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Saving lives on a budget

Saving lives on a budget Saving lives on a budget, 7.43 MB
Thu 18 Jan 2018

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is warning that if its current levels of funding are not increased their ability to protect those in the water will be seriously undermined. They have had to move volunteers from two busy Auckland beaches to patrol more dangerous areas in recent days and are calling on central government to give them the finances they need to adequately patrol the beaches they need to. Lachlan spoke to Matt Warren from life saving New Zealand about their funding issues and what he’d like see done to fix them.

 

This Day in History: 1973

This Day in History: 1973 This Day in History: 1973, 36.27 MB
Thu 18 Jan 2018

This Day in History takes us from the end of 1973 Arab-Israeli War, through the Camp David Accords, the invasion of Lebanon, the First Intifada, the Oslo Accords, the Second Intifada and Operation Cast Lead.

New Zealand Fisheries and our endangered animals caught in the crossfire

New Zealand Fisheries and our endangered animals caught in the crossfire New Zealand Fisheries and our endangered animals caught in the crossfire, 8.79 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Forest and Bird have released a report on an attempted cover up of New Zealand's fisheries. The report highlights a string of incidents on fishing vessels where unwanted mammals and birds have been caught in nets and lines, resulting in countless deaths of dolphins, sealions and albatross. There have been attempts from fishing groups to ask for permission to not release images of these incidents, in fear that they may tarnish the reputation of New Zealands fishing and fish exports. Producer Will spoke with Forest and Bird chief executive Kevin Hague about what their report unconvered.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 17th January, 2018

The Wednesday Wire The Wednesday Wire, 111.66 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

On The Wire today we have Dear Science with Allan Blackman who tells us about amalgam fillings, trace elements and chromium, and fake rainbow water. 

Tracey Martin is back at work so we hear about the last stretch in the government's first 100 days. 

Producer Will Parsonson talks to CEO Kevin Hague from Forest and Bird regarding their report that highlights a cover up attempt from NZ Fisheries.

Finally, we hear from Dr. Kalama O Ka Aina from Hawaii who talks us through what happened after the false missile alert earlier this week and discusses why nuclear war is only a threat because of America's occupation of their land. 

False Missile Alert on Occupied Land

False Missile Alert in Hawaii False Missile Alert in Hawaii, 22.87 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Dr. Kalama O Ka Aina speaks with Lillian Hanly on the issues raised by the false missile alert in Hawaii that go beyond day to day military presence.

Parking fees prove a hot topic

Parking fees prove a hot topic Parking fees prove a hot topic, 17.62 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Producer Leonard Powell is currently out of town in the Coromandel, however like all of the hardworking news team at 95bFM, he didn't let distance get in the way of a good story.

This is his report on the parking machines at Hot Water Beach.

 

Lego becoming more complex

Lego becoming more complex Lego becoming more complex, 9.72 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

If you have been struggling to complete a new Lego set these holidays you are not alone, and there’s a reason why.

New research out of the University of Canterbury, which used data from nearly 11,000 Lego sets, shows that the ranges of Lego have increased in both complexity and size over the years.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Associate Professor Christoph Bartneck to find out more.

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 16th January, 2018

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 16th January, 2018 The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 16th January, 2018, 103.38 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Today, among other things, we’ve got fish chat, lego & hot water.

Firstly we hear from Producer Leonard Powell who is in the Coromandel at the moment. He has a great piece on the inclusion of parking fees at the iconic Hot Water Beach.

Reuben McLaren chats to Green MP & Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter about the National Party petitioning the government to implement various highway projects.

On the Green Desk, Conor Mercer learns about the impact marine vessel noise can have on sea life.

Reporter Mark Casson talks to Greenpeace about Norway’s decision to allow oil drilling in the Arctic

And finally, Reuben McLaren finds out why his Lego collection is growing exponentially.

Julie Anne Genter on light rail & National's roadway petitions

Julie Anne Genter on light rail & National's roadway petitions Julie Anne Genter on light rail & National's roadway petitions, 17.81 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

The National Party have started a petition calling on the government to implement major highway projects.

National’s transport spokesperson Judith Collins has accused the government of being vague and not taking action.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Green MP and Associate Minister for Transport Julie Anne Genter for her take on the whole thing and to find out what the government's plans actually are.

Norway to drill Arctic oil

Norway to drill Arctic oil Norway to drill Arctic oil, 5.07 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Norwegian oil companies have been given the all clear by the Oslo District court to drill on Arctic land despite protests.

Greenpeace NZ are describing the decision as disappointing, but still see positives in the movement to prevent future oil fracking.

Greenpeace Campaigner, Amanda Larsson said the neglection of Norway's action on the environment is unsatisfactory but adds that the move away from heavy petrol consuming vehicles will shed new light on a safer environment.

95bFM reporter Mark Casson speaks to Larson about her thoughts on the issue.