RNZ: Focus on Politics
By Radio New Zealand
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A weekly analysis of significant political issues.
||CleanFocus on Politics for 21 September 2018||With a major visit to the United Nations on the horizon, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spent the past week clearing the decks before her departure. She's sacked a Minister and publicly squashed several coalition disputes, but the Opposition say||20 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFocus on Politics for 14 September 2018||While differences between Labour and New Zealand First on policies like the refugee quota and three strikes have been aired publicly, there may more trouble on the horizon over industrial relations law.||13 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFocus on Politics for 7 September 2018||The New Zealand First leader blindsided the Prime Minister this week when he scuppered Labour's plans to lift the refugee quota to 1500. Winston Peters had just landed in Nauru for the Pacific Islands forum, when he was asked about New Zealand's of||6 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFocus on Politics for 31 August 2018||Focus on Politics for 31 August 2018||30 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFocus on Politics for 24 August 2018||The controversy over the leak of National leader Simon Bridges' travel expenses took on a life of its own as the week drew to an end, with the Speaker pulling the pin on the QC inquiry he originally ordered.||23 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFocus on Politics for 17 August 2018||Political intrigue abounds with the launch of an inquiry into the leak to media of information about the National leader Simon Bridges' travel bill.||16 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFocus on Politics for 10 August 2018||The furore around "free speech on campuses" reached New Zealand this week after Massey University cancelled a speaking engagement by former National leader Don Brash. The move drew widespread condemnation from across the political spectrum and spar||9 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFocus on Politics for 3 August 2018||In one of his final actions as acting Prime Minister, Winston Peters, ordered top ministers to put their heads together to find a way to deal with the recent spike in deaths from synthetic cannabis. Provisional figures from the coroner show between||2 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFocus on Politics for 27 July 2018||This time last year Bill English was Prime Minister, Andrew Little was Labour leader with Jacinda Ardern as his deputy. Metiria Turei and James Shaw led the Greens. Three other parties supported the National government. Fast forward to July 2018 an||26 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
So ‘straight down the middle'
… it must annoy lefties and righties equally. As close to verbatim political reporting as you can get.
Needs a little more producing
Just a report on what happened, can be jolting because they go straight into the story with no intro, weird when you are listening to the end of another podcast and then a report starts