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What's Up with Paula Bennett

Our weekly catch up with the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, National's Paula Bennett.

Whats Up? W/ Chris Penk: January 9, 2019

Whats Up? W/ Chris Penk: January 9, 2019 Whats Up? W/ Chris Penk: January 9, 2019, 18.02 MB
Wed 9 Jan 2019

In place of the leader of the opposition, Simon Bridges, National MP, Chris Penk, touches base with Mikey to kick off the New Year in politics, talking how to keep safe at beaches and festivals. So, should our lifeguards be government funded? And, is it time to make drug-testing at festival legal? 

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: December 12, 2018

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: December 12, 2018 Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: December 12, 2018, 19.59 MB
Wed 12 Dec 2018

Mikey and Simon catch up for their last chat before Christmas, rounding up aaall the politics this year, phew. Also talking current politics, the UN migrant pact, and the child poverty measures. And the leader of the opposition exchanges Christmas cheer with Mikey while looking into what 2019 holds for National.

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: November 28, 2018

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: November 28, 2018 Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: November 28, 2018, 26.94 MB
Wed 28 Nov 2018

Leader of the Opposition, Simon Bridges, chats to Mikey about buying an electric drum kit, and his favourite karaoke sing-a-long. But with the more serious stuff, covering tax, the latest issues with Young Nats, and an inquiry into workplace behaviour in Parliament. 

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: November 14, 2018

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: November 14, 2018 Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: November 14, 2018, 25.15 MB
Wed 14 Nov 2018

Mikey catches up with the leader of the opposition party, Simon Bridges, about the government widening the inquiry into state care abuse to include religious institutions, the situation surround Wally Haumaha, and the teachers striking for higher pay. What would National do differently?

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: October 31, 2018

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: October 31, 2018 Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: October 31, 2018, 27.26 MB
Wed 31 Oct 2018

After what feels like a very long month, Simon Bridges returns via the phone lines to catch up with Mikey about what the National Party has been up to. And by the sounds of things, it's been a lot... But of course, focusing on the present and the future, Mike and Simon discuss Labour's Kiwibuild scheme and abortion law. Ahhh, the calm after the storm.

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: September 19, 2018

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: September 19, 2018 Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: September 19, 2018, 16.65 MB
Wed 19 Sep 2018

The leader of the opposition, Simon Bridges, talks things out with Mike this week; covering the coalition bluepints, the extension of Iraq deployments, and government transparency with those cabinet papers. Always good to chat, guys.

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: September 5, 2018

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: September 5, 2018 Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: September 5, 2018, 20.94 MB
Wed 5 Sep 2018

Mikey catches up with the leader of the opposition this morning. Tackling what's been happening in National news; should Te Reo be compulsory in schools? Also debating whether to focus on climate change or our economy. And where are these studies about crime coming from? Always up for a chat, despite the flu - thanks Simon Bridges!

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: August 22, 2018

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: August 22, 2018 Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: August 22, 2018, 21.39 MB
Wed 22 Aug 2018

Leader of the opposition, Simon Bridges, dials in to his new jingle to discuss the Criminal Justice Summit, an increase in the police force, and the ongoing talk of pay. We're here to catch up with National for a few laughs and lots of politics, right Mikey?

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: August 8, 2018

Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: August 8, 2018 Whats Up? W/ Simon Bridges: August 8, 2018, 18.43 MB
Wed 8 Aug 2018

Simons Bridges is back this week, and rips into the popular stories surrounding Aotearoa currently. He discusses Judith Collins questionable tweets, the countries small business owners (of which there are many!) and mental health funding. Mikey thinks that Nationals suggestions are starting to sound very Labouresque, what does Simon Say? 

What's Up? w/ Simon Bridges: July 25, 2018

What's Up? w/ Simon Bridges: July 25, 2018 What's Up? w/ Simon Bridges: July 25, 2018, 26.11 MB
Wed 25 Jul 2018

Mr. Bridges joins us over the phone again, after a short hiatus as he returns from his National led roadshow. Catching up with Mike about where all these jobs are, and how we get them. And smoking, will it ever stop?