Hot Topic Reporting season
Hot Topic Reporting season
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Bryce Edwards
Tue, 01 Apr 2014

Today’s content


Latest polls

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Labour has no chance unless they change the game

Patrick Gower (TV3): Cunliffe's poll numbers slide after trust issue

Newstalk Zb Staff (Newstalk ZB): Bad news for Cunliffe in latest poll

Tim Watkin (Pundit): Does the Labour-National gap even matter under MMP? You bet

Pete George (Your NZ):‘Don’t knows’ and swing voters

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Cunliffe confident he can pick up support

Michael Sergel (Newstalk ZB): Politicians predict a tight election

Radio NZ: Election still on a knife-edge – Cunliffe

TV3: What's keeping National high in the polls?

Tim Watkin (Pundit): Underlying perceptions and the Cunliffe crisis: Poll analysis

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The real story behind the latest opinion polls

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The Greens and NZ First – the most important political relationship in new Government?

Russell Brown (Hard News): Polls: news you can own

Rob Salmond (Polity): The new TV polls

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Opposition Leader in the Preferred PM poll

Ellipsister: Perspective from an undecided left voter

Brian Edwards (BEM): Is this journalism or a party political broadcast on behalf of the National Party?


Internet Party

Audrey Young (Herald): Mana's Dunne ultimatum

Duncan Garner (RadioLIVE): Hone’s ‘Mana’ on the line over Dotcom deal

Liam Hehir (Stuff): Ideology hindering alliances

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB):Pressure on Dotcom to name names

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Geddis on Internet Party selections

Keith Locke (Daily Blog): Countering the Nazi smears against Kim Dotcom

Simon Prast (Daily Blog): Nothing is Sacred.

Peter Cresswell (Not PC): The Internet Party: Mostly Clowns

Keeping Stock: Will Sue Bradford's principles hold out?

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Internet Party outlines government-backed currency

Giovanni Tiso (Bat, Bean, Beam): His Kampf



Newswire: Craig launches case against Norman

TVNZ: Colin Craig files papers in defamation spat with Russel Norman

Stuff: Craig lodges defamation papers – Greens

Isaac Davison (Herald): Colin Craig files defamation papers with court


National Party

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): The Soap Box: Key cosying up for a job in the States

TVNZ: National exploring own paid parental leave supplement

TVNZ: Voters evenly split on Collins staying in Cabinet – poll

Louisa Wall (Daily Blog): Questions yet to be answered in unseemly Te Kōhanga Reo Trust blame game


Labour Party

Laura Dooney (Newstalk ZB): Robertson confirms he's running for Wellington Central

Laura McQuillan and Adam Walker (Newstalk ZB): Coffey wants seat, not list


Climate change and the environment

Michael Smetham (Stuff): Cows' pollution can be minimised

NBR Staff (NBR): Halting ETS is 'absolute bottom line' for supporting National – ACT

The Press: Editorial: Planning will avoid the worst

Andy Reisinger, Andrew Tait, and Paul Newton (Stuff): NZ must face climate change flexibly

Southland Times: Editorial: So far so still-no-good

Fundamentally Useless: Why Labour can’t be trusted to address climate change

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): Too much Whyte noise


Genesis float

James Weir (Stuff): Genesis offer 'excellent value'

Newswire: Genesis shares going for 'a fair price' - Key

Radio NZ: Claim Genesis shares too cheap

 David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Genesis sale



Stuff: Key warns against loosening the purse strings

Audrey Young (Herald): Key: No big Budget spend-up

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Internet economy potential


Inequality and poverty

Michael Sergel (Newstalk ZB): Kiwis believe they aren't better off under National

The Standard: Highlighting the income gap

Wayne Hope (Daily Blog): A tale of two countries – the real political culture of NZ

David Kennedy (Local Bodies): Transport Poverty, Bicycles Needed.

John Minto (Daily Blog): The well-trod path to the corporate boxes at Eden Park



Stuff: Today in politics: Tuesday, April 1

Brittany Mann (Stuff): Changing face of monarchists

Simon Maude (Stuff): No signs of debate flagging

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Taxpayers’ Union welcomes $158,000 paid back

TV3: New changes come in today

Nicholas Jones (Herald): NZ 'way ahead' of America

Audrey Young (Herald): NZ lifts ban on Fijian military personnel

Martin Johnston (Herald): Plain packs derided as not working

Andrew Geddis (Pundit): From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back

Andrew Chen (MCDP): Social Media and Being a Global Citizen Everyday

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Parliament must work faster

Newswire: Special award for Rebecca Kitteridge

Mark Hubbard (Life Behind the Iron Drape): Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act - Redux. Stymied in Best Practice.

Robert Ayson (Stuff): NZ sitting on wobbly fence

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Nice job – getting paid to hand out money!

Michael Field (Stuff): Unions throw support behind fishing boat workers

Steve Braunias (Stuff): I drew a line, it was all yellow

Jane Bowron (Stuff): Cop an eyeful of the new radio line-ups

Bryce Edwards
Tue, 01 Apr 2014
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