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A New Zealand politics podcast hosted by The Spinoff's Toby Manhire with Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas.
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A New Zealand politics podcast hosted by The Spinoff's Toby Manhire with Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas.
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    Chris Finlayson on the rule of law and the fear of winning

    Chris Finlayson on the rule of law and the fear of winning

    In a special episode to mark the publication of his book Yes, Minister, the former National cabinet minister talks to Toby Manhire about the Key years, the state of the National Party, the colleagues he’d admired and those he loathed. He reflects on his role in building and promoting principles of Crown-Māori co-governance, his time as attorney general, and why he lived in terror of winning an electorate seat.
    Plus, Finlayson on:
    Religion and politics.The disgraces of Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison and Donald Trump.Why just one paragraph for his former press secretary Ben Thomas?

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    • 54 min
    Gaurav Sharma and Sam Uffindell, suspended

    Gaurav Sharma and Sam Uffindell, suspended

    Two junior MPs, one new and the other very new, have become the centre of political attention in the last 10 days. Both have been suspended from their party caucus. Ben Thomas, Annabelle Lee-Mather and Toby Manhire examine the allegations by Labour's Sharma, the extraordinary way it played out and Jacinda Ardern's response. And what of National's Uffindell? Should he be punished for an assault more than 20 years ago, has he atoned and how did Christopher Luxon deal with it? Plus: what do the cases together tell us about the culture in the parties and the strange workplace of parliament?
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    • 43 min
    Auckland mayoral election special, with the doyen of Super City journalism Todd Niall

    Auckland mayoral election special, with the doyen of Super City journalism Todd Niall

    Our biggest city is gearing up for its fifth Super City election, and the golden-voiced Todd Niall – formerly of RNZ and now senior Auckland reporter for Stuff – has seen them all. He joins Toby Manhire to discuss the leading contenders for the office some call the country’s second most important elected role, including Efeso Collins, Leo Molloy, Viv Beck and Wayne Brown, who have recent been joined by two unexpected candidates: John Palino (of Florida) and Lisa Lewis (of Hamilton).
    Plus: How does 2022 compare with previous campaigns? Why are turnout numbers so risible? And what can a mayor actually hope to achieve?

    The Spinoff’s local election coverage is public interest journalism funded through NZ On Air


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    • 50 min
    James versus Ron for Greens co-leader

    James versus Ron for Greens co-leader

    The Green Party AGM voted to make James Shaw reapply for his job, but so far his only challenger is Ron, aka Re-open Nominations. Toby, Annabelle and Ben ask what it means for the party. Plus: Thousands of people around the world have been given $350 they don’t deserve by the NZ government – is this a big cock-up or a big beat-up? Is enough being done to close the gaping loophole exposed in political donations law? And a comprehensive history of Ben Thomas’s political career.
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    • 47 min
    UK politics special: The Boris Johnson implosion

    UK politics special: The Boris Johnson implosion

    Guardian journalist Richard Adams joins Toby Manhire to recount the scandals and fabrications of "a government run by journalists" and assess the contest for a new Conservative leader and prime minister. Also: the state of the Labour opposition, and what Christopher Luxon and New Zealand can learn from the English education system.
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    • 51 min
    Andrea Vance on Blue Blood: The Inside Story of the National Party in Crisis

    Andrea Vance on Blue Blood: The Inside Story of the National Party in Crisis

    The hell years of National since John Key's departure are revisited in jaw-dropping detail in Andrea Vance's new book. In a special edition of Gone By Lunchtime, she talks to Toby Manhire about the revelations, and whether Christopher Luxon can consign the bad times to history.
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    • 55 min

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Easily my favorite NZ politics podcast

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