John Campbell to dine with the leaders

Which political leader would you invite for dinner?

Ready for some political coverage with bite?

New Zealand is invited to a dinner with a difference.

John Campbell is hosting Colin Craig, Winston Peters, Laila Harre, Metiria Turei, Peter Dunne, Jamie Whyte and Te Ururoa Flavell LIVE from Auckland’s Grand Harbour Restaurant on Wednesday 3 September at 7pm.

Campbell will find out where the leaders stand on the big issues and why Kiwis should give them their vote.

MediaWorks TV Director of News and Current Affairs Mark Jennings says: “We can see from the latest polls that the minor parties are making ground on the big guys, Labour and National, and it is becoming more likely that they will play a crucial role in the formation of the next Government. Voters’ appetite for hearing where they stand for is increasing. I doubt that that we will need to order any Sichuan dishes, the discussion is likely to be hot enough!”

The discussion and dinner will continue to be streamed online live on the 3 News website at Campbell Live’s conclusion until 8pm.

During and following the dinner, RadioLIVE’s Karyn Hay and Andrew Fagan will replay segments, digest the content and invite feedback. Tova O’Brien from the 3 News political team and RadioLIVE political editor Jessica Williams will also dine out on the politicians’ comments.

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  • toby_toby

    Maybe I should reserve judgement until I see it, but going on the description this sounds stupid and lightweight. And a bit desperate too, in fact.

  • Tania

    The adverts for this are quite cool (they were playing a lot during The Paul Henry Show last night).

    Animal fans should check out Winston Peter’s Twitter feed – he has a very gorgeous chocolate Labrador named “Beau”, who he posted a picture of the other week; and more recently he posted a picture of his neighbours’ persian cat, “Rascal”, who likes to visit him occasionally (and was enjoying the sun on his desk).

    It’s nice seeing the softer side of MPs. To this end, the ‘speed dating’ segments that Rebecca Wright has been doing on The Paul Henry show recently have been really interesting … Laila Harre’s house last night looked stunning!