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Listen back to features and interviews from 95bFM's daily news & current affairs show, The Wire. Your hosts Amanda Robinson, India Essuah, Ximena Smith, Harry Willis and Joel Thomas focus on the issues of Tāmaki Makaurau and elsewhere, in independent-thinking bFM style. Weekdays 12-1pm on 95bFM.

Know what drugs you're really taking this summer

Know what drugs you're really taking this summer Know what drugs you're really taking this summer, 17.74 MB
Thu 18 Jan 2018

Surprisingly strong MDMA has hit NZ shores. Some might rejoice at this news, but it’s cause for concern, according to Wendy Allison, Director of Know Your Stuff; An organisation aimed at drug use testing and harm reduction at events and festivals nationwide. With the progam now in it’s third summer season of drug testing, I caught up with Allison to talk about what the organisation is all about, how they operate, and the risks with stronger drugs hitting our summer festivals.

 

What a load of rubbish

What a load of rubbish What a load of rubbish, 11.95 MB
Thu 18 Jan 2018

Recent research has shown New Zealanders are the most wasteful people in the developed world, producing 3.86kg of waste per capita per day. The problem is set to get worse with China refusing to take much of the low grade plastic is has previously disposed of for us. I spoke with Jo Knight from Zero Waste NZ about waste in Aotearoa and what we need to do to produce less of it. I began by asking her why we produce so much waste.

 

Saving lives on a budget

Saving lives on a budget Saving lives on a budget, 7.43 MB
Thu 18 Jan 2018

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is warning that if its current levels of funding are not increased their ability to protect those in the water will be seriously undermined. They have had to move volunteers from two busy Auckland beaches to patrol more dangerous areas in recent days and are calling on central government to give them the finances they need to adequately patrol the beaches they need to. Lachlan spoke to Matt Warren from life saving New Zealand about their funding issues and what he’d like see done to fix them.

 

This Day in History: 1973

This Day in History: 1973 This Day in History: 1973, 36.27 MB
Thu 18 Jan 2018

This Day in History takes us from the end of 1973 Arab-Israeli War, through the Camp David Accords, the invasion of Lebanon, the First Intifada, the Oslo Accords, the Second Intifada and Operation Cast Lead.

New Zealand Fisheries and our endangered animals caught in the crossfire

New Zealand Fisheries and our endangered animals caught in the crossfire New Zealand Fisheries and our endangered animals caught in the crossfire, 8.79 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Forest and Bird have released a report on an attempted cover up of New Zealand's fisheries. The report highlights a string of incidents on fishing vessels where unwanted mammals and birds have been caught in nets and lines, resulting in countless deaths of dolphins, sealions and albatross. There have been attempts from fishing groups to ask for permission to not release images of these incidents, in fear that they may tarnish the reputation of New Zealands fishing and fish exports. Producer Will spoke with Forest and Bird chief executive Kevin Hague about what their report unconvered.

The Wire with Lillian: Wednesday 17th January, 2018

The Wednesday Wire The Wednesday Wire, 111.66 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

On The Wire today we have Dear Science with Allan Blackman who tells us about amalgam fillings, trace elements and chromium, and fake rainbow water. 

Tracey Martin is back at work so we hear about the last stretch in the government's first 100 days. 

Producer Will Parsonson talks to CEO Kevin Hague from Forest and Bird regarding their report that highlights a cover up attempt from NZ Fisheries.

Finally, we hear from Dr. Kalama O Ka Aina from Hawaii who talks us through what happened after the false missile alert earlier this week and discusses why nuclear war is only a threat because of America's occupation of their land. 

False Missile Alert on Occupied Land

False Missile Alert in Hawaii False Missile Alert in Hawaii, 22.87 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Dr. Kalama O Ka Aina speaks with Lillian Hanly on the issues raised by the false missile alert in Hawaii that go beyond day to day military presence.

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 16th January, 2018

The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 16th January, 2018 The Wire with Reuben: Tuesday 16th January, 2018, 103.38 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Today, among other things, we’ve got fish chat, lego & hot water.

Firstly we hear from Producer Leonard Powell who is in the Coromandel at the moment. He has a great piece on the inclusion of parking fees at the iconic Hot Water Beach.

Reuben McLaren chats to Green MP & Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter about the National Party petitioning the government to implement various highway projects.

On the Green Desk, Conor Mercer learns about the impact marine vessel noise can have on sea life.

Reporter Mark Casson talks to Greenpeace about Norway’s decision to allow oil drilling in the Arctic

And finally, Reuben McLaren finds out why his Lego collection is growing exponentially.

Julie Anne Genter on light rail & National's roadway petitions

Julie Anne Genter on light rail & National's roadway petitions Julie Anne Genter on light rail & National's roadway petitions, 17.81 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

The National Party have started a petition calling on the government to implement major highway projects.

National’s transport spokesperson Judith Collins has accused the government of being vague and not taking action.

Reuben McLaren spoke to Green MP and Associate Minister for Transport Julie Anne Genter for her take on the whole thing and to find out what the government's plans actually are.

Norway to drill Arctic oil

Norway to drill Arctic oil Norway to drill Arctic oil, 5.07 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Norwegian oil companies have been given the all clear by the Oslo District court to drill on Arctic land despite protests.

Greenpeace NZ are describing the decision as disappointing, but still see positives in the movement to prevent future oil fracking.

Greenpeace Campaigner, Amanda Larsson said the neglection of Norway's action on the environment is unsatisfactory but adds that the move away from heavy petrol consuming vehicles will shed new light on a safer environment.

95bFM reporter Mark Casson speaks to Larson about her thoughts on the issue.

Tracey Martin on finishing up the first 100 days of government

Tracey Martin Tracey Martin, 16.69 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Tracey is back to work now after a brief break where she stayed at home, parliament doesn’t start up until the week of the 29th of Jan but we had a little chat to see what she needs to do before then.

Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things

Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things Dear Science: Don't ingest bad things, 8.18 MB
Wed 17 Jan 2018

Today on Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we talk about potentially poisonous fillings, whether chromium is a trace element, and finally we talk about a new type if water which is said to be infused with rainbows... Sounds legit.

Boat noise hinders marine life communication

Boat noise hinders marine life communication Boat noise hinders marine life communication , 7.14 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Today on The Green Desk, Producer Conor speaks with Associate Professor Craig Radford about new research suggesting that ship noise reduces the communication space of marine animals.

 

Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools

Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools Chlöe Swarbrick on her summer, the future, and languages in schools, 29.78 MB
Mon 15 Jan 2018

Chlöe came in studio to have a chat about spending her summer in Spain, reading Bernie Sanders book, upcoming politics in 2018, and what her thoughts are on The National Party's bill which would enforce compulsory second language teaching in school.

Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017

Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017 Tracey Martin on her high and lows for 2017, 11.17 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2017

We missed out on speaking with Tracey Morgan from NZ First last week, so our host Lillian Hanly thought a very quick chat between meetings would suffice to see what her highs and lows were for 2017.

Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold

Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold Dear Science: heroes, whisky, coffee, and gold, 33.93 MB
Wed 20 Dec 2017

We wrap up this year of Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman and some day drinking in the studio. Also on the menu: talks about the late soviet military officer who saved us from nuclear war, whether or not you should water down your whisky (spoiler alert: yes), the consequences of handing the responsibility of a university research to the wrong people, and how the gold of the ring on your finger came about. Finally, we mention all the great scientists who unfortunately passed away in 2017. 

Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results

Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results Southern Cross: COP23, Tonga & Solomon Islands election results, 21.41 MB
Mon 18 Dec 2017

AUT Pacific Media Centres Kendall Hutt stopped by the studio to discuss COP23 negiations and what impact they have in the Pacific, Tongas political Monarchy vs Parliment situation and also the outcome of elections which took place in the Solomon Islands.  

Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia

Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia Neighbourhood Watch: YES campaign wins and deepening tensions between NZ and Australia, 13.32 MB
Sat 16 Dec 2017

This week on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide: 

The YES campign has won the same sex marriage postal vote, and bills are now being brought into Parliament for discussions. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is asking New Zealand to back off from the Manus Island crisis and spend the proposed humanitarian money elsewhere. And finally, new technology is being tested in Brisbane for a mobile parcel carrying robot. 

Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce still wants NZ to back off and child sexual abuse still prominent

Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce still wants NZ to back off and child sexual abuse still prominent Neighbourhood Watch: Barnaby Joyce still wants NZ to back off and child sexual abuse still prominent, 12.05 MB
Fri 15 Dec 2017

Today on Neighbourhood Watch with Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide we chat about Barnaby Joyce who continues to show animosity toward New Zealand after their offer to take 150 Manus Island refugees. We also discuss the Royal Commission's research into child sexual abuse in institutions and how it is still relevant today. 

Denise Lee on the families package and National's year

Denise Lee on the families package and National's year Denise Lee on the families package and National's year , 16.79 MB
Fri 15 Dec 2017

For our final National Party chat of 2017, we talk to Denise Lee about the $5 billion families package that is being urgently rushed through Parliament. We also look back on the year and chat about some of the things National is proud of.