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.
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.
This week we are looking at Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill. Toni Love, of Te Atiawa descent, works for the Māori Law Review focusing particularly on legal issues regarding Māori land. We got in touch with her to explain the ins and outs of the bill, as well as discuss the controversy around the reforms that were proposed when the National party were in government. Lillian Hanly started by asking what the bill actually is.
Pubs and clubs all the way from Bluff to Kaitaia will be pausing their poker machines for an hour to coincide with Gambling Harm Awareness Week. The "pause the pokies" initiative takes place this year from third to ninth September, to raise public awareness about the harm of gambling. Over seventy venues throughout New Zealand have signed up take part in this initiative, to encourage gamblers to connect with their whanau and think about the harm of their gambling.
To find out a more about this, Darashpreet spoke to Andree Froude from Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand.
Mary-Margaret speaks to the Auckland Women’s Health Council about a dangerous contraceptive device named Essure, and the lack of informed consent in aspects of the health system. Ella speaks to World Vison about Nauru. Justin’s taking us to international news again, he reports on new infrastructure in Hong Kong. This week on the Greendesk, we discuss new statistical models which show global temperatures will be staying abnormally high over the next four years.
Essure, a contraceptive device designed in the early 2000s, has caused irreversible damage for thousands of women in more recent years. The metal coil is inserted into fallopian tubes, a distinctly more invasive technique than an iud or rod. As we will soon see, the contraceptive poses very high risks. Mary-Margaret spoke to Sue Claridge of the Auckland Women’s Health Council about kiwi and Australian women whose lives have been hurt by the lack of information available about the devices. She started by explaining what the Essure device is.
Recent statistical models are showing global temperatures will be remaining sky high until at least 2022. Greendesk reporter Jack Marshall had a chat with Professor James Renwick from Victoria University’s School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences. Professor Renwick gave us the lowdown on how these high temperatures will affect us, here and abroad, over the coming years.
Last week on August 15 teachers across New Zealand went on strike. They are calling for beter pay, better conditions and better incentives to attract new people to the teaching profession. Lillian spoke to Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, about the strike.
Jemima spoke with Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson about the Green Party annual general meeting held over the weekend. They discussed the party's new proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act and their stance on the waka jumping bill.
Today on the Wire Jemima spoke to co-leader of the Green Party, Marama Davidson, about the Green Party AGM. The Southern Cross is back with their regular update on Asia Pacific news. Lillian talked to Minister of Eduction, Chris Hipkins, about the teachers strike last week. Bailley spoke to chief legal advisor to the Human Rights Commission, Janet Anderson-Bidois about people held in aged care facilities without their consent. Damian asked Geoff Simmons about his new position as leader of The Opportunities Party. Finally, Bailley talks to Minister of Immigration, Iain Lees-Galloway about Christchurch becoming a settling city for refugees.