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Media and blogs

RNZ: Geoff Robinson's last Morning Report

Brendan Manning (Herald): Geoff Robinson signs off Morning Report for the last time

Nelson Mail: Editorial – Gentleman radio host signs out

Dave Armstrong (Stuff): Maori Television keeps others honest

Marika Hill (Stuff): Whale Oil blogger considers himself a journalist

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog):Is Cameron Slater a Journalist or a cyber bully?

Fine Tooth Column: Stephen Colbert and the politics of Manufactured Controversy

Danyl McLauchlan (Dim-Post): Why are MSM poll stories bivariate?

Pete George (Your NZ): Polling 101 and kudos for Colmar Brunton

Russell Brown (Hard News): Poll Day 2: Queasy

Sue Kedgley (Herald): Make Radio NZ an election issue

John Drinnan (Herald): Can ratings save Lush?

Sparrowhawk: Why RNZ’s ‘The Panel’ annoys me, but I keep listening anyway.

Grant Smithies (Stuff): The little station that could


Internet Party

TVNZ: Cunliffe confident Shearer not planning Internet Party move

Colin James (ODT): Party of the future? Or a Dotcom bubble?

Chris Barton (Herald): Kim Dotcom's quest for power

Matthew Beveridge: Getting the basics right

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why the right need to destroy Kim Dotcom


Labour Party

Simon Smith (Stuff): Jones, Craig meet the people

Glenn Conway (Stuff): Labour's first shot backfires

John Armstrong (Herald): Labour fighting too many old battles?

Michael Field (Stuff): Clergy switch from Labour to National

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Cunliffe tries to deflect over his secret trust

TVNZ: David Cunliffe tops Labour leader stakes – poll


National Party

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Protest function planned for outside Young Nats' ball

Simon Wilson (Metro): The dancing prime minister



Dominion Post: Editorial: Whale ruling hopefully a sea change

Herald: Editorial: Legal long shot to end whale hunt pays off

Isaac Davison (Herald): Minister urges activists not to goad Japanese

Simon Wong (TV3): Caution needed on whaling decision – McCully

No Right Turn: Victory on whaling


Maori politics

James Ihaka (Herald): Large crowd remembers crucial battle in land wars

Alan Wood (Stuff): Dairying fuels Ngai Tahu's $1.5b drive

The Standard: Patricia Grace takes on RONS

Mike Butler (NZCPR): Submissions reveal constitution panel’s trickery

Muriel Newman (NZCPR): Constitutional Compromise


Budget 2014

Newswire: Key set to reveal shape of the Budget

Corin Dann (TVNZ): John Key gives budget teaser

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Fiscal restraint to continue



Alanah Eriksen (Herald): NZ houses on China's top-10 list

Catherine Hutton (Radio NZ): Leaky home repairs make slow progress

Cecile Meir and Richard Meadows (Stuff): Curbs on first home may ease up a little

Jason Krupp (Stuff): Is Auckland at its tipping point?


Inequality and poverty

Newswire: Minimum wage increase 'miserly'

ODT: Nonsensical beatup


Christchurch rebuild

Dominion Post: Editorial: Lessons from quake response

Newswire: Civil Defence gets an upgrade

TVNZ: John Key backs quake emergency response to CTV

Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): Two! Two! Two bad policy ideas in One!



Peter Lyons (Herald): Education shouldn't be ideological battleground

Radio NZ: Trust denies problems at charter school

Rob Salmond (Polity): Key in self-parody about lying (mk 2)



Chris Trotter (Stuff): Protest ain't what it used to be

The Standard: The Politics of Small Green Fences



No Right Turn: Climate change: "Adaptation"

Greg Presland (The Standard): Act thinks the IPCC is scaremongering



Herald: Crime rate falls to 29-year low

Stuff: Crime hits record low nationwide

Newswire: Opposition focus on darker crime stats

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Violent crime continues to fall



Stuff: Today in politics: Wednesday, April 2

Radio NZ: Hint of compulsory code for supermarkets

Andrew Koubaridis (Herald): Protection budget blows out by $1.3m

Patrice Dougan and Matthew Backhouse (Herald): Bridging the gender pay gap: Pay-up time at public service

Radio NZ: Asians report most discrimination

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Colin Craig acts against Russel Norman's comments

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Does plain packaging work?

Newswire: Nigerian terrorist groups added to NZ list

Michael Cummings (Manawatu Standard): MPs need to front up on legal highs

Rob Salmond (Polity): "Bad Dad!"

Dylan Moran (TV3): Law Commission recommends changing suicide reporting rules

Guardian: Kim Dotcom plans £109m Mega listing on New Zealand stock exchange

Beith Atkinson (Integrity Talking Points): New Zealand again rates well on Rule of Law index – but who cares?

Matthew Beveridge: Politics and April Fools

Matthew Beveridge: Winston Peters April Fools response