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The ‘Morning After’

Megan Whelan and Wallace Chapman

Megan Whelan and Wallace Chapman Photo: RNZ/Denise Montgomery

Wallace Chapman and Megan Whelan come to you live from the Backbencher in Wellington with post-election analysis with experts plus a bit of music and comedy to alleviate the pain of it being 7am Daylight Savings time.

The Morning After: a Sunday Morning post-election special from 7am to midday

Join us LIVE from the Backbencher pub in Thorndon, Wellington.

Wallace Chapman and Megan Whelan present the show live with guest analysts, politicians, musicians and comedians and a live audience. Feel free to come on down.  

Throughout the morning we'll talk to guests including Fiona Barker, Neil Miller, Stephanie Rodgers, Greg O’Connor, Brett Hudson, Jess Hammond Doube, Jane Clifton,  Bryce Edwards, Chris Wikaira, Nicola Willis, Gareth Hughes, Kirk Hope, Eric Crampton, Gareth Kiernan and more.

Plus lighter moments through the talents of Pinky Agnew and James Nokise plus a bit of jazz from Nick Tipping and the Electoral Rollers. 

Nick Tipping's jazz band

Nick Tipping's jazz band Photo: Supplied


Live with commentators, Fiona Barker, political scientist from Victoria University; Neil Miller, right-wing writer who has worked with former prime ministers John Key and Jim Bolger;  and political blogger, unionist and former member of Andrew Little's leadership team, Stephanie Rodgers.

Plus a few laughs with Pinky Agnew and  Nick Tipping and his Electoral Rollers will jazz it up. 


Between 8 and 10 we cross live to Morning Report's Susie Ferguson and Nine to Noon's Kathryn Ryan for a full wrap of results, issues, stories and analysis.


Continuing live coverage of the the news behind the news and politics from the insiders. This hour includes Mediawatch with Colin Peacock presenting a live critical overview of the news media’s election performance.

Other guests until lunchtime include Jane Clifton, Bryce Edwards, Chris Wikaira, Greg O’Connor, Grant Robertson, Julie-anne Genter, Gareth Hughes, Kirk Hope, Eric Crampton, Gareth Kiernan with lighter moments added by Pinky Agnew and James Nokise and jazz touches of Nick Tipping and the Electoral Rollers.

Grab some brunch at the pub while you're here - but don't have your mouth full all the time. We'll be taking questions from the floor!