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NZ POLITICS DAILY: August 28 2014

Bryce Edwards
Thu, 28 Aug 2014

Today’s content

Dirty Politics

Matthew Hooton (Metro): Key and Friends

Simon Wilson (Metro): A Monster in Their Midst

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): What Is Nicky Hager?

Andrew Geddis (Pundit): The "Dirty Politics" stories - where are we?

Russell Brown (Public Address): Earning Confidence

TVNZ: Nicky Hager says book soured Nats relations with blogger

TVNZ: More Dirty Politics revelations expected

Karl du Fresne (Stuff): Dealers in dirt betray a nation’s trust

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Collins just keeps digging

TV3: Whale Oil back in NZ, will speak to police

Julie Christie (Herald): Julie Christie: Muck raking will draw a backlash

Stuff: MP considers legal action against Nicky Hager

Tim Watkin (Pundit):If this was Labour we'd be calling it a mess

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): Positive!

David Fisher (Herald): Chief Ombudsman to probe ministerial offices

No Right Turn: About time

Mike Wesley-Smith (TV3): Poll shows drop in Collins support



John Armstrong (Herald): Cunliffe must take charge in debate or it's all over

Patrick Gower (TV3): Labour's listless, shambolic campaign

Tim Watkin (Pundit): Dirty polls, what Winston wants & debates

Claire Trevett (Herald): Young voters could be key to National victory

TVNZ: The Campaign Trail: Leaders prepare for TV debate

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Desperate duo set for head-to-head  

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Cunliffe and Key to face off in leaders debate

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): National accused of misleading over debt

Josie Pagani (Herald): Wage inequality reflects broken economy

TV3: Peters' difficult decision

Peter Wilson (Newswire): Govt slams Labour's housing policy as a 'shambles'

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The 1st leaders debate

Cathie Bell (Stuff): Wine industry reflects economy - Key

Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): Can't win at politics with a cheque, mate

Peter Fowler (Radio NZ): BlogWatch: Anatomy of misinformation

Maanya Tandon (MCDP): A Policy A Day: Food in Schools

Dan Satherley (TV3): Peters defends NZ First list shake-up

Jono Natusch: So is National’s campaign “slick” or “a mess”?

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On Winston Peters’ latest bout of immigrant bashing, and Bob Dylan in the basement (again)

Rosemary McLeod (Stuff): Why try to spin it when a wobbly does the trick

Debbie Jamieson (Stuff): English left spluttering over question

TV3: Bill English battles for his job at Queenstown debate


Opinion polls

Patrick Gower (TV3): Latest political poll big blow for John Key

David Farrar (Kiwiblog):Is it 2002 all over again?

Dan Satherley (TV3): 'Trustworthy' Conservatives get Dirty Politics boost

Kate Chapman (TVNZ): Vote Compass: Leaders results not good for David Cunliffe

Michael Fox (Stuff): Labour firm in Te Tai Tonga

Pete George (Your NZ): Poor poll coverage by Gower and 3 News



Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Greens pro-market: Russel Norman

Simon Collins (Herald): Greens propose to fund WOF tests for all rental homes

TV3: Rental homes focus of Greens' policy

TVNZ: Greens want 'Warrant of Fitness' test for rental houses

No Right Turn: The disappointment of winning



Andrea Vance (Stuff): 'Homes still out of reach under Labour'

The Standard: Bizarre attack on Cunliffe

Helen Harvey (Stuff): Shearer laments high cost of power

Brendan Manning (Herald): Election 2014: Labour promises 100,000 more affordable homes

Stephanie Rodgers (The Standard): Supporting all the colours of the rainbow


Election songs

Simon Sweetman (Stuff): Political songs backfiring

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): 'Kill the PM' a new low in politics

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Some lyrics from the Kill the PM song

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Can anyone in msm explain how after Dirty Politics that they all got played again over Hip Hop song?


Election ballot info

Derek Cheng (Herald): Electoral commission releases election information

TVNZ: 15 parties registered to contest election

Radio NZ: 15 parties to contest election

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Some candidate stats



Juha Saarinen (Herald): The spies that searched

Brian Fallow (Herald): Seismic shift needed in perverse tax rules

Karl du Fresne: Planet Tiso (continued)

David Snell (Stuff): Capital Gains Tax: Relief for SMEs

Shaun Hendy (Stuff): Does New Zealand need a Tech Commissioner?

Bryce Edwards
Thu, 28 Aug 2014
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NZ POLITICS DAILY: August 28 2014