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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.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

  • Labour response to National's tougher benefit rules ( 3′ 16″ )

    The National Party says it will introduce tougher rules to target benefit abuse if it leads the next Government.

    From Checkpoint on 15 Nov 2011

  • What Sue Bradford thinks of billboard defacing ( 2′ 36″ )

    Former Green MP and current Mana candidate Sue Bradford is with us.

    From Checkpoint on 15 Nov 2011

  • Labour accuses National of ignoring skills shortages ( 2′ 31″ )

    The Labour Party leader, Phil Goff, says it is outrageous the Government is trying to recruit skilled people in England to rebuild Christchurch, when thousands of young people could be trained to do the work.

    From Checkpoint on 15 Nov 2011

  • Electoral Commission is investigating defacing of billboards ( 4′ 5″ )

    The Electoral Commission is now investigating the defacing of 700 National Party billboards.

    From Checkpoint on 15 Nov 2011

  • Key defends police complaint ( 2′ 54″ )

    The National Party leader, John Key, has defended making a complaint to the police about the secret recording of his cafe meeting with ACT's Epsom candidate John Banks.

    From Checkpoint on 15 Nov 2011

  • National wants to target benefit fraud ( 4′ )

    The National Party says it will introduce tougher rules to target benefit abuse if it leads the next Government.

    From Checkpoint on 15 Nov 2011

  • Greens leader explains why his assistant has been stood down ( 3′ 53″ )

    Russell Norman's executive assistant Anne Heins has been stood down from her job and is being investigated by Parliamentary Services.

    From Checkpoint on 15 Nov 2011

  • Jolyon White resigns from Green Party after defacing billboards ( 4′ 18″ )

    The man who co-ordinated the defacing of hundreds of National Party billboards has resigned from the Green Party.

    From Checkpoint on 15 Nov 2011

  • National policy targets benefit fraud ( 10′ 41″ )

    Leader John Key and social development spokesperson Paula Bennett answer questions on National's policy on benefit fraud.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 15 Nov 2011

  • National leader responds to defacing of billboards ( 1′ 19″ )

    John Key accepts the Green Party co-leader was unaware of plans to attack National's billboards but described the defacing as extremely disappointing.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 15 Nov 2011

  • Green Party co-leader's statement on billboard attacks ( 9′ 3″ )

    Russel Norman tells reporters a Green Party member co-ordinated the defacement of National Party billboards.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 15 Nov 2011

  • Has National put Whanau Ora on notice? ( 16′ 37″ )

    There are fears from the community sector about the future of Whanau Ora programmes under a National government.

    From Nine To Noon on 15 Nov 2011

  • PM's complaint to police labelled heavy-handed ( 4′ 38″ )

    The National Party leader's complaint to the police over the recording of his conversation with the Act candidate John Banks is being labelled heavy-handed and an obvious attempt to shut the matter down.

    From Morning Report on 15 Nov 2011

  • Hundreds of National billboards defaced in the dead of night ( 4′ 16″ )

    The National Party says it's considering complaining to the electoral commission after hundreds of its billboards were defaced in the dark of night. About 700 election signs were altered with stickers designed to look like they were part of the billboards.

    From Morning Report on 15 Nov 2011

  • Greens attack National's plan to spend billions on roads ( 7′ 44″ )

    National's transport spokesman, Steven Joyce, says in the next three years he would look at upgrading what he termed key high-use highways. The Green Party is accusing Steven Joyce of having a motorway fetish and says the spending doesn't make sense.

    From Morning Report on 15 Nov 2011

  • Pressure mounts for Key to release 'tea party' tapes ( 10′ 28″ )

    Hints of what might be in the recording of a conversation between John Key and John Banks are starting to emerge, despite warnings from the police against disclosing the details. The conversation took place between the National Party leader and Act Party candidate when they met for their cup of tea last Friday. It was recorded by a freelance cameraman, Bradley Ambrose, who handed it on to the Herald on Sunday. TV3 says it has also obtained a copy. Mr Key says it was a covert recording, and he has complained to the police. The police have warned media they could be breaking the law if they disclose the contents of the recording.

    From Morning Report on 15 Nov 2011

  • John Key says he is taking a stand against covert media tactics ( 2′ 35″ )

    The National Party leader, John Key, says he is taking a stand against covert media tactics. Mr Key has laid a complaint with the police over the recording of his conversation with Act candidate John Banks.

    From Morning Report on 15 Nov 2011

  • Group behind defaced billboards not ruling out more stunts ( 2′ 20″ )

    The person who claims to be behind the group responsible for defacing National Party's billboards has not ruled out another election stunt.

    From Morning Report on 15 Nov 2011

Monday, 14 November 2011

Sunday, 13 November 2011

  • National leader discusses tea party tape ( 2′ 51″ )

    John Key has likened a recording made during his meeting with John Banks on Friday as News of the World tactics.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 13 Nov 2011

  • ACT, National and the Epsom seat ( 5′ 58″ )

    Leader Don Brash discusses his party's relationship with National.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 13 Nov 2011

  • ACT Party campaign launch ( 9′ 27″ )

    Leader Don Brash talks about the growing gap between New Zealand and Australia, ACT's support for a centre-right government and concerns for the global economy.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 13 Nov 2011

Saturday, 12 November 2011

  • Labour leader says MMP being manipulated ( 4′ 52″ )

    During campaigning in Otara on Saturday, Phil Goff was asked his views on National's support for ACT's Epsom candidate John Banks.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 12 Nov 2011

  • ACT leader discusses relationship with National ( 2′ 49″ )

    Don Brash tells reporters he believes Epsom candidate John Banks has a strong chance of winning the electorate despite John Key's show of support on Friday.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 12 Nov 2011