Joel Thomas and producers Sam Smith and Jack Marshall bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our Pacific news feature Southern Cross with AUT Pacific Media Centre's Kendall Hutt, and political commentary with Green Party co-leaders, Metiria Turei and James Shaw.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Joel Thomas is an Auckland based writer and photographer with a Bachelor's degree majoring in Writing for Screen. When he's not at bFM, Joel is working on various scripts, writing articles and reviews for NZ Musician magazine, photographing for outfits such as Vice and making music with his band No Sky.
The election wrap-up show where Joel and Sam look at what the election results mean for New Zealanders. Sam spoke to Bryce Edwards who broke down his views on the election, Joel spoke to the Green Party's Chloe Swarbrick about the youth voting turnout, and the effectiveness of MMP systems. He also spoke to Julie-Anne Genter about what the election results mean for the Green Party, as well as speaking to Kendall Hutt from AUT Pacific Media Center about how the election affects Pasifika communities. Producer Jack also spoke to Rez Gardi, the founder of the Kurdish Youth Association about the referendum of independence taking place in Iraqi Kurdistan today.
Producer Laura speaks with CEO of Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, Bindi Norwell, about the housing market and things that need to be done to allow for young New Zealand buyers to get into the property market. The Kelly talks with Bryan Bruce on how immigration is impacting the housing market and what government needs to do to fix our current housing crisis.
Today in Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide, we chatted about the controversial same sex postal vote that is taking over Australian media. We also discussed the payout Rohingya refugees are being offered to return home, and the censorship of Melbourne's Federation Square over the protesting of Adina mine.
On the eve of the election, Kelly chats with Te Roopu Nahinara MP Jami-Lee Ross about a key topic of discussion this election: housing and liveability. They explore the claims that the 'Who Owns NZ?" documentary makes on foreign land ownership in New Zealand, and also discuss the issue of homelessness.
Producer Conor Mercer talks to Chris Farelly of the Auckland City Mission about the five ambitions they have for ending homelessness, and what he thinks the government sitting in Parliament after the weekend will need to do to help.