Stewart Sowman and producers Olivia Holdsworth and Grace Watson bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show as well as a regular chat with Labour Minister Andrew Little.
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Stewart Sowman-Lund is in his final year of a Law and Arts degree, and a radio reporter for Newstalk ZB. He’s been at 95bFM since 2017, and has spent much of his time covering entertainment news despite being told not to. When not giving his opinion on something, he’ll most likely be found drinking coffee.
Yesterday it was announced a capital gains tax would not be adopted by current government. As noted by Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, the coalition couldn't come to a consensus on this matter. Laura Kvigstad explains what this means in terms of New Zealand economic development, our relationship to investment in the housing market as well as the power dynamic between landlords to vulnerable tennants.
A new report has come out talking about how current company law is hampering the development of New Zealand’s social enterprise sector. Olivia Holdsworth spoke to co-author of the report Steven Moe, about this legal framework and started by asking him to tell her a bit about current company law.
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Midwives employed by District Health Boards have settled with the government over pay and conditions. Negotiations have been long winded, beginning in 2013 and going through a number of mediations, strikes action, and discussions. Salaries will go up by 17.5% next year, meaning newly trained midwives will make almost $60,000 a year. Lachlan spoke with Jill Ovens, Co Leader Industrial for MERAS, the midwives union in Aotearoa about the agreement.