Kelly Enright and producers Laura Kvigstad and Conor Mercer bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding, and a chat with National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross.
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Kelly Enright is an AUT Communications student, with a flair for investigative journalism and social justice. She lived in Melbourne for 2 years, occasionally packing her backpack for a few months at a time to venture further north of the equator. Kelly loves chatting with people over black coffee and eating peanut butter from the jar.
On the Wire, James Shaw joins us to discuss the waka jumping bill and youth mental health. Dan speaks with Cindy Baxter about sand mining in Aotearoa. Southern Cross talks the APcific Forum, youth unemployment in the Solomon Islands and the life of a Filipino migrant. Finally, Damian gives us a report on Nigel Farage who is due to speak in New Zeland tomorrow.
Earlier this year Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd applied for resource consent to mine the seabed off Taranaki. Their application was denied after a number of protestors brought legal action against the decision. Dan speaks with Cindy Baxter, a spokesperson for Kiwis Against Seabed Mining, one of the groups which campaigned against the resource consent.
Three academics at the University of Auckland have been involved in the important uncovering of fraudulant data within the research field of osteoperosis. Jenn Tamati spoke to one of them, associate Professor at the UoA Mark Bolland, on the importance and implications of this research and data in general.
First up on the Wire, Oscar speaks with Emmy Rākete from People Against Prisons Aotearoa about the exploitation of prisoners’ labour. Neutral corner looks at the ongoing saga that is Simon Bridges’ expenses leak. Andrew Little joins us for our regular chat, this week discussing a possible victim focussed justice summit and sentencing for drug related offences. Finally, Ben brings us this day in history on the Allied Control Council of Germany following WW2.
The University of Otago is building a new dental teaching facility and patient treatment clinic in South Auckland to help meet the health needs of people, and provide students with wide ranging opportunities in a diverse community.
The building is being built on land owned by Counties Manukau District Health Board, and will be helping people in South Auckland with their dental issues.
FORTY EIGHT final year, Bachelor of Dental Surgery will be assigned to the counties manukau facility, as part of their coursework. Construction of the building is already underway and is proposed to be completed by TWO THOUSAND AND TWENTY.
To find out more about why the facility is being built in South Auckland and how it’s all coming about, Darashpreet spoke to Professor Paul Brunton, the Pro-Vice Chancellor Division of Health Sciences.
Andra, founding member, and Nik, co-creator, of a game called Sooth, joined Lillian Hanly in studio this week. They are part of a group of people who came together to do prototypes, artwork, and testing in order to get this game ready for commercial use. What is this game you say? Essentially it’s a question game with yes or no answers. The rules are very loose and you can really make the game whatever you want it to be, whether it is serious or just fun. Some of the questions go like this, Do you tolerate intolerance? Do you go by the name your parents gave you? Are you famous enough to be in the news when you’re arrested for intoxication? Is a headmaster more important than a politician? Anyway. The best way of understanding the game is to play it. So Lillian started by asking Nik and Andra how this all began and then got some fellow bFMers in the studio to play the game…
So that was Sooth! If you’re interested in playing you might want to go checkout their facebook page to find out more or get in touch with them, as well as head to their Boosted page to support the effort.