As part of our election coverage on housing, Bronwyn speaks to Greg Street, an Eco Design Advisor from the Hutt City Council about how we can make our houses more healthy, cheaper to heat and, as a result, more environmentally friendly. As well as talking about existing and potential government policy, the two pondered the question: why don't New Zealanders demand better?
For 95bFM's Election Coverage this year, Bronwyn Wilde speaks to New Zealand First's Tracey Martin about housing policy. They discuss how immigration, seniors and families and children are affected by housing issues.
As public consciousness grows about the environmental, health and animal welfare effects of meat consumption, so does the market for plant-based meat alternatives. The question is, how healthy are these substitutes? And how do they compare to the conventional meat products they look to replace?
Bronwyn speaks to Thomas King, Founder and CEO of Food Frontier about the findings of their new report which reveals that not only are plant-based meats on average nutritionally superior, they don't carry the same health risks.
As part of 95bfm's Election Coverage 2020, Hanna speaks to Manawatū Tenants' Union Coordinator Ben Schmidt for a pro-renter perspective on the amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act, and what policies they would like to see from the next government.
For an opposing view, check out Hanna's interview with NZPIF!
As part of 95bfm's Election Coverage 2020, Hanna speaks to Executive Officer of the New Zealand Property Investors' Federation Sharon Cullwick for a pro-landlord perspective on the amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act, and what policies they would like to see from the next government.
For an opposing view, check out Hanna's interview with the Manawatū Tenants' Union!
This week on the Wire we have started our 2020 Election Coverage and this week we're looking at housing.
Jemima speaks to lawyer and principal policy advisor Ronji Tanielu for the Salvation Army about the state of public housing. They discuss what the Salvation Army hopes to see a new government do to combat Aotearoa's waitlist for social housing.
Hanna looks into renting issues and the new amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act. She speaks to the Manawatū Tenants' Union and the New Zealand Property Investors' Federation about their different perspectives on the amendments and the future for renting policy in New Zealand.
Last week it was reported that the waitlist for public housing is up 50 percent on this time last year with 18,000 people currently registered. Jemima Huston speaks to Ronji Tanielu who is a lawyer and principal policy advisor for the Salvation Army about the increase in the public housing waitlist. They promises the current government made in terms of public housing and whether they’ve been met and what the Salvation Army hopes to see a new government do to combat Aotearoa's long waitlist for housing support.
Today Zoë Larsen Cumming and Justin Wong spoke with Professor David Robie about authoritarian governments in the Pacific and their crackdowns on media organisations,New Caledonia's independence referendum, Covid-19's affect on elections in the Pacific and new cases of Covid in Papua New Guinea.
The weekly segment with Green Party co-leader James Shaw on the Homes For All plan, rent reforms, and low emission heavy vehicles.
Southern Cross with Pacific Media Watch's Professor David Robie on Covid 19 in Papua New Guinea, the independence referendum in New Caledonia, and authoritarian government crack downs on media in the Pacific region.
Producer Justin Wong brings a report on the Labour Party's campaign launch.
Finally, a piece on the possible privatisation of New Zealand's border quaratine facilities.
Labour has launched its re-election campaign with leader Jacinda Ardern calling this election a 'COVID election' and promising to create forty thousand jobs. Reporter Justin Wong was at the campaign with 95bFM producers James Tapp, Sam Smith, and Corey Fuimaono, and brings us this report.