Folks, The Working Group (NHS best weekly political podcast NOT funded by NZ on Air) are now into our season of live debates around NZ as part of our attempt at providing more democracy this election.
This week something very special. TVNZ are hosting their first leaders debate at 7pm, and we will be watching it live at the Backbenchers Pub and at 9pm we will go live with a panel of pundits to debate who won and lost the first debate.
Backbenchers is the sacred home of pub politics in NZ ever since Wallace Chapman hosted Backbenchers for TVNZ7 from there.
Tonights panel of pundits to analyse the first ever leaders debate
Dr Bryce Edwards – Victoria University
Fran O’Sullivan – NZME Business
Simon Wilson – NZ Herald Columnist
Jordan Williams – Taxpayers’ Union
Damien Grant – Stuff Columnist
That’s 7 live debates across NZ with unique polling live-streamed and simulcast on prime-time TV and now live streamed on the front page of the NZ Herald.
NO other news network is even close to doing what we are attempting this election, and all done without one red cent from NZ on Air!
It will be politics done differently.