Jemima Huston and producers Damian Rowe and Bailley Verry bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our Pacific news feature Southern Crosswith AUT Pacific Media Centre's Rahul Bhattarai, and political commentary with someone from the Green Party, (usually) James Shaw.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Jemima is a Law, Media and Politics student at UoA. She is passionate about investigative journalism, speaking to people and hearing their stories but is not so keen on land law. Jemima loves groovy trousers and any chance to have a boogie.
On the Wire today Lachlan speaks with Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier about his report into the conditions at Ngawha prison. Southern Cross is back to give us all the updates on what’s happening across the Pacific. Green Party co-leader James Shaw joins us to discuss the blue economy, mental health funding, and what it’s like being a small party in government. Finally, Sherry speaks with The opportunities leader Geoff Simmons about the relaunch of TOP and how they’re going to shake the legacy of Gareth Morgan.
Ngawha prison is a former maximum security facility that now houses many prisoners who are on remand awaiting trial. They recently had a surprise inspection from the Office of the Ombudsman, which found a number of faults with how the prison is being run, including issues around prisoner privacy and lack of rehabilitative programmes. Lachlan spoke with Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier about the report.
While water is a basic human right, some three billion people face water scarcity and some countries are running out of water. Maria Armoudian explores the realities of water with Barbara Cosens and Rick Hogeboom.
Yesterday RNZ released a report detailing findings that Internal Affairs has been providing funding to anti-abortion charities’ counselling services for the last 15 years through their Community Organisations Grants scheme. Despite providing hundreds of thousands of dollars to these groups, the provision of funding actually appears to go against their rules for Community Organisation Grants.
Deb speaks with Terry Bellamak, National President of ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa, who begins by describing the organisations Internal Affairs has been funding.
With a non-binding referendum on legalising cannabis approaching, Patrick Gower has explored its place in New Zealand in a new documentary. He spoke to Mary-Margaret about the need for debate, and what is standing in the way. Mary-Margaret also asked the Drug Foundation's Ross Bell about public hesitations, and the presence of misinformation.