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.
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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.
We talk Claudia Palmer of 350 Aotearoa about their current campaigns and the role of banks in endorsing the fossil fuel industry behind closed doors.
Next up, we talk to Housing First Programme Manager Fiona Hamilton and Public Service Association national secretary Glenn Barclay about the government’s new measures being introduced to prevent homelessness.
After that, for Green Desk, Oscar talks to ecologist Dr Mike Joy about fossil fuels, his upcoming talk at AUT uni and the biophysical limits to Aotearoa's food and environmental future.
And finally for Board Games we talk to Kerrin Leoni and Glenda Fryer about their upcoming Waitematā local board campaigns.
Today the Corrections Department announced its plan to reduce Maori offending and address over-representation in imprisonment. Hokai Rangi is a 5 year strategy that will incorporate Te Ao Maori, improve visitation for whanau, transform rehabilitative services, and provide sensitivity training for corrections officers so that they treat offenders with dignity and care. Maori would also co design the programme in a Treaty based partnership, and Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says the plan is part of a wider shift to a rehabilitative approach to offending. But as a response to the 2017 Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori offending, People against Prisons Aotearoa say the plan fails to deliver. Rahul speaks with PAPA spokesperson Emilie Rakete and begins by asking her what Hokai Rangi entails and where the criticism is coming from.
This week on the Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the 2018 census, prisoner voting rights and the green transport grant. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Lachlan talks to Dr Karen Webster from AUT about how central parties impact local body elections. Finally, Rahul speaks with People Against Prisons Aotearoa spokesperson, Emilie Rakete, about the Corrections Department's plan to reduce Māori offending and address over-representation.
Local elections are coming up fast and and an increasing number of candidates are becoming affiliated with central parties. Research from Auckland University of Technology shows that since Auckland became amalgamated, more candidates are opting to affiliate themselves with Labour, the Greens, and National than ever before. Research also shows these candidates are doing better than those running as independents. Lachlan spoke with lead researcher Dr Karen Webster about the research.
Bronwyn spoke to researcher Jude Ball, from the dept. Of public health at the University of Otago about the decline in cannabis youth among youth. The research shows between 2001 and 2012 a decline from 38 percent to 23 percent in lifetime cannabis use in teens.
Recent reports have come out suggesting a correlation between poor housing and respiratory infections amongst young children. In response, Child Poverty Action Group is calling for housing WoF's as prevention for illness.
Jeni Carwright from the Child Poverty Action Group tells us more about how housing WoF's could prevent life long health complications for young children.
Wednesday the 14th of August was the 7th International Day of Justice for Victims of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery- but what does this really mean? Deb Rawson speaks with Rebekah Juang, spokesperson for community group Korean New Zealanders for a Better Future, about how the historical context continues into present day, and why victims are still seeking closure.