Latest news: Monday, 18 August

On Nicky Hager’s book ‘Dirty Politics’ – Mandy Hager

State of play –

Cash for comment and New Zealand’s MOD squad – Sciblogs

BSC president demands answers on Hager book claims –

Key’s radio interview a ‘train wreck’ – Yahoo News

Collins gave job to WhaleOil tipster – 3 News


New emails confirm some of ‘Dirty Politics’ allegations – Radio NZ

How Dirty Politics hurt low-paid workers – The Standard

PM continues to defend staff after email release – Radio NZ

Key dogged by Dirty Politics – 3 News

Did Nicky Hager ‘make stuff up’? – Media Law Journal

Link to all New Zealand Herald coverage

PM answers questions over Dirty Politics book – NZ Herald

Big Hager is watching you – Scoop

Helen Kelly and Jordan Williams: Politics Part 1– Newstalk ZB

New Zealand PM braces for tight election after dip in polls – AFP

Smears, laws, and PR ethics – PR Central

Duncan Garner: Dirtiest election campaign ever – and mud sticks – RadioLive

Hacker dump: Emails released – NZ Herald

Actually, it’s not OK – Pundit

Demand for Dirty Politics stays strong –

Narrative Control –

New info dump on Hager allegations – Radio NZ

Hacked emails revealed online –


Collins must resign for leaking public servants’ details – PSA press release

Cri du cœur –

Whale Oil ‘hacker’ uploads email screenshots – 3 News

Hacker release shows links to PM staffer – NZ Herald

Alleged Whaleoil hacker tipped to release new documents – One News

Hacker comes forward: I’ll publish more material on Twitter @whaledump – NZ Herald

Key continues to be plagued by Dirty Politics book – One News

Hacked emails ‘to be released’ –

Opinion: A review of ‘Dirty Politics’ – Massey University

Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams on ‘Dirty Politics’ – Radio NZ

‘Dirty Politics’ Cartoons: Whale Comes Home To Roost –

Labour calls PM’s claim over OIA request ‘astonishing‘ – Newstalk ZB

Prime Minister stands by minister and staff – Radio NZ

Hager reveals new side to our politics – The Dominion Post

Muddying the waters: Transcript Key on RNZ – The Standard

Editorial: Hager book’s revelations impossible to ignore – Taranaki Daily News

John Key” Ede ‘briefing the bloggers’ – NZ Herald

Corin Dann: Dirty Politics still raging – One News

John Key says Collins claims a ‘smear’ – Radio NZ

Key deflects questions over Collins –


PM: I should have known senior adviser accessed Labour data – One News

Beehive Live: Dirty Politics won’t go away –

Reading Nicky Hager’s book and so is every journo it seems –

Adam Bennett: National’s fightback heats up – NZ Herald


Some perspective over Dirty Politics –

Key backing Collins over Dirty Politics – 3 News

Prime Minister continues to deny wrong-doing in wake of ‘Dirty Politics’ – RadioLive

All stops out to protect ‘brand Key’ –

Key dodges sticky issue with offhand denials –

Editorial: Consequential questions – The Southland Times

Race turning tighter and grubbier – NZ Herald

Opinion: How easy it is to subvert democracy – The Dominion Post

Opinion: Wailing against the politics of douche-baggery – The Dominion Post