Agenda (TVNZ programme)
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|Directed by||Gray Taylor|
|Presented by||Rawdon Christie|
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
|Executive producer(s)||Richard Harman|
|Producer(s)||Duncan Wilson (Wellington) Lottta Dann (Auckland)|
|Location(s)||TVNZ Centre Auckland, New Zealand|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
Agenda was an hour-long current affairs show in New Zealand. It screened at 10 am on Sundays on TV ONE. Its final host was Rawdon Christie with political interviews conducted by Guyon Espiner. Christie and Espiner were joined each week by three panelists from the New Zealand media. In late November 2008 TVNZ announced they would not continue their contract with Frontpage, the producers. Despite speculation that another network may by the rights it was discontinued in 2009 and Q+A replaced it in the Sunday morning slot.
The show began with Rawdon Christie talking to that week's panelists about the main political events of the previous week. Later on, Guyon Espiner begun interviewing their guests, after which the panelists ask the guest their own questions. Following an ad break, there is the dairy segment and an in-depth look into a major political event before another interview. The show concluded with a book giveaway.
- Every week near the beginning of the show a pre-recorded segment by the NZ Listener's Jane Clifton running through what has happened in the political week.
- Also every week a reporter would visit a dairy and talk to the owner about a significant event that has occurred in their area.
- Each week a student from the University of Auckland would present the results from a student panel that separates political fact from fiction.
- Vernon Small, Political Editor of The Dominion Post .
- John Roughan, Assistant Editor of the NZ Herald.
- Andrew Holden, editor of The Press.
- Virginia Larson, North & South Editor.
- Bernard Hickley, Freelance Commentator and Blogger.
- Kathryn Ryan, Host of Radio New Zealand National's Nine to Noon.
- Nevil Gibson, Editor in Chief of the National Business Review.
- Colin Espiner, Political Editor of The Press and Guyon Espiner's brother.
- Chris Trotter, Managing Editor of the Political Press and Columnist.
- Richard Long Columnist for Fairfax.
- David Beatson, formerly directly involved in the media and politics.
- Chris Baldock, the editor of the Sunday News
- Brian Fallow, economics editor of NZ Herald.
- Brent Edwards, Radio New Zealand's Political Editor.
- Deborah Hill Cone Freelance Journalist.
- Dr Colin James, Veteran Political Journalist.
- Barry Soper, Newstalk ZB Political Editor.
- Gibson, Eloise (26 November 2008). "TV show's fate may rest with new Govt". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 15 September 2011.