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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Jemima Huston, Mary-Margaret Slack, Lillian Hanly, Lachlan Balfour and Laura Kvigstad focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

Maungapōhatu in 2019: Kei te aha ngā tamariki mokopuna o Rua Kēnana ināianei? December 11, 2019

Maungapōhatu in 2019: Kei te aha ngā tamariki mokopuna o Rua Kēnana ināianei? December 11, 2019 Maungapōhatu in 2019: Kei te aha ngā tamariki mokopuna o Rua Kēnana ināianei? December 11, 2019, 35.51 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

On the 18th December, the final reading of Te Pire kia Unuhia te Hara kai Runga i a Rua Kēnana The Rua Kēnana Pardon Bill will take place at Parliament. Following that, there will be a gathering at Maungapōhatu of the Crown and the descendants of Rua Kēnana himself. Lillian Hanly had the opportunity to visit Maungapōhatu late last month. There, she took part in a working bee being held in preparation of the gathering and was able to talk to those present about what they thought of the Bill, and what they hoped the future would look like. 

 

Thanks to NZ History and Tamsin Hanly for background information.

Photo credit: NZ History

Phil Goff on Auckland's Annual Budget: December 11, 2019

Phil Goff on Auckland's Annual Budget: December 11, 2019 Phil Goff on Auckland's Annual Budget: December 11, 2019, 17.85 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff outlined the annual budget for 2020/2021 yesterday. Most significant is his plan to reduce the council's emissions by 20% by moving to electric vehicles and sustainable energy. The budget also includes preparations for a number of international events to be hosted in Auckland in 2021, including the America's Cup. Felix Walton spoke to Phil Goff about the budget, as well as asking him about the ongoing bus lockout and Jacinda Ardern's decision to move the port.

The Wire with Lillian: December 11, 2019

The Wire with Lillian: December 11, 2019 The Wire with Lillian: December 11, 2019, 110.18 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Marcus Jones we are talking about modern societies and early humans.

Felix spoke to Mayor Phil Goff about the most recent Auckland Council annual budget and how they plan to cut their emissions by 20%, he also talked about the ongoing bus lockout in and the Prime Minister’s decision to move Auckland’s port.

Lillian visited Te Urewera recently in the leadup to the statutory pardon from the government to Rua Kēnana and his descendants, she spoke to a number of his mokopuna about their thoughts on the pardon and the future. 

Child Poverty Monitor with Jeni Cartwright: December 10, 2019

Child Poverty Monitor with Jeni Cartwright: December 10, 2019 Child Poverty Monitor with Jeni Cartwright: December 10, 2019, 20.22 MB
Tue 10 Dec 2019

Sam Denne talks to Jeni Cartwright from Child Poverty Action Group about the Child Poverty Monitor, childhood poverty in Aotearoa and the recommendations put forth to the government by the Welfare Expert Advisory Group.

The Tuesday Wire: December 10, 2019

The Tuesday Wire: December 10, 2019 The Tuesday Wire: December 10, 2019, 44.22 MB
Tue 10 Dec 2019

Today on The Wire,

Sam Denne talks to Jeni Cartwright from Child Poverty Action Group about the Child Poverty Monitor, childhood poverty in Aotearoa and the recommendations put forth to the government by the Welfare Expert Advisory Group.

 

Earlier this year on Green Desk, Mitchell Fuller spoke to Hugh Wilson from the Hinewai reserve. In July this year there was a film made about the reserve and about Hugh Wilson, the Manager. 
 the Fools and Dreamers film made by Happen Film can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VZSJKbzyMc&fbclid=IwAR3XF9C5LJ7U1q0no7f4u6Ozt_VCVVmQFDf1zyuHfLAL7wAjINhexPnLf1Q )

We thought we would revisit this story from earlier this year. Mitchell and Hugh discuss the carbon credits system available at Hinewai which has become increasingly popular with large businesses allowing them to offset unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions. The system has allowed the reserve to expand and encompass a significant area on the peninsula which has rejuvenated naturally without planting and minimal pest control. Mitchell begins by asking Hugh a little bit about the history of the Reserve and how its arrived at where its at today. 

We were also joined by Erin Maloney of Tiny Nation to discuss the release of He taonga te Tamaiti: Every child a taonga: The Early Learning Action Plan 2019-2029, a foundational plan from the Coalition government to create  long-lasting changes to early learning.

 


 

He Taonga te Tamaiti with TinyNation; December 10, 2019

He Taonga te Tamaiti with TinyNation; December 10, 2019 He Taonga te Tamaiti with TinyNation; December 10, 2019, 9.34 MB
Tue 10 Dec 2019

We were joined by Erin Maloney of Tiny Nation to discuss the release of He taonga te Tamaiti: Every child a taonga: The Early Learning Action Plan 2019-2029, a foundational plan from the Coalition government to create  long-lasting changes to early learning.

A big thank you to Tiny Nation for speaking to us this morning. 

Auckland Transport Bus Cancellations Continue: Monday 9th of December

Auckland Transport Bus Cancellations Continue: Monday 9th of December Auckland Transport Bus Cancellations Continue: Monday 9th of December, 17.14 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

First Union & New Zealand Tramways Union are striking against their employers, over rejections of pay offers from NZ Bus.

Tension began two years ago when the national government, who brought in a tendering process that made councils compile in taking the lowest paying bus operators, drove rates down by 30%. Wages were cut for bus drivers, with contracts they are locked into, & now tensions have come to ahead.

This week NZ Bus drivers were seeking better pay and conditions by refusing to collect fares last week from Monday, making it very cheap for commuters. However, this has now resulted in those drivers being suspended.

Wire producer Louis spoke to Union First’s Organisers about the strike today ...

Julie Anne Genter on Safer Speed Limits: Monday 9th of December

Julie Anne Genter on Safer Speed Limits: Monday 9th of December Julie Anne Genter on Safer Speed Limits: Monday 9th of December, 14.34 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

The government is planning on introducing new speed limits around schools, and more changes as part of their ‘Road to Zero’ Road Safety Strategy. Deb Rawson spoke with Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter about these proposed changes, and what they mean for the public.

Amnesty International on Women Human Rights Defenders: Monday 9th of December

Amnesty International on Women Human Rights Defenders: Monday 9th of December Amnesty International on Women Human Rights Defenders: Monday 9th of December, 14.38 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

November 29th was the International Women Human Rights Defenders Day. On this day Amnesty International released a report highlighting how Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) are often vilified and abused for their work. 

Amnesty's Head of Global Human Rights Defenders Programme, and Head of Global Relief Programme, Guadalupe Marengo, calls in from the UK to speak with Deb Rawson about the report, and experiences of WHRDs.

The Wire with Sherry: Monday 9th of December, 2019

The Wire with Sherry: Monday 9th of December, 2019 The Wire with Sherry: Monday 9th of December, 2019, 102.58 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

This week on Monday Wire, for the weekly chat with the Green party, co-leader Marama Davidson explains the foregin donations policy and euthanasia bill. Then, Sherry speaks with dietitian Lucy Carey, author of a report publised in the New Zealand Medical Journal criticising the use of BMI tests for pre-schoolers.

Deb speaks to Amnesty’s Head of Global Human Rights Defenders Programme, Guadalupe Marengo, about Women Human Rights Defenders. She also speaks to Associate Minister of Transport Julie Ann Genter about safer speed limits being introduced around schools.

And, lastly, Louis reports on the bus strikes currently happening, and has a chat with First Union.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: December 11th, 2019

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: December 11th, 2019 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: December 11th, 2019, 18.28 MB
Wed 11 Dec 2019

On Dear Science with AUT's Marcus Jones we are talking about the advent of modern society and how early humans domesticated themselves!

The Green Desk: December 10, 2019

The Green Desk: December 10, 2019 The Green Desk: December 10, 2019, 21.61 MB
Tue 10 Dec 2019

Earlier this year on Green Desk, Mitchell Fuller spoke to Hugh Wilson from the Hinewai reserve. In July this year there was a film made about the reserve and about Hugh Wilson, the Manager. 
 the Fools and Dreamers film made by Happen Film can be found on YouTube at  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VZSJKbzyMc&fbclid=IwAR3XF9C5LJ7U1q0no7f4u6Ozt_VCVVmQFDf1zyuHfLAL7wAjINhexPnLf1Q )

We thought we would revisit this story from earlier this year. Mitchell and Hugh discuss the carbon credits system available at Hinewai which has become increasingly popular with large businesses allowing them to offset unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions. The system has allowed the reserve to expand and encompass a significant area on the peninsula which has rejuvenated naturally without planting and minimal pest control. Mitchell begins by asking Hugh a little bit about the history of the Reserve and how its arrived at where its at today. 
 

The Big Q: What fundamental changes do we need from societies and the economic system to stem climate change induced collapsed? December 9, 2019

The Big Q: What fundamental changes do we need from societies and the economic system to stem climate change induced collapsed? December 9, 2019 The Big Q: What fundamental changes do we need from societies and the economic system to stem climate change induced collapsed? December 9, 2019, 35.63 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

Why do sustainable business initiatives so often fail? What fundamental changes do we need from societies and the economic system to stem climate change-induced collapsed? What economic systems might work on a planet with a finite capacity to sustain life?

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

Foreign donations policy and Euthanasia Bill w/ Marama Davidson: December 12th, 2019

Foreign donations policy and Euthanasia Bill w/ Marama Davidson: December 12th, 2019 Foreign donations policy and Euthanasia Bill w/ Marama Davidson: December 12th, 2019, 8.29 MB
Mon 9 Dec 2019

This week Sherry spoke to Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson on the urgent passing of the Foreign Donations Bill. They also spoke about the Euthanasia Bill, particularly around concerns of the effect it may have on Māori and Pacific communities. But first, Sherry begins by asking Marama to respond to criticisms from the National party that the donations bill was passed without proper consultation. 

The National Party with Chris Penk: 6th of December, 2019

The National Party with Chris Penk: 6th of December, 2019 The National Party with Chris Penk: 6th of December, 2019, 39.3 MB
Fri 6 Dec 2019

This week the National Party’s, Chris Penk, joins host, Laura Kvigstad to keep us up to date on all the national news. This week they discuss the National Party's concerns around governments' infrastructure spendings. Then, they chat about the foreign donations bill and the draft bill for the cannabis referendum. Penk points to where the flaws are in both of these bills in his eyes. 

Labour's Andrew Little - Foreign donors and cannabis: December 5, 2019

Labour's Andrew Little - Foreign donors and cannabis: December 5, 2019 Labour's Andrew Little - Foreign donors and cannabis: December 5, 2019, 20.63 MB
Thu 5 Dec 2019

It’s been a massive week for Minister Andrew Little. So much so, that this chat only scratches the surface of some of the announcements he’s been involved in.

This week, the government moved under urgency to pass a piece of legislation banning foreign donations to political parties in New Zealand. Plus, a draft copy of the bill allowing for the legalisation of cannabis has been released. That’s the bill you and I will be voting on at the polling booth in September next year. 

Stewart Sowman-Lund talks to Minister Little about the two pieces of legislation.

 

Neighbourhood Watch: December 5, 2019

Neighbourhood Watch: December 5, 2019 Neighbourhood Watch: December 5, 2019, 15.02 MB
Thu 5 Dec 2019

Radio Adelaide's Zoe keeps us up to date on all the latest Aussie news. This week, Scott Morrison’s been making dodgy deals… and a shock defeat for a piece of legislation cracking down on Unions. 

 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: December 4, 2019

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: December 4, 2019 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: December 4, 2019, 29.86 MB
Wed 4 Dec 2019

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we are talking meteor’s and testing 15 year olds in reading, math and science.

The Green Desk: December 3, 2019

The Green Desk: December 3, 2019 The Green Desk: December 3, 2019, 19.87 MB
Tue 3 Dec 2019

This week on Green Desk, Mitch speaks Cawthron Institue’s Dr Susie Wood who is leading
the Lakes380 Project. Currently Lakes380 is the largest undertaking of data collection on
Lakes done in New Zealand possibly the world, making use of the best technology in the
world. Mitchell and Susie discuss the scale of the project and the processes involved with
such a large undertaking. To begin, Mitch asks Susie to explain what Lakes380 is.

Creating Space for Intercultural Dialogues and Interactions w/ Splice; 3 December, 2019

Creating Space for Intercultural Dialogues and Interactions w/ Splice; 3 December, 2019 Creating Space for Intercultural Dialogues and Interactions w/ Splice; 3 December, 2019, 25.75 MB
Tue 3 Dec 2019

95bFM News talked to Splice's Gareth Fa about creating space for intercultural dialogues and interactions. We also talk about the upcoming Global Active Citizens Annual Marketplace on December 12th and all the work that has gone into it.