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Election debates to be 2 vs. 1

Written By: - Date published: 11:49 am, August 10th, 2017 - 33 comments

“Mike Hosking will present the TVNZ election debates again”.

Score draw?

Written By: - Date published: 9:45 pm, September 2nd, 2014 - 181 comments

Cunliffe started best, Key got in a zinger and put him off his stride, Cunliffe dominated the second half.

Debate bingo

Written By: - Date published: 11:59 am, November 23rd, 2011 - 12 comments

Download debate-bingo and see if you can be the first to mark off John Key’s hollow catchphrases in the final Leader’s debate tonight.

The winner will be all of us if we choose a better government on Saturday.

Key to lay police complaint against debate worm

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, November 22nd, 2011 - 104 comments

The 2nd TV debate was a 2nd win for Goff. He was human and humane, visionary and realistic. Key made excuses for his poor record, tried to hide in detail, and cast a sullen eye to the future. The worm told the story. So did the Right’s reaction. But, next debate, ditch the ‘expert’ panelists. […]

Leaders’ debate tonight

Written By: - Date published: 2:46 pm, November 16th, 2011 - 84 comments

The “minor” parties leaders’ debate is tonight at 7pm on TV1. The main winner will be Winston Peters.

Banks & Peters

Written By: - Date published: 4:34 pm, November 11th, 2011 - 46 comments

So the meeting has taken place, and Epsom has been asked to hold its nose and vote for failed Nat retread John Banks, and with him on his coat tails failed Nat retread Don Brash.  Nice one.  In other news, Winston Peters is riding a boost in the polls all the way to the televised minor parties leaders’ debate.  The Nats will be spitting.

Another win for Goff

Written By: - Date published: 9:07 pm, November 2nd, 2011 - 179 comments

Goff had Key in all sorts of trouble on the Christchurch recovery, on Key’s economic record, on asset sales, on the GST lie. Goff was passionate on equality and got across both Labour’s vision and how that will be made real. It was notable that Key’s only strong point was when he got off his own record and his own promises and on to making up numbers about Labour’s policies. Goff didn’t have a strong rebuttal. He’ll need one before the next TV debate.

Leaders’ debate tonight

Written By: - Date published: 2:47 pm, November 2nd, 2011 - 55 comments

The Press Leaders’ Debate. Phil Goff and John Key. 7pm tonight.  Not televised, but streamed live.  The format can only be better than TV1!  Check it out.

I don’t know about you but the streaming is failing on me. What I did catch was Key trying to back out of his promise that redzoners wouldn’t be left out of pocket. Goff responded: “If you’re not going to do something, for heaven’s sake don’t promise it” and got loud applause. Twitter consensus is Goff is winning big from the get go.

It’s not lying, it’s ‘dinnamic’

Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, November 1st, 2011 - 94 comments

According to John Key in the Leader’s Debate, it’s OK to break your promises because the world is “dinnamic”. I’ll have to try that next time I’m out late on the piss:

‘Sorry, I’m late love, yeah sorry I didn’t cook dinner like I promised. I went out with the boys and things got dinnamic … Whadaya mean I have to sleep on the couch?’

Goff vs. Key first debate

Written By: - Date published: 3:35 pm, October 31st, 2011 - 145 comments

The first debate between Phil Goff and John Key is on TV1 at 7pm. Don’t miss it!

Update: See the website www.keyholes.co.nz for looking at the claims that Key makes in the debate.

Goff getting all the hits in. Got his policies across well. Key defensive and angry. www.keyholes.co.nz running hot.

Goff impressive in Native Affairs debate

Written By: - Date published: 11:05 pm, October 24th, 2011 - 22 comments

The first leaders debate took place on Native Affairs tonight. Key and Goff were interviewed by Julian Wilcox. Key was lacklustre – if New Zealanders were  finding it tough to make ends meet it was all down to global circumstance, nothing to do with him. Goff by contrast was impressive – blew that argument apart with the observation that it was the choices Key’s government made inside New Zealand that mattered. One could see why Key does not like being face to face with an incisive interviewer. [Eddie: Video now up]

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