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Special Extended IV: National MP Nikki Kaye Joins David Beatson To Talk About The Big Issues of 2012

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Special Extended IV: National MP Nikki Kaye Joins David Beatson To Talk About The Big Issues of 2012

In this special extended Triangle TV interview with National’s MP for Auckland Central Nikki Kaye, David Beatson examines the big issues of 2012.

  • See Also, Selwyn Manning’s end-of-year interview with Labour’s Jacinda Ardern.
  • 1]      It’s just over a year since the election – the top 3 Auckland Central candidates all ended up in Parliament – how are you getting on?

    2]      You expressed your wish to work closely with the Auckland Council on its plans. How’s that going?

    3]      The mayor wanted changes to fast-track development of the Auckland Unitary Plan – did you support that?

    4]      The mayor promoted a change that would see more upfront consultatation and then appeals confined to points of law. What’s wrong with that?

    5]      Another of your priorities was “increasing housing” – The Finance Minister says the housing market isn’t working. What’s the plan to get it working?

    6]      Your electorate is one of Auckland’s residential property hot-spots, with a big chunk of Auckland’s high value housing and high income households … How much scope do you see for additional affordable housing in Auckland Central?

    7]      Where does housing fit in the range of issues that Auckland Central people are bringing to you? Are other matters more important?

    8]      One of the major Auckland issues in the last year is the Casino-Conference Centre plan. What’s causing the delays with that?

    9]      Do you approve of the trade-offs being sought by SkyCity Casino – more gambling activity to fund the convention centre?

    10]    The Auckland Council and Central Govt seem to be seriously at odds on transport issues – particularly the priority for inner city rail development. What’s your role in managing those differences to get a solution?

    11]    Another Auckland issue: the future of the port – What’s your view on the latest PriceWaterhouseCooper study findings?

    12]    Your latest newsletter talks of wanting to unlock Auckland’s waterfront – how much more and for what?  

    13]    In the pipeline now: another round of “Better Local Government” reforms – what are the implications for Auckland?

    14]    Do you see a need for further structural change in the Auckland Council?

    15]    Latest polls aren’t good news for the Government – how do you see that being turned round between now and the next election?

    16]    What are your critical issues for the next year?

    17]    You chair the Education & Science Select Committee currently inquiring into 21st century learning environments and digital literacy in school. What impact do you expect the Committee’s findings to make?

    18]    What will you be doing over the Christmas break?

    Nikki Kaye and David Beatson December 17 2012

    The Beatson Interview broadcasts weekly on Triangle TV and webcasts on LiveNews.co.nz.

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