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Dec 23 - Year in Review Show

12 00 News with Will

12 15 Labour MP Justice and Foriegn Affairs Minister Phil Goff - It's been a busy year for Goff with international travels and a wee bit of legislation going through. We thought we'd grab him for a year in review chat.

12 30 Sir Robert Jones - A man never short of an opinion. We've got Sir Robert on to give us his take on the big legislative and social changes that the year has brought.

1 00 Ant Timpson with the year's best and worst films wrap-up

1 30 Selwyn Manning of scoop.co.nz with the last counter clockwise for the year

1 45 Tim Wilson - American based NZ journalist with his thoughts on a very big year in America

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