Political Showdown: Green MP Golriz Ghahraman v National MP Simeon Brown

Political Showdown puts politicians from different sides of the House together, getting them to test each other on the big questions of the week.

The MPs battle out the biggest topics from this week. Source: 1 NEWS

In Round Three, National's Simeon Brown took on the Green Party's Golriz Ghahraman

The questions asked this week:

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says reading and maths skills have fallen since they were introduced, but National says confusion will reign. Source: 1 NEWS

Do you think the scrapping of National standards will benefit children? 

Mr English had some advice for Jacinda Ardern, saying a constructive relationship with Australia was crucial for Kiwis in the country. Source: Breakfast

Is Jacinda Ardern continuing to bring up the 150 Manus Island refugee offer interfering in Australian politics?

The petition has been signed by more than 4,000 people. Source: 1 NEWS

Should companies be able to take New Zealand water without being taxed? Why or why not?

Did the previous government do enough to combat loan sharks and should the new government do more?

The National Party leaders says the government’s upcoming mini-budget will reveal a 'lack of money remaining'. Source: Breakfast

Do you agree with Bill English saying the upcoming mini-budget won't leave much for police pay rises or increased funding for NGOs?

It will be a conscience vote for both National and Labour MPs. Source: 1 NEWS

How will you vote on voluntary euthanasia? 

What is your favourite word or phrase in Te Reo Maori?

What would you be doing if you were not in parliament?

Political Showdown puts politicians from different sides of the House together, getting them to ask each other the big questions of the week. Source: 1 NEWS

Round Two:

1 NEWS gave the big questions to the politicians to battle it out, and they even found a few things they agreed on! Source: 1 NEWS

Round One: