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Gareth Morgan never wanted to lead TOP

Gareth Morgan never wanted to lead TOP Gareth Morgan never wanted to lead TOP, 5.32 MB
Thu 14 Dec 2017

Harry speaks to Gareth Morgan, hours after he announced his resignation as leader of The Opportunities Party.

This Day in History: 1971

This Day in History: 1971 This Day in History: 1971, 30.21 MB
Thu 14 Dec 2017

This Day in History takes us back to 1971, which saw a massacre in Bangladesh carried out by the Pakistani military, with the support of paramilitary forces.

This was the culmination of tensions following the partition of the Indian sub-continent by departing British colonial authorities, which had been exacerbated by Cold War geopolitics.

This Day in History uses news footage which reflects contemporary attitudes, these do not necessarily reflect the views of 95bFM.

Euthanasia in Aotearoa?

Euthanasia in Aotearoa? Euthanasia in Aotearoa?, 38.39 MB
Thu 14 Dec 2017

David Seymour's End of Life Bill passed its first reading last night by 76 votes to 44. Lachlan spoke with David about the bill. He then spoke with Renee Joubert from Euthanaisa Free New Zealand about why she is opposed to it. Finally, Maryan Street from the End of Life Choice Society of New Zealand speaks on why she supports the bill.

The Problem

The Problem The Problem, 17.21 MB
Wed 13 Dec 2017

The Problem... what is it? 

The Wednesday Wire with Lillian: 13th December

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 112.83 MB
Wed 13 Dec 2017

On the Wire today we have Dear Science as usual with Allan Blackman talking about possible interstellar probes, luminescent fingerprints and nuclear fusion.

Conor Knell speaks with NZEI president Lynda Stuart about getting rid of National Standards. 

Lisa Boudet talks with Ian Musson, the programme manager for Kōkiri, a new Māori startup accelerator and Māori entrepreneurship. 

Finally, Lillian Hanly investigates a new game played on your smart phones called The Problem.

Kōkiri, booster of Māori entrepreneurship

Kōkiri, booster of Māori entrepreneurship Kōkiri, booster of Māori entrepreneurship, 15.35 MB
Wed 13 Dec 2017

Kōkiri is the very first startup accelerator designed to help Māori go forward with their business ideas. Over the course of four months, 10 early stage companies will benefit from workshops, funding and just general help, thanks to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Callaghan Innovation, as well as Creative HQ, Robett Hollis, Crowe Horwath and Ernst & Young Tahi.

Ian Musson, programme director of Te Wananga o Aotearoa, talks about Māori entrepreneurship, as starts by explaining what Kōkiri is trying to achieve, and why it has emerged now.

Pacific college closure displaces 1200 students

Pacific college closure displaces 1200 students Pacific college closure displaces 1200 students, 10.89 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

We hear from Cathy Livermore, a teacher at BEST Pacific college in Auckland that has closed down, displacing 1200 students across several campuses. 

The Future of the Maori Party

The Future of the Maori Party The Future of the Maori Party , 7.26 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

The Maori Party are in unstable territory with their recent defeat in the election pushing them out of parliament.

Following their defeat co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell proclaimed he would not be running for re-election in 2020. 

Yesterday the Maori Party pressident Tukuroirangi Morgan announced his resignation from the party calling for the co-leaders to do the same. 

Producer Lucy Austin spoke with co-leader Marama Fox about the current state of the Maori Party and asked her how she felt about the recent instability. 

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday December 12, 2017

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday December 12, 2017 The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday December 12, 2017, 109.7 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

Reuben, Lucy, Mack and Conor present the Wire for Tuesday the 12th of December in which:

Mack speaks with a teacher at a Pacific college in Auckland that has closed down displacing more than 1000 students.

Reuben chats to Youthline's Stephen Bell about the funding woes of Youthline's Wellington branch.

On the Green Desk Conor finds out about the Sustainable Coastlines charity and their recent Energy Globe award.

Lucy talks to Marama Fox from the Maori Party about the party's future in the wake of the party presidents resignation. 

Finally, Mack catches up with Damon Salesa about his new book "Island Time, New Zealand's Pacific Futures".

 

Youthline Wellington needs support

Youthline Wellington needs support Youthline Wellington needs support, 17.91 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

Youthline Wellington is calling on the community for support.

The free service has offered helpline and development services to young people and the wider community for nearly 50 years; they are now stretch for resources.

Youthline says that due to local government funding cuts, they may need to reduce their services, or even terminate them completely.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Stephen Bell to find out more.