9 June 2021
The Phantom Menace of political summits
It’s been another week of National making headlines for the wrong reasons, with Nick Smith, Jake Bezzant and Paul Goldsmith making life difficult for Judith Collins.
25 May 2021
The first and only pundits to weigh in on Budget 2021
In this once-in-a-generation edition of Gone By Lunchtime, Annabelle, Ben and Toby assess last week’s benefit-boosting budget, chew over plans for unemployment insurance, discuss the immigration “reset”, and ask: is David Seymour now the leader of the opposition?
13 May 2021
He Puapua, Te Tiriti and Judith Collins
Annabelle, Ben and Toby are joined by “the masked podder”, who may or may not be Mihingarangi Forbes, to discuss the pay freeze-not-freeze, the He Puapua report and Judith Collins’ “segregation” claims.
28 April 2021
The end of DHBs, local government and Selena Gomez
In this special pink moon edition of the podcast, Toby, Annabelle and Ben discuss the government’s recently announced health reforms, National’s race-baiting response, Nanaia Mahuta’s China speech and big hopes for her review of local government.
13 April 2021
45 minutes of silence
In this episode: the temporary ban on arrivals from India, the Māori Party’s donations strife, drug policy and leadership ructions in the National Party.
30 March 2021
The housing package and the stuck ship
Join Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas as they discuss Labour’s now week-old housing package, the National caucus’s fluoride vote, Christopher Luxon, travel bubbles, Police 10-7 and more.
16 March 2021
In loving memory of landline polling
Gone By Lunchtime briefly pauses Rocking the Dock to discuss the latest poll results and other highlights from the fortnight in New Zealand politics.
23 February 2021
Rethinking MIQ, Australia and businesswear
Join Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee Mather and Ben Thomas as Gone By Lunchtime discusses the latest lockdown, trans-Tasman relations, business attire and more.
2 February 2021
Welcome to 2021, the tribute year to 2020
Ben Thomas, Annabelle Lee Mather and Toby Manhire kick off the year in political podcast punditry, taking on the major parties, Waitangi plans, councils, and the whopping great climate report.
22 December 2020
The Spinoff presents SUPERPOD 2020
Pour yourself some eggnog and join the hosts of The Spinoff’s podcast network for our annual Superpod round up of the year that was.
21 December 2020
End of year special with Jacinda Ardern
The prime minister drops in for a chat with Toby Manhire in a scoop-filled bonus episode of Gone By Lunchtime.
16 December 2020
The Golden Handbrake Awards 2020
Fresh from the Press Gallery Christmas Party, Annabelle Lee-Mather, Toby Manhire and Ben Thomas convene for the final time in 2020 to recap the year in New Zealand politics.
24 November 2020
Lustful frothing at parliament returns
On the eve of the opening of the 53rd parliament of New Zealand, Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee-Mather and Ben Thomas dress up as Black Rod.
3 November 2020
A rummage through Labour’s new cabinet
Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee Mather and Ben Thomas return, electrolytes replenished after the election marathon, to assess the newly-announced Labour cabinet and more.
18 October 2020
The morning after election night, with Chlöe Swarbrick
The Greens MP joins Annabelle Lee Mather, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire to pick over the remains of election night in a special Sunday edition of Gone By Lunchtime.
15 October 2020
Bonus episode: On the road with Alex Braae
The Bulletin’s Alex Braae, fresh from his tour of Aotearoa, joins Toby Manhire to reveal what he witnessed on the road in this special pre-election bonus episode of Gone By Lunchtime.
14 October 2020
The final countdown to election 2020
Annabelle Lee-Mather, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire gather around the giant orb of truth for the last time before polls close to assess the parties’ campaigns, select the seats they’ll be drooling over, and put their pundit reputations on the line by predicting the final election outcome. We’re leaving together. But still it’s farewell. […]
7 October 2020
Judgement day beckons after the third leaders’ debate
Annabelle Lee-Mather, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire assess the Press debate in Christchurch, National’s leaky redux, the advance voting surge and the rest of the big stories with a week and a half to go.
1 October 2020
The second NZ leaders’ debate, assessed
Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee Mather, Ben Thomas and a very special guest go over what we learned from last night’s Newshub leaders’ debate between Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins.
23 September 2020
The best and worst of last night’s debates
Join Toby Manhire, Annabelle Lee Mather and Ben Thomas as they discuss last night’s raucous, robust and entertaining debate… And also the TVNZ leaders’ debate.