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Coming up on Q+A: September 2

Published: 4:00PM Saturday September 01, 2012 Source: ONE News

  • Whakamaru hydro station. (Source: Mighty River Power)
    Whakamaru hydro station. - Source: Mighty River Power

Asset sales

This Sunday on Q+A, the day before National decides whether to push on with or halt its partial asset sales programme, we debate what should be done. Should they stay or should they go on? And what are the political implications of this defining decision?

New Zealand First leader Winston Peter, Mana leader Hone Harawira and ACT deputy leader John Boscawen argue three different approaches with Shane Taurima.

Pacific Island Forum

The United States is showing its commitment to the region by attending the Pacific Island Forum in record numbers, with a delegation led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. China is also observing the Forum and investing heavily in the region. How do we handle the tension created by having two superpowers in our backyard?

Jessica Mutch reports from Rarotonga.

Folic acid

The Government announced this week that folic acid in bread would remain voluntary. Bakers are delighted, but health professionals say it's an opportunity missed. If 25 children a year could have been saved from neural tube defects, why hasn't the government acted?

Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson explains her decision to Greg Boyed.

Republican 'base'

The Republicans have nominated Mitt Romney as their candidate in this year's US presidential election. Jack Tame is behind the scenes in Tampa, Florida with an irreverent look at US politics and the Republican 'base'.

Joining Dr Bryce Edwards of Otago University on the panel are New Zealand Herald columnist Fran O'Sullivan and UNITE union leader Matt McCarten.

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