Tag Archive: Labour

Jamie Strange – Meet the Newbies

In episode 14 of Meet the Newbies, I talk to Labour’s Jamie Strange, a Labour list MP from Hamilton East in a 14 minute interview. We chat about his background as a teacher and his focus on education, the ministries he wants, and his conservatism on social issues.

COMING UP ON FRIDAY: In the final episode of Meet the Newbies, I talk with Angie Warren-Clark, who only became an MP after the special votes, on the wait between the preliminary results and special votes results.

Newbie MP Jamie Strange

Greg O’Connor – Meet the Newbies

In episode 13 of Meet the Newbies, I talk to Labour MP Greg O’Connor in a 14 minute podcast. We discuss the ministries he wants to merge, his thoughts on getting cannabis and P out of the hands of gangs, and what he wants to do with the number of MPs in the house.

COMING UP NEXT FRIDAY: I talk Labour list MP Jamie Strange on his background as a teacher.

Willow-Jean Prime – Meet the Newbies

In episode 11 of Meet the Newbies, I talk with Northland based Labour list MP Willow-Jean Prime in a twelve minute interview. We chat about running three campaigns in the space of five years, her experience as a councilor, and why we need an MPs game of survivor.

COMING UP ON FRIDAY: I speak to Chris Penk, about his opposition to abortion law reform.

Northland based Labour MP Willow-Jean Prime

Paul Eagle – Meet the Newbies

In episode nine of Meet the Newbies, I chat with the new Rongotai MP Paul Eagle in a fifteen minute interview. We talk about his experience in Local Government, being Labour’s first Maori male candidate to win a general seat, and why he looks up to the incredible Hulk.

COMING UP ON FRIDAY: I talk with Matt King, who won Northland off kingmaker Winston Peters.

Rongotai MP Paul Eagle

Kiri Allan – Meet the Newbies

In episode five of Meet the Newbies, I talk to Kiri Allan in a twelve minute podcast. We chat about regional development, the change she wants to make to New Zealand’s motto, and her thoughts on cannabis.

COMING UP ON FRIDAY: I talk to Mark Patterson, an NZ First list MP on whether we should lower the number of MPs in parliament.

East Coast based Labour MP Kiri Allan

Deborah Russell – Meet the Newbies

In episode three of Meet the Newbies, I talk to Deborah Russell, the Labour MP for New Lynn, an electorate once held by former Labour party leader David Cunliffe. We talk about her focus on children, the possibility of a family benefit, and her interesting and varied background, in this twelve minute interview.

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UP ON FRIDAY: I talk to Hamish Walker, the new National Clutha-Southland MP, about his rapid climb to being the new Clutha-Southland MP.

Labour New Lynn MP Deborah Russell

Ginny Andersen – Meet the Newbies

In the first episode of a podcast series, in which we will talk to a large number of the new MP’s in New Zealand’s parliament, I talk to Ginny Andersen, Labour list MP for Hutt South, on her background, the important difference between good and popular policies, and moving on after narrowly losing Ohariu in 2014 and Hutt South in 2017.

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