peter-jackson-hand

PoliticsOctober 14, 2019

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

peter-jackson-hand

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

Annabelle Lee-Mather, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire discuss the local election hullabaloo of the weekend, from the shock victory of a veteran councillor blessed and backed financially by the power couple of Wellywood to Phil Goff seeing off his bellicose challenger John Tamihere.

New Zealand First has made headlines in recent weeks after its president controversially quit, a series of leaks relating to historic party information, and Shane Jones blurring his ministerial and party roles. (This podcast was recorded before he started firing semi-automatic guns on holiday.)

Plus: a new Reid Research poll for Newshub shows a big drop for Labour. How major is it, and should Jacinda Ardern be worried?

Either download this episode (right click and save), have a listen below or subscribe via iTunes and Spotify or here on Stitcher (RSS feed).

The Spinoff’s political coverage is powered by the generous support of our members. If you value what we do and believe in the importance of independent and freely accessible journalism – tautoko mai, donate today.

Mad Chapman, Editor
Aotearoa continues to adapt to a new reality and The Spinoff is right there, sorting fact from fiction to bring you the latest updates and biggest stories. Help us continue this coverage, and so much more, by supporting The Spinoff Members.Madeleine Chapman, EditorJoin Members

Get The Spinoff
in your inbox