Latest news: Tuesday, 26 August

Anne Salmond: Royal commission needed to clean up dirty politics – NZ Herald

Cunliffe: Grubbiest election campaign yet –

Pike River families to stage silent protest for PM’s visit – One News

Failed National candidate wants rouge elements kicked out – Radio NZ

Dirty tricks stub out Maori tobacco campaign – Waatea News


Corin Dann: Dirty Politics should add spice to TV debate – One News

John Key takes campaign to the West Coast –

Barking up the wrong tree – Office of the Privacy Commissioner


Whale Oil features in Indian radio station legal case –

Key talks to Pike River families – Radio NZ

Plunket apologies over Gower ambush –

A ‘frosty reception’ for PM on West Coast today – Radio NZ

Editorial: Time to commit to clean politics – The Press


Key drops hint of tax cut as National gets campaign back on track – Radio NZ

Dirty pictures – The Standard

Polity: Hooton on Key on SIS: Bullshit! – The Standard

Editiorial: Bid to shift focus from mud to policy – The Dominion Post

Time will tell whether book should’ve been published – The Dominion Post