Q+A This Week:
SUNDAY 4 MAY AT 9.00AM
ON TV ONE
National MP Maurice
Williamson is quizzed by Susan
Wood - how close is his relationship
withDonghua Liu? Is it a case of looking
after rich donors?
Will he have competition in his
Pakuranga seat? Deputy Political Editor Michael
Parkin speaks to ACT leader Jamie
Whyte and Conservative Leader Colin
Labour Leader David
Cunliffe on compulsory Kiwisaver - will it make any
difference? And can he sell his party’s new monetary
Plus, ACT MP John Banks on legal
highs and animal testing.
The panel this week: Dr
Raymond Miller, Mike Williams,
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>