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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.