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A weekly analysis of significant political issues.

A weekly analysis of significant political issues.
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A weekly analysis of significant political issues.

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Episodes

Focus on Politics: NZ First conference preview

10/11/2019
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A week out from New Zealand First's annual conference in Christchurch , the party's leader Winston Peters spoke with political reporter Jo Moir and revealed the pressure his party put on Labour to tighten up on immigration, about his lack of concern about disgruntlement coming from within the party and his continued belief that the National Party still has another two leaders to go before the next election.

Duration:00:15:54

Focus on Politics: Cleaning up NZ within a coalition

10/4/2019
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The government parties have promised to work together to clean up New Zealand’s environment and lower emissions.But that hasn't stopped them from trying to gain political ground where they can and picking which battles are worth fighting.

Duration:00:16:00

Focus on Politics: Mega UN week in New York

9/27/2019
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Mega week at the UN for Jacinda Ardern.

Duration:00:16:00

Focus on Politics: PM returns to the United Nations

9/20/2019
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A year after her debut at the UN leaders' week, Jacinda Ardern returns to New York after an eventful 12 months

Duration:00:16:00

Focus on Politics: Labour's sexual assault complaints storm

9/13/2019
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The Labour Party has been consumed by a controversy involving serious sexual assault allegations, putting the spotlight directly on the Prime Minister, and her most senior advisors and political colleagues.

Duration:00:16:00

Focus on Politics: KiwiBuild 2.0

9/6/2019
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The long awaited overhaul of Kiwibuild has been unveiled, leaving the house building programme a shadow of its former self.

Duration:00:16:01

Focus on Politics: National's Economic Plan

8/30/2019
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This week National released a discussion document on its plan to revitalise what it says it's a stalling economy. Political reporter Yvette McCullough looks at what National is proposing and some of the reaction to their policy ideas.

Duration:00:16:22

Focus on Politics: Global storm clouds brewing

8/23/2019
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The government is keeping a watching brief on the international economic climate, and considers New Zealand's possible response.

Duration:00:16:00

Focus on Politics: Conquests and concessions

8/16/2019
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The night New Zealand First formed a government with Labour and the Greens, its leader Winston Peters quoted the song You Can't Always Get What You Want. Almost two years later all three parties still have those lyrics ringing in their ears as they negotiate compromises, concessions and conquests week after week.

Duration:00:15:59

Focus on Politics for 9 August 2019

8/9/2019
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Legislation reforming abortion laws has comfortably passed its first hurdle but there was plenty of controversy along the way.

Duration:00:16:00

Focus on Politics for 2 August 2019

8/2/2019
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The Green Party will be taking stock this weekend at its Annual General Meeting in Dunedin. Political reporter Charlie Dreaver looks at the ups and downs of the Greens' second year in Government and where they're placed for the election.

Duration:00:15:59

Focus on Politics: National's annual conference

7/26/2019
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It's that time of year when political parties venture out of the Capital for their annual conference. It's a chance for party members to come together to celebrate, or commiserate, the state of their chosen party, for policy matters to be thrashed out and the leader given some profile. Simon Bridges discusses his party, his leadership and potential friends and allies ahead of National's conference.

Duration:00:16:00

Focus on Politics: National's annual conference

7/26/2019
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It's that time of year when political parties venture out of the Capital for their annual conference. It's a chance for party members to come together to celebrate, or commiserate, the state of their chosen party, for policy matters to be thrashed out and the leader given some profile. Simon Bridges discusses his party, his leadership and potential friends and allies ahead of National's conference.

Duration:00:16:00