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Episodes

  • Dr Greg Newbold: Justice system not prejudiced

    Oct 13, 2014 | 7 min
    Sociologist and criminologist Dr Greg Newbold talks to Kerre McIvor about Te Ururoa Flavell's claim that we have a prejudiced and racist justice system
  • Colin Craig: Press secretary Rachel Macgregor resigns

    Sep 18, 2014 | 8 min
    Conservative Party leader Colin Craig talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith after news that his press secretary Rachel MacGregor has resigned just days before the election Read more: Colin Craig and press secretary part ways  
  • Barry Soper: Colin Craig and press secretary part ways

    Sep 18, 2014 | 6 min
    Political editor Barry Soper talks to Leighton Smith about Colin Craig and his press secretary Rachel MacGregor parting ways days out from the election. Read more: Colin Craig and press secretary part ways
  • John Key: Part 1

    Sep 17, 2014 | 20 min
    National Party leader John Key talks to Leighton Smith in studio about coalitions, election predictions, spy claims, and takes your calls. MORE: Audio and video from Leighton's interview with John Key  
  • John Key: Part 2

    Sep 17, 2014 | 16 min
    National Party leader John Key talks to Leighton Smith in studio and takes your calls. MORE: Audio and video from Leighton's interview with John Key  
  • Phil Twyford: Roading in Wellington

    Aug 26, 2014 | 7 min
    Labour transport spokesperson Phil Twyford talks to Tim Fookes about the party's plans to reassess major highway projects in the Wellington region if it becomes government.
  • Felix Marwick: More correspondence confirms PM's discussion over OIA request

    Aug 21, 2014 | 10 min
    Newstalk ZB's chief political reporter Felix Marwick talks to Leighton Smith about correspondence between the Ombudsman's office and the SIS, which clearly states Dr Warren Tucker had a discussion with the Prime Minister about the release of information to blogger Cameron Slater. Read more: Letter from SIS at odds with Key's statement on SIS information bungle  
  • Michael Bassett: Dirty Politics

    Aug 14, 2014 | 11 min
    Political historian Michael Bassett talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about Nicky Hager's new book 'Dirty Politics'
  • Jack Tame: Robin Williams found dead

    Aug 12, 2014 | 4 min
    US correspondent Jack Tame talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about the death of Robin Williams
  • Nigel Latta

    Aug 6, 2014 | 32 min
    Nigel Latta talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about education, alcohol and other topics he covers in his TV series
  • Derryn Hinch

    Jul 11, 2014 | 23 min
    Broadcaster Derryn Hinch talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about name suppression, Rolf Harris, his time in jail, his health, his broadcasting career, and what he's doing in Auckland this weekend.
  • Nigel Latta: Schools have the right to set rules

    Jun 24, 2014 | 9 min
    Nigel Latta talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about the case of a boy who was suspended from school because his hair was too long
  • Christine Rankin: Colin Craig

    Jun 23, 2014 | 4 min
    Conservative Party chief executive Christine Rankin talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about her party leader Colin Craig
  • Lindsay Mitchell: Problems in society

    Jun 12, 2014 | 7 min
    After the latest murder in west Auckland, social commentator Lindsay Mitchell talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about the current problems in society and the changes that need to be made
  • Colin Morris: Music Review

    May 20, 2014 | 8 min
    Music reviewer Colin Morris, from Colin Morris music, talks to Tim Fookes about the latest album from Lee Hazlewood A House Safe for Tigers.
  • David Riley: Getting more young people reading

    Apr 22, 2014 | 9 min
    Author David Riley talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about getting more young people reading, especially boys
  • Sue Bradford: Not a walkout

    Apr 14, 2014 | 10 min
    Mana Movement's Sue Bradford talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about her departure from the party's hui over the weekend, the proposed deal with Kim Dotcom's Internet Party, and sets the record straight over whether she walked out
  • Peter Clark: MH370 'ended' in Southern Indian Ocean

    Mar 25, 2014 | 8 min
    Aviation commentator Peter Clark talks to Leighton Smith about the news Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 'ended' in the Southern Indian Ocean
  • Tony Alexander: OCR rises to 2.75

    Mar 13, 2014 | 7 min
    BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about the Reserve Bank raising the Official Cash Rate
  • Josh Leys and Victor Pritchett: My Funny Valentine

    Feb 14, 2014 | 11 min
    Josh Leys and Victor Pritchett chat to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about their recording of 'My Funny Valentine'
  • Jordan Williams: 10-year passports

    Feb 12, 2014 | 10 min
    Jordan Williams from the NZ Taxpayers' Union talks to Leighton Smith about why they're supporting 10-year passports
  • John Banks: Voting against plain packaging of cigarettes

    Feb 12, 2014 | 12 min
    Epsom MP John Banks talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about why he voted against legislation about plain packaging of cigarettes
  • Jordan Williams: New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

    Oct 30, 2013 | 8 min
    Jordan Williams talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about launching the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
  • Jacqui Scott: Failed by ACC

    Oct 30, 2013 | 13 min
    Jacqui Scott, who had a operation involving surgical mesh which is causing further health problems, talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about her health and why ACC has failed her
  • John Morrison: Rumours and allegations

    Sep 16, 2013 | 5 min
    Newstalk ZB Wellington's Tim Fookes talks to Wellington City mayoral candidate John Morrison about recent rumours and allegations surrounding him.
  • Greg O'Connor: Arming our cops

    Sep 10, 2013 | 11 min
    Police Association president Greg O'Connor talks to Leighton Smith about whether police officers should be armed
  • Nick Cater: Australia's new Prime Minister

    Sep 9, 2013 | 14 min
    The Australian's Nick Cater talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about the result in the Australian Federal Election
  • Leighton's Thoughts: Referendum on asset sales

    Sep 3, 2013 | 9 min
    Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith comments on the upcoming referendum on asset sales and the Labour leadership vote
  • Wayne Hay: Detained in Egypt

    Sep 2, 2013 | 8 min
    Wayne Hay, the New Zealand journalist detained in Egypt with an Al Jazeera crew, talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith
  • Len Brown: Live in studio with Leighton

    Aug 15, 2013 | 35 min
    Auckland mayor Len Brown talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about rates increases, asset sales, transport, what he promises to deliver if re-elected, and takes your calls
  • Louise Wright: Royal baby is big news

    Jul 23, 2013 | 6 min
    Louise Wright, editor of NZ Woman's Weekly, talks to Newstalk ZB's Kerre McIvor about how the Royal baby is big news
  • Kim Savage: Large quake near Wellington

    Jul 19, 2013 | 2 min
    Newstalk ZB's Wellington chief reporter Kim Savage talks to Leighton Smith about a large quake near Wellington this morning
  • Nick Cater: The Lucky Culture

    Jul 15, 2013 | 31 min
    Nick Cater, chief opinion editor at The Australian and author of 'The Lucky Culture', talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith
  • Janet Albrechtesen: Labor leadership spill

    Jun 27, 2013 | 9 min
    The Australian's Janet Albrechtesen talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about the yesterday's Australian Labor Party leadership spill
  • Joe Karam: New evidence in Bain case

    Jun 27, 2013 | 9 min
    David Bain supporter Joe Karam talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about new evidence revealed on TV last night into the case
  • Housing crisis in NZ

    Jun 10, 2013 | 11 min
    Dr Michael Bassett talks to Leighton Smith about his report on NZ's housing crisis
  • Celia Lashlie

    Jun 7, 2013 | 30 min
    Celia Lashlie talks to Leighton Smith about incidents at Matakana School, Kelston Boys' High School, and Paeroa