The Wednesday Wire
Peer Pear Review07/02/15
The pear among its peers is very overshadowed. Contending with the apple and banana is quite a tiring task. Ellen Moorhead alongside Anna Bracewell-Worrall discuss and review this majestic fruit with puns galore. Enjoy.
Mandus Orarback and his girlfriend got a dog two years ago and in a snap got a glimpse into a world they knew very little about. Mandus tells us about the drama you find among dog trainers and dog owners and the different schools of thought in dog...
Writing for Children
A new course aims to teach adults in developing countries to write stories for children. The course content is free -- or very cheap for those who want an official qualification for it. Anna BW talks to Dr. Sue Watson, chief executive of AT Summit...
State of the States
We cross to the States to talk to our US correspondent, Jason Leopold about those leaked Hillary Clinton emails.
Women at Music Festivals
Do music festivals have something against women?? Analysis by The Guardian of twelve UK festivals has found that 86% of advertised performers are men. 95bFM Producer spoke to Mark Kneebone from Laneway, Suzanne McNamara from Splore and woman about...
State Housing Sales w/ Phil Twyford
The last few days have seen several new developments in the ongoing debate on the government’s state-housing policy. Labour’s Housing Spokesperson Phil Twyford joins us to talk about changes in who can buy and control one of New Zealand’s largest...
Dear Science with Professor Steve Pointing
This week on Dear Science we look at how cells record Earth's rotation, this year's leap second, and we find out whether iron is in fact a biological element. Thanks to Professor Steve Pointing from AUT University.
Cannabis Arrest in New Zealand
The Misuse of Drugs Act turns 40 this year, and cannabis use in New Zealand remains high in New Zealand despite high arrest rates. Wire producer George Fenwick spoke to an anonymous Wellington student, who was arrested in her own home for possession...
Marama Fox on Ihumatao's Special Housing Area
We return to the story of a proposed housing development on the Ihumatao peninsula in Mangere. The area around Oruarangi Rd, adjacent to the Otuataua Stonefields, has Special Housing Area status, which means a fast-tracked development application...
Katherine Rich leaving the HPA
Katherine Rich has informed the Chair of the Health Promotion Agency that she will not be seeking reappointment for a fourth time. This obviously sparks some questions about whether or not this has anything to do with how she was portrayed in Dirty...
The Green Desk - June 30th
Today on the Green Desk with Gary Farrow we hear from Raewyn Peart, co-author of the new book “Sustainable Seas: Managing the Marine Environment".
Family violence investigations increasing
Women's Refuge says new numbers from the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse show the highest number of family violence investigations since records began. The NZFVCH has released figures in five different categories, all relating to violence in...
Self Management: Another Technique in the Fight Against...
New University of Otago research has found self-management techniques are more constructive to assisting people with suicidal thoughts than previously thought. Researchers say this needs to be more widely acknowledged by mental health professionals....
West Papua has been granted its first-ever political recognition: the United Liberation Movemebt for West Papua (ULMWP) has been granted observer status by the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG). It's a landmark moment for West Papua, but it falls short...
The Urgenda Climate Ruling: Fighting Climate Change in the...
A court in the Netherlands has told the Dutch government that it must do more to fight climate change. In a world-first decision, the court ruled that the government has a legally binding responsibility to lower its carbon emissions. David Tong is a...
NY Pride 2015
The US Supreme Court has just issued its ruling making same sex marriage legal across the United States. The ruling came out just before New York's Pride Parade. bFM's Kermath is in New York and was at the parade. Kermath gives Nick Bond his view from...
Fizzy Drinks Tax
Should the government tax fizzy drinks? The government has rejected calls for a 20 per cent tax on fizzy drinks, and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there is no evidence a tax would work to reduce consumption. But campaigners such as the...
This Week's Bits -- Tapu, Online Bullying, Underage Sex...
Tapu is a concept central to te ao Māori. AUT Maori development lecturer Dr Valance Smith speaks to 95bFM reporter Atereano Mateariki. Online bullying legislation passed through the committee stage in Parliament yesterday. Relucant supporter of the...
Nazi Graffiti Remains on Jewish Graves
Amelie David is a French journalist on the 95bFM news team. She was recently shocked to discover racist graffiti on some Jewish graves in Grafton Cemetery. She was further saddened to discover the graffiti had been there for three years. Vernon Tava,...
Valance Smith on Tapu
Tapu is a central concept in Te Ao Maori and Maori philosophy. 95bFM reporter Atereano Mateariki talks to AUT Maori Development Lecturer Valance Smith about the concept of tapu and the practical uses and reasons behind tapu.
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