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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: 11/25/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 11/24/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 11/23/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 11/22/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 11/19/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 11/18/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 11/17/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 11/16/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 15-11-2021( 0:28:15)       
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Brian Sami (Massey)
Published: 11/15/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 11/12/2021 8:30:00 AM
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 AM
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: 11/10/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 11/9/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 11/8/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 11/5/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 11/4/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 11/3/2021 11:36:01 AM
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 Palmy@ridebeam.co.nz
Published: 11/1/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 10/29/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 10/28/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 10/27/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 10/26/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 10/25/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 10/22/2021 10:28:21 AM
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: 10/20/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 10/20/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 10/19/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 12-10-2021( 0:26:38)       
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Wendy Carr (Feilding and District)
Published: 10/12/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 08-10-2021( 0:27:36)       
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Tangi Utikere MP
Published: 10/8/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 10/5/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 10/1/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 27-09-2021( 0:29:39)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard)
Published: 9/27/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 20-09-2021( 0:27:51)       
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Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatu Standard)
Published: 9/20/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 17-09-2021( 0:28:24)       
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Tangi Utikere MP
Published: 9/17/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 9/15/2021 8:30:00 AM
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 ceda.nz.
Published: 9/14/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 9/13/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 9/10/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 08-09-2021( 0:26:46)       
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Today we congratulate Ian McKelvie, MP for Rangitikei, on his appointment as Chair of the Governance and Administration select committee. We also talk about the move to Level 2 for everyone except Tāmaki Makaurau, the New Lynn terrorist attack, the MIQ escape and the whispers of leadership concerns in the National Party.
Published: 9/8/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 9/7/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 9/6/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 9/3/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 9/2/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 9/1/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 8/31/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 8/30/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 27-08-2021( 0:28:59)       
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Tangi Utikere MP
Published: 8/27/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 8/26/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 8/25/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 8/24/2021 9:13:49 PM
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: 8/23/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 8/20/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 8/19/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 8/18/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 8/16/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 8/13/2021 8:30:00 AM
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: 8/10/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 16-07-2021( 0:29:0)       
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Today we chat to MP Tangi Utikere about the slew of politicians (ok, two!) visiting Palmerston North, and the oppositions accusations of funding the mongrel mob, and demands for debate on seemingly implementing the Puapua reports recommendations by stealth.
Published: 7/16/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 14-07-2021( 0:23:32)       
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Kristi Atkins Ucol (CEDA)
Published: 7/14/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 09-07-2021( 0:28:23)       
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Today we chat to Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North and discuss Matariki, Sporting interests, the NGati Maru Settlement process, the Zero suicide special debate, Folic acid in bread and the governments investment in NZ Rail.
Published: 7/9/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 08-07-2021( 0:28:46)       
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Today we catchup with Rachel Keedwell, Chairperson of Horizons, and look at the local government review, consultation on proposed changes to the RMA, the representation review and the Palmerston North bus service review.
Published: 7/8/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 07-07-2021( 0:28:15)       
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Today we catchup with Cr. Renee Dingwall from PNCC and discuss voter engagement and representation, Parking (obviously), and make sure people are aware of a couple of consultations including the use of Summerhays bowling club and the civic awards process.
Published: 7/7/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 06-07-2021( 0:28:34)       
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Wendy Carr (Feilding and District)
Published: 7/6/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 05-07-2021( 0:29:32)       
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Today we catch up with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and discuss the latest in the MDC email revelations. We also look at PNCCs idea to turn parks into areas for property development, the appeal lodged against the the closing hours for pubs and off licences and the plans for parking in the CBD. We also look at the cancellation and reinstatement of the Speak Up For Women event at the city library.
Published: 7/5/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 02-07-2021( 0:28:34)       
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Today we catch up with Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North and discuss Oranga Tamariki and the prevailing issues affecting the organisation, the Vaccine roll out, Housing development hurdles and Tangi's members bill being pulled from the biscuit tin. We also chat about Pasifika Fusion at the Regent theatre and the continued privacy issues as a result of the Waikato DHB cyber attack.
Published: 7/2/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 30-06-2021( 0:22:36)       
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Today, on the CEDA catchup, we turn our attention to Makoura Lodge, and hear a first hand account of the pandemic experience and impact on local business. Kim McIntyre tells us how things were going pre-pandemic, what they did during the lockdown and how the support they received from CEDA and others helped them get through.
Published: 6/30/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 29-06-2021( 0:27:51)       
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Today we catchup with Mayor of Manawatū, Helen Worboys and discuss progress on Maori wards, recent headlines regarding friction between councillors, updates on major infrastructure projects (particularly waste water centralisation and Feilding Library redevelopment consultation) and the protest for more police presence in the district.
Published: 6/29/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 28-06-2021( 0:27:45)       
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Jimmy Ellingham joins us in the studio to talk about the stories making headlines in the Manawatū Standard including PNCC and Horizons rates rises, transport, the latest additions to the Windfarm, Housing and the Feilding community's call for more police in the town.
Published: 6/28/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 25-06-2021( 0:27:56)       
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Today we talk to Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North and discuss Wellington's return to alert level 2 conditions, Kelvin Davis' new law change to support carers of orphaned and unsupported children, the Police's seizures of $500 million in cash and assets from gangs, and the latest housing infrastructure announcements.
Published: 6/25/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 24-06-2021( 0:28:43)       
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Today we catchup with Michael McCartney (CEO) and Adrian Smith (CFO) from Horizons Regional Council and discuss the Long Term Plan, the subsequent 8.4% rates increase, and the implications for ratepayers. Including topics such as Freshwater, Climate Change, Biodiversity, Public Transport, Covid Recovery and more!
Published: 6/24/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 23-06-2021( 0:29:56)       
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Today we chat to Vaughan Dennison - Councillor for PNCC about the Long Term Plan, the subsequent 8% rates increase, the continued housing crisis response and the carparking charges. We also acknowledge the work of volunteers in our community.
Published: 6/23/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 22-06-2021( 0:23:53)       
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Today we speak to Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion and highlight the Matariki celebrations this Friday at the Civic centre, the Feilding Community Expo on the 27th and the Kapa Haka regionals taking place at Manfield in July. We also discuss the implications of less than stellar tourism and visitor numbers on the district and learn about the little theatres woes as they shut down due to building issues.
Published: 6/22/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 21-06-2021( 0:27:33)       
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Today we speak to Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard about the PNCC rates rise of 8%, political donations at the general election, house prices in the district, Parking changes in Palmerston North, and the reimbursement of lawyers expenses at MDC.
Published: 6/21/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 18-06-2021( 0:28:22)       
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Today we catch up with Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North and discuss the modest election campaign spends from all candidates last year. We then talk about Feild Days at Mystery Creek, the Government/s apology for the Dawn Raids, the Clean Car package and Ibrahim Omer's visit to the city.
Published: 6/18/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 14-06-2021( 0:27:48)       
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Today we talk to Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard about the proposed changes to the '5 dips' to make that stretch of road safer, PNCC paying employees the living wage, upgrading the toilets at Fitzherbert Park and the decorating of the Square Edge roundabout. We also discuss the PNCC proposal to double the social housing budget and what to do if a tree falls on your property.
Published: 6/14/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 11-06-2021( 0:28:43)       
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Today we talk to Tangi Utikere, MP for Palmerston North about the Climate Commission Report, further delving into the governments signalling of involvement in the three waters - using Lake Horowhenua as an example - Waka Kotahi funding for local trials and the Nurses Strike on Wednesday.
Published: 6/11/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 09-06-2021( 0:27:17)       
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Today we catch up with PNCC City Councillor Brent Barrett and focus on transport initiatives including the trial cycleways, parking management changes and the review of the urban bus network.
Published: 6/9/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 08-06-2021( 0:27:44)       
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Today we catch up with Wendy Carr from Feilding and District Promotion and highlight a couple of events in the community before discussing FADP's other economic focused initiatives and activities.
Published: 6/8/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 07-06-2021( 0:28:3)       
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Today we catch up with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatū Standard and discuss the MDC Maori ward emails, the communities disdain for the "Palmy" branding, the 'abandoned' children of Tokomaru and Opiki, the Cuba Street cost blow out and more...
Published: 6/7/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 04-06-2021( 0:28:51)       
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Today we catch up with Tangi Utikere and discuss the ongoing budget process, the 3 waters announcement, the Australian PM's visit and the unfortunate week for National's headlines.
Published: 6/4/2021 8:30:00 AM
The Catchup - 31-05-2021( 0:27:4)       
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Today we catch up with Jimmy Ellingham from the Manawatu Standard and discuss the Horizons LTP, as well as PNCC's LTP and recreation considerations for the city. Toilets at the Fitzherbert Cricket ground are desperately in need of an update, and Ward 21 at the hospital is in line for a serious upgrade to increase capacity for assisting those with mental health concerns. We also discuss the lengthy discussions at PNCC regarding councillors claiming alcohol expenses when out of town.
Published: 5/31/2021 8:30:00 AM

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Language: English
Category: Govt and Organisations
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