The heat is back on National with the Serious Fraud Offices getting involved in the Jami-Lee Ross saga, and the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Paula Bennett, dials in to clear things up with Mikey. As well as covering Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill and the division amongst MP's view on the school children protesting about climate change.
Mikey chats with National MP, Chris Penk, this week at an earlier hour than usual. Running through Nationals newly proposed environment policy, the talk of the town; capital gains tax and the responsibility of landlords in Aotearoa.
The Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Paula Bennett, makes her debut on 95bFM Breakfast with Mikey Havoc this morning, talking political polls and the new drug portfolio role. That's yr 95bFM - always covering all things important and political. Yr welcome.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.