TV Highlights

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On The Nation this weekend…. The fallout from what’s being dubbed the first grenade of the campaign. We’ll talk to Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager and WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater, and discuss the state of New Zealand politics with former Labour leader Phil Goff and Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei. Continue reading »

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The results of our Q+A Colmar Brunton snap poll in the Epsom Electorate – who’s taken the lead? Do voters like the deal between National and ACT?

For the first time, all the leading candidates for Epsom line up for a debate, hosted by Rachel Smalley – National’s Paul Goldsmith, ACT’s David Seymour, Labour’s Michael Wood, Green’s Julie Anne Genter and Conservative’s Christine Rankin. Continue reading »

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On The Nation this weekend…. the first multi-party debate of the election campaign, featuring the leaders of all six smaller parties represented in the last Parliament.

Metiria Turei (Green Party), Winston Peters (New Zealand First), Peter Dunne (United Future), Te Ururoa Flavell (Maori Party), Jamie Whyte (ACT), and Hone Harawira (Mana Party) will join host Lisa Owen to debate the decisive issues of the campaign, including foreign ownership, housing, and unemployment. And then there’s the deals – who’s in, who’s out, and can they all get along? Continue reading »

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Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully on the conflict in Gaza, our bid for a UN Security Council seat, and the latest on the Malaysian diplomat case. He’s interviewed by Deputy Political Editor Michael Parkin.

Michael also talks to Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson and former UN worker, David Shearer.

Susan Wood quizzes Professor Paul Dalziel on wellbeing economics – a new way to measure success and quality of life.

Our panel this week: Dr Claire Robinson, David Farrar and Robert Reid.

Q+A screens at 9:00am Sunday on TV One

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On The Nation this weekend…. How can we make New Zealand richer? Are cows and roads the answer, or does the path to wealth lie in the garages of our small time entrepreneurs? How do we grow the regions and where will the jobs come from? Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Labour’s spokesperson Grant Robertson go head to head with their visions for the country’s future.

As the final sitting of the 50th Parliament comes to an end, Torben Akel takes a look back at the highs and lows of the term and Lucy Warhurst talks to the image consultants and branding experts about how the parties are looking as they enter the campaign. Hashtags and red scarves anyone? Continue reading »

Sky’s CEO believes that people want to watch Sport live as their reasoning as to why they won’t include sport on their upcoming streaming service. Unfortunately for them, legitimate services like the one below already do and all you need to do to watch it is use a VPN or Hola set to one of the countries listed on the NRL website.

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Political Editor Corin Dann interviews Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee. Is there enough love for public transport? Are we spending too much on roads?

Xero boss Rod Drury tells Susan Wood what kind of political policies he’d like to see this election. Could NZ become a South Pacific Silicon Valley? Continue reading »

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On The Nation this weekend…. With the Maori seats primed to play a pivotal role this election, Torben Akel reports from the key battlegrounds and meets the top contenders. Then the Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell and Mana Party leader Hone Harawira will face off in their first ever television debate. They’ll discuss coalition deals and how to best bring about real gains for Maori. Continue reading »

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Deputy Political Editor Michael Parkin interviews Winston Peters. New Zealand First is celebrating its 21st anniversary at its annual conference this weekend – will they be celebrating on election night?

We have the latest on the Malaysian jet shot down over the Ukraine with an expert on the region, Nicholas Ross Smith, from Auckland University. He’ll be interviewed by Susan Wood. Continue reading »

Sky’s CEO believes that people want to watch Sport live as their reasoning as to why they won’t include sport on their upcoming streaming service. Unfortunately for them, legitimate services like the one below already do and all you need to do to watch it is use a VPN or Hola set to one of the countries listed on the NRL website.