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Q+A: Metiria Turei interviewed by Jessica Mutch

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 An emotional Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has broken down on TVNZ 1’s Q+A programme recalling the time she illegally claimed benefits as a solo mum in the early 1990s. Speaking to Jessica Mutch, Ms Turei said she was facing significant hardship when she claimed extra welfare money. “I had …

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The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Judith Collins

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Revenue Minister Judith Collins says she has asked for advice on whether corporate charities should pay tax, after concerns were raised. But she says it’s not a top priority for her at the moment. Collins says multinationals paying tax is a more important issue. In order to recoup that tax, …

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The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jacinda Ardern

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Labour’s deputy leader Jacinda Adern says her ideal job would be Minister for Children in a Labour-led government. She won’t say whether she would take over as leader if Andrew Little didn’t make it in to Parliament at the election. “Andrew Little is taking us to the election for victory. …

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Q+A: Corin Dann interviews NZ First leader Winston Peters

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.@winstonpeters bottom lines… so far. pic.twitter.com/c7YIK0MCaI — Tim McCready 🇳🇿 (@Tim_McCready) July 16, 2017 CORIN Winston Peters has been on a two-week regional tour, finishing with the New Zealand First AGM and convention in Manukau this weekend. Mr Peters joins us from there. Good morning to you, Mr Peters. WINSTON …

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The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Metiria Turei

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Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei denies reports that the party caucus discussed forcing a second 2017 election if it isn’t happy with the result. MP Barry Coates was quoted as saying that, but Turei says it was never brought up. Ms Turei says she did discuss with caucus the strategy …

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The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews new political candidates

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Lisa Owen: When Parliament sits for the first time after the election in September, there’ll be a raft of new faces on the backbenches, and some of them are with me now in the studio — National’s Erica Stanford, Priyanca Radhakrishnan of Labour, the Green Party’s Jack McDonald and Brooke …

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Q+A: Metiria Turei interviewed by Jessica Mutch

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Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei is not ruling out working with New Zealand First if her party is in a position with Labour to form a government after the September 23 election. Speaking on TVNZ’s Q+A this morning, Ms Turei told Jessica Mutch that although she found leader Winston Peters’ …

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The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Shane Jones

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Despite ruling out working with the Greens when he was last in parliament, Shane Jones now says with Russel Norman gone, he could. He says he looks forward to debating Metiria Turei. Jones says Hone Harawira should “park up” his idea of executing Chinese drug suppliers, but he has his …

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The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Bill English

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Prime Minister Bill English now says there’s no evidence that his MP Todd Barclay actually did make recordings of his colleague, Glenys Dickson. English says he’s satisfied that the issue has been handled as well as it could. He says no one comes out of it looking good, but he …

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Q+A: Andrew Little interviewed by Jessica Mutch

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Labour leader Andrew Little told Jessica Mutch the marae had not deserved the criticism. “That is a good marae. It is well set up. It’s got good facilities. It’s got fantastic leadership,” Mr Little said. He said he had not spoken to former Labour Auckland head Matt McCarten, who organised …

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