Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Finally an election debate worth watching


Finally an election debate worth watching

Tune into Triangle Television or Stratos Television at 8.30pm tonight for a high quality election debate between the minor parties.

David Beatson, a doyen of current affairs in New Zealand, will make his return to television and moderate this face-off between The Greens, Maori Party, Progressive, United Future and Act.

Chief executive Jim Blackman promises this debate will be of a very high standard and address real issues of importance to the New Zealand public.

“This debate will be a milestone in New Zealand politics. David is a master moderator and will ensure all parties have the opportunity to voice their issues of concern without it turning into a noisy cat-fight to win votes,” he says.

“This is a chance for New Zealanders to make an informed decision on the upcoming election. The aggression of previous debates will be removed and the public will see each politician taking their role seriously, realistically looking at how they can work together on significant policies.”

Beatson will be remembered by many viewers for presenting and interviewing on television news and current affairs like Compass, Gallery, Eyewitness News and Foreign Correspondent. He was editor of The Listener for five years and later chairman of NZ On Air for six years.

Beatson says his return to the small screen will be an interesting challenge.

“Viewers need third party leaders’ debates to evaluate what they have to offer – as well as head-to-head debates between the major party leaders on the major networks,” he says.

Triangle Auckland is on UHF Channels 41, 42 and 52 and in the Wellington area UHF Channels 40 and 41. Triangle Television is now also available to Christchurch viewers via TelstraClear cable (Channel 50).

The debate can also be seen on Triangle’s sister channel Stratos Television, which broadcasts nationwide via Sky Digital (Channel 89) and Freeview (Channel 21).

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

DoC: A Tale Of Two Halves For Rock Wren/Tuke
It’s a tale of two halves for rock wren/tuke with their fortunes hanging on effective predator control, the latest South Island-wide survey shows. The Department of Conservation monitoring programme, now in its third year, tracks populations of this small alpine bird... More>>


TradeMe: Wages Remain Hot While Job Listings Cool Off
Salaries are skyrocketing in the regions as Kiwi employers battle to attract staff and combat the rising cost of living, according to the analysis of over 77,000 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs for the quarter ending 30 June (Q2)... More>>



Tegel: Chicken Prices On The Rise But It’s Still The Favourite Protein For Kiwi Families

A combination of domestic and international factors is forcing New Zealand’s largest poultry supplier Tegel to raise its prices from July. The roughly 10% price rise is a result of ongoing cost pressures on the industry, including increases in labour... More>>



Motor Industry Association: New Vehicle Registrations Soften

The Motor Industry Association’s Mark Stockdale says that 12,049 registrations of new vehicles for the month of June shows the market is weakening in the face of raising costs of living... More>>



MYOB: New Data Shows Increase In SMEs Experiencing Stress And Anxiety

The lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a surge in the number of local SME owners and operators experiencing stress and anxiety, according to new research from business management platform, MYOB... More>>



Carbonz: Cashing In On Carbon: The New Marketplace Helping Native Forest To Thrive

The country’s first voluntary carbon credit marketplace, Carbonz, is here to restore native biodiversity and help Aotearoa reach its carbon zero goals by selling the first carbon credits exclusively from native forest... More>>