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Nation Bites: Steven Joyce, Andrew Little, James Shaw & David Seymour Talk Politics

Nation Bites: Steven Joyce, Andrew Little, James Shaw & David Seymour Talk Politics

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Is Steven Joyce eating his words on Lochinver station?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQSfCxXwdOU
Last year on The Nation Steven Joyce said Labour's opposition to the sale of Lochinver station to Chinese interests was “beating the anti-foreigners drum”. Today he says he was talking about Chinese investment generally.

A year on from the election is the economy where National promised?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9QiLetfJZs
As economists revise down projections, National's Steve Joyce admits the government is missing targets, but New Zealand is showing resilience across a range of industries.

Andrew little on Labour gaining the centre ground
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1vCzfnNtCQ
Labour's Andrew Little says New Zealanders are tiring of focus group-driven politics and are looking for moral leadership.

What's a practical thing Labour is doing to win swing voters?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdW3qJESaz0
Labour leader Andrew Little says 2015 is not a year for finalising the 2017 election manifesto, "this was a year for getting out and about and listening to New Zealanders".

Should the Greens and Labour be working more closely?
https://youtu.be/7MpwHE0XbcE
Greens co-leader James Shaw says his party and Labour are talking about how they work together and need to "set out the table in advance" of the 2017 election.



What does David Seymour see as National's weakness?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF0j9F16gcw
ACT's David Seymour says his party can push National to drop company taxes, build more infrastructure and reform RMA.

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