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The Catchup - 26-02-2021( 0:28:58)       
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Today we talk to Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North about the weeks parliamentary disruption with the Maori Wards amendments discussed under urgency, the state of Housing as Stuff reported on demolitions and redirects affecting the data, Simon Bridges frustration with the Police response to gangs and violence, Holiday Act changes that we might expect in the near future and tomorrow's Festival of Cultures, the world class event right here in Papaeoia.
Published: 2/26/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 25-02-2021( 0:24:10)       
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Today we talk to Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei, about his views on the Maori wards amendment, the Housing Crisis and the latest community cases of Covid 19 in Auckland. We also discuss Simon Bridges recent comments regarding the Police Commissioner Andrew Coster and the effects of continued fine weather and the impacts it has on primary industry.
Published: 2/25/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 23-02-2021( 0:27:52)       
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Today we talk to Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion about the swathe of events lined up for March including (but not limited to) a range of centinary celebrations across the district, Rural games and Field Days, Family events AND the Kimbolton Sculpture festivals return after cancellation last year.
Published: 2/23/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 22-02-2021( 0:28:17)       
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Today we talk to Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and focus on local government issues such as the PNCC & Rangitikei by elections and Horizons & PNCC rates, before looking at the appointment of a woman CEO for Manawatū Rugby, and the facebook / Aussie government situation with regards to media revenue.
Published: 2/22/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 19-02-2021( 0:28:58)       
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Today we talk to Tangi Utikere about the governments response to the latest community cases and the alert level changes, as well as the financial implications of the pandemic. We also discuss Orphee Mickalad's successful bid to be city councillor, the governments roll out of sanitary products for young women in schools, what we plan to do about Gay Conversion "therapy" and facebook's stoush with the Australian government with regards to media and news.
Published: 2/19/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 18-02-2021( 0:29:2)       
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In this edition of the catchup we talk to Horizons Regional Councillor Sam Fergusson about the Regional Land Transport plan, the review of the Palmerston North bus service contract and the council's Long Term Plan.
Published: 2/18/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 15-02-2021( 0:26:30)       
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Today we talked to Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and started with the announcement that we are in alert level 2 and what that means. From there we discussed the PNCC Byelection, How the turbine blades and motors will get "up the hill", the reclassicification of a fault line in Feilding, State housing and 150 years to the day that Scandanavian settlers arrived in "Palmerston."
Published: 2/15/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 12-02-2021( 0:29:13)       
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Today we talked to Tangi Utikere and discuss the vote of no confidence attempt against the speaker of the house, Air NZ working for the Saudi military, NZ's water infrastructure, dress codes in the house and Maori Wards. We also look at the Royal Commission report meetings with the Palmerston North community.
Published: 2/12/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 11-02-2021( 0:27:49)       
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Today we catch up with Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei and discuss the National parties attempt at a vote of no confidence in the Speaker Trevor Mallard, Rawiri Waititi and his objections to the dress code in the house, Air NZ's contract with the Saudi military, Water quality, Maori Wards, Covid Vaccines and the Government's Public Housing Plan.
Published: 2/11/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 08-02-2021( 0:27:57)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard).
Published: 2/9/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 05-02-2021( 0:28:38)       
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Tangi Utikere MP
Published: 2/5/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 04-02-2021( 0:28:35)       
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Michael and Ged (Horizons)
Published: 2/4/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 03-02-2021( 0:28:20)       
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Today we catchup with Helen Worboys, Mayor of Manawatū and discuss successful events (Gravel and Tar, and the NZ Dairy event at Manfield), the various consultations out to community, and the return of the CACTUS youth programme.
Published: 2/3/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 01-02-2021( 0:28:10)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard)
Published: 2/1/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 29-01-2021( 0:28:41)       
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Tangi Utikere MP
Published: 1/29/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 28-01-2021( 0:26:14)       
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Today we talk to Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei about the latest Covid information, the challenges facing government in 2021 and what the house will likely be discussing when it resumes on February 9th.
Published: 1/28/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 26-01-2021( 0:24:50)       
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Today we talk to Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion about some neat events taking place over the next few weeks, and what the organisation is doing to support local businesses.
Published: 1/26/2021 8:30:00 PM
The Catchup - 25-01-2021( 0:29:14)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard)
Published: 1/25/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 21-01-2021( 0:28:10)       
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Rachel Keedwell (Horizons)
Published: 1/21/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 18-01-2021( 0:28:20)       
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Today the Catchup restarts for 2021 with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard. We discussed the upcoming PNCC byelection candidates, house prices rocketing in the city, new proposed cycle lanes and the new roading layour in Ashhurst. We also revisit the long yellow line on Tremaine ave, funny smells across the city and the passing of Roy Sefton.
Published: 1/18/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 18-12-2020( 0:28:40)       
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On the last catch up for 2020, we talk to MP for Palmerston North Tangi Utikere, and look at his parliamentary responsibility on the governance and administration select committee who heard from Trevor Mallard this week. Then we recap on 2020 and Tangi's journey from Deputy Mayor of PNCC to MP for the city, his passion and pride for our education institutions and JPs and the exciting times the region will be going through in the next 3 years.
Published: 12/18/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 16-12-2020( 0:29:7)       
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Today we chat to John Morris, Business Development Manager for CEDA and discuss the business investment and retention strategies that the Central Economic Development Agency have in place to hasten our pandemic recovery.
Published: 12/16/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 15-12-2020( 0:20:43)       
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Today we talk to Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion and discuss all things festive including the Christmas Cave, Carols by Candlelight and the Twilight Christmas Market. We look at the recent proposal pitched by PNCC to MDC regarding CEDAs duties, and look at one of the first events of the 2021 year - Gravel and Tar!
Published: 12/15/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 14-12-2020( 0:27:50)       
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Today we catch up with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard, and discuss what they have been reporting on, including the latest candidates for the PNCC by-election, the perennial issue of pub and off-licence closing times, a proposed development at ANZAC park and City Council attempts to take some marketing and events duties from CEDA. We also look at the challenges facing Mercury energy to get the turbine blades up to the ranges and the Roberts Line / Railway Road intersection.
Published: 12/14/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 11-12-2020( 0:28:29)       
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Today on the catchup we talk to Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North about his visit to Lower Hutt to inspect the new Capital Connection carriages, the Niusina a le Pasefika dance and performance academy blessing, and the confirmation of his office and staff in the electorate. We also discuss the first reading of the Water services bill, the governments "Cook Island Caucus" and the candidates for the PNCC Councillor vacancy.
Published: 12/11/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 10-12-2020( 0:27:22)       
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Today on the catchup we talk to first term Horizons Regional Councillor Emma Clarke about the Long Term Plan and how people can engage with the process, the improvements in Foxton, Government water reform and its impact on the council, Public Transport and the success of the Buzz card.
Published: 12/10/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 04-12-2020( 0:0:25)       
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Today on the catchup we talk to MP for Palmerston North Tangi Utikere, and discuss his maiden speech in the house, The doubling of sick leave entitlements, the declaration of a climate emergency, Tangi's appointments on committees and his view on the possible use of the public works act by PNCC to complete the Ashhurst to Palmerston North pathway.
Published: 12/4/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 02-12-2020( 0:21:15)       
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Today we catch up with Mary-Ellen Steele, Business Growth Advisor for CEDA and discuss how they support people to start, innovate and grow their businesses through the Regional Business Partners Programme. We also talk about the current celebrations of business and ideas with the Innovate awards and the Westpac Choose Manawatū Business Awards.
Published: 12/2/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 26-11-2020( 0:27:50)       
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Published: 11/26/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 24-11-2020( 0:29:28)       
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Today we catch up with mayor of Palmerston North and look at the governments proposed 3 waters reform, housing in the city, the changing face of Palmerston North, the continued affordability of the long term plan and the celebrations of 150 years of Palmerston North next year.
Published: 11/24/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 20-11-2020( 0:28:27)       
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Tangi Utikere MP
Published: 11/20/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 19-11-2020( 0:24:36)       
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Today we catch up with Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei and discuss the new look National shadow cabinet and the portfolios Ian has received for this term of parliament. We also talk about possible relationships with ACT, the shortened sitting weeks in the lead up to Christmas, the concerns by some members regarding the oath of allegiance and Ian's thoughts on the referenda results.
Published: 11/19/2020 1:40:00 PM
The Catchup - 17-11-2020( 0:22:55)       
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Today we talk to Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion and hear how Christmas preparations are already underway in the district. We also reflect on the successes of the Turbos games at Manfield, showcase Feilding Little Theatre's next production and promote the upcoming "Feilding Hub" information evening at the library from MPR themselves!
Published: 11/17/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 16-11-2020( 0:28:15)       
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Today we talk to Jimmy Ellingham, News Director for the Manawatū Standard about the proposal to move management of Caccia Birch "in house" at PNCC, cultural and environmental concerns regarding the new Kiwi Rail Freight Hub, the Waitangi Tribunal hearing in Bulls, potential partnerships with PNCC and private developers to ensure mixed model housing in Whakarongo and more.
Published: 11/16/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 13-11-2020( 0:28:30)       
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Today on the catchup we talk to MP for Palmerston North Tangi Utikere and discuss the finalised results of the general election, and (amongst other things) the makeup of the shadow cabinet including Judith Collins as Minister for Pacific People. We also look at the new Covid 19 case in Auckland and the ongoing management of the pandemic in Aotearoa. We also find out what duties our MP is conducting including electorate issues, community engagement and attendance at the Armistice Day commemoration.
Published: 11/13/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 12-11-2020( 0:30:54)       
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We talk to Jono Naylor from Horizons Regional Council and briefly discuss the US and NZ elections, the public appetite for by-elections, and the governments freshwater reforms and the potential holes in the rules.
Published: 11/12/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 09-11-2020( 0:28:52)       
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Jimmy from the Manawatū Standard pops in to talk about the US election BRIEFLY, and then focus on more local issues including our recent referenda results and what Ian McKelvie (Rangitikei) and Iain Lees-Galloway (ex-Palmerston North MP) are up to. We also discuss the Councillor who has resigned from Council over a lack of changing rooms at the new Bulls community centre, the plans to get the turbine blades up the hill to the new wind farm, the lack of a zebra crossing on James Line, a proposed business district for Palmerston North and job cuts and deficits at Massey.
Published: 11/9/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 06-11-2020( 0:28:12)       
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Today we catchup with Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North, and discuss the latest in the US election, and what either candidates potential presidency might mean for Aotearoa. We also look at the NZ election which will see the results of the special votes added to the current tally, and confirm what happens in some electorates and the party vote. We also discuss some cabinet appointments and what we can expect around Housing, arguably one of the most important issues facing this electorate.
Published: 11/6/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 04-11-2020( 0:15:41)       
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Today we talk to Andrew Hanson, the Sector and Business Events Senior with CEDA (Central Economic Development Agency) about this years Westpac Choose Manawatū Business Awards and celebrating our local businesses resilience in 2020!
Published: 11/4/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 03-11-2020( 0:28:20)       
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We discuss the election result and what some of the governements proposed policies mean for Feilding and District, including 3 waters and improved internet. We look at upcoming events including the NZ Army band performane on the 6th, Armistace Day on the 11th, the fallen soldiers cemetary tour on the 8th and 15th and more!
Published: 11/3/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 02-11-2020( 0:28:20)       
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Today we caught up with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and discussed the implications of the referendum and the announced relationship the Greens will have with Labour in forming this term of Government. We also discuss the appointment of Aleisha Rutherford as Deputy Mayor of PNCC, CEDA's most recent business survey, the discovery of rotten timber in arena's 2 and 3 at the Central Energy Trust Arena and further developments on the riverside with new Esplanade access, glow in the dark pathways and progress with the cycleway.
Published: 11/2/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 30-10-2020( 0:29:28)       
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Today we discuss the implications of the referendum results - whatever they may be - as well as exploring Tangi's horseracing background. We also discuss the initial work in possibly centralising the 3 waters in NZ, what Tangi has been up to in the electorate and congratulate Aleisha Rutherford on becoming deputy mayor of PNCC.
Published: 10/30/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 29-10-2020( 0:28:22)       
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Today we catchup with Michael McCartney, CEO of Horizons Regional Council, and we discuss the implications of the general election and what the labour government policies will mean for the region. Also, we look at the region's economic resilience and how to further enhance that in future years. We get the latest on the Jobs for Nature project that attracted significant central government funding, and finally look to the future for the area with the major infrastructure projects getting underway.
Published: 10/29/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 28-10-2020( 0:28:5)       
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Today we catchup with Mayor Helen Worboys from Manawatu District Council and discuss the implications of the general election results, the annual residents survey results, events including the Young Achievers awards, Community Honours and Rep Grants recipients. CACTUS returns, there will be acknowledgement of Armistace Day and a charter parade on the 11th, and the turbos come to Manfield for the next two games!
Published: 10/28/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 22-10-2020( 0:27:51)       
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Today we catch up with Ian McKelvie, fresh from his election victory and retaining hs seat in Rangitikei. We discuss the drastic drop in his majority and that of the party vite in his electorate, what this means and what the future holds for National in opposition.
Published: 10/22/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 21-10-2020( 0:27:26)       
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Fraser chats with Sara Towers from CEDA about employment opportunities in the region, un- and underemployment, and the options for retraining in a Covid environment.
Published: 10/21/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 20-10-2020( 0:27:39)       
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Today we kōrero with Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion and look at the upcoming Turbos games at Manfield, the A & P show, the Feilding Jockey Club Gold Cup event at Awapuni race course, and the Feilding Christmas parade. We also look at how Feilding and District Promotion are supporting local businesses with seminars and workshops.
Published: 10/20/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 19-10-2020( 0:29:41)       
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Today we catch up with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and analyse the General Election results, including the close run Rangitikei result, Maori electorates and the overwhelming performance of Labour in an MMP environment. We also quickly update on the Napier Road / Roberts Line intersection and the proposed traffic lights, and the City Council's decision to go against the majority of submissions and change the law with regard to Huia St reserve.
Published: 10/19/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 14-10-2020( 0:29:57)       
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Mayor Helen Worboys (MDC) - Fraser chats with Mayor Worboys about: The Community Facilities Strategy (Currently in public consultation until 5pm October 23rd); The Solid Waste contract; An economic update; And, recent/upcoming events - including the Manawatu Tattoo, Rural Day, and Paddock to Plate. Upcoming events: Pink Shirt Day (This Friday), and CACTUS Leadership Weekend (This Weekend)
Published: 10/14/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 12-10-2020( 0:28:26)       
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Today we kōrero with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and look at the perennial issue of housing in the city, the state of homelessness, local candidates responses to issues (including property management regulation), and the new development on Pioneer Highway. We look at the national and local campaigns and what things look with with a week to go, and delve into the Nature Calls consultation again, and why so many decisions are being made behind closed doors.
Published: 10/12/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 07-10-2020( 0:24:32)       
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Today we catchup with Kristi Atkins, the Talent and Skills Senior from CEDA looking at international students and in particular the impact of Covid 19, the community response, the building of a calendar of events and activities to support them over the summer, market development underway regards retention and how the community can help support the students in the coming months. If you have any ideas on how to support the students in an activity - or maybe hosting them for a meal at some point (if you are an accredited homestay), then please email kristi.atkins@ceda.nz.
Published: 10/7/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 05-10-2020( 0:27:10)       
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Today we catchup with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and discuss Palmerston North's new branding, a proposed reduction in the number of PNCC councillors and local candidates performance at the Manawatū Tenants Union housing debate over the weekend. We also look at how the region has benefited from the Provincial growth fund over the past three years, including funding for the new Kiwi Rail yard which has expeanded in it's proposed size. Finally we look at Palmerston North City Councillor Brent Barrett's activity in the chamber as he tried to convince council to be carbon neutral by 2030.
Published: 10/5/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 23-09-2020( 0:23:39)       
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Today Fraser catches up with Rebecca and Heidi from the Central Economic Development Agency and discusses the Business Mentor programme and how you can get involved.
Published: 9/23/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 22-09-2020( 0:27:9)       
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Today we catch up with Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion and look at some events coming to the region including the Manawatū Tattoo, Dave Dobbyn at the Civic Centre, Rural Day and the Feilding Craft Market at Manfield. We also look at the resilience of the district post Covid and what the future may look like.
Published: 9/22/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 21-09-2020( 0:27:52)       
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Today we caught up with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and talked about perceived City council secrecy, the vandalised clock tower, changes being proposed for the One-Plan, various Kiwi Rail related stories, including the sad death of a bus driver after a bus hit a train and we give more detail on "The People and The Politics" coming to the Globe Theatre on the 26th of September.
Published: 9/21/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 15-09-2020( 0:27:41)       
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Today we catch up with Deputy Mayor of PNCC Tangi Utikere and discuss the role of a deputy, the partnership with the Mayor and the current work reviewing the council's standing orders. We also discuss the impact of Covid 19 on international education and students, as well as the partnership with our sister cities and the limitations on air travel that are impacting the airport. We also look at the nature calls project currently underway, and look at where PNCC is leading the way in comparison to other councils.
Published: 9/15/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 14-09-2020( 0:27:5)       
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Today we talk to Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and start with information on "The People and the Politics" - a candidates meeting co-hosted by MPR and the Standard - being held on the 26th of September at the Globe theatre. From there, we discuss the latest on the proposed changes and strengthening works at All Saints church, work undertaken to commemorate the link between Palmerston North and the Defense force in the form of a soldier sculpture, the opening date for the gold plated community centre in Bulls, further consultation on the Nature Calls project for PNCC, work arounds for the Ashhurst to PN cycleway and cycling and speed consultation in Summerhill.
Published: 9/14/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 11-09-2020( 0:27:54)       
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Today is the last ever catch up with Iain Lees-Galloway as he exits from the political stage. We look back over his career starting with him taking over from Steve Maharey in 2007, and working on projects like saving the capital connection and his 9 years in opposition. We also look at his work in negotiating a pay equity bill together. We briefly talk about his successor Tangi Utikere and what Iain's plans are for the future (including potentially making programmes for MPR!)
Published: 9/11/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 10-09-2020( 0:24:5)       
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Today we talk to Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei in his last catch up before the election. We discuss the campaigning to date and the impact of Covid19 on the candidates events in the electorate, and his recent travels to the West Coast of the south island in relation to his agricultural, fisheries and racing portfolios. We look at National policy announcements relating to eradicating meth in NZ, investment in health and housing, and explore the NZ First / Tiwai point "problem." Finally we get Ian's opinions on the Assisted dying and Cannibis Referenda.
Published: 9/10/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 08-09-2020( 0:27:42)       
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Wendy Carr (Feilding and District)
Published: 9/8/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 07-09-2020( 0:28:9)       
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Today we catch up with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and discuss the issues facing the project to get the turbine blades from Rangitikei St "up the hill." We also delve into the crash statistics for Palmerston North, PowerCo's surprising admission that there is no plan to put power lines underground and the abandoned discussions to restrict where Pharmacy's can operate. Lastly we talk about Ticket Rocket going into receivership and the City Council claiming some of its funds.
Published: 9/7/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 03-09-2020( 0:26:41)       
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Today we catch up with Michael McCartney (CE) and Chrissie Morrisson (Comms Manager) from Horizons Regional Council and we discuss the launch of the regional climate change community engagement campaign on Monday. We also discuss the impact of Covid 19 on Council finances and operations and the creation of their resurgence plan. Finally, we look at the truncated environment court hearings for the Gorge alternative route.
Published: 9/3/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 02-09-2020( 0:26:58)       
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Today we talk to Mayor Helen Worboys from Manawatū District Council about the withdrawal of the Stock Movement and Grazing bylaw given the strength of public opinion on the proposals. We also talk about the award for the second phase of Wastewater centralisation in the district. and how that relates to the $5million government grant pertaining to the "3 waters reform." Mangaweka bridge is up for replacement and the tender is awarded, and Manchester House sees a substantial increase in funding to assist them in delivering their services.
Published: 9/2/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 31-08-2020( 0:27:54)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard)
Published: 8/31/2020 8:30:00 AM