The Tuesday Wire
Green Desk - September 30, 201409/30/14
Today the Waiho Papa Moana Hikoi to Stop Deep Sea Oil came all the way down from Cape Reinga to tell the national petroleum industry conference in Auckland that they oppose deep sea oil drilling off the coast of Northland and Aotearoa. Gen Toop from...
The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong
China has discretely advised other countries not to support the pro-democracy protests currently taking place in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of demonstrators are currently blocking streets, causing a shutdown of Hong Kong's business district. They...
Hawaii - An Illegally Occupied State?
Most people would say that the United States of America has 50 states, and that Hawaii is one of them. But Hawaiian academic Dr Keanu Sai says otherwise. Sai says that Hawaii was never legally annexed to the United States, and has been illegally...
Health In Focus - 29 September 2014
Xeroderma pigmentosum is a genetic disease also known as "vampire syndrome" because its sufferers are extremely sensitive to sunlight. This week on Health In Focus, journalism fellow Pippa Grierson from the Science Media Centre sheds some light on the...
Labour's Review and Leadership Deja Vu
Labour leader David Cunliffe announced his resignation in the weekend, effective as of Tuesday. The decision throws the Labour Party into another leadership contest, only a year after Cunliffe won the last contest in 2013. Madeleine Farman speaks to...
Helping the Heart
Today is World Heart Day, and the Heart Foundation is keen to get the word out that heart disease is the single largest killed in New Zealand. They're pushing for New Zealanders to consider leaving bequests to charities - including the Heart...
The Green Problem: Stuck on the Left with Labour
The Green Party captured 10% of the party vote in Saturday’s election. They were aiming for something closer to 15%. The party lost an MP and were generally pretty disappointed. Vernon Tava is a Waitematā local board member and in 2011, stood for the...
Neighbourhood Watch with Tom Angley
Australian correspondent Tom Angley speaks on the Australian government introducing new terror laws. Australia signs a refugee deal with Cambodia and the South Australian government launches legal action against rideshare app, Uber.
Bryce Edwards on Labour Leadership Battle
This week we have seen the ongoing public debate as to who should be the leader of the Labour party following Saturday night’s disastrous result for the party. Many this week have criticized David Cunliffe’s decision to not immediately resign, despite...
'It's Gonna Be Interesting' - PPTA on National's Education Plans
The newly elected National government says they are committed to making sure every child gets the best education possible. So we thought we'd take a look at some of the governing party's policies we're likely to see implemented over the next three...
Chlöe spoke to RockEnrol Campaign Director, Laura O'Connell-Rapira, about the low voter turnout, how to engage people in the democratic process, and the ramifications of an online voting system.
Direct Democracy on AskAway
Chlöe spoke to Meg Howie, website designer of AskAway about the effectiveness of direct democracy, and the questions put forward that evaded mainstream media.
Marsden Point Oil Refinery Strike
Alice speaks to Jared Abbott from First Union about the recently announced proposed strike at the Marsden Point Oil Refinery.
Council of Trade Unions on proposed changes to labour laws
Chlöe speaks to Helen Kelly from Council of Trade Unions, about National’s proposed changes to labour laws.
Your views of feminism
Off the back of Emma Watson's inaugural speech as UN Goodwill Ambassador, 95bFM reporter George Fenwick collected your opinions on feminism.
Helping those who need it most: United We Stand Manurewa
bFM reporter Alice Gatland spoke with Debbie Munroe of United We Stand Manurewa Debbie started giving our hot soup to local youth in her community of Manurewa expecting to feed around 10 kids. She now leads a team of volunteers who go out 3 days a...
Problem Gambling Foundation goes to court
The Problem Gambling Foundation is taking the Ministry of Health to court over the loss of its government contract in March of this year. The foundation lost the contract for about 70 percent of its services when the Ministry of Health awarded it to...
Dear Science with John Kerr
This week on Dear Science we’ll hear about organ donations, new research on how antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fish allow them to survive and we’ll take a look at the UN Climate summit currently taking place.
Green Party MP Julie-Anne Genter
Returning Green Party MP and Transport Spokesperson Julie Anne Genter speaks to bFM following Saturday night’s results which left the Greens with around 10% of the party vote. The Green’s had set their goal at 15% of the party vote at the start of the...
Gareth Hughes from the Green Party on the low voter turnout
Gareth Hughes is the youth spokesperson from the Green Party. The Greens are suggesting expanded civics and citizenship education is urgently needed to turn around the low voter turnout in New Zealand. Around a million people didn’t vote. That’s...
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