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The Catchup - 18-06-2021( 0:28:22)       
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Tangi Utikere MP
Published: 6/18/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 14-06-2021( 0:27:48)       
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Today we talk to Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard about the proposed changes to the '5 dips' to make that stretch of road safer, PNCC paying employees the living wage, upgrading the toilets at Fitzherbert Park and the decorating of the Square Edge roundabout. We also discuss the PNCC proposal to double the social housing budget and what to do if a tree falls on your property.
Published: 6/14/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 11-06-2021( 0:28:43)       
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Today we talk to Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North about the Climate Commission Report, further delving into the governments signalling of involvement in the three waters - using Lake Horowhenua as an example - Waka Kotahi funding for local trials and the Nurses Strike on Wednesday.
Published: 6/11/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 10-06-2021( 0:28:32)       
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Today we catch up with Jono Naylor, Horizons Regional Councillor and discuss the new Wetlands development at Lake Horowhenua and the implications for the lake as a result, the consultation process currently underway to identify our regions fresh water values, the River Leaders Accord Community Funding scheme and the details by which you can apply and briefly look to the buses for any updates on the urban transport network.
Published: 6/10/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 09-06-2021( 0:27:17)       
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Today we catch up with PNCC City Councillor Brent Barrett and focus on transport initiatives including the trial cycleways, parking management changes and the review of the urban bus network.
Published: 6/9/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 08-06-2021( 0:27:44)       
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Today we catch up with Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion and highlight a couple of events in the community before discussing FADP's other economic focused initiatives and activities.
Published: 6/8/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 07-06-2021( 0:28:3)       
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Today we catch up with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and discuss the MDC Maori ward emails, the communities disdain for the "Palmy" branding, the 'abandoned' children of Tokomaru and Opiki, the Cuba Street cost blow out and more...
Published: 6/7/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 04-06-2021( 0:28:51)       
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Today we catch up with Tangi Utikere and discuss the ongoing budget process, the 3 waters announcement, the Australian PM's visit and the unfortunate week for National's headlines.
Published: 6/4/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 02-06-2021( 0:27:51)       
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Today we catch up with Nina Mercer from CEDA's Te Aho Tamaka programme that acknowledges and celebrates Manawatū's leaders and achievers, creating strong advocates, champions and ambassadors for the Central North Island's economic community. We discuss the appointment of new leader David Kirk, the event marking 5 years of work towards the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development goals, the Westpac Choose Manawatū Business Awards, Gerard Gillespie's mentoring scheme and gender diversity as well as much more!
Published: 6/2/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 31-05-2021( 0:27:4)       
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Today we catch up with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatu Standard and discuss the Horizons LTP, as well as PNCC's LTP and recreation considerations for the city. Toilets at the Fitzherbert Cricket ground are desperately in need of an update, and Ward 21 at the hospital is in line for a serious upgrade to increase capacity for assisting those with mental health concerns. We also discuss the lengthy discussions at PNCC regarding councillors claiming alcohol expenses when out of town.
Published: 5/31/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 28-05-2021( 0:28:40)       
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Today we catch up with Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North to discuss the latest in the pandemic response, including vaccine roll out and travel bubbles, The DHB reform and whether there will be implications on response to local issues and Budget 2021 including the Ka Noa announcements and local Manakura funding.
Published: 5/28/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 27-05-2021( 0:28:27)       
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Today we catchup with Jono Naylor from Horizons Regional Council and discuss public transport in the region, the introduction of Maori Wards, and justifying the proposed 8.4% rates increase as a result of the Long Term Plan.
Published: 5/27/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 26-05-2021( 0:29:0)       
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Today we catch up with PNCC Councillor Zulfiqar Butt, and discuss Maori Wards, Environmental and Climate Change issues as well as multi-cultural representation on the council. We also discuss the suitability and use of sports infrastructure in the city.
Published: 5/26/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 24-05-2021( 0:28:35)       
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Today we catch up with Jimmy from the Manawatū Standard and discuss the latest Maori Ward developments across the region, Public Transport numbers and the state of the old Police building in Palmerston North. We also discuss Advance NZ's Ricky Cribb and his failure to complete election expense returns, and Inquests into deaths at Palmerston North Hospital.
Published: 5/24/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 21-05-2021( 0:28:39)       
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Tangi Utikere MP
Published: 5/21/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 19-05-2021( 0:25:25)       
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Today in the CEDA slot, we talk to Arthur Chin from New Zealand Nature Highlights as he discusses the advent of online, digital experiences such as his virtual farm tours that began during lockdown. He shares his journey and draws attention to his work within the Regional Business Partner Network and the new courses he hopes to offer other businesses in July.
Published: 5/19/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 17-05-2021( 0:28:58)       
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Today we talk to Manawatū Standard Senior Reporter Jimmy Ellingham about Maori Wards in Manawatū, the MDC Garden Nursery accounts, the Horizons Regional Council 10 year plan, Palmerston North’s Birthing Unit and Midwife shortage, and a quick update on house sales and prices.
Published: 5/17/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 14-05-2021( 0:28:0)       
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Today we catch up with Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North, and look at accessibility of local government for potential candidates after the accounts for the PNCC by election were published. We also talk Maori representation and the future of Aotearoa legislature and framework in a bi-cultural country that celebrates multi-culturalism. Finally we look at the travels bubbles with Australia and the Cook Islands.
Published: 5/14/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 12-05-2021( 0:24:45)       
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Today we catch up with Susan Baty, PNCC Councillor, and discuss the councils response to housing need, the nature calls consultation and the whittling down of the options for dealing with waste water in the city, the management changes as Caccia Birch and the cycle lane trial on Pioneer Highway.
Published: 5/12/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 10-05-2021( 0:30:27)       
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Today we catch up with Manawatū Standard Senior Reporter Jimmy Ellingham and discuss the MDC and Rangitikei councils Maori Wards decisions, the cycle lane trials in Palmerston North, the changes to the management of Caccia Birch, the current situation with regards to earthquake strengthening of All Saints church and the "cost per vote" of the recent by-elections and the worrying nature of council engagement.
Published: 5/10/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 05-05-2021( 0:26:37)       
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Mary Ellen (CEDA)
Published: 5/5/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 04-05-2021( 0:26:56)       
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Today we catch up with Mayor Helen Worboys from Manawatū Distrcit Council. We discuss the 10 year plan, with a focus on development contributions and rebates to incentivise property growth in the district, as well as the zone changes which have been consulted on, and will be the focus of hearings soon.
Published: 5/4/2021 7:43:00 PM
The Catchup - 19-04-2021( 0:28:51)       
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Manawatū Standard's senior reporter Jimmy Ellingham joins us for the catchup where we discuss the new cycle lane infrastructure on Pioneer highway, the Caccia Birch proposed management changes, Maori wards and the local alcohol policy. Moving to slightly less contentious issues, we talk about the leak at the Regent Theatre, housing proposals for the terrace end bowling club grounds and Palmerston Norths Jury dodgers.
Published: 4/19/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 16-04-2021( 0:28:23)       
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Today we caught up with Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North and discussed the effect of the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh, Parliaments 2 week recess and what he'll be doing in that time and the Rural Games, including MP Barbara Kuriger's gum boot wearing in the house. We also discussed the plans to ban live exports, police arming themselves and the vaccination roll out plans for 2021.
Published: 4/16/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 15-04-2021( 0:27:50)       
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In this episode we catch up with Chrissie Morrison, Communications Manager and Nic Portegys, Policy Analyst for Horizons Regional Council and discuss all things Long Term Plan! What are the proposed rates bills and what are the areas of focus for the next ten years. We also briefly delve into the process for implementing Maori wards (or constituencies) for the 2022 elections.
Published: 4/15/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 14-04-2021( 0:28:30)       
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Rachel Bowen (PNCC)
Published: 4/14/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 12-04-2021( 0:29:15)       
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Jimmy Ellingham catches up with us with detail on Manawatū Standard stories including PNCC decisions to overturn the referendum on Maori Wards, the Park St and Cook St intersection delays and overspend, Closing times for Pubs and Off-licences, the new look Central Energy Trust Arena and the push for Tokomaru and Opiki to join the City.
Published: 4/12/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 09-04-2021( 0:27:52)       
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We catch up with Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North and talk about the restrictions on travel from India as part of Covid containment, the Easter Trading rules and whether they are still relevant in New Zealand, Tangi's increased levels of speaking in the house with his first slot in the general debate and what he's been working on in the Governance and Administration committee.
Published: 4/9/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 08-04-2021( 0:23:7)       
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Today we catch up with Ian MccKelvie, MP for Rangitikei and discuss the opening of the Trans-Tasman travel bubble, the future of Easter Trading rules, the need for a migrant issues enquiry and the failures of government to respond to mental health needs in Aotearoa. We also talk about Taranaki voting for Maori Wards, and what challenges Horizons Regional Council might face as they tackle the issue
Published: 4/8/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 01-04-2021( 0:26:51)       
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Today we catchup with Councillor Nicola Patrick from Horizons Regional council and talk Maori wards and the complexities involved, Long Term Plan consultation, the new Climate Action committee across all councils in the region and the oil spill response exercise that was conducted in Whanganui.
Published: 4/1/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 31-03-2021( 0:27:58)       
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Today we catchup with Orphee Mickalad, the newest councillor in PNCC. We talk about his early experiences on the council, and his attendance at yesterdays Housing Summit, and what PNCC can do in that space. We also talk Economic Development and in particular the decision to retain $200,000 of funding to CEDA to instead conduct Palmerston North city marketing "in house."
Published: 3/31/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 30-03-2021( 0:27:51)       
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Today we catch up with Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion and discuss the year since lockdown, Wendy's trip to Auckland pitching Manawatu as a destination to Motorhome owners and FDP's work in the community support space and the impact of the Housing Crisis. We also discuss events such as Field Days and the movement of the Farmers Market to April 1st due to Easter trading rules.
Published: 3/30/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 29-03-2021( 0:28:16)       
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Today we catch up with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatu Standard and discuss Horizons Regional Council's activities in the Maori Wards space, and projected rates rises for the next three years. We also update on the Te Ahu a Turanga project with the news that work on the bridges has begun. We find time to talk Papaeoia Place's residents lounge, Feilding bus service proposals and housing too.
Published: 3/29/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 26-03-2021( 0:28:21)       
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Today we catch up with Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North and look back on one year since lockdown. We turn our attention to the housing announcements from government this week and ask "is it enough?" We also look at the Select Committee work Tangi is undertaking with regard to Crown Pastoral Land, Members Day in the house, and Tangi's new initiative, Palmy PopUps!
Published: 3/26/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 24-03-2021( 0:29:15)       
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Today we talk to Linda Stewart, CEO of CEDA (Central Economic Development Agency) and acknowledge one year since lockdown, and delve into the initial impact and subsequent actions to keep the economy afloat. We also look at the impact of the housing crisis on economic performance and track how well the recovery is going.
Published: 3/24/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 23-03-2021( 0:27:34)       
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Today we catch up with Mayor Helen Worboys from Manawatū District Council and look at the events taking place in the district, the consultations on Feilding Residential and Rural Lifestyle zoning, get an update on the future of local government involvment in three waters and talk about the CACTUS programme.
Published: 3/23/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 22-03-2021( 0:29:1)       
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Today we chat to Manawatū Standard Senior reporter Jimmy Ellingham about the proposal that could end Feilding's claim to being traffic light free, and also the continuing discussions at PNCC regarding closing hours for bottle stores and pubs. We also talk about boys hair styles in schools and the rules regulating them, what will happen to the old post office / high flyers building on the square and briefly talk detail regarding the death of a prisoner in Manawatū prison.
Published: 3/22/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 19-03-2021( 0:27:49)       
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Today, MP for Palmerston North Tangi Utikere joins us via phone to discuss the 2 year anniversary of the March 15 atrocities, the busy sitting weeks in parliament and the governments response to the housing crisis. We also look at the rollout of Ka Ora Ka Ako, Lunches in Schools, and the local response. We look at the free trades training scheme and over 100,000 people currently in it, and briefly update on the vaccination programme timetable.
Published: 3/19/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 18-03-2021( 0:28:36)       
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Today we catchup with Chairperson of Horizons Regional Council Rachel Keedwell and discuss the council's decision to implement Maori Wards in 2025. We also look at freshwater reform and the various central government decisions required and the implications. And we have just enough time to look to the councils public transport network and the number of electric vehicles in the fleet.
Published: 3/18/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 16-03-2021( 0:28:42)       
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Today we catchup with Jimmy Ellingham, Senior reporter from the Manawatū Standard, and start by acknowledging the 2 year anniversary of the March 15 attacks. We then move to the pest control measurers suggested for the Canada geese at Hokowhitu lagoon, The PNCC Nature Calls project, Horizons considerations for a Maori ward, the cycle lanes on College Street and MORE real estate figures to get Fraser worked up.
Published: 3/15/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 10-03-2021( 0:28:10)       
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Today we talk to Sybil Cope, Marketing Senior at CEDA about the importance of Google for your business, and the various tools, requirements, tips and implications of ensuring your are up-to-date and accurate with your listings, as well as where you can go for more help.
Published: 3/10/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 08-03-2021( 0:29:8)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard)
Published: 3/8/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 05-03-2021( 0:30:55)       
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Live at the Festival of Cultures - w/ Tangi Utikere MP!
Published: 3/5/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 01-03-2021( 0:27:1)       
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Today we catchup with Jimmy Ellingham, and experience Deja vue as we remind people of our return to Covid Alert Level 2. We also talk about the new Gorge route and the earthworks underway, and the success that was Festival of Cultures 2021, just one day before the move to level 2 that would have made it impossible to go ahead! We also look at some PNCC related issues including the dog pound budget blow out, Caccia Birch operations and a contractor shortage in the city affecting council tenders.
Published: 3/1/2021 8:30:00 AM
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