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REVISED Paakiwaha Promo Monday 27th September 2021

Press Release – Radio Waatea

Paakiwaha is an exciting weekly current affairs programme from a Māori perspective. Paakiwaha is hosted today by Dale Husband and broadcast by Radio Waatea with funding from New Zealand on Air.

On today’s show:

A new rangatahi group is trying to up the numbers of Māori aged 15 to 30 in getting their COVID vaccinations. Ngāti Rangatahi co-founder Tauawhi Bonilla kicks off the show to discuss their strategy for getting young people to get the jab.

Shirley Waru, the kaikōrero for a Māori led group preparing to occupy Mt Richmond / Ōtāhuhu, tunes in to give her whakaaro on the exotic trees set to be axed.

MP for Pakuranga and National Party spokesperson Police, Corrections, Serious Fraud Office, Youth, Simeon Brown has had his Bill drawn from the ballot box. It means his bill prohibits the Crown and its agencies from providing funds directly and indirectly to organisations that are run, administered or associated to gangs.

Former Ngāi Tahu treaty negotiator Edward Ellison gives his whakaaro on the prospect of changing the country’s name to Aotearoa, and why it doesn’t sit well with many in Te Waipounamu.

A short film about the devastation of methamphetamine addiction in Aotearoa is set to premiere at the Whānau Marama New Zealand International Film Festival in October. Writer Aroha Awarau discusses with Dale Husband his thoughts behind the story

Māori Women’s Welfare League president Prue Kapua celebrates 70 years since the creation of the organisation in 1951 and looks to the future.

National Hauora Coalition Chief Executive, Simon Royal, gives his whakaaro on the new Māori Health Authority and the challenges it will face in providing services for whānau Māori.

And Sir Ian Taylor gives his thoughts on how to save people from the dreaded MIQ booking system and how businesses are suffering

We end the show with Adam Gifford on politics and Ken Laben giving a wrap on the weekends hākinakina.

On Radio Waatea 603AM on Mondays, 10 am- 12 noon and on selected iwi and community radio stations.

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