Latest news: Tuesday, 2 September

PM defends choices for Collins probe – NZ Herald

Hacking scandal threatens to upend NZ election – IT News

Media Take, Episode Ten – Maori TV

Leaders debate reveals more even contest – The Dominion Post

NZ PM under fire for ‘weak’ inquiry into dirty politics – Shanghai Daily

Judith Collins inquiry a long process –

Labour wants broader Dirty Politics inquiry – Newstalk ZB


Journos ‘soul-searching’ after latest Dirty Politics leaks – 3 News

PM announces further details of inquiry – Scoop

Nigel, Nicky, and the Whale that Whored – The Speculator

Spinning the media: Commercial imperatives – The Standard


SIS inspector confirmed calling witnesses – Radio NZ

Fewer reasons not to vote this time – Manawatu Standard

John Key: Judith Collins inquiry to report back ‘after election’ – One News


Catriona McLennan: Only a broad-ranging inquiry will do for tackling allegations – NZ Herald

Labour asks for Collins police probe – Radio NZ

Key’s staff to be grilled over Goff claim –

New leak claim hits Judith Collins – NZ Herald


Whale Oil blogger left out of probe – NZ Herald

Govt to announce Judith Collins inquiry – Newstalk ZB

Mark Sainsbury: NZ politics a circus on steroids – NZ Herald

Peters’ bottom line –

Editorial: Cause for introspection – Otago Daily Times


Dunne won’t read ‘muck-raking’ Dirty Politics – The Dominion Post

John Armstrong: What does sitting on cross benches actually mean? – NZ Herald

Editorial: Collins inquiry should wait until election dust settles – NZ Herald

Labour asks for police investigation into Dirty Politics scandal – One News

The fallout from Dirty Politics – Massey University