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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: Cannabis debate special

    Newshub Nation: Cannabis debate special

    Chlöe Swarbrick and Nick Smith battle it out over cannabis reform in our second election debate of 2020.

    On the day the Labour Party launches its election campaign, campaign chair Megan Woods joins us for a taste of what’s to come.

    On current polling, she'll be in Parliament: just who is ACT's Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden? She gives us her pitch.

    And political analysis from commentators Sue Bradford and Liam Hehir, and political reporter Anna Bracewell-Worrall.

    • 50 min
    Supplementary Question #01

    Supplementary Question #01

    Welcome to Supplementary Question, a politics and current affairs podcast produced by Newshub Nation. 

    Each episode our Digital Editor Finn will be asking a different question and getting the most interesting and informed people to help him answer it.

    In this inaugural episode, he asked an open question, or at least, a question on openness.

    Is our most important transparency law no longer fit for purpose?

    • 14 min
    Bonus interview: Jennifer Lees-Marshment

    Bonus interview: Jennifer Lees-Marshment

    A special podcast exclusive interview with Auckland University Associate Professor Jennifer Lees-Marshment.

    This interview was recorded a while ago and was originally planned as part of our Supplementary Question mini-series but unfortunately, National's time of troubles came about after the interview and the news cycle forced all side projects onto the back burner.

    We're posting an edited version of our conversation here because it was a fascinating discussion and it would have been a shame to let it go to waste. 

    There will be moments of Todd Muller being referred to as National leader and other utterances which will date the interview a little but most of our conversation focuses on broader issues which are less time-sensitive

    • 17 min
    Newshub Nation: August 01, 2020

    Newshub Nation: August 01, 2020

    Is our relationship with China in freefall? Foreign Minister Winston Peters joins us live.

    Then, Sepuloni vs. Upston. The first in our series of 2020 election debates tackles Social Development - as the end of the wage subsidy looms.

    How safe are New Zealanders online this election? Corazon Miller interviews Carole Cadwalladr - the journalist who broke open the Cambridge Analytica Facebook data scandal.

    Plus, political analysis from the left, and right: Josie Pagani and Brigitte Morten.

    • 50 min
    Newshub Nation: June 27, 2020

    Newshub Nation: June 27, 2020

    The woman standing between us, and Covid-19 at the border. How does Dr Megan Woods feel about cleaning up another Minister’s mess? She joins us live.
    New Zealand First's Tracey Martin on scrapping for survival as her party loses popularity.
    Plus,...

    • 49 min
    Newshub Nation: June 20, 2020

    Newshub Nation: June 20, 2020

    It’s the weekend of the Maori Party campaign launch - new leaders Debbie Ngarewa-Packer and John Tamihere join us with an exclusive first look at their election 2020 policy.

    Plus we cross live to Hoani Waititi Marae, where political reporter Anna...

    • 51 min

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