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.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
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.
In Board Games this week, host Olivia Holdsworth and reporter Oscar Perress talk to Kerrin Leoni and Glenda Fryer, of City Vision, about their upcoming Waitematā local board campaigns, local issues and who they are.
We talk Claudia Palmer of 350 Aotearoa about their current campaigns and the role of banks in endorsing the fossil fuel industry behind closed doors.
Next up, we talk to Housing First Programme Manager Fiona Hamilton and Public Service Association national secretary Glenn Barclay about the government’s new measures being introduced to prevent homelessness.
After that, for Green Desk, Oscar talks to ecologist Dr Mike Joy about fossil fuels, his upcoming talk at AUT uni and the biophysical limits to Aotearoa's food and environmental future.
And finally for Board Games we talk to Kerrin Leoni and Glenda Fryer about their upcoming Waitematā local board campaigns.
Today the Corrections Department announced its plan to reduce Maori offending and address over-representation in imprisonment. Hokai Rangi is a 5 year strategy that will incorporate Te Ao Maori, improve visitation for whanau, transform rehabilitative services, and provide sensitivity training for corrections officers so that they treat offenders with dignity and care. Maori would also co design the programme in a Treaty based partnership, and Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says the plan is part of a wider shift to a rehabilitative approach to offending. But as a response to the 2017 Waitangi Tribunal report on Maori offending, People against Prisons Aotearoa say the plan fails to deliver. Rahul speaks with PAPA spokesperson Emilie Rakete and begins by asking her what Hokai Rangi entails and where the criticism is coming from.
This week on the Wire, Jemima speaks to Green Party co-leader James Shaw about the 2018 census, prisoner voting rights and the green transport grant. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Lachlan talks to Dr Karen Webster from AUT about how central parties impact local body elections. Finally, Rahul speaks with People Against Prisons Aotearoa spokesperson, Emilie Rakete, about the Corrections Department's plan to reduce Māori offending and address over-representation.
Local elections are coming up fast and and an increasing number of candidates are becoming affiliated with central parties. Research from Auckland University of Technology shows that since Auckland became amalgamated, more candidates are opting to affiliate themselves with Labour, the Greens, and National than ever before. Research also shows these candidates are doing better than those running as independents. Lachlan spoke with lead researcher Dr Karen Webster about the research.
Recent reports have come out suggesting a correlation between poor housing and respiratory infections amongst young children. In response, Child Poverty Action Group is calling for housing WoF's as prevention for illness.
Jeni Carwright from the Child Poverty Action Group tells us more about how housing WoF's could prevent life long health complications for young children.