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Q+A: Sunday, May 13

Published: 10:16AM Sunday May 13, 2012 Source: Q+A

  • Conservative leader Colin Craig  (Source: Supplied)
    Conservative leader Colin Craig - Source: Supplied

Are our kids dying needlessly?

The death of a 12-year-old boy in a Christchurch park has brought warnings from police and the medical profession about the dangers of "huffing" butane. But he is just one of many Kiwi kids who are dying young.

In a rare television interview today Chief Coroner Chief Coroner Neil MacLean speaks about what the Government and parents need to be doing to prevent these deaths.

Zero budget

It is 10 days to another zero budget the Government says there will be no new spending. But is this wise? What is the best way to jump start the economy?

Green Party co-leader Russel Norman and NZ First leader Winston join Q+A to discuss what they would like to see in the budget.

Colin Craig's promiscuous women claim

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig made a claim earlier this week that New Zealand woman are the most promiscuous in the world.

His comments came after the Government announced it would provide free contraceptives for beneficiaries and their children.

Does he regret it? And what about gay marriage and his prospects for a coalition with the National Party?

The panel

Dr Raymond Miller will be joined by former cabinet minister Deborah Morris-Travers and NZ Herald columnist Fran O'Sullivan.

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