In the fifth and final part of The 9th Floor, Guyon Espiner talks to Helen Clark about her three terms in power as she sought to draw a line under Rogernomics, unleash new social reforms and rethink New Zealand's place in the world.
‘Look at the language: men are bold, women are vindictive’ – ex-PM Jenny Shipley on depictions of politicians (WATCH)
In the fourth extended interviews with former PMS, Jenny Shipley mounts a robust defence of the welfare reforms she oversaw, assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Winston Peters, and points to sexism in political commentary.
Neoliberalism has ‘failed’ and the ‘model needs to change’ – Jim Bolger, PM who oversaw mother of all budgets (WATCH)
In the third of Guyon Espiner's interviews with former PMs, Jim Bolger, who led the National Party to power in 1990 pledging to return the 'decent society' to NZ, criticises the prevailing economic orthodoxy, saying it has led to a dangerous gap between rich and poor.
‘My heart was broken. I believed in the Labour Party so much’: Mike Moore on his tumultuous 59 days as PM (WATCH)
In the second of RNZ's 9th Floor series, Guyon Espiner talks to Mike Moore about his short spell as PM, getting rolled by Helen Clark, and his hopes and fears for Labour today – including some advice on the party's leadership rules.