The Story With John Campbell

John Campbell takes you behind the biggest news stories, providing insight and context from the newsmakers and hearing from the reporters who covered the stories for 1 NEWS.

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    Trapped on Nauru
    • Monday 29 Oct 2018

    Why has Nauru become a kind of penal colony? This week John Campbell looks at Australia's offshore detention centre in the remote Pacific nation and speaks with 1 NEWS Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver who was briefly detained there in September.

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      • Wednesday 27 Mar

      Terrorism is intended to divide and spread hate. But the response to the attacks on two Mosques in Christchurch did the opposite - it unified communities, and sparked a national and international outpouring of love. Among those who arrived in Christchurch, to grieve, comfort, pray and help heal, was one of the most senior Muslim scholars in the world. Professor Ali Al-Qaradaghi, the Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, whose global membership numbers roughly 90,000, gave an interview to John Campbell, which is the basis for this special episode of The Story. Has the response to the terrible events in Christchurch, provided a template for how we should respond to terrorism?

      • Friday 14 Dec 2018

      John Campbell sits down and talks candidly with the All Blacks head coach about his decision to step down after next year's World Cup.

      • Friday 7 Dec 2018

      A bitter split in the Rainbow Community has put one of the biggest events on the LGBTQI calendar under threat. John Campbell looks at both sides of the debate, and at the historic events leading up to the current tension.

      • Thursday 29 Nov 2018

      Teachers say they're overworked and under paid and that the profession is no longer desirable for graduates. John Campbell asks whether it's time to not just address teacher pay and conditions but the way our education system works.

      • Wednesday 21 Nov 2018

      Abortions are carried out in medical facilities around the country, but the act of terminating a pregnancy sits under the Crimes Act. Now, as the Government moves to change that, John Campbell asks New Zealand's most vocal reproductive rights advocate, Dame Margaret Sparrow, why she's never given up speaking out on the issue.

      • Tuesday 13 Nov 2018

      Anti-depressants are meant to make you feel better, but users of a new, cheap version of the drug say they feel worse on the generic brand. John Campbell asks why, when the science says the drugs are exactly the same, the new one is causing problems for many.

      • Tuesday 6 Nov 2018

      John Campbell looks at donations to our political parties that could be linked to the Chinese Communist Party, and whether the government should take more notice. He also tries to speak to National MP Dr Jian Yang about his background with the Chinese military.

      • Monday 29 Oct 2018

      Why has Nauru become a kind of penal colony? This week John Campbell looks at Australia's offshore detention centre in the remote Pacific nation and speaks with 1 NEWS Pacific Correspondent Barbara Dreaver who was briefly detained there in September.