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Political Catchup

Join Fraser Greig as he chats with politicians on local, regional, and national levels of the political spectrum! Here you'll find conversations with members of the Horizons Regional Council, Manawatu District Council, as well as members of Government - including Iain Lees-Galloway.

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Political Catchup-16-08-2019
Iain Lees-Galloway
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Political Catchup-14-08-2019
Mayor Helen Worboys (MDC) - Fraser and Helen discussed the new national drinking water agency announcement, what it might mean for Manawatu District Council and the DHB, and possible implications for Storm and Waste waters too. Also, there are a number of bylaws out for consultation as part of the MDC review process. These include Animal, Cemetery, Dog Control, Solid Waste and Water bylaws. We talked about the importance for the community to make themselves familiar with the bylaws and minor proposed changes. MDC are seeking feedback on how MDC facilities are housed, maintained and run. There are surveys on facebook for the community to participate in. The council are keen to hear from the community about the future of things like community halls, libraries, swimming pools and more. And nominations for council candidates close on Friday at 12 noon.
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Political Catchup-02-08-2019
Iain Lees-Galloway MP
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Political Catchup-31-07-2019
Mayor Helen Worboys (MDC)
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Political Catchup-17-07-2019
Mayor Helen Worboys (MDC) - Topics discussed: Minister Jenny Salesa's visit to Feilding; Volunteer Fire Brigade; Potential Candidate Info Evening (6 August 2019); Dinner of Provenance; Manawatu Turbos vs Wellington Lions (Pre-season match at Kimbolton Domain, Sunday 28th July 2019)
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Political Catchup-10-07-2019
Mayor Helen Worboys - MDC Talking about Helen speaking at the Rural NZ Women’s conference, The High Commissioners Farewell in Wellington, The recent MDC staff day (designed to contextualise Council operations for all staff), The Councils more robust Community Development policy and opportunity for feedback, the recent Tangi for an MDC staff member and the adoption of the Vision for Feilding Town centre, and the questions being asked, and future plans.
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Political Catchup-28-06-2019
Iain Lees-Galloway MP
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Political Catchup-25-06-2019
Cr. Lorna Johnson PNCC
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Political Catchup-19-06-2019
Helen Worboys (MDC)
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Political Catchup-18-06-2019
Rachel Bowen (PNCC)
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Political Catchup-14-06-2019
Iain Lees-Galloway MP
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Political Catchup-07-06-2019
Iain Lees-Galloway MP
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Political Catchup-28-05-2019
Cr. Brent Barrett (PNCC)
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Political Catchup-24-05-2019
Iain Lees-Galloway MP
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Political Catchup-22-05-2019
Mayor Helen Worboys (MDC) - Fraser catches up with Mayor Worboys about: Youth Week (including MYA Colour Run); CACTUS Course Term 3 dates; The Quail Avenue Walkway; Updates on Accelerate25 projects; And, upcoming community chats with the Mayor in Kimbolton, Pohangina, and Rongotea
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Political Catchup-21-05-2019
Cr. Duncan McCann (PNCC)
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Political Catchup-17-05-2019
Iain Lees-Galloway MP
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Political Catchup-14-05-2019
Cr. Adrian Broad (PNCC) - Fraser catches up with Cr. Adrian Broad of the PNCC disucss: Summarising the Economic Development Committee meeting including presentations from the IT sector and the Real Estate Institute. they also discuss Adrian's decision not to seek reelection and the Sort it careers expo this Thursday.
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Political Catchup-08-05-2019
Mayor Helen Warboys (MDC)
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Political Catchup-07-05-2019
Cr. Karen Naylor (PNCC) - Fraser and Karen discuss: The Civic and Cultural Precinct Masterplan, The Emissions Reduction plan, Approving the draft urban cycleways masterplan and Rural School Bus safety.
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Political Catchup-03-05-2019
Iain Lees-Galloway MP
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Political Catchup-01-05-2019
Mayor Helen Worboys (MDC) - Fraser catches up with Mayor Worboys about: Council Grant to the Painball Club, and the Representative Grant to the Feilding Amateur Swim Club. Plan Change 64 regarding Boarding and Breeding Kennels. The Makino Aquatic Centre outdoor pool and pipe repairs. The donation of land by the Catholic Church to MDC for use by the Cheltenham Community Committee for the old school playground equipment and the ANZAC Day services.
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Political Catchup-30-04-2019
Cr. Brent Barrett - $50K grant to the Palmerston North Sculpture Trust, The finalisation of the District Plan review process, The formalities of the representation review in preparation for the 2019 elections, and the Workers Memorial Day.
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Political Catchup-16-04-2019
Cr. Rachel Bowen (PNCC)
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Political Catchup-10-04-2019
Mayor Helen Worboys (MDC) - Recent events - CACTUS finale and the Kimbolton Sculpture Festival. The compliance status of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and a brief overview of the Wastewater treatment in Manawatu and how it will improve. The recent LGNZ Zone 3 meeting in Dannevirke and the importance of such meetings for rural councils.
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Political Catchup-09-04-2019
Cr. Adrian Broad (PNCC)
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Political Catchup-05-04-2019
Iain Lees-Galloway MP - The appearance of the alleged Christchurch Mosque Gunman in court and the pace of gun law reform. Also big picture plans across other portfolios including Workplace relations (increase in minimum wage), ACC (reductions in levies) and Immigration (the skills gap).
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Political Catchup-29-03-2019
Iain Lees-Galloway MP - NZ's ongoing response to Christchurch atrocity on March 15th. Clarity on the Gun reform legislation and the steps that will occur after the initial changes. Palmerston North's celebration of diversity that is Festival of Cultures and it's successes, and the changes to the minimum wage coming into effect on Monday.
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Political Catchup-27-03-2019
Mayor Helen Worboys - MDC - March 15th and the Christchurch Terror attack, Citizenship ceremonies, The CACTUS finale, the $35 million Waste water treatment plant open day and Feilding Steam Rail Turntable overhaul and the fascination with steam trains!
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Political Catchup-26-03-2019
Cr. Duncan McCann (PNCC) - Fraser chats with Duncan about: The Digital and Technology Portfolio, Festival of Cultures over the weekend, the sister cities conference featuring delegations from our sister cities Missoula and Mihara, and a brief update on the annual plan.
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Political Catchup-22-03-2019
Iain Lees-Galloway MP
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Political Catchup-19-03-2019
Cr. Lew Findlay (PNCC)
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Political Catchup-15-03-2019
Iain Lees-Galloway MP - The first catch up with the MP for Palmerston North for a few weeks revisits the Ethkick tournament, discusses the recent attack on James Shaw and the security implications of such an event, clarifies the forecast residence figures, looks towards the meeting with local hospitality businesses where the ERA changes will soon be taking effect, and explores the opinion of our local MP on the students striking due to Climate Change.
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Political Catchup-13-03-2019
Mayor Helen Worboys (MDC) - NZ Rural Games, the LGNZ Rural and Provincial Meeting, the Community Development Strategy Update, the Localism Proposal, EQPB Priority Thoroughfares submissions and the CD Field Days and Agri Food Week.
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Political Catchup-12-03-2019
Cr. Karen Naylor (PNCC) - Karen responds to the reporting in local media regarding the SPG funding decisions, and talks about the Sports and Recreation Committee meeting on Monday. Topics include the Kawenata with Rangitaane to co-manage reserves and the Glass House venue proposal for Ashhurst domain. Also, we briefly look at the Annual budget draft and the proposed changes from the LTP version.
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Political Catchup-27-02-2019
Helen Worboys (MDC) - Fraser catches up with Manawatū District Council Mayor, Helen Worboys, about: The Apiti Show, Rural Innovation Lab Official Opening, the new Kiwitea Community Committee, Bus Services and Priority Thoroughfare submissions
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Political Catchup-26-02-2019
Brent Barrett (PNCC) - Fraser catches up with Brent Barrett of the PNCC about: Accountability and Transparency (sparked by the Toyota news), the role of a city councillor as an advocate, and our City Partnership with Mihara in Japan.
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