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Print, web, radio, video journalist; online news editor; and a Kiwi...
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Across the Ditch – Australian radio FiveAA.com.au‘s Peter Godfrey and EveningReport.nz‘s Selwyn Manning deliver their weekly bulletin, Across the Ditch. This week: The Prime Minister John Key was chucked out of Parliament yesterday (Wednesday) after a series of questions probing into what his government is going to do about New Zealand’s foreign trust/tax haven debacle.

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Here's a must read and timely analysis piece by Paul Buchanan on NZ's intelligence sector. A powerful argument for robust oversight reform. 
Paul writes: "Rather than having Ministers and independent oversight agencies such as the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) of and Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence and Security (PCIS) effectively acting as overseers of the agencies that provided a check on their activities, the reverse occurred: ministers, IGs and parliamentary committees were essentially “captured” by the logic and expertise of the intelligence managers who ostensibly reported to them."

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New Zealand Report: Here's this week's bulletin where I join Australia’s radio FiveAA.com.au breakfast team to deliver New Zealand Report: This week – The New Zealand Government intends to toughen up on encrypted communications + The Elusive Taylor Swift – Recorded Live on 25/11/15.

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Here's my editorial on EveningReport.nz: In a week where Malcolm Turnbull relieved Australians of their elected prime minister and, as new leader, delivered a lift in the polls for the Liberals – it’s time to consider whether he can coerce his New Zealand counterpart to reach beyond the banal and truly assume the reputation offered to him.

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Lead on EveningReport.nz tonight is Harmeet Sooden​'s must read article that digs deep into how New Zealand and Australian forces in Iraq may actually be contributing to human rights abuses in the region. Harmeet Sooden argues that far from being the “responsible international citizen” it professes to be, New Zealand is participating in a military enterprise that is exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Iraq.

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Here's Selwyn Manning's NZ Report to Aussie radio. This week we talk about how despite the Government's woeful year, John Key has pulled off a rise in the polls. Also, a brief mention of same sex marriage, and why the Rugby World Cup's HQ Twickenham is plagued by a rather foul smell.

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Here's my weekly bulletin to Australia's FiveAA breakfast programme. This week: SOE Solid Energy's demise + Rugby, Quade Cooper returns to Eden Park...

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New Zealand Report: Selwyn Manning joins FiveAA’s breakfast hosts Jane Reilly, Dave Penberthy and Mark Aiston to deliver the week’s New Zealand Report. This bulletin: Business Confidence and the state of the economy, the highs and lows + Sport… All Blacks V Wallabies square off this Saturday. Can the Aussies Beat the Rugby world champions? – Recorded live on 7/08/15.

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