Q+AOn Q+A this week

1. The Government is in negotiations with iwi leaders over water rights – what do Maori really want? Michael Parkin interviews Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell. 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 »

Simon DallowSimon Dallow will fill-in as host of Q&A 2015 while Susan Wood is away from work.

“I’m looking forward to keeping the seat warm and I hope to make Susan proud,” Dallow says. Continue reading »

Susan Wood


Rachel Smalley interviews new Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett. The government is planning major changes for Social Housing … but do the plans also include the end of Housing NZ?

Susan Wood with the New Zealand doctor who is heading to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola epidemic … how fearful should Kiwis be?

And from Chicago, rugby fan and Saatchi & Saatchi Global CEO Kevin Roberts on how the All Blacks are taking on America.

Our panel: Dr Jennifer Curtin, Tau Henare and Campbell Roberts.


Is your job future proof? The way we work is rapidly changing but is New Zealand keeping up? Are we producing the right kind of skilled workers? Should we be worried that our universities are slipping down the global rankings? Political Editor Corin Dann asks the Minister in charge, Steven Joyce.

Also, Susan Wood asks Kiwi tech entrepreneur Derek Handley about his vision for a new way to do business plus his forecast for the next mega trend.

And reporter Roihana Nuri reports from the Labour stronghold of South Auckland – what kind of leader do they want?

Our panel: Dr Claire Robinson, Matthew Hooton and Robert Reid.

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


We look at what role New Zealand might play in the US-led effort against Islamic State. Deputy Political Editor Michael Parkin interviews Prime Minister John Key about this critical decision, plus what National has in store on the domestic front.

The Government’s signalled it wants to bring in tougher laws for New Zealanders who become foreign fighters. Susan Wood interviews David Malet, a senior lecturer in International Relations at the University of Melbourne and author of Foreign Fighters. Continue reading »


Deputy political editor Michael Parkin talks to Hone Harawira and Andrew Little about their political futures in the wake of the special vote results.

With international dairy prices on the decline, Susan Wood interviews Federated Farmers West Coast provincial president Katie Milne about what it means for farmers, and the economy. Continue reading »


The 2014 General Election is fast-approaching and ONE News will lead be leading the way with coverage. ONE News was the most-watched programme in New Zealand in August, with an average audience of over 700,000 viewers aged 5+.

The first ONE News Leaders Debate was the second most watched show in August (on Thursday 28th), viewed by an average audience of 643,000 viewers aged 5+. In the 25-54 demographic it had 223,300 viewers (27% share).

The ONE News Multi-Party Leaders Debate on Friday 5 September attracted an average audience of 483,000 viewers (5+). In the 25-54 demographic it reached an audience of 151,600 people (21% share). Both debates were the most watched shows during their time zones amongst the 5+ demographic. Continue reading »


With just days of campaigning left before the election, the leaders of the three main political parties pitch for your vote.

Political Editor Corin Dann interviews National Party leader John Key and Labour Party leader David Cunliffe. Continue reading »