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Simon Bridges

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Illiberalism, Free Speech and Conservative Values with Simon Bridges

Taxpayer Talk - podcast by the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Former opposition leader and National party MP Simon Bridges joins Max on the podcast for a chat about his time in politics, worrying tendencies towards intolerance, and of course tax bracket creep.Support the show (http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/donate)


12 May 2021

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In Conversation with Simon Bridges

Conservative Friends of the Commonwealth

We have leading New Zealand Politician in Simon Bridges MP on our platform to discuss the National Party, Covid-19, CANZUK and much more.   Simon had served in several Cabinet portfolios, including those of Minister of Transport (2014–2017) and Minister of Economic Development (2016–2017) as well as serving as Leader of the National Party.


22 Feb 2021

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Summer reissue: Politics in Pubs with Simon Bridges

Gone By Lunchtime

Gone By Lunchtime is taking a break over the summer holidays. We'll be back in the new year, but until then we're we're republishing some of our favourite episodes of 2020. This week: Simon Bridges opens up on his time as National Party leader.First released July 31, 2020.For the third Politics in Pubs event, recorded live at Meow in Wellington, former National Party leader Simon Bridges joins Danyl Mclauchlan to talk the events of 2020, what the role of the opposition leader is in a time of national crisis is, what he thinks of the election campaign so far, the challenges facing New Zealand politics... and of course baby yaks. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


4 Jan 2021

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Do the Nats regret ousting Simon Bridges?

Newshub's Kitchen Cabinet Podcast

Do the Nats regret ousting Simon Bridges? The joke that flew over Judith's head, Jacinda Ardern's favorite campaign gift, David Seymour's complete lack of rhythm and find out which party has the craziest supporters!  Just a day out form the election, we're joined by Roger Farrelly from The Rock's Morning Rumble for a review of the week on the campaign trial. We give you our picks for the election and referendum results! For more, visit newshub.co.nz/podcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


15 Oct 2020

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Hon Simon Bridges: Why foreign affairs and how he sees the world?

The Friday Download

Today’s episode is from a discussion earlier this week with the Hon Simon Bridges - National's new foreign affairs spokesperson.   It's reported that Bridges held out for the foreign affairs portfolio after being replaced as leader.  So we talk about what his motivation was for wanting foreign affairs, his views on the geopolitical landscape, how NZ should navigate through these uncertain times… we talk a lot about China, US-China tensions, NZ-China relations - and the importance of both protecting our interests and safeguarding our values. During the discussion you’ll hear different voices and questions coming in from our board and advisory board members.  I think it all adds up to quite an interesting early view into how Simon Bridges is thinking about the portfolio and how he is likely to position from here on some of the big issues in the portfolio. Some key takeaways:  He says that "walking the line" will become challenging in an increasingly volatile and dangerous world.   He makes the point, unapologetically, that the Key government was focused on trade first and foremost - but the times have changed. Trade of course is still important but the geopolitics component is becoming more important.  National’s positioning on China has not changed, rather the Chinese position globally has changed.   In respect of Hong Kong and the extradition agreement - he says we should have moved quicker, in line with Canada, Britain and Australia - to condemn the national security law because it is the right thing to do rather than to keep in step with traditional partners. Multilateralism is at the core of his thinking and that New Zealand should continue to be pushing into relationships with like minded nations.    The US is still the powerhouse in innovation, creativity, technology and that New Zealand must be close to that.  It will interesting to talk to Bridges again in 6 months time and track his thinking as he grows in the role and the global circumstances continue to change. Host biography:Jordan Small: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordancsmall/jsmall@nzuscouncil.orgGuest biography:Hon Simon Bridges: https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/members-of-parliament/bridges-simon/For comments and feedback:Email: thefridaydownload@nzuscouncil.orgFacebook: facebook.com/nzuscouncilTwitter: twitter.com/nzuscouncilWebsite: nzuscouncil.orgCredits – opening and closing music:Happy Boy Theme Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


6 Aug 2020

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Politics in Pubs 3: Simon Bridges on National Party upheavals, politics, and post-yak life

Gone By Lunchtime

For the third Politics in Pubs event, recorded live at Meow in Wellington, former National Party leader Simon Bridges joins Danyl Mclauchlan to talk the events of 2020, what the role of the opposition leader is in a time of national crisis is, what he thinks of the election campaign so far, the challenges facing New Zealand politics... and of course baby yaks.Politics in Pubs is supported by The Spinoff Members (https://members.thespinoff.co.nz) and in association with Verb Wellington (https://www.verbwellington.nz). Live sound by Sam Shallcrass, livestream by Tane Hipango. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


30 Jul 2020

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23: Simon Bridges

The Young Matt Show

This week on the show we have National Party MP Simon Bridges. This is our first episode back with Jamie on the show since the Lockdown Special. Topics covered on the show Growing up in West Auckland Yak's His faith Advice on what I should do next year Paula Bennett leaving politics His perspectives on our relationship with China Simon's thoughts on Steinlager Pure Using knives and forks for finger foods + VERY RARE SINGING I hope you all enjoy this yarn as much as I did!


22 Jul 2020

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Is Simon Bridges' leadership in trouble?


Is Simon Bridges' leadership in trouble? by Q+A


18 May 2020

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Special Episode: Simon Bridges extended interview

Tick. Tick.

Opposition Leader Simon Bridges joins the show to explain why he thinks New Zealand’s lockdown has dragged on too long. Will the election have to be shifted? And after the reaction to THAT Facebook post, does he have any regrets? Bridges also reveals a surprise addition to his personal bubble, and what he splashed out on as a Level 3 treat.Links: Click here for every episode of Coronavirus NZ. Full Stuff coronavirus coverageEugene on Twitter; Adam on TwitterSupport StuffOur email: viruspod@stuff.co.nz


1 May 2020

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Pulse Of Politics - 23-02-2020 - Hon Simon Bridges

Pulse Of Politics

Hon Simon Bridges - Member for Tauranga, National Party, Leader of the Opposition


24 Feb 2020