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Saturday 01 March 2014: There are reports that New Zealand has a rock star economy, but those on the minimum wage are getting a 50 cents an hour pay rise – not enough to buy a song on iTunes. On Kia Korero Mai this week, Eru Morgan talks to Manurewa community leader Tunui McLean on what effect the increase in the minimum wage will have on the working poor… and what they can do to change things.

Sunday 02 March 2014: On Sunday, political commentator Henare Kingi talks about Labour's new chief of staff, Matt McCarten, his background in politics and unions and the skills he brings to the party going into this year's election. With a history that includes Labour's battles in Auckland Central in the 1980s, the formation and dissolution of New Labour and the Allliance, as well as helping set up the Maori Party and Mana, the man known as Mattiavelli has a colourful record.


Korero Mai Ki Ahau a half hour features programme every Saturday and Sunday from noon, which takes an in – depth look at issues affecting te ao Maori. Totally in te reo Maori brought to you by Waatea News in association with Te Mangai Paho.

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Gordon Campbell:
On First Time Voting (Centre Right)

For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.

One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:

As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.

But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>

 

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