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Should business owners be able to ban storefront begging?

Should business owners be able to ban storefront begging? Should business owners be able to ban storefront begging?, 9.95 MB
Mon 10 Apr 2017

95bFM reporter Ben Goldson speaks to Avondale Business Association chairman Duncan MacDonald and Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit’s Lieutenant Colonel Ian Hutson about whether business owners should be able to banning beggars from store fronts.

This Week's Bits: Sunday 9th of April, 2017

This Week's Bits: Sunday 9th of April, 2017 This Week's Bits: Sunday 9th of April, 2017, 29.18 MB
Sun 9 Apr 2017

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

The Backbone Collective’s Deborah Mackenzie on the experiences of domestic violence victims

The Backbone Collective’s Deborah Mackenzie on the experiences of domestic violence victims The Backbone Collective’s Deborah Mackenzie on the experiences of domestic violence victims, 11.42 MB
Fri 7 Apr 2017

The Backbone Collective released a report on the experiences of domestic violence victims within family court, Tess Barnett speaks to the Collective’s Deborah Mackenzie about this.

Rohan Evans on Gentrification in K-Road

Rohan Evans on Gentrification in K-Road Rohan Evans on Gentrification in K-Road, 11.11 MB
Fri 7 Apr 2017

Joel Thomas, talked to Rohan Evans the owner of Wine Cellar, a K-Road bar and music venue, about how the gentrification of K-road and Auckland as a whole has affected the alternative music scene, and how last week's forced closure of the Kings Arms due to noise control puts the position of venue owners in a state of uncertainty.

A Report on dolphin-safe fishing methods in Maui Dolphin habitats

A Report on dolphin-safe fishing methods in Maui Dolphin habitats A Report on dolphin-safe fishing methods in Maui Dolphin habitats, 6.1 MB
Fri 7 Apr 2017

A recent WWF opinion poll found 75% of respondents think the government should financially assist fishers to transition to dolphin-safe fishing methods in Maui dolphin habitat off the western coast of the north island. bFM’s Harry Willis spoke to WWF campaigner David Tong in this report.

 

Fire Escape, a Virtual Reality experience by the Fire Service

Fire Escape, a Virtual Reality experience by the Fire Service: Fire Escape, a Virtual Reality experience by the Fire Service:, 4.43 MB
Fri 7 Apr 2017

Last year the New Zealand Fire Service attended over 5,200 structure fires, and within these there were 18 avoidable deaths caused by residential fires. New Zealand Fire Service launched a world-first initiative on Tuesday – a 360 degree and virtual reality (VR) experience – Escape My House. For the first time ever, the public can experience a real house fire first-hand and, along the way, learn why they need an escape plan. In this project, the public can experience online a house fire first-hand, using all real video footage from an actual house burning down. bFM reporter Jess Smith spoke to New Zealand Fire Service Station Officer and current Training Officer, Chris Kennedy, to learn more about the project.

The Wire with Tess: Friday 7th April, 2017

The Wire with Tess: Friday 7th April, 2017 The Wire with Tess: Friday 7th April, 2017, 105.49 MB
Fri 7 Apr 2017

Check out the full show from Friday 7th of April where Tess speak to Deborah Mackenzie from The Backbone Collective about a report that outlines domestic violence and NZ family court. We have our weekly chat with National MP, Jami-Lee Ross talking about the data collection for the Ministry of Social Development and the Typhoid cases in NZ. We had Radio Adelaide’s Nicole Wedding for all the latest in Australian news. We had the owner of the wine cellar, Rohan Evans, talking about gentrification and it’s affects on alternative musicians and venue owners within central Auckland. We also had the New Zealand Fire Service Station Officer, Chris Kennedy about their new virtual reality experience. And we had have WWF campaigner, David Tong discussing dolphin safe fishing methods and Maui dolphin protection.

The Wire with Ximena: Thursday April 6, 2017

The Wire with Ximena: Thursday April 6, 2017 The Wire with Ximena: Thursday April 6, 2017, 47.66 MB
Thu 6 Apr 2017

Today on the show, Ximena & Joel chat about some university-related happenings - namely a new report from the NZUSA that found students are struggling to keep up with rising housing costs, as well as a recent UoA med student protest calling for the University to no longer invest in fossil fuel companies. They also have their weekly catch-up with Labour leader Andrew Little, and chat to some pretty cool ladies doing some pretty cool things - poet/ activist Refeef Ziadah and director of Emotional Creature, Forrest Denize. Today's show was very much a collective effort - thanks heaps to Pearl, Amanda, Tash, Katie & Tess for all doing your bit in helping putting this show on air - you guys are all pretty bloody great. 

Students struggling to keep up with housing costs

Students struggling to keep up with housing costs Students struggling to keep up with housing costs, 9.38 MB
Thu 6 Apr 2017

A recent report by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has found that Students require urgent financial relief as rent prices reach record-highs. bFM’s Tash Aull-Timbers speaks to NZUSA president Jonathan Gee about why students are struggling to keep up with rising costs.

 

UoA med students call for fossil fuel divestment

UoA med students call for fossil fuel divestment UoA med students call for fossil fuel divestment, 16.09 MB
Thu 6 Apr 2017

Earlier in the week, more than 100 medical students from the Auckland University Medical Students Association (AUMSA) rallied to call on the University of Auckland to cease investments in coal, oil, and gas companies, to protect public health and reduce the impacts of climate change. bFM reporter Katie Doyle talked to the spokesperson of the AUMSA, Ivan Mouraviev about this.