Paakiwaha is a weekly two-hour current affairs programme broadcast on Monday mornings on Radio Waatea. Delivered in English, it covers current issues from a Māori perspective. It has been broadcasting since 2002. Paakiwaha is funded by New Zealand On Air and is provided to various Community/Access stations and other broadcasters. In today’s programme:
1. The New Zealand First leader won the Northland by election by a huge majority. He talks with Willie Jackson about the win on Saturday night.
2. Labour named Willow Jean Prime as their candidate to run in the Northland by election. She finished 3rd but that won’t deter this wahine from politics.
3. Chris Trotter reviews the Northland by election. He says Winston Peters is a remarkable political figure something of a phenomenon.
4. Mike Smith says what they are doing is building a campaign to highlight the mining and work that oil companies carry out.
5. Aboriginal activist Sam Cook says the community is clear their position is calling for action throughout Australia over the Tony Abbott government and their stance on the indigenous peoples to close down Aboriginal communities.
6. Toia Lucas Walden is the regional co-ordinator for WERO which is about encouraging hapu mothers to give up smoking.
7. A Hauhau flag that has been part of a Scottish Museum for nearly a century will be returned to Wairoa Museum. Dr Mere Whaanga is a writer and historian and a descendant of Ihaka Whaanga.
8. Corin Dann on the Northland by election and Ken Laban wraps up the show with sports.