What about greenhouse gas emissions?03/30/15
Gary Farrow speaks to Russel Norman after it has been revealed that the national environmental report topics for this year will exclude New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions.
KiwiRail cost cutting
KiwiRail is proposing to replace electric trains with more diesel-powered engines. Gary Farrow speaks to Rail and Maritime Transport Union general secretary, Wayne Butson, about what the proposal could mean.
A cruel April fools joke?
From April 1 working age benefits will rise by 0.51%. Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson Sue Bradford says “this paltry increase is nothing more than a mean April Fool’s joke on the poor”. Wire host Gary Farrow speaks to her about why she...
The Auckland International Education Group of private training establishments say they are losing hundreds of foreign students and millions of dollars of fees to cut price competitors. Wire producer Mandus Orarback has talked to spokesperson of the...
Deep Sea Oil Protests
Thousands of people gathered for a protest against deep sea oil drilling in Auckland yesterday. The march was organised to coincide with the Advantage New Zealand Petroleum Summit, taking place in the SkyCity Convention Centre. Representatives from...
The Rise of the Far Right in Europe
Far right parties made huge headway in French local elections this morning, halving support for the incumbent Socialist party on a council level. French MP Manuel Valls called the result "a sign of lasting upheaval" in the French political landscape....
Rainbow Gravity: Betting Against Einstein
The Large Hadron Collider will soon be restarted, and will resume pushing the boundaries of experimental physics. The LHC already has a pretty successful track record with the Higgs Boson, but there's still much more to learn. One of the things...
Failures in Police Custody
On Friday, the Independent Police Conduct Authority released two reports detailing failures in how the police keep people in custody. The reports raise serious issues about how the police deal with detainees, particularly those who are intoxicated or...
Changing attitides towards graffiti
Dr Ronald Kramer, University of Auckland lecturer in sociology, talks to George Freeman about attitudes towards graffiti, particularly in light of Keep New Zealand Beautiful’s ‘Graffiti Free Week’.
Neighbourhood Watch with Catherine Zengerer
We cross to our Australian correspondent Catherine Zengerer to talk about Indigenous elders who have rejected a proposal for Australia's biggest coal mine in Queensland, a small town in New South Wales who has launched Australia's first community...
Threat to Aboriginals 'impinges on the rights of all...
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced this week his government could not afford to keep funding indigenous communities that were to far away from amenities, such as schools or hospitals. Director of Te Kotahi research institute at the...
Professor Jane Kelsey on TPPA Investment Chapter
WikiLeaks yesterday published the controversial investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. The chapter highlights the intent of the parties involved with the agreement, led by the US, to increase power of global corporations. The...
Atheists Close-Minded About Open-Mindedness
People tend to date and marry others who share their religious beliefs. University of Otago research suggests this is partly a result of inferences about religious people’s personalities. Dr Jamin Halberstadt from the University of Otago speaks to...
Student Representation Slashed
Last month the government decided to slash the size of university and wānanga councils. Students and staff have also been left in the cold as they no longer have the right to seats in the councils. President of the Union of Students Associations, Rory...
State of the States
Investigative journalist Jason Leopold joins Anna Bracewell-Worrall to talk about Bowe Bergdahl facing charges and a new report from the 9/11 commission into the FBI’s terrorism work.
Northland By-Election: A Bloody Meatworks Pantomime
The Northland by-election has gone from what looked like a relatively drama-free easy win for National to a bloody meatworks pantomime. NZ First's Winston Peters, who was more than happy to step into the role of the antagonist, visited Moerewa Affco...
Dear Science 25/03/15
95bFM is proud to announce that Dear Science is back with new contributor Professor Steve Pointing from AUT’s Institute for Applied Ecology. For our first week we’ll be looking at anti-obesity bacteria that could be used in dieting, how air pollution...
State Housing: Why don't the Sallies want it?
Ben Leonard speaks to Salvation Army housing spokesperson Major Campbell Roberts about their decision not to take over state housing developments.
Spying for Trade?
The latest release of Snowden documents has revealed that the Government Communications Security Bureau monitored email and internet traffic about New Zealand’s competitors for the job of Director General at the World Trade Organisation. Trade...
The Housing Lobby on state housing sales
The Labour Party are accusing the government of implying charities would take over state housing to encourage support for state house sales, when in reality houses will be sold to private investors. This comes after the Salvation Army announced they...
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