Jemima Huston and producers Damian Rowe and Bailley Verry bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our Pacific news feature Southern Crosswith AUT Pacific Media Centre's Rahul Bhattarai, and political commentary with someone from the Green Party, (usually) James Shaw.
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Jemima is a Law, Media and Politics student at UoA. She is passionate about investigative journalism, speaking to people and hearing their stories but is not so keen on land law. Jemima loves groovy trousers and any chance to have a boogie.
Massey University’s Healthy Work Group released a study this week looking into workplace wellbeing, through what they call a Workplace Barometer to analyse the psycho-social safety climate of participating organisations.
Deb spoke to associate head of the school of management at Massey University, and co-author of the study Bevan Catley, about what a psycho-social safety climate is, and how well we’re doing dealing with mental health in the workplace.
A hikoi from Ihumatao is making its way through Auckland, to Jacinda Ardern’s Mount Albert office. They're hand delivering a petition of over 20,000 signatures, calling on the Prime Minister to visit the site. Our reporter Tu was there, the pouring rain, and spoke to Stewart Sowman-Lund live.
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.
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.
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.