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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Jessica Hopkins, Jemima Huston, Frances Wright, Zazi Hewlett, Justin Wong and Noah Ferguson-Dudding focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa w/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: September 15, 2021

Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa w/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: September 15, 2021 Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa w/ Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: September 15, 2021, 12.29 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

Yesterday, Te Pāti Māori launched a petition to change the official name of New Zealand to Aotearoa. 

The petition is asking Parliament to change New Zealand to Aotearoa and begin the of, alongside whānau, hapū and iwi identifying and officially restoring the original te reo Māori names for all towns, cities and places right across the country by the year 2026.

This week, Zazi talks to Māori Party's co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer about the petition to change New Zealand’s name to Aotearoa, as she helped launch the petition, and is encouraging people to support such a change.

The ACT Party's Brooke van Velden also spoke to Zazi about this petition in today's Wednesday Wire show. If you would like to listen to that interview as well, click the link here.

The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 15, 2021

The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 15, 2021 The Wire with Zazi and Frances: September 15, 2021, 106.85 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

This week on the Wednesday Wire, we have another jam-packed show, with Zazi Hewlett and Frances Wright producing their fifth show from home and Jemima hosting and bringing us the news. 

The show starts off with Frances having her regular segment Dear Science with Allan Blackman. This week Frances and Allan talk about the Ig Nobel prizes; chat about toilet training cows; and discuss food scientists finding the key to perfectly smooth chocolate. 

Zazi speaks with Dr. Daniel Carl Henare Hikuroa, a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland. Dr. Daniel Hikuroa talks about his journey with te reo Māori, how he was introduced to it and why he finds it so important. He also talks about the name of this country, and whether New Zealand best describes the people living within it.

Frances then talks to Kylie Taffard, Chairperson of Women in Trades NZ, about the trades as career options for women.   

Zazi then has her regular catch-up with ACT's Brooke van Velden, this week talking about the Māori Party’s petition to change New Zealand’s official name to Aotearoa, as well as comments made by John Tamihere, saying that ACT members contacted him, appalled and apologetic of Seymour’s Māori priority vaccine tweet, posted last week.

And finally, Zazi speaks with the Māori Party’s co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, to hear her opinions on the petition to change New Zealand’s name to Aotearoa as well, as she helped launch the petition. 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 15, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 15, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 15, 2021, 25.68 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

On this week's Dear Science, Frances Wright was joined by AUT Professor Allan Blackman. They began by talking about the serious but hilarious Ig Nobel Prizes and then moved onto research on toilet training cows from the University of Auckland. They finished up by talking about the food scientists who have found the key to perfectly smooth chocolate. 

 

The Importance of Te Reo Māori w/ Dr. Daniel Hikuroa: September 15, 2021

The Importance of Te Reo Māori w/ Dr. Daniel Carl Henare Hikuroa: September 15, 2021 Daniel Carl Henare Hikuroa: September 15, 2021, 12.78 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

This week celebrates Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, an initiative intended to encourage New Zealanders to promote the use of the Māori language, which, along with New Zealand Sign Language, is an official language of the country. 


This week, Zazi speaks to Dr. Daniel Carl Henare Hikuroa, a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland, who talks about his journey with Te Reo Māori, how he was introduced to it and why he finds it so important. He also talks about the name of this country, and whether New Zealand best describes the people living within it.

ACT's Brooke van Velden on The Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa and ACT Members Being Apologetic: September 15, 2021

ACT's Brooke van Velden on The Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa and ACT Members Being Apologetic: September 15, 2021 ACT's Brooke van Velden on The Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa and ACT Members Being Apologetic: September 15, 2021, 9.04 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

This week Zazi spoke to Brooke about the Māori Party's petition to to change New Zealand's official name to Aotearoa as well as John Tamihere's comments in a Newshub interview yesterday.

Zazi asks Brooke about the Māori Party's petition - whether she supports it, thinks it’s important, or believes official titles don't make much of a difference.

In the second half, Zazi and Brooke talk about comments made by Māori Party's John Tamihere, saying that ACT members contacted him, appalled and apologetic of Seymour’s Māori priority vaccine tweet, posted last week.

The Māori Party's co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer also spoke with Zazi about the Aotearoa petition in today's Wednesday Wire show. If you would like to listen to that interview as well, click the link here.

Women in Trades w/ Kylie Taffard: September 15, 2021

Women in Trades w/ Kylie Taffard: September 15, 2021 Women in Trades w/ Kylie Taffard: September 15, 2021, 8.56 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 22,000 women in Aotearoa have lost their jobs. In the wake of this, the Women in Trades Collective is working harder than ever to encourage women into trades as a career option, and work with employers to help support women when they get there. On the Wire this Wednesday, Frances Wright spoke to Kylie Taffard, chairperson for the Women in Trades Collective to get a picture of the current climate of women in the trades industry. They spoke about what ‘the trades’ are, barriers that stop women getting into trades, and what the organisation is doing to encourage the trades as career options for women.

The Wire with Jemima: September 14, 2021

The Wire with Jemima: September 14, 2021 The Wire with Jemima: September 14, 2021, 94.89 MB
Tue 14 Sep 2021

Today on the Wire, Jemima Huston talks to Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu from the University of Otago Wellington about the government’s alert level announcement yesterday and the progress of the vaccination roll out for Pacific and Māori communities. 

Joe Wickins speaks to Douglas Ellife on his research surrounding reducing greenhouse emissions

Jemima interviews Joshua Levy, the Vaccination Team Leader at Bargain Chemist in Manukau, about excess vaccines going to waste. 

Joe reports about the toll digital work culture has had on teachers during the pandemic.

Finally, on Tomorrow’s World Isla Christensen and Stella Huggins look into how intermittent isolation could be affecting young kiwis.

The Toll of Digital Work Culture w/ Joe Wickins: September 14, 2021

The Toll of Digital Work Culture w/ Joe Wickins: September 14, 2021 The Toll of Digital Work Culture w/ Joe Wickins: September 14, 2021, 2.29 MB
Tue 14 Sep 2021

Joe reports on the toll digital work culture has had on teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. More to come on this next week.

The Lockdown Kids and Technoference: September 14, 2021

The Lockdown Kids and Technoference: September 14, 2021 The Lockdown Kids and Technoference: September 14, 2021, 10.49 MB
Tue 14 Sep 2021

In another week of level four lockdown, Isla and Stella look into how intermittent isolation could be affecting young kiwis. They chat with Maria Corkin from the University of Auckland about her research on 'technoference' and its influence on child development, executive functioning in kids, and the differences in outcomes depending on input.

Vaccines Going to Waste in Auckland w/ Bargain Chemist Manukau's Joshua Levy: September 14, 2021

Vaccines Going to Waste in Auckland w/ Bargain Chemist Manukau's Joshua Levy: September 14, 2021 Vaccines Going to Waste in Auckland w/ Bargain Chemist Manukau's Joshua Levy: September 14, 2021, 7.35 MB
Tue 14 Sep 2021

Joshua Levy is the Team Leader for the Covid-19 Vaccination Centre at Bargain Chemist in Manukau and has noticed that a number of excess vaccines have been going to waste at his vaccination centre. Joshua says that if someone doesn't show up to their vaccine appointment the dose set out for them will be disposed of because the Phizer vaccine needs to be used within six hours of being pepared.

News and Editorial Director Jemima Huston speaks to Joshua about the ways he thinks we could prevent vaccines from being thrown out. They discuss whether more people should take up walk-in appointments and how the government might set up a database to help people know where vaccines are going spare.

National's Place in the Polls w/ Christopher Luxon: September 17, 2021

National's Place in the Polls w/ Christopher Luxon: September 17, 2021 National's Place in the Polls w/ Christopher Luxon: September 17, 2021, 21.12 MB
Fri 17 Sep 2021

Noah Ferguson-Dudding caught up with National MP Christopher Luxon for their weekly chat. They discussed what Luxon would like to see the government to do around their recent Three Waters proposal. They also touched on a recent poll which has put National at 21.3%, and the controversy around Judith Collins' criticism of Siouxsie Wiles.

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 17, 2021

City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 17, 2021 City Counselling w/ Pippa Coom: September 17, 2021, 20.93 MB
Fri 17 Sep 2021

Today, Pippa and Ilena talked about how Auckland Council will be helping local businesses move down through alert levels- in particular, how the Council can help the hospitality industry with licensing requirements so that they can do trading on the footpaths and allow more space between customers. 

They also talked about Vision Zero, an ethics-based transport safety approach that was developed in Sweden and is now being implemented in Auckland. The vision states that there will be no deaths or serious injuries on our roads by 2050. Ilena asked Pippa about how realistic this goal is, what concrete steps have already been taken to make our roads safer and what future plans are in place.

 

 

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021 Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021, 13.78 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Justin talks about the Canadian federal election with Professor Daniel Béland of McGill University.  The election will take place on September 20 after Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau called a snap election in August.

Labour's Andrew Little: September 16, 2021

Labour's Andrew Little: September 16, 2021 Labour's Andrew Little: September 16, 2021, 19.2 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Justin spoke to Health Minister Andrew Little about New Zealand's Covid-19 strategy post lockdown and the vaccine bus to boost vaccination rates in Auckland.

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021

Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021 Justin's International Desk : September 16, 2021, 14.05 MB
Thu 16 Sep 2021

Justin talked to Victoria University's Professor Robert Ayson on the new Ausuk defence pact between Australia, the US, and the UK.  Part of the pact would see Australia acquire its first nuclear-powered submarines to replace its aging fleet with the US and UK sharing technology.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 15, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 15, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 15, 2021, 25.68 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

On this week's Dear Science, Frances Wright was joined by AUT Professor Allan Blackman. They began by talking about the serious but hilarious Ig Nobel Prizes and then moved onto research on toilet training cows from the University of Auckland. They finished up by talking about the food scientists who have found the key to perfectly smooth chocolate. 

 

ACT's Brooke van Velden on The Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa and ACT Members Being Apologetic: September 15, 2021

ACT's Brooke van Velden on The Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa and ACT Members Being Apologetic: September 15, 2021 ACT's Brooke van Velden on The Petition to Change NZ's Official Name to Aotearoa and ACT Members Being Apologetic: September 15, 2021, 9.04 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

This week Zazi spoke to Brooke about the Māori Party's petition to to change New Zealand's official name to Aotearoa as well as John Tamihere's comments in a Newshub interview yesterday.

Zazi asks Brooke about the Māori Party's petition - whether she supports it, thinks it’s important, or believes official titles don't make much of a difference.

In the second half, Zazi and Brooke talk about comments made by Māori Party's John Tamihere, saying that ACT members contacted him, appalled and apologetic of Seymour’s Māori priority vaccine tweet, posted last week.

The Māori Party's co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer also spoke with Zazi about the Aotearoa petition in today's Wednesday Wire show. If you would like to listen to that interview as well, click the link here.

The Lockdown Kids and Technoference: September 14, 2021

The Lockdown Kids and Technoference: September 14, 2021 The Lockdown Kids and Technoference: September 14, 2021, 10.49 MB
Tue 14 Sep 2021

In another week of level four lockdown, Isla and Stella look into how intermittent isolation could be affecting young kiwis. They chat with Maria Corkin from the University of Auckland about her research on 'technoference' and its influence on child development, executive functioning in kids, and the differences in outcomes depending on input.

Booster Vaccines and the National Party w/ Christopher Luxon: September 12, 2021

Booster Vaccines and the National Party w/ Christopher Luxon: September 12, 2021 Booster Vaccines and the National Party w/ Christopher Luxon: September 12, 2021, 20.06 MB
Fri 10 Sep 2021

Noah Ferguson-Dudding caught up with National MP Christopher Luxon for their weekly chat. They discussed the government's potential plans for booster vaccines against Covid-19, Auckland's ongoing Level 4 lockdown, and the National Party's identity given the current strength of the government.

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: September 10, 2021

City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: September 10, 2021 City Counselling w/ Shane Henderson: September 10, 2021, 17.39 MB
Fri 10 Sep 2021

This week, Ilena spoke with Councillor Shane Henderson about what he calls the ‘week from hell’ for West Auckland. The week started with extensive flooding and ended with a terror attack at the LynnMall Countdown, all while the region was in level 4 lockdown. He gives some updates on where flooding emergency and support efforts are at now, and how West Aucklanders are coping.

On another note, Ilena and Shane also talked about bin tags and how a proposal to streamline Auckland’s rubbish service might look like.