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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.

Justin's International Desk: 12th December 2019

Justin's International Desk: 12th December 2019 Justin's International Desk: 12th December 2019, 10.68 MB
Thu 12 Dec 2019

Justin talks to the University of Edinburgh's Dr Alan Convery about the political parties' potential performances in Britain's general election, how could results in Scotland and Wales turn out and the possibility of another referendum on Scottish independence in the future.

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.

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.

Neighbourhood Watch: January 23, 2020

Neighbourhood Watch: January 23, 2020 Neighbourhood Watch: January 23, 2020, 20.22 MB
Thu 23 Jan 2020

Zoe Kounadis from Radio Adelaide updates us on the fires and tells us about some dodgy money grants from MPs to sports clubs as well as a government review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Emissions Trading Scheme & Housing Crisis: January 20th, 2020

Emissions Trading Scheme & Housing Crisis: January 20th, 2020 Emissions Trading Scheme & Housing Crisis: January 20th, 2020, 34.23 MB
Mon 20 Jan 2020

This week Sherry continues the discussion on the Emissions Trading Scheme with Green Party co-leader James Shaw. He responds to some criticisms brought up by Sherry from economist Geoff Bertram on the proposed ETS Bill. Secondly, they also discusses the public housing crisis and the lack of affordable homes. 

But first, Sherry begins by asking James to respond to Geoff’s critisms regarding the lack of transparency in the proposed ETS bill. 

The Big Q: What is behind the growing tension in the Middle East? January 20, 2020.

The Big Q: What is behind the growing tension in the Middle East? January 20, 2020. , 22.76 MB
Mon 20 Jan 2020

Following the US drone strike that killed an Iranian general in Iraq and Iran shooting down a Ukrainian passenger airliner, international concerns over security and legality have arisen, while in Iran, protests against the government’s response to the attack on the airliner have intensified. What are the international and local responses to the tensions between the US and Iran? How did we reach this point of crisis? How do these attacks threaten peace and stability in the Middle East? Doug Becker speaks with Nader Hashemi, Asli Ü. Bâli, and Nayereh Tohidi. 

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.or 

The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020

The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020 The National Party with Denise Lee: 17th of January, 2020, 22.34 MB
Fri 17 Jan 2020

The National Party's Denise Lee joins host, Laura Kvigstad. This week they chat about the concerns of the politicisation of the police and the recent debate that has sparked around the rising minimum wage. 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 15, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 15, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 15, 2020, 35.59 MB
Wed 15 Jan 2020

On Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman we are talking about scientific anniversaries and what happens when a science paper is retracted.

Climate Change updates: January 13th, 2020

Climate Change updates: January 13th Climate Change updates: January 13th, 23.29 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

We are back with our weekly chat with Green party co-leader James Shaw. The Minister attended the climate change conference in Madrid (COP25) in December 2019 and we caught up on criticisms surrounding lack of substantial action and indigenious inclusivity. We also talked about proposed changes to the carbon emissions trading schemes, and the roll out of climate change education in schools.  

The Big Q: Was the killing of Qasem Soleimani legal under international law? January 13, 2020

The Big Q: Was the killing of Qasem Soleimani legal under international law? January 13, 2020 The Big Q: Was the killing of Qasem Soleimani legal under international law? January 13, 2020, 41.69 MB
Mon 13 Jan 2020

On January 3, the United States used a drone to kill Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. The Iranian’s retaliated with missile strikes against US military assets in Iraq. Under what legal authority did the US kill Soleimani? Are targeted assassinations legal under international law? Doug Becker discusses the laws of war and the current tensions between the US and Iran with Mark Drumbl, Hannah Garry, and Hamoud Salhi.

The Big Q website: www.thebigq.org 

The National Party with Denise Lee: 20th of December, 2019

The National Party with Denise Lee: 20th of December, 2019 The National Party with Denise Lee: 20th of December, 2019, 25.25 MB
Fri 20 Dec 2019

For the last wire of the year, National MP, Denise Lee joins us to recap her year in National. She tells us about the highs and lows of the year and lets us know what she's looking forward to as we head into the election year, 2020. 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: December 18, 2019

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: December 18, 2019 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: December 18, 2019, 38.35 MB
Wed 18 Dec 2019

Today on Dear Science Allan talks about a new discovery of the lowest point on land, storing data with DNA on everyday objects and Ransomeware damaging not only the functionality of Ukrainian servers but effecting the ability to produce medicine by a Pharmaceutical company.