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This Week's Bits: Sunday, 30th April, 2017

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 30th April, 2017 This Week's Bits: Sunday, 30th April, 2017, 52.46 MB
Sun 30 Apr 2017

Hannah Ross gives you the low down of this weeks best bFM news bits.

Dr. Siouxsie Wiles on antibiotic resistance in New Zealand

Dr. Siouxsie Wiles on antibiotic resistance in New Zealand Siouxsie Wiles on antibiotic resistance in New Zealand, 19.35 MB
Fri 28 Apr 2017

Dr. Siouxsie Wiles is the author of the newly released book - Antibiotic Resistance which talks about the threat posed to New Zealanders by antibiotic resistant bacteria.

New Zealand’s cases of infectious bacteria are increasing whilst most other countries are decreasing, bFM’s Tess Barnett talked to Susie about why this is, and what we need to do so we can tackle these issues and minimise risks.

Forest and Bird’s Annabeth Cohen on the latest national freshwater report

Forest and Bird’s Annabeth Cohen on the latest national freshwater report Forest and Bird’s Annabeth Cohen on the latest national freshwater report, 8.81 MB
Fri 28 Apr 2017

New Zealand’s rivers and lakes are under increasing pressure, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of freshwater.

bFM’s Harry Willis speaks to Forest and Bird’s, Annabeth Cohen about the report, the problems with the way data was presented, and how the report is shifting our focus from Agricultural to urban land although urban environments make up at 1% of land use and pastoral use is at 40%.

The Wire with Tess: Friday 28th April, 2017

The Wire with Tess: Friday 28th April, 2017 The Wire with Tess: Friday 28th April, 2017, 121.72 MB
Fri 28 Apr 2017

On The Wire with Tess, we spoke to the director of Just Speak, Katie Bruce talking about a new report they released, we talk to National MP, Matt Doocey about the mental health funding increase and the report released by the UN about solitary confinement. We talk to Radio Adelaide’s Nicole Wedding for all the latest in Australian news. We spoke to Susie Wiles, the author of the newly released book - antibiotic resistance about the threat this poses to New Zealanders and how we need to take action. And lastly we speak to AnnaBeth Cohen about the increasing pressures for NZ rivers and lakes after the latest report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of freshwater.

JustSpeak’s Katie Bruce on an increase in criminal justice spending

JustSpeak’s Katie Bruce on an increase in criminal justice spending JustSpeak’s Katie Bruce on an increase in criminal justice spending, 4.1 MB
Fri 28 Apr 2017

bFM’s Kelly Enright speaking to JustSpeak director Katie Bruce about their newest report.

The report details how the Bail Amendment Act 2013, and the current housing crisis has lead to a rise in criminal justice spending.

 

Effects of solitary confinement on children

Effects of solitary confinement on children Effects of solitary confinement on children, 13 MB
Thu 27 Apr 2017

A report released by the United Nations has slammed New Zealand for its overuse of solitary confinement - found to be four times higher than in English prisons and in breach of international laws. Children, disabled people and the mentally unwell were also isolated at high rates, and in unhealthy conditions. Producer Jess Smith speaks to Children’s commission Judge Andrew Becroft to learn more about impacts on children who experience confinement.

Prominent election issues with James Shaw

Prominent election issues with James Shaw Prominent election issues with James Shaw, 18.81 MB
Thu 27 Apr 2017

Wire host Jogai catches up with Co-leader of the Green Party James Shaw in the studio to discuss a few prominent election issues, including poor forestry regulations and an inquiry into the mental health sector.

 

NZDF workers strike for unfair pay and working conditions

NZDF workers strike for unfair pay and working conditions NZDF workers strike for unfair pay and working conditions, 6.58 MB
Thu 27 Apr 2017

Civilian staff at the New Zealand Defence Force went on strike on Thursday the 27th of April, over the NZDF’s refusal to negotiate their pay as part of a new collective employment agreement. From 7-9am, workers protested at the Devonport Ferry terminal. Wire producer Jess speaks to Nick Kelly, Public Service Association’s Organiser for defence to find out more about the New Zealand defence force strike.

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 27th April, 2017

The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 27th April, 2017 The Wire with Jogai: Thursday 27th April, 2017, 110.58 MB
Thu 27 Apr 2017

This week, Jogai and Jess have a report on the morning’s strike by civilian staff of the New Zealand defence force, and Co-leader of the Green Party James Shaw joins us live in studio to discuss some of the prominent issues forming this year's elections. Jogai chats to one of the producer's of Maori Television's new show The Ring Inz, and Jess speaks to Children’s commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft about a new report outlining the use of solitary confinement in New Zealand. Labour leader Andrew Little is also back for our weekly chat. All this and more on the Thursday Wire - check out the full podcast here. 

Maori Television's The Ring Inz

Maori Television's The Ring Inz Maori Television's The Ring Inz, 19.43 MB
Thu 27 Apr 2017

The Ring Inz is a comedy television show that airs Thursday nights on Maori TV, about a Kapa Haka group trying to overcome their differences, in order to put on the performance of a lifetime at Nationals. With New Zealand film and television veterans Hori Ahipene and Katie Wolfe at the helm, The Ring Inz is certainly not one to miss. bFM's Jogai Bhatt caught up with one of the producers of the show, Vivienne Wigby, to learn a little more.