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The bFM WIRE Today: 12 - 2pm weekdays

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Thursday Host: Damian Christie
Thursday Producer: Simon Pound
Executive Producer: Renee Mundy


Today on The Wire

  • bFM News with Kate Buckley
  • Former National Party Leader Jim McClay joins us to talk about his time at the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the nod he gained in the Queens Birthday Honours, the importance of the seemingly semantic semantic change of the IWC from a management to a conservation body and the fact that a Glacier in Antarctica is being named after him.
  • He's already been hauled over the coals once this year and now he's spoken out again - calling for new faces in Maori leadership. The Minister of Statistics, Youth Affairs and Land Information John Tamihere will join us today.
  • Jeremy Newsboy Wells gloats over his prediction that the All Blacks would probably perhaps maybe lose to England, on NewsBoys World of Sport.
  • $100, 000 dollars is being spent to open (in the grandest of fashion) the Britomart complex - Auckland Mayor John Banks discusses why the project he once dismissed as " that temple at the bottom of Queen street" is costsing so much, and will it fix Aucklands traffic woes?
  • And Ant Timpson, the Director of the Becks Incredible Film Festival, will review his picks on the big screen with the Unitec School of Performing and Screen Arts Film Review.
  • Coming up this week:

  • Tomorrow join Troy Ferguson on the Rock n Roll WIRE with the Moving Units from Cali-for-ni-A, and Kane with the New Music Review.
  • Aucklanders can tune in at 95 on the FM dial.

    From the desk of Renee Mundy, 95bFM Radio, News and Editorial Director

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    Joeseph Cederwall: Progress On Open Government, Finally

    The Open Government Partnership features an Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) with an independent reviewer assessing each Government’s performance in order to keep them honest. The IRM for New Zealand has just released the latest draft report on New Zealand. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Selling Out Of The Kurds

    Kurdish lives were expended to serve US – not Kurdish – military and diplomatic goals, in the belief that the US and European powers the Kurds had served so steadfastly in the battle against IS terrorism would be rewarded, afterwards. Instead, there is every indication the Kurds are being sold out once again. More>>


    Gordon Campbell: on the inquiry into the abuse of children in care

    Apparently, PM Jacinda Ardern has chosen to exclude faith-based institutions from the government’s promised inquiry into the abuse of children in state care. Any role for religious institutions – eg the Catholic Church – would be only to observe and to learn from any revelations that arise from the inquiry’s self-limiting focus on state-run institutions… More >>

    Summer Reading:

    Charlotte Graham: I OIA'd Every Council In NZ...

    A “no surprises” mindset and training and advice that has taught public servants to see any media interaction as a “gotcha” exercise perpetrated by unscrupulous and scurrilous reporters has led to a polarised and often unproductive OIA process. More>>


    Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

    A Scoop Foundation Investigation The South Island’s main transport corridor will be open to traffic again, more than a year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake mangled bridges and tunnels, twisted rail tracks and buried sections of the road under massive landslides. More>>

    Charlotte Graham: Empowering Communities To Act In A Disaster
    The year of record-breaking natural disasters means that in the US, as in New Zealand, there’s a conversation happening about how best to run the emergency management sector... More>>