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The Locals

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The Locals - Dan Armstrong - 15-11-2021( 0:27:58)       
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Guess what? This is the final episode! To wrap up the series the wonderful Anna Smart interviews Dan Armstrong to reflect on the series and what comes next.
Published: 11/15/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Locals - Slay Way - 08-11-2021( 0:28:20)       
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What does the queer community look like in the Waikato? What are the challenges that queer or questioning youth face locally? Slay Way from Rainbow Hub Waikato joins Dan Armstrong to answer those questions and more.
Published: 11/8/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Locals - Hazel Barnes - 01-11-2021( 0:26:39)       
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Dan speaks with Waipā district councillor Hazel Barnes. Dan Armstrong profiles interesting people and issues from the Te Awamutu area in the Waipā district (south of Hamilton).
Published: 11/1/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Locals - Dr Janine Kripner - 25-10-2021( 0:27:52)       
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There are some pretty smart locals and Dr Janine Krippner is certainly one of them. On today’s show we discuss how she entered volcanology, the complexity of the subject, and grappling with misinformation.
Published: 10/25/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Locals - petrol prices in Te Awamutu - 18-10-2021( 0:26:25)       
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Why is petrol more expensive in Te Awamutu than many other towns? Dan Armstrong speaks to Terry Collins from AA to discuss the subject and how you can save money. Dan Armstrong profiles interesting people and issues from the Te Awamutu area in the Waipā district (south of Hamilton).
Published: 10/19/2021 10:00:00 AM
The Locals - Dr Vincent O'Malley (part 2) - 11-10-2021( 0:28:8)       
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Focusing on two key parts of the 1863 Invasion of the Waikato - the massacres at Rangiaowhia and Orakau. Plus, Anne Blythe with an update on Te Ara Wai Journeys.
Published: 10/11/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Locals - Dr Vincent O'Malley (Part One) - 04-10-2021( 0:26:17)       
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Part One - Recorded in 2019, Dr Vincent O'Malley explains his entry to New Zealand History and the issues and themes that would influence the 1863 Crown invasion of the Waikato.
Published: 10/4/2021 11:00:00 AM
The Locals - Jason Dawson - 27-09-2021( 0:26:11)       
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Remember when tourism was huge before Covid 19 arrived and brought in 1.5 billion to the region? They were good days weren't they? Jason Dawson from Hamilton and Waikato Toruism explains what has happened and how we're bouncing back. Also - visit Waitomo!
Published: 9/27/2021 11:30:00 AM
The Locals - Angela Roberts - 20-09-2021( 0:27:1)       
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As part of Labour's success at the 2020 election a teacher from Stratford High School entered Parliament as the Labour List MP for Taranaki King Country. Dan Armstrong caught up with the freshly minted MP to learn who they are and what drives them.
Published: 9/20/2021 11:30:00 AM
The Locals - Keith Ikin 13-09-2021( 0:26:0)       
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It’s a busy time for Maniapoto Māori Trust Board Chair Keith Ikin as he and others respond to another lockdown. We dig into how the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is going, supporting tribal members, and more. If you need support the Maniapoto helpline is 0800 668 285 or check out www.maniapoto.iwi.nz. And please – get your covid 19 vaccine if you haven’t already!
Published: 9/13/2021 11:30:00 AM
The Locals - John Robertson - 06-09-2021( 0:25:55)       
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John Robertson grew up in Pio Pio and went out into the world before returning and being elected mayor of Waitomo in 2019. We explore that journey and what challenges and issues the district faces today.
Published: 9/6/2021 11:30:00 AM
The Locals - Jorja Metcalfe - 30-08-2021( 0:25:40)       
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It takes a lot to fight anorexia but Jorja Metcalfe has done it. Jorja talks with Dan Armstrong about growing up and studying in the Waikato, grappling with mental health, and creating a popular business.
Published: 8/30/2021 11:30:00 AM
The Locals - Max Baxter - 23-08-2021( 0:28:14)       
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There's a lot happening in the Ōtorohanga area and its Max Baxter's job to keep an eye on it all! Dan Armstrong had a chat with the Te Kawa local whose been Mayor for eight years now about his life and the communities he represents.
Published: 8/23/2021 11:30:00 AM
The Locals - Karen Orsborn - 16-08-2021( 0:27:39)       
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A lot has been happening with the mental health system. Dan Armstrong speaks with Karen Orsborn, new CEO of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission, about the organisation and helping those in need.
Published: 8/16/2021 11:30:00 AM
The Locals - Rev Julie Guest - 09-08-2021( 0:28:30)       
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The Anglican Church has been present in Te Awamutu for about 180 years but what's happening with it today? Dan Armstrong sat down with Rev Julie Guest to discuss things. Heads up: this episode discusses sexual assault.
Published: 8/9/2021 11:30:00 AM
The Locals - 02-08-2021( 0:26:40)       
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Drug Reform. Dan Armstrong talks with Keli Mercier from the New Zealand Drug foundation about the current state of our drug laws and the situation for rural communities.
Published: 8/2/2021 11:30:00 AM
The Locals - 26-07-2021( 0:28:36)       
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Former MP for Waipa Marilyn Waring discusses their time in politics, the Springbok Tour of 1981, and PM Rob Muldoon. (Originally broadcast May 2019). Dan Armstrong profiles interesting people and issues from the Te Awamutu area in the Waipā district (south of Hamilton).
Published: 7/26/2021 11:30:00 AM
The Locals - 19-07-2021( 0:26:53)       
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The 2010s were pretty full on for Nikki Kaye! We discuss politics, cancer, and transitioning to life after it all. Dan Armstrong profiles interesting people and issues from the Te Awamutu area in the Waipā district (south of Hamilton).
Published: 7/19/2021 11:30:00 AM
The Locals - 12-07-2021( 0:27:6)       
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Rushlee Buchanan is an olympian cyclist who like many others has faced disruption after disruption in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics. And Jessica Brown is from the Te Awamutu Citizens Advice Bureau.
Published: 7/12/2021 11:30:00 AM
The Locals - 07-05-2020( 0:27:14)       
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This week: Dan Armstrong chats with Cr Susan O’Regan about how governing Waipa District Council has been during lockdown. And he hears about how the labour sector has changed, from Tony Stevens of the Young Workers Resource Centre. (Season Three finale) Dan Armstrong profiles interesting people and issues from the Te Awamutu area in the Waipā district (south of Hamilton).
Published: 5/7/2020 5:30:00 PM
The Locals - 30-04-2020( 0:26:54)       
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This week: Dr Andrew Poppe. As a uni student Andrew worked on the New Horizons probe and has a chat with Dan Armstrong about space science, the growing private space industry and his favourite moons. Dan Armstrong profiles interesting people and issues from the Te Awamutu area in the Waipā district (south of Hamilton).
Published: 4/30/2020 5:30:00 PM
The Locals - 23-04-2020( 0:27:4)       
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This week: A month after lock down began, NZEI President Liam Rutherford discusses what has been happening for educators and what comes next. Plus Dan checks in with Claire Saint Pierre about the restoration work on Pirongia Maunga. Dan Armstrong profiles interesting people and issues from the Te Awamutu area in the Waipā district (south of Hamilton).
Published: 4/23/2020 5:30:00 PM
The Locals - 16-04-2020( 0:28:29)       
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This week: Dan Armstrong continues looking at support and advice in the Waipa district during lockdown: This week Karen Stockman (Community Waikato), MP Barbara Kuriger (Taranaki-King Country, and Cassidy Temese (Sexual Health).
Published: 4/16/2020 5:30:00 PM
The Locals - 09-04-2020( 0:27:1)       
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Rural communities are finding themselves isolated during the lock down so Dan Armstrong went to find out what support and services are available, with Fiona Gower (Rural Women NZ), Stu Kneebone (Waikato Regional Council) and MP Barbara Kuriger (Taranaki-King Country).
Published: 4/9/2020 5:30:00 PM
The Locals - 02-04-2020( 0:26:49)       
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This week: Dan looks at what community groups are still running plus tips and advice for families doing home learning. Dan Armstrong is back bringing information and support to the people of the Waipā district (south of Hamilton) during the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown.
Published: 4/2/2020 5:30:00 PM