The Monday Wire with Gary Farrow
A newly-revised Sexuality Education Guide from the Ministry of Education emphasises equality and cultural inclusion. Post Primary Teachers Association President Angela Roberts tells George Freeman about the new guide and the challenges of teaching...
Goodbye, Campbell Live
It's the final episode of Campbell Live tonight. Veteran broadcaster and media commentator Brian Edwards says John Campbell is an "extraordinarily fine, honest and decent broadcaster", who raised prime time television to new heights. He gives George...
The Erosion of Public Broadcasting
Labour says public broadcasting in New Zealand has taken a big hit under the current National government, its funding cut by 25% in real terms. Labour's broadcasting spokesperson Clare Curran tells George Freeman about why she says the government's...
Cap on seven year student loans
Labour and the Young Nats are supporting a campaign by the New Zealand Medical Students Association to have the 7 year lifetime limit on student loans scrapped. We asked Labour's David Cunliffe, Spokesperson for Tertiary what's wrong with the seven...
Gambling Concerns at SkyCity
This week SkyCity revealed a new design for their Convention Centre which is 10% smaller after costs ballooned. SkyCity however are happy to front the bill for the centre as the government allowed them to bypass requirements under the Gambling Act so...
Informing Parents of Under-age Abortions
National MP Chester Borrows has presented a petition to Parliament asking it to change the law so that parents are informed if their under-age child seeks an abortion. We sought clarification on the details of this petition and also talk to Jackie...
Slave labour on fishing boats - part 2
Michael Field is a Journalist and the Author of “The Catch”, a book that exposes human trafficking in the fishing industry. Michael spoke to Alice Gatland about slave labour on fishing boats in New Zealand.
Slave labour on fishing boats - part 1
Research from the University of Auckland has found that rape, bonded labour, and abuse are widespread on foreign fishing vessels in New Zealand waters. The report says that the working conditions on some vessels (mostly owned by Korean Companies and...
GE Free NZ: should NZ ban glysophate?
Sri Lanka has recently banned importation of glyphosate based herbicides because of health risks associated with the substance. GE Free New Zealand are raising concerns about an agricultural herbicide and health risks associated with the substance...
Dear Science with Professor Steve Pointing
Today on Dear Science we take a look at car crash ratings, hidden chemicals in fragrances, management lessons from The Transformers, and new music research findings about hip-hop.
It's been a month since the earthquakes and aftershocks in Nepal. Wire producer Mandus Orarback talks to UNICEF Programme Manager Hamish Lindsay for an update on the situation in the effected areas.
The close down of Relationship Aotearoa
On the wire we have previously reported on the financial problems for Relationships Aotearoa. Negotiations for new contracts between the organisation and government agencies failed late yesterday afternoon. This means that the countries largest...
A discussion on treaty principals in teacher education
This story is put together by Lilian Hanly. She recently came across a blog posted on the TREATYGATE blog run by John Ansell. Written last year it is an account from a graduate of a teacher training degree here in New Zealand. Ansell describes this...
A Plastic-Bag-Free New Zealand
Non-profit marine conservation group Our Seas Our Future has set up a petition calling for the phasing out of single-use plastic bags in New Zealand. Marine biologist and coordinator for the group, Noel Jhinku says single-use plastic bags have many...
On Thin Ice: Antarctica's Collapsing Ice Sheets
New research published in the journal Science suggests that the Southern Antarctic Peninsula ice sheet may be collapsing. Satellite measurements indicate that the ice sheet is shedding ice at a rate of 56 billion tons per year. Professor Tim Naish is...
Southern Cross - 25 May 2015
This week on the Southern Cross, Alistar Kata from the Pacific Media Centre discusses new restrictions on freedom of expression in Nauru.
"Money should not be the reason you don't seek help"
Are restrictions on legal aid putting domestic abuse victims at risk? About 3,300 protection orders were granted last year to victims of domestic abuse, but hundreds more people who applied for legal aid to help get a protection order were turned...
How did the Budget address child poverty?
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley, Labour MP Jacinda Ardern and Green co-leader Metiria Turei speak to bFM reporter John-Michael Swannix about how the 2015 Budget addressed child poverty.
Neighborhood Watch with Catherine Zengerer
We cross to our Australian correspondent Catherine Zengerer to talk about Tony Abbott saying "nope, nope, nope" to taking refugees from Burma, Australia's man in the Vatican denying he tried to bribe the victim all of a pedophile priest to keep quiet,...
Budget "will go down in NZ political history" - Bryce...
Political commentator and Otago University lecturer Dr Bryce Edwards speaks to bFM's George Freeman about the 2015 Budget.
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