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On The Nation this weekend - Final show of 2014

Friday, 12 December 2014, 12:01 pm | The Nation

This weekend, join hosts Lisa Owen and Paddy Gower to celebrate the weird and wonderful year that was, and look ahead to the delights 2015 could bring. More >>

The Nation: Philippa Howden-Chapman & Jess & Jason Holdway

Saturday, 6 December 2014, 1:10 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: Well, child poverty has never been far from the headlines this year, and it's an issue we've talked about a lot on this programme. Just this week, the Children's Commissioner's annual poverty monitor showed that about a quarter of children ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews NZ First leader Winston Peters

Saturday, 6 December 2014, 1:08 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: Well, Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens have all this week renewed their calls for foreign-buyer restrictions. So I'm joined now by New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters. Mr Peters, Juwai is predicting, as you heard there, 15% to ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Climate Change Minister Tim Groser

Saturday, 6 December 2014, 12:59 pm | The Nation

NZ Government won’t settle on new emissions targets until the middle of next year, but “we will certainly push forward the envelope” More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Juwai CEO Simon Henry

Saturday, 6 December 2014, 12:58 pm | The Nation

Henry expects 15-20% growth in property sales to Chinese buyers in 2015/16, saying “the Chinese have only just started to look at the world as an emerging opportunity” More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Glenn Inquiry chair Bill Wilson

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 12:41 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: Family violence in this country has been described as the slow-burning disaster. It accounts for half of homicides and takes a third of police resources. The Glenn Inquiry's final blueprint was released on Friday, calling for a designated ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Finance Minister Bill English

Saturday, 29 November 2014, 11:22 am | The Nation

He’s still “confident” the Government will make its forecast surplus in the 2014/15 year although dairy prices have dropped “further and faster than expected” More >>

Patrick Gower interviews Laila Harre

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 2:55 pm | The Nation

Patrick Gower interviews Laila Harre Headlines: Laila Harre to quit as Internet Party leader by Christmas when the party has completed its review, but would love to return to parliament Says party considering options for its future including winding ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Labour leader Andrew Little

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 2:50 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen interviews Labour leader Andrew Little Headlines: Andrew Little says the shape of his front-bench for the 2017 election may not be clear until the end of next year Indicates next week’s appointments may be temporary: “So I may play ... More >>

Patrick Gower interviews Prime Minister John Key

Sunday, 16 November 2014, 2:20 pm | The Nation

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On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Chris Finlayson

Saturday, 15 November 2014, 12:42 pm | The Nation

Admits some of those on the Government’s watch-list may be nothing more than “juvenile fantasists”, while others are alienated from society or have chip on their shoulder More >>

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews David Kilcullen

Saturday, 15 November 2014, 11:23 am | The Nation

If NZ decides deploy military to train Iraqi forces to combat IS, the military effort could take years and being ‘behind the wire’ doesn’t mean they’ll be safe More >>

Lisa Owen hosts a Labour leadership debate

Saturday, 8 November 2014, 7:21 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen hosts a Labour leadership debate with Andrew Little, Nanaia Mahuta, David Parker and Grant Robertson at the Clarence St Theatre in Hamilton More >>

Patrick Gower interviews Social Housing Minister

Saturday, 1 November 2014, 6:13 pm | The Nation

Bennett says National could sell off “thousands” of state houses but Housing NZ will still be the “dominant force” in providing social housing in NZ. More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Mike Moore & Chris Liddell

Saturday, 1 November 2014, 6:10 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen interviews NZ Ambassador to the US Mike Moore and corporate high-flyer Chris Liddell about the US midterm elections. More >>

Lisa Owen Interviews Tribal Huk Leader Jamie Pink

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 1:07 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen Interviews Tribal Huk Leader Jamie Pink, Whose Gang is Making 500 Sandwiches a Day for Hungry Kids in the Waikato More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings

Saturday, 25 October 2014, 12:51 pm | The Nation

Fonterra boss worried about the spread of Ebola in West Africa and potential “big consequences” for the company, saying “it doesn’t feel to me like that it is under control at the moment” More >>

On The Nation this weekend

Friday, 24 October 2014, 4:00 pm | The Nation

This weekend on The Nation… with dairy prices falling, China growing its agriculture sector, and the environmental costs piling up, we ask the Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings if New Zealand is too dependent on milk powder and if we’ve almost ... More >>

The Nation: RSA President BJ Clark & Ian Taylor, New NZ Flag

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 2:38 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen interviews RSA President BJ Clark and tech innovator Ian Taylor about changing the NZ flag More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Foreign Minister Murray McCully

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 2:35 pm | The Nation

Murray McCully says New Zealanders can expect a 5-10 year engagement against Islamic State if we join military action in Iraq and the government will take that “very carefully into account” More >>



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