The Friday Wire
Pūrākau: Stories, myths and legends of Māori...08/02/15
Pūrākau are an entertaining and important part of Māori culture. They’re the stories, myths and legends told to explain things in the Māori world. Professor Hone Saddler talks Atereano Mateariki about Pūrākau.
Still No TPP
What were supposed to be the final negotiations on the TPP trade deal have fallen flat. The key sticking points, as in previous talks, seem to be around dairy, intellectual property and car exports. University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey is...
The Southern Cross
This week on The Southern Cross we speak to Alistar Kata from the Pacific Media Center. We discuss whether the Cook Islands should become a member of the United Nations. Alistar also talks about small island developing states bringing their concerns...
What to do with a disused bowling club?
Three local community groups want to turn the disused Edendale Bowling Club at Gribblehirst Park in Sandringham into a community centre. Their proposal also includes the idea of a community garden and orchard. Henry Langguth from Auckland Central...
Dr Jackie Blue 'excited' over government action on family...
This week the government launched a new work programme in order to ensure government agencies respond more effectively to family and sexual violence. George Freeman spoke to Human Rights Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue, who welcomed the report.
Paul Moon - Te Reo Maori has become "marginalized"
In light of Maori Language week, we speak to AUT Professor History Paul Moon, who says te reo Maori has become "tokenistic" and "marginalized". Moon tells bFM's George Freeman about the challenges te reo faces today, and what it could learn from...
Community says “no” to 10-storey Fletcher quarry...
Three Kings is located in the central Auckland suburb of Mt Eden. There is a 15 hectare quarry in the suburb which has been there since the 1920s, which Fletchers has been quarrying since the 1980s. Since 2012 the quarry has started to be filled and...
TPPA to have "substantial impact" on medications - Kevin...
Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague speaks to 95bFM's George Freeman about how he expects the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will have a “substantial effect” on medications.
To Plant A Feijoa Forest
Mik Smellie is an Auckland city dweller who misses one of the joys of suburbia -- the fresh feijoa. He spoke to 95bFM news director Anna Bracewell-Worrall about the Feijoa Guild's plans to establish a feijoa forest (more of a grove, really -- he's...
Gaza One Year On
It's been one year since Israel's ground offensive on Gaza. It was a conflict which devastated Gaza, leaving an estimated 18,000 homes destroyed and that led to the death of over 2000 Palestinians. A year on and Gaza is struggling to rebuild, while...
State of the States
Every week, investigative journalist Jason Leopold brings us the latest in news out of the United States of America. This week, he speaks to Anna Bracwell-Worrall about the reported death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar and those Hillary Clinton emails.
TPP 'Biggest Game-Changer Since The Treaty' -- Moana...
Moana Maniapoto is a musician and documentary-maker. She's part of a group of Māori leaders and academics taking a claim to the Waitangi Tribunal, saying the Crown has breached the Treaty in its TPP negotiations. Maniapoto spoke to Anna...
Colin Craig on the 'Dirty Politics Brigade'
On Wednesday, Colin Craig called a press conference, where he announced he was the victim of what he calls the' dirty politics brigade'. Colin Craig speaks to Anna Bracewell-Worrall.
In the bin. or down the drain: New Zealand's medicine...
Medical specialists across the country are calling New Zealand’s treatment of surplus medicines a national disaster. Ben Leonard spoke to Lucy Shieffelbien, from the National Poisons Centre, to find out what happens to those pills after you flush them...
Expensive Medicine: The TPPA v Pharmac
The Prime Minister has admitted that New Zealand’s drug-buying agency Pharmac will likely have to pay higher costs for medicine under the TPPA. Ben Leonard spoke to Association of Salaried Medical Specialists executive director Ian Powell about what...
Dear Science with Professor Steve Pointing
Steve Pointing joins us as usual for Dear Science, today talking about the link between intelligence and long life, why practice does not always make perfect, and sustainable cities in the sky.
Epic Little Missions
Epic Little Missions is a website launched by Mitch Smyth, Content Creator for a social media agency and active sojourner. The site aims to curate and compile a list of Auckland's greatest little adventures and hikes that would otherwise be unknown to...
How do we save the New Zealand Sea Lion?
A new study from the University of Otago shows that current efforts by the Government to halt sea lion decline will probably fail because they focus on saving pups instead of adult females. Lead researcher Stefan Meyer spoke to Alice Gatland about the...
The Green Desk - Mangroves
Today on the Green Desk Gary Farrow speaks to Dr Luitgard Schwendenmann and Associate Professor Giovanni Coco from the University of Auckland about the ecological importance of mangroves.
A close look at Glyphosate
Glyphosate is a weed killer, and a very powerful one. It is sold as Roundup and was developed by a chemist working for Monsanto in 1970. Roundup has become one of the most used weed killers in the world, especially from its use in farming in many...
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