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NZ POLITICS DAILY: August 25 2014

Bryce Edwards
Mon, 25 Aug 2014

Today’s content

Dirty Politics

John Armstrong (Herald): PM resolves to harpoon 'Whalegate'

Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): Dotcom 'preparing legal action' against blogger

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why the Secret Intelligence Service feeding Cameron Slater information is so very, very, very serious

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Peters calls for top-level inquiry into Hager allegations

Campbell Gibson (NBR): Councillor stands by PR veteran targeted by Hager (paywalled)

Joshua Drummond (Stuff): PM's nice-guy image gone forever

Toby Manhire (Guardian): The whale that swallowed New Zealand's election campaign

Dene Mackenzie (ODT): Hager's book continues to haunt

The Press: Editorial: Time to commit to clean politics

Sarah Robson (Newswire): John Key ignores questions over Judith Collins

Radio NZ: Dirty Politics will endure - professor

Torben Akel (TV3): Delving into Dirty Politics

David Fisher (Herald): Tidal wave of dirt that could swamp election

John Armstrong (Herald): It's dirty all right, but voters don't seem to care

Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): Oxygen in short supply as parties scramble for damage control after Hager book lands

Steve Braunias (Stuff): The secret diary of . . . Judith Collins

Rodney Hide (NBR): Political nasties paddle in shallow pool (paywalled)

Bryan Gould: We Are Asking the Wrong Question

Kurt Bayer (Herald): Slater faces probe over court breach allegation

Tova O’Brien (TV3): Collins' star falling after Dirty Politics

Newswire: Winston says Collins must go

Brook Sabin (TV3): Collins refuses to apologise for alleged leak to Slater

Peter Aranyi (The Paepae): Read it and weep. Nicky Hager’s ‘Dirty Politics’

Paul Little (Herald): Integrity missing from politics

Herald: Editorial: We're all wiser to the ways of power

Amy Maas (Herald): No clue to MP's office thief

Grant Shimmin (Stuff): Voters ought to be properly informed

Rob Hosking (NBR): How John Key became Whale Oil-lite (paywalled)

Vernon Small (Stuff): A long week in politics

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Campaign 2014 is littered with landmines

Phil Taylor (Herald): Whale Oil and friends

Duncan Garner (Stuff): Key punching at shadows as he fails to clean up leaking dirt

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): John Key: 'Ask me anything'

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): PM offers phone records

David Fisher (Herald): Collins grants blogger's request in just 37 minutes

David Fisher (Herald): Minister's staffer took part in blog

Steven Price (Media Law Journal): Is Whale Oil a journalist (2)?

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): How Hager got it wrong on The Princess Party

Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Sadly, Hager's book won't clean up politics

Andrew Gunn (Stuff): National's policies. Yes?

Patrick Gower (Herald): Step aside, Judith, Paula's coming

Herald: Editorial: 'Crusher' must be put in her place

Steve Braunias (Stuff): Focusing on the election campaign

Georgia Nelson (Newstalk ZB): Google stats suggest 'Dirty Politics' interest dropping

Daphna Whitmore (Redline): Digging up the dirt

The Jackal: Casualties of Dirty Politics

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Blogging vs Journalism vs Politics – The 7 latest revolting revelations

Pete George (Your NZ): Excuses and ethics for Hager don’t stack up

The Standard: Hacked election

Herald: Editorial: 'Crusher' must be put in her place

Kelvin Smythe (Networkonnet): New Zealand, after six years of Key, has been corrupted by the sleaze and dirty tricks to a different kind of New Zealand

Bronwyn Hayward (Seed research group): Towards a Better New Zealand Democracy

John Braddock and Tom Peters (World Socialist Website): Media turns against New Zealand government ahead of election

Peter de Graaf (Northern Advocate): National security defects exposed

The Standard: An ethical example

Nick Grant (NBR): Key comfortable with Gwyn inspecting staff’s personal emails

Stuff: Collins sticks to her guns, and friends


National and housing

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On National’s housing assistance plan

Audrey Young (Herald): Nats in push to woo first-home buyers

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Washing away the grime

Josie Pagani (Herald): Housing plan weakens trust in Key

TV3: Housing issue nudges Dirty Politics aside

Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim-Post): First thoughts about National’s Housing Policy

Tracy Watkins and Michael Fox (Stuff): Housing promise to spark National campaign

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): National offers $20k kick-start for homeowners

Audrey Young (Herald): Government boost for first-home buyers

Simon Wong (TV3): National launches key home buyers policy

Bevan Hurley (Herald): Nats eyeing housing aid

Greg Presland (The Standard): Labour’s housing plan is much better


Internet Mana

Matthew Brockett (Bloomberg): Dotcom Plots New Zealand Grab With Dance-Party Politics

Matthew Backhouse (Herald): Dotcom denies he's behind the Whale Oil hacking

Russell Brown (Public Address): Didn't see that coming

Michael Fox (Stuff): Corkery hacked off with the hackers

TVNZ: Reporter called a 'puffed up little sh*t' by Internet Party staffer

Michael Fox (Stuff): Dotcom tells of hacking skill

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Internet MANA announce free tertiary education & full employment – media ego blocks it

Sophie Ryan (Herald): Press secretary's tirade overshadows campaign launch

Brook Sabin (TV3): Internet Mana launch ends in chaos

Michael Fox (Stuff): Internet-Mana promises jobs for all  

Sophie Ryan (Herald): Dotcom hailed as 'super hero' as Internet Mana kick off campaign

Newswire: Internet Mana pledges 100,000 new jobs


New Zealand First

Philip Matthews (Stuff): Breaking bread and wine with Winston

Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): NZ First failing to move with the times

Caleb Harris (Stuff): Mark could get NZ First across line

Michael Field (Stuff): Winston Peters points at 'laundering scheme'

Nicholas Jones (Herald): Labour a party of 'gays, lesbians, loony left' - NZ First candidate

NBR: Winston Peters attacks Auckland land bankers



Grant McDougall (Public Address): If political parties were beer ...

Michael Fox (Stuff): Tame Iti to stand for Maori Party

Elton Smallman (Stuff): Disabled left on the margins

Dave Armstrong (Stuff): Fear of lost votes is te reo's worst enemy

Joe McClure (Fightback): Elections and migrant-bashing: Full rights for migrant workers

Jane Bowron (Stuff): PM's "most New Zealanders" phrase wears thin

Alan Simpson (Stuff): Tough assignment to take National's heartland seats

Vernon Small (Stuff): Labour takes razor to alternative budget

Mathew Dearnaley (Herald): Labour - We'll start rail link

Jane Bowron (Stuff): Voters weary of being told what's important

Stuff: What are Kiwi voters searching for?

Patrick O'Meara (Radio NZ): Economy – The battle of ideas

Herald: Five questions with John Key and David Cunliffe

Herald: Intention good, trip a letdown

Herald: Seven-day roundup: Labour goes grey, Greens up tax rate

Herald: Election 2014: The week in numbers

Ben Uffindell (Herald): The future of the nation - it's in your hands

Kerre McIvor: Vote Compass party picker offers weird choices

Tim Watkin (Pundit): Conservatives want assurances on National's morals before offering confidence & supply

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Labour to axe secondary tax

TVNZ: Vote Compass first results: Economy the top issue

Daily Blog: NZ’s Foreign Aid: The Party Policies Compared

TV3: Upcoming polls 'significantly' slanted - panel

Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): MPs should bring chaos to order, poll says

Dominion Post: Editorial: No one party 'owns' an election

Michael Fox (Stuff): Cunliffe apologises for ancestors  

Brent Edwards (Radio NZ): Fact or fiction?

Andrea Vance (Stuff): ACT's attitude shift

TVNZ: Colin Craig taking Electoral Commission to court

John Roughan (Herald): Let the clean campaign be heard

Verity Johnson (Herald): To gain our trust, you'll have to earn it

Isaac Davison (Herald): Conservative Party confirms first five members on list

Grant Smithies (Stuff): Election day: A time to settle grudges

TVNZ: Vote Compass: Taxes should stay as they are

Kuneblog: Weird Weird Weird Weird Weird Election

Matthew Beveridge: Ask away influencing the media?

Radio NZ: Failed Expat Party blames Commission

Claire Trevett (Herald): Leaders unplugged: Epsom cuppa puts bad memories in past

Vernon Small (Stuff): Labour moots major transport investment

Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): Greens' Russel Norman - a reluctant leader

Stuff: ACT wants more transparency in youth justice


Election advertising

Paul Casserly (Herald): Opening up the Vote

Grumpollie: Political party Opening Statement evaluations (parties on the left)

Stephanie Rodgers (The Standard): The opening addresses of Election 2014

Matthew Beveridge: Opening addresses and social media

Frank Macskasy (Daily Blog): Election TV campaign ads – Opening Night



Radio NZ: Is New Zealand an unequal society?

Bryce Edwards and Geoffrey Miller (Herald): Twitter 2014: Top 100 list sparks tweet storm

Peter Jackson (Northern Advocate): Unhappy Hone may face driving charge

Stuff: New Donghua Liu donation uncovered

Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): Chinese buyers in rush to NZ

Rob Stock (Stuff): Wealth split worse than most realise

Matthew Beveridge: Twitter stats 22 August

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Changes to MPs allowances

Radio NZ: Housing allowance boost for MPs

No Right Turn: The most bulls* OIA response ever

Bryce Edwards
Mon, 25 Aug 2014
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NZ POLITICS DAILY: August 25 2014