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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: 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!

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: February 25, 2021

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: February 25, 2021 Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: February 25, 2021, 19.82 MB
Thu 25 Feb 2021

Rod Oram dials in for to talk through some of the important issues in the political sphere over the past week. Covering ten years since the Christchurch earthquake, and the latest Stats NZ Child Poverty report.

Political Commentary w/ Prof. Jennifer Curtin: February 18, 2021

Political Commentary w/ Prof. Jennifer Curtin: February 18, 2021 Jennifer Curtin: February 18, 2021, 23 MB
Thu 18 Feb 2021

Professor Jennifer Curtin dials in to talk us through some of the complex issues going on in our political sphere. Starting with the latest news on Covid-19 in Aotearoa, and some of what's been happening across the ditch.

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: February 11, 2021

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: February 11, 2021 Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: February 11, 2021, 20.83 MB
Thu 11 Feb 2021

Rod Oram dials in with plenty to talk about this morning. Rach and Rod catch up about what the Trump impeachment means, what happened at Waitangi, and the overhaul of the RMA.

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Lara Greaves: February 4, 2020

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Lara Greaves: February 4, 2020 Lara Greaves: February 4, 2020, 19.69 MB
Thu 4 Feb 2021

Dr. Lara Greaves dials in to talk us through politics around Aotearoa as we head towards Waitangi Day. Covering Rātana, and the Climate Commission Report, and of course, Waitangi. 

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: January 28, 2020

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: January 28, 2020 Political Commentary w/ David Slack: January 28, 2020, 18.49 MB
Thu 28 Jan 2021

David Slack joins us to talk through the latest news about Covid vaccines in Aotearoa, housing (an ongoing topic for discussion), and the leadership changes to Oranga Tamariki.

Political Commentary w/ Prof. Jennifer Curtin: January 21, 2021

2Political Commentary w/ Prof. Jennifer Curtin: January 21, 2021 Jennifer Curtin: January 21, 2021, 23.79 MB
Thu 21 Jan 2021

Professor Jennifer Curtin dials in to talk us through the big changes happening over in the US as we say goodbye to President Trump and hello to President Biden.

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: January 14, 2021

Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: January 14, 2021 Political Commentary w/ Rod Oram: January 14, 2021, 19.68 MB
Thu 14 Jan 2021

It's been a busy time in politics over the last week, and Rod Oram is here to help us understand what's going both here in Aotearoa with Covid border safety measures and internationally in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Lara Greaves: January 7, 2020

Political Commentary w/ Dr. Lara Greaves: January 7, 2020 Lara Greaves: January 7, 2020, 21.65 MB
Thu 7 Jan 2021

On this Political Commentary, Rachel chats to Dr. Lara Greaves about what's been happening in the news over the Christmas holiday season, including the Waikeria Prison protest, the Ihumatao Deal, and new Covid-19 pre-travel test requirements for those returning from the United States or United Kingdom. 

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: December 17, 2020

Political Commentary w/ David Slack: December 17, 2020 Political Commentary w/ David Slack: December 17, 2020, 16.39 MB
Thu 17 Dec 2020

David Slack pops into the studio to chat about the year that has been in politics. From elections to Covid-19, and a huge loss of tourism, David talks us through where we're at.