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.
Midwives employed by District Health Boards have settled with the government over pay and conditions. Negotiations have been long winded, beginning in 2013 and going through a number of mediations, strikes action, and discussions. Salaries will go up by 17.5% next year, meaning newly trained midwives will make almost $60,000 a year. Lachlan spoke with Jill Ovens, Co Leader Industrial for MERAS, the midwives union in Aotearoa about the agreement.
Residents of Point Chevalier recently received a pamphlet titled "One Treaty, One Nation". The pamphlet promotes a one law for all agenda and historical revisionism. Lillian Hanly speaks to Sophie Barclay, a Point Chevalier resident, who found the pamphlet in her letterbox.
Grace speaks to Peter Chultz, acting retirement commissioner, about an upcoming University of Auckland summit on April 26 on the CFFC's review report on retirement in New Zealand. The report will be released at the end of this year and will examine challenges to New Zealand's retirement scheme.
It's The Wire with Stewart Sowman-Lund for another Thursday! This week it's just Stewart and producer Grace in studio - but that doesn't mean it's not a packed show.
ACT Party leader David Seymour joins Stewart to talk about his End of Life Choice Bill - and why he voted against gun law reform.
After that, Labour’s Andrew Little is here for his weekly chat - and there's a lot to talk about.
Finally, Producer Grace speaks to Peter Cortz, acting Retirement Commissioner.
All of that plus another thrilling edition of Poll Position, why you should sleep with the windows open, and bFM listeners try to help Stewart with his feline problem. It's The Wire with Stewart and it's madness.
ACT Party leader David Seymour has had a busy couple of weeks. Firstly, he has been the sole voice of opposition out of all 120 MPs to the government’s gun law reform legislation, which passed its final reading last night. He says it’s not because he’s against changes to our gun laws - but because he doesn’t think there has been enough time to accurately discuss the nuances of what is a very technical bill. But, Mr Seymour has also been in the media’s focus because of his End of Life Choice Bill. The Bill passed it’s first reading at the end of 2017, before going to select committee. Just this week, the justice select committee has reported back on the Bill, making only minor suggestions for how it should progress. Something which Mr Seymour has welcomed. Host Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to David about both of these issues in some depth - and started by talking about guns. Is he really just against the parliamentary process that has seen this Bill become a law in less than two weeks?
On Dear Science today with AUT’s Marcus Jones we are talking about nutrition and cancer risk, plastic bags, and really old ice.
Lillian speaks with Anjum Rahman of the Islamic Women’s Council of NZ
Sherry talks to Emma Ng, curator and writer of Old Asian New Asian, a book on where conversations should head to around the framing of Asian-New Zealanders. We didn't manage to play all the audio clips due to the sound quality, but we will be following up with Emma.
AND we will be ACTUALLY be returning to our Economic Anxiety feature with Rod Oram this week which we haven’t been able to play, so we are up to part 5 now!
This week, Sherry attended and recorded Emma Ng's talk at Elam School of fine Arts. However due to the Audio quality, we could not play the clips and will be following up with her. Emma published Old Asian, New Asian in 2017, on anti-asian sentiment in New Zealand.
Sherry also responds to some texts from last weeks segment on Julie Zhu and Nahyeon's short film Myth of the Minority and Asian representation.
This week, Minister for Police, Fisheries, Revenue, and Small Business Stuart Nash is here filling in for Andrew Little. Minister Nash talked with host Stewart Sowman-Lund about the Government’s wellbeing budget a week out from Budget Day. Are there going to be any surprises?
Plus, a new report has revealed parliament is a toxic worksplace… with a systemic bullying problem. What does Minister Nash make of it all?
This week on the Southern Cross, Jemima and Lachlan speak to Pacific Media Watch contributing editor Michael Andrew. They discuss the Australian election, the Papua New Guinea government turmoil, the New Caledonian elections, the University of the South Pacific's abuse allegations, and the UN Secretary General's visit to New Zealand.
With the recent introduction of the Zero Carbon Bill in parliament and reforms to the Emissions Trading Scheme, Jemima spoke to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about climate policy. They began by discussing the Emissions Trading Scheme, the affect of New Zealand's climate policies on the Pacific and the cannabis referendum.
Planet Earth has faced five mass extinctions in its lifetime. Now we may be facing the sixth. What have we learned from the previous mass extinctions that can help us avoid a total collapse? Can humanity rescue the planet that it has imperiled? Maria Armoudian talks to Annalee Newitz and Elizabeth Kolbert about how we can avoid a sixth mass extinction.