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We're Newshub's politics and current affairs show. Catch us at 9.30am Saturday or 10.00am Sunday. Made with support from New Zealand on Air.

    Newshub Nation: November 30, 2019

    Newshub Nation: November 30, 2019

    From the Labour Party Conference, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern fronts on the highs and lows of 2019.

    Our suicide rate is almost double our road toll, and double again for Māori - we ask the head of the newly-opened suicide prevention office what she’ll do to reduce it.

    And will New Zealand be slammed at the UN next week for its handling of child torture allegations at Lake Alice? Mike Wesley-Smith on his three-year investigation.

    Plus, Backstory: over a glass of wine in Martinborough we hear Children’s Minister Tracey Martin’s personal history.

    And we are joined by the panel: Political commentator Bryce Edwards, Brigitte Morten from Franks Ogilvie and AUT Senior Lecturer Ella Henry.

    • 49 min
    Newshub Nation: November 23, 2019

    Newshub Nation: November 23, 2019

    On Newshub Nation:

    Jami-Lee Ross on the murky world of political donations and electoral reform.

    And the government champions its welfare reforms, but are they really fixing child poverty? We ask the Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni.

    Outgoing Green MP Gareth Hughes reflects on 10 years in politics.

    In The Pitch, Louise Upston gets five minutes to convince you she’d do a better job than Carmel Sepuloni as Social Development Minister.

    And on The Panel, we are joined by NZ Herald Political Reporter Jason Walls, public relations expert and former National Party President Michele Boag, and Professor Innes Asher from Child Poverty Action Group.

    • 48 min
    Newshub Nation: November 16, 2019

    Newshub Nation: November 16, 2019

    On Newshub Nation:

    The euthanasia bill passed its third reading in Parliament this week. David Seymour reveals the next law change in his sights.

    Will the government disestablish RNZ and TVNZ and create a new public media entity? We discuss the future of broadcasting with media experts.

    And Canada’s most controversial feminist Meghan Murphy on why she thinks transgender women are not women.

    Plus, on The Pitch Scott Simpson gets five minutes to convince you he would be a better Climate Change Minister than James Shaw.

    And we are joined by our panel: Political Commentator Shane Te Pou, Newsroom’s Dileepa Fonseka and Trish Sherson from Sherson Willis PR.

    • 54 min
    Newshub Nation: October 19, 2019

    Newshub Nation: October 19, 2019

    Green MP Golriz Ghahraman tells us what's wrong with Andrew Little's foreign fighter law.

    We cross live to the New Zealand First Conference.

    And we ask incoming Wellington mayor Andy Foster how he will win over a divided city.

    Plus, On the countdown to Canada’s election, we interview correspondent Laura McQuillan live from the CBC newsroom in Toronto.

    In backstory, we meet the former butcher MP who overcame cancer.

    And we are joined by our panel: Political commentator Brigitte Morten, NZ Herald Senior Writer Simon Wilson and AUT Senior Lecturer Ella Henry.

    • 44 min
    Newshub Nation: October 12, 2019

    Newshub Nation: October 12, 2019

    Today on Newshub Nation...We ask Sir Roger Douglas and Susan St John how much of the $7.5 billion dollar surplus is just clever accounting - and where they’d channel the real cash.

    In backstory, we join Labour's Deputy Leader Kelvin Davis at the place in Northland, where he escapes the pressure of politics.

    And in the pitch, National MP Mark Mitchell on why he thinks he’d make a better Justice Minister than Andrew Little.

    Plus, an exclusive TV interview with the visiting Dutch Prime Minister.

    And we are joined by our panel: Newsroom Senior Political Reporter Laura Walters, former National Party GM Chris Simpson and former Labour Chief of Staff, Neale Jones.

    • 48 min
    Newshub Nation: October 5, 2019

    Newshub Nation: October 5, 2019

    This week on Newshub Nation:

    We ask Minister Iain Lees-Galloway about New Zealand’s high immigration levels.

    And, if cannabis is legalised, should employers be able to test their workers for drugs? Business New Zealand asks if the workplace will be safe if New Zealanders vote yes in the cannabis referendum.

    Then, Backstory. We meet the concert pianist, former historian and novelist MP who wants to conduct the country's finances.

    Plus our new segment Watchdogs introduces us to the man charged with holding our health system to account.

    And to discuss the political news of the week, we are joined by our panel: refugee advocate and 2017 New Zealander of the Year Rez Gardi, Radio New Zealand's Indira Stewart and Mathew Hooton from Exceltium PR.

    • 43 min

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