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About Craig
Vancouver based Reporter, Photographer and Producer.

Craig can be heard on-air around the world via KNKX (formerly KPLU) Radio in Seattle-Tacoma, National Public Radio (NPR), Northwest News Network, The Voice of America, in addition to Global Radio News and others.

Craig also expreienced being the Producer for "The Search with Rafe Mair" (Joytv10-CHNU Television/Bay of Island Holdings) that is repeating eternally on Joytv in Vancouver.  It also airs weekly across Canada on Vision Television.  He also helped Rafe publish "The Home Stretch", taken from ruminations garnered during the show, on Amazon's Kindle and Kobo.

He is also involved with the Alumni for The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award in Canada, BC & Yukon Division.  On January 23rd, 2013 he received The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, in recognition of his near quarter century involvement with this Award (www.dukeofed.org).  HRH, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, previously presented Craig with his Gold level of the Award. He also achieved the Silver level, presented by then British Columbia Lieutenant Governor David Lam (this would be the Vice-Regal Canadian position, not an "American" Lt-Governor).

He also use to broadcast a syndicated radio show, called "Overview Canada" that gave a perspective of Canada to an international audience.

Craig was also part of the producing team of "The Standard" with host Peter Klein, which was seen on both Joytv and Vision Television.  He is also a Producer on P3: People, Places, Perspectives that still airs on One: Body, Mind, Spirit Channel and Joytv.

He was also the Guest Consultant and part of the Producing team for "Randall Mark: Perspectives" on Joytv10-CHNU Television.  Prior to the sale of CHNU Television from Rogers Communications to S-Vox/Vision TV/The Christian Channel, Craig was the Guest Consultant and Contributing Producer to OMNI TV & NOWTV.
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Labour concedes it 'could've done more' on disruptive tenants

19 Mar 2024  |  1news.co.nz
Labour has admitted that while in government, they could have done more to address issues with disruptive state housing tenants. The current coalition government has directed Kāinga Ora to adopt a stricter stance on tenancies, including evictions and rent collection. Labour leader Chris Hipkins expressed some sympathy for the government's actions but favored relocation over eviction. Housing Minister Chris Bishop emphasized that families with children would not be exempt from the rules. Labour's housing spokesperson Kieran McAnulty highlighted the need for more social housing investment, and associate housing spokesperson Willie Jackson acknowledged the complexity of the issue.

Labour leader Chris Hipkins concedes his Government 'could've done more' on unruly Kāinga Ora tenants

01 Mar 2024  |  Newshub
Labour leader Chris Hipkins admits that his government could have done more to address disruptive state housing tenants, while criticizing the current coalition's approach as potentially too harsh. The government has directed Kāinga Ora to enforce stricter tenancy rules, including evictions and rent collection. The Greens have criticized this as punitive, while Labour MPs express a need for balance, suggesting relocation over eviction. Housing Minister Chris Bishop emphasizes the importance of maintaining order and the potential for the threat of eviction to improve behavior. Labour's housing spokesperson Kieran McAnulty stresses the need for more social housing investment, and associate housing spokesperson Willie Jackson acknowledges the challenges in dealing with disruptive tenants.

National 'singing from a very different song sheet' on immigration post-election - Labour

04 Dec 2023  |  Newshub
The Labour Party acknowledges the need to tighten immigration settings but rejects National's criticism of its record. Prime Minister Christopher Luxon describes the current system as flawed, while Labour's Phil Twyford defends the government's actions to address skill shortages. Green Party's Ricardo Menéndez March criticizes National's approach, urging for long-term planning and better treatment of migrants. Policy advisor Phil O'Reilly supports a balanced and strategic immigration policy. Luxon emphasizes the need for a dynamic system without setting a cap on migrant numbers.

New National MP Cameron Brewer celebrated victory for ‘stale, pale males’ after defeat of Sri Lankan-born rival

20 Nov 2023  |  nzherald.co.nz
Cameron Brewer, the new National MP for Upper Harbour, apologized for a comment made during his election night victory speech where he celebrated the return of 'stale, pale males' after defeating Labour’s Vanushi Walters, New Zealand’s first Sri Lankan-born MP. The comment was criticized as Brewer's party, the National Party, faces scrutiny for its lack of diversity. National Party leader Christopher Luxon has committed to improving representation, with the party's caucus being predominantly male and Pākehā. Brewer acknowledged the comment as a 'poor attempt at humour' and expressed support for Luxon's diversity goals.

Peters' stock rises on final vote count, how much will Luxon pay?

10 Nov 2023  |  RNZ
The final vote count in the 2023 New Zealand election has shifted the balance of power, necessitating NZ First's support for National and ACT to form a government. Winston Peters' influence has increased, making his demands in negotiations more significant. Christopher Luxon faces a more challenging path to forming a government, with David Seymour of ACT reconsidering his stance on working with Peters. The article provides an analysis of the political landscape post-election, highlighting the strategic adjustments and implications for the involved parties.

Making it count: Anxiously waiting politicians discuss electoral settings

03 Nov 2023  |  RNZ
ACT and the Greens emphasize the importance of free and fair elections over a faster final result, responding to National's Christopher Luxon's frustration over the three-week delay in vote counting. David Seymour of ACT suggests reviewing the decision to allow same-day enrolment, while the Greens' Golriz Ghahraman defends the current process as ensuring voter accessibility. Luxon proposes speeding up the count and daily updates from the Electoral Commission. Labour indicates openness to discussing the matter with the Electoral Commission. The article also touches on the potential for quick government formation negotiations between Luxon and Winston Peters of NZ First, with Seymour advising caution.

Coalition talks: Luxon, Seymour and Peters meet in person

25 Oct 2023  |  Crux
The leaders of New Zealand's National Party, ACT Party, and NZ First met in person for the first time since the election to discuss forming a government. The meeting, held at Auckland's Pullman Hotel, was described as congenial and promising by ACT leader David Seymour. Despite the milestone, Seymour cautioned that a deal was not necessarily imminent. The leaders focused on creating a stable and united government, with ongoing negotiations expected to continue.

National MP, gang supporters clash in protest on Parliament forecourt - 'Is that a threat?'

05 Oct 2023  |  RNZ
National MP Mark Mitchell clashed with gang supporters on Parliament's forecourt after rejecting their petition against anti-gang policies. The National Party has promised to prioritize a crackdown on gangs if elected, including new legislation within the first 100 days. Protesters, led by Matilda Kahotea and Taniora Tamihana, criticized the policies as attacks on Māori culture and accused Mitchell of arrogance. The National Party's proposed measures include banning gang patches in public, dispersing large gang gatherings, and warrantless searches of gang members' homes and vehicles.

Broadcasting Minister Melissa Lee Denies Hiding After Newshub News

03 Oct 2023  |  www.indianweekender.co.nz
Broadcasting Minister Melissa Lee faces criticism for her response to Newshub's impending closure, with accusations of avoiding media interviews and lacking substantial action. Despite taking questions from reporters and addressing Parliament, Lee has refused one-on-one broadcast interviews. She attributes her initial response to being rattled by the news and highlights the media industry's revenue challenges. The coalition government has yet to decide on supporting the Fair Digital Media Bargaining Bill. Labour's Willie Jackson criticizes Lee's handling of the situation, urging more proactive efforts to support Newshub.

Associate Health Minister under scrutiny

01 Oct 2023  |  Otago Daily Times Online News
The Health Ministry has initiated an independent review of contracts awarded to Tātou, a consultancy linked to Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare. Public Service Commissioner Peter Hughes seeks assurance that proper procurement processes were followed, despite declining a broader review requested by the National Party. The review follows concerns about potential conflicts of interest, as Henare's partner, Skye Kimura, was Tātou's CEO until recently. The ministry maintains that no conflicts were declared during contract engagements and asserts compliance with necessary rules. National's spokesperson, Simeon Brown, emphasizes the need for stringent processes and continues to advocate for a wider investigation.

Ministry to review contracts it awarded to firm with links to Cabinet MP

16 Sep 2023  |  www.1news.co.nz
The Health Ministry has initiated an independent review of contracts awarded to Tātou, a consultancy linked to Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare. Public Service Commissioner Peter Hughes requested the review to ensure proper procurement processes were followed, despite declining a broader review requested by the National Party. The review follows concerns about potential conflicts of interest, as Henare's partner, Skye Kimura, was the former CEO of Tātou. The ministry maintains that no conflict of interest was declared and that contract decisions were unaffected by Kimura's relationship with Henare. The review's findings are awaited for further comment.

China Wades into Canadian Election

19 Sep 2021  |  Voice of America
The Conservative Party of Canada, led by Erin O’Toole, has taken a strong stance against China in its election platform, promising to withdraw from the Asian Infrastructure Bank, reduce reliance on China, and ban Huawei from Canada's 5G networks. This position has drawn criticism from Chinese officials and state media. Experts from Canadian universities suggest that while the Conservatives are capitalizing on negative sentiments towards China, their tough stance may soften if they win the election. The article also touches on the ongoing tensions between Canada and China, including the detention of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou and the arrest of two Canadians in China.

Canada's Most Asian City Faces Surge in Hate Crimes

17 Apr 2021  |  Voice of America
The article discusses the surge in anti-Asian hate crimes in Vancouver, Canada, where the Asian community has faced a 717 percent increase in such incidents. Clay Imoo, a Vancouver webcaster of Chinese and Japanese descent, experienced racist comments during a live show. The Vancouver Police Department reported a significant rise in hate crimes, and a survey by Insights West revealed that nearly half of the ethnic Asians in British Columbia have encountered racial remarks. The article highlights the historical presence of Asian communities in Vancouver and the recent charges against an individual for racist vandalism at the Greater Vancouver Chinese Cultural Center. Local leaders like Queenie Choo of S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and Fred Kwok of the cultural center express concern over the situation and call for systemic changes and anti-racism initiatives. The Vancouver Police Department has made reporting hate crimes easier and aims to address the issue.

Craig McCulloch

02 Jan 2018  |  KNKX Public Radio
The article discusses the Canadian government's decision to reopen its border to fully vaccinated American travelers starting on August 9. The process for entry is not straightforward and likely involves additional requirements beyond simply presenting proof of vaccination. The specifics of these requirements are not detailed in the provided text.

My coverage of the Fort McMurray fire, evacuation, government reaction and recovery. May of 2016.

From the pilot to "Dr Tomorrow: Where Science Fiction Becomes Fact" March 28th, 2000. Interview with Ananova - the world's (then) virtual newscaster.

Western Canada Blaze Contained

12 Mar 2016  |  NPR
The article reports on the efforts of firefighters who have successfully contained one of the largest wildfires out of more than 800 that are raging across western Canada. The specific fire mentioned occurred in Kelowna, British Columbia, and it resulted in the destruction of entire neighborhoods, causing over 30,000 people to evacuate their homes. The article includes a call to listen to reporter Craig McCulloch for more details on the incident.

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