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The Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews author Julie Fry

Saturday, 9 March 2019, 12:41 pm | The Nation

S imon Shepherd: Kiwis are a humble lot who don't like to draw attention to their goals or their successes. Yet that lack of open ambition may be one reason we as a country are slipping down the economic rankings. That's one of the conclusions ... More >>

The Nation: Former NZ Ambassador to China, John McKinnon

Saturday, 9 March 2019, 12:38 pm | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: Welcome back. Tension increased in the South China Sea this week after a Chinese naval ship reportedly rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat. That’s one of the areas where New Zealand agrees to disagree with China over its ... More >>

The Nation: National Party leader Simon Bridges

Saturday, 9 March 2019, 11:31 am | The Nation

Emma Jolliff: National leader Simon Bridges is adamant a capital gains tax would take thousands from people's KiwiSavers and threaten the Kiwi way of life. I began by asking him if he's simply scaremongering and muddying a sensible debate. More >>

The Nation: Emma Jolliff interviews Professor Marilyn Waring

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 12:27 pm | The Nation

Emma Jolliff: Leading economist and former National MP Professor Marilyn Waring first raised her concerns about inequality and economic measurement 30 years ago. Now, she’s detailed her criticisms of Treasury’s new framework to measure inter-generational ... More >>

The Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews PM Jacinda Ardern

Saturday, 2 March 2019, 11:47 am | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: The Prime Minister says this will be the 'year of delivery' after 'turning the ship around' last year. Yet the number of people waiting for a state house has shot up, so has the cost of hardship benefits, and Kiwibuild's missing ... More >>

The Nation: Housing Minister Phil Twyford

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 3:22 pm | The Nation

• Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says the new Housing and Urban Development Authority (HUDA) will act "in partnership" with local iwi, councils and the private sector. “We’re creating a really joined-up one-stop ... More >>

The Nation: Ecologist Mike Joy

Saturday, 24 November 2018, 12:45 pm | The Nation

• Ecologist Mike Joy says it's still unknown whether the government’s National Policy Statement on freshwater management will make a difference. “I’ve had my heart broken too many times by politicians to be caught up in the excitement. I’m ... More >>

The Nation: Shane Jones

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 2:09 pm | The Nation

• Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones said he takes responsibility for the mulching of $160,000 worth of seedlings destined for Ngati Hine Forestry Trust. He said while it was a slip up between the "advisers and the actual officials" ... More >>

The Nation: Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 1:18 pm | The Nation

• Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker says New Zealand is trying to position itself as the bridge between the United States and China. “We have a bit of a reputation for the honest broker, and it’s times like this that we should draw upon that reputation”. More >>

The Nation: Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin

Saturday, 10 November 2018, 1:40 pm | The Nation

• Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin told Newshub Nation she has been working on the proposal for 600 learning support coordinators to be placed into schools, since 2016. “And the moment I sat in the chair, I began the plan to make sure that ... More >>

The Nation: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Saturday, 3 November 2018, 2:21 pm | The Nation

• Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she still has confidence in Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway, but would not express confidence yet in immigration officials. "I'm not going to predetermine that until we get the information back. At the ... More >>

The Nation: Republican strategist, Evan Siegfried

Saturday, 3 November 2018, 12:06 pm | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: Two years after Donald Trump was elected president, voters in the US are returning to the polls - this time for the mid-term election. At stake is control of the Houses of Congress. President Trump's waded into an already heated ... More >>

The Nation: Minister of Justice Andrew Little

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 3:27 pm | The Nation

• On abortion law reform: Minister of Justice Andrew Little says women have the right to have an abortion without feeling they are committing a crime. “The whole legal framework around abortion is that it is a crime in the first instance.” He ... More >>

The Nation: Helen Clark and Ruth Dreifuss on Drug Policy

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 2:48 pm | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Emma Jolliff interviews Helen Clark and Ruth Dreifuss from the Global Commission on Drug Policy, More >>

The Nation: Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 1:48 pm | The Nation

Emma Jolliff: Dozens of infringements and hundreds of warning letters have been sent to farmers who still aren’t complying with rules around cattle movements as MPI works to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis. Under tougher penalties, they could face ... More >>

The Nation: Chris Simpson and David Collings

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 1:44 pm | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: For more on the extraordinary events of this week, I’m joined now by former National Party general manager Chris Simpson, and David Collings, chair of the Howick Local Board. Thanks for coming in gentlemen. David, first to you - ... More >>

The Nation: Tim McKinnel and Nick Chisnall

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 12:42 pm | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Emma Jolliff interviews private investigator Tim McKinnel and criminal barrister Nick Chisnall More >>

The Nation: Energy Minister Megan Woods

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 12:37 pm | The Nation

• Energy Minister Megan Woods says regulating the price of petrol is one of the options that will be considered but no decisions would be made until the Commerce Commission comes back with their market report. More >>

The Nation: mental health advocate Jazz Thornton

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 2:00 pm | The Nation

• Jazz Thornton from mental health advocacy group 'Voices of Hope' says the current mental health system is seriously under-resourced. "Unless you are very wealthy or on your deathbed there is nothing available to you. If you say 'I am feeling suicidal;' ... More >>

The Nation: Minister for Climate Change James Shaw

Saturday, 6 October 2018, 1:58 pm | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Emma Jolliff interviews Minister for Climate Change and Green Party co-leader James Shaw More >>

 

 

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