Lachlan Balfour and producers Ben Goldson and Jemima Huston bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including our U.S. news feature State of the States with a correspondent from WNYU News, a look at This Day in History, as well as a regular chat with Labour Minister Andrew Little.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Lachlan Balfour is a law and arts student who's been at bFM since mid-2017. When he's not reading cases you can find him tweeting about British politics, prison reform and complaining about public transport.
A report commisioned by the E Tu Union group has revealed migrant workers moving to New Zealand in search of work within the construction industry, especially those of Filipino descent, are being unfairly paid and treated. Many of the workers find they are being upto 16$ less than their native Kiwi counterparts, for perfroming the same tasks and work. Tuwhenuaroa spoke to Ron Angel, Industry Coordiantor at E Tu about some the conditions migrants workers face, and how they affect their lives here in New Zealand.
The government is currently within the draft stage of a Royal Commission Inquiry into historical child abuse within state care however many organisations including churches have been reaching out to include faith-based Instituitions into the inquiry. Producer Damian Rowe spoke to Male Survivors Aotearoa Trustee and national advocate Ken Clearwater, firstly asking why faith-based organisations were left out in the first place.
Hunters in the Kaimanawa set more than 100 traps around the forrest park in an effort to help protect the native Blue Duck population from predatory pests. Tu spoke to Gary Harwood, a hunting advocate in the region, about conservation from the perspective of someone who pulls the trigger, why conserving the duck population is important, and his hopes for the future.
First up on the Wire, Oscar speaks with Lena Henry, a lecturer at the University of Auckland, about the difference between colonial and indigenous land management . Andrew Little joins Lachlan for our regular chat, this week discussing the criminal justice summit held this week. Lachlan speaks with National Secretary of the Public Service Association Glenn Barclay about the government’s decision to scrap performance pay for public sector CEOs. Finally, This Day in History looks at the storming of Gaddafi's compound in 2011.
Chris Hipkins, the minister responsible for State Services, announced the scrapping of performance pay for public sector CEOs. Up until now, they were eligible for 15% discretionary performance pay bonus for exceptional performance. Hipkins says the move will save about 4 million dollars over the next 4 years. Lachlan spoke with National secretary of the Public Sector Association, Glenn Barclay, about performance pay in the public sector.
Reporter Oscar Perress talked to Lena Henry, a lecturer at University of Auckland, about whenua and its place in the context of urban planning, development and design and how it differs significantly from the colonial view of land as property. They also then discussed the implications of these differences on Aotearoa.