Guyon Espiner

Guyon Espiner is a political journalist and presenter of Radio NZ's Morning Report.

Politics
May 18, 2018

Grant Robertson just delivered National's tenth budget

He was eager to burnish his fiscal responsibility credentials on his first outing. In doing so he has conjured up a neoliberal triumph

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Ātea
May 3, 2018

Where are Labour's policies for Māori?

Māori voters overwhelmingly put their trust in Labour at the 2017 general election, so why are they missing from their policies? RNZ's Guyon Espiner investigates.

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Politics
Apr 18, 2018

Guyon Espiner: What is Winston Peters' foreign policy, anyway?

To outsiders New Zealand foreign policy must look like a riddle wrapped in a mystery, perhaps clear only to the enigmatic deputy prime minister and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.

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Sep 13, 2017

My te reo Māori journey: Guyon Espiner

This Te Wiki o Te Reo we’re sharing the stories of New Zealanders who have challenged themselves to learn te reo Māori. Today: RNZ Morning Report host Guyon Espiner writes about fighting the ‘whitelash’.

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Politics
May 5, 2017

‘I have no regrets. Never look back’ – Helen Clark on nine years as prime minister (WATCH)

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.

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Politics
Apr 28, 2017

‘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.

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Politics
Apr 21, 2017

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.

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Politics
Apr 13, 2017

‘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.

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