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The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Hone Harawira

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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 …

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Q+A: Tracey Martin and Sue Bradford

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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 …

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Q+A: Minister Judith Collins interviewed by Corin Dann

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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 …

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The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Simon Bridges

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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 …

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Q+A: Gareth Morgan interviewed by Corin Dann

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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 …

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The Nation: Lisa Owen and four hopeful MPs

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Lisa Owen: Come election day on September 23rd, many of our MPs will be returned to Parliament. But there will also be a whole lot of new MPs turning up in Wellington, all fresh-faced, full of optimism and energy, and this morning we have four in the studio who hope …

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The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Gerry Brownlee

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Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee says his meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week will focus on trading relations, the war on terrorism and relative positions on climate change. Despite US President Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the door has been …

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Q+A: Winston Peters on the Government’s “disastrous” budget

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Although New Zealand First voted to support the budget on Thursday night leader Winston Peters described the government’s budget as “disastrous”. Jessica Mutch: I want to start off by asking you – the budget that was delivered this week, what would you have done differently? Winston Peters: A whole lot …

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