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Political Catchup-27-03-2020( 0:26:43)       
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Fraser catches up with Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway and discusses the start of the lockdown and the governments response. We talk about the local cases of Covid19, how people are looking for loopholes in the lockdown, the unfortunate recycling news in the city, with the Fergusson Street recycling centre bombarded with recycling even though it is closed, and how Iain is liaising with local councils through their emergency plans and operations.
Published: 3/27/2020 10:08:15 AM
Political Catchup-26-03-2020( 0:26:45)       
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Fraser chats to Chairperson Rachel Keedwell of Horizons Regional Council on day 1 of the Covid-19 lockdown. They discuss the changes to Public Transport, some legislative change that allows remote council meetings, the set up of the EOC and ECC (so many acronyms!) and the effects on nature and climate during this unprecedented period of isolation.
Published: 3/26/2020 10:11:19 AM
Political Catchup-25-03-2020 with Mayor Helen Worboys( 0:24:18)       
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Fraser catches up with Mayor Helen as lockdown approaches. They discuss the opening of the EOC (Emergency Operations Centre) on Monday, the coordinated register for volunteers and identifying those in need, what essential services will continue, and how the social services sector is preparing and responding.
Published: 3/25/2020 10:10:35 AM
Political Catchup-23-03-2020( 0:28:40)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard) - A look at the Covid 19 virus as it pertains to local matters such as self-isolating city councillors who are refused the ability to digitally engage with council meetings, The annual plan consultation meetings and online alternatives and Palmerston Norths response to Covid-19 and its determination to upgrade.
Published: 3/23/2020 8:15:00 AM
Political Catchup-20-03-2020( 0:29:10)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway COVID-19 special A Covid-19 special looking at an overview of the current situation. Further detail on the Economic Response Package, and implications for the Health system, The Education sector and the local area. Advice on what to expect and where to get accurate information.
Published: 3/20/2020 10:35:44 AM
Political Catchup-19-03-2020( 0:29:2)       
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Published: 3/18/2020 5:23:07 PM
Political Catchup-18-03-2020( 0:27:12)       
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Published: 3/18/2020 5:11:10 PM
Political Catchup-17-03-2020( 0:28:46)       
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Lee Findlay (PNCC)
Published: 3/17/2020 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-16-03-2020( 0:29:5)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard)
Published: 3/16/2020 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-14-03-2020( 0:28:50)       
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Ian McKelvie
Published: 3/14/2020 8:45:00 AM
Political Catchup-13-03-2020( 0:26:32)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway MP - A look at Festival of Cultures 2020, the 1st anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks on march 15, the news that Covid-19 has been labelled a pandemic (and what that means for travel and the economy), and the Investors guide to the NZ food and beverage industry launched at Food HQ this week.
Published: 3/13/2020 8:45:00 AM
Political Catchup-09-03-2020( 0:28:15)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard)
Published: 3/9/2020 8:45:00 AM
Political Catchup-06-03-2020( 0:27:50)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway MP
Published: 3/6/2020 8:45:00 AM
Political Catchup-05-03-2020( 0:28:6)       
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Fiona Gordon (HRC)
Published: 3/5/2020 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-03-03-2020( 0:28:42)       
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Karen Naylor (PNCC) - Fraser and Karen discuss the busy events calendar for this summer incuding Festival of Cultures, the Rural Games, Wacky Water Day and Movies in the Parks. Also the Annual Budget and proposed rate rise, including discussion around the consultation coming soon for waste water treatment, "Nature Calls." They also cover the opening of 20 more social housing units in Papaeioia Place, and future social housing plans for PNCC and the opportunity to express interest in joining the Disability Reference Group.
Published: 3/3/2020 8:45:00 AM
Political Catchup-02-03-2020( 0:29:17)       
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Jimmy Ellingham - Manawatu Standard - Fraser and Jimmy talk about Council Secrecy (the recent Horizons attempt to put a $15m loan in a secret meeting), an update on the Dog Pound in Palmerston North, and the impending visit from the Ministry for Primary Industries. Plus Rates rises in Palmerston North and what the money is going to be spent on.
Published: 3/2/2020 9:00:00 AM
Political Catchup-28-02-2020( 0:29:0)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway MP - This morning's catchup features a heads up that Fraser and Iain be talking fresh water in more detail soon, and then moves on to the Lunches in Schools trial. Then it's increases in benefits and minimum wage. They also discuss Palmerston North being shortlisted for the new NZIST headquarters (up against Hamilton) and Iain's thoughts on what the election campaign focus might be here in the Palmerston North electorate. They wrap up by looking to Feb 29th's Ethkick tournament.
Published: 2/28/2020 8:45:00 AM
Political Catchup-27-02-2020( 0:29:17)       
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Rachel Keedwell (HRC) - Fraser and Rachel Keedwell (Chairperson of Horizons Regional Council), discuss the new make up of council and the work done to get councillors up to speed for the term. They also cover Waste Water Management in the region (Particularly PNCCs plans for upgrades) and talked about the "swimmability" of the rivers of the region. Other topics include: transport (in particular buses and the Bee Card), as well as cycling in the region.
Published: 2/27/2020 8:15:00 AM
Political Catchup-25-02-2020( 0:28:30)       
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Bruno Petrenas (PNCC) - Fraser and Bruno talk about cycling safety and infrastructure in the city, the "streets for people" plans including the square upgrade, The wastewater upgrades and the consultation planned and Bunnythorpe residents concerns around the proposed kiwirail hub, despite the firm knowledge of it's location.
Published: 2/25/2020 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-24-02-2020( 0:28:40)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatū Standard) - Fraser and Jimmy look at the use of state housing land on Botanical Road with a government partnership with Te Tihi building rent to own homes there. Also, updates on Waste Water "plans" and the ballooning expenditure, and the poor conditions in Palmerston Norths Dog Pound for both animals and staff. More delays to Horizons "Buzz card" replacement to the Go card on our Buses, The beginning of Kiwi Rails consultation on the regional freight hub, and finally, the issues that matter to voters in the lead up to the General Election.
Published: 2/24/2020 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-21-02-2020( 0:28:38)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway MP - Fraser and Iain discuss delays in the international immigration system and an update on the Corona Virus, the Diamond Princess and quarantine procedures. Also looked at changes to Contractor laws in the film and TV industry (The Hobbit Law).
Published: 2/21/2020 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-19-02-2020( 0:23:37)       
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Mayor Helen Worboys (MDC)
Published: 2/19/2020 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-18-02-2020( 0:28:4)       
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Vaughan Dennison and Billy Meehan from PNCC. They discussed Billy's portfolios (Sport and Recreation, and Health and Wellbeing). Topics included the Softball tournament this weekend and the upgrades to Colquhoun Park, The Arena Masterplan and the new Boulevard at the junction of Cuba and Waldergrave Streets. Also, Billy's meeting with a ratepayer with autism and the lack of employment opportunities and the return of the Rural Games to the region for 2020.
Published: 2/18/2020 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-17-02-2020( 0:28:37)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (News Director for the Manawatu Standard) - Fraser and Jimmy talked about Candidate announcements for the General Election, most notably Teanau Tuiono, William Wood and Joe Boon. Also looked at the local body election expenses returns, Maori appointees to PNCC subcommittees and touched on the increasing issue of Dairy robberies in the city.
Published: 2/17/2020 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-12-02-2020( 0:25:48)       
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Mayor Helen Worboys - MDC - Fraser and Helen talk about the passing - and legacy - of Margaret Giles (ex MDC councillor and community advocate), the Councils upcoming planning commitments and the District Tour. They also talk about the big projects for the next year including Waste Water Centralisation, the Ohakea Water Scheme, The Feilding Reservoir and Bore, and key Roading Projects. Also look at the "Able To Try" event coming up in April.
Published: 2/12/2020 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-11-02-2020( 0:26:56)       
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Brent Barrett (PNCC)
Published: 2/11/2020 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-07-02-2020( 0:28:16)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway MP
Published: 2/7/2020 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-04-02-2020( 0:27:43)       
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Aleisha Rutherford (PNCC)
Published: 2/4/2020 8:15:00 AM
Political Catchup-31-01-2020( 0:28:17)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway MP
Published: 1/31/2020 8:15:00 AM
Political Catchup-22-01-2020( 0:27:35)       
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Mayor Helen Worboys (MDC) - Fraser and Helen discuss: CACTUS | Ohakea Water Scheme Funds from Govt | National Driver Training Centre, Manfeild | Gravel & Tar | and the upcoming Whanau Day (March 1st 2020)
Published: 1/22/2020 7:25:00 PM
Political Catchup-20-12-2019( 0:28:24)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway MPR
Published: 12/20/2019 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-11-12-2019( 0:23:27)       
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Mayor Helen Worboys (MDC) - Topics discussed: Overview of 2019; Most recent citizenship ceremony; Minister David Parker's visit and investment announcement for Ohakea and the PFAS issue; Sanson's new water treatment facility; Christmas Parades around the region; And, the return of the CACTUS youth programme
Published: 12/11/2019 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-06-12-2019( 0:29:37)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway MP
Published: 12/6/2019 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-29-11-2019( 0:30:16)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway MP
Published: 11/29/2019 8:45:00 AM
Political Catchup-22-11-2019( 0:28:14)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway MP - Looking at Minister Faafoi's announcement that improves renters rights, School funding increases to dissuade donations, and the new mental health ward coming to Palmerston North Hospital.
Published: 11/22/2019 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-13-11-2019( 0:28:0)       
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Mayor Helen Worboys (MDC) - Fraser and Helen take a look at the New Council, a number of bylaw reviews including the Dog bylaw, Animal Control (with regard to bees) and Freedowm Camping. Also look at last weeks events including Kimbolton's Got Talent, Pipe Band concert raising awareness of prostate cancer, the brass band concert the Manawatu Show and Armistace Day.
Published: 11/13/2019 8:15:00 AM
Political Catchup-18-10-2019( 0:29:48)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway MP
Published: 10/18/2019 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-11-10-2019( 0:29:49)       
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Iain Lees Galloway MP: “Immigration Portfolio Special” - Looking at the Heron report, Family Link and Parent changes, and a brief look at local elections
Published: 10/11/2019 8:15:00 AM

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