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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.

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.

The Longstanding relationship between music and politics

The Longstanding relationship between music and politics The Longstanding relationship between music and politics , 9.49 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

In December it was announced that New Zealand pop singer Lorde would not carry through with planned concerts in Israel. This led to some interesting discussion on social media about the relationship between music and politics and whether musicians should just shut up and not get involved in politics. Sam Smith filed this report on the longstanding connection between music and politics. 

Lorde, Israel, and that Letter

Lorde, Israel, and that Letter Lorde, Israel, and that Letter , 9.88 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

Sam Smith spoke to Justine Sachs who co-authored the letter to Lorde asking her to cancel shows in Israel. He talked to her about the letter, why she did it, and why it is important for Jewish people to speak out against Israel. 

The Wire with Joel: Monday 15th January, 2018

The Wire with Joel: Monday 15th January, 2018 The Wire with Joel: Monday 15th January, 2018, 102.43 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

Joel hosts The Wire with producers Sam, and Lisa in which:

Sam does report on the relationship between music and politics in light of Lorde’s decision to pull out of concerts in Israel. We also hear from Justine Sachs who wrote to Lorde asking her to pull out of shows.

Green MP Chloe Swarbrick joined us in the studio as cover for James Shaw and talked about her summer, the future, and the National party’s proposed bill to make second languages in school compulsory.

Lisa talked to Whetu Cormick, President of NZ’s Principals Federation about the National party’s proposed bill.

Joel talked to Matt Williams, Chief executive Surf Lifesaving Northern Region about why there are so many deaths on our beaches and how to prevent them.

Staying safe at our beaches

Staying safe on our beaches Staying safe on our beaches, 18.26 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

New Zealand has a very high rate of drownings and the majority of these happen at beaches. Joel talked to Matt Williams, Chief executive Surf Lifesaving Northern Region, about why we have so many deaths, and what can be done to stop them. 

Will New Zealand break away from its monolingual culture?

Will New Zealand break from its monolingual culture.mp3 mp3, 8.28 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

The National Party believes Kiwi children should learn more than one language. National's education spokesperson Nikki Kaye is presenting a new private member's bill that would require every primary and intermediate schools to offer at least one second language from a list of at least ten " national priority languages ". Only 19 per cent of New Zealanders speaking more than one language, according to the 2013 Census, and Kaye intends on challenging the country monolingual culture, or at least start a national debate. 

Lisa spoke with Whetu Cormick, President of New Zealand's Principas Federation, about the draft bill, and what it means in terms of budget and logistics.