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Auckland: City Of Music!

Auckland: City Of Music! Auckland: City Of Music!, 10.25 MB
Mon 6 Nov 2017

Last week it was announced that Auckland is now a UNESCO city of music, joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The Creative Cities Network was started in 2004 to promote social, economic and cultural development among cities who have identified creativity as a strategic factor and enabler for sustainable urban development. Auckland will join the 180 members from 72 countries around the world covering seven creative fields and becomes just the 31st city of music. Sam Smith spoke to Recorded Music NZ’s Mark Roach about the news and what it means for the local music scene.

Rohan Evans updates us on the Auckland music scene

Rohan Evans updates us on the Auckland music scene Rohan Evans updates us on the Auckland music scene, 15.39 MB
Mon 6 Nov 2017

Rohan Evans is the owner and operator of the music venue The Wine Cellar which has become a staple first-gig venue in the Auckland music scene. As living costs are rising and venues in Auckland are closing down, the music scene has run into problems with audience participation, venue shortages, and gentrification affecting artists. Joel Thomas talked to Rohan about these issues, and how they contributes to the cyclical boom and bust nature of the Auckland Music Scene.

Te Karanga Trust: Tackling social issues through music

Te Karanga Trust: Tackling social issues through music Te Karanga Trust: Tackling social issues through music, 17.18 MB
Mon 6 Nov 2017

Leonard Powell speaks to John Greet from the Te Karanga Trust about the evolution of the Trust over the past decade, and the effect that music workshops are having for different communities and cultures around Auckland.  

The Wire with Joel: Monday 6th November 2017

The Wire with Joel: Monday 6th November 2017 The Wire with Joel: Monday 6th November 2017, 99.69 MB
Mon 6 Nov 2017

The Wire with host Joel Thomas, and producers Leonard Powell and Sam Smith. Joel chatted to Green Party member Marama Davidson about the Parihaka Bill, and the High Court’s decision on the previous Government’s climate change action. For the Pacific News segment Southern Cross, Joel talked with AUT Pacific Media Centre’s Kendall Hutt about the ongoing situation on Manus Island. Producer Leonard Powell spoke to John Greet from the Te Karanga Trust to discuss how the trust operates, and how its music workshops are providing important outlets for youth. Joel had a chat to Rohan Evans, the owner and operator of the live music venue The Wine Cellar about the state of Auckland’s music scene. Also, Producer Sam Smith talked to Mark Roach from Recorded Music NZ about Auckland becoming a UNESCO city of music.

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 5th of November, 2017

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 5th of November, 2017 This Week's Bits: Sunday, 5th of November, 2017, 30.02 MB
Sun 5 Nov 2017

Hannah gives you the low down on the best bFM news bits of the week. 

The Mental Health Road Trip!

The Mental Health Road Trip! The Mental Health Road Trip!, 21.66 MB
Fri 3 Nov 2017

Producer Laura Kvigstad, speaks with the co creator of a new mental health initiative, Kiara Moynihan about their goals to spread awareness of mental health services around New Zealand.

 

Tongan Democracy: Finding Consensus and Overcoming Roadblocks in the Path to a New Tongan Style of Democracy

Tongan Democracy: Finding Consensus and Overcoming Roadblocks in the Path to a New Tongan Style of Democracy Tongan Democracy: Finding Consensus and Overcoming Roadblocks in the Path to a New Tongan Style of Democracy, 22.8 MB
Fri 3 Nov 2017

Producer Conor spoke with Professor Malakai Koloamatangi, from Massey University, about last weeks symposium in Tonga, and the future of democracy building in the pacific kingdom. 

"We're not like China" - Geoff Simmons on Labour's Housing Policy

"We're not like China" - Geoff Simmons on Labour's Housing Policy "We're not like China" - Geoff Simmons on Labour's Housing Policy, 5.94 MB
Thu 2 Nov 2017

Lachlan spoke with The Opportunities Party Co-Deputy Leader Geoff Simmons about Labour's latest housing policy announcement on banning foreign buyers and they also discuss the future of TOP.

Labour's cannabis reefer-endum

Labour's cannabis reefer-endum Labour's cannabis reefer-endum, 12.39 MB
Thu 2 Nov 2017

Lachlan spoke with Ross Bell from the New Zealand Drug Foundation about Labour's promised referendum on the legalisation of cannabis and drug policy in Aotearoa more generally.

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 2nd November

The Wire with Harry: Thursday 2nd November The Wire with Harry: Thursday 2nd November, 101.42 MB
Thu 2 Nov 2017

On this week's Wire, we talk to Bryce Edwards and Geoff Simmonds about the new government's plans for foreign house-buyers.

Lachlan speaks to director of the NZ Drug Foundation Ross Bell, about the new government's referendum on Marijuana decriminalisation.

Harry talks to the CEO of the Ports of Auckland, Tony Gibson, about their 30 year plan for Auckland's waterfront.

Auckland University's Dr Stephen Hoadley makes his first appearance on State of the States to talk about the latest from America.

Finally we have This Day in History, which takes us back to 1917 and the Balfour Declaration.