Election 2014

17 Sep 2014

Election 2014 VIDEO

4:04 pm on 17 September 2014

Radio New Zealand's digital journalists have been following the politicians across the country during the lead-up to the 2014 general election. Here are the videos they have made.

Kim Dotcom hosts "The Moment of Truth"

Monday night's 'Moment of Truth' meeting at the Auckland Town Hall saw the issue of surveillance in New Zealand making headlines around the world.

Renewable energy pledge from Greens

The Green Party made a promise to ensure the country's electricity supply is 100 percent renewable by 2030, if elected. The party said it would also put $20 million into efforts to encourage the use of electric cars.

Filmed and edited by Kim Baker Wilson - kim.bakerwilson@radionz.co.nz

National pledges more working prisons

The National Party said it would make all prisons working prisons by 2017 if re-elected. Three prisons are working ones at present.

Filmed and edited by Kim Baker Wilson - kim.bakerwilson@radionz.co.nz

Winston Peters promises more front-line police

New Zealand First made a promise to strengthen police numbers. Winston Peters said crimes need to be prevented and extra police would help.

Filmed and edited by Diego Opatowski - diego.opatowski@radionz.co.nz

Tax cuts 'won't help' poorest children

The Child Poverty Action Group released a report the day after the National Party announced it would cut taxes in 2017. Campaigners said it would do nothing to help the country's poorest children.

Filmed and edited by Kim Baker Wilson - kim.bakerwilson@radionz.co.nz

National promises tax cuts

National pledges to cut taxes in April 2017 if it leads the next Government. John Key was unapologetic about not being able to spell out the specifics of the party's plan.

Filmed and edited by Diego Opatowski - diego.opatowski@radionz.co.nz

In return, the Labour Party leader David Cunliffe said the announcement was vague on detail and showed National had nothing left to offer.

Filmed and edited by Diego Opatowski - diego.opatowski@radionz.co.nz

Polls put National well in front

Just over two weeks before the September 20 election, three polls in one day recorded support of 50 percent or more for the National Party. The Labour Party leader David Cunliffe said the election result was the only result that mattered.

Filmed and edited by Diego Opatowski - diego.opatowski@radionz.co.nz

Greens announce package for workers

The Green Party proposed to make the minimum wage $18 an hour by 2017, and to introduce a living wage for the Government sector.

Filmed and edited by Diego Opatowski - diego.opatowski@radionz.co.nz

Pike River families hold a silent protest

Families of the Pike River victims were able to talk directly with John Key while he was on a campaign visit to the West Coast. The families still want the remains of their loved ones to be recovered.

Filmed and edited by Alexander Robertson - alexander.robertson@radionz.co.nz

Labour revises its alternative budget, drops policies

The Labour Party dropped policies in a move it said would ensure strong surpluses were run if it led the next Government. They were to cost up to $300 million a year.

Filmed and edited by Diego Opatowski - diego.opatowski@radionz.co.nz

John Key questioned about official information release

Prime Minister John Key said he was in Hawaii when his office was briefed by the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) on the release of information to right-wing blogger, Cameron Slater.

Filmed and edited by Alexander Robertson - alexander.robertson@radionz.co.nz

Labour launches its 2014 election campaign

The Labour Party pledged to spend nearly $300 million a year to make going to the doctor and getting prescriptions free for children up to 13 years old. Pregnant women and people over 65 would also be included.

Filmed and edited by Kim Baker Wilson - kim.bakerwilson@radionz.co.nz

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