Gideon Porter

Holly Bennett – Point of Order Probes Millennial Politics

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A self-confessed, millennial Maori political junkie believes her new show can rouse her peers to the excitement of politics.

A self-confessed, millennial Maori political junkie believes her new show can rouse her peers to the excitement of politics.

Point of Order is a Backbenchers-style adventure featuring lobbyist Holly Bennett, from Te Arawa, and her friend Hamish Smith battling a panel of MPs in front of a live audience of 25-40 year olds.

She says there is too much intolerance of political ideas, rather than sharing solid debates and learning something about it.

“So what we want is a space for millennials to come together, examine these difficult political topics and challenge and be challenged by political ideas,” Ms. Bennett said.

The first episode to be filmed at Parnell on August 17 features some of Parliament’s youngest MPs – Labour’s Arena Williams, ACT’s Brooke van Velden, Greens’ Ricardo Menéndez March and National’s Simeon Brown – speaking in the best way for Aotearoa to ensure its recovery from the pandemic.

Posts and links to podcasts at pointoforder.co.nz