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Politics podcast: How Donald Trump saved Waitangi Day for all New Zealand

The Gone By Lunchtime trio talk out a whiplash start to 2017 in politics.

With a hiss and a roar and an ear-splitting primal scream, the political year is under way.

Annabelle Lee and Ben Thomas join Toby Manhire to chew over the prime minister’s Waitangi decision, the $10k Te Tii charge to media and the hotly anticipated Trump-English dog-and-bone. They debate the first couple of months of Bill English’s prime ministership and his perceived sluggishness over the Trump visa ban, and weigh up the surprise announcement that Willie Jackson is to be a high-placing Labour list candidate.

Plus: Is Ben Thomas the Liam Gallagher of Gone By Lunchtime? You decide.

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