Gone by Lunchtime

The Spinoff's political podcast

Politics
Oct 14, 2019

Politics podcast: Peter Jackson is not the new mayor of Wellington

But he did play a crucial role in helping Andy Foster knock over Justin Lester. We size up the local elections, gaze at the dramas in the NZ First Party, and ask how bad the new poll is for Jacinda Ardern.

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Local Elections
Oct 7, 2019

Politics podcast special: Livin’ la vida local

Area man Hayden Donnell joins Toby Manhire for a bonus edition of Gone By Lunchtime, leading a whistlestop tour of the local elections.

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Politics
Sep 13, 2019

Podcast special: On Sarah, the Labour staffer, and the botched party inquiry

Revelations around alleged sexual assault by a Labour staffer and the inquiry into his behaviour have dominated the week. Alex Casey and Mihi Forbes join Annabelle Lee and Toby Manhire.

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Politics
Jul 31, 2019

Politics podcast: Simon Bridges, you, and the Ihumātao groundswell

The Gone By Lunchtime team feast on the political morsels of the month. including the National conference and a challenge over Ihumātao. Plus: a new jingle.

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Politics
Jul 4, 2019

Politics podcast: We shall reshuffle you

Ben, Annabelle and Toby reassess their portfolios and issue a desperate plea to listeners.

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Politics
Jun 7, 2019

Politics podcast: Lifehacking the wellbeing budget

Toby, Annabelle and Ben present a special, transformational collectors' edition in Gone By Lunchtime #50.

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Politics
May 25, 2019

Podcast: Reliving the 2017 election with Jacinda Ardern

In this bonus edition of Gone By Lunchtime, the prime minister talks to Toby Manhire at the Auckland Writers Festival

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Politics
May 1, 2019

Politics podcast: Gone by Slushy Time

Is the bond of trust and confidence between Mihingarangi Forbes and Annabelle Lee-Mather as strong as that between Judith Collins and Simon Bridges?

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Politics
Apr 1, 2019

Politics Pod: After Christchurch

Following the terrorist assault on two Christchurch mosques on March 15, the Gone by Lunchtime team discuss what happened, and its political implications.

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Politics
Mar 7, 2019

Politics podcast: Good-time tax chats with your pals

Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire send their lifeboats into the great capital gains tax minestrone ocean.

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Politics
Feb 13, 2019
Politics
Dec 7, 2018

Unchained Mallardry, MAGA Barry, ILG damned and the stars of 2018

In the last politics podcast of the year, Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire rub their weary eyes and stick out their stockings

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Politics
Nov 8, 2018

Politics podcast: Will the Jami-Lee Ross saga leave lasting damage?

We rake the leaves of the JLR saga – and the mini-crises confronting the government.

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Politics
Oct 16, 2018

Emergency podcast: Jami-Lee Ross declares war on Simon Bridges

An extraordinary 24 hours in NZ politics, as the leak saga culminates in Jami-Lee Ross quitting parliament, accusing the National leader of corruption on the way out

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Politics
Oct 15, 2018

Gone By Lunchtime Extra, featuring Jacinda Ardern

In this special edition of our politics podcast, Spinoff editor Toby Manhire talks to the prime minister about her first year in the job.

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Politics
Oct 5, 2018

Politics podcast: Jacindamania hits the stages and sofas of New York

Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee and Ben Thomas ruminate on the New Zealand political cud. 

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Politics
Aug 29, 2018

Politics podcast: did Bridges’ spadework turn a little leak into a big hole?

NZ's leading politics podcast from the Spinoff returns to talk Bridges, Curran, and business confidence. And to name babies.

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Politics
Jul 27, 2018

Politics podcast: Breaking news, the prime minister had a baby

Gone By Lunchtime is not dead, it's just been sleeping. Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee and Ben Thomas reunite in an emotional podcast .

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Politics
May 11, 2018

Politics podcast: waka jumping, fuel taxing and rumour mongering

Back once again with the renegade bluster, the Gone By Lunchtime team climb many flights of stairs in the cause of NZ political discourse. 

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Politics
Mar 29, 2018

Politics podcast: Breaking Astoria in Curran affairs

In this edition of Gone By Lunchtime Plus, we order soy mocha-lattés and size up a challenging month for Jacinda Ardern and her government.

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Politics
Feb 28, 2018

Dawn of the age of Simon Bridges, king of the National Party

The GBLT quartet chew over all the leadership changes.

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Politics
Feb 13, 2018

Emergency podcast: Bill English is gone by morning tea time

Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire assess the English legacy and the contenders to succeed him as National Party leader in this collectible special edition pod.

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Politics
Jan 26, 2018

Politics podcast: we are now basically a parenting podcast

Annabelle Lee, Toby Manhire and Ben Thomas return for the first Gone By Lunchtime of 2018, guest starring a real life baby who reveals all about her encounters with a pregnant Jacinda Ardern. 

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Politics
Dec 18, 2017

Politics pod: a completely comprehensive dissection of 2017

An incredible year for NZ politics. The Gone By Lunchtime bus parks up for one last time, and settles all the matters.

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Politics
Nov 8, 2017

Politics podcast: Those ‘first day back at the office’ blues (RIP Paddles)

Twenty days after Winston announced it shall be Labour, the Gone By Lunchtime trio (plus one) size up the debut of Ardern, the blazing of National parliamentary guns and a goodbye to a good cat.

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Politics
Oct 20, 2017

Politics podcast: A whole new government edition

The Gone By Lunchtime team chews over the new government, what it means for Labour, NZ First, the Greens and the , and how we got there. Guest starring an exciting new podcasting talent.

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