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Q+A 23/3/14: MH370, PM in China, Tourism

Q+A - This Sunday
SUNDAY 23 MARCH AT 9.00AM ON TV ONE


On Q+A this weekend:

Flight MH370 – the latest developments plus analysis from a top aviation expert.

The Prime Minister’s damage control mission to China – Political Editor Corin Dann interviews John Key.

Ireland’s Agriculture & Food Minister – he’s been to New Zealand to find out how to become a global dairy giant – what did he learn? Susan Wood asks Simon Coveney whether they’re already stealing our business.

And Tourism Industry Association head Martin Snedden on a bold new target for increasing the tourist dollar. He talks to Deputy Political Editor Michael Parkin.


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