The Tuesday Wire
Green Desk - March 3rd 201503/02/15
The Green Party is suggesting there should be an inquiry by the Productivity Commission into how New Zealand can raise living standards, whilst also lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Co-leader Russel Norman says this would enable our country to...
Supermassive black hole!
Scientists at the Warkworth Radio Astronomical Observatory have made a matter-consuming discovery. It has been confirmed they have located a supermassive black hole over three billion light years away from Earth. Professor Sergei Gulyaev, who is the...
Employment Court rules Kapiti home care worker underpaid
The Employment Court has ruled the Ministry of Health and Capital and Coast District Health Board breached the law by underpaying a Kapiti home care relief worker. Jan Lowe was paid in subsidies, rather than wages, which could be as low as $3 an hour....
Murder in Moscow
On Friday, Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was shot and killed in central Moscow, just metres from the Kremlin. What will come of Nemtsov's assassination is as much a mystery as the exact circumstances of his death. Dr James Headley is an...
Tony Abbott's First (and Last?) Visit to NZ
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has just wrapped up his first official visit to New Zealand. On the agenda were military deployments to Iraq, free trade deals - and the cricket. Associate Professor of Politics at the University of Auckland,...
Health In Focus - 2 March 2015
Looking at the world out of the corner of your eye? This Week on Health in Focus, Pippa Grierson focuses on macular degeneration.
"We Know We're the Underdog, But That's Not Going to Stop Us Winning...
Winston Peters has put his name forward for the Northland by-election. He admits he's the underdog, but (as always) he's up for a fight. He tells Nick Bond why he's the man Northland needs.
What if Winston Wins?
A by-election will be held in Northland's on March 28 following National MP Mike Sabin's resignation in January. The seat has long been held by National, but Winston Peters thinks he can take it off them. Peters is, of course, already a list MP - so...
Amnesty International On State's Responses To Armed Groups
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.
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