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The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Bill English

Saturday, 9 December 2017, 12:45 pm | The Nation

Headlines: National Party leader Bill English admits that despite aiming to, his government wasn’t able to stop the increase in prison population. More >>

The Nation: Judge Andrew Becroft

Saturday, 9 December 2017, 10:50 am | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Judge Andrew Becroft Headlines: The Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft says he’s recommended to the new government that they index benefits to average wages or inflation for any household including children. ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Phil Goff

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 12:31 pm | The Nation

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says ratepayers will not pay a hosting fee for the Americas Cup regatta. But he says there is infrastructure needed for the Cup and some projects that are going to happen anyway could be brought forward. More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Andrew Little

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 11:57 am | The Nation

Justice Minister Andrew Little says the government needs to look at the way bail laws are being applied. He says there are too many people in jail that needn’t be there, and inconsistency in judges’ rulings may be a reason. More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Ricky Houghton

Saturday, 25 November 2017, 1:51 pm | The Nation

Headlines: Te Horowai Trust Chief Executive Ricky Houghton is calling for the government to incentivise companies to move to Northland. He says there should be tax breaks for any company willing to move to places like Kaitaia. Ricky Houghton says he’s ... More >>

The Nation: Shane Jones, Hone Harawira, and Shane Reti

Saturday, 25 November 2017, 1:49 pm | The Nation

Headlines: Regional Development Minister Shane Jones has given more details about how regions can get money from the regional development fund. Four areas have priority and there will be a selection panel. Only larger projects will have to go to cabinet. More >>

The Nation: Northland community panel

Saturday, 25 November 2017, 1:47 pm | The Nation

Moko Foundation founder Dr Lance O’Sullivan says the government needs to make some tough choices about legislation against tobacco and pokies, rather than relying on personal responsibility. More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Grant Bayldon

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 12:45 pm | The Nation

Headlines: Grant Bayldon, executive director of Amnesty International NZ says this country should take at least the 150 refugees we’ve offered to take from Manus Island, and we could take more. “There’s certainly potential for that. New Zealand ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jonathan Sinclair

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 12:43 pm | The Nation

British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair says New Zealand is one of London’s top three priority countries to do a free trade deal with. He says a deal could be done within a few years, but formal negotiations can’t start until Britain formally ... More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Jacinda Ardern

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 12:39 pm | The Nation

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan. More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Dr Matts Belin

Sunday, 12 November 2017, 1:13 am | The Nation

Lisa Owen: Welcome back. After years of declining, our road toll is on the way up again. 323 people have died so far this year already. Just five fewer in the whole of last year and more than in 2015. Now, Auckland council have brought a Swedish ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews David Parker

Sunday, 12 November 2017, 1:11 am | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews David Parker Headlines: Trade Minister David Parker says the TPP definitely won’t be signed at the current APEC meeting and he doesn’t know if it can be revived. But he says “it’s not completely dead ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Tracey Martin

Sunday, 12 November 2017, 1:09 am | The Nation

Minister for Children Tracey Martin says there’s a need for a permanent independent authority like the IPCA to monitor the treatment of children in state care and handle complaints. Martin says she can’t commit to an apology from the government, but ... More >>

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Derek Handley

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 12:58 pm | The Nation

Entrepreneur Derek Handley has been back in the country identifying more young people to join his Aera fellowship. The programme assigns what it calls 'socially transformative' projects to those heading overseas to study. Handley encourages young people to chase ... More >>

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Lauren Duca

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 12:56 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Lauren Duca Well, playing against type, Teen Vogue magazine has become a major voice in the anti-Trump resistance that’s been led by columnist Lauren Duca. I spoke to her from New York and asked her what exactly ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Phil Twyford

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 12:54 pm | The Nation

Housing Minister Phil Twyford says about 16,000 of the 100,000 Kiwibuild houses will be built in the first three years, leaving 84,000 to be built in the seven years after that. He says the average of 10,000 a year will be hit in the third year. More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Grant Robertson

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 12:29 pm | The Nation

Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he’s never denied the numbers are tight in Labour’s Fiscal Plan. He says the government is being ambitious and he’s optimistic about what they can do. Robertson says while he’s committed to a continued surplus, ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Katie Milne

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 10:54 am | The Nation

The regions will be big winners under the new government, but farmers have also felt under fire recently, with threats of a water tax and agriculture being brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme. More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jacinda Ardern

Saturday, 21 October 2017, 12:51 pm | The Nation

Labour leader and Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern says her government will have a range of targets similar to Better Public Service targets that will be reported on annually - these could include things like environmental measures, homelessness ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews James Shaw

Saturday, 21 October 2017, 12:44 pm | The Nation

Greens leader James Shaw says his party’s ministers will be Eugenie Sage, Julie Anne Genter, Jan Logie, and himself. Gareth Hughes will be the chief musterer and Marama Davidson the deputy musterer. He says he can’t confirm yet who will have ... More >>



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