Latest news: Thursday, 28 August

Leaders debate: Cunliffe the majority winner – NZ Herald

Judith Collins ‘would have been gone’: Cunliffe – One News

Top tweets of the TVNZ leaders’ debate – Geoffrey Miller 

Leaders debate Dirty Politics and Collins – Radio NZ

Cunliffe wins on points against Key – AAP/NZ Newswire

Key’s Dirty Politics problems come together – 3 News

Full interview: Winston Peters on Judith Collins – 3 News

Dirty Politics and Collins dominate debate – The Dominion Post

A monster in their midst – Metro

Significant fallout from Dirty Politics allegations – Scoop

Political Conduct Survey August 2014 – Horizon (PDF)

Cameron Slater lays police complaint –

Dirty Politics hacker ‘decent and ethical person’ – NZ Herald

More Dirty Politics revelations expected – One News

Candidates confident after poll surge – NZ Herald

Key continues to defend Collins-Slater relationship – Newstalk ZB


Leader’s debate: And the underdog is… –

Nicky Hager’s public meeting in Auckland last night – The Paepae

John Key stands by embattled Judith Collins – 3 News

Editorial: Why I respect Nicky Hager – Kapiti Independent

MP considers legal action against Nicky Hager –

Editorial: Politics in the abyss – Bay of Plenty Times

Sean Plunket comes around on the Watergate comparison – The Paepae

‘Trustworthy’ Conservatives get Dirty Politics boost – 3 News

Peters’ difficult decision – 3 News


‘Dirty Politics’ – the fallout continues – Frankly Speaking

Why hasn’t Collins resigned? – The Jackal

More tea, anyone? – The Timaru Herald

I think that most New Zealanders.. – The Standard

Hager book: Claims and counter claims – NZ Herald