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AuthorEmma Daken

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May 26, 2008

When did you first become interested in politics, and was there someone, or something that inspired you? “I was brought up in a family that has always argued, and debated politics, and been involved in the fringes of the parties. So I was always very conscience of politics, but hadn’t been an active participant, or […]

May 19, 2008

You have been a main proponent of the anti Electoral Finance Act. How would you change the Electoral Finance Act? The most important change would be to shrink the regulated period, to about 3 months before the election. That has worked for the last 50 or 60 years.

May 12, 2008

Tell me something about you that not many people know. In my spare time I like to go surfing, I’ve got a 7ft 8 board. I like to go surfing at different places around Hawkes Bay, so I guess that’s something that not many people know”.

May 5, 2008

When did you first become interested in politics?” “I reckon it would go right back to the 80’s. I grew up in a household where my father was intensely interested in history and politics. It was a fascinating time because you had the tussle between Muldoon and Lange, and I remember how intensely engaged he […]

April 28, 2008

“Tell me something about yourself that not many people know” “I am a pretty average sort of a person, really. I am not sure quite what sort of great mysteries there are to my life.

April 23, 2008

I have quite a few MP interviews lined up… I would be interested to hear suggestions for possible questions for  the MP’s.  Flick me an email with any burning issues you want brought up. Cheers.

April 3, 2008

Darren Hughes Interview. What did you want to be when you were growing up, and why? When I was growing up, I wanted to be a member of Parliament. Seriously??! Absolutely. And I wanted to represent the local area, and I wanted to be a labour MP, so I knew all of those things ridiculously […]

March 24, 2008

Emma Daken interviews the ginge from Otaki, but fails to find out if Helen did actually adopt him. What did you want to be when you were growing up, and why?

March 17, 2008

JOHN KEY INTERVIEW Emma interviews John Key – Wednesday 5th March 2008.