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The Nation: Ron Mark

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 1:46 pm | The Nation

Denies any division in NZ First over the vote that saw him replace Tracey Martin as deputy leader and then a three-day wait before it was announced. “Nobody abstained, and the fact that that’s even a conversation is absolutely quite bizarre” Mark ... More >>

The Nation: Steven Joyce

Saturday, 4 July 2015, 1:44 pm | The Nation

Steven Joyce dismisses fears of a recession in the next two years, “unless we talk ourselves into it” but admits “the job isn’t done in the economy”. Will present a new foreign investment strategy to Cabinet on Monday that involves partnering with ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Matt Vickers

Sunday, 28 June 2015, 11:53 am | The Nation

Vickers says scope of select committee inquiry into assisted dying needs to be “quite tight”, focusing on adults with terminal illness “So it’s not a question of wanting to die; it’s a question of them facing their death and having a choice ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Foreign Minister Murray McCully

Sunday, 28 June 2015, 11:52 am | The Nation

On Saudi sheep deal, McCully says that the “circumstances” around New Zealand’s live export ban – including discussions between NZ government, investors and Gulf governments – gave Hamood Al-Khalaf grounds to sue New Zealand government. More >>

The Nation: Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 3:05 pm | The Nation

Jan Wright criticises state-owned Landcorp for converting forestry land to dairy farming, given the effect on the environment “Personally, I’ve not been able to understand why Crown agency is involved in such activity, because it doesn’t ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Conservative Party board member

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 2:22 pm | The Nation

John Stringer reveals he wrote to the party “about a year ago” concerned about the “awkwardness in the relationship” between Colin Craig and Press Secretary Rachel MacGregor and predicting it would “blow up in Colin’s face” during the ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Justice Minister Amy Adams

Saturday, 20 June 2015, 12:45 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen interviews Justice Minister Amy Adams and law professor Ursula Cheer about the Harmful Digital Communications Bill More >>

Interview: Public Interest Project trustee Dr Jarrod Gilbert

Saturday, 13 June 2015, 3:44 pm | The Nation

Gilbert reveals the new NZ Public Interest Project investigating mistakes in the justice system intends to look at case of Timothy Taylor, jailed for the murder of Lisa Blakie More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Tim Groser & Stephen Jacobi

Saturday, 13 June 2015, 3:42 pm | The Nation

T im Groser: Today’s vote against fast-track authority by Democrats in the United States is a “rock in the road” that puts the Trans Pacific Partnership at risk. If the House of Representatives can’t negotiate around that next week “we will ... More >>

Patrick Gower interviews David Howman

Saturday, 13 June 2015, 12:11 pm | The Nation

David Howman: Well, I guess the answer to that is there’s probably at least two issues. One is money, because if you look back 20, 25 years, there was not the amount of money in world sport that there is today. And secondly, regrettably, because of ... More >>

The Nation: Clash of the Generations debate

Saturday, 6 June 2015, 3:14 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Michelle Boag, Tau Henare and Simon Chapple debate Geoff Simmons, Asher Emanuel and Julie Anne Genter, moderated by Lisa Owen More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Generation Rent author Shamubeel Eaqub

Saturday, 6 June 2015, 1:01 pm | The Nation

Eaqub says current NZ policy is creating “housing apartheid” and “ghettoisation” as central city suburbs gentrify If house prices keep rising at the current rate, mortgage repayments will be more than the average income by 2031 “If nothing changes ... More >>

The Nation: Iwi Chairs Forum spokesman Haami Piripi

Saturday, 30 May 2015, 2:13 pm | The Nation

Haami Piripi says iwi want Government to transfer state houses to them at no cost, putting them at odds with National’s commitment to getting a “fair and reasonable” price for taxpayers. “We would argue that the market price is zero,” Piripi says, ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei

Saturday, 30 May 2015, 12:14 pm | The Nation

Turei says new male co-leader won't lead to any radical changes in direction for the party More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Northland GP Lance O'Sullivan

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 2:02 pm | The Nation

2014 New Zealander of the Years say National’s benefit increases are “a step in the right direction”, but calls on Government to do more Backs Government’s move to require beneficiaries to start working when their child turns three; “that’s ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Grant Robertson

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:54 pm | The Nation

Robertson says Labour will “definitely” look at changing the beneficiaries work obligation back to when their child turns five. More >>

Patrick Gower interviews Finance Minister Bill English:

Saturday, 23 May 2015, 12:41 pm | The Nation

Finance Minister says he doesn’t know what difference his tax on capital gains will make to housing affordability and admits it may not have an impact on Auckland house prices. More >>

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Michael Woodhouse

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 2:00 pm | The Nation

Headlines: National is looking to give extra points to immigrant investors, entrepreneurs and skilled migrants willing to settle outside of Auckland to help regional development. “That could happen in the next few months”. Although Minister is unconcerned ... More >>

On The Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews Ken Auletta

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 12:03 pm | The Nation

Intro: It's mantra was "don't be evil" and it shunned the conventional. By doing so, Google has become the world's second most valuable company. One that's been able to garner a vast trove of personal data and turn it into advertising gold. ... More >>

The Nation: Hack Attack author Nick Davies

Saturday, 9 May 2015, 1:40 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: Not many have taken on the powerful media empire of Rupert Murdoch, but Nick Davies is one of them. His book ‘Hack Attack’ details a world of crime, cover-up and phone hacking and, in fact, forced the News of the World to close down. ... More >>



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