Politics Central

Politics Central

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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September 18, 2022 24 min

This week on Politics Central Tim Roxborough and Tim Beveridge talk to former National MP and Minister of Finance Steven Joyce. The removal of Covid restrictions this week brings renewed calls for a Covid inquiry examining what worked and what didn't. 

Minister for the Environment David Parker on the framework to enhance protection for New Zealand's most productive horticultural land. The Government's released a Nationa...

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Professor Robert Patman of Otago University joined the Weekend Collective to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine, Russia retreating from the east, worries around Europe's biggest power plant and more.

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Chair of Monarchy New Zealand Dr Sean Palmer joined the Weekend Collective to discuss the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the proclamation of our new monarch King Charles III, and what this all means for New Zealand. 

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Epidemiologist Dr Michael Baker joined the Weekend Collective to discuss the potential changes to the traffic light framework, whether we should still be wearing masks and more. 

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Political Commentator and Analyst Dr Bryce Edwards joined the Weekend Collective to discuss Labour's tax u-turn earlier in the week.

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Act Leader David Seymour joined the Weekend Collective to discuss the potential upcoming changes to Covid-19 restrictions. 

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National Party Health Spokesperson Dr Shane Reti joined the Weekend Collective to discuss the new report commissioned by the Helen Clark foundation and the Drug Foundation on NZ's response to meth, and the Drug Foundation's proposal for an overdose centre. 

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Former intelligence and defense policy analyst and consultant to US government security agencies Dr Paul Buchanan joined the Weekend Collective to discuss the latest news re Trump and the FBI. 

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Associate Professor of Psychology at Auckland University Danny Osborne joined the Weekend Collective to discuss a potential threat to local body politics. 

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Political Analyst Christ Trotter joined the Weekend Collective to discuss Christopher Luxon not ruling out working with Brian Tamaki in the political future. 

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This week on Politics Central Tim Roxborough and Tim Beveridge talked to political analyst Chris Totter about Christopher Luxon and Brian Tamaki, Associate Professor of Psychology at Auckland University Danny Osborne about Disinformation in local body politics and more. 

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Immigration Minister Michael Wood joined the Weekend Collective to talk all about extending working holiday visas, other immigration changes, nelson transport infrastructure issues and more. 

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Clinical Psychologist Nigel Latta joined the Weekend Collective to discuss youth crime, ram raids and how to solve these issues. 

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Political Commentator Matthew Hooton joined the Weekend Collective to discuss, National MP Sam Uffindell, Labour MP Gaurav Sharma, national's potential changes to the job seeker benefit and more.

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Waikato University Law Professor Al Gillespie joined the Weekend Collective to give his thoughts on Nancy Pelosi's controversial visit to Taiwan and what the fallout out could be.

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Political commentator Peter Dunne joined the Weekend Collective to give his thoughts on the National Party's annual conference, which took place in Christchurch over the weekend and whether he thinks National come out better from this after a torrid few weeks.

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Newstalk ZB Chief Political Reporter Aaron Dahmen joins the Weekend Collective to recap the second day of the National Party's annual conference, which took place in Christchurch over the weekend.

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Economic inequality writer Max Rashbrooke joins the Weekend Collective to discuss the cost of living payment, whether it targets the right groups and more.

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Health Spokesperson for National Dr Shane Reti joins the Weekend Collective to discuss potential measles outbreaks, the failed measles catch-up program and more. 

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Backpacker Youth Adventure Tourism Association Chair Chris Sperring joins the weekend collective to discuss the border reopening and its effects on the tourism industry. 

 

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