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The Backroom of Politics is an insight into the discussion that leads to policy-making in New Zealand, hosted by Hon Gerry Brownlee MP.


Authorised by Hon Gerry Brownlee, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.

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The Backroom of Politics is an insight into the discussion that leads to policy-making in New Zealand, hosted by Hon Gerry Brownlee MP.


Authorised by Hon Gerry Brownlee, Parliament Buildings, Wellington.

    Co-governance with Hon Willie Jackson and Hon Shane Jones

    Co-governance with Hon Willie Jackson and Hon Shane Jones

    Co-Governance it’s a hot button issue and today I’m sitting down with Hon Willie Jackson, a strong proponent, and Hon Shane Jones who is not so enthusiastic, whatever way you look at it co-governance will be an issue in 2023.

    • 39 min
    Canterbury Water

    Canterbury Water

    Today we're discussing the Central Plains Water Scheme - A very large irrigation system, which is an important part of NZ Infrastructure that is making a difference.  Barbara Kuriger and Nicola Grigg joins Gerry to discuss with a number of guests.

    • 25 min
    China and the Pacific with Josie Pagani and Mike Yardley

    China and the Pacific with Josie Pagani and Mike Yardley

    I sit down with Josie Pagani, political commentator and former director of the Council for International Development, and Mike Yardley, broadcaster and columnist, to discuss China's proposed multilateral agreements in the Pacific, New Zealand's response, and how we can better engage with the region. 

    • 37 min
    How to Stop Blowing Smoke, with Golriz Ghahraman and Martyn Bradbury

    How to Stop Blowing Smoke, with Golriz Ghahraman and Martyn Bradbury

    In the first episode of the 2022 season, I sit down with some of our most popular returning guests, Green MP Golriz Ghahraman and fellow podcaster Martyn "Bomber" Bradbury, to discuss emissions reduction, polls and tax cuts, all in the context of "leftie optimism" and "right-wing fatalism". 

    • 42 min
    2021 Political Wrap-Up with Dr Bryce Edwards and The Daily Blog

    2021 Political Wrap-Up with Dr Bryce Edwards and The Daily Blog

    Our final The Backroom of Politics episode for 2021 is a collaboration with The Working Group podcast, hosted by The Daily Blog. Myself and Dr Bryce Edwards join host Martyn Bradbury to discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of New Zealand politics this year, and make our predictions for 2022. 

    Check out The Daily Blog at the links below:

    https://thedailyblog.co.nz

    https://www.facebook.com/TheDailyBlogNZ

    https://twitter.com/TheDailyBlogNZ 

    And The Working Group podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/2Rwf4twYPiYcw7ietau4XS

    • 54 min
    Hospitality with Nikki Rogers and Marty Fuller

    Hospitality with Nikki Rogers and Marty Fuller

    In this episode, I sit down with Nikki Rogers, Regional Manager for Central South Island at Hospitality New Zealand, and Marty Fuller, longtime Christchurch hospitality figure and proprietor of the Elmwood Trading Company. We discuss the changes our hospitality sector has and will need to make in response to the changing Covid-19 environment in New Zealand. 

    For more information on Hospitality New Zealand's work, head to their website: https://www.hospitality.org.nz/s/aboutus.

    Keep up to date with Marty and the Elmwood Trading Company on their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elmwoodtradingco. 

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Mittz Von Mittenz ,

Worth a nudge 👌

A good listen regarding current issues concerning NZ. I was taught by Gerry many years ago and was not a fan of the guy! But time does funny things to a man, maturity levels change, wisdom prevails and now, I guess, he’s not so bad after all…

pasgro ,

A Well Balanced Podcast

Great topics and interesting points with in each topic.

imle12 ,

Great Podcast.

Very informative, the housing episodes should be compulsory listening for all of the various NZ city council compliance officers.
Brownlee is gets to right to the issue and gives his guests plenty of space. More please.

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