The Wednesday Wire
What do we want? Submissions on the Waitematā Draft...08/01/14
The Waitematā local board is taking submissions for their draft local plan. Proposed changes to the area include more slow speed zones and cycling, walking and public transport improvements, community gardens and the redevelopment of the Pioneer...
Neighbourhood Watch with Catherine Zengerer
We crossed to our Australian Correspondent Catherine Zengerer from Radio Adelaide to discuss how those on the benefit will now have to send off applications for up to 40 jobs a month. She also discussed the Australian Department of Immigration and...
What are 'Executive Orders' and Why Would Obama Use Them?
Republicans in the House of Representatives announced they will be suing President Barack Obama for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers. Republicans are complaining that Obama has gone too far with issuing executive orders relating to...
Matthew Nolan on Labour's Employment Plan
Anna also spoke to Matthew Nolan of Infometrics Ltd. about the impact Labour's Employment Plan might have on the economy. He is not convinced the plan would do anything toward solving income inequality or lifting our child poverty rate.
Andrew Little on Labour's Employment Plan
On Wednesday, Labour announced a new 100 day plan for employment, with a headline policy to raise the minimum wage by two dollars to sixteen dollars twenty five. This would be introduced in two steps before April 2015 as part of a plan to lower...
Jamie Whyte Has A 'Civilised' Discussion on Racial Law
ACT Party Leader Dr Jamie Whyte speaks with Thursday Wire Host Chlöe Swarbrick about race-based law, ACT party ideology and his call for Dame Susan Devoy to step down as Race Relations Commissioner.
State of the States - July 31, 2014
Regular correspondent Jason Leopold speaks with Thursday Wire host Chlöe Swarbrick about a Washington detainees on a hunger strike and the situation in Gaza.
Panel on Gaza with Marama Davidson
95bFM Reporter Lillian Hanly speaks with Marama Davidson, Green Party candidate and social activist, about the Panel Discussion on Gaza - Settler Colonialism, Apartheid and Resistance.
The New Zealand Wars: A Brief History
95bFM Reporter Jordan Bond speaks with author Matthew Wright about his book 'The New Zealand Wars: A Brief History'.
No Front Line: NZ and the Vietnam War
This year is the 50th anniversary of New Zealand’s military involvement in the Vietnam War. The conflict was New Zealand’s longest and most controversial military engagement of the twentieth century. Claire Hall, author of the book No Front Line, says...
Maori Party Co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell on Jamie Whyte's claims of...
In a recent speech ACT leader Jamie Whyte said that Maori are legally privileged in New Zealand today. Dr Whyte said that one of ACT's core principles has always been that the law should be “colour blind” and should treat everybody equally. Maori...
Dear Science with Peter Griffin
Peter Griffin on Dear Science discusses the Kiwi company Rocket Lab announcing its latest light weight rocket invention, explains interesting new research of human impact in Antarctica, and tells us about Science in society strategy.
Who is to blame for NZ's polluted rivers?
The Green Party has announced that its number one environmental priority for this election is making our rivers clean enough to swim in again. The Green Party is trying to blame the cause on the farmer’s rural runoff, while the farmers are pointing...
The Green Desk - 29 July 2014
The seabed had a big win recently when the Environmental Projection Authority declined Trans Transman Resources' bid to mine ironsand on the west coast. Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) played a significant role in galvanising community opposition...
Should Prisoners Have the Right to Vote?
Prior to 2010, prisoners with a sentence of less than three years were allowed to vote. In 2010, National and Act changed this law so now no prisoners have that right. bFM reporters, Sara and Lillian, asked all the parties whether they think prisoners...
Voting from the Other Side of the Ditch; The Expatriate Party
The Expatriate Party of New Zealand is a new political party aiming to be a voice for kiwis living overseas. They say New Zealanders are completely unrepresented overseas, and that the New Zealand Government seems disinterested in expat matters. The...
The Context of Colin Craig's Twitter Statement
Conservative Party leader Colin Craig made a tweet two years ago, which was widely retweeted last weekend: "It's just not intelligent to pretend that homosexual relationships are normal." bFM News asked him whether he still stood by this statement.
Child Labour in Bolivia
Bolivia has recently lowered the legal minimum working age to just 10 years old. That's the lowest legal working age in the world. 95bFM reporter Nick Bond spoke to Jo Becker, Human Rights Watch's Children's Advocacy Director, about the new law, the...
Health In Focus - 28 July 2014
Smoking in New Zealand is declining, but 463,000 New Zealanders still smoke. Pippa Grierson from the Science Media Centre gives the facts on smoking, tobacco, and why it makes your skin age.
Voter turnout is declining, and young voters in particular are switching off politics. 95bFM reporters Alice Gatland and Lillian Hanly spoke to students about what issues would inspire them to cast a vote in September's election. Meanwhile, Wire...
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