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Lisa Owen talks to CTU president Helen Kelly

Saturday, 10 October 2015, 1:26 pm | The Nation

Kelly says she has taken cannabis oil for cancer pain relief and plans to seek Government permission to access it legally “I’m actually going to write to Peter Dunne, who’s got permission to give me cannabis oil, and I’m going to ask him to do ... More >>

Patrick Gower interviews GCSB acting director Una Jagose

Monday, 5 October 2015, 10:32 am | The Nation

Jagose says GCSB doesn’t focus on who is responsible for cyber attacks on NZ companies & government departments but on protecting networks and systems instead. More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Richard Dawkins

Monday, 5 October 2015, 10:17 am | The Nation

Lisa Owen: You're back with The Nation. Well, world-famous scientist Richard Dawkins is no stranger to controversy. The evolutionary biologist shot to fame with his book The Selfish Gene and cemented his reputation as a strident atheist with another best-seller, ... More >>

PM John Key: TPP, Aussie Deportations, Syria

Monday, 5 October 2015, 9:19 am | The Nation

Key says Australia will back down on its policy of deporting Kiwis sentenced to at least a year in prison: “I don’t actually think the Australian position’s sustainable over the very long term”. More >>

The Nation 3/10/15: Key at the UN, GCSB, Richard Dawkins

Friday, 2 October 2015, 5:27 pm | The Nation

Prime Minister John Key’s been on the world stage at the United Nations General Assembly, but what’s been achieved? 3News political reporter Tova O’Brien talks to him in New York about the TPP, the big powers facing off over Syria, and New Zealanders ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Madam Fu Ying

Saturday, 26 September 2015, 3:39 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen interviews Madam Fu Ying, the foreign affairs committee chair of China’s National People’s Congress Says Chinese Ambassador has told her “more and more” Chinese companies are interested in investing here as NZ has “consistent policy” ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Social Development Minister Anne Tolley

Saturday, 26 September 2015, 3:37 pm | The Nation

Tolley says NZ needs “a lot more” caregivers and "definitely looking” at paying and supporting them more; reveals plans for a new 'A team' of caregivers for the most troubled kids. “We’d be looking for some people with some extra ... More >>

The Nation: CYF; chair of China’s Foreign Affairs committee

Friday, 25 September 2015, 5:24 pm | The Nation

Another damning report of Child, Youth and Family this week, so what happens next? We talk to Social Development Minister Anne Tolley about her plans to overhaul the organisation and whether that means more funding or just a moving of deckchairs. More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Green Party co-leader James Shaw

Saturday, 19 September 2015, 8:13 pm | The Nation

Shaw says the Greens haven’t spoken to Labour yet about a joined-up policy presentation, but will “float” it because it’s important for voters to see what an alternative government will look like Owen: So it is something you’d like to achieve? Shaw: ... More >>

Patrick Gower interviews Labour leader Andrew Little

Saturday, 19 September 2015, 8:12 pm | The Nation

Little says New Zealanders tiring of focus group-driven politics and a “transactional” government; voters are looking for “value-driven leadership” More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Steven Joyce

Saturday, 19 September 2015, 7:55 pm | The Nation

Joyce says National’s biggest disappointments this term are Northland by-election loss and failure to push through RMA reform; proudest moments include “good achievements in the economy”, Korean free trade deal, raising benefits and free healthcare for ... More >>

Patrick Gower interviews NZ First leader Winston Peters

Saturday, 19 September 2015, 7:54 pm | The Nation

Says there’s precedent for a Prime Minister coming from a second biggest party in a coalition, in 1932 More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Mike Berridge

Saturday, 12 September 2015, 2:29 pm | The Nation

Leading NZ scientist says “we’ve certainly gone too far” with our cleanliness obsession and science has proved that it’s causing higher allergy and asthma rates More >>

Lisa Owen interviews incoming Green MP Marama Davidson

Saturday, 12 September 2015, 2:24 pm | The Nation

New Green MP wants to improve party’s connection with Maori, saying it traditionally hasn’t had a strong presence in Maori communities Wants “every decision we make” to “put children front and centre”. Opposed to any new mining, but says transition ... More >>

Patrick Gower interviews All Blacks coach Steve Hansen

Saturday, 12 September 2015, 2:22 pm | The Nation

Patrick Gower: Steve Hansen, thank you for joining us. Steve Hansen: A pleasure. The All Blacks – a great team, a great history, a great heritage. I want to ask you first what, in your opinion, makes the All Blacks the All Blacks? Well, a lot ... More >>

Nation Bites: Refugee Crisis & Quota, Devoy, With Hungary & Geneva Interviews

Saturday, 5 September 2015, 8:26 pm | The Nation

UNHCR says New Zealand's agreed to take 100 Syrian refugees UNHCR says NZ has agreed to take 100 Syrian refugees, but the NZ Prime Minister's office is refusing to confirm or deny. The Nation: Sat 9.30am/Sun 10am TV3 & Sat 7pm RadioLive. Or see us online ... More >>

Interview with Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy

Saturday, 5 September 2015, 5:37 pm | The Nation

Race Relations Commissioner makes new call for immediate one-off intake of refugees to NZ and a doubling of our quota in five years More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Red Cross spokesman Stephen Ryan

Saturday, 5 September 2015, 5:35 pm | The Nation

Ryan says it’s mostly family groups of refugees who have started walking across Hungary to try to reach Austria “I think it’s the type of situation that can only haunt you. If you see scenes like this, and especially if you’re a parent, ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery

Saturday, 5 September 2015, 11:39 am | The Nation

UNHCR spokesperson in Geneva Ariane Rummery says NZ plans to take extra Syrian refugees on top of existing quota. More >>

This weekend on The Nation...

Saturday, 5 September 2015, 10:32 am | The Nation

As the world faces the worst refugee crisis since World War Two we ask if New Zealand is doing enough. We’ll speak to the Red Cross’ Stephen Ryan from Hungary, the frontline of the crisis in Europe. And then we’ll cross to the UNHCR in Geneva ... More >>



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