NZ POLITICS DAILY: August 11 2014

Bryce Edwards

Today’s content

Labour Party

Vernon Small (Stuff): Labour's biggest and best shot

Claire Trevett (Herald): Floating happily on a sea of red

Tracy Watkins and Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Labour's health plan cost queried

Claire Trevett (Herald): $280m health plans target older voters

RNZ: Health policy spending adds up, Labour says

Tracey Watkins and Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Old, young in sights for Labour, NZ First

Matthew Hooton (NBR): Nash/Davis: Labour’s impossible dream team (paywalled)

Stuff: National marches on Labour turf

Claire Trevett (Herald): Labour kicks off campaign with focus on health

Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): Fishing for votes with David Cunliffe

TVNZ: Labour's education plans find favour in new poll

TV3: Labour promises free GP visits

TVNZ: Labour launches campaign with free healthcare promise

Tony Wall and Kelly Dennett (Stuff): Labour's big boost to health

Adam Bennett (Herald): Labour plans free care in pregnancy


New Zealand First

Steve Deane (Herald): Leaders unplugged: Winston Peters

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Peters unveils plan to transform KiwiSaver

Derek Cheng (Herald): Winston's digs come with jokes

Newswire: New Zealand First a week away from releasing list

TVNZ: Winston Peters takes swipe at rivals at NZ First campaign launch

Derek Cheng (Herald): Peters: KiwiSaver for all newborns

Radio NZ: NZ First accused of racism on housing

Newswire: Peters promises to widen KiwiSaver

Newswire: NZ First to launch election campaign


Minor leaders’ debate

Patrice Dougan (Newstalk ZB): Colin Craig fails to shine

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Minor parties go head-to-head

Stuff: Craig, Peters face-off in debate

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The Nation’s Minor Party Leaders Debate

RadioLive: Minor parties debate land ownership

Jacqui Stanford (Newstalk ZB): ACT claiming victory in minor party debate

The Standard: Leading voices: TV debates


Epsom contest

TVNZ: National leads the way in Epsom poll

Bryce Edwards and Geoffrey Miller (Herald): Twitter 2014: Epsom all a-twitter; but will it count?

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Q&A Epsom Debazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Derek Cheng (Herald): Epsom co-operating with National-Act deal

Michael Sergel (Newstalk ZB): ACT compares Pakeha struggles to apartheid

NBR: Whoops: National's Goldsmith well ahead of ACT's Seymour in Epsom



Jane Bowron (Stuff): Key erred - any Harre hookup would be cougar mama-like

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Legal action threat gets candidate on to stage

John Armstrong (Herald): Spend-big politicians play into National's hands

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): The two sides of election spending

Adam Bennett (Herald): Health and youth packages lift Labour's total

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Rash election tactics flow thick and fast

Brendan Manning (Herald): Key disappointed by billboard vandalism

Paul Little (Herald): Stand-up slogans fall flat

Steve Braunias (Stuff): The secret diary of . . . Colin Craig

Rodney Hide (Herald): Act's choice driven to succeed

TVNZ: Climate Party launched

Newstalk ZB: Election campaigning begins in earnest

Michael Sergel (Newstalk ZB): Another court bid over a debate snub

Colin James (Radio NZ): Poll of polls


Internet Mana video

Gordon Campbell (Scoop) On Internet Mana’s swearing video

Herald: Editorial: Parties alert to Dotcom's campaign

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): F*ing John Key: How Kim Dotcom and Internet-Mana transformed the Right into their best recruiters

Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): Young need to connect the Dots

Michael Cummings (Stuff): Fired up youth a good thing

Tova O’Brien (TV3): Dotcom labelled a 'thug' by Labour MP

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Internet Party association is dangerous for NZ

Kerre McIvor (Herald): Rude-word history repeating

Southland Times: Editorial – Party-party-party politics

Stephen Keys (Unframed): NZ youth: burn more flags and shout all you like

John Braddock (World Socialist Website): New Zealand: Internet-Mana parties wage bogus anti-establishment campaign

Steven Cowan (Against the current): Comrade Dotcom


Land sales and foreign ownership

John Armstrong (Herald): Lochinver sale raises quality of election debates

Duncan Garner (Stuff): Do MPs cash in on xenophobia? You can bet the farm

John Roughan (Herald): Lochinver is an issue Key needs

Greg Presland (The Standard): The Lochinver station

Rod Oram (Stuff): No big bucks from foreign ownership of NZ farms



Andrea Vance (Stuff): Taxpayers pay for MP's counselling

Rodney Hide (NBR): An open letter to the race relations commissioner (paywalled)

Carrie Stoddart-Smith (Ellipsister):  ISO on iwi

John Weekes (Herald): Case against PM and cop thrown out

Fiona Rotherham (Stuff): No backing to extend 90-day hiring trial

Byron Clark (Fightback): National and its right wing friends

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