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NZ POLITICS DAILY: August 26 2014

Bryce Edwards
Tue, 26 Aug 2014

Today’s content


Michael Fox (Stuff): Kids question candidates

Talia Shadwell (Stuff): Song threatens to kill Key

Vernon Small (Stuff): Labour sees chink in Nats armour

Vernon Small (Stuff): Campaign switches to housing, tax cuts

TVNZ: The Campaign Trail: Leaders hit the streets

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): John Key takes campaign to the West Coast

Benedict Collins (Radio NZ): Tax policies divide voters

Radio NZ: PM stops short of compulsory history

TV3: 'The hacker becomes the heroine' - Trotter

Gayathiri Ganeshan (MCDP): A Policy A Day: Disestablish the IPCA

Dominion Post: Editorial: Bid to shift focus from mud to policy

Isaac Davison (Herald): Election 2014: Laying down the law

Adam Bennett (Herald): National has goodies in reserve

Martin Johnston (Herald): It's law and disorder for Craig and co

Brent Edwards (Radio NZ): National and Labour signal their plans

Tamsyn Parker: How to "Labour-proof" your portfolio

Patrick Leyland (Progress report): Opening Broadcasts

Radio NZ: Prisoners protest voting ban

Torben Akel (TV3): On message: Political party advertising

Radio NZ: Blogwatch - keeping an eye online

TV3: At Home with the Leaders: Jamie Whyte

Stephen Franks: Competition to end parole

Hamish Clark (TV3): Battleground seats: Christchurch Central

Patrick Gower (TV3): Poll: Majority support restricting foreign ownership

Hamish Rutherford and Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): NZ First MP causes ripples over list

Stuff: Colin Craig donates another 250k to his party

Jono Natusch: A tale of two campaign launches

No Right Turn: Climate voter hits 2%

Stuff: Party TV case to be heard next month

David Snell (Stuff): A capital gains tax for NZ?

Matthew Beveridge: Party Facebook pages: update 25 August

Jason Armishaw (MCDP): A Policy A Day: Variable Superannuation


Dirty Politics

Antony Loewenstein (Guardian): Dirty politics: New Zealand's own House of Cards is collapsing

David Fisher (Herald): My history with Cameron Slater

Simon Keller (Stuff): Time will tell whether book should have been published

Derek Cheng (Herald): Disclosures disgust defeated candidate

Radio NZ: Friend 'could have hacked blog'

Nelson Mail: Politicians and the media are going to the blogs

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Lusk seen as partner in grime

TVNZ: Vote Compass: Hager book impacts voting decisions

Lynn Prentice (The Standard): Slater’s privacy conundrum

Russell Blackstock (Herald): Collins 'not worried' by criticism

Grant Miller (Stuff): Complacency issue has been dealt with

Whaleoil: What does Nicky Hager really stand for?



Nicholas Jones (Herald): Housing plan: Winners and losers

Duncan Garner (RadioLive): Kiwisaver first home scheme good politics

Herald: Editorial: Demand for investment property the problem

Siobhan Downes (Stuff): Agents criticise home plan

Seamus Hogan (Offsetting behaviour): Why do all political parties hate renters so much?

Stephen Keys (Unframed): National and Labour in denial on housing affordability

Caleb Morgan (Cut your hair): National’s big housing announcement: tinkering for the middle-class, hand-outs for the rich

No Right Turn: National on housing


Internet Mana

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): What The Hell Was That! Reflections on the media’s coverage of the Internet-Mana campaign launch.

TVNZ: Assange to help Dotcom drop 'bombshell' on Key

Hamish Rutherford (TVNZ): Dotcom hints at Assange cameo

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): The stench of association with Kim Dotcom

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Policy shunted out of shot by Pam

Pete George (Your NZ): Dotcom’s Assange announcement touches raw feminist nerve

Fightback: Fightback opposes platform for Julian Assange



Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why Paula Bennett will be the next leader and Hooton throws the Prime Minister under a bus

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Paula Bennett's on the rise

Andrea Vance (Stuff): National's tax cut mixed message

TVNZ: Key talks housing policy, mixed messages on tax cuts

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Only Stars and Stripes and Obama were missing

No Right Turn: Nothing the Prime Minister says can be trusted

Stuff: National's tax cut mixed message  



Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Labour's sums don't add up

Radio NZ: Cunliffe confident despite poll showing

Rachel Morton (TV3): Labour promises more announcements despite policy backtrack

TVNZ: Labour cuts $300 million in promised spending

Newswire: Labour scraps over-budget policies

Radio NZ: Labour drops policies in revised budget

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Labour hits the brakes on its election promises


Maori Party

Radio NZ: Tame Iti 'willing to sit at the table'

The Press: Editorial: Iti adds interest to campaign

Adam Bennett (Herald): Maori Party reveal list

Adam Hollingworth (TV3): Iti 'not selling out' standing for Maori Party



Terry Bellamak (Hand mirror): No Shame

Susan Hornsby-Geluk (Stuff): Care needed with trial periods

Tess McClure (Stuff): Migrants 'treated like bonded labour'

Kurt Bayer (Herald): Oz extradition battle

Bryce Edwards
Tue, 26 Aug 2014
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NZ POLITICS DAILY: August 26 2014