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.
This morning the government announced a discussion document on a new approach to urban planning. Announced by the Minister for Urban Development and the Minister for the Environment, the document hopes to provide a means to change planning rules, and free up overly restrictive legislation. Minister for Urban Development Phil Twyford said in the release, "our cities are failing", and "poor quality planning is stopping our cities from growing". The document proposes a National Policy Statement on Urban Development that would direct councils to free up planning rules while focusing on high quality streets, neighbourhoods and communities. Lillian Hanly spoke with Twyford following the announcement to find out more about the changes.
On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman we talk about a new form of carbon, the PCR inventor, and subaquatic spiders.
Minister for Urban Development Phil Twyford speaks to Lillian about the new announcement regarding a new approach to urban planning to allow city growth.
Sherry speaks to barrister Marie Dyhrberg and People Against Prison’s Emilie Rākete on prisoner’s rights to sending mail amid discussions in Cabinet for law changes following the Christchurch Terror Attacks.
And Tuwhenuaroa speaks with NZTech Chief Executive Graeme Muller about the economic benefits the interactive media sector may have for New Zealand.
Cabinet ministers are discussing changes to the Correction Act, on what mail can be sent and received by Prisoners. This comes after Corrections MInister Kelvin Davis reveals the alleged shooter of the Christchurch terror attacks sent five letters to people’s unidentified by Corrections. The letter was sent to a supporter in Russia, which was then posted on the website 4chan, popular with the alt-right, and white supremacists.
Prime Minister Jacinda Arden says discussions included whether the current law takes into account mail being published to a wider audience or captures broad hate speech. However corrections chief executive Christine stevenson has accepted its staff could have withheld those letters under current law.
Sherry spoke to barrister Marie Dyhrberg and People Against Prison Aotearoa’s Emilie Rakete on whether the current legislation is sufficient in stopping abusive, threatening content and hate speech being sent from prisons.
In Board Games this week, host Olivia Holdsworth and reporter Oscar Perress talk to Kerrin Leoni and Glenda Fryer, of City Vision, about their upcoming Waitematā local board campaigns, local issues and who they are.
We talk Claudia Palmer of 350 Aotearoa about their current campaigns and the role of banks in endorsing the fossil fuel industry behind closed doors.
Next up, we talk to Housing First Programme Manager Fiona Hamilton and Public Service Association national secretary Glenn Barclay about the government’s new measures being introduced to prevent homelessness.
After that, for Green Desk, Oscar talks to ecologist Dr Mike Joy about fossil fuels, his upcoming talk at AUT uni and the biophysical limits to Aotearoa's food and environmental future.
And finally for Board Games we talk to Kerrin Leoni and Glenda Fryer about their upcoming Waitematā local board campaigns.
Olivia Holdsworth and Oscar Perress talk to Housing First Programme Manager Fiona Hamilton and Public Service Association national secretary Glenn Barclay about the new measures to prevent homelessness being introduced by the government.
Today the Corrections Department announced its plan to reduce Maori offending and address over-representation in imprisonment. Hokai Rangi is a 5 year strategy that will incorporate Te Ao Maori, improve visitation for whanau, transform rehabilitative services, and provide sensitivity training for corrections officers so that they treat offenders with dignity and care. Maori would also co design the programme in a Treaty based partnership, and Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says the plan is part of a wider shift to a rehabilitative approach to offending. But as a response to the 2017 Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori offending, People against Prisons Aotearoa say the plan fails to deliver. Rahul speaks with PAPA spokesperson Emilie Rakete and begins by asking her what Hokai Rangi entails and where the criticism is coming from.
This week on the Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the 2018 census, prisoner voting rights and the green transport grant. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Lachlan talks to Dr Karen Webster from AUT about how central parties impact local body elections. Finally, Rahul speaks with People Against Prisons Aotearoa spokesperson, Emilie Rakete, about the Corrections Department's plan to reduce Māori offending and address over-representation.
At Green Desk today, Reporter Oscar Perress talks to Dr Mike Joy about fossil fuels, his upcoming talk at Auckland University of Technology, and the biophysical limits to Aotearoa's food and environmental future. A big thank you for joining us!
This week Green Party co-leader James Shaw speaks to Jemima about the report on the failings of the 2018 online census and the Government's Chief Statistician resigning. They also discuss the recent $4.5 million grant funding for clean, green transport and prisoner voting rights.
This week on the Southern Cross, Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew talks to the Wire team about the Pacific Islands Forum, Australia's failure to commit to Pacific climate emergency strategies, support for West Papua and the condemnation of Indonesia, and Tonga considering a ban on Facebook to stop royal slander.
The National Party's Denise Lee joins Laura Kvigstad this week to discuss Simon Bridges commentary around Ihumatoa that suggests the occupants need to "go home". Then, they have a chat around National's stance on coal following the Pacific Forum that platformed issues of climate change heavily. Finally, they round by talking about the 2018 census and whether the lack of engagement comes from an apathetic public or whether the blame rests solely on poor planning by the government.