7 Aug 2019

Blood from a stone: getting local councils to comment

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:40 pm on 7 August 2019

RNZ's Hawke's Bay reporter Anusha Bradley has been working her patch for nearly two years now, and knows it just about as well as anyone.

But, as she posted on Monday, it's been more than 30 weeks since the Napier City Council last granted her an interview with a staff member; and more than a year since the Hastings District Council did - despite repeated requests.

Anusha is on the line to chat a bit about how this has changed over the years, and why it makes her job of reporting on issues of public interest more difficult.

Hastings District Council building

Photo: Hastings District Council

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