The Thursday Wire
Amnesty International On State's Responses To Armed...02/26/15
Executive Director of Amnesty International, Grant Bayldon, speaks with 95bFM's Kermath about their new report.
State of the States - February 26, 2015
Jason Leopold speaks with 95bFM's Caitlin McIlhagga about the upcoming net neutrality vote, and a new Cyber Intelligence Department.
Generation Zero On Cycle Lanes
Generation Zero's Emma McInnes speaks with 95bFM's John-Michael Swannix about the importance of cycle lanes, following 95bFM's Anna Bracewell-Worrall being knocked off her bike on Ponsonby Road.
CTU On The Minimum Wage
Sam Huggard from the Council of Trade Unions speaks with 95bFM's Gary Farrow about the minimum wage increase.
Library changes cause protests
95bFM reporter George Fenwick speaks to Labour's Jacinda Ardern about the cuts and changes to the National Library services following yesterday's protests, which will see schools no longer being able to request books on specific topics throughout the...
Neighbourhood Watch with Catherine Zengerer
We speak to our Australian correspondent Catherine Zengerer this week about Australian troops being sent to Iraq, why there is a huge backlash against Tony Abbott, and why Adelaide is currently in full party mode.
UNICEF's Child Friendly Cities forum
The national ‘Child Friendly Cities’ forum co-hosted by UNICEF and the Wellington City Council was held yesterday, which focused on the importance of ensuring children’s rights and interests in New Zealand. The event stemmed from UNICEF’s Child...
It pays to be in politics
It was confirmed yesterday that the Remuneration Authority have approved an annual pay rise of 5.5 percent for MPs, which translates to a $8200 pay rise for backbench MPs. As a result, cabinet ministers would receive $283,400 as opposed to $268,500,...
Back to Iraq: Professor Kevin Clements
Yesterday, the government announced New Zealand’s involvement in the continued hostilities in Iraq. New Zealand will send military personnel to train members of the Iraqi military in basic combat, leadership, organisation and other areas. The...
TPP Negotiations Not Sustainable
The NZ Sustainability Council sez the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement will not produce the economic gains that the government is promising. Simon Terry, Executive Director of the Council, says that the figures which the government have used to...
Heritage and urban design groups picketed Auckland's waterfront this morning in protest at Ports of Auckland's decision to extend Bledisloe Wharf. Protesters say the extension will block an iconic view of the harbour entrance from the end of Queen's...
Health In Focus - 24 February 2015
Pippa Grierson speaks about new research into the effects of UV rays on our skin cells.
Green Desk - February 24th
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) recently rejected a second application for a significant mining operation off the coast of New Zealand; the first, an application by Trans-Tasman Resources to mine off the West Coast of the North Island was...
Ensuring visibility of queer issues
Gary Farrow continues the discussion on the Pride parade and activism. He speaks to activist and blogger Jennifer Katherine Shields about her view of the events that took place in the parade on Saturday and the discussions and protests that has...
"No Pride in Prisons"
The Pride Parade wasn't all fun and games. A group of protesters opposed to Police and Corrections staff in the parade were removed by security staff. One protester had her arm broken. The group says that Police and Corrections are oppressive, racist,...
"A Day of Pride"
The Auckland Pride Parade was held on Ponsonby Road on Saturday night. It was the culmination of thousands of hours work by over a hundred volunteers. Parade organiser Richard Taki spoke to Madeleine Farman about this year's parade, some of the...
What the Netherlands Can Teach Us About Euthanasia
Earlier this month, Canada's Supreme Court overturned a ban on physician-assisted dying. It's a victory for euthanasia campaigners and would seem to put Canada on track to be the next jurisdiction to legalise euthanasia. Dr Rob Jonquiere is a veteran...
Iraq: Should We Stay or Should We Go?
The government will today decide whether or not to send New Zealand troops to Iraq. John Key says that New Zealand must stand up to Islamic State, but there's little support for a military deployment outside the National Party. Labour's Foreign...
Austin Kino, an apprentice navigator on the Hokulea, speaks with 95bFM's Lilian Hanly about the traditional voyaging waka and the connection between Hawaii and Aotearoa.
State of the States - February 19, 2015
Regular US correspondent Jason Leopold speaks with 95bFM's Caitlin McIlhagga about Attorney-General Eric Holder's calls for a moratorium on executions ahead of a Supreme Court investigation.
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