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It's down to the wire in the Māori seats

It's down to the wire in the Māori seats It's down to the wire in the Māori seats , 9.66 MB
Wed 20 Sep 2017

As per usual, the Māori seats are throwing up a lot of interest this election with star candidates, royal endorsements and the possibility of a much-loved candidate being voted out. Reporter Sam Smith reviewed the battle for the Māori seats with the Hui producer Annabelle Lee.

How hard is it to live as a student?

How hard is it to live as a student? How hard is it to live as a student?, 15.78 MB
Wed 20 Sep 2017

Wire producer Reuben McLaren speaks to the President of New Zealand Union of Students Associations, Jonathan Gee about student well-being and livability. 

The Wednesday Wire: 20th of September 2017

The Wednesday Wire: 20th of September 2017 The Wednesday Wire: 20th of September 2017, 107.84 MB
Wed 20 Sep 2017

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.

Scapegoating immigrants in New Zealand

Scapegoating immigrants in New Zealand Scapegoating immigrants in New Zealand , 27.02 MB
Wed 20 Sep 2017

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.

How can policy address domestic and family violence?

How can policy address domestic and family violence? How can policy address domestic and family violence?, 4.35 MB
Tue 19 Sep 2017

Many of the topics that have been most prominent this election are closely linked to issues of family violence. 

To understand the issues in this area and how, and if, they're being addressed by political policy, India spoke to Dr Ang Jury, the Chief Executive of Women's Refuge. She then spoke to Jackie Clark who runs the support and advocacy organisation The Aunties.

Livability in New Zealand: An overview

Livability in New Zealand: An overview Livability in New Zealand: An overview, 23.82 MB
Mon 18 Sep 2017

On our coverage on the lead up to election day we are focusing on a different issue each week. This week we are taking a look at liveability.

Producer Lucy Austin talked to Aucklanders about their views on livability.

Reuben McLaren also had a chat with Moira Lawler from Lifewise charitable trust to get an overview of New Zealand's livability conditions. Lifewise is community social development organisation that work with families, the elderly and children with disabilities, and also deals with social issues such as homelessness.

Māori electorates: How do they work?

Māori electorates: How do they work? Māori electorates: How do they work?, 7 MB
Mon 18 Sep 2017

There has been a lot of confusion in the media recently about Māori seats. 95bFM reporter Sam Smith made a report on their history, and how they work, in order to clear up any misconceptions.

Many Māori voters are meeting obstacles at polling stations

Many Māori voters are meeting obstacles at polling stations Many Māori voters are meeting obstacles at polling stations, 7.78 MB
Mon 18 Sep 2017

Over the weekend a number of complaints have been made by Māori about issues during advanced voting, Lillian Hanly spoke with Veronica Tawhai who laid the complaints with the electoral commision.

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 17th of September, 2017

This Week's Bits: Sunday, 17th of September, 2017 This Week's Bits: Sunday, 17th of September, 2017, 30.2 MB
Sun 17 Sep 2017

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 15th September, 2017

The Wire with Kelly: Friday 15th September, 2017 The Wire with Kelly: Friday 15th September, 2017, 109.58 MB
Fri 15 Sep 2017

On the Wire with Kelly for Rāmere, the 15th Mahuru: 

Kelly talked with Stephens Mills from UMR research on the volatility and accuracy of polling in New Zealand.

She then chats with MP for Te Roopu Nahinara, the National Party, Jami-Lee Ross on the topic of health. They begin by discussing collective health spending over the past 9 years and National's vision should they be re-elected.

On Neighbourhood Watch this week: Nicole Wedding from Radio Adelaide is chatting to us about Rebel Wilson's recent win of a defamation case, the same sex postal vote, and changes to Australian media laws.

Laura and Conor chat with Ross Bell from the NZ Drug Foundation, and Abe Gray from The Opportunities Party. We discuss drug reform in New Zealand and the current election debate surrounding the issue.