Q+A This Week
SUNDAY 11 MAY
AT 9.00AM ON TV ONE
Has the Judith
Collins saga turned voters off National? We have
the results of our Colmar BruntonQ+A snap
Ahead of the Government’s election year budget,
Political Editor Corin Dann interviews
Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.
Outgoing BNZ chief executive Andrew
Thorburn will also give his take on the economy,
housing and interest rates.
For an alternative view,
Susan Wood speaks to
Professor Marilyn Waring,
one of our most influential thinkers.
Our panel this week
is Political Scientist Dr Maria Bargh,
Metro Editor Simon Wilson and former
National Party President Michelle
Q+A screens at 9.00am, Sundays on TV
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Syriza Winning Greek Election: The Rumblings Of The Left
Binoy Kampmark: The left – and by this, the genuine, progressive, unmanagerial left – is getting noisy. The Greek elections are upon us, with the similar challenges being played out from 2012. There are fears of Grexit – a heavy breathing departure from the eurozone that will do everything to rattle the central currency mechanism that has been taking a battering...
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