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Political Showdown: NZ becoming a republic, phone scammers and medicinal cannabis - National's Judith Collins v Labour's Carmel Sepuloni

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 of the week. Source: 1 NEWS

National's MP for Papakura Judith Collins goes up against Labour MP for Kelston Carmel Sepuloni. 

Questions asked this week:

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

The 1 NEWS political team discuss the government's decision to issue no more permits for offshore NZ oil and gas exploration. Source: 1 NEWS

Why should New Zealand stop offering new permits for gas and oil exploration?

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

What do you think about the proposed NZ First bill to restrict who can call themselves a teacher?

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

Do you think New Zealand should become a republic?

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

Jacinda Ardern outlined her government’s stance on the US-led strikes on Syria today, speaking from the Comm Games in the Gold Coast. Source: 1 NEWS

Do you think New Zealand should have had a stronger response to the US-led strikes on Syria?

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

Executive director of the NZ Drug Foundation Ross Bell said there were issues with the current proposed legislation. Source: Breakfast

There's been criticism the medicinal cannabis bill doesn't go far enough, do you agree with this?

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

Deaf Action NZ want better access for deaf/hard of hearing people in politics, and interpreters at political events, do you think this is important?

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

Six people died over the long weekend. Source: 1 NEWS

Why is New Zealand’s road toll so high this year?

Have you ever been targeted by a phone scammer?

If you have any questions you would like to ask, or MPs you would like to see go up against each other, tell us via Facebook or email us on anna.whyte@tvnz.co.nz.

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

1 NEWS NOW's Anna Whyte sat down with National MP Judith Collins and Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni, to ask questions ranging from their view on the inquiry into Operation Burnham after Nicky Hager's Hit & Run allegations, the latest 1 NEWS poll and what they wanted to be at 10-years-old.  

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

The MPs battle out the biggest topics from this week.

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

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

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

Past Political Showdowns: