In episode six of Meet the Newbies, I talk to NZ First’s one south island based MP, Mark Patterson, a former farmer from the Clutha-Southland electorate, in this twelve minute interview. We talk about his switch from National to NZ First, how it feels being placed ahead of sitting MPs on the party list, and his conflicted opinions on what to do with the number of MPs in the house.
COMING UP ON MONDAY: I talk to the new baby of the house, 23 year old Chloe Swarbrick, and what her advice is to today’s youth.
In episode four of Meet the Newbies, I talk with Hamish Walker, the new Clutha-Southland MP on his rapid rise from not being a candidate, to being the new Clutha-Southland MP in just five weeks, why he wouldn’t march on the streets, and his focus on the people of Clutha-Southland.
UP ON MONDAY: I talk with Labour MP Kiri Allan, about making sure our regions don’t get forgotten.