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Titirangi joins Oratia's uproar over Watercare

Titirangi joins Oratia's uproar over Watercare Titirangi joins Oratia's uproar over Watercare, 15.1 MB
Tue 7 Mar 2017

Oratia has been the centre of outrage for residents opposing Watercare's proposed new facility but now Titirangi has voiced the same concerns over the development. Mack speaks with Titirangi Residents and Ratepayers Association Chair Dr Mels Barton about the situation. 

Research offers a new hope for the Maui's dolphin

Research offers a new hope for the Maui's dolphin Research offers a new hope for the Maui's dolphin, 18.82 MB
Tue 7 Mar 2017

A new scientific study involving thermal detection may hold the answers to saving two species of endangered dolphins in New Zealand. Mack speaks to Ocean Life Survey’s Martin Stanley about his new research. 

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday March 7th, 2017

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday March 7th, 2017 The Wire with Mack: Tuesday March 7th, 2017, 97.06 MB
Tue 7 Mar 2017

Check out the full podcast for this week's Tuesday show, where we take a look at the new proposed voting age and speak to the Residents and Ratepayers Association about joining forces against Watercare with the Oratia community, Green candidate Leilani Tamu about the problems with the NZ Herald's latest Pacific coverage, a researcher behind a push for saving Maui's dolphins with thermal detection, and more. 

Should we change the voter age to 16?

Should we change the voter age to 16? Should we change the voter age to 16?, 8.85 MB
Tue 7 Mar 2017

The children's commissioner is proposing we look into the idea of lowering the voter age in New Zealand to 16. Reporter Sam Smith investigates this idea in a special report where he speaks to RockEnrols Laura O'Connell Rapira. 

The hidden controversy in 'Hidden Pacific'

The hidden controversy in 'Hidden Pacific' The hidden controversy in 'Hidden Pacific', 18.78 MB
Tue 7 Mar 2017

Green Party candidate Leilani Tamu explains why the Herald’s latest foray in Pacific coverage highlights a lack of reporting in the area from New Zealand’s media.

From Projenz to the Panama Papers: Corruption in New Zealand

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Mon 6 Mar 2017

In Transparency International's 2016 public perception of corruption index, New Zealand was ranked first equal with Denmark. However, in December of the same year, the largest bribery case in New Zealand's history came to a close with guilty verdicts for co-defendents Murray Noone and Stephen Borlase. Earlier in the year New Zealand was also mentioned in the Panama Papers, more than 10 million leaked documents from law firm Mossack Fonseca. Bfm producer Ben Goldson spoke first with Herald reporter Matt Nippert, who covered the Noone-Borlase trial, and then to investigative journalist Nicky Hager, who worked on the Panama Papers.

 

The Backbone Collective and the fight against domestic violence

The Backbone Collective and the fight against domestic violence The Backbone Collective and the fight against domestic violence, 7.26 MB
Mon 6 Mar 2017

A new non-government organisation, The Backbone Collective, has launched fighting the battle against domestic violence in New Zealand.  The organisation gives a voice to women survivors of violence to help push change in the right direction.  Using surveys gives the organisation a chance to hear what the women who have suffered or are suffering need in order to feel safe enough to speak out. 95bFM reporter, Tess Barnett, spoke to Deborah Mackenzie from The Backbone Collective about the state of domestic violence in New Zealand and what they believe is critical to bringing change.

Metiria Turei on Superannuation and the Resource Management Act

Metiria Turei on Superannuation and the Resource Management Act Metiria Turei on Superannuation and the Resource Management Act, 14.39 MB
Mon 6 Mar 2017

Bfm news director Ximena Smith talks to Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei about potential changes to Superannuation and planned reforms of the Resource Management Act.

The Wire with Ximena: Monday March 6, 2017

The Wire with Ximena: Monday March 6, 2017 The Wire with Ximena: Monday March 6, 2017, 121.12 MB
Mon 6 Mar 2017

This week on the show, Ximena, Ben & Tess look into a new group advocating more action around addressing domestic violence in New Zealand and have their fortnightly chat with Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters also joins them for a chat at the end of the show about the party's prospects going into this year's election & about some of key issues in politics at the moment. 

Winston Peters: Immigration, housing, crime & 2016 election

Winston Peters: Immigration, housing, crime & 2016 election Winston Peters: Immigration, housing, crime & 2016 election, 19.86 MB
Mon 6 Mar 2017

NZ First leader, Winston Peters, joins Ximena live in the studio for a chat. They talk about NZ First's anti-establishment position going into this year's election, and also discuss the party's positions on a range of key topics of the moment, including immigration, crime and housing.