Latest news: Monday-Friday, 1-5 December

Question 6: Kevin Hague to the Minister of Health –

Scientists are ‘undermined by attack campaigns’: expert –

Cameron Slater’s ‘best blog’ nomination criticised – NZ Herald

Parker raised Hotchin, SFO allegations – Radio NZ


David Parker on Dirty Politics – Question Time

Stop bullshitting us, prime minister – Karl du Fresne

Labour demands SFO probe –

Key calls Norman a ‘muppet’ when probed about Slater texts – One News


The chilling effect – silencing healthy debate – NZ Doctor

Is New Zealand becoming more corrupt? – NZ Herald

PM’s proactive stance on Dirty Politics blogger – NZ Herald

Greens’ audit shows little contact with Slater –

Understanding the Dirty Politics/SIS saga – Francis Ritchie


Is John Key on the skids? – The Standard

Opposition: Is Slater Key’s friend or foe? – 3 News

Andrew Little: Cameron Slater’s a sociopath who knows John Key’s secrets – One News

Dirty Politics: Police won’t investigate Greens’ complaint – NZ Herald

Chris Barton: Year of hacks, text amnesia and tweets – NZ Herald


No police probe over Greens’ complaint – Radio NZ

PM has ‘nothing to fear’ over Slater contact – Newstalk ZB

Murky Politics – Matthew Dentith

Dirty Politics: Police have ‘got it wrong’: Greens – 3 News

Cameron Slater’s ‘best blog’ nomination criticised – NZ Herald


Bryce Edwards: The downfall of John Key – NZ Herald

‘Txtg8’ controversy enters second week – 3 News

Gwyn tight-lipped about leak investigation – NZ Herald

Labour to keep questioning the PM over ties to Cameron Slater – Radio NZ


John Key to stay in touch with Cameron Slater – NZ Herald

PM accepts texting Slater a mistake –

Supping with the devil – The Standard

Armchair psychoanalysis of the day – The Dim Post


John Key: I’m not making excuses, I’m a big boy – One News

Prime Minister John Key: December 1, 2014 – Newstalk ZB

Nat’s secret advisers accused of dirty tricks in Aussie –

Fresh political week unlikely to bring relief for John Key – Radio NZ