Monday , February 26 2018
Informed Influential Indispensable |


The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews new political candidates


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 …

Read More »

Q+A: Metiria Turei interviewed by Jessica Mutch


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’ …

Read More »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Shane Jones


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 …

Read More »

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Bill English


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 …

Read More »

Q+A: Andrew Little interviewed by Jessica Mutch


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 …

Read More »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Hone Harawira


Mana Party Hone Harawira has raised the idea of executing Chinese drug dealers, imprisoning them for life or deporting them, as a response to the methamphetamine problem in his area. “We can pass a law to say any Chinese that brings meth or precursors into this country is either going …

Read More »

Q+A: Tracey Martin and Sue Bradford


NZ First MP Tracey Martin told TVNZ’s Q+A programme that the law change has had a “chilling effect” on NZ parents including herself. “Well, we’ve always argued, for 25 years, around binding a referenda on issues like this, where our citizens need to speak. We have a representative democracy. 113 temporarily …

Read More »

Q+A: Minister Judith Collins interviewed by Corin Dann


Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins told Q+A there’s a 1-4% chance that people will be asked to make some voluntary reductions in electricity usage. Judith Collins was speaking to Corin Dann about low lake levels and the impact this might have on power bills. ‘And if that happens, retailers …

Read More »

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Simon Bridges


Transport minister Simon Bridges says the Cost Benefit Ratio for Auckland’s East West Link is 1.9. He says he doesn’t have an up to date CBR for the rail alternative, but the road option is going ahead. Bridges won’t be drawn on whether Auckland Council should sell off assets to …

Read More »

Q+A: Gareth Morgan interviewed by Corin Dann


Philanthropist turned political party founder Gareth Morgan is pledging a million dollars of his own money to charities in exchange for the contact details of potential voters. Speaking on TVNZ’s Q+A programme this morning, Mr Morgan told Corin Dann the donations would be made instead of spending on pre-election advertising …

Read More »