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Political Commentary

A rotating cast of the finest political minds offer up commentary on the big topics of the week.

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Lara Greaves: May 13, 2021

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Lara Greaves: May 13, 2021 Lara Greaves: May 13, 2021, 21.57 MB
Thu 13 May 2021

Dr. Lara Greaves is our political commentator i tēnei wiki, and today she chats to us about accusations of racism towards Judith Collins and the Māori Party being sent out of Parliament last night. She also talks about the public sector wage freeze, and what's been happening with voting regarding the establishment of Māori wards around the country. Whakarongo mai. 

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: May 6, 2021

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: May 6, 2021 Political Commentary w/ David Slack: May 6, 2021, 23.12 MB
Thu 6 May 2021

David Slack is on the line talking us through what's happening in politics. On the cards today is the government’s decision to not denounce China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims as genocide, the controversy regarding Speaker of the House, Trevor Mallard; and the deadlocked Samoan election. Whakarongo mai!

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: April 28, 2021

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: April 28, 2021 Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: April 28, 2021, 23.58 MB
Wed 28 Apr 2021

Rod Oram is on the line and today he's giving us his takes on the Government's deal with Amazon, the independent review of local government, and the new 'high risk' COVID-19 categorisation. Whakarongo mai! 

Political Commentary w/ Jennifer Curtin: April 22, 2021

Political Commentary w/ Jennifer Curtin: April 22, 2021 Political Commentary w/ Jennifer Curtin: April 22, 2021, 18.6 MB
Thu 22 Apr 2021

I tēnei ata on Political Commentary, Jennifer Curtain is on the line talking us through what's been happening in the political landscape both here and overseas. She talks to Rachel about the District Health Board overhaul, the Samoan election, and the conviction of ex-cop Derek Chauvin over the murder of George Floyd in the United States in May of last year. Whakarongo mai. 
 

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Lara Greaves: April 8, 2021

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Lara Greaves: April 8, 2021 Lara Greaves: April 8, 2021, 19.4 MB
Thu 8 Apr 2021

I tēnei ata, Dr. Lara Greaves calls up the studio to chat to Rachel about the trans-Tasman bubble, calls for HPV self-testing, and the Auckland Light Rail to Māngere. Whakarongo mai! 

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: April 1, 2021

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: April 1, 2021 Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: April 1, 2021, 24.16 MB
Thu 1 Apr 2021

Political commentator Rod Oram phones up to chat to Rachel about the government's recent housing announcement, the Climate Change Commission's draft proposal, and the trans-Tasman bubble! Whakarongo mai!

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: March 25, 2021

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: March 25, 2021 Political Commentary w/ David Slack: March 25, 2021, 24.87 MB
Thu 25 Mar 2021

David Slack is on the line this morning with his takes on the current political climate. Hot topics of the day include Police Ten 7, the government's recent housing announcement, and the trans-Tasman bubble. Whakarongo mai! 

Political Commentary w/ Jennifer Curtin: March 17, 2021

Political Commentary w/ Jennifer Curtin: March 17, 2021 Political Commentary w/ Jennifer Curtin: March 17, 2021, 25.94 MB
Wed 17 Mar 2021

Jennifer Curtin dials into the studio and talks to Rachel about the Royal Commission of inquiry outcomes regarding the 2019 Mosque Attacks; trans-Tasman relations after the deportation of a minor from Australia to New Zealand; and the London police response to the Sarah Everard vigil. 

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: March 11, 2021

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: March 11, 2021 Political Commentary w/ David Slack: March 11, 2021, 21.32 MB
Thu 11 Mar 2021

Political commentator David Slack is on the line chatting to Rachel about the Canal Road trees in Avondale, reports of police profiling and photographing innocent rangatahi, and fresh calls for the decriminalisation of cannabis in Aotearoa. Whakarongo mai! 

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Lara Greaves: March 4, 2021

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Lara Greaves: March 4, 2021 Lara Greaves: March 4, 2021, 21.82 MB
Thu 4 Mar 2021

I tēnei ata Dr. Lara Greaves from the University f Auckland speaks with Rachel about covid messaging around the latest lockdown, the University's response to Level 3, and Ngāti Maru's treaty settlement. Tune in!