Kelly Enright and producers Laura Kvigstad and Conor Mercer bring you bFM's daily news & current affairs show, including Neighbourhood Watch with Radio Adelaide's Nicole Wedding, and a chat with National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross.
The Wire is 95bFM's long-running daily bastion of news, current affairs and views through the bFM lens.
Kelly Enright is an AUT Communications student, with a flair for investigative journalism and social justice. She lived in Melbourne for 2 years, occasionally packing her backpack for a few months at a time to venture further north of the equator. Kelly loves chatting with people over black coffee and eating peanut butter from the jar.
Laura Kvigstad speaks with National MP, Amy Adams on why National opposes a capital gains tax and the issues with the new proposition from the tax working group. Then they discussing Housing New Zealand compensation tenants who were evicted due to illegitimate meth testing. Finally, they discuss how Adam's spent the anniversary of women's sufferage and the new gender pay equity bill.
First up on the Friday Wire, National Party Member Amy Adams talks with us about a new gender pay equity group, capital gains tax and Housing New Zeland's announcement to refund the evictions that occured due to the meth testing fiasco.
The, Stewart Sowman-Lund talks with tax consultant Terry Baucher about what a capital gains tax could mean for New Zealand.
Following that, we talk with Samantha Smith in Neighbourhood Watch on needles being found in fruit in Australia and a royal commision inquiry into state care.
Next, Jenn responds to Don Brash’s interpretation of ‘The Haka’ with a report.
And finally, for Wire Worry Week, Executive Director of BodySafe, Debbie Tohill, talks with us on what exactly consent is.
Last week Don Brash once again gave his quite negative opinion on Māori. He was asked on RNZ to respond to a listener who described the Haka as a valuable part of the country's cultural identity. His response frustrated and saddened me but also got me thinking about language, culture and interpretation. These were topics which were discussed with Margaret Mutu last week so I made a report as an extension of last week's interview.
Neutral corner looks at a recent agreement between Russia and Turkey regarding the future of Syria's Idlib province. To do so we compare the coverage of the agreement by the media outlets of both states, RT (formerly Russia Today) and TRT World, a subsidiary of the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation.
Reporter Oscar Perress (with a little interjection and discussion from host Lachlan Balfour) discusses the issues with the lack intersectionality in the 1893 Electoral Act, and how the passing of the act was pivotal to furthering the movement but perhaps was not the conclusion as it is often recognised as.
With the University of Auckland recently deciding to close the creative libraries and move the books to the general library, Elam students and others in the art community felt there needed to be an educational common space to fill the gap left. Lachlan spoke with Kathryn Aucamp about the Samoa House project, a new space for the arts community opening on K rd.
First up on the Wire, Andrew Little joins us to discuss overlapping treaty claims, ministry of justice strike action, and possible reforms to the OIA. Neutral corner returns, looking at a recent deal between Russia and Turkey regarding Idlib province in Syria. Oscar brings us a report on women’s suffrage and voting and the intersectionality of our democratic process. Lachlan speaks with Kathryn Aucamp about the new Samoa House library. Finally, This Day in History looks at the 1982 NFL players strike.
New Zealand is celebrating the 125th birthday of the Electoral Act which granted all women above the age of 21 in Aotearoa New Zealand the right to vote. Across the country, the suffragettes' achievement are being acknowledged, as well as that of all pioneering wahine from then and now.
But if this piece of legislation made New Zealand the first self-governing country in the world to access universal suffrage, let's not forget the long roads that still awaits women to reach equality.
Lisa talks to Dr Jackie Blue, the Equal Employment Opportunities and Women’s rights Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission. They discuss the landmark legislation, its modern ramifications, but also the challenges ahead.