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The Catchup - 21-01-2022( 0:27:44)       
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[1:32 PM] Fraser Greig Ian McKelvie is the MP for Rangitikei, Chair of the Governance and Administration Select Committee and National Party spokesperson for Forestry, Racing and Seniors. In this edition of the catchup we discuss the devastation facing Tonga, the Feilding Floods, criticisms leveled at the Government's pandemic response and 3 waters reform plans and Christopher Luxons efforts in culture changes within the National party.
Published: 21/01/2022 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 19-01-2022( 0:29:38)       
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Jimmy Ellingham is the Manawatū Regional Reporter for RNZ and he joins us to talk about recent developments with a sale and purchase agreement for the High Flyers 'Old Post Office' building in the Square. We also chat about improvements to the Police Station in Palmerston North. We cover the death of Paul Rowe at the hospital, the Feilding Floods and the retirement of Black Cap Ross Taylor.
Published: 19/01/2022 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 18-01-2022( 0:28:57)       
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Professor Regina Scheyvens co-authored 'Mana of the Pacific' with Dr. Apisalome Movono and she joins us to discuss what you can expect from this very visually appealing book, the motivations behind it's creation and the wealth of knowledge and experience found in the pacific islands.
Published: 18/01/2022 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 13-01-2022( 0:28:49)       
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Helen Worboys, Mayor of Manawatū joins us to look at 2021 in review and forward to 2022. Topics covered include Three Waters, the Feilding floods, the new resource recovery centre and 2022 being an election year. We also look at the big ticket items for 2022 including the library expansion, building strengthening and various water scheme improvements across the MDC rohe.
Published: 13/01/2022 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 12-01-2022( 0:30:25)       
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Jono Galuszka is the court reporter for the Manawatū Standard. He's been in that role for a decade now, and has written over 1500 stories on court cases in that time. He joins us to talk about the experiences, the coping mechanisms, the highs and lows and the ethics of the job, following on from the article he wrote last week.
Published: 12/01/2022 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 11-01-2022( 0:28:48)       
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Chair Rachel Keedwell from Horizons Regional Council joins us to discuss 2022 being the year of elections, swim spots making headlines for all the wrong reasons and the science programmes Horizons conducts throughout the summer to monitor water for LAWA and it's own resources. We also look at PNCC waste water plans and acknowledge the new CEDA leadership team of Jerry Shearman and Bobbie O'Fee.
Published: 11/01/2022 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 17-12-2021( 0:28:53)       
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Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North joins us for the last catchup of 2021 and we discuss central government's involvement in reclassifying a Palmerston North reserve, $8 million for the hospitals pandemic preparedness and the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships amendments including the ability for New Zealanders to correct their records. We also reflect on 2021, and look to 2022 with further pandemic expectations and Tangi's pecuniary interests bill regarding local government.
Published: 17/12/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 15-12-2021( 0:28:30)       
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Matthew Dallas, Regional Editor for Stuff catches up with us for the last time in 2021 to look at the Feilding flooding, the Manawatū midwife shortage, and Rangitikei council's late start to assessing earthquake prone buildings. We also look at the proposed code of conduct rule restricting councillor's ability to talk to the media, and the Lake Alice former staff member entering a not guilty plea in the historic abuse case.
Published: 15/12/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 13-12-2021( 0:26:59)       
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Sara Towers is the Talent and Skills Manager for CEDA, and today she joins us to talk about the current Infrastructure and Construction Talent and Skills Marketing Campaign, the workshops that are resulting from it and the wider sector profile.
Published: 13/12/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 10-12-2021( 0:27:34)       
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Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei and National Spokesperson for Seniors, Forestry and Racing, joins us to discuss the 5th leadership contest he has witnessed in his tenure as a National MP, Local Manawatū and Palmerston North issues being debated in Parliament, issues affecting his portfolio's and the ongoing pandemic response including the Auckland boundary and MIQ changes.
Published: 10/12/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 09-12-2021( 0:29:10)       
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Mayor of Palmerston North, Grant Smith joins us for a bit of a retrospective episode, looking at the highs and lows of 2021, including ongoing pandemic response, Placemaking and Infrastructure investment, celebrating 150 years of Palmerston 'North', Housing and more...
Published: 9/12/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 07-12-2021( 0:30:7)       
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Professor Andy Martin joins us from the School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition at Massey University to discuss the learning techniques of 'Work Integrated Learning' and 'Experiential Learning', their applications, benefits and the impact on our sporting and academic institutions. We also take a brief detour to discuss the successes of the All Blacks and Silver Ferns, and what we can attribute them too.
Published: 7/12/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 06-12-2021( 0:26:19)       
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Wendy Carr, from Feilding and District Promotion joins us to talk about the launch of the Traffic Light system and the associated confusion from the business community about implementing it. We also raise awareness of the ‘Shop and Win’ campaign where shoppers in Feilding CBD get a chance to win $100! Also we remind you of the last farmers market for the year on Christmas Eve, and the parade at Manfield on the 20th!
Published: 6/12/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 03-12-2021( 0:28:43)       
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Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North, joins us to discuss meaty issues such as the move to the 'Traffic Light' Covid 19 Protection Framework and the continued Housing Crisis. We also look at more lighthearted issues such as Civic Honours, the appointment of Christopher Luxon as leader of the opposition and fare-welling a staff member from the local electoral office.
Published: 3/12/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 02-12-2021( 0:27:44)       
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Helen Worboys, Mayor of Manawatū joins the catchup to update us on three waters opposition and the relationship with CEDA. She also shares some of the key successes mentioned in the 2020 / 2021 Annual report, the latest news regarding Feilding Little Theatre and the return and expansion of the 'Chat with the Mayor' sessions this weekend.
Published: 2/12/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 30-11-2021( 0:27:44)       
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Cara Hesselin is the senior communications advisor for Horizons Regional Council. She joined us to talk about the new Traffic Light Covid protection framework, the workplace culture at the council and the mad rush that is the lead up to Christmas. We also talk water health and community resilience.
Published: 30/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 25-11-2021( 0:27:23)       
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Aleisha Rutherford, Deputy Mayor of Palmerston North joins us to talk smaller communities in the PNCC boundary including Ashhurst, Bunnythorpe and Whakarongo and the issues affecting them. We also talk Scooters and the status of completing the Ashhurst to Palmerston North river walkway, a Palmy version of Monopoly, a pivoting Christmas Parade, Recycling bin improvements and the pandemics impact on Summer and the need to support local.
Published: 25/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 24-11-2021( 0:28:48)       
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Jimmy Ellingham, RNZ Regional Reporter joins us to talk about the stories he's reporting on including local pandemic events such as cases in Pahiatua, Woodville and Palmerston North, and vaccinations in Pongoroa. We also continue to follow the saga of Taihape Area Schools landbanked property, the state of Palmerston North Hospital's mental health care and compensation concerns for Lake Alice survivors.
Published: 24/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 23-11-2021( 0:28:18)       
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Colin Bjork - Lecturer in Humanities, Media and Creative Communications joins us to talk podcasting and creative digital media. The importance of story-telling and community building, the current climate and future of research publication, accessibility and discoverability, and the dangers of mis- or disinformation.
Published: 23/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 22-11-2021( 0:27:53)       
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Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion joins us to discuss business preparedness for the transition to the traffic light system, and getting ready to use the Vaccine passes. We also discuss the Feilding Craft Market coming on the 26th, Feilding Art Society and the reopening of the mini-golf course after concerns about abiding by covid rules. We also briefly look at MDC 'dropping the ball' with regards to Feilding Little Theatre maintenance and where the money is coming from to try and save the building.
Published: 22/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 19-11-2021( 0:28:44)       
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Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North joins us to talk about the response to COP 26 outcomes and Pandemic issues such as the new case in the electorate, medical staff being stood down for resisting mandated vaccination and the 'My Vaccine Pass.' We also talk about the repeal of 3 strikes legislation and the various councils response to the mandated 3 waters reform.
Published: 19/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 18-11-2021( 0:29:18)       
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Mayor Helen Worboys joins us to talk about the latest matters affecting Manawatū district including the Public places bylaw changes (alcohol and street user rules), changes to the representation review reducing the numbers of urban and rural councillors, the adoption of the Housing Strategy, and the move to unite councils across the country that are opposed to the governments 3 waters reform.
Published: 18/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 17-11-2021( 0:28:31)       
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Matthew Dallas - Regional Editor for Stuff joins us to discuss some of the stories coming out of Manawatū over the past couple of weeks including a lack of information from the Ministry of Education regarding the number of teachers stood down due to vaccine hesitancy. We also look at the fatal crash at Kuku (south of Levin) and the community's support for motorists delayed for hours as a result, Paul O'Brien's op ed supporting the 'Palmy' branding rolled out by PNCC, public surgeries taking place in Crest private hospital and the Intercity buses stopping in Feilding.
Published: 17/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 16-11-2021( 0:28:10)       
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Rachel Keedwell, chairperson of Horizons Regional Council, joins us to discuss the final representation arrangements for the next elections which will include a Maori ward. We also discuss the river leaders forum, Rachel's appointment as co-chair and the success of the accord to date. The COP 26 outcomes are also given an airing, as are the bus route reform submissions.
Published: 16/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 15-11-2021( 0:28:15)       
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Brian Sami (Massey)
Published: 15/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 12-11-2021( 0:26:22)       
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Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei joins us to discuss the Kiwi Rail freight hub progress at Bunnythorpe, Labour repealling the three strikes legislation, Ian's strong words on social media regarding the governments performance with regards to three waters and pandemic response and an appeal for a youth MP candidate to join him in Wellington.
Published: 12/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 11-11-2021( 0:27:43)       
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Bruno Petrenas, PNCC City Councilor joins us to discuss his work in the Neighbourhoods and Villages, Health and Wellbeing, Transport and Inner City CBD portfolios. Topics include Three Waters reform (and waste water in particular), the relationship with Bunnythorpe and the arrival of e-scooters to the city.
Published: 11/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 10-11-2021( 0:28:43)       
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Jimmy Ellingham, RNZ Regional Reporter joins us to discuss the Lake Alice contributions to the Royal Commission Inquiry into abuse in care. We also look at the introduction of Scooters to Palmerston North, Vaccine figures in the MidCentral DHB area, and the protests in Whanganui and Wellington.
Published: 10/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 09-11-2021( 0:30:52)       
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Associate Professor Caroline Miller is the author of "Planning to House a Nation" the biography of Reginald Hammond, the man who designed Savage Crescent in Palmerston North. She joins us this morning to discuss what Reginald achieved, how successful it was, and what we can learn to tackle the housing crisis today.
Published: 9/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 08-11-2021( 0:27:9)       
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Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion joins us to talk Business Continuity in the transition between the alert level system and the traffic light system, the recent business awards and the status of the Christmas Parades across the district.
Published: 8/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 05-11-2021( 0:28:34)       
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Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North joins us to discuss the current vaccination status in Aotearoa and the plans to get to 90%. We also discuss the progress with the Pae Ora (Healthy futures) bill, what plans there are to get more guns off the streets and briefly acknowledge the establishment of the Ministry for Disabled Persons.
Published: 5/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 04-11-2021( 0:27:51)       
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Mayor Helen Worboys joins us this morning to share her displeasure on the Governments three waters mandate, as well as look at more positive news such as the recent events in the district - such as the citizenship ceremony - the Kowhai park redevelopment, the Feilding Town Centre refresh and the new intake for the CACTUS programme.
Published: 4/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 03-11-2021( 0:28:8)       
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Stuff's Regional Editor Matthew Dallas joins us to talk about stories making the headlines this week, including Boy Racers in Longburn, E-scooters in Palmy, Tararua's protest at the 'communist government', Immigration uncertainty and more.
Published: 3/11/2021 11:36:01 a.m.
The Catchup - 01-11-2021( 0:28:49)       
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Beam Scooters are 1 of 3 scooter companies launching services in Palmerston North today. On the CEDA interview slot we speak to Frederick Conquer, NZ expansion manager for Beam and talk about this new mobility option for the city, try and allay some concerns of residents, and talk safety, sustainability and the mode shift Beam are encouraging. Beam welcome feedback, and you can contact them at
Published: 1/11/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 29-10-2021( 0:27:56)       
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Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei joins us to talk central government. Topics include Ian's member's bill being drawn, the government's perseverance with three waters reform, and the latest frameworks announced to manage the global pandemic.
Published: 29/10/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 28-10-2021( 0:27:45)       
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Lew Findlay, PNCC councillor joins us to catchup on council activities and decisions. We discuss Lew's passion for Palmerston North to be age friendly, the current three water reform landscape, the arrival of e-scooters to the city and the councils commitment to social housing.
Published: 28/10/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 27-10-2021( 0:27:56)       
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Jimmy Ellingham is the new Regional Reporter for Radio New Zealand. We introduce him to you and talk about the stories he's covered in the last week or so including the High Flyers Fire, Regional vacination rates and the Summerhayes bowling club land use decision.
Published: 27/10/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 26-10-2021( 0:28:44)       
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James Cherrington's story of study to become a social worker is a true inspiration. From the decision to embrace change in career and life, through the support he found to persevere, to the successful graduation and work he now conducts that aligns with his passions, James is the embodiment of the frameworks and guidance he now offers to others. In the new Massey 'slot' of the Catchup, James shares his story with us.
Published: 26/10/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 25-10-2021( 0:26:25)       
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Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion joins us to talk Celebrating Business and the virtual event this Friday at 7pm, exclusive news regarding the Christmas Parade this year, business support and initial reaction to the government's Traffic Light System framework for tackling Covid, and the Feilding Town Centre redevelopment feedback process.
Published: 25/10/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 22-10-2021( 0:28:49)       
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Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North joins us to look back at Super Saturday and the current vaccination status in Aotearoa, the work of the committee addressing the "Films, Videos and Publications (Urgent interim classification of publications and prevention of online harm) amendment bill" and the swearing in of the new Governor General.
Published: 22/10/2021 10:28:21 a.m.
The Catchup - 21-10-2021( 0:26:26)       
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Mayor Helen Worboys joins us to discuss LGNZ membership and three waters, the rates reset as a result of a calculation error, Representation review feedback, an environmental stocktate and some events that celebrate Manawatū residents.
Published: 20/10/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 20-10-2021( 0:28:6)       
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Stuff Regional Editor Matthew Dallas joins us to talk about recent events making headlines in Manawatū including carious fires and an ammonia leak that have kept FENZ busy, including the high profile fire in Palmerston Norths old post office building. We also talk continuing house price increases, MDC discussing leaving LGNZ, 4000 species on the brink of extinction, Covid strategies according to Massey infectious disease experts and more
Published: 20/10/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 19-10-2021( 0:28:4)       
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Today we chat to Mark Read, Manager of Transport Services for Horizons Regional Council. We cover the future of passenger rail in the region, Public Transport changes and Consultations for Palmerston North, Feilding and Whanganui, and the Regional Transport Plan and vision for transport in the Manawatū-Whanganui region.
Published: 19/10/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 12-10-2021( 0:26:38)       
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Wendy Carr (Feilding and District)
Published: 12/10/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 08-10-2021( 0:27:36)       
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Tangi Utikere MP
Published: 8/10/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 05-10-2021( 0:27:10)       
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Today we chat to Mayor Helen Worboys from MDC and discuss the latest developments in the Governments 3 waters reforms, the 10 years anniversary of the Manawatu River leaders Accord and the Quarterly Economic update for the district. She also shares an important notice regarding late payment penalties for rates and acknowledges the retirement of Senior Constable John Samuela.
Published: 5/10/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 01-10-2021( 0:28:46)       
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Today we catch up with Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North and discuss his local government bill passing its first reading. We also look at two government announcements regarding Police safety and Immigration.
Published: 1/10/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 27-09-2021( 0:29:39)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard)
Published: 27/09/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 20-09-2021( 0:27:51)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard)
Published: 20/09/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 17-09-2021( 0:28:24)       
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Tangi Utikere MP
Published: 17/09/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 15-09-2021( 0:23:32)       
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Today we chat to Leonie Haptea, Councillor for Palmerston North City Council, and holder of the CBD and Retail portfolio. We focus on the pain of the entertainment and hospitality industry during the current alert level status, and also mention the Friday rates payment deadline, the passing of Cocky, the parking proposals coming to council and an acknowledgement of the people who worked through the lockdown.
Published: 15/09/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 14-09-2021( 0:27:57)       
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Today we talk to Hayden Potaka from CEDA about the new Maori Economic Report for Manawatu-Whanganui and the collaborations, growth, innovation and implications moving forward. English and Te Reo versions of the report are available online at
Published: 14/09/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 13-09-2021( 0:30:15)       
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Today we talk to Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard. Topics included the Pandemic, PNCC staff vacancies, the state of Council social housing with regards to the Healthy Homes standards, increased dog registrations, a new Somerset village, more on the Mount Lees reserve land “claim” and Horowhenua’s exclusion from the latest transport plan funding.
Published: 13/09/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 10-09-2021( 0:28:28)       
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Today we chat to Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North and discuss Covid Case numbers and vaccination rates, the alert level system and Health and MIQ capacity issues. We also talk recent Land Transport Funding announcements for the electorate and the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Published: 10/09/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 07-09-2021( 0:26:34)       
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Today we chat to Mayor Helen Worboys from Manawatū District Council and discuss their work during levels 4 and 3, including prescription deliveries and vaccinations. We also discuss community consultation on three waters reform, the Gambling Venues Policy - including the high rate of gambling addiction in the district - and the work of Faith based communities in supporting the community.
Published: 7/09/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 06-09-2021( 0:26:40)       
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Today we talk to Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatu Standard and discuss the proposed amendments to level 2 and what that might mean for the region. We also look at the Esplanade improvements, Waste water and river pollution, Acacia Birch management and Security concerns at the Regent Theatre.
Published: 6/09/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 03-09-2021( 0:25:46)       
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Today we talk to Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North and talk latest Covid 19 numbers, vaccination rates and We also discuss the escape from MIQ and the latest concerns from our Palmerston North Afghanistan Community.
Published: 3/09/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 02-09-2021( 0:29:50)       
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Today we talk to Rachel Keedwell, Chairperson of Horizons Regional Council about the role of council during alert level 4, what changes we can expect in level 3 and the freedoms we might experience in level 2. We also discuss two keys reviews taking place, the Representation review and the Public Transport review for Palmerston North.
Published: 2/09/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 01-09-2021( 0:22:47)       
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Today we talk to Jason McDowell at PNCC about what the move to alert level 3 means for playparks, construction, recycling and other services. Note that Ashhursts recycling centre will NOT be open, but others in the city will be. If you need any welfare support, contact MSD.
Published: 1/09/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 31-08-2021( 0:25:35)       
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We catch up with Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion and discuss the implications of our most recent lockdown and the optimism that comes with an imminent move to Level 3. We also talk support services for residents and businesses including Manawatū Rural Support Services who can be contacted on 027 422 3544 or 021 082 34809. Finally we talk about the impending Celebrating Business Gala dinner and the quick pivot and reimagining that will require.
Published: 31/08/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 30-08-2021( 0:28:29)       
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Today we catch up with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and discuss the latest numbers regarding Covid 19 and the bad luck facing our entertainment and hospitality sectors. We update listeners on the Maori Wards discussions across regional, district and city councils, shine a light on squatters on MDC land and quickly review the latest plans for PNCC's Nature Calls waste water project.
Published: 30/08/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 27-08-2021( 0:28:59)       
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Tangi Utikere MP
Published: 27/08/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 26-08-2021( 0:28:31)       
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We talk to Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei and discuss the Oppositions position on the vaccine roll out, border management, lockdown extensions and our front line workers. We also discuss the withdrawal from Afghanistan and what the country can expect in the future.
Published: 26/08/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 25-08-2021( 0:24:2)       
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Today we chat with Jason McDowell, Head of Risk & Resilience at PNCC, responsible for the Emergency Management Function, and has been in the EOC this week.
Published: 25/08/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 24-08-2021( 0:27:59)       
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Today we chat to Mayor Helen Worboys at MDC and talk about the Covid response and the welfare support they are providing including prescription delivery. We also discuss the Council's representation review and yet more concerns with regard to the Government's proposed three waters reform.
Published: 24/08/2021 9:13:49 p.m.
The Catchup - 23-08-2021( 0:27:35)       
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Today we catchup with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and look at the lockdown, vaccination and testing numbers and the Bulls location of interest. We also look at the future of the gorge routes old and new. Manawatū Prison had a number of things to improve but don't seem to be getting through them very quickly, and a Childcare Centre opens next to a bottle store!
Published: 23/08/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 20-08-2021( 0:27:50)       
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Today we catchup with Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North regarding the Covid 19 level 4 lockdown, vaccinations and testing regimes and what the plan is for descending alert levels if and when the time comes. We also look to the unfolding scenes in Afghanistan and the return of NZ citizens, defense force personnel and asylum seekers.
Published: 20/08/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 19-08-2021( 0:17:40)       
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Today we talk to Michael McCartney from Horizons Regional Council as we return to a level 4 lockdown. We hear about the councils preparations, the 'holding pattern' they are in as we await information regarding the duration of the lockdown, and remind people of some of the key messaging during this time.
Published: 19/08/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 18-08-2021( 0:28:16)       
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Today we catchup with Lorna Johnston from PNCC and discuss the representation review, the call from Bunnythorpe to have a community board (and the decision to decline it), submissions with regards to Summerhays street and traffic calming measures and work arounds for East Street.
Published: 18/08/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 16-08-2021( 0:29:15)       
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Today we catchup with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and discuss Summerhays street and the proposals for the bowling club, the Councils actions with regards to Speak out for Women and their public meeting, what's happening with the railyards (existing and proposed) and the state of the Mental Health ward in Palmerston North hospital.
Published: 16/08/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 13-08-2021( 0:27:46)       
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Today we catchup with Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North and hear about reform to the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships registration bill. We also hear about the Governments 'Local Government' caucus committee visit to the city and discuss the purpose of the Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA) as it relates to RMZ reform.
Published: 13/08/2021 8:30:00 a.m.
The Catchup - 10-08-2021( 0:25:23)       
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Today we chat to Helen Worboys, Mayor of Manawatū and discuss the creation of the Clen Oroua Community Committee, an update to the Feilding bus service, acknowledge the efforts of the Manawatū Turbos and the Manawatū Rugby Union and hear more about the governments proposed water reforms.
Published: 10/08/2021 8:30:00 a.m.

A series talking to councillors, politicians, and other people instrumental in our community.

Host: MPR - Manawatu People's Radio
Produced By: MPR - Manawatu People's Radio
Language: English
Category: Govt and Organisations
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