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The bFM WIRE Today Hosted by Wallace Chapman

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The Wednesday Wire. Host: Wallace Chapman Producers: Damien Lay

12:00 - bFM News, Surf Report & Weather.

12.10 - AUSA Report with Kate Sutton.

12.30 - Cuban Film - From Auckland University's Latin American Studies Department, Dr Kathryn Lehman,talking about the Cuban film festival starting at the Academy this week.

12.50 - Callum Forbes, pro Jouster, on Jousting and its level of popularity in New Zealand.

1.10 - The 15th Annual Arms Fair is being held this weekend at the Big Top Recreational Centre in Henderson. We're speaking to one of the organisers.

1.25 - GEEK OF THE WEEK: Dr Darren Hodgetts of Waikato University- Bloke culture and the media.

1.45 - Book Review with Mark Easterbrook. This week, Lying Liars & The Lies They Tell by Al Franken.


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Binoy Kampmark: A Looting Matter: Cambodia’s Stolen Antiquities

Cambodia has often featured in the Western imagination as a place of plunder and pilfering. Temples and artefacts of exquisite beauty have exercised the interest of adventurers and buccaneers who looted with almost kleptocratic tendency. In 1924, the French novelist and future statesman André Malraux, proved himself one of Europe’s greatest adventurers in making off with a ton of sacred stones from Angkor Wat... More>>



Dunne Speaks: Labour Leadership Speculation Premature And Facile
Speculation that the Prime Minister’s leadership of the Labour Party may be at risk because of this week’s adverse poll results is as exaggerated as it is premature and facile. While her popularity has plummeted from the artificially stellar heights of a couple of years ago and is probably set to fall further to what would be a more realistic assessment... More>>




Ian Powell: Colossal ‘Porkies’ And Band-aids Don’t Make A Health Workforce Plan

On 1 August Minister of Health Andrew Little announced what he described as the start of a plan for the beleaguered workforce in Aotearoa New Zealand’s health system: Government’s 5 year late health workforce announcement. In October 2017, when Labour became government with its two coalition parties, it inherited a health workforce crisis from the previous National-led government... More>>


Binoy Kampmark: The Fuss About Monkeypox
The World Health Organization has been one of the easier bodies to abuse. For parochial types, populist moaners and critics of international institutions, the WHO bore the brunt of criticisms from Donald Trump to Jair Bolsonaro. Being a key institution in identifying public health risks, it took time assessing the threat posed by SARS-CoV-2 and its disease, COVID-19... More>>

Dunne Speaks: Time For MPs To Think For Themselves
One of the more frequently quoted statements of the Irish statesman and philosopher, Edmund Burke, was his observation that “Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgement, and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.”... More>>