India Essuah and producers Mack Smith and 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.
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India Essuah is about to finally wrap up her sociology and film studies degree, having taken time off to try out food writing halfway through. She started volunteering at 95bFM earlier this year and likes news because you always leave a shift having learnt about something... new. Other interests include watching Mad Men, knitting, and snacking.
Auckland Lives two bee colonies have died. The hives were found after a routine inspection a fortnight ago. The cause of death is believed to be death by poisoning due to insecticide spraying. Prior to the tragedy, the two hives had a combined bee population of around 30,000 which last summer produced a whopping 75kg of honey. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to "For the Love of Bees" member Sarah Smuts-Kennedy about the deaths.
The Labour party has announced new workplace policies ahead of this year's general election. Among them were Fair Pay Agreements (FPA), which would see workers and employers in a given industry agree on a national standards for conditions.
To get both sides of the story, producer Ben speaks with Chief Executive of Business New Zealand, Kirk Hope, as well as industry co-ordinator for E Tu, Jill Ovens.
The Opportunities Party says the current legal approach to cannabis does more harm than actually smoking it, with the government dealing with it through the courts, police and forcing people to interact with gangs. Producer Reuben McLaren spoke to Geoff Simmons, the deputy leader of The Opportunities Party about their proposed cannabis policy.
On the show today we have producer Ben Goldson speaking with Business New Zealand Chief Executive Kirk Hope and E Tu Industry Co-ordinator Jill Ovens about Labour's Fair Pay Agreements. We have AUT Pacific Media Centre Director David Robie live in studio for all the latest in Pacific News for Southern Cross. We also have Green Party co-leader James Shaw live talking about the Green Party's campaign launch, CCAPP, and his comments on immigration. We talk to Yi Wen Hsia, the exhibitions manager and curator for World Press Photo. And finally, producer Reuben McLaren talks to Geoff Simmons of The Opportunities Party about their cannabis reform policy.
The World Press Photo Exhibition is currently on at Smith and Caughey’s in Auckland. Wire host Amanda Jane Robinson speaks with the curator of this year’s exhibition, Yi Wen Hsia, about the photographs and the show.
Today has marked one year since Rodrigo Duterte came to power as President of the Philippines.In that time thousands of people have been killed in his “War on Drugs” because Duterte had explicitly approved this violence and has led to extrajudicial executions, during the government’s anti-drug campaign. He introduced martial law and the Senate has been asked to consider reinstating the death penalty. Tess spoke to Amnesty International’s campaigner Wilnor Papa about human rights impacts and needs.
This week, Tess and Jack chat with National MP Jami-Lee Ross this week about Peter Thiel and Labours employment plan, chats to Rowan Brookes from The Kiwi Bottle Drive about the new bottle initiative. Tess chats to Wilnor Papa from Amnesty International about Duterte, the Philippine president after it’s been a year since he was first elected. 95bFM reporter Jack Marshall talks with Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell to about her study into Maori forms of palliative healthcare. And of course we have our weekly chat with Radio Adelaide with Jordan for all the latest in Australia news. All this on the Friday Wire - check out the podcast here.