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NZ POLITICS DAILY: August 13 2014

Bryce Edwards
Wed, 13 Aug 2014

Today’s content


Alexia Russell (Newstalk ZB): The election's getting personal

TVNZ: Fears over bitter negative election campaign

Tim Selwyn (Daily Blog): How not to debate on television: the Joyce-Robertson example

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): An ugly campaign

Jono Natusch: F* John Key, but don’t burn him…

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Minister heckled at broadcasting debate

Liam Hehir (Stuff): MMP magnet for political vipers

TVNZ: Cunliffe 'disgusted' by dirty tactics ahead of election

Newswire: Election billboard vandals frustrate parties

Andrew Chen (MCDPNZ): Race-based Politics

Peter O’Neill (Stuff): Online post too much

Tracy Wakins (Stuff): New lows hit from the outset

Adam Bennett (Herald): Heat on in race debate leading up to election

Radio NZ: Warning marae billboards may mislead

Sam Thompson (Newstalk ZB): Election campaign getting ugly

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Beware of partisans peddling political bullshit

Isaac Davison (Herald): National gets $500K boost from businessman

Megan Whelan (The Wireless): Election Issues: Housing

Mathew Grocott (Stuff): Politicians need to lift their game

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

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Policy announcements drop into void

Brendan Manning (Herald): Candidates face off in Epsom

Lauren Priestley (Stuff): Candidates not keen on co-operation over housing

Newswire: Focus on John Key too strong, voters think

Dave Williams (Newswire): Civilian Party reaches threshold to register

NBR: iPredict picks five Internet-Mana Party MPs in post-election parliament

Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Smart move from the Maori Party


New Nicky Hager book

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Snowden may play part in Hager's latest book expose

Barry Soper and Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): The man politicians love to hate is at it again

Newswire: John Key not fazed by release of Hager's book

TVNZ: Hagar book could prove awkward for PM

The Standard: Hager, fear & the surveillance state

Toby Manhire (Listener): Nicky Hager has a new book – but what is it about?


Ban on Planet Key video

Adam Bennett (Herald): Electoral Commission orders musical dig at Key off the air

Michael Fox (Stuff): Songwriter 'gagged' over John Key parody

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Dumb rules around election coverage

Simon Wong (TV3): Commission bans 'Planet Key' song

Patrick Gower (TV3): John Key not fazed by 'Planet Key' video

No Right Turn: Is political satire really illegal?

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Why we need an electoral law change


Helensville debate

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): The winners and losers in Helensville

Stuff: Candidates kept on a tight rein    

Alastair Bull (Newswire): Kumeu meeting fails to ignite

Radio NZ: Opponents claim PM broke meeting's rules


Labour and anti-semitism

Patrick Gower (TV3): Cunliffe should have axed Gibson over 'Shylock' comment

Russell Brown (Public Address): Not doing justice

Radio NZ: Labour candidate 'on last warning' over slur

Fundamentally useless: The rise and rise of racist politics in New Zealand

Matthew Beveridge: Ignorance is no excuse

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Beveridge on Shylock comment

Newswire: Dunne: 'Racist overtones' seep into election campaign


New Zealand First and ‘two Wongs’ debate

John Armstrong (Herald): Peters' divisive tactics way out of line

Simon Day (Stuff): Two Wongs critical of Winston

Tova O’Brien (TV3): Winston Peters hits back over Wong 'joke'

TVNZ: Winston's 'two Wongs' joke makes international headlines

Herald: Two Wongs not sure what's right


Effigy burning

TVNZ: Laila Harre attacks PM for effigy video 'slur'

Stuff: Ineffable effigies

Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): Internet Mana anger over Key effigy claims 



Russell Brown (Public Address): Media Take and Godwin's Election

Colin Hogg (Herald): Seriously, let's lighten the load



Derek Cheng (Herald): Cunliffe out to show he has some street-cred

Eileen Goodwin (ODT): Helping over-65s questioned

Herald: Editorial: Free doctors visits unfair on taxpaying generation

Vernon Small (Stuff): National blasts Labour's budget

TVNZ: Labour's GP visits labelled too expensive

Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim-Post): Gross

No Right Turn: The wrong target


Internet Mana

Lane Nichols (Herald): Leaders Unplugged: Laila Harre: Recharged, reinvented and in the running

David Fisher (Herald): Internet Mana signs Peters' 'right hand man'

Herald: Internet Mana merger nets $600,000 boost

Michael Fallow (Stuff): Internet Mana champions young talent

Michael Fallows (Stuff): GST 'a tax against the poor' - Dotcom



Aimee Gulliver and Stacey Kirk (Stuff): National's school plan 'dressed up' policy

Newswire: Labour: Govt's school pledge just 'routine'

TVNZ: $350m for new schools, classrooms in Auckland

TV3: Govt: New Auckland schools to be built



Phil Kitchin (Stuff): Fresh twist in 40-year-old Cold War spy mystery

The Press: Editorial: KGB files don't tell whole story

Stuff: Today in politics: Wednesday, August 13

No Right Turn: Something to be proud of

Peter McCaffrey (Kiwiblog): Guest Post: Read This One Post To Understand MMP Better Than A Political Science Professor

Adam Bennett (Herald): Greens want $500m spend on Christchurch public transport

No Right Turn:Act logic

Susan Guthrie and Gareth Morgan (Stuff): Maori political rights and disadvantage are separate issues

Phil Kitchen (Stuff): KGB used passports from NZ

The Press: Editorial: Deprivation not only hardship

Jamie Small (Stuff): Pengxin may not survive - Bill English

Bill Moore (Stuff): Act leader takes philosophical stand

Bryce Edwards
Wed, 13 Aug 2014
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NZ POLITICS DAILY: August 13 2014