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11:05am during Sunday Morning with Chris Laidlaw
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An inebriated low-ranked National List MP makes a fool of himself and trouble for John Key by throwing his inconsiderable weight around in a restaurant and threatening the waiter. (5′59″)
The Nationals are being accused of cronyism with their appointment of certain people from other fields to high level public service positions - squash champion Susan Devoy is now the Race Relations Commissioner. (6′40″)
The Greens and Labour put up a united front with a scheme for delivering cheap power to consumers. But how united are they? (6′14″)
The GCSB affair continues. What might be needed is a bit of clarity about what the organisation is actually allowed to do. Maybe the PM's office can fix that? (6′27″)
The GCSB affair is running out of control with accusations of illegal spying explained away as misinterpretation of the law. The solution? Change the law. (6′35″)
With Southland's Tiwai Point aluminium smelter facing an uncertain future, delcate negotiations are taking place between the National Government, Meridian Energy and Rio Tinto. (6′29″)
United Future's Peter Dunne is not getting any support with his revenue raising ideas about taxing perks - certainly not from his coalition boss, John Key. (6′33″)
Solid Energy is in trouble. Its finances are anything but solid. Who's to blame? The board of Solid Energy? The National Government? Neither party wants to take the fall. (6′27″)
Bastard Insurance is doing all it can to avoid paying out on claims. After all, insurance is a business not some kind of safety net or welfare scheme! It's about the investors and shareholders. (6′30″)
Two impressionable young ACT Party workers try to stay upbeat about the future of the Party and to think of ways to increase its support base from 0.1% to 0.3%. The sky's the limit! (6′29″)
Sky City's not-too-transparent tendering process leading to a deal with the Govermenment where the Casino gets more pokies and Auckland gets a new convention centre. (6′11″)
Today New Zealand First is in serious damage control after Richard Prosser suggests banning 'Wogistanis' from flying on Western airlines. (6′33″)
If the Maori Party is to move forward and retain it's membership base it has to modernise - it might be that it needs some new, younger faces in the leadership. (6′21″)
Labour List MP Carmen Hack is concerned about David Shearer's affordable homes promise but comes up with an idea that might just keep building costs down. (6′33″)
Simon Rogers-Flaccid, National List MP, is trying to figure out what is actually required to be offered a ministerial portfolio in the next cabinet reshuffle. (6′25″)
The Treasury Christmas party guest list includes most of the major 'DtL targets from the past year - Winston Peters, NZ Cricket, Novopay, The PM, the Two Davids and more. (6′30″)
Crap FM's crazy morning crew are up to their old tricks doing the prank call routine on Mike's Mad Monday Morning show. Self indulgent, ego driven commercial radio at its best. (6′18″)
In a recent poll, Labour gained three points and David Shearer improved his standings in the preferred-leader polls against John Key. But how? (6′35″)
The Novopay payroll system from Australia was intended to make the paying of our school teachers work better, but so far it seems to have done the exact opposite. (6′15″)
Robin Snitcher, Labour List MP, has a stoush with his executive assistant because he believes she is trying to undermine his leadership by changing biscuits. (6′36″)
Local tourism operators attempt to capitalise on the anticipated flow of Hobbit focused tourists. (5′54″)
The impact of workplace health and safety deregulation is explored following the release of the report of the Pike River Commission of Inquiry. (6′27″)
A National List MP is struggling to explain how the Housing Package differs from policies put forward by other parties, including Labour. (6′30″)
The Labour party are at a bit of a loss to separate themselves from almost anyone on the right. Labour's latest idea to make it more difficult to employ immigrant workers to increase job opportunities for 'normal' Kiwis isn't helping. (6′33″)
Why, despite warnings about a problem, was no urgent action taken to fix the security systems on the WINZ data bases so clients' private details were safe? (6′28″)
Where does the real power in New Zealand lie? That’s right, with a bunch of bureaucrats, underlings, officials, and lowly-ranked list MPs that you and I have never heard of. Whether it’s in sport, politics, commerce, education or the arts, the only way to find out what’s really going on in this country is by going ... Down The List.
Written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Radio New Zealand’s Drama department.
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