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The Wire with Mack: Tuesday April 4, 2017

The Wire with Mack: Tuesday April 4, 2017 The Wire with Mack: Tuesday April 4, 2017, 100.49 MB
Tue 4 Apr 2017

Check out the full podcast for this week's Tuesday show, where we look at the latest happenings in Tokelau and the wider Pacific, talk to Nicky Hager about Hit & Run and Marama Fox about Te Ture Whenua bill, and much more. 

Hit & Run inquiry ruled out

Hit & Run inquiry ruled out Hit & Run inquiry ruled out , 6.41 MB
Tue 4 Apr 2017

Yesterday Prime Minister Bill English announced that there will be no Government inquiry into the allegations made in Nicky Hager and John Stephenson’s book “Hit & Run”. The book alleges possible war crimes were committed by New Zealand troops in Afghanistan in 2010 and called for an inquiry into the SAS raids. Bill English, however, says there is no basis for launching an inquiry following a detailed briefing from the defence force. English says what the defence force have outlined publicly are facts, and that there is no evidence they are covering up evidence around the 2010 operation. He added the allegations in the book are flawed and labeled “Hit & Run” a widely inaccurate piece of journalism. Inquiries are still taking place around allegations of New Zealand forces beating and transferring a prisoner into potential torture. Reporter Sam Smith spoke to Hager about the announcement. 

Light rail to the airport: Too little, too late?

Light rail to the airport: Too little, too late? Light rail to the airport: Too little, too late?, 13.55 MB
Mon 3 Apr 2017

Following years of negotiations, Auckland may be getting a rail line to the airport. However, the transition period is expected to take 30 years, which has drawn criticism from a range of sources. Bfm producer Ben speaks to co-ordinator of the Public Transport Users Association, Jon Reeves.

Record investment in the Auckland housing market

Record investment in the Auckland housing market Record investment in the Auckland housing market, 8.65 MB
Mon 3 Apr 2017

New data from property analysts CoreLogic found record levels of investment in Auckland's property market for the first quarter of 2017. 44 percent of houses sold went to investors, with just 19 percent going to first-home buyers. Bfm producer Ben speaks to CoreLogic's Senior Research Analyst Nick Goodall.

NZ's public health system

NZ's public health system NZ's public health system , 280.61 KB
Mon 3 Apr 2017

The Spinoff today published a piece about New Zealand’s current public health system and how it could be improved. bFM Monday Wire host Amanda Jane Robinson speaks to writer Haimona Gray about the piece.

Dolphin-safe fishing to save Māui

Dolphin-safe fishing to save Māui Dolphin-safe fishing to save Māui, 2.98 MB
Mon 3 Apr 2017

​A new WWF report estimates that transitioning to dolphin-safe fishing in the habitat of New Zealand’s critically endangered Māui dolphin could be done for as little as $26 million dollars. 95bFM Monday Wire host Amanda Jane Robinson speaks to WWF campaigner David Tom about the report.

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 3rd April 2017

The Wire with Amanda: Monday 3rd April 2017 The Wire with Amanda: Monday 3rd April 2017, 99.36 MB
Mon 3 Apr 2017

This week Amanda and Ben talk to Jon Reeves from the Public Transport Users Association about a planned light rail line to the airport. They talk with Nick Goodall from CoreLogic about new data on the Auckland housing market. They also talk to Haimona Gray about his piece for The Spinoff about New Zealand’s current public health system and how to improve it. They speak with AUT Pacific Media Centre’s Kendall Hutt for Pacific news segment, Southern Cross. They also have a chat with WWF campaigner David Tom talking about a new report regarding Maui dolphins. 

This Weeks Bits: Sunday 2nd of April, 2017

This Weeks Bits: Sunday 2nd of April, 2017 This Weeks Bits: Sunday 2nd of April, 2017, 14.65 MB
Sun 2 Apr 2017

Hannah Ross gives you the low down of this weeks best bFM news bits. 

The Wire with Tess: Friday 31st March, 2017

The Wire with Tess: Friday 31st March, 2017 The Wire with Tess: Friday 31st March, 2017, 99.86 MB
Fri 31 Mar 2017

This week Tess and Joel talk to the Labour Party’s Meka Whaitiri about Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill who speaks out against Māori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox’s comments made on Tuesday's show. Tess talks to the National Party's Jami-Lee Ross about the Tertiary Education Union survey, as well as the Ministry for Vulnerable Children. Radio Adelaide’s Nicole Wedding talks to Tess about cyclone Debbie, Julia Gillard joining Beyond Blue, and the thriving Quokka population on Rottnest. Tess interviewed Sarah Claudine UK organisation Safe Gigs for Women raising awareness about sexual harassment, and safety at gigs and festivals for women. Joel also talked to Auckland Writers Festival Director Anne O'Brien about the festival line-up and Diversity in literature. 

Check out the full pocast of Friday's Wire here.

 

Labour's Meka Whaitiri talking about Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill

Labour's Meka Whaitiri talking about Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill Labour's Meka Whaitiri talking about Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill, 22.05 MB
Fri 31 Mar 2017

Labour Party’s Meka Whaitiri talks about her problems with Te Ture Whenua Māori Bill and speaks out against comments made by Māori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox’s on Tuesday's show.