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Q+A's Guyon Espiner Interviews Green Party Leader, Metiria Turei

Q+A's Guyon Espiner Interviews Green Party Leader, Metiria Turei

The interview has been transcribed below. The full length video interviews and panel discussions from this morning's Q+A can be seen on tvnz.co.nz at, http://tvnz.co.nz/q-and-a-news METIRIA TUREI interviewed by GUYON ESPINER GUYON Thank you Metiria for joining us, we appreciate that.

Hipkins: Government Lines Its Own Pockets At Taxpayers' Expense

Hipkins: Government Lines Its Own Pockets At Taxpayers' Expense

Government Ministers are hiding how much they are spending on staff while expecting average New Zealanders to tighten their belts, Labour Internal Affairs spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

Cosgrove: John Key Silent On His Police Cost-Cutting Plan

Cosgrove: John Key Silent On His Police Cost-Cutting Plan

John Key's government has been silent on its plan to cut police costs for more than two months, says Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

New Zealand's Health Sector Supporting Pacific Neighbours

New Zealand's Health Sector Supporting Pacific Neighbours

Tsunami victims are being treated in NZ, a medical team is helping in Samoa, and more help is on the way, says Tony Ryall Minister of Health.

New Zealand's response to the disaster in the Pacific is being coordinated nationally by NZAID.

Goodbye Nanny State; Hello Green Economy

Goodbye Nanny State; Hello Green Economy

The Government's environmental agenda is about rolling back Nanny State regulations and achieving better environmental outcomes through financial incentives, says Environment & Climate Change Minister Nick Smith.

Good Start But More Needed Says Kiwi Party

Good Start But More Needed Says Kiwi Party

The Kiwi Party congratulates the Government on its recent decision to invest $45 million in parents of at risk families to help them improve their skills through a programme designed to deal with misbehaviour in children.

Health Sector Rallies To Support Samoa

Health Sector Rallies To Support Samoa

The Health Minister Tony Ryall says New Zealand's health sector is mobilising to support recovery efforts in Samoa.

Mr Ryall expressed his sympathy to all those affected - both in Samoa, and here in New Zealand.

Farmers' Vigilance On TB Strategy Review Required

Farmers' Vigilance On TB Strategy Review Required

Farmers should keep a close eye on the Government's review of the National Pest Management Strategy for bovine TB, lest it's used to cut funding for the programme, says Labour's Rural Affairs spokesperson Damien O'Connor.

Goff To Washington, New York For Trade, Economic And Security Meetings

Goff To Washington, New York For Trade, Economic And Security Meetings

Labour Leader Phil Goff leaves for the US tonight for talks with senior members of the US Administration, Congressmen and the United Nations. He will also be meeting with think tanks and international financial institutions.

Mallard: Government Drops Ball On Rugby World Cup

Mallard: Government Drops Ball On Rugby World Cup

The Government's hapless interference in the Rugby World Cup broadcast rights bidding process smacks of a foreboding lack of co-ordination around the event, says Labour's Rugby World Cup spokesperson Trevor Mallard.