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FULL COVERAGE: National Conf + Secret Recordings

FULL COVERAGE: National Conference + Secret Recordings

Media/Politics: Gordon Campbell on the ethics of taping politicians

Pretty doggedly, the mainstream media have stuck to their guns and kept the storyline on the secret tapes fiasco firmly focused where the National Party would prefer it to be – on Who Taped It, rather than (a) what is on the tapes or (b) what such content might indicate about the mindset and agenda of the likely next government. Bear with me. I know, there is nothing more unedifying than journalists banging on about ethics. More >>


Audio: Nick Smith On KiwiSaver + Crosby Textor

Scoop has received audio of Nick Smith discussing KiwiSaver and how National wants to fight the election on tax. He also discusses how MPs not Crosby Textor call the shots on National policy. More >>

Politics Chatter: Lockwood Smith Discussion Suggests Hidden Agenda

Audio + Transcript: Senior National Party MP Lockwood Smith was recorded talking to delegates at the National Party conference suggesting once in government that a 'discussion document' process will enable the party to roll out its agenda. "There's some bloody dead fish you have to swallow... to get into Government to do the kinds of things you want to do," Lockwood Smith. More >>

Conference Tape: English Misspoke “Statements of mine secretly recorded at a social function last Friday and published over the weekend have caused confusion and concern about National’s policy on Kiwibank and Working for Families,” says National Party Finance spokesman Bill English. "I did not choose my words well." More >>



Elections & Politics: National Infrastructure Plan Vital To NZ's Growth

A 20-year National Infrastructure Plan and a Minister of Infrastructure will be used by a National-led government to help set a clear direction for this vital area of investment, says National Party Leader John Key. More >>

Gordon Campbell: National's Economic Vision For NZ

If someone said they were planning to raid their children's piggy banks in order to pay the rent - mainly because they just couldn't resist the impulse to spend the rent money down at the TAB - we wouldn't be applauding them, and we certainly wouldn't be lining up to let them run the country. Yet in stark essentials, such is the economic vision for New Zealand over the next decade unveiled by Bill English and John Key at the National Party conference More >>

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Scoop HiveMind Project: Universal Basic Income - Are We Up For It?

This is an opportunity for you as one of the 4 million potential funders and recipients of a Universal Basic Income to collectively consider the issue:
1. Is UBI is a desirable policy for New Zealand; and
2. How should a UBI system work in practice. More>>


Lyndon Hood: National Announces Plan To Hit Youth With Big Mallets

The National party has announced its youth justice policy, which includes a controversial plan for recidivist serious youth offenders to be hit over the head with a comically large rubber mallet. More>>


Lyndon Hood: This ->

It's been brought to my attention that Labour's new campaign slogan is "Let's do this". A collective call to action. A mission. I myself was halfway out of the couch before I realised I wasn't sure what it was I was supposed to do. More>>


Scoop Hivemind Report: What New Zealanders Think About Affordable Housing

Ordinary citizens have had very few venues where they can debate and discuss as to what they believe has led to the crisis in affordable housing and how we might begin to address this. The HiveMind on affordable housing was about redressing the balance. More>>


New Hivemind Exploration: Opening The Election - Freshwater Quality

This is an opportunity for you as one of the 4 million guardians of our common water resources to help us find mutually agreeable solutions to the critical task of collectively managing these resources for health and sustainability. More>>