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The Green Party’s generational gap

The Green Party’s generational gap The Green Party’s generational gap, 6.63 MB
Wed 1 Mar 2017

It appears a “generational divide” is opening up within the Green Party. Is the younger generation of candidates potentially getting held back, while long-term members are unwilling to step down? 95bFM’s Adam Jacobson speaks with Newshub political journalist Lloyd Burr about the reasons behind the possible chasm that’s forming between the young and the old.

Increasing workplace pressures and gender disparities for kiwi journos

Increasing workplace pressures and gender disparities for kiwi journos Increasing workplace pressures and gender disparities for kiwi journos , 9.5 MB
Wed 1 Mar 2017

A new survey has revealed New Zealand journalists are working more hours and are under increasing work pressures in the news room. The survey also found that women journalists are getting paid less than men for the same work, despite making up the majority of the workforce. Ximena speaks to leader of the study and head of Massey’s Journalism school, James Hollings, about the research.

Māori entrepreneur challenge kicks off

Māori entrepreneur challenge kicks off Māori entrepreneur challenge kicks off , 9.47 MB
Wed 1 Mar 2017

The DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge is an initiative to bring more diversity to the tech and digital industries across New Zealand. The Challenge aims to bring to light some of the best, young Māori entrepreneurs around, giving them a platform in which to express and develop their business plans.  95bFM’s Adam Jacobson chats with the General Manager Economic Growth at Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development, Patrick McVeigh, about what the initiative is all about.

The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday March 1, 2017

The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday March 1, 2017 The Wire with Ximena: Wednesday March 1, 2017, 111.82 MB
Wed 1 Mar 2017

This week, Ximena and Adam spoke about the DIGMYIDEA Māori Innovation Challenge, gender disparities in journalism, the Green Party's "generational divide", a new advocacy group for people with disabilities, and Bill English's drug test comments. 

Unionist hits back at English’s drug test comments

Unionist hits back at English’s drug test comments Unionist hits back at English’s drug test comments, 4.98 MB
Wed 1 Mar 2017

This Monday, Prime Minister Bill English made an assertion that employers are struggling to hire New Zealand workers due to a large numbers failing drug tests in their applications. Although he admitted the evidence was anecdotal, he said it partly helped to justify record immigration numbers. 95bFM’s Adam Jacobson speaks to Council of Trade Unions president Richard Wagstaff about the topic.

Mt Albert by-election wrap

Mt Albert by-election wrap Mt Albert by-election wrap, 12.12 MB
Tue 28 Feb 2017

Reporter Sam Smith wraps up the Mt Albert by-election with this special report. He speaks with the winner, Labour candidate Jacinda Ardern and political commentator Bryce Edwards. 

Auckland Arts Festival: A Preview

Auckland Arts Festival: A Preview Auckland Arts Festival: A Preview , 6.48 MB
Tue 28 Feb 2017

The Auckland Arts Festival is taking place next month. Reporter Sam Smith speaks to the festivals artistic directior Carla van Zon about what we can expect. 

Report: are pill testing kits all they're hyped up to be?

Report: are pill testing kits all they're hyped up to be? Report: are pill testing kits all they're hyped up to be?, 9.82 MB
Tue 28 Feb 2017

Pill testing kits are often hailed as the solution to reducing drug harm - especially at music festivals, but are they really the ultimate solution? Probably not. bFM reporter Pearl Little investigates. 

Auckland group aims to help the vulnerable through yoga and meditation

Auckland group aims to help the vulnerable through yoga and meditation Auckland group aims to help the vulnerable through yoga and meditation , 5.28 MB
Tue 28 Feb 2017

The Kindness Institute is an Auckland based group that runs classes about mindfulness, meditation, yoga, stress management & emotional intelligence to help vulnerable people develop positive relationships and live meaningful lives. The programme extends to the needs of vulnerable youth in mainstream & alternative education primarily in south and central Auckland as well as in Women’s Prisons. bFM reporter Pearl Little speaks to founder Kristina Cavit about her work.

Donate: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/thekindnessinstitute

 

Famine declared in South Sudan

Famine declared in South Sudan Famine declared in South Sudan, 3.27 MB
Tue 28 Feb 2017

bFM reporter Mack Smith compiles a report on the famine in South Sudan.