In this week’s Across the Ditch: Australia’s Radio FiveAA host Peter Godfrey talks to Selwyn Manning about an armed stand-off in the Bay of Plenty which saw four police officers shot.

Also discussed, new spy laws loom for New Zealand

New Zealand’s unemployment rate

Oh no… The Batchelor is back, this time with a guy called Jordan and a host of hopefuls.

Across the Ditch broadcasts live on Australia’s radio and webcasts on, and Recorded live on 10/03/16.


Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.