Like the podcast, but a book! While that sounds boring and pointless, Duncan Greive controversially argues that it’s actually good.
The shorthand used in The 9th Floor insinuates that Jenny Shipley's prime ministership was somehow less legitimate than that of her successor, and that's just not true, argues Paul Brislen
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.
Is there a male equivalent of a "vile hag?" What about a "sanctimonious bitch?" How about "patronising c**t"? RNZ's Megan Whelan thinks not.
The best New Zealand production of the year isn’t TV or radio – it’s a podcast and online video which uses hindsight and our former prime ministers to produce a series of lasting power, says Duncan Greive.
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.
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.
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.
Watch the first in RNZ’s big new series of interviews, The 9th Floor, and read our slightly shorter interview with their interviewer – on the contrast with Morning Report, Jim Bolger's surprise attack on neoliberalism, and why John Key isn't involved.