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NZ POLITICS DAILY: September 2 2014

Today’s content

Dirty Politics

Colin James (ODT): The health pillar of good government

Simon Wilson (Metro): Doubling Down

Andrew Geddis (Pundit): Will an inquiry make it all better?

Wayne Mapp (Pundit): Not business as usual: Key's leadership style & the bloggersphere

Hamish Rutherford and Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): Judith Collins inquiry a long process

No Right Turn: A clayton's inquiry

Adam Bennett (Herald): PM defends choices for Collins probe

TV3: Cunliffe to broaden Collins inquiry if elected

David Fisher (Herald): New leak claim hits Judith Collins

Derek Cheng (Herald): Whale Oil blogger left out of probe

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): A lot of allegations, but a lot of explanations too

Nick Grant (NBR): No constitutional considerations for Key’s Collins inquiry (paywalled)

Chris Hutching (NBR): Hooton hits back after personal comments from Key (paywalled)

Chris Keall (NBR): Will Dotcom's Sept 15 'Moment of Truth' pale next to Dirty Politics? (paywalled)

TV3: Journos 'soul-searching' after latest Dirty Politics leaks

ODT: Editorial – Cause for introspection

Nick Grant (NBR): Defiant Slater lays complaint against PM, insists Collins is innocent (paywalled)

Peter Wilson and Sarah Robson (Newswire): Collins inquiry to have powers of royal commission

Matthew Brockett (Bloomberg): Key Announces N.Z. Inquiry as Scandal Mars Re-Election Bid

Paul Casserly (Herald): TV's best quotes - 'I don't know what we use whale oil for'

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Kiwiblog Moderation Discussion #1

Jeremy Muir (Gisbourne Herald): Resignation and inquiries should clear space for electoral contest

Catriona MacLennan (Herald): Only a broad-ranging inquiry will do to tackle allegations

Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): Who's investigating who?

TV3: Growing concern for National's campaign

Waikato Times: Testing times for Key

The Ruminator: Matthew Hooton vs the World

Peter Cresswell (Not PC): The #1 reason for #dirtypolitics: the barrenness of the "centre-right"

Simon Wong (TV3): SIS, Slater inquiry witnesses to be under oath

Derek Cheng (Herald): Dirty Politics inquiry 'will not cut corners'

Richard Smith (Naked capitalism): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, the Whale Oil Blog, and International Organized Crime

Jade Cooper (Newstalk ZB): Slater continues Collins defence

Dylan Moran (Newstalk ZB): Feeley unaware of alleged smear campaign

Patrick Gower (TV3): Whale Oil quiet on Hotchin allegations

Rob Salmond (Polity): Judith, Cameron, and the phantom FB messages

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Inquiries galore

Matt Stewart (Stuff): Dunne won't read 'muck-raking' Dirty Politics

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Key's staff to be grilled over Goff claim

The Political Scientist: We no longer have a Prime Minister

Herald: Editorial: Collins inquiry should wait until election dust settles

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): The trouble with liars

The Standard: National must be very afraid

Stuff: Bloggers targeted business journalist

Radio NZ: SIS inspector confirms calling witnesses

TV3: Collins denies Slater conversation

Radio NZ: Retired judge likely to chair inquiry - Key

The Ruminator: Why Martyn Bradbury does not speak for the left

The Ruminator: David Parker’s letter and the Crimes Act up a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G

No Right Turn: The caretaker convention and elections

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): PM rubbishes fresh accusations of dirty politics

Chris Barton (Herald): Technology makes corruption possible

Mark Sainsbury (Herald): NZ politics a circus on steroids

Matthew Beveridge: Twitter conversation of the day 1 September

 

Campaign

Political Compass: New Zealand General Election 2014

John Armstrong (Herald): What does sitting on cross benches actually mean?

Manawatu Standard: Social policy means big business

Mathew Grocott (Stuff): Fewer reasons not to vote this time

Herald: Maori Party co-leader well ahead in Waiariki electorate

Andrew Chen (MCDP): A Policy A Day: NZ Broadcasting

The Ruminator: Wilful ignorance

Colin James (Radio NZ): Poll of polls

TV3: Your election choices - by the numbers

Andrew Chen (MCDP): A Policy A Day: $20k Tax-Free Income and Flat Tax

Brian Fallow (Herald): Vote will decide who controls price you pay for electricity

Morgan Godfery (Maui St): Who's ahead in Te Tai Hauāuru?

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Taxpayers’ Union bribe-o-meter now includes minor parties

Lynda van Kempen (ODT): Parties' policies on aged care in spotlight

Nicholas Jones (Stuff): On the campaign trail: Leaders get out to press the flesh

Audrey Young (Herald): Election 2014: Labour sells new tax as Nats hint at cuts

Michael Fox (Stuff): Labour backs national flag review

University of Auckland: Would you vote for that face?

Nicola Wood (Socialist Aotearoa): Housing and Revolution.

Kate Chapman (TVNZ): Vote Compass: Support for free tertiary education

Beehive Mandate: Jono & Ben’s Election Song

Matthew Beveridge: Twitter conversation of the day 30 August: Heather and Clare

 

NZ First

Patrick Gower (Herald): Voodoo and madness of King Winston

Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): Peters' bottom-line

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Flip-flopping key to hold on to power

Newswire: NZ First wants 1080 drops stopped

 

Internet Mana

Kim Knight (Stuff): Laila Harre, the brittle battler

Herald: Editorial: Seat in House Minto's chance to make solid contribution

Rebecca Wright (TV3): Speed Dates with the Leaders: Laila Harre

TV3: Dotcom only interested in 'retribution' - Beyer

Michael Fox (Stuff): Beyer takes Harawira to task over Dotcom

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Mana hit speed wobbles – why Annette Sykes will win Waiariki

Tim Selwyn (Tumeke): Waiariki: Marae digi poll has Flavell losing support, Sykes up

Eileen Goodwin (ODT): Georgina Beyer lashes out at Dotcom, Internet party

 

Greens

Derek Cheng (Herald): Election 2014: Greens seek minimum wage rise to $18

Newswire: Greens campaign for $18 minimum wage

No Right Turn: The Greens on work and wages

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Greens wages policy

 

Leaders’ debate

Steve Braunias (Stuff): The secret diary of . . . the leaders' debate

Newswire: John Key relaxed ahead of tonight's debate

Latifa Daud (Daily Blog): Labour wins the Internet

 

Conservatives

Steve Kilgallon and Paul Easton (Stuff): Smacking ban's 'suicide link'

Brendan Manning (Herald): Colin Craig: I don't want New Zealand becoming an international busy-body

Newstalk ZB: No end to Conservative Party's billboard woes

 

Other

Tahu Potiki (Stuff): Flabbergasted by claptrap over land sales

Siobhan Downes (Stuff): Bradford shooting tweet sparks backlash

Waikato Times: Are electoral laws working?

Stuff: Campaign Diary: Monday, 1 Sept

Stuff: Homeless suspect sought MPs' help

Michael Fox (Stuff): Maori Party will win seat, poll suggests

Steven Cowan (Against the current): Blaming Sue Bradford

Chris Keall (NBR): Monster donations see Conservatives pull ahead of Internet Mana in big money race (paywalled)

Nicholas Jones (Herald): Craig's stand makes Bays a gripping watch

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): OUSA President praises @peace for Kill the PM song

Matthew Beveridge: A Closer look at the Twitter Top 100: The left wing pundits

Matthew Beveridge: A closer look at the Twitter Top 100: TV/Radio journalists

Mike O’Donnell (Stuff): Hacks and leaks distract from NZ Inc's real digital meat

Niko Kloeten (Stuff): NZ house prices among world's highest

Radio NZ: National would make changes to CERA

Steve Braunias (Stuff): Campaigning 'a waste of time'

Brian Easton (Stuff): Why did Rogernomics work in Poland?

Phil Quin (Pundit): Reclaiming the Third Way & why it's not a sell-out

Simon Day (Stuff): UN head Ban meets with PM Key  

Di White (The Wireless): Does racial profiling by police happen in New Zealand?

Newswire: UN head won't comment on NZ's council bid

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): PM department to absorb Cera

Tom Hunt (Stuff): Chinese minister's mystery visit

Claire Matthews (Herald): Why must politicians tinker with KiwiSaver?

Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): Implausible counterfactuals

RNZ: Gone by lunchtime stoush erupts again