Tag Archives: The Nation

Q+A – Michael Cullen on the Capital Gains Tax and TWG — Your NZ

Chairman of the Tax Working group, Michael Cullen, was interviewed on Q+A last night on Capital Gains Tax and water. He was also interviewed on the Nation on Saturday. Scoop: On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews Tax Working Group Chair Michael Cullen Sir Michael Cullen says there’s currently under-taxation at the top end of the […]

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Ready to intervene? Really? What are you going to do luv? Wag your finger? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Jacinda Ardern reckons NZ is ready to intervene in North Korea. Really? What is she actually going to be able to do? The Prime Minister says North Korea is “absolutely a genuine and real threat” and New Zealand is ready to play a role if requested. Jacinda Ardern told Patrick Gower on Three’s The Nation…

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Ardern interview on The Nation — Your NZ

Headlines from the Jacinda Ardern on The Nation this morning: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan. Ardern says for now doubling the refugee quota is enough of an increase, as the country doesn’t have the resources […]

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Twyford admits Labour will deliver short on Kiwibuild homes during first term — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Phil Twyford faced Lisa Owen on The Nation where he made a not-unexpected admission: Labour can’t make houses appear out of thin air either. Lisa Owen: As we said, KiwiBuild – 100,000 houses over a decade. But the prime minister has said that it will take a while to ramp up; in the first few…

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Comparing deputy attacks — Your NZ

It hasn’t taken long for the left to pick up on a perceived attack on Jacinda Ardern, but they are making false claims about what Paula Bennett said. On The Nation yesterday: Lisa Own: Because I suppose we don’t think many people would deny the fact that Bill English has economic chops, but one political […]

via Comparing deputy attacks — Your NZ

Ardern on the Māori seats — Your NZ

Jacinda Ardern and Kelvin Davis were questioned on The Nation about Labour’s position on the Māori seats. Lisa Owen: OK, well, while we’re talking about the Maori seats, Winston Peters– This is another one of Winston’s bottom lines is to have a referendum on the Maori seats. Would you pay that price? Would you be […]

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The Nation – Jacinda Ardern — Your NZ

Jacinda Ardern was interviewed on The Nation this morning. I only caught bits and pieces because I was boiling water on the BBQ as the power came back on. My main impression was effusive evasion. @TheNationNZ @jacindaardern says Labour is presenting a stark choice to voters and cancelling tax cuts is bold “We believe […]

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But it’s the kids that cop the conesquences — Your NZ

A difficult situation was raised on The Nation this morning – a policy where mothers who don’t name the father of their children gets less benefit. The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Andrew Becroft Lisa Owen: Well, seeing as we’re talking about benefits, there is more than 13,000, and they’re mainly women, who are currently getting […]

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Bill English may as well have quoted Nixon — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Bill English may as well have quoted Richard Nixon with this healine: Ahh…yes you did Bill. Defending his integrity on national television this morning, Prime Minister Bill English said he never acted “shifty” or dodged the truth during the Todd Barclay clandestine recordings saga. During an awkward interview with Patrick Gower on The Nation today,…

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The Nation: Simon Bridges — Your NZ

Lisa Own will interview Minister of Transport Simon Bridges on The Nation this morning “about Auckland’s traffic woes and whether the right projects are being funded”. It’s likely this subject will also come up: Rail proposal that Minister’s office tried to block released Kiwirail has publicly released the proposal for a new Auckland railway line […]

via The Nation: Simon Bridges — Your NZ

Flavell: “Not aligned with Labour too much”

In an interview with The Nation yesterday Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell pointed out a number of differences between his party and Labour. On immigration Okay. The other week on The Hui, Shane Taurima said that we need to taihoa on immigration. So too many people were coming in, he said. What’s the right […]

via Flavell: “Not aligned with Labour too much” — Your NZ

The Nation – support parties

This morning The Nation looks at the support parties and their leaders, Peter Dunne, David Seymour and Te Ururoa Flavell – ” what have they got out of their support arrangements this term?” And “What have National done well and badly this term?” Name one area where the Government is excelling? Peter Dunne – economic […]

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Labour pulled out of budget discussion

Labour were scheduled to discuss the budget on The Nation this morning but withdrew. Whaaat?! @nzlabour declined the invite to appear on the @TheNationNZ to talk about the Budget. Why @grantrobertson1 @AndrewLittleMP? — Jenée Tibshraeny (@JeneeTibshraeny) May 26, 2017 @TheNation confirmed “they agreed to an interview early in the week but pulled out yesterday morning”. […]

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Twyford on land for Kiwibuild

Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Tyford was interviewed on The Nation yesterday (repeated this morning). He was questioned about where Labour would get land to build on in Auckland for the 50,000 houses they planned to build under their Kiwibuild policy. Twyford seemed unprepared for this fairly predictable line of questioning, and was very vague on […]

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Phil Goff isn’t listening, so Steve Joyce tells him plain

On The Nation, Steve Joyce tells Phil Goff a few home truths and still hints of tax cuts: Finance Minister Steven Joyce has four priorities for next month’s budget and is again signalling an interest in ultimately moving income tax thresholds. He told The Nation programme on Saturday the four priorities were infrastructure, better public…

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And tell me Andrew, why would Winston pick up the phone in the first place?

In an interview on The Nation with that awful disgrace of a reporter, Lisa Owen, Andrew Little told us all about how serious he is in having a government with the Green party. They will be called first and then some time later he will call Winston. There is a massive flaw with both those…

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The good, the bad and the ugly on superannuation

Bill English made a stuff up on The Nation over the weekend and answered a question about superannuation it appears he was ill-prepared for. That then triggered yesterday’s announcement from him: The Government will progressively lift the age of eligibility for NZ Superannuation from 65 to 67, starting in 20 years’ time, Prime Minister Bill English announced…

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