TV leaders’ debates scheduled

TV1 will be broadcasting three leaders’ debates in the run-up to the election.

Prime Minister John Key and Opposition leader Phil Goff will face each other on the 31st of October and the 23rd of November.

The leaders of the wee parties will debate each other on November 16.

All debates will be live, hosted by Mark  Sainsbury and moderated by political editor Guyon Espiner.

Political scientists Dr Jon Johansson & Dr Claire Robinson will be fiving giving comments..

TVNZ will invite members of the audience who won’t be representatives of political parties.

A media panel lead by Te Karere Editor, Shane Taurima will also be given time to ask questions.

Viewers are invited to send in video questions for the leaders and vote in a text poll.  The debates
will also be streamed live on tvnz.co.nz

3 Responses to TV leaders’ debates scheduled

  1. gravedodger says:

    “Dr Jon Johanson and Dr Clare Robinson will be fiving Comments”
    Is that high fiving or fat fingers?

  2. gravedodger says:

    I will take the fail for spelling Ta very much.

  3. homepaddock says:

    GD – have yet to see a political debate which excites commentators sufficiently to give high fives. Definitely my fingers – and faulty proof reading – at fault.

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