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.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
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.
This week on the show, Adam, Harry and Reuben explore the recently passed bill which would see housing development around Point England; look into reports surrounding a new wide-scale cyber attack and see if the world is on the verge of a global water crisis. They also chat with Andrew Little regarding the Labour intern scandle and their newly announced employee relations bill.
On Tuesday legislation was passed by the House of Representatives allowing for a large-scale housing development on 11.7 hectares of the reserve in Tāmaki,enabling local iwi Ngāti Pāoa to build 300 houses on the reserve land as part of its Treaty settlement. Concerns have been raised by Auckland Mayor Phill Goff and Chairperson of the Maungakiekie Tamaki Local Board regarding the government’s use of special legislation to lift reserve status outside normal statutory processes. Producer Harry Willis talks to Bartley to gauge the local board’s opinion on the bill.
The United Nations, the World Bank and many experts are warning that the planet is in the throes of a water crisis and it is only going to get worse. United nations secretary-general Antonio Guterras says that by 2050 global demand for fresh water will grow by more than 40% and a quarter of countries will lack sufficient supply. Bolivian President Evo Morales says that if present water consumption patterns continue, two thirds of earth's population will face daily water shortages by 2025. Producer Reuben McLaren spoke to Professor Michael Young of Adelaide University and Guy Salmon of New Zealand's Ecologic Foundation about these water crises and the impact on New Zealand.
A former registered nurse, Rebekah Kelsey, says relentless bullying by senior staff within an ADHB hospital forced to quit her job. In a recent issue of the New Zealand nurses industry magazine, Kai Tiaki, Kelsey told her story. 95bFM producer Adam Jacobson got in contact with Kelsey, asking her to describe the experiences and behaviours which led to her resignation. He also heard from Lesley Harry, the NZ Nurses Organisation’s Industrial Adviser for the DHB sector, to find out if the New Zealand health sector has a workplace bullying culture.
Next week is Music Therapy Week 2017, a week dedicated to helping those with health issues through creativity and expression. The theme of the week, ‘Finding Your Voice’, intends to bring focus to how music therapy can help patients express themselves and communicate through music. 95bFM producer Will Parsonson catches up with music therapist Libby Johns to learn about how music can help the healing process for people with a wide range of health issues.
The event runs from 1-9 July. Find out more about events in your city here.
This week on the Wednesday show, Ximena, Adam & Will explore the nasty culture of bullying in the nursing sector, as well as learn about the flourishing music therapy industry ahead of Music Therapy Week 2017. They also hear from Wednesday regulars; AUT’s Allan Blackman on dodgy scientific misunderstandings, as well as NZ First’s Tracey Martin on the party’s regional campaign launch in the weekend.
It is election year in New Zealand as we all know, and already we are seeing all the major media outlets pump out their political polls, whether it is online or during the 6pm news. But, why do we have political polls? Are they accurate? And what should you the voter be looking for when you are presented with different polls across multiple platforms? Well earlier I spoke to political polling expert Murray Campbell from Baseline Consultancy and I began by asking him what the primary purpose of political polls is.
The Arabian Gulf state Yemen is currently experiencing crises on two fronts. A devastating cholera outbreak and an ongoing civil war. However, are they forgotten about in a region that dominates international news coverage? Reporter Sam Smith filed this report.
New data from the Family Violence Clearinghouse shows there are thousands more police callouts every year, and officers are spending a huge amount of time responding to reports of abuse within homes. But these statistics are just the tip of the iceberg, according to Shine, an advocacy group for victims. Wire producer Daniel Walker spoke to Shine Client Services Director Jill Proudfoot.
Later in the show, the Wire team spoke to Police association president Chris Cahill on how they deal with the callouts, and why police don't keep better data on them.