2023 Election Coverage: RNZ
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2023 Election Coverage: RNZ

RNZ has released its planned coverage for the upcoming General Election in October. The broadcaster's coverage will span radio and digital news, programmes and podcasts, and social media.

In addition to news highlights and interviews on Morning Report and Checkpoint, listeners can find more detailed analysis every Thursday from Lisa Owen, Guyon Espiner, Tim Watkin, and Julian Wilcox on Caucus. Mihingārangi Forbes will provide focused coverage of Māori issues on RNZ National's Mata and online every Tuesday from 5th September.

RNZ's political reporting team includes:
  • Jane Patterson, Political Editor
  • Craig McCulloch, Deputy Political Editor
  • Anneke Smith, Political Reporter
  • Katie Scotcher, Political Reporter
  • Giles Dexter, Political Reporter
  • Russell Palmer, Digital Political Reporter

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Tim Watkin

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Anneke Smith

Political Reporter

Mihingārangi Forbes


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Investigative Journalist

Craig McCulloch

Deputy Political Editor

Jane Patterson

Director of Editorial Quality and Training

Lisa Owen


Katie Scotcher

Political Reporter

Giles Dexter

Political Reporter

Julian Wilcox


Russell Palmer

Digital Political Reporter


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