Slave labour on fishing boats - part 205/26/15
Michael Field is a Journalist and the Author of “The Catch”, a book that exposes human trafficking in the fishing industry. Michael spoke to Alice Gatland about slave labour on fishing boats in New Zealand.
Slave labour on fishing boats - part 1
Research from the University of Auckland has found that rape, bonded labour, and abuse are widespread on foreign fishing vessels in New Zealand waters. The report says that the working conditions on some vessels (mostly owned by Korean Companies and...
GE Free NZ: should NZ ban glysophate?
Sri Lanka has recently banned importation of glyphosate based herbicides because of health risks associated with the substance. GE Free New Zealand are raising concerns about an agricultural herbicide and health risks associated with the substance...
Dear Science with Professor Steve Pointing
Today on Dear Science we take a look at car crash ratings, hidden chemicals in fragrances, management lessons from The Transformers, and new music research findings about hip-hop.
It's been a month since the earthquakes and aftershocks in Nepal. Wire producer Mandus Orarback talks to UNICEF Programme Manager Hamish Lindsay for an update on the situation in the effected areas.
The close down of Relationship Aotearoa
On the wire we have previously reported on the financial problems for Relationships Aotearoa. Negotiations for new contracts between the organisation and government agencies failed late yesterday afternoon. This means that the countries largest...
A discussion on treaty principals in teacher education
This story is put together by Lilian Hanly. She recently came across a blog posted on the TREATYGATE blog run by John Ansell. Written last year it is an account from a graduate of a teacher training degree here in New Zealand. Ansell describes this...
A Plastic-Bag-Free New Zealand
Non-profit marine conservation group Our Seas Our Future has set up a petition calling for the phasing out of single-use plastic bags in New Zealand. Marine biologist and coordinator for the group, Noel Jhinku says single-use plastic bags have many...
On Thin Ice: Antarctica's Collapsing Ice Sheets
New research published in the journal Science suggests that the Southern Antarctic Peninsula ice sheet may be collapsing. Satellite measurements indicate that the ice sheet is shedding ice at a rate of 56 billion tons per year. Professor Tim Naish is...
Southern Cross - 25 May 2015
This week on the Southern Cross, Alistar Kata from the Pacific Media Centre discusses new restrictions on freedom of expression in Nauru.
"Money should not be the reason you don't seek help"
Are restrictions on legal aid putting domestic abuse victims at risk? About 3,300 protection orders were granted last year to victims of domestic abuse, but hundreds more people who applied for legal aid to help get a protection order were turned...
How did the Budget address child poverty?
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley, Labour MP Jacinda Ardern and Green co-leader Metiria Turei speak to bFM reporter John-Michael Swannix about how the 2015 Budget addressed child poverty.
Neighborhood Watch with Catherine Zengerer
We cross to our Australian correspondent Catherine Zengerer to talk about Tony Abbott saying "nope, nope, nope" to taking refugees from Burma, Australia's man in the Vatican denying he tried to bribe the victim all of a pedophile priest to keep quiet,...
Budget "will go down in NZ political history" - Bryce...
Political commentator and Otago University lecturer Dr Bryce Edwards speaks to bFM's George Freeman about the 2015 Budget.
Andrew Little on the Budget 2015
Labour leader Andrew Little speaks to bFM's George Freeman about the 2015 Budget.
Creating a Safe Space in Music
Eyegum Music Collective is a Wellington group who want to put on music events free from harassment. They put together an anonymous survey that will help them define what harassment is and what a safe space looks like. Wire host Anna Bracewell-Worrall...
State of the States with Jason Leopold
Every week, investigative journalist Jason Leopold delves into the big stories from the United States of America. He speaks to Anna Bracewell-Worrall. This week, Anna and Jason discuss Hilary Clinton emails, Osama bin Laden documents and the Federal...
Protecting Our Bees
Bees all over the world are struggling. The Green Party says the Environmental Protection Agency needs to stop the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids, saying they are harming our bees. Steffan Browning, Green Party spokesperson for Primary...
Special Housing Area 62
Special Housing Areas are the joint Council and Government attempt to solve the housing crisis in Auckland. Certain areas are being fast-tracked for residential developments and one of these areas is Ihumatao Pa in Māngere. The Pa is one of the oldest...
Should gender reassignment surgery be funded? Part 3
Young Labour have put forward a proposal to publicly fund gender reassignment surgeries for trans New Zealanders. In part 3 Lynda Whitehead, President of Agender New Zealand Incorporated, speaks to Alice Gatland about the disappointing response to the...
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