Philosopher-turned-politician Jamie Whyte took over the leadership of the Act Party only in February this year.
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In the third of the Herald's Hot Seat series ahead of the election in September he talks in a wide-ranging interview with NewstalkZB host Rachel Smalley, Herald columnists Toby Manhire and Fran O'Sullivan, and political editor Audrey Young.
What follows is an index of the subjects discussed.
48s More a philosopher than a politician
2m 20s Who he gets his advice from
4m 03s No surprises in next confidence and supply agreement
6m Repealing the Resource Management Act (RMA)
8m 51s Weakening the party through electoral accommodations
10m 14s Ministerial roles can make support partners look like poodles
11m 21s The effect of Christine Rankin in Epsom for the Conservatives
15m 27s Act's donors don't get their way
19m 54s Classical populism and the "Maori privilege" speech
25m Appealing to racists not his fault
27m 06s The "genius" Treaty, whanau ora and Maori friends
33m 47s School zoning in Epsom, education choice and blokes buying cars
42m 13s Cutting tax
44.17 Raising the age of super
45m 46s The cause of the global financial crisis
47m 47s The sale of Lochinver Station to foreign buyers
53m 53s The future of Act
56m 25s Reasons to vote Act
*The Jamie Whyte interview took place on August 8, 2014.