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A quiet week full of Government announcements on Electric vehicle subsidies, medicinal cannabis and cutting the cost of NCEA. We also look back at an early kiwi electric car from 1995.


11 Jul 2019

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Reefer Madness

Cannabis reform & Parliament kick-outs dominated the week but significant proposed changes to carbon emissions and welfare investment meant a busy time for our reporters. Not to mention a certain engagement and a Royal baby.


9 May 2019

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New Year Resolutions

In the first Inside Parliament for 2019 our Political Reporters sit down to discuss the year ahead.First we look at the continuing issue over Kiwibuild and how the Government is having to backtrack on how many houses they will be able to build over the next few years.We cover the National Party’s retreat and talk to MP Sarah Dowie for the first time since it was revealed she's being investigated by the police.And finally we discuss the mounting pressure for the Treaty of Waitangi to be a compulsory part of the school curriculum.


15 Feb 2019

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Let The Good Times Poll

In this week’s Inside Parliament Jessica Mutch McKay and Benedict Collins discuss the results of the Colmar Brunton Poll with Labour looking healthy and Jacinda Ardern still in poll position as the preferred Prime Minister. We also take a look at the Minor Parties and discuss whether the election threshold of 5% should be reduced as the Government considers a referendum to look at the issue.We discuss the new report that’s out from the oil industry that looks at the true cost of the Government's decision to ban oil and gas exploration.And finally we check out Labour’s plans to bring in Capital Gains Tax and how it will affect the average family.


22 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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WINZ & Losses

Calculating food grants, the latest on the labour saga, and the Prime Minister heads jets off to grip & grin Shinzō Abe and Donald Trump.


19 Sep 2019

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Up In Smoke

In this week’s penultimate episode we look at the shambles surrounding the head of Kiwibuild Stephen Barclay and his absence from work. From one shambles to another – the NZTA fronting up to Parliament as yet another garage is suspended from carrying out WOF’s and finally we discuss the Government’s plan to get tougher on synthetic cannabis dealers.


14 Dec 2018

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Hit & Run

New insurgent revelations as villagers exit the Operation Burnham inquiry. A new arrival lands in National Party leadership chatter prompting Key comparisons, and not everyone’s happy with gun buy-back prices confirmed this week.


21 Jun 2019

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End of Life Choice Vote

The fight goes on for opponents after this week saw David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill pass. We look back on Tomorrow’s Schools as the Govt. announces the biggest schooling shake-up in decades, and New Zealand’s newest political party reckon they’ll get 10% in next year’s election.Produced and Edited by Adam SimpsonEngineered by Brian HollowayShot by Byron RadfordResearch by Liz Feary & Mark HutchingsA TVNZ Production


14 Nov 2019

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Everyday I'm Shuffling

A busy week as Amy Adams shuffles out, Gabriel Makhlouf shuffles off, and Phil Twyford is shuffled sideways. Also, where to now for the End of Life Choice Bill after passing it’s 2nd reading in Parliament.


28 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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Should I Stay or Should I Go (reupload)

We’re back with the latest 1 News Poll front and centre. We also polled on euthanasia and looked at responses to the PM’s Tokelau trip. Finally, last weekend saw us at the National Party conference witnessing National’s united front.Produced and Edited by Adam SimpsonCamera by Scarlett WildEngineered by Brian HollowayResearch by Mark HutchingsA TVNZ Production


2 Aug 2019

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In this week’s Inside Parliament we reflect on the past two weeks and look at the horrific terrorist attack that took place in Christchurch and the Prime Minister’s meeting with the Muslim community.We discuss the latest figures which show that police breath tests have dropped dramatically over the past five years and whether this is helping with the road toll.And we look at the Prime Minister’s very short trip to China this weekend and how important it will be for New Zealand.


28 Mar 2019

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Oranga uplifts

This week, profound apologies from Oranga Tamariki over child uplift processes, and following the cancellation of APEC, the PM’s 36 hours in Thailand is crammed full of grip n’ grins. Finally, Christopher Luxon formally flies into Botany as National’s 2020 candidate.Produced & Edited by Adam SimpsonEngineered by Brian HollowayShot by Scarlett WildA TVNZ Production


8 Nov 2019

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No Jab, No Pay

The Govt. confronts misinformation and we look back 20 years to early political internet interaction. Mike King’s charity has run out of money and no jab, no pay from the National Party.


1 Nov 2019

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Donation Déjà vu

Is it donation déjà vu for New Zealand First? Questions arise over internal funding as we look back to their 2008 funding saga. As export demand for bottled water skyrockets we ask who owns the water? And who will pay to free up Ihumatao?Produced & Edited by Adam SimpsonEngineered by Brian HollowayShot By Scarlett WildA TVNZ Production


22 Nov 2019

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More Money More Problems

We’re rolling in it according to this week’s treasury numbers. Following our stories, MSD ditches it’s controversial food grant calculator, and the Transport Ministry fronts on WOF system failures.Produced and Edited by Adam SimpsonEngineered by Brian HollowayShot by Scarlett WildResearch by Mark HutchingsA TVNZ Production


10 Oct 2019

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Strike Force Raptor

National’s ‘Strike Force Raptor’ goes after gangs. Canapés as suits mingle with Ihumatao frontline protectors at the Fletchers annual shareholders meeting. The Government gives the go ahead for prisoner voting and takes on more changes to worker’s rights.Produced & Edited by Adam SimpsonEngineered by Brian HollowayShot by Scarlett WildA TVNZ Production


29 Nov 2019

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The PM and the Pomp

Jacinda Ardern goes to Tokyo and the UN at a spectacular time in world politics while at home the Govt. ditches deciles, and Police Minister Stuart Nash talks guns and gangs.Produced & Edited by Adam SimpsonEngineered by Brian HollowayCamera by Mike LoweResearch by Liz FearyA TVNZ Production


27 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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Christmas Crackers

In this final podcast for 2018 we take a look back at our favourite stories of the year which include the drama surrounding Jami-Lee Ross, the National Party Leadership and Housing New Zealand’s bogus meth testing.


19 Dec 2018

Rank #18

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Gun Fight

Benedict Collins & Maiki Sherman team up to cover Government gun reforms and Australian reaction. We head back to 1990 when Police Minister John Banks tried to ban semi-automatic weapons. Also vocational training faces big change amidst small consultation plus pretty much everything else that happened in politics this week.Produced by Adam SimpsonCamera by Scarlett WildSound Engineering by Brian HollowayResearch by Liz FearyA TVNZ Production


5 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches

Mixed messages from NZ First on festival pill testing. Cross-party support for vaping regulations, and Climate Change Minister James Shaw responds to last week’s massive climate protest. Plus, where did the Sorting Hat place our reporters?


3 Oct 2019

Rank #20