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The bFM WIRE Today Hosted by Noelle McCarthy

The bFM WIRE Today Hosted by Noelle McCarthy

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The Tuesday Wire. Host Noelle McCarthy Producer: David Belgrave.

12:00 bNews with David. Weather and Surf with Noelle

12:15 Tariana Turia

Maori Party co-Leader Tariana Turiea talks to us about the SIS allegations and the future of the Maori Party.

12:30 Dr Jim Headley

University of Auckland lecturer Jim Headley talks to Noelle about the political crisis in Ukraine. Who is going make it through in Kiev and why do you need to know about it.

12:45 Thespians Corner with Oliver Driver

Olie’s hits the studio couch to spill his guts about what shenanigans his fellow actors are up to.

1:00 Mag Review with Imogen Neal

1:30 Green Desk with Green Dean

Green Dean talks to Dean Peterson about environmental strategy in Antarctica.

1:40 Jonathan Milne

Our man in the press gallery Jonathan Milne tells us the latest from Her Majesty’s kiwi government.

The senior education officer at the National Observatory of New Zealand, discussing the discovery of Sedna, or Planet X.

Aucklanders can tune in at 95 on the FM dial. From the desk of Noelle McCarthy News and Editorial Director Radio 95bfm


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Biden In Tokyo: Killing Strategic Ambiguity
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Dunne Speaks: Robertson's Budget Gamble On Treasury
The popular test of the success or failure of Grant Robertson’s fifth Budget will be its impact on the soaring cost of living. In today’s climate little else matters. Because governments come and governments go – about every six to seven years on average since 1945 – getting too focused on their long-term fiscal aspirations is often pointless... More>>


Digitl: Infrastructure Commission wants digital strategy
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Binoy Kampmark: Leaking For Roe V Wade
The US Supreme Court Chief Justice was furious. For the first time in history, the raw judicial process of one of the most powerful, and opaque arms of government, had been exposed via media – at least in preliminary form. It resembled, in no negligible way, the publication by WikiLeaks of various drafts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership... More>>




The Conversation: Cheaper food comes with other costs – why cutting GST isn't the answer

As New Zealand considers the removal of the goods and services tax (GST) from food to reduce costs for low income households, advocates need to consider the impact cheap food has on the environment and whether there are better options to help struggling families... More>>