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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.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

  • Opponents of TPP demand Key shows them the deal ( 3′ 30″ )

    Opponents of a trans-Pacific trade talks between New Zealand, the United States and seven other countries, have demanded the National Party leader, John Key, show them the deal.

    From Checkpoint on 09 Nov 2011

  • Anti-MMP group says electorate deals shows need for change ( 4′ 00″ )

    The anti-MMP lobby group, Vote for Change, says the deals between parties over the Epsom and Ohariu electorates are a good reason to get rid of mixed member proportional voting.

    From Checkpoint on 09 Nov 2011

  • National announces environmental, agricultural policies ( 4′ 21″ )

    The National Party is tagging more of the money it expects to make from selling assets - this time for a special irrigation fund.

    From Checkpoint on 09 Nov 2011

  • Dentists are applauding the Labour Party ( 3′ 34″ )

    Dentists are applauding the Labour Party for promising an independent inquiry on fluoridation of drinking water.

    From Checkpoint on 09 Nov 2011

  • John Key says National's record on the economy is good ( 2′ 23″ )

    The National Party leader was responding to a 'top 15' list from Labour accusing National of talking up the economy.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 09 Nov 2011

  • Labour leader responds to latest poll ratings ( 4′ 07″ )

    Phil Goff talks to reporters about the latest poll that showed a fall in support for Labour, party leadership and policy costings.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 09 Nov 2011

  • National Standards opponents say issue may be vote-decider ( 2′ 27″ )

    Opponents of national standards in reading, writing and maths say they are pleased with growing cross-party support for abolishing or watering down the controversial policy. They say the issue is a weak point for the National Party and they predict that it will be a vote-deciding issue for some people.

    From Morning Report on 09 Nov 2011

  • Labour promises to boost health spending ( 3′ 52″ )

    The Labour Party has accused the government of under funding the health sector and says if it wins the election it will increase spending. In its health policy released today, Labour has outlined its 10 core commitments for improving the health service including fighting obesity and providing children under six with free doctors visits, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    From Morning Report on 09 Nov 2011

  • Our economics correspondent analyses election promises ( 8′ 09″ )

    The economic policies of the main political parties have been at the centre of debate in this year's election campaign. The politicians have promised their plans will address the economic challenges facing the country.

    From Morning Report on 09 Nov 2011

  • Peter Dunne faces tough fight in Ohariu to retain seat ( 4′ 17″ )

    The deal in Epsom isn't the only arrangement National is involved in. A similar deal is in place in Ohariu in Wellington where the long-serving MP and United Future Party leader, Peter Dunne, faces a tough fight to hold onto the the seat he's held for 27 years.

    From Morning Report on 09 Nov 2011

  • Epsom voters left hanging as Key mulls Act endorsement ( 5′ 21″ )

    Epsom voters are being left hanging as the National Party leader, John Key, considers whether to come out and endorse Act candidate John Banks in Epsom. While National's candidate Paul Goldsmith is running a party vote campaign only, Mr Key could still give voters a firmer prod to cast their electorate vote for Mr Banks.

    From Morning Report on 09 Nov 2011

  • Labour plans to boost health funding if elected ( 4′ 19″ )

    The Labour Party says health is under-funded and it'll boost money going into the sector if it becomes the government. In its health policy released today, Labour also says it'll spend 10 million dollars a year to enable children under six to see a doctor if they need to, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    From Morning Report on 09 Nov 2011

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

  • Partial asset sale policy hasn't dented National's support ( 5′ 02″ )

    One of the mysteries of this election campaign is why National's major policy plank of partial asset sales hasn't dented the party's support when most New Zealanders say they oppose the plan.

    From Checkpoint on 08 Nov 2011

  • Labour says John Key has failed on his promise ( 2′ 54″ )

    The Labour Party leader, Phil Goff, says the National Party leader, John Key, has failed to deliver on his promise of a brighter future for the country.

    From Checkpoint on 08 Nov 2011

  • Act defends deal with National despite trailing in Epsom ( 4′ 44″ )

    The National Party and Act are defending their deal in Epsom, with Don Brash saying Act should win the seat with or without an endorsement from John Key.

    From Checkpoint on 08 Nov 2011

  • John Key responds to Labour's 'top 10' list ( 2′ 39″ )

    The National Party leader says Labour's leader should focus on the real world in which New Zealand has faced difficult circumstances.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 08 Nov 2011

  • Phil Goff speaks to union about John Key's record ( 15′ 26″ )

    The Labour Party leader sets out his 'top 10 worst statistics' list at the Rail and Maritime Transport Union conference at Porirua.

    From Election 2011 Audio on 08 Nov 2011

  • Media with Gavin Ellis ( 10′ 50″ )

    Gavin discusses coverage of the political debates.

    From Nine To Noon on 08 Nov 2011

  • Partial sale of state assets ( 24′ 37″ )

    We look at National's proposal to partially privatise state owned assets - is it good economic management that will improve efficiency of these companies, or is it a case of simply selling the family silver? With John Palmer - Chairman of two state owned companies - Air New Zealand and Solid Energy, Geoff Simmons - Economist working for Gareth Morgan Investments.

    From Nine To Noon on 08 Nov 2011

  • John Key interview ( 21′ 40″ )

    An extended interview with National Party leader John Key.

    From Morning Report on 08 Nov 2011

  • Election education preview from Dannevirke and Dunedin ( 7′ 09″ )

    National standards and funding for early childhood centres have been controversial issues in the past few years.

    From Morning Report on 08 Nov 2011

  • Act leader says party's fortunes will improve by election ( 7′ 20″ )

    Signs of strain have emerged in the previously cosy relationship between the National and ACT parties.

    From Morning Report on 08 Nov 2011

Monday, 7 November 2011