The Monday Wire with Gary Farrow
Report: Council Vote on Ihumatao08/26/15
Auckland Council deliberated this morning on whether to revoke recommendation for a special housing area at Ihumatao. 95bFM's Caitlin McIlhagga and Alice Gatland were there.
Interview: Children's Commissioner on CYFs
The Children's Commission has released a report on Child, Youth and Family. The problems are clear: children under care of the state are not achieving as they should be in education and too many are suffering abuse. The report recommends establishing...
Interview: Take My Hands
Take My Hands uses spare capacity in warehouses and shipping crates to take medical equipment from New Zealand to developing countries in the Asia/Pacific region. When our hospital beds are upgraded, the outdated models could be sent to Fiji. Managing...
State of the States
A television reporter and a camera operator were shot dead during a live cross in the United States. Jason Leopold reports.
Interview: Drug Policy with Peter Dunne
National Drug Policy for the next five years has been launched by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne. It's cautious around medical cannabis, but backs well away from the war on drugs approach.
Report: Trans* Woman Held in Rimutaka Men's Prison
Transgender and queer activists are organising a hunger strike, calling for the transfer of imprisoned transgender woman, Jade Follett, to a women's facility. Wire producer Kermath reports.
Dear Science with Professor Steve Pointing
This week on Dear Science; how the world might look without humans, how amoebae farm their food, and we answer the all-important question of why humans are smarter than chickens.
Taamaki ki raro: Waikato-Tainui claims in Taamaki Makaurau
During his annual koroneihana address, Kingi Tuheitia announced the decision to move forward with Tainui and Kiingitanga historic claims in Taamaki Makaurau. Ben Leonard speaks to Tukoroirangi Morgan, spokesperson for Te Kiingitanga and chief...
Green Desk: Kiwis for Kiwi
On the Green Desk this week Gary Farrow talks to Michelle Impey, Executive Director of Kiwis for Kiwi.
Report: Proposed Changes to Easter Sunday Trading Laws
The Government are proposing changes to the laws surrounding trading on Easter Sunday. Currently Easter Sunday is a statutory holiday. Most stores are required to be closed, with a number of exemptions including dairies, service stations, pharmacies...
Interview: Rod Oram - Chinese Stock Market Crash
They are calling it "Black Monday". Yesterday the Chinese stock market fell to it's lowest rate in eight years, sending shock waves throughout the global economy. Does this mean another recession is on the way? Business commentator Rod Oram spoke with...
Interview: AT to Decide on Further Use of Glyphosate
On the 25th of August, Auckland Transport had a meeting in regards to Glyphosate and whether or not to end the use of this weed killer. The Weed Management Advisory are going to attend this meeting to try to persuade Auckland Transport that a ban is...
Southern Cross: Sedition in Fiji
Fijian police have recently arrested over 60 people on charges of sedition. They've been accused of running military-style training camps and trying to establish a breakaway Christian state. This week on the Southern Cross, Alistar Kata from the...
Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children
ROMAC is a charity providing medical treatment for children 15 years and under from developing countries in the pacific. Beatrice Randell spoke with Geoff Pownall from the organisation about why these children need their help, and how the treatment...
Interview: The State of War Reporting in the Twenty-first...
With wars and conflicts continuing to play out globally, getting information out of conflict zones is left up to reporters who are often willing to risk their lives to keep people informed. Dr Maria Armoudian speaks to 95bFM reporter Sam Smith on the...
Interview: Grant Robertson - 'Education must prepare...
The Labour Party says students need to be better equipped with real-world skills when they leave school, in order to prepare themselves for the modern world. The party has released its Future of Work discussion paper, which calls for more of a focus...
Interview: Giovanni Tiso on Political Bias in the Media
The issue of political bias in the media was raised again this week by Winston Peters, who accused Newstalk ZB host Mike Hosking of being a “National Party stooge. So much so, his show should be counted against National's electoral advertising.”...
Interview: What tuakana, teina, tuahine and tungane mean.
The words tuakana, teina, tungāne and tuahine are used when people are describing their whakapapa or family tree. Tuakana is the older sibling of the same sex. Teina is the younger sibling of the same sex. Tungāne is the brother or brothers of a...
Neighbourhood Watch with Louise Pascale
Our regular Australian correspondent, Louise Pascale, joins George Freeman to talk about the latest in Australian news. This week, the Federal Government is facing a big obstacle in trying to pass legislation that would tie the hands of conservation...
Interview: Is New Zealand heading into a new recession?
Chris Green, the director of Economics and Strategy at First NZ Capital says the combination of a dramatic hit to the dairy sector with lower dairy prices and lower payout to Fonterra as well as a slowdown in China has raised the chances of a...
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