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Matt Robson hosts Friday Fono on 531PI

26 February 2004

Hon Matt Robson MP, Progressive Deputy Leader

Matt Robson hosts Friday Fono on 531PI

Progressive MP Matt Robson will host Friday Fono on Radio 531pi midday till 2pm, starting tomorrow.

"531PI want an alternative voice talking about the issues of the day. The audience, while essentially Pacific Island people, has many others that listen to the station because of the lively format and music.

“The Progressives are an independent Left party which in coalition with Labour in Government. We are an alternative voice to the two big parties, Labour and National. This gives us a unique perspective on getting things done, within our policy framework.

"Without us there wouldn't be Kiwibank. There wouldn't be the intelligent and active regional development programmes to create jobs that we now have in place.

"Four Weeks Leave and Paid Parental Leave might still be on Labour's 'to do' list instead of being in law. There would not be the government we have today which is relentlessly anti-drugs and anti-crime," Matt Robson said.

“I will be commenting on the key political issues of the day as they affect all New Zealanders. My programme will be a magazine format with interviews, talkback and commentary,” Matt Robson said. Guests for the first programme include Lesley Max of the Pacific Foundation working with children at risk; and Sir Howard Morrison who most recently has been raising funds for Niue.

The radio frequency is 531AM is picked up not only in Auckland but also in many other parts of the country.

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