Stewart Sowman and producers Olivia Holdsworth and Grace Watson bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show as well as a regular chat with Labour Minister Andrew Little.
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Stewart Sowman-Lund is in his final year of a Law and Arts degree, and a radio reporter for Newstalk ZB. He’s been at 95bFM since 2017, and has spent much of his time covering entertainment news despite being told not to. When not giving his opinion on something, he’ll most likely be found drinking coffee.
On The Wire today, Dear Science with Allan Blackman takes us through protons, slippery ice and cleaning products that could kill.
Sherry is looking into the government’s announcements on changes in schools and speaks to two principals, one from Auckland Grammar School, and the other from Te Kura Kaupapa Motuhake O Tāwhiuau in Murupara.
William speaks to Jarred Abbott from First Union about the upcoming bus driver strikes.
Lillian hears from Sean Freeman, chair of the Tree Council on why they support the Tupuna Maunga Authority’s plan to restore Owairaka maunga.
Bus drivers for East Tamaki and the Airport will be taking full strike action for a twenty four hours after four AM tomorrow. This comes after employment relations reach a new low between drivers and company Go Bus. First Union representatives has stated that Go bus have cancelled regular wage bargaining, suspended drivers affiliated with the union and endangered the safety of striking workers. They have also stated that Go Bus and service provider Auckland Transport frequently “pit drivers against the public” in media releases on strike action. In response Go Bus have stated that drivers are “making students the victim” by timing the strikes alongside the exam period. The bus company also rebutted all of First Unions claims stating that they have made wage increase offers, haven’t cancelled negotiations and have not suspended anyone over the strikes. William Boyd spoke with FIRST Union Secretary for Transport, Logistics and Manufacturing, Jared Abbott about the planned strike and Go Buses unethical practices. William started off by asking why drivers are striking.
The Tree Council is a community based organisation that has been advocating for the values and protection of trees for more than thirty years. They announced this week their full support for the Tupuna Maunga Authority’s restoration plan for Owairaka maunga following protests against the removal of 345 exotic trees on the mountain. Lillian Hanly spoke with Chair of the Tree Council Sean Freeman who explained the restoration plan, saying it is part of the integrated management plan that applies to all the maunga of Tāmaki Makaurau. Part of that plan is to remove the exotic vegetation and reestablish native ecology as a way of bringing back native fauna to those maunga, and restore, repair and reinstate the relationship between mana whenua and these sacred areas. Lillian then started by asking what the Tree Council’s response was to the protests.
Recently, a group of 21 mental health experts signed an open letter to MPs detailing the facts and evidence regarding assisted dying and suicide rates.
95bFM explores the grey areas and uncertainties around the euthanasia debate that has divided the nation.
Reporter Rachel Simpson talks sci-fi futures, the precautionary principle, and the meaning of rights. She speaks to Dion Howard, who is a registered nurse and specialist youth mental health worker. They discuss the experience and point of view of professionals who see these issues first hand.
We talk to Dr Julia Albrecht about the Tiaki Promise and about making a sustainable future for the tourism industry.
Reporter Rachel Simpson talked to registered nurse and youth mental health specialist Dion Howard about an open letter from experts to MPs detailing the facts and evidence regarding assisted dying and suicide rates
New Zealand has a new political party. The Sustainable New Zealand party has thrown its hat into the ring for the 2020 election with a focus on, surprise surprise, sustainability. They insist they’re not a blue green party, and are headed by former green party and national party member Vernon Tava. They’re willing to work anyone across the political spectrum to achieve their goals. Lachlan spoke with Vernon about the party.
This week on the Monday Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the passing of the Zero Carbon Act. Lachlan talks to Vernon Tava who is the leader of the new political party, Sustainable New Zealand, abour what the party stands for. Felix chats with Forest and Bird about the Bird of the Year competition and the Hoiho taking out first place this year. Jemima wraps it up with an interview with Dr Rebekah Graham who has worked with the Child Poverty Action Group on a paper regarding food insecurity in New Zealand.
Child Poverty Action Group has launched a series of papers that highligtht the problems children face living in food insecure households. Jemima spoke to an author of one of the papers, Dr Rebekah Graham about food insecurity in Aotearoa and what needs to be done to eliminate it.
Our options as a humanity may be dwindling in the face of climate change. The coming changes may completely alter the world as we know it with collapsed ecosystems, mass immigration of climate refugees, and more devastating wars over basic necessities such as food and water. Maria Armoudian speaks to veteran journalist Gwynne Dyer about the scenarios we face with climate change and the options for humanity.