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This week on Pakiiwaha

Paakiwaha Programme Schedule

Kia ora koutou

This week on Pakiiwaha.

Willie Jackson talks to:

1.. Georgina Beyer (Carterton MP for Labour) about the Prostitution Reform Bill,

2.. Tamati Te Nohutu (Rice) who plays the character Cliff Tairoa on the latest television series of Mercy Peak, TV One, Friday nights at 8.30pm.

3.. Paul Gaulter from the Council of Trade Unions about the 270 Kinleith pulp and paper workers who are now in the fourth week of strike action.

4.. Arthur Anae former National MP. About two thousand Samoan protestors converged on Parliament last week to voice their concern over Prime Minister Helen Clarks cold shouldering of the Samoan Citizenship Law.

5.. Ron Mark, Current List MP for NZ First and a former soldier about the war in Iraq

6.. Ruth Herd from Waitemata health and Hapai te Hauora Tapui Limited. About last weeks hui in Manukau City re The Responsible Gambling Bill

In regular features Bailey Mackey reviews David Tua's latest fight, Duncan Garner gives his weekly wrap on politics. Highlights from Waatea's night talkback shows Titewhai Harawira speaks to United Future's Maaori Affairs spokesman, Murray Smith re the Supreme Court Bill. Jim Perry talks with Keri Kaa a former university and Wellington Teachers Training College lecturer now working on Radio Ngati Porou, about the Gisbourne Herald which now devotes a weekly 2 page spread to not only Maaori issues but features written in te reo Maaori. Finally Dale Husband caught up with Georgina Te Heuheu and her thoughts on the Hui Whakapumau - Whanau Development National Hui held last week at Te Whare Waananga o Raukawa.

Paakiwaha a weekly 2-hour Maaori Current Affairs programme in English funded by NZ on Air, available on the Maaori Radio Network (via punganet), broadcast live from Auckland's Urban Maaori radio station Radio Waatea 603AM, on Monday mornings from 10am to mid-day and repeated Monday afternoons from 1pm - 3pm and 4pm - 6pm, and again Tuesday afternoons 1pm to 3pm.

Paakiwaha, with your host Willie Jackson and produced by Claudette Hauiti.

All inquiries phone Radio Waatea 09 275 9070 or email

Naaku na

Kura Ratapu Programme Director Waatea 603 AM

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