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.
Maungawhau is recognised as one of the most well-preserved pre-historic fortifications of its type in the world. Features of the original pā survive, including historic pā tūāpapa (terraces) and rua (pits) around the crater area, but the inadequate track is damaging them.
A new boardwalk is planned for the crater rim at the tihi (summit) of Maungawhau which will help protect its Tūpuna Maunga status.
Oscar Perress talked to Paul Majurey, Chair of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority, and started by asking Majurey to explain the project.
Dr Sereana Naepi is currently the Associate Director of All My Relations, an indigenous research centre in Canada. In about a week, Dr Naepi will be returning to the University of Auckland where she helped run the Tuakana programme for 10 years to take up a lectureship position in the Sociology department. Recently, the university has been subject to posters and stickers advertising white supremacist ideology and recruiting for a particular group. The Vice Chancellor's response has been deemed inadequate by students and staff, who have organised a picket and a sit in, and signed an open letter respectively. Dr Naepi wrote a response to these happenings, and took the opportunity to break down the rhetoric used by the University in their response, as well as the university's policy regarding equity and academic speech. Lillian Hanly spoke to her about the article and started by asking what her understanding was of the current situation regarding the presence of white supremacy on campus.
Women’s refuge is calling for primary school education on healthy relationships and deconstructing harmful gender roles to combat domestic violence. Sherry speaks to Chief Executive, Dr Ang Jury on the changes she’d like to see and why it’s so important to start these conversations young.
This week on Monday's wire, Lachlan speaks to Lewis Holden, Chair of NZ Republic on the upcoming royal tour and republicanism in NZ. Southern Cross is back with the latest in Pacific news. Sherry speaks to Women’s Refuge Chief Executive, Dr Ang Jury, on combating domestic violence with education in primary schools. Finally, Lillian wraps it up with our regular chat with Green Party co-leader James Shaw. This week we discuss the goverment surplus, polling, changes to refugee policy and voting age.
Prince Charles and Camilla are coming to New Zealand in mid-November and their visit will include a trip to Waitangi. The visit has some groups calling for New Zealand to becom a republic and get rid of the Queen as our head of state. Lachlan spoke with Lewis Holden from NZ Republic about the royal visit.
On September 10, 2019, Donald Trump fired his national security advisor John Bolton. Bolton
insisted he resigned. Trump says he doesn’t need a real national security advisor because he is his
own advisor. Given this, what is the future of US foreign policy under Donald Trump? What are the
practical implications of this position? What are the implications of this for foreign policy challenges
the US faces? Doug Becker speaks with Jeffrey Fields, Robert Williams, Peter F. Trumbore, and
This is the last day where you can both register and vote in your local election. You can still drop off your voting papers tomorrow, Saturday the 12th of October, at a library near you but after that voting is closed. General Manager of Democracy Services Margeurite Delbet joins Laura Kvigstad to give us some more detail on all the ways you can get your final votes in.
This week a big topic in the news has been government 7.5 point five billion dollar surplus. The high surplus has resulted in a great deal of criticism for the government's management of money however Infometics Economist Brad Oslen joined Laura Kvigstad to discuss how the surplus is an opportunity for the government to prioritise their spending.