Latest news: Saturday, 23 August

The whale that swallowed New Zealand’s election campaign – The Guardian

Defiant Judith Collins fronts up, won’t resign – One News

Analysis: A matter of whether John Key is credible – Live News

No plans to resign: Judith Collins – Radio NZ

A campaign forced off script – The Dominion Post

New email trail between Judith Collins and Whale Oil – 3 News

Collins grants blogger’s request in just 37 minutes – NZ Herald

Minister’s staffer took part in blog – NZ Herald

Delving into Dirty Politics – The Nation

Whale Oil and friends – NZ Herald

Bruce Bisset: Teflon John feeling the heat – Hawke’s Bay Today

National security defects exposed – NZ Herald

A statement from John Key about Judith Collins – Imperator Fish

Editorial: ‘Crusher’ must be put in her place – NZ Herald

John Key: ‘Ask me anything’ –

Editorial: The story that keeps on giving – NZ Herald

Campaign 2014 is littered with landmines –

Tidal wave of dirt that could swamp election – NZ Herald

PM offers phone records – 

Verity Johnson: To gain our trust, you’ll have to earn it – NZ Herald


Fran O’Sullivan: Oxygen in short supply as parties scramble for damage control after Hager book lands – NZ Herald

Editorial: No one party ‘owns’ an election – The Dominion Post

Key punching at shadows as he fails to clean up leaking dirt – The Dominion Post

A long week in politics –

John Key’s Groundhog day II – The Standard