Daniel Walker


Location icon New Zealand

Journalist at Newstalk ZB. Former host of the Wednesday Wire on 95bFM. Graduated journalism student at AUT. Reports news, creates radio, utilises social media.

Newstalk ZB
Benefit fraudster: Turei's confession gives voice to similar people

A woman convicted of benefit fraud says Metiria Turei is giving a voice to people like her. The Green Party co-leader has admitted to lying to Work and Income to get more benefit money to support her child. Invercargill woman Roselyn Tupou is serving 10-months home detention for spending two years working while on the benefit.

Police overwhelmed by family violence callouts

New data from the Family Violence Clearinghouse shows there are thousands more police callouts every year, and officers are spending a huge amount of time responding to reports of abuse within homes. But these statistics are just the tip of the iceberg, according to Shine, an advocacy group for victims. Wire producer Daniel Walker spoke to Shine Client Services Director Jill Proudfoot.

Newstalk ZB
Gareth Morgan promises to sell TVNZ, RNZ in latest policy announcement

It could be the end for state broadcasting if Gareth Morgan is in charge. His Opportunities Party policy released today promises to sell TVNZ. Mr Morgan said the state broadcaster has become a commercial operation, and selling it would be the first step to restore an independent media.

Newstalk ZB
Home lost in Christchurch earthquake, then again in fire

Disaster has struck twice for one Christchurch resident. James Frost lost his home in the 2011 quake, and now he's watched his new home in Worsleys Road burn down. LISTEN ABOVE: James Frost speaks to Newstalk ZB's Daniel Walker He's reeling and doesn't know how to feel.

The Hottest New Trend From Italy

We've heard a lot about Key's shock resignation - so much so it seems to have buried the resignation of another Prime Minister - Matteo Renzi in Italy. Renzi stood down after Italians convincingly voted 'no' in a referendum for his proposed constitutional refoms.

AUT Longform
Youth non-voting: Drastic solutions

Why don't you vote? It's a question that gets asked more now than ever, with increasing numbers of people around the world squandering their right to vote. In this crisis of voter participation, why should anyone focus on young voters, who always vote less than the general population? It makes sense for

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