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Newstalk ZB serves up what you need to know, on all things politics at home, and abroad. The show reviews, previews, analyses and challenges the biggest political issues of the week, with all the big players.

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Newstalk ZB serves up what you need to know, on all things politics at home, and abroad. The show reviews, previews, analyses and challenges the biggest political issues of the week, with all the big players.

    Dr Charlotte Chambers: DHB staff struggles been a long time coming

    Dr Charlotte Chambers: DHB staff struggles been a long time coming

    Director of policy and research for the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Dr Charlotte Chambers says DHBs need more staff than there are jobs advertised which is causing limitations in access to healthcare. She says part of the problem is our reliance on an overseas work force - which has been a struggle in a covid environment. 
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    • 7 min
    Floyd du Plessis: Spiking violence in prisons driver behind 800 staff vacancies

    Floyd du Plessis: Spiking violence in prisons driver behind 800 staff vacancies

    Corrections Association President Floyd du Plessis says covid fatigue, further violence and a lack of government support have resulted in 800 front-line prison job vacancies across the country. 
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    • 10 min
    Anna Burns-Francis: The latest revelations from the Jan 6th hearings

    Anna Burns-Francis: The latest revelations from the Jan 6th hearings

    TVNZ US correspondent Anna Burns-Francis joins the Weekend Collective to discuss what we can expect in the second January 6th committee hearing tomorrow, and what it will focus on. 
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    • 6 min
    Steve Maharey: Covid made an existing school attendance problem worse

    Steve Maharey: Covid made an existing school attendance problem worse

    Former Labour education spokesperson and current Chair of Education NZ Steve Maharey joins the Weekend Collective to discuss what's really behind chronically low school attendance levels, and what really needs to be done. 
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    • 6 min
    Mark Mitchell: Enough is enough when it comes to gang violence

    Mark Mitchell: Enough is enough when it comes to gang violence

    National's police spokesperson Mark Mitchell joins the Weekend Collective to discuss National's new plan to tackle gang violence and presence. 
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    • 12 min
    Geof Nightingale: Tax proposals to hit the rich were poorly designed

    Geof Nightingale: Tax proposals to hit the rich were poorly designed

    The Herald reported the Government has quietly delayed changes to the tax system designed to stop people using companies to avoid paying the top income tax rate.
    Tax partner and PwC board member Geof Nightingale joined Tim Roxborogh and Tim Beveridge on The Weekend Collective to discuss.
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    • 5 min

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