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The Nation 12,13 July: Poverty, Offshore Drilling, Regions

This weekend on The Nation

On The Nation this weekend…. A new report on incomes shows child poverty has dropped – but is it enough? What’s required to really help kids in need? Social Development Minister Paula Bennett fronts up on inequality and family violence.

Then as it tries to balance environmental concerns with jobs, Labour energy spokesperson David Shearer reveals his party’s new policy on offshore drilling.

And how well are the regions really doing? Does Auckland need to be contained? And are some parts of the country in terminal decline? NZIER principal economist Shamubeel Eaqub has a new book on the subject.

We’ll discuss all this and more with our panel: Fairfax political reporter Andrea Vance, former Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons, and Business New Zealand chief executive Phil O’Reilly.


The Nation on TV3, 9.30am Saturdays and 10am Sundays.

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