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Focus on Politics for 11 August 2017

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:45:00 +1200

The Green Party's campaign slogan "Great Together" is now painfully ironic given its tumultuous week, with two MPs leaving and then its co-leader Metiria Turei resigning.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/fop/fop-20170811-1845-focus_on_politics_for_11_august_2017-128.mp3




Focus on Politics for 4 August 2017

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 18:40:00 +1200

The tired old adage - a week is a long time in politics - has proven itself to be more than apt this week. In that time Labour has completely changed its leadership and campaign, and the Greens have had their own dramas. Our Deputy Political Editor, Chris Bramwell takes a look back at what's been a tumultuous week for the opposition.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/fop/fop-20170804-1840-focus_on_politics_for_4_august_2017-128.mp3




Focus on Politics for 28 July 2017

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 18:45:00 +1200

The prospect of the Greens co-leader Metiria Turei being under investigation for benefit has raised questions about her place in a potential Labour Greens government. All political parties are busy positioning themselves ahead of the election, given more focus this week by the Prime Minister's nod to National's support partners in the key seats of Ohariu and Epsom. But on the other side of the aisle, the Labour leader has come under pressure to say whether Mrs Turei would have a place in any Cabinet he leads. Here's our political editor, Jane Patterson.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/fop/fop-20170728-1845-focus_on_politics_for_28_july_2017-128.mp3




Focus on Politics for 21 July 2017

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:38:00 +1200

As the election draws nearer opposition parties are busy trying to carve their own path, while also presenting a picture of a stable, credible alternative government. However, nothing is straightforward, and the possible combinations of a Labour-led government could look quite different, depending on the number of seats each party ends up with after polling day. Here's our political reporter Mei Heron.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/fop/fop-20170721-1838-focus_on_politics_for_21_july_2017-128.mp3




Focus on Politics for 14 July 2017

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:45:00 +1200

The Prime Minister wants to stick with National's current support partners if the party is in a position to lead the Government for a fourth term. But is that healthy and would it work for another three years? And what about New Zealand First? Despite his loyalty to United Future, ACT and the Maori Party, Bill English is still keeping the door open to Winston Peters. Our political reporter, Demelza Leslie, takes the pulse of the current governing relationship.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/fop/fop-20170714-1845-focus_on_politics_for_14_july_2017-128.mp3




Focus on Politics for 14 July 2017

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 18:38:00 +1200

The Prime Minister wants to stick with National's current support partners if the party is in a position to lead the Government for a fourth term. But is that healthy and would it work for another three years? And what about New Zealand First? Despite his loyalty to United Future, ACT and the Maori Party, Bill English is still keeping the door open to Winston Peters. Our political reporter, Demelza Leslie, takes the pulse of the current governing relationship.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/fop/fop-20170714-1838-focus_on_politics_for_14_july_2017-128.mp3




Focus on Politics for 7 July 2017

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:38:00 +1200

After several months a report into petrol prices has confirmed what many suspected, that people in Wellington and the South Island are paying more than the rest of the country for their fuel. But will anything change? Our Deputy Political Editor, Chris Bramwell, reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/fop/fop-20170707-1838-focus_on_politics_for_7_july_2017-128.mp3




Focus on Politics for 30 June 2017

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 18:38:00 +1200

The Government's been in court this week over the way it has set New Zealand's climate targets. Hamilton law student Sarah Thomson is taking legal action against the Minister for Climate Change Issues - the first case of its kind in the country. Here's our political reporter Mei Heron.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/fop/fop-20170630-1838-focus_on_politics_for_30_june_2017-128.mp3




Focus on Politics for 23 June 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:30:00 +1200

It's been an unexpectedly messy week for the National Party this week in the lead up to its election year conference, and the first real test of Bill English's leadership. The party clearly thought the controversy around its Clutha-Southland MP, Todd Barclay, was over and done with last year - but it rose its head again on Tuesday morning and just over 24 hours later the 27-year-old's political career was over.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/fop/fop-20170623-1830-focus_on_politics_for_23_june_2017-128.mp3