Latest news: Monday, 25 August

Dirty politics: New Zealand’s own House of Cards is collapsing – The Guardian

Vote Compass: Hager book impacts voting decisions – One News

Politicians and the media are going to the blogs – The Nelson Mail

Lusk seen as partner in grime –

Why the Secret Intelligence Service feeding Cameron Slater information is so very, very serious – The Daily Blog


Editorial: Dirty politics ruining election – NZ Herald

David Fisher: My history with Cameron Slater – NZ Herald

Peters calls for top-level inquiry into Hager allegations – Newstalk ZB

John Armstrong: PM resolves to harpoon ‘Whalegate‘ – NZ Herald

How Dirty Politics has changed NZ and placed all of us at risk – The Leading Edge Blog

Hager’s book continues to haunt – Otago Daily Times

Matthew Hooton on Nine to Noon – Radio NZ


PM’s nice-guy image gone forever – Waikato Times

Dotcom denies he’s behind the Whale Oil hacking – NZ Herald

Brent Edwards on Dirty Politics – Radio NZ

John Key ignores questions over Judith Collins – 3 News

Dirty Politics plague NZ election – Radio Adelaide

Dotcom ‘preparing legal action’ against blogger –

Just answer the questions John – The Standard


Call for Aaron Bhatnagar’s resignation for govt body – The Daily Blog

So who’s a ‘conspiracy theorist’ now? – Frankly Speaking

When privacy goes flying out the window – Waikato Times

Complacency issue has been dealt with – Manawatu Standard

Today in politics: Monday, August 25 – The Dominion Post

NZ election campaign tees off amid dirty tricks saga – Taipei Times

Slater, the Government and Hager: A false equivalence – Aotearoa Independent Media Centre