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The Nation: Dr Chris Wilson and Aliya Danzeisen

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 3:32 pm | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews conflict & terrorism expert Dr Chris Wilson and Muslim community leader Aliya Danzeisen More >>

The Nation: Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 3:30 pm | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: Roads, schools, hospitals, prisons, the building blocks that keep society functioning. And we don't have enough. It's called the infrastructure deficit and will be the focus of a major conference this coming week. The man charged with ... More >>

The Nation: Education Minister Chris Hipkins

Saturday, 3 August 2019, 3:06 pm | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: He’s described it as a new dawn for vocational training. One mega polytech to educate them all. So what does it mean for regional polytechs, and how will it affect the apprenticeships? Education Minister Chris Hipkins joins me now. ... More >>

The Nation: Marama Davidson and James Shaw

Saturday, 3 August 2019, 3:04 pm | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: The Green Party is holding its annual conference this weekend, and both co-leaders, Marama Davidson and James Shaw, join me now from Dunedin. Welcome to you both this morning. James, could I ask you first – what’s the core thing ... More >>

The Nation: National Health Spokesman Michael Woodhouse

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 1:23 pm | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: The National Party proposed its own medicinal cannabis scheme last year. Its Health Spokesperson, Michael Woodhouse, says it shouldn’t have been ignored. So I began by asking him what his problem is with the government’s proposed regime. More >>

The Nation: Professor Michael Barnes

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 1:21 pm | The Nation

Countries around the world are also dealing with medicinal cannabis. Britain legalised it last year, but the uptake has been slow. Neurologist Professor Mike Barnes wrote the report that convinced UK lawmakers it was a good idea. He's coming here soon ... More >>

The Nation: Green MP Chloe Swarbrick

Saturday, 13 July 2019, 1:18 pm | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: Green MP Chloe Swarbrick’s name has become synonymous with drug reform, so following years of campaigning for safe, public access to medicinal cannabis, what does she think of the government’s new plan? Well, Chloe Swarbrick joins me ... More >>

The Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews Sir Julian King

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 11:29 am | The Nation

The European Commissioner for Security, Sir Julian King, was in New Zealand this week. His mission - to urge New Zealand to collaborate more on cyber security. I asked him about lessons learned during the recent European elections. More >>

The Nation: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 11:25 am | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: This week's reshuffle comes as the Prime Minister passes the halfway mark in her first term. She came to power promising transformation, and 100,000 houses. I asked her whether she's achieved as much as she thought she would have by now. More >>

The Nation: Judith Collins

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 11:02 am | The Nation

Welcome back to our new series The Pitch, in which a member of the opposition sells their ideas in just five minutes. Fresh meat for Judith Collins this week with Megan Woods just 48 hours into her new role as Housing Minister. Given the chance how would ... More >>

The Nation: Canadian euthanasia practitioner Stefanie Green

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 12:33 pm | The Nation

The euthanasia debate is progressing, with the End of Life Choice Bill expected to have its second reading in Parliament on Wednesday. A similar bill was passed in Canada in 2016 - and it's estimated about 8000 people have had a medically assisted ... More >>

The Nation: Euthanasia advocate Dave Mullan

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 12:04 pm | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: On the other side of the debate is Dave Mullan, a former Methodist preacher who has been living with prostate cancer for 18 years. Medication to stop the spread is no longer working. So he wants the right to choose when his life ends. More >>

The Nation: Anti-euthanasia advocate Vicki Walsh

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 11:44 am | The Nation

Anti-euthanasia advocates are planning to go to Parliament this week for the second reading of the End of Life Choice Bill. One will be Vicki Walsh, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer almost eight years ago and has so far defied the predictions. ... More >>

The Nation: Washington Post's Senior Political Correspondent

Saturday, 22 June 2019, 11:26 am | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews The Washington Post's Senior Political Correspondent Jenna Johnson More >>

The Nation: National list MP Alfred Ngaro

Saturday, 25 May 2019, 12:04 pm | The Nation

The launch of new political party Coalition NZ came on Thursday following months of speculation. Controversial church leader Hannah Tamaki will lead the party. She said it will not be a Christian Party, but it will be built on strong family values. ... More >>

The Nation: Privacy Commissioner John Edwards

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:50 pm | The Nation

Jolliff: The Privacy Commissioner says MSD’s powers to investigate have been taken too far. I asked him how serious the breaches have been. More >>

The Nation: Minister for Children Tracey Martin

Saturday, 18 May 2019, 12:43 pm | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: Minister for Children Tracey Martin, Thanks for your time this morning. So, we’ve seen this jump in the number of newborn Maori babies being taken from their parents in the last three years. Is that because it’s a directive from Oranga ... More >>

The Nation: Justice Minister Andrew Little

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 1:47 pm | The Nation

Emma Jolliff: The plan to re-enter Pike River mine was put on hold this week by Justice Minister Andrew Little, due to safety concerns. So when will the mine be safe to enter? Pike River Re-entry Minister Andrew Little has been on the West Coast ... More >>

The Nation: Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 1:44 pm | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: Eleven months after the Government asked a 11 strong panel to overhaul the welfare system, findings have been released this week. Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni joins me now. Thank you for your time this morning. The report says ... More >>

The Nation: Kris Faafoi

Saturday, 27 April 2019, 2:00 pm | The Nation

On Newshub Nation Simon Shepherd interviews Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi: More >>

 

 

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