The Prime Minister is back from the States but more importantly, back talking to Mikey on 95bFM. Covering many of the latest political news on our horizons, such as climate change, 'fleecing' fuel prices (something Mikey and Jacinda both feel very strongly about), and the government spending surplus that was announcements. It's announcements galore for the government this week, wowee.
Grant Robertson dials in from sunny Wellington (to grim Auckland) to talk about WADA's decision to reinstate Russia after the doping scandals (he's not stoked on the idea), these tax cuts everyone has been whispering about, and the Prime Minister's visit to New York with baby Neve; who says you can't be Mum and PM?!
It's been a big week for New Zealand politics, so where to start? What's next for broadcasting, post Clare Curran's departure? Do we have an agreed upon number for our refugee quota? And is there a future for compulsory Te Reo in schools? Mike gets all the answers from our Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden.
The Prime Minister's back on the line, and back down to business. Covering leaky opposition travel expenses, the current teachers' strike, and the unfolding saga of Wally Haumaha - it's a busy chat, well met. Welcome back, PM.
If Sarah can get the sting bank under control, then Grant's here with some timely responses to Sir Key's recent opinions on the economy. And, as Winston Peters steps down from his time in the big chair, what's the Finance Minister's opinion on his performance as leader?
So what's happened after the nurses strike? Where do we go from here? Labour MP, Grant Robertson is catching up with Tess about what's next and how to find a resolution. As well as the Zero Carbon Act and the Ministers views on the latest ~sport~ result.
Jacinda's not on the line, but Grant is, and he's talking to Mikey. Catching up about our political happenings, where's the nurse's money? Teachers? What about them? Mikey gets the scoop from Labour's Finance Minister, Grant Robertson.
She's nearly in labour! What do you mean? She's always been in Labour! The PM is getting closer to D-day and showing no signs of slowing down. This week we're talking meth testing and Queen's Birthday Honours. Does Bill English deserve to be a Sir? You decide.
The rusty old landlines betray us momentarily before a wildly accomodating PM takes matters into her own hands. We discuss petrol prices, homelessness, and the swiftly-creeping mycoplasma bovis, before closing the deal with a track from Aotearoa's finest, Tiny Ruins.