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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 - 01-09-2020( 0:28:44)       
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Today we catch up with Councillor Susan Baty from PNCC and discuss the Housing situation in the city, including social housing at Papaeoia Place, conversations regarding Huia St reserve and the large Whakarongo development. We also look at the pandemics effect on the Council coffers, and get the latest on the waste water treatment consultations.
Published: 9/1/2020 9:00:00 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
The Catchup - 27-08-2020( 0:25:2)       
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Today we chat to Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei about the New Election Dates, the likelihood of the election going ahead and the challenges for campaigning. We discuss border control and the current tracing app as compared to the National Party's proposed bluetooth version. We also discuss the true cost of the lockdown and government support packages, Dr. Shane Reti's insistence to get the Health Select Committee running again and the hit to tourism in the central north island.
Published: 8/27/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 26-08-2020( 0:29:40)       
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John Morris - CEDA - Today we kōrero with John Morris, the Business Development Manager with CEDA (Central Economic Development Agency) about the monthly business surveys CEDA has conducted throughout the pandemic. We make sense of the findings and showcase some of the initiatives that CEDA and others have created to respond to business need in the Central North Island.
Published: 8/26/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 25-08-2020( 0:27:0)       
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Wendy Carr - Feilding and District - Today we talk to Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion and talk about the impacts of Alert Level 2 on rural businesses, and the impact of Auckland's alert level 3 status. We celebrate the investment in youth with the new flow park in what is rapidly becoming a "community precinct" alongside the Library, Golf course and Swimming pool. And we talk about the next edition of their publication "On Track"
Published: 8/25/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 24-08-2020( 0:28:59)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard) - Today we talk to Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatu Standard about the Manawatu Gorge route hearings starting at the Environment Court, the state of housing in Palmerston North and the proposed use of Huia St reserve as well as the developments in Whakarongo. We also talk about the impact of Alert Level 4 on PNCC and DHB finances and briefly discuss the delay in the General Election.
Published: 8/24/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 21-08-2020( 0:27:18)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway - Today we talked about the postponement of the General Election for a month, the Opposition parties uptake in criticism of managed isolation and the management of the Auckland cluster. The mobile contact tracing app and briefly touch on the shovel ready project funding that PNCC secured for social housing.
Published: 8/21/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 20-08-2020( 0:28:16)       
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Wiremu Te Awe Awe (Horizons)
Published: 8/20/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 18-08-2020( 0:28:44)       
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Renee Dingwall - PNCC - Today we catch up with First Term Councillor Renee Dingwall from Palmerston North City Council and begin with a look at Social Housing plans and initiatives including submissions received to date on the Huia St Reserve and the Papaeoia Park Sports Pavillion. We also talk speed limit bylaw proposed changes and how to submit on those, Mana Whenua representation on Council committees and Covid 19 relief funds and guidelines for the NFP, For-Purpose sector.
Published: 8/18/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 17-08-2020( 0:27:12)       
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Jimmy Ellingham - Manawatu Standard - Today we discussed recent developments in the Covid-19 and General Election space since the two seem inextricably linked right now. We also look at the Palmerston North City Councils renewed hard talking stance on the Properties currently affecting the completion of the Ashhurst to PN pathway. There is an update on the Gorge replacement route with submissions to the environment court now being sought, some commentary on the recent Rangitikei candidates debate and the sad news of another crash on the Roberts Line / Railway road intersection.
Published: 8/17/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 14-08-2020( 0:27:34)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway - On this edition, we talk to Iain about the recent new cases of Covid-19 in Auckland, Waitematā and Counties Manakau DHBs, what cabinet will be discussing and what this means for testing and investigation. We also talk about Writ day, whether the election will be going ahead or postponed, and if Writ day DOES occur, we acknowledge that this will be Iain's last interview. (But if it's postponed, we'll talk to him again next Friday!)
Published: 8/14/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 13-08-2020( 0:25:55)       
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Ian McKelvie MP - On this edition of The Catchup, we talk to Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei and get his initial response to the PM's announcement regarding alert level changes across the country. We also talk about implications on the looming election and what this might mean, particularly for unemployment levels and proposed recovery methods by the various parties.
Published: 8/13/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 12-08-2020( 0:26:35)       
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Pippa Brown (CEDA)
Published: 8/12/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 11-08-2020( 0:28:35)       
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Wendy Carr (Feilding and District)
Published: 8/11/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 10-08-2020( 0:28:5)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard)
Published: 8/10/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 06-08-2020( 0:28:29)       
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Sam Fergusson, Horizons Councillor and Chair of the Passenger Transport Committee - Fraser and Sam spent a bit of time introducing Sam to listeners before focussing on Lake Horowhenua, possible solutions to such water quality issues like regenerative agriculture and then looked at Public Transport and Active Transport.
Published: 8/6/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 05-08-2020( 0:27:50)       
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Mayor Helen Worboys (MDC) - Fraser and Helen discuss the opening of the new Flow Park for Skaters, and recent Colour Run event; The Resource Recovery Centre; Covid-19 Recovery Plans; And, Housing Strategy - including updates from the last council meeting!
Published: 8/5/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 04-08-2020( 0:27:33)       
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Rachel Bowen (PNCC)
Published: 8/4/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 03-08-2020( 0:28:34)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard)
Published: 8/3/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 30-07-2020( 0:26:24)       
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Ian McKelvie MP - Fraser and Ian discuss Judith Collins' visit to Palmerston North, the Major transport announcement to benefit the whole region, the Northern Explorer train, the real issues of this general election and the preservation of democracy.
Published: 7/30/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 29-07-2020( 0:23:6)       
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Nina Mercer (CEDA) - Fraser and Nina discuss the Te Aho Tāmaka initiative where local business leaders share their experience for the benefit of the region.
Published: 7/29/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 27-07-2020( 0:28:46)       
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Jimmy Ellingham - Manawatu Standard - Fraser and Jimmy discuss the appointment of Tangi Utikere as Labour candidate for Palmerston North, the non-news relating to the Kiwi Rail Hub, the Health of the region post-covid, and an update on the Scott Guy Investigation.
Published: 7/27/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 24-07-2020( 0:28:32)       
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Rachel Keedwell (Horizons Chairperson) - Fraser and Rachel discuss the new Bee Card, Council Lunches, Horizons receiving $27 million in the Government Jobs for Nature programme, Totara Reserve tree removal and the debate over First Past the Post and STV voting methods.
Published: 7/24/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 20-07-2020( 0:29:9)       
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Jimmy Ellingham - Manawatu Standard - Fraser and Jimmy discuss The Square development upgrades, The effect of current national political activity on local national party candidates, the closure of Covid testing facilities in Palmerston north and the new buzz card on the buses.
Published: 7/20/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 16-07-2020( 0:18:3)       
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Ian McKelvie MP - Talked about the new leadership team, the recent Covid-19 patient details leak, Border controls (including proposed travel bridge to Realm islands) and Ian's new responsibilities as associate spokesperson for Tourism, Forestry and Land Information
Published: 7/15/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 14-07-2020 ( 0:24:47)       
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Jacqui Middleton from CEDA - Fraser and Jaqui discuss what a CCO (Council Controlled Organisation) is, how CEDA liaises with councils and government, how it engages with the business community and how recovery is going. We also talked about the recent move of CEDA to the TSB Tower on the square. #ChooseManawatu
Published: 7/14/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 06-07-2020( 0:28:26)       
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Jimmy Ellingham - Manawatu Standard - Fraser and Jimmy discuss the confirmed location for the new rail yard near the airport; The proposal to close bars at 2am instead of 3am; The extension of consultation on the 'nature calls' waste water treatment project; Remote access to PNCC meetings; The Captain Cook statue in Marton; And, the clock ticking for the future of All Saints.
Published: 7/6/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 03-07-2020( 0:28:37)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway MP - David Clark's resignation and the transfer of the Health portfolio to Chris Hipkins, critisism from the opposition regarding failure to deliver on Kiwibuild and Light Rail, Worksafe investigations, Linear Accelerators and Managed Isolation facilities.
Published: 7/3/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 29-06-2020( 0:27:3)       
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Jimmy Ellingham - Manawatu Standard - Horizons lunches, retaining FPP as a voting method, PNCC Rates, Wastewater and Housing updates, and Awapuni's problems with a new bottle store.
Published: 6/29/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 26-06-2020( 0:28:30)       
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Iain Lees-Galloway MP - Parliamentary business under urgency, Corona Virus updates, World Refugee day and Volunteer week here in NZ.
Published: 6/26/2020 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 25-06-2020( 0:28:25)       
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Fiona Gordon - Horizons - Discussion on the removal of free lunches from Horizons meetings, the Linklater Bursary, Climate Change and the Women's Refuge Shielded site initiative.
Published: 6/25/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 23-06-2020( 0:27:33)       
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Pat Handcock - PNCC - Looking at the safe city accreditation, and waste water treatment consultation.
Published: 6/23/2020 8:45:00 AM
The Catchup - 18-06-2020( 0:22:6)       
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Today we catch up with Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei and discuss the switch from Covid-19 response to economic recovery, Gun legislation being discussed under urgency, Statues and the discussions sparked by the BLM movement, and recognising the work of the nationas volunteers next week.
Published: 6/18/2020 8:30:00 AM
Political Catchup-25-05-2020( 0:28:4)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatū Standard)
Published: 5/25/2020 8:45:00 AM