke to Education Minister Chris Hipkins about pay equity for ECE and Kindergarden teachers. 

 

Government reducing transaction fees: May 13, 2021

Government reducing transaction fees: May 13, 2021 Government reducing transaction fees: May 13, 2021, 5.11 MB
Thu 13 May 2021

The government said it is planning to reduce merchant service fees for small businesses, which is a fee that banks charge for every transaction made on contactless debit and credit cards.

Solar farming: May 13, 2021

Solar farming: May 13, 2021 Solar farming: May 13, 2021, 6.15 MB
Thu 13 May 2021

Auckland-based energy company Lodestone is planning to build five solar farms across the North Island and generate enough power for 55,000 households while conducting dairy farming on the side.  The company's Director for Development Daniel Cunningham spoke to reporter James Tapp.

The Thursday Wire with Justin: May 13, 2021

The Thursday Wire with Justin: May 13, 2021 The Thursday Wire with Justin: May 13, 2021, 86.57 MB
Thu 13 May 2021

Environment groups are protesting against Environment Canterbury’s decision to grant consent extension to a controversial irrigation scheme.

A new report by Otago University in Wellington found that at least five per cent of New Zealand houses are lacking in basic amneties.

The government has announced it will reduce card transaction fees for small businesses.

An energy company said it will build five solar farms in the North Island along with dairy farms.

Canterbury water rally: May 13, 2021

Canterbury water rally: May 13, 2021 Canterbury water rally: May 13, 2021, 10.88 MB
Thu 13 May 2021

Canterbury environementalist are protesting today in front of Envrionment Canterbury's offices to protest the agency's decision to grant a ten year extension to an environmental consent of a highly controversial irrigation scheme.  The spokesperson of one of the groups, Aotearoa Water Action, spoke to Justin.

Otago University Wellington's housing report: May 13, 2021

Otago University Wellington's housing report: May 13, 2021 Otago University Wellington's housing report: May 13, 2021, 8.87 MB
Thu 13 May 2021

A new report by the Otago University in Wellington discovered that five per cent of houses in New Zealand are lacking basic amenities including drinkable tap water, electricity or a toilet.  The report's lead author Helen Vickers is a Research Fellow at Otago University in Wellington's He Kāinga Oranga programme.  She spoke to Justin about the report.

 

Drug Policy in Victoria w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 12, 2021

Drug Policy in Victoria w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 12, 2021 Drug Policy in Victoria w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 12, 2021, 11.17 MB
Wed 12 May 2021

This week on 'What's the Buzz?' with the New Zealand Drug Foundation, Aneeka talks to Fiona Patten who is a politician from Victoria, Australia. Fiona is in the country for the Drug Symposium in Parliament and talks to Aneeka about drug policy in Victoria, particularly around marijuana and medically supervised injection centres. 

Te Tiriti o Waitangi and International Trade w/ Christopher Luxon; 14 May, 2021.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi and International Trade w/ Christopher Luxon; 14 May, 2021. , 19.84 MB
Fri 14 May 2021

Recently the National Party has accused the government of pursuing a "separatist" agenda as they promote policies such as a separate Māori Health Authority. Other parties, including the Māori Party and the Greens, have criticised National's claims for racial rhetoric. Noah Ferguson-Dudding spoke to National MP Christopher Luxon about the controversy, as well as the Treaty of Waitangi more generally.

 

They also discussed New Zealand's upcoming trade delegations with Australia and the United Kingdom.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 12, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 12, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 12, 2021, 25.29 MB
Wed 12 May 2021

This week on Dear Science the bants were truely flowing between Allan, James and Aneeka as they discuss science.

This week starts off with a bang, as they talk about Chernobyl and how it could be continuing to cause problems.

Allan educates us on Dorothy Hodgkin, a science pioneer who would've turned 111.

The segment finishes off with a chat about super duper strong laser beams developed in Korea.

Drug Policy in Victoria w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 12, 2021

Drug Policy in Victoria w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 12, 2021 Drug Policy in Victoria w/ The New Zealand Drug Foundation: May 12, 2021, 11.17 MB
Wed 12 May 2021

This week on 'What's the Buzz?' with the New Zealand Drug Foundation, Aneeka talks to Fiona Patten who is a politician from Victoria, Australia. Fiona is in the country for the Drug Symposium in Parliament and talks to Aneeka about drug policy in Victoria, particularly around marijuana and medically supervised injection centres. 

ACT's Brooke van Velden on Gun and Asset Legislation, Genocide in China & Compulsory Unionism: May 12, 2021

ACT's Brooke van Velden on Gun and Asset Legislation, Genocide in China & Compulsory Unionism: May 12, 2021 ACT's Brooke van Velden on Gun and Asset Legislation, Genocide in China & Compulsory Unionism: May 12, 2021, 20.99 MB
Wed 12 May 2021

This week James and Brooke talk about a range of topics, starting off with the new laws to be introduced under Labour ot combat gangs.

The new laws allow for guns to be seized if they owner is high risk, which cuts through paper work. An act is also be revised to allow more seizures of gang owned assets.

James also touches on Brooke's motion in parliament which was revised, as the use of the word 'genocide' was vetoed.

Their chat finishes up on unionism, and ACT"s opposition to compulsory unionism.

TikTok Science Myths: May 11, 2021

TikTok Science Myths: May 11, 2021 TikTok Science Myths: May 11, 2021, 7.7 MB
Tue 11 May 2021

This week on Tomorrow's World, Isla and Stella investigate the science side of video sharing app TikTok. They discuss whether TikTok is a trustworthy information source, debunk some mistruths and approve some actually accurate science videos. 

Human Rights Abuses in China & the National Rail Investment w/ Christopher Luxon; 7 May, 2021.

Human Rights Abuses in China & the National Rail Investment w/ Christopher Luxon; 7 May, 2021. , 8.11 MB
Fri 7 May 2021

Earlier this week, parliament passed a motion declaring China is committing human rights abuses aganst the Uyghur people. Noah Ferguson-Dudding spoke to National MP Christopher Luxon about the declaration, as part of their weekly interview. They also discussed the government's new 10-year plan to improve the national railway system.

Labour's Andrew Little: May 6, 2021

Labour's Andrew Little: May 6, 2021 Labour's Andrew Little: May 6, 2021, 28.03 MB
Thu 6 May 2021

Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little about Pharmac reportedly stopping blanket funding drugs for kid's cancer, comments made by National leader Judith Collins on health sector reforms, and Labour insisting changing a motion condemning 'genocide' in China's Xinjiang province to 'human rights abuse'.

Neighbourhood Watch: May 6, 2021

Neighbourhood Watch: May 6, 2021 Neighbourhood Watch: May 6, 2021, 19.83 MB
Thu 6 May 2021

This week on Neighbourhood Watch, a legal challenge is launched against the Federal government's ban in returning citizens from India, a family could be released from the detention centre on Christmas Island, and a giant moth is discovered in Queensland.

Justin's International Desk: May 6, 2021

Justin's International Desk: May 6, 2021 Justin's International Desk: May 6, 2021, 43.67 MB
Thu 6 May 2021

International Desk reports on the developments in Chad after President Idriss Deby was killed and the country is ruled by a military transitional council.  Justin was joined by SOAS University PHD student Moudwe Daga to talk about what caused the conflict and the future for the Central African country.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 5, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 5, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 5, 2021, 25.57 MB
Wed 5 May 2021

This week on Dear Science Marcus once again blows everyone's minds with science which pushes the boundaries.

Dear Science starts off with a chat about Mayflies and lamps and how unnatural light is killing our insect populations.

Next Marcus and James talk about ancient superhighways in Australia which have been mapped using supercomputers.

To finish up this week Marcus gives us an update on how the COVID-19 vaccines impact transmission rates.