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NZ POLITICS DAILY: August 30 2014

Bryce Edwards
Sat, 30 Aug 2014

Today’s content

Leaders debate

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On last night’s debate, and the Collins accusation

Adam Bennett (Herald): Sorting facts from the fiction

Morgan Tait (Herald): Buzzdial shows what clicks with voters

Vernon Small (Stuff): Where did John Key go?

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): PM's lost sense of humour

Phoebe Fletcher (TV3): Cunliffe stronger than Key in debate

TVNZ: Leaders debate winner a close call say pundits

Ben Uffindell (The Civilian): Viewers judge TV3 to be winner in TV One leaders’ debate

TVNZ: Vote Compass: John Key on top after first TV debate

Dan Satherley (TV3): Debate separates left from right

Greg Presland (The Standard): Cunliffe 1 Key 0

Rob Hosking (NBR): Leaders' debate and the dangers of the Churchill Syndrome (paywalled)

Election data consortium: Leaders Debate Drives The #nzpol Wordcloud

Adam Bennett and Derek Cheng (Herald): Leaders' debate: Who did Facebook like last night?

Rob Salmond (Polity): Debate 1

Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim-Post): Quick post debate comment

Herald: Leaders' debate: Cunliffe the majority winner

Adam Bennett and Claire Trevett (Herald): Leaders' debate: Dirty Politics drowned out

TVNZ: Economy, Dirty Politics fire Key, Cunliffe in debate

Corin Dann (TVNZ): 'Probably a points victory to Cunliffe'

Teuila Fuatai (Herald): Big Buzz Around Election Debate

Andrea Vance and Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Debate turns slug-fest  

Chris Trotter (Bowelley Road): The First Leaders' Debate: Cunliffe Shows His Quality.

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Cunliffe beats Key in First Leaders debate

Tova O’Brien (TV3): 'No guns blazing' for Key in leaders' debate

Claire Trevett (Herald): Cunliffe and Key try to claim underdog status

Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim-Post): Debates don’t change anything unless they do



John Armstrong (Herald): Dirty Politics furore getting in way of campaign's economic questions

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Dodging landmines takes toll on Key

Vernon Small (Stuff): Numbers men offer voters clear options

Stuff: Campaign Diary: Saturday, August 30

James Griffin (Herald): James Griffin: Web of politics

Timaru Herald: Editorial: Voter turnout a concern

Duncan Garner (Stuff): When there's no more Mr Nice Guy, Bennett is next bet

Dominion Post: Debate sparks up dreary campaign

Waikato Times: Digesting the debate

John Armstrong (Herald): Casualties beginning to show in battle for votes

Brent Edwards (Radio NZ): Power play

Duncan Garner (RadioLive): Why I am not biased

Radio NZ: Maori Party aims to lift tertiary access

Michael Fox (Stuff): Craig takes aim at Peters  

Radio NZ: Craig wins 10 seconds more air time

Ben Uffindell (The Civilian): Government to save $400 million by doing ice bucket challenge on behalf of whole country

TVNZ: As it happened: The Campaign Trail August 29

No Right Turn: An empty void at the heart of the election

No Right Turn: The cost of irrigation

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Should rural broadband be funded by taxpayers or telcos?

Brian Rudman (Herald): The housing crisis - a private solution

Toby Manhire (Herald): Moral drift leaves Key reading the tea leaves

Kuneblog: Paradise Lost as an election guide

The Listener: The enormity of it

Phoebe Fletcher (TV3): Chasing the enigma of the 'centre'

Blake Crayton-Brown (Stuff): It's politics, but not as you know it


Dirty Politics

Michele Hewitson (Herald): Interview: Nicky Hager

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Voters divided over who plays dirtiest

Phil Kitchin (Stuff): Complaint turns up heat on Collins

John Roughan (Herald): Internet lowers the political tone

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Dirt Alert! Are the Greens and Labour about to become the targets of a major negative advertising campaign?

Jackson James Wood (Public Address): Rocking in the Public Good: Hager and Shihad

Giovanni Tiso (Overland): Digging the dirt

David Fisher (Herald): Dirty Politics hacker 'decent and ethical' person

Radio NZ: Collins defends giving details to blogger

Mike Smith (The Standard): Cyberflailing

Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim-Post): How most people get hacked

Lamia Imam (Matthew Beveridge): Peak Dirty

Diana Wichtel (Listener): A meeting of mindlessness (paywalled)

The Standard: ‘Malevolent males’, ‘Mistress Collins’ & a ‘free press’

Stuff: Cameron Slater lays police complaint


Opinion polls

Simon Collins (Herald): Poll finds rich-poor gap is the big election issue

Roy Morgan (Election data consortium): NZ's Biggest Problems Are Economic Say Voters

Colin James (Radio NZ): Poll of polls

Sebastian Klinkum (Beehive mandate): What do the new polls mean for the election?

No Right Turn: Kiwis care about inequality

Audrey Young (Herald): Poll puts Minto into Parliament


Judith Collins vs Winston Peters

Derek Cheng (Herald): Peters stands by Collins claim

Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): Peters, Key squabble over Collins 'coup attempt'

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Collins disputes Peters' claim

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The latest nonsense claim from Peters

Adam Bennett (Herald): Peters 'last person in the world' I want to work with - Collins

Rob Hosking (NBR): Winston and Judith in Wonderland (paywalled)

Nick Grant (NBR): Winston sticks to story of Collins’ post-election pitch

Brook Sabin (TV3): Peters challenges Collins to sue him


New Zealand First

Derek Cheng (Herald): Winston best card player hands down

Andrew Geddis (Pundit): Who says organisation, says oligarchy

Newswire: Dumped Andrew Williams to take legal action

TVNZ: Williams taking NZ First to court over dumping

Willie Jackson (RadioLIve): Winston Peters the kingmaker

Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): Williams takes NZ First to court over list

Derek Cheng (Herald): Dumped NZ First MP Andrew Williams to fight axing



Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): Labour leader dances off the back foot

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): How Cullen helped Cunliffe stare down Key

Isaac Davison (Herald): Cunliffe a new man after debate

Michael Fox (Stuff): Labour denies change on Lochinver sale  

Lloyd Burr (RadioLive): Cunliffe’s walking on sunshine

Tova O’Brien (TV3): Cunliffe's Lochinver sale stance weakening - Key

Kim Baker Wilson (Radio NZ): Cunliffe now unsure over Lochinver sale



Steven Cowan (Against the current): The Dismal politics of the Green Party

Ian Llewellyn (Election data consortium): Green Support Divided By Age And Gender

The Standard: Key can’t work with the Greens because…

David Kennedy (Local bodies): Green Election Policy Highly Sophisticated



TVNZ: NZ prisons must abandon 'inhuman' practices - report

Mark Blackham (Political business): Social Media Magnification: What it is to go viral

Stacy Kirk (Stuff): Women's place 'is in the Cabinet'

Bryce Edwards
Sat, 30 Aug 2014
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NZ POLITICS DAILY: August 30 2014