Justin Wong and producer James Tapp bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show as well as a regular chat with Labour Minister Andrew Little, and Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide’s Zoe Kounadis.
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After false claims on the content of March's abortion law reform by two National MPs, Zoe Larsen Cumming spoke to the National President of the Abortion Law Reform Association New Zealand, Terry Bellamak on what the actual content of the abortion law reform is, the politicisation of social issues, and what work needs to be done regarding women's rights and health in New Zealand.
The weekly chat with Green Party co-leader James Shaw regarding quaratine fees, the roadside drug testing bill, and the Green's Poverty Action Plan.
The Southern Cross with Pacific Media Watch's director David Robie and contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi on the longterm effects of French nuclear testing in the Pacific, Covid 19 in Papua New Guinea, and a drug heist in Papua New Guinea.
Zoë talks to ALRANZ president Terry Bellamak on the policisation of social issues.
Producer Ty brings a piece on the mental health of teachers and principals in New Zealand.
Ty Stroud-Young spoke with the president of The New Zealand Educational Institute, Liam Rutherford after a survey was released, which revealed that teachers and school leaders report significant job strain far exceeding the general population.
Ollie speaks with Ministers Stuart Nash and Julie Anne Genter on the new roadside drug testing bill. Minister Genter also talks about Auckland's new cycle way and the launch of the new measles catch up campaign
Yesterday, former Broadcasting Minister and outgoing Labour MP Clare Curran said the nature of reporting in Aotearoa was destructive. She said there is a toxic culture at Parliament, that is systemic and not the fault of anyone in particular. Mary-Margaret wanted to find out how accountability should be dealt with if issues are systemic, in the context of a Westminster model of governance that encourages combative politics and combative political media. She spoke to Associate Professor Neal Curtis about how complex this issue is, and if we are discussing the root of the problem accurately.
Wednesday’s report on the Resource Management Act, called New Directions for Resource Management in New Zealand, was welcomed by the government. It was commissioned by Environment Minister David Parker, and it recommended completely scrapping the RMA and replacing it with two new pieces of legislation: the Natural and Built Environments Act and the Strategic Planning Act. James Tapp spoke to National’s environment spokesperson Scott Simpson, after having interviewed Minister Parker too.
Ollie Joblin speaks with Ministers Stuart Nash and Julie Anne Genter on the new roadside drug testing bill as well as the new cycleway at Orakei and a new campaign set to address measles in our youth. Mary-Margaret Slack speaks to Neal Curtis about Clare Curran’s comments on toxicity in Parliament and the role that media plays in the problem. In City Counselling, Oscar Perress speaks to Tracy Mulholland about the adoption of the budget, the maunga authority, Te whau pathway and He waka eke noa! And finally, we hear from National’s environment spokesperson about scrapping the RMA completely
Justin spoke to Justice Minister Andrew Little about the concerns of returning New Zealanders on charging for managed isolation, the banking sector implementing living wage to its lowest-paid contractors, proposed laws to protect migrant workers, and how the extradition process works even without a treaty.
This Wednesday a report of the Resource Management Act (RMA), New Directions for Resource Management in New Zealand, was welcome by the government. This was commissioned by the Environment Minister, David Parker, with the recommendation being to completely scrap the RMA and replace it with two new pieces of legislation, a Natural and Built Environments Act and a Strategic Planning Act. In an effort to understand more about the RMA, producer James Tapp talks to Minister Parker live on air about the RMA and its future.