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Is the end nigh for Al Jazeera?

Is the end nigh for Al Jazeera? Is the end nigh for Al Jazeera? , 32.57 MB
Tue 4 Jul 2017

Reporters Sam Smith and Mack Smith look into the possibility of Qatari news network Al Jazeera closing in the wake of the ongoing Gulf states diplomatic crisis. 

Unsolved mysteries: The Auckland Live bee deaths

Unsolved mysteries: The Auckland Live bee deaths Unsolved mysteries: The Auckland Live bee deaths , 15.68 MB
Tue 4 Jul 2017

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. 

Labour's Fair Pay Agreements: E Tu vs Business NZ

Labour's Fair Pay Agreements: E Tu vs Business NZ Labour's Fair Pay Agreements: E Tu vs Business NZ, 12.28 MB
Mon 3 Jul 2017

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. 

Cannabis prohibition as effective as blasphemy laws: The Opportunities Party

Cannabis prohibition as effective as blasphemy laws: The Opportunities Party Cannabis prohibition as effective as blasphemy laws: The Opportunities Party, 27.31 MB
Mon 3 Jul 2017

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. 

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 3rd July 2017

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 3rd July 2017 The Wire with Amanda: Monday 3rd July 2017, 101.23 MB
Mon 3 Jul 2017

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.

World Press Photo Exhibition

World Press Photo Exhibition World Press Photo Exhibition, 6.01 MB
Mon 3 Jul 2017

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.

Amnesty International on Rodrigo Duterte

Amnesty International on Rodrigo Duterte Amnesty International on Rodrigo Duterte, 16.06 MB
Fri 30 Jun 2017

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.

 

Getting plastic out of New Zealand with the Kiwi Bottle Drive

Getting plastic out of New Zealand with the Kiwi Bottle Drive Getting plastic out of New Zealand with the Kiwi Bottle Drive, 8.12 MB
Fri 30 Jun 2017

Community groups from across Aotearoa are working together to get rid of plastic as part of the global Plastic Free July movement. 95bFM reporter, Kristie, spoke to Rowan about the movement.

The Maori model of palliative care - What we can learn

The Maori model of palliative care - What we can learn The Maori model of palliative care - What we can learn, 17.86 MB
Fri 30 Jun 2017

The ways in which Maori deal with palliative care, or known as end of life care, has many cultural and economic differences, I began by asking why this research was important to wider New Zealand.

The Wire with Tess: Friday 30th June, 2017

The Wire with Tess: Friday 30th June, 2017 The Wire with Tess: Friday 30th June, 2017, 105.46 MB
Fri 30 Jun 2017

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.