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.
As our new parliamnet forms, there is a notable absence in representation from the Maori Party, who failed to win any of the Maori seats on September 23rd, after Tamati Coffey beat out Maori Co-Leader Te Ururoa Flavell for the Waiariki seat.
Earlier I Spoke with Te Ururoa on the future for the Maori Party after this election, and the place of the maori seats and the Labour MPs who fill them.
On today's Wire we have journalist Rod Oram talking about the new ministerial line-up, as well as former MP Te Ururoa Flavell on Maori representation in parliament.
Lachlan speaks to Dr Jane Kelsey, from the University of Auckland's Law Faculty, about the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, and we have our regular State of the States feature with Nick Sawhney.
Finally we have This Day in History, which takes us back to 1955 and the creation of the Republic of Vietnam.
Following the coalition announcement yesterday and the waves of policy announcements coming from the new Labour lead government, the mental health sector is looking to receive some much needed help. Will Parsonson spoke to Marianne Elliot, the director of story and strategy at action station about the future of the Mental health system as well as the impacts a Labour lead government may have. He started off by asking about the current issues with Mental health in New Zealand.
The #MeToo campaign began as a response to sexual assault allegations that have filled news headlines in america recently. The words me too actually go back ten years ago when Tarana Burke started a similar campaign. The idea then was to start a conversation that provided empowerment through empathy. The more recent campaign has been to draw attention to the sheer number of people who have been affected by sexual assault. Sue Paton (Pay-ton) of the Drug and Alcohol Practitioner’s Association of Aotearoa NZ sez people with addiction have been particularly impacted by sexual abuse and other childhood trauma. Lillian Hanly spoke with her about the campaign.
Yesterday the Labour-NZ First coalition announced they will be increasing the minimum wage to 20$ per hour by 2021. Currently, the minimum wage sits at $15.75. Unite Union represents more than 7000 workers from the fast food industry to Sky City, most of whom are on minimum wage. They responded positively to this change and Lillian Hanly speaks with Gerard Hair from Unite about what this means.
Today on the show Lillian talks to 'Unite' about Labours plans to increase the minimum wage, aswell as discussing the #metoo campaign. Will talks to AUT's Allan Blackman about birds, dogs, and shitty people, as well as talking Marianne Elliot from Action Station about Labours plans to tackle issues in the mental health system.