Mack Smith and producer Sam Smith bring you bFM's daily News & Current Affairs show, including the Green Desk with Lilly Peacocke, plus a weekly chat with Māori Party's co-leader, Marama Fox.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of News, Current Affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Mack Smith is studying journalism at AUT and started volunteering at 95bFM near the end of 2016. A pro-gamer retiree, he now spends his time contemplating real-world applications of HBO's The Newsroom.
The Auckland Women’s Centre is hosting a forum next week all about feminist parenting. 95bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson speaks to the Centre Manager at the Women’s Centre, Leonie Morris, about the event.
Tomorrow, Babe Vibes is releasing a new zine all about sex, 'sex etc'. The zine also discusses different types of shame women often feel surrounding sex, from bodies to trauma and assault to slut-shaming. 95bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson speaks to Babe Vibes founder, Kara Haupt, about the zine.
On The Wire we speak to CEO of the Real Estate Institute, Bindi Norwell, about house prices in Auckland. talk with Generation Zero about a new proposed Zero Carbon Tax policy. We have our weekly chat with the Green Party, this week talking to co-leader Metiria Turei about Apple tax and charging for bottling water. We have AUT Pacific Media Centre’s Kendall Hutt talking all about the latest in Pacific news for Southern Cross. Auckland Women’s Centre Manager Leonie Morris talks about the Centre's upcoming feminist parenting forum. And lastly, we speak to Kara Haupt speaking about a new zine from Babe Vibes, all about sex and shame.
Data released by the Real Estate of New Zealand appeared to show the Auckland housing market cooled off slightly last month. After years of skyrocketing prices, relief may be in sight for would-be Auckland homeowners. Is this the beginning of a long-awaited price correction, or just a temporary blip in an otherwise bouyant market? Producer Ben Goldson speaks with CEO of the Real Estate Institute, Bindi Norwell.
The 4th Annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is happening this weekend at Mairangi Arts Center. Art+Feminism is a global campaign, which intends to boost coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia and to encourage female editorship. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. This lack of gender diversity has a number of troubling impacts, particularly in relation to how content is skewed. 95bFM reporter Amanda Jane Robinson speaks to the general manager from Mairangi Arts Center, Angela Suh, about the event.
One of runners up from the 2017 Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards, Min Kyu Jung, talks about the business he created that helps students improve their exam results and start up businesses for young people.
On The Wire we have Asian New Zealand Executive Director Simon Draper, talks about Aucklands relationship with Asia after a survey showing Auckland residents blaming Asia for housing prices, National MP Jami-Lee Ross, talks about abortion law reform and the prospect of tax cuts, radio Adelaide’s Nicole Wedding for all the latest in Australian news, one of the runners up of the 2017 Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards, Min Kyu Jung, live in the studio talking about the business he created that helps students improve their exam results and the general manager from Mairangi Arts Center, Angela Suh talking about the 4th Annual Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.
Hundreds of holiday parks in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations may soon be free of rats, stoats and possums after the organisation that represents them signed up to Predator Free New Zealand. The Holiday Parks Association of New Zealand signed an agreement with the Predator Free New Zealand Trust yesterday, which will see its 300 member parks trapping in and around their grounds. Producer Jess Smith spoke with Predator Free New Zealand’s spokesperson Jessi Morgan to find out more about the new partnership.
About 1,200 University of Auckland staff went on strike with 300 rallying on Thursday after failing to reach a pay rise agreement with their employer. The Tertiary Education Union says all staff at the university should be given a fair and equitable increase in pay but a satisfactory agreement with university management had not been reached following seven months of negotiations. 95bFM reporter Ambrose O’Meagher caught up with Antonia Verstappen from the TEU about what the strike entailed, while producer Jess Smith spoke to Emily, a student from Auckland University attending the rally to get an update on how the strike is going.