TV Highlights

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Shortland Street
welcomes a new heartbreaker this week on TV2.

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Hot on the heels of the lady in the black coat, detectives Nicole (Sally Martin) and Vinnie (Pua Magasiva) finally get the upper hand in their quest for the truth, this week on Shortland Street.

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Pania gets political this week on Shortland Street. Manipulative Pania Stevens (Bree Peters) is only just starting to show her true colours.

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Q+A1. The Reserve Bank wants a bigger deposit from Auckland property investors. If that doesn’t work, what’s next? From London, HSBC bank economist Liz Martins talks about what the Bank of England has done to cool the UK’s housing market and the impact it’s had there.

2. NZ First Winston Peters and Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei talk housing and the upcoming budget with Political Editor Corin Dann. The Greens will tell us about a new policy too. Continue reading »

Q+A1. Labour leader Andrew Little returns from his trip to the UK on Sunday where he met UK Labour leader Ed Miliband and French economist Thomas Piketty. Heather du Plessis-Allan asks him what he learnt that might grow Labour’s support here?

2. Heather also interviews National MP Judith Collins about her future in politics. Continue reading »

Needing some ideas about what to watch on television tonight? Here are our thoughts from tonight’s TV Guide on what we think might be worth checking out this evening along with this suggestion from Lightbox.
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Q+APolitical Editor Corin Dann has an extended interview with Prime Minister John Key on our troops in Iraq, security at home, trade with Saudi Arabia – plus the fallout from hair pulling.

Why is NZ sending troops to Iraq? We have the results of a ONE News Colmar Brunton poll which asks New Zealanders what they think. Continue reading »

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This week Sunday returns to an hour timeslot, with a revealing investigation into the secret world of Gloriavale – an isolated religious community on the South Island’s west coast.

Two families who have recently fled Gloriavale speak candidly about their experience.

The outside world, they were told, was full of evil but what they found shocked them. Continue reading »

Q+A1. No parity parties this week, but analysts say it’s only a matter of time. How far can our ‘rock star’ economy go? Simon Dallow asks Paul Bloxham, HSBC chief economist for Australia and New Zealand.

2. Heather du Plessis-Allan interviews Charles Montgomery, author of Happy City, about whether urban design is the key to happiness. He says modern, sprawling, car-dependent cities are making us miserable. Continue reading »

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