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A selection of the best interviews and debates from the 2011 General Election campaign as featured on Radio New Zealand's programmes, and full interviews and media conferences recorded by our reporters throughout the campaign.

Monday, 21 November 2011

  • Labour defends election flyers ( 2′ 07″ )

    Internet bloggers aligned to the National Party say Labour has sunk to new lows with an election pamphlet that shows a baby and states "under National you won't be around to celebrate her first birthday".

    From Checkpoint on 21 Nov 2011

  • Serious job creation needed in Dunedin ( 3′ 27″ )

    Community and business leaders in Dunedin say the major political parties are not serious enough about creating jobs in the city.

    From Checkpoint on 21 Nov 2011

  • National leader discusses asset sales ( 3′ 11″ )

    John Key tells reporters he believes most New Zealanders will like the idea of partial state asset sales, or the "mixed model ownership", once it can be seen in operation.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 21 Nov 2011

  • Maori Party opposed to asset sales ( 5′ 28″ )

    The Maori Party has repeated its opposition to state asset sales and rejected Labour's accusation it's hypocritical to argue at the same for special iwi access to shares if the partial sales go through.

    From Checkpoint on 21 Nov 2011

  • Polls unnerving financial markets ahead of election ( 2′ 29″ )

    Polls showing increasing support for the minor parties is starting to rattle some in the financial markets.

    From Checkpoint on 21 Nov 2011

  • National launches education policy ( 2′ 21″ )

    The National Party is promising to get tough on failing schools and get the last few thousand preschoolers into early childhood education.

    From Checkpoint on 21 Nov 2011

  • Key says he's not panicking over Winston Peters ( 3′ 39″ )

    The National Party leader, John Key says he's not panicking over New Zealand First returning to Parliament, but wants to make sure New Zealanders know what they're voting for on Saturday.

    From Checkpoint on 21 Nov 2011

  • Labour leader warns of asset fire sale ( 4′ 56″ )

    Phil Goff took his campaign against asset sales to state-owned Mighty River Power's Southdown Power Station in Auckland on Monday, where he told a small crowd of Labour MPs, candidates and supporters that the assets belong to all New Zealanders - and Labour would keep it that way.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 21 Nov 2011

  • Politics with Matthew Hooton and John Pagani ( 27′ 34″ )

    Winners and losers from the teapot saga, John Key's branding of Winston Peters as an unstable coalition partner and Labour's focus in the last week of the election campaign.

    From Nine To Noon on 21 Nov 2011

  • Maori Party co-leader on post-election talks ( 3′ 57″ )

    Pita Sharples talks to Radio New Zealand's political reporter Chris Bramwell about post-election negotiations and what, if any, bottom lines the party will adopt.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 21 Nov 2011

  • Political Party Leader Interview - Don Brash ( 19′ 45″ )

    As part of Nine to Noon's political party leader interview series Kathryn Ryan speaks to ACT party leader, Don Brash.

    From Nine To Noon on 21 Nov 2011

  • Interview with Phil Goff ( 20′ 30″ )

    This week we are continuing our series of extended interviews and debates between the party leaders.

    From Morning Report on 21 Nov 2011

  • Maori Party to push for preferential iwi access to asset shares ( 2′ 25″ )

    The co-leader of the Maori Party, Pita Sharples, says he'll continue to lobby hard for iwi to have preferential access to shares in state assets. But the National Party leader, John Key, says he isn't prepared to give iwi preferential treatment over other New Zealand bidders.

    From Morning Report on 21 Nov 2011

  • Key says NZ may be politically unstable if Peters back in ( 3′ 48″ )

    John Key's warning of political instability if Winston Peters holds the balance of power after the election.

    From Morning Report on 21 Nov 2011

  • Media organisations prepare for imminent police search ( 3′ 44″ )

    Four major news organisations, including Radio New Zealand, are preparing for a police search in the next few days. The police are looking for material related to the taped conversation between the National Party leader, John Key, and the Act candidate, John Banks

    From Morning Report on 21 Nov 2011

  • Radio New Zealand's political editor analyses campaign ( 4′ 57″ )

    Radio New Zealand's political editor analyses campaign

    From Morning Report on 21 Nov 2011

  • Goff promises relentless campaign on asset sales ( 2′ 47″ )

    The Labour Party leader, Phil Goff, has put his party's opposition to asset sales at the heart of the final week of his election campaign. Mr Goff yesterday addressed Labour's biggest rally of the campaign, telling about 800 of the party faithful that New Zealand is not for sale.

    From Morning Report on 21 Nov 2011

  • Peters says Key's tongue-lashing shows desperation ( 2′ 52″ )

    Winston Peters says National's latest attack on New Zealand First has a terrible look of desperation. The National Party leader John Key is warning Winston Peters would hold the country to ransom if the New Zealand First leader holds the balance of power after the election.

    From Morning Report on 21 Nov 2011

  • Christchurch quake puts safe Labour seat into electoral play ( 3′ 23″ )

    Now to our coverage of electorate races and to Christchurch where the Christchurch East electorate has been a safe Labour seat for a number of years.

    From Morning Report on 21 Nov 2011

  • John Key warns voters off Winston Peters ( 1′ 27″ )

    The National Party leader John Key is warning that the New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, would hold the country to ransom if he holds the balance of power after the election.

    From Morning Report on 21 Nov 2011

Sunday, 20 November 2011

  • Asset sales and iwi ( 3′ 47″ )

    National leader John Key has ruled out any deal under which Maori would get preferential access to shares sold under his party's proposed asset sales programme, saying New Zealanders have to be treated fairly and equally.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 20 Nov 2011

  • Labour holds rally in Auckland ( 22′ 06″ )

    Leader Phil Goff urged supporters at the party's biggest rally of the election campaign to spend the final week fighting to prevent the sale of State-owned assets. He spoke to about 800 of the party faithful at Auckand Girls' Grammar School on Sunday.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 20 Nov 2011

  • National leader discusses NZ First ( 1′ 33″ )

    John Key says New Zealanders want a strong, stable government and the country faces three years of uncertainty if Winston Peters holds the balance of power after the election.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 20 Nov 2011

Saturday, 19 November 2011

  • Labour announces Pacific Island policy ( 5′ 54″ )

    Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su'a William Sio discusses education, immigration and the challenges facing Pacific Island communities after the party's launch at the North Shore Pasifika Festival on Saturday.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 19 Nov 2011

  • National's candidate discusses Epsom seat ( 2′ 45″ )

    Paul Goldsmith tells reporters it is up to voters to decide who will win the electorate.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 19 Nov 2011

Friday, 18 November 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011