Tag Archive: National

Matt King – Meet the Newbies

In episode ten of Meet the Newbies, I talk with Northland MP Matt King on changes to NZ’s bill of rights, why he prefers cannabis decriminalization over legalization, and his thoughts on when NZ will be ready for a republic.

COMING UP ON MONDAY: I talk with Northland based Labour list MP Willow-Jean Prime, on her former work as a Councillor in the far north.

Northland MP Matt King, who won the seat off NZ First leader Winston Peters

Andrew Falloon – Meet the Newbies

Episode eight of Meet the Newbies! In this 11 minute podcast with Andrew Falloon, the new National MP for Rangitata, I talk with Andrew about the importance of Trade, it’s importance to the regions, and how to bring people along with you for policies.

COMING UP ON MONDAY: I speak with Paul Eagle, new MP for Rongotai, former deputy mayor of Wellington about his admiration for the Incredible Hulk.

Rangitata’s National MP Andrew Falloon

Mark Patterson – Meet the Newbies

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.

 

New NZ First MP Mark Patterson

Hamish Walker – Meet the Newbies

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.

New Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker

Lawrence Yule – Meet the Newbies

In episode two of Meet the Newbies, I talk to former Hastings Mayor, and the new National MP for the Tukituki, Lawrence Yule, in a six minute podcast on the Hastings by-election, his focus on the environment, and his thoughts on the Māori electorates.

COMING UP MONDAY: Deborah Russel, Labour New Lynn MP, on her varied background and the size of electorates. Coming Monday, only on this blog.

New Tukituki National MP Lawrence Yule

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