Politics podcast: Breaking Astoria in Curran affairs

In this edition of Gone By Lunchtime Plus, a phalanx of heavy hitters from the The Hui and Ben and Toby order soy mocha-lattés and size up a challenging month for Jacinda Ardern and her government.

Bookended by revelations of sexual assault at a Young Labour summer camp and calls for broadcasting minister Clare Curran’s resignation over a curious meeting with RNZ head of news Carol Hirschfeld, March has presented easily the steepest challenges for the new prime minister yet.

Discussing all this, along with the government’s big house-building announcement for the Unitec site, turbulence from NZ First, the Green leadership and also other things, are a five (5!) podders, who gather at Wellington’s famous Astoria Pastry Shop to ruminate upon the issues.

Spinoff editor Toby Manhire is joined by Exceltium’s Ben Thomas, and three editorial executives from the best television programme in New Zealand, The Hui: Annabelle Lee, Waimihia Rose and special guest star Mihingarangi Forbes.

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