Ximena Smith and producers Will Parsonson and Reuben McLaren bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Dear Science with AUT Chemistry professor Allan Blackman.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
A recently-recovered perpetual student, Ximena has somehow found time to host The Wire, juggling it with her day job as bFM's News & Editorial Director. Ximena loves a bit of the latest media, politics and technology news, but is up for reporting on anything & everything that might pique her interest or tickle her fancy.
Producer Laura speaks with CEO of Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, Bindi Norwell, about the housing market and things that need to be done to allow for young New Zealand buyers to get into the property market. The Kelly talks with Bryan Bruce on how immigration is impacting the housing market and what government needs to do to fix our current housing crisis.
Today in Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide, we chatted about the controversial same sex postal vote that is taking over Australian media. We also discussed the payout Rohingya refugees are being offered to return home, and the censorship of Melbourne's Federation Square over the protesting of Adina mine.
On the eve of the election, Kelly chats with Te Roopu Nahinara MP Jami-Lee Ross about a key topic of discussion this election: housing and liveability. They explore the claims that the 'Who Owns NZ?" documentary makes on foreign land ownership in New Zealand, and also discuss the issue of homelessness.
Producer Conor Mercer talks to Chris Farelly of the Auckland City Mission about the five ambitions they have for ending homelessness, and what he thinks the government sitting in Parliament after the weekend will need to do to help.
On today's show we speak with Dr Douglas Wilson, an engineering lecturer at the University of Auckland on Roads. We also speak with ACT leader David Seymour, Labour campaign chairperson Phil Twyford and Minister of Transport Simon Bridges on this weeks election focused coverage on transport/liveability.
On todays show we have Sam Smith captaining our discussions into our election focused coverage on the problems of liveability in New Zealand. We delve into child poverty and transportation with New Zealand First's Tracey Martin. As per usual we get our minds blown by AUT's Allan Blackman talking about the IG-Nobel prize as well as how we avoided nuclear destruction during the cold war.
Conversations about immigration have more often than not been about 'quality immigrants' this election, with some people getting tired and hurt by this rhetoric. Lillian Hanly speaks to a NZ born Chinese woman, and a Chinese immigrant about the effects of such discussions.