I would love to see this go to court!
Two high profile politicians organise a publicity stunt in order to get one of them elected and they do so in an open public place with it seems plenty of ears on the space even after all journo’s are removed. According to this photo they are not alone. This means in my opinion that they have given up their right to privacy and can not expect their conversation to be in the realm of private communication.
Added to that they have a public function and they meet within the realm of this public function. The fourth estate has the duty (not that you would know from the subservience they have shown John Key) to inform the citizenry of the comings and goings of their leaders and what they say. The secrecy John Key is in direct contradiction to his calls for more transparency and as such deserves close attention form NZ’ journo’s. I say let’s go to a judge and fight for openness in government