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The Wednesday Wire with Lillian: 13th December

Wednesday Wire Wednesday Wire, 112.83 MB
Wed 13 Dec 2017

On the Wire today we have Dear Science as usual with Allan Blackman talking about possible interstellar probes, luminescent fingerprints and nuclear fusion.

Conor Knell speaks with NZEI president Lynda Stuart about getting rid of National Standards. 

Lisa Boudet talks with Ian Musson, the programme manager for Kōkiri, a new Māori startup accelerator and Māori entrepreneurship. 

Finally, Lillian Hanly investigates a new game played on your smart phones called The Problem.

Damon Salesa and New Zealand's Pacific Futures

Damon Salesa and New Zealand's Pacific Futures Damon Salesa and New Zealand's Pacific Futures, 8.48 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

Mack speaks to Damon Salesa about his new book Island Time,  New Zealand’s Pacific Futures.

Pacific college closure displaces 1200 students

Pacific college closure displaces 1200 students Pacific college closure displaces 1200 students, 10.89 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

We hear from Cathy Livermore, a teacher at BEST Pacific college in Auckland that has closed down, displacing 1200 students across several campuses. 

The Future of the Maori Party

The Future of the Maori Party The Future of the Maori Party , 7.26 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

The Maori Party are in unstable territory with their recent defeat in the election pushing them out of parliament.

Following their defeat co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell proclaimed he would not be running for re-election in 2020. 

Yesterday the Maori Party pressident Tukuroirangi Morgan announced his resignation from the party calling for the co-leaders to do the same. 

Producer Lucy Austin spoke with co-leader Marama Fox about the current state of the Maori Party and asked her how she felt about the recent instability. 

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday December 12, 2017

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday December 12, 2017 The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday December 12, 2017, 109.7 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

Reuben, Lucy, Mack and Conor present the Wire for Tuesday the 12th of December in which:

Mack speaks with a teacher at a Pacific college in Auckland that has closed down displacing more than 1000 students.

Reuben chats to Youthline's Stephen Bell about the funding woes of Youthline's Wellington branch.

On the Green Desk Conor finds out about the Sustainable Coastlines charity and their recent Energy Globe award.

Lucy talks to Marama Fox from the Maori Party about the party's future in the wake of the party presidents resignation. 

Finally, Mack catches up with Damon Salesa about his new book "Island Time, New Zealand's Pacific Futures".

 

Youthline Wellington needs support

Youthline Wellington needs support Youthline Wellington needs support, 17.91 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

Youthline Wellington is calling on the community for support.

The free service has offered helpline and development services to young people and the wider community for nearly 50 years; they are now stretch for resources.

Youthline says that due to local government funding cuts, they may need to reduce their services, or even terminate them completely.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Stephen Bell to find out more.

What problems exist behind the bars?

What problems exist behind the bars? What problems exist behind the bars? , 11.68 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

A recent study has been released on the conditions of prisons, looking at violence and the mistreatment of prisoners within the system.The study was released by the ombudsman's office and looked at the conditions faced in Christchurch men's prison, in particular understaffing and under-resourcing. Will Parsonson spoke to Victoria University lecturer and criminologist Liam Martin about the conditions within the prison system. 

Sleep Sleep Sleep: How much is enough?

Sleep Sleep Sleep: How much is enough? Sleep Sleep Sleep: How much is enough? , 8.95 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

How much sleep do we need to function? Is everyone the same or different? Are naps worth while? Producer Leonard Powell delves into the world of rest, finding out about sleeping habbits and theories of the 95bFM office and getting expert analysis from Dr Andy Veale. 

Time to Budget!

Time to Budget! Time to Budget!, 12.32 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has announced Auckland Council’s 10-year budget proposal. The $11 billion proposal aims to keep rates low, protect the environment, and invest in public transport. The Council will also work with the Government to introduce a regional fuel tax to help pay for transport projects. Reporter Issy Walker spoke with Goff about the proposal.

The Wire with Joel: Monday December 11th, 2017

The Wire with Joel: Monday December 11th, 2017 The Wire with Joel: Monday December 11th, 2017, 94.99 MB
Mon 11 Dec 2017

Joel, Sam, and Leonard present the wire for Monday the 11th of December in which:

Will Parsonson has a report on violence and mistreatment of prisoners in the system.

Joel talks Green Party leader James Shaw who’s soon to be wrapping up for summer after his first few months in Parliament

Issy Walker speaks to Phil Goff about Auckland Council’s proposed 10-year budget plan.

And producer Leonard does a report on sleep, getting comments from around the BFM offices and then confirming or debunking people's theories on sleep with Dr Andy Veale.