NZ POLITICS DAILY: September 4 2014

Today’s content

Dirty Politics

Derek Cheng (Herald): Rawshark files: The blogger and the politician

Chris Keall (NBR): Twitter suspends Whaledump — but hacker returns just hours later with new account, new allegations

Michael Fox, Andrea Vance and Matt Nippert (Stuff): Whaledump makes return to Twitter

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Inquiry gets ZB input

No Right Turn: Collins, Whale, and Bain

No Right Turn: Let the game of whackawhale commence!

Michael Fox and Andrea Vance (Stuff): Whaledump Twitter account shut

David Fisher (Herald): Whaledump Twitter account suspended

Diana Wichtel (Listener): Double trouble (paywalled)

Jane Clifton (Listener): White knuckle ride (paywalled)

Listener: The rogue factor

RNZ: Greens call for Rich to step down

Gordon McLauchlan (Herald): Why are our politicians sleepwalking?

Kelvin Smythe (Networkonnet): The ministry of education and Whale Oil: an introduction

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB ): Key changes number after Whaledump revelation

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB):  Key's much needed reset button

Penny Hulse (Daily Blog): Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse on ‘Dirty Politics’

Doug Sellman (Press): Where to for values-driven politics?

Rosemary McLeod (Dominion Post): Hacking awful but plastic bananas worse

Socialist Aotearoa: Dirty Politics and Capital


Election debates

Claire Trevett (Herald): Winston woos with one-liners

Derek Cheng (Herald): Peters holds out on preferred PM, Craig seeks to use it against him

TV3: Things we learned about the minor parties

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): The Soap Box: Luigi in his element

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB):The unlikely bedfellows of MMP

Adam Bennett (Herald): Cunliffe forced to clarify detail on tax policy

Rob Salmond (Polity): "Ha ha - gotcha! Wait, what?"

Simon Wong (TV3): Cunliffe backtracks on capital gains tax claims

Brook Sabin (TV3): Key misfires in leaders debate zinger

TVNZ: Key keeps pressure on Cunliffe over capital gains tax



Vernon Small (Stuff): Tax 'hit' makes National feel better

Vernon Small (Stuff): Capital gains tax a 'must do' for Labour

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Gotcha politics replaces dirty politics

Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Winston smarter than all of us

Joshua Drummond (Waikato Times): All together now: We love John Key!

James Fyfe (TV3): No confidence vote: A voice for the disenfranchised?

Adam Bennett (Herald): Main parties pushing tax policies as vote-winners

The Ruminator: Thoughts on media coverage of the election #1

Pattrick Smellie (Listener): Mind the gap (paywalled)

Matthew Beveridge: David Cunliffe vs John Key with Heather du Plessis Allan

TV3: Key: National needs 'to work very hard' for win

Josh White (Newstalk ZB): Maori Party's image struggles

Michael Sergel (Newstalk ZB): Maori Party asked to pick side

Elton Smallman (Stuff): Party wants Maori trade expert role

Jamie Morton (Herald): Sykes brings years of battling social issues to election campaign

Jono Natusch (Occasionally Erudite): Internet Mana losing its mojo

Derek Cheng (Herald): First-timers up against Mark of experience

Amy Jackman (Dom Post): Two players vying for electorate seat

Stuff: Campaign Diary: Thursday, Sept 4

Stuff: Dotcom casts early vote

Rachel Morton (TV3): Kates and Kim go to the polling booth early

Elton Smallman (Stuff): Early voters quick with their tick

TV3: Polls open for overseas voters

RNZ: NZ First willing to talk to Greens

Brian Fallow (Herald): Economic data will drive voters

TVNZ: Labour's housing plan 'achievable' - Master Builders

Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): Tame Iti sets off on 300km cycle

Rachel Thomas (Waikato Times): Labour draws line in sand on Coromandel

University of Otago: Political parties to be questioned on needs of children



RNZ: Poll of Polls with Colin James

Jono Natusch (Occasionally Erudite): Poll of Polls update – 3 September 2014

Duncan Garner (RadioLive): Can Colin Craig get five percent? Key certainly wants him there.

Michael Fox (Stuff): Labour to keep Ikaroa-Rawhiti – poll

TV3: Problems for both sides in latest poll

TV3: Poll: Has Key weathered the Dirty Politics storm?

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why TV3′s new 3 News-Reid Research poll dont mean jack

No Right Turn: Sensationalising the status quo

Herald: National or Labour could form a Government – poll

TVNZ: Vote Compass: 56% want smaller role for Treaty

Kate Chapman (TVNZ): Vote Compass: Drinking age should be raised



Jo Moir (Stuff): Parata's higher teacher figures don't add up

Josie Pagani (Herald): Let's hear parties' UN intentions

Press: Editorial: Policies lack detail

MCDP: A Policy A Day: Solar Panel Scheme