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A New Zealand politics podcast hosted by The Spinoff editor Toby Manhire with Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas.

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A New Zealand politics podcast hosted by The Spinoff editor Toby Manhire with Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas.

    The end of DHBs, local government and Selena Gomez

    The end of DHBs, local government and Selena Gomez

    In this special pink moon edition of the podcast, Toby, Annabelle and Ben discuss the government’s recently announced health reforms, National’s race-baiting response, Nanaia Mahuta’s China speech and big hopes for her review of local government. Ben also goes in big time on the major celebrity beef (allegedly) between Jacinda Ardern and Selena Gomez. 


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    45 minutes of silence

    45 minutes of silence

    After an impeccably-observed 45 minutes of silence for the Duke of Edinburgh (edited out of this version), the Gone By Lunchtime team get on to discussing the latest big stories in New Zealand politics. In this episode: the temporary ban on arrivals from India, the Māori Party’s donations strife, drug policy and leadership ructions in the National Party.


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    The housing package and the stuck ship

    The housing package and the stuck ship

    Join Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas as they discuss Labour’s now week-old housing package, the National caucus's fluoride vote, Christopher Luxon, travel bubbles, Police 10-7 and more.
     
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    In loving memory of landline polling

    In loving memory of landline polling

    On this week’s episode: The latest 1 News Colmar Brunton poll results and the death of landline polling; Jacinda Ardern quitting her weekly Mike Hosking radio slot; the National Party review under lock and key and the push for diversity in candidates; Covid lockdown 4.0 for Auckland and how that was handled; the vaccination roll-out announced and lessons from Hui polling on Māori attitudes to vaccines; and a thorough grilling of Annabelle and Ben for their podcasting betrayals.
     
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    Rethinking MIQ, Australia and businesswear

    Rethinking MIQ, Australia and businesswear

    New Zealand’s leading political podcast pivots to true crime this week to investigate the disappearance of political commentator Ben Thomas from Twitter. Where did he go – and what’s he been doing with all his hot takes on The Bachelorette NZ?


    Also discussed in this week’s episode: the latest short, sharp three-day lockdown, the ongoing Covid response and the need for specialist MIQ facilities, trans-Tasman relations, raising benefit levels and the great parliamentary neckwear debate of 2021.
     
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    Welcome to 2021, the tribute year to 2020

    Welcome to 2021, the tribute year to 2020

    As news reaches Gone By Lunchtime that it’s already the second month of the year, The Spinoff’s political podcasting triumvirate sits down to study the 2021 tea leaves. On the agenda in this episode: The National Party cautions against taking the bait while chewing furiously on a rusty hook; a big week for Māori seats and Māori wards; Waitangi Day commemorations; Ben’s grand plan to abolish all councils; Damien O’Connor’s big moment in the Chinese and Australian media; and the roadmap/cycleway laid out in the Climate Change Commission report.
     
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5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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Easily my favorite NZ politics podcast

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