Dirty Politics Three Months On -- What's Changed?10/31/14
It's been almost three months since the publication of Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics. Anna Bracewell-Worrall looks back at the last three months and whether we can be content with the changes -- or lack thereof -- that have occurred in media and...
'Bras Behind Bars' Campaign
JustSpeak, the youth arm of Rethinking Crime and Punishment, have said this week that Kiwi women in prisoners are in desperate need of underwear and hygiene products. The organization have organized the Bras Behind Bras campaign, which is asking for...
Controversial Employment Relations Amendment Bill Passed
The Employment Relations Amendment Bill passed yesterday with support from National, ACT and United Future. Among the changes, the bill puts access to meal and tea breaks at risk and removes protections for certain vulnerable workers. Employers will...
Alcohol and New Zealand Society
Ben Birks Ang, National Youth Service Advisor for NZ Drug Foundation and Odyssey House, speaks with 95bFM reporter Chlöe Swarbrick about alcohol and New Zealand society.
RPE on the Roastbusters Conclusion
Rape Prevention Education Director Kim McGregor speaks with 95bFM reporter Chlöe Swarbrick in light of the conclusion of Operation Clover - issues of consent, alcohol, and the importance of education.
We Are We Headed, and Will We Be Happy When We Get There?
Wireless Producer Elle Hunt speaks with 95bFM reporter Chlöe Swarbrick about a week-long feature on projections for New Zealand's future.
Policing the Wild West
Police Association President Greg O'Connor speaks with 95bFM reporter Caitlin McIlhagga about policing in West Auckland - being part of the Waitemata District, resourcing and staff morale.
Dear Science with Peter Griffin
Today on Dear Science we hear about why scientists have just slammed an Australian government plan to try and protect the Great Barrier Reef. And where did all the oil go from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? An American scientist has traced where it...
Child Poverty in New Zealand
A UNICEF report has found that New Zealand’s child poverty rates have remained static since 2008. 95bFM speaks to Janfrie Wakin from Child Poverty Action Group, Green MP Metiria Turei and Annette King from the Labour Party about why rates haven’t...
Same Pay For Same Work: Gendered Pay Disparity
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by TerraNova Homes and Care, paving the way for addressing gender pay disparity in New Zealand. The original case was brought by aged care worker Kristine Bartlett with the support of the Service and Food...
It has been 3 months since the publication of Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics. While the political fallout from the issues raised in that book have been widely discussed, the issues raised for New Zealand’s media seem to have taken a back seat. Last...
The Legalities of Name Suppression
bFM reporter Tamara Gussy speaks to Associate Professor of Law at Auckland University, Scott Optican, about some of the legal technicalities of name suppression, following its recent attention in mainstream media.
Lower Paid Healthcare Workers Stand to Suffer
Producer Mandus Orarback speaks to New Zealand Nurses Organisation Industrial Services Manager, Cee Payne, about how she fears the bill will reduce wages for nurses and caregivers.
The Green Desk - 28 October 2014
Pippa Coom interviews Ella Shnapp, Climate Justice Activist currently in Auckland working with Generation Zero's Action Manager for Europe's first successful university fossil fuel divestment campaign at Glasgow University.
The Bill Will Affect All Workers
One of the first lines of action by the new government has been to push through the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. Wire host Gary Farrow asks Ian Powell, executive director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, about the possible...
The Inhumanity of Rodeo
Following the permament shutdown of Huntly Rodeo and the Glassons TV advertisement depicting a young girl riding a bull, Dr Peggy Larson, a former rodeo performer in the United States, has joined the chorus of animal rights groups asking the New...
100 Ways With Auckland
Stuart Houghton’s an urban designer who has just completed his 100 days project. Houghton asked a ‘what if’ question about Auckland every day. Each day he asked questions like ‘What if there was more to city nightlife than drinking, fast food, taxis...
Maidan is a State of Mind
It's been a year since the start of the mass protest and civil unrest that resulted in former president Victor Yanukovych resigning and fleeing the country. The movement, called Maidan after the Maidan Square in Kiev, where the protests first started,...
TVNZ outsourcing Māori and Pacific programming
TVNZ announced yesterday that it would outsource almost all of its Māori and Pacific programmes from next year. The state broadcaster said it would contract out Māori and Pacific programmes Marae, Waka Huia, Fresh and Tagata Pasifika and would instead...
Legal Boundaries for Illegal Highs
The Auckland Council is urging people to have their say on where legal highs can be sold in the city. Councils forced to adopt policies to control the sale of legal highs have lashed out at central government, saying the process has been wasteful. The...
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