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Tess Barnett is commerce student at Auckland University, majoring in management and information systems - but don't let that put you off. When not studying, she likes binge watching TV shows, music and following all things newsworthy.
The New Zealand government has made crucial changes to the immigration laws, in the hopes of decreasing the record breaking migration figure of 71,300 last year. Immigration minister, Michael Woodhouse, has announced the introduction of a salary threshold that aims to target low skilled migrant workers.
95bFM Reporter Kelly Enright spoke to the minister about this controversial change. She asked what the changes would mean for migrants who are under the threshold, already living here in New Zealand.
Enright also spoke to Council of Trade Union president Richard Wagstaff about his views on the proposed changes to the immigration laws.
This week, Kelly Enright talks to Immigration minister Michael Woodhouse and Council of Trade Union president Richard Wagstaff on immigration reform, Adam speaks to Interest.co.nz Property Editor Greg Ninness on increasing rent prices. He also speaks to Radio Adelaide’s Nicole Wedding about Immigration reform, “Australian values,” and politician property ownership. Joel speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the Green Party's clean and affordable energy policy. Adam has a chat to Dr Debra Wilson on brain fingerprinting, and Joel talks to Tony Tay from The Burgerie on Karangahape Road.
A new brain scanning technique is being developed which could hold potential for crime stopping. Forensics investigators call this Forensic brainwave analysis – or ‘brain fingerprinting” the technology could allow for sci-fi-esque mind reading.
Adam Jacobson spoke to Associate Professor and project researcher Dr Debra Wilson about how exactly brain fingerprinting works
The Burgerie is quickly becoming a vegan staple on Karangahape road. Reporter Joel Thomas talked to Tony Tay, the owner and operator of the Burgerie, about the kindness of the vegan community and the difficulties of juggling business aspirations and family commitments.
Joel Thomas speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the party’s recently released policy which aims to provide cleaner and more affordable energy to consumers, and make it easier for smaller businesses to be competitive in the energy industry.
A new report has revealed that rent prices have steadily been rising across the country; with the median rent increasing by $50 a week a week in parts of Auckland. Latest housing bond data collected by the Tenancy Services has revealed over the last 12 months historically affordable areas of the city have seen skyrocketing pricing.
bFM’s Adam Jacobson spoke with Interest.co.nz Property Editor Greg Ninness about what the underlying reasons for this may be; and how we could solve a potential rent cost crisis.
This week, Jogai and Jess catch up with Claire Hart from Tearfund to learn more about ethical fashion in New Zealand, and bFM reporter Katie Doyle speaks to Mike King about the People's Mental Health Report. Jogai chats to one of the editors and founders of the online magazine e-Tangata, following a profile by the Newsroom highlighting the need to elevate Maori and Pasifika voices in mainstream media. Producer Jess has a report on the Big Dog Walk coming up this weekend with organiser Alice McKinley, and Labour Leader Andrew Little is back for our weekly chat, discussing concerns in the mental health sector and a new plan to cut back on immigration. All this and more on the Thursday Wire - check out the full podcast here.
A new report into the New Zealand Mental Health Sector has highlighted some very serious concerns. The People's Mental Health Report invited those with experiences in the sector to share their stories, receiving over five hundred replies from both patients and staff. bFM reporter Katie Doyle speaks to one of the report’s contributors Mike King to learn more.
The garment industry has high rates of exploitation, child labour and forced labour. Tearfund has released an ethical fashion guide which rates brands on their worker exploitation. The report includes 12 New Zealand brands and ranks companies from A to F based on a number of criteria including what they pay their staff and how supply chain workers are treated. bFM reporter Jess Smith speaks to Claire Hart from Tearfund to find out more about the guide.