Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Amanda Robinson, India Essuah, Ximena Smith, Harry Willis and Joel Thomas focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.
Producer Laura speaks with CEO of Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, Bindi Norwell, about the housing market and things that need to be done to allow for young New Zealand buyers to get into the property market. The Kelly talks with Bryan Bruce on how immigration is impacting the housing market and what government needs to do to fix our current housing crisis.
Today in Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide, we chatted about the controversial same sex postal vote that is taking over Australian media. We also discussed the payout Rohingya refugees are being offered to return home, and the censorship of Melbourne's Federation Square over the protesting of Adina mine.
On the eve of the election, Kelly chats with Te Roopu Nahinara MP Jami-Lee Ross about a key topic of discussion this election: housing and liveability. They explore the claims that the 'Who Owns NZ?" documentary makes on foreign land ownership in New Zealand, and also discuss the issue of homelessness.
Producer Conor Mercer talks to Chris Farelly of the Auckland City Mission about the five ambitions they have for ending homelessness, and what he thinks the government sitting in Parliament after the weekend will need to do to help.
On today's show we speak with Dr Douglas Wilson, an engineering lecturer at the University of Auckland on Roads. We also speak with ACT leader David Seymour, Labour campaign chairperson Phil Twyford and Minister of Transport Simon Bridges on this weeks election focused coverage on transport/liveability.
As per usual, the Māori seats are throwing up a lot of interest this election with star candidates, royal endorsements and the possibility of a much-loved candidate being voted out. Reporter Sam Smith reviewed the battle for the Māori seats with the Hui producer Annabelle Lee.
This week AUT's Allan Blackman joins us again to discuss this year's Ig Nobel prizes, how scientists are hoping to create a new periodic element and the death of Stanislav Petrov, they man who saved us all from nuclear war.
On the lead up to the election we are focusing on livability, so we’re focusing on issues such as homelessness, poverty, and housing. This is timely considering the Green Party’s renting and insulation policy announced yesterday. Joel talked to Marama Davidson about this policy and how livable she thinks New Zealand is right now.
Following Grant Robertson's announcement on tax this morning to delay any implementation of changes from its tax working group until after the 2020 election, Harry talks to deputy Labour leader Kelvin Davis to find out more. Additionaly, as part of our election focused coverage, We talk Labour's stance on health policy.
Carrying on with this week's election topic of health, Jogai Bhatt speaks to Tracey Martin about their health system funding policies and NZ First candidate Kym Koloni's controversial vow to remove the Treaty of Waitangi from New Zealand law.
On Dear Science this week, AUT’s Allan Blackman discusses the Cassini probe nearing its death, a key example of why big pharma gets a bad name and a case of self-prescribing apricot kernels as a cancer treatment leading to cyanide poisoning.