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On The Nation: Xmas Special

Sunday, 6 December 2015, 12:42 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: Kia ora. Good morning and happy holidays, and welcome to the final Nation of 2015. I’m Lisa Owen. More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Prime Minister John Key

Saturday, 28 November 2015, 1:24 pm | The Nation

Prime Minister won’t say New Zealand is at war with Islamic State as we don’t have troops fighting them, “but some people could use those terms and would probably be appropriate in doing so”. More >>

Lisa Owen talks to US Ambassador Mark Gilbert

Saturday, 28 November 2015, 1:20 pm | The Nation

US ambassador says he “would like” the United States to send a ship to naval celebrations in New Zealand next year, but “we will always stay with our ‘neither confirm nor deny’ [nuclear] policy”. Denies that sending a vessel under NZ’s ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Police Commissioner Mike Bush

Saturday, 28 November 2015, 1:18 pm | The Nation

Police Commissioner admits officers suffer from “unconscious bias” and have been biased in how they deal with Maori offenders, but denies racism in the force. “You are acknowledging the fact that when it came to making subjective decisions ... More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Simon Upton

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 11:40 am | The Nation

“New Zealand is like every other country in the world, and that is, it's doing something but it's not doing enough. It's going to have to increase its game here.” Tim Groser’s argument that NZ’s target is “fair and ambitious” because we ... More >>

The Nation: ISIS: A History

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 11:34 am | The Nation

Lisa Owen interviews 'ISIS: A History' author and London School of Economics professor Fawaz Gerges More >>

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Marama Fox

Saturday, 14 November 2015, 5:10 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: Good morning, Mrs Fox. You heard there the senator, who is clearly disbelieving that Kiwis are in detention centres for anything other than the worst of crimes. What did you make of his comments? More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Wealth and New Zealand author

Saturday, 7 November 2015, 6:04 pm | The Nation

Rashbrooke says wealthiest 1%, about 34,000 adults in NZ, have average wealth of $4.5 million each Wealthiest 10% of New Zealanders own half of all the assets, while half of the country has just 4% of the wealth. Says NZ is unusual in not taxing wealth. ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Jon Ronson

Saturday, 7 November 2015, 6:02 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: It's a phenomenon of the digital age.. online-shaming. But what happens after the flurry of outraged tweets and posts sweeps through cyberspace? Award-winning writer and documentary maker Jon Ronson spent three years travelling the world to ... More >>

Patrick Gower interviews Labour's Grant Robertson

Saturday, 7 November 2015, 5:50 pm | The Nation

Robertson backs away from Labour’s 2014 Variable Savings Rate policy to influence monetary policy, admitting it’s a “complicated policy” and he can’t commit to it. Says 45% of jobs in NZ may be gone in 10-15 years and praises a Denmark-style ... More >>

Patrick Gower interviews Labour leader Andrew Little

Saturday, 7 November 2015, 5:49 pm | The Nation

Little says a Labour government won’t bring in a capital gains tax in its first term. “We won’t introduce it in our first term, and we won’t introduce any change that significant to the tax system, any material change to the tax system, ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Nick Smith

Sunday, 1 November 2015, 12:24 pm | The Nation

On The Nation:Lisa Owen interviews Environment & Housing Minister Nick Smith Environment Minister says he’s purposefully ‘keeping the door open’ to more genetically modified organism (GMO) releases and “we are not ruling out making ... More >>

Lisa Owen Interviews Metropolitan Mayors

Saturday, 31 October 2015, 10:24 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen talks to Auckland Mayor Len Brown, Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown & Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel More >>

Lisa Owen talks to Russel Norman

Saturday, 31 October 2015, 6:48 pm | The Nation

Norman says he’s told Labour Party it was a “mistake” to roll David Shearer as leader. “I think it could well have changed the course of the election. I do believe that. I think they made a mistake.” Says Labour’s problems in the lead-up ... More >>

Patrick Gower interviews Health Minister Jonathan Coleman

Saturday, 24 October 2015, 5:46 pm | The Nation

Minister doesn’t know what’s happened to the estimated 160,000 patients who failed to get a specialist appointment after being referred by their GP but is now trying to find out Major work underway to count and understand what’s happened ... More >>

The Nation 24/10/15: Obesity, Afghanistan, Little

Friday, 23 October 2015, 4:33 pm | The Nation

Patrick Gower sits down with the Health Minister Jonathan Coleman to talk about whether his new obesity plan is ambitious enough, what’s happening to tens of thousands of patients who aren’t getting to see specialists, and whether National is really ... More >>

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Sir Jim McLay

Sunday, 18 October 2015, 12:19 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen interviews NZ's Representative to the Palestinian Authority Sir Jim McLayMore >>

Lisa Owen interviews Labour MP Kelvin Davis

Sunday, 18 October 2015, 12:12 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: And one of Little’s men, Corrections spokesman Kelvin Davis, is on his own journey to visit New Zealanders held in a detention centre on Christmas Island, which is now called the Kiwi Alcatraz. 3News political reporter Brook Sabin is travelling ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Chief Ombudsman Dame Beverley Wakem

Sunday, 18 October 2015, 12:09 pm | The Nation

Prime Minister’s attitude to the Official Information Act is “cavalier” and shows “a disregard for the law”, says Ombudsman, though she admits she hasn’t spoken to him about it Says she does not think the OIA has become more politicised, ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Trade Minister Tim Groser

Sunday, 11 October 2015, 9:50 am | The Nation

Groser says TPP would “in principle” still allow any future NZ government to introduce a capital gains tax or stamp duty on foreign property buyers “I guess, if you wanted to drive foreigners away and send a message to the world New Zealand’s ... More >>



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