YWCA: #WomenCrushWednesday – Paula Southgate

By |2019-10-15T14:21:00+13:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Interview, Featured|

Despite gaining the right to vote in 1893, it was still 26 years later in 1919 that the Women’s Parliamentary Rights Act was passed, finally allowing women to stand for election in the House of Representatives. This year there are 4 women running for their spot at Mayor, among them is Paula Southgate. We spoke [...]

Free Choice Podcast: James Casson

By |2019-10-01T11:33:22+13:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with James Casson For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion a platform for [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Anna Smart

By |2019-10-01T11:30:32+13:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Anna Smart For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion a platform for [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Louise Hutt

By |2019-10-01T11:27:28+13:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Louise Hutt For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion a platform for [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Maxine van Oosten

By |2019-10-01T11:27:47+13:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Maxine van Oosten For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion a platform [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Martin Gallagher

By |2019-09-25T12:58:15+13:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Martin Gallagher For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion a platform for [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Brad Hills

By |2019-09-25T12:53:00+13:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Brad Hills For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion a platform for [...]

YWCA: #WomenCrushWednesday – Meleane Burgess

By |2019-09-25T09:38:47+13:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Interview, Featured|

It’s amazing to see so many incredible women put their hands up and run for Hamilton City Council this year. This week we are speaking to second time runner Meleane Burgess, also known as an everyday accountant, founder of Waikato Pacific Business Network, Good Collective Board Director and a recipient for the Suffrage 125 Waikato [...]

YWCA: #WomenCrushWednesday – Kesh Naidoo-Rauf

By |2019-09-25T09:39:18+13:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Local elections are fast approaching, with enrollment closing in just over 2 weeks and voting papers sent out 5 weeks after that before a new council is elected. We spoke to Kesh Naidoo-Rauf, co-founder of Barefeet NZ, University of Otago Gold Award recipient and ex-committee member of Rototuna Business Network, about her campaign for Hamilton [...]

YWCA: #WomenCrushWednesday – Maxine van Oosten

By |2019-09-25T09:39:43+13:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Interview, Featured|

With our annual Suffrage Event approaching where women candidates have the chance to speak to small groups of people from their wards, we are learning more and more about the different women running in local elections. We spoke with Maxine van Oosten about her priorities for council, running as a woman and what this year’s [...]

YWCA: #WomenCrushWednesday – Jennifer Nickel

By |2019-09-25T09:40:20+13:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

We have many amazing women running in our local elections this year, but so often our regional councils are left out. We spoke to Jennifer Nickel, who is running for Waikato Regional Council, about what her priorities are, shared water services and how being a new mum is affecting her campaign. Tell us about yourself! [...]

Podcast: Free Left Turn – Martin Gallagher

By |2019-09-25T09:43:41+13:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Craig Wills hosts Free Left Turn, in which he agitates for change, and a fairer, balanced society. This is a weekly radio show and podcast in which matters of social justice, equity and leftist politics in both New Zealand and global contexts are debated. Listen to the podcast interview with Martin Gallagher. Free FM is [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Jack Gielen

By |2019-09-25T09:44:16+13:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Jack Gielen For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion a platform for [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Mark Bunting

By |2019-09-25T09:50:22+13:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Mark Bunting. For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion a platform for [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Kesh Naidoo-Rauf

By |2019-09-25T09:54:44+13:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Kesh Naidoo-Rauf For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion a platform for [...]

Kelli from the Tron Podcast: Jennifer Nickel and William Durning for WRC

By |2019-09-25T09:54:52+13:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Kelli from the Tron is a radio show and podcast about local politics, the environment and social issues for the Tron.  It’s magazine style, so you’ll hear news, events and local music as well. In this episode: Kelli talks to Jennifer Nickel and William Durning who are standing for the Waikato Regional Council about their [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Paula Southgate

By |2019-09-25T09:59:14+13:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Paula Southgate. For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion a platform for [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Chris Davis

By |2019-09-25T09:54:31+13:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Chris Davis. For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion a platform for direct [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Matthew Shea

By |2019-09-25T09:55:29+13:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Matthew Shea. For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion a platform for [...]

Kelli from the Tron Podcast: Richard Briggs (CEO Hamilton City Council)

By |2019-09-25T09:59:55+13:00September 7th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Kelli from the Tron is a radio show and podcast about local politics, the environment and social issues for the Tron.  It’s magazine style, so you’ll hear news, events and local music as well. In this episode Richard Briggs - Chief Exec of Hamilton City Council and Paul the Other One joined me in the Free FM studio. We ask [...]

YWCA: #WomenCrushWednesday – Sarah Thomson

By |2019-09-25T10:00:48+13:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Young people having been popping up all over New Zealand, running for their local councils in a movement called the ‘youth quake’. We spoke to Sarah Thomson, a young woman part of this movement about her passion for climate action, how to make a change and what she thinks about young people running for council. [...]

Kelli from the Tron Podcast: Louise Hutt & Anna Smart

By |2019-09-25T10:02:20+13:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Kelli from the Tron is a radio show and podcast about local politics, the environment and social issues for the Tron.  It's magazine style, so you'll hear news, events and local music as well. In this episode: Kelli talks to Louise Hutt (Mayor / Hamilton West) and Anna Smart (Hamilton East) about why they are [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Tim Young

By |2019-09-04T15:05:42+13:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Tim Young. For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion a platform for [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Rob Pascoe

By |2019-09-04T15:00:44+13:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Rob Pascoe for Hamilton East.  For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Dave Macpherson

By |2019-09-04T15:40:03+13:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Dave Macpherson for Hamilton West.  For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we champion [...]

Podcast: Free Left Turn – Tim Young

By |2019-09-04T14:48:13+13:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Craig Wills hosts Free Left Turn, in which he agitates for change, and a fairer, balanced society. This is a weekly radio show and podcast in which matters of social justice, equity and leftist politics in both New Zealand and global contexts are debated. Listen to the podcast interview with Tim Young. Free FM is [...]

Podcast: Free Left Turn – Louise Hutt

By |2019-09-02T11:41:29+13:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Craig Wills hosts Free Left Turn, in which he agitates for change, and a fairer, balanced society. This is a weekly radio show and podcast in which matters of social justice, equity and leftist politics in both New Zealand and global contexts are debated. Listen to the podcast interview with Louise Hutt.   Free FM is by [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Matthew Small

By |2019-09-02T11:24:19+13:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Matthew Small for Hamilton City Council-West Ward 2019 For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Meleane Burgess

By |2019-09-02T11:54:43+13:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Meleane Burgess for Hamilton City Council 2019 For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 👍 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – we [...]

Free Choice Podcast: Sarah Thomson

By |2019-09-02T11:42:01+13:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Interview|

Free FM’s FREE CHOICE 2019 – interview with Sarah Thomson for Hamilton West 2019 For all candidate interviews head to: http://bit.do/FREECHOICE2019 Free FM thanks Nancy Caiger and Coffee Culture Te Rapa for their support of FREE CHOICE 2019 and our election results coverage on 12 October. Free FM is by the people for the people – [...]

YWCA: #WomenCrushWednesday – Anna Smart

By |2019-09-02T11:55:22+13:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Interview, Featured|

As the local elections approach we are seeing more and more incredible women pop up in campaigns to join the Hamilton City Council. One of these amazing women is Anna Smart, a local real estate agent and prominent volunteer and advocate in the Hamilton community. We asked Anna all about her campaign, and why young [...]

YWCA: #WomenCrushWednesday – Louise Hutt

By |2019-08-20T11:15:14+13:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Interview, Featured|

May 8th 2019 After our amazing ‘Voices of Women’ event with #PoliticsInTheTron, DV Bryant, Free FM, Go Eco and The Meteor and the following practical workshop for Electioneering Women held by Kelli Pike, we were hoping some women would emerge in our local politics. Luckily Louise Hutt stepped up to the plate. We chatted to [...]