The 9th Floor: Conversations with five New Zealand Prime Ministers

Bridget Williams Books
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If you’re going to lead, you have to have certain values that are important to you, otherwise you can’t lead, you just flip-flop around the place. Jim Bolger

Nowhere is it written down what are the powers of the Prime Minister ... it’s your personality, it’s the skills that you’ve got, it’s how you use the office. Helen Clark

Based on the acclaimed RNZ podcast series, and including new material, The 9th Floor by journalists Guyon Espiner and Tim Watkin presents in-depth interviews with five former Prime Ministers of New Zealand. Geoffrey Palmer, Mike Moore, Jim Bolger, Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark reflect on their time occupying the prime ministerial offices on the 9th floor of the Beehive. Their recollections amount to a fascinating record of the decisions that shaped modern New Zealand.
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Guyon Espiner has worked in print, television and radio for more than twenty years, including fourteen years covering Parliament, mostly for Television New Zealand, where he was political editor. After two years with TV3 he switched to radio, becoming co-host of RNZ’s Morning Report. Espiner continues to write political profiles for the Listener magazine.

Tim Watkin has worked in journalism for over two decades, including at the New Zealand Herald, as deputy editor for the Listener, and more recently as a producer for TVNZ’s Q+A and TV3’s The Vote and The Nation. He has written for the Guardian and the Washington Post, blogs at Pundit.co.nz and is currently executive producer for podcasts and series at RNZ.
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Publisher
Bridget Williams Books
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Published on
Aug 28, 2017
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9781988533193
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / World / Australian & Oceanian
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