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Bernard’s pick of the news links - Oct 30

Rio Tinto not bluffing on shutting Tiwai Point; Coughlan says consensus growing for smelter closure; Twyford 'forgot' NZTA board offer


Evan Harding (Stuff) Rio Tinto 'not bluffing' about threat to shut Tiwai Point smelter
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff) Phil Twyford repeatedly 'forgot' key NZTA job offer, until he couldn't
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff) MPs turn up the heat as Rio Tinto Tiwai Point closure consensus grows
Ben Leahy (NZH-Paywalled) Auckland house price boom just around the corner
Aimee Shaw (NZH-Paywalled) IRD's hidden economy crackdown 'five years late' says Terry Baucher
Alex Braae (Spinoff): Why Phil Twyford should absolutely be sacked (and why he absolutely shouldn’t)
Jenee Tibshraeny (Interest): Assistant Reserve Bank Governor says he's more focused on what the Bank should do, than what it's expected to do, so the market should take a similar approach
Jennifer Eder (Stuff): Balancing development: Growth and the 'augmented workforce'
RNZ: NZ's damp housing: 318,000 homes affected
Mel Bunce (Herald): Opinion- It's no joke Winston Peters - why it's time to act fast to support media

Stephen Forbes (Interest): Proposed changes to the Commerce Act could be announced before Christmas


Anne Gibson( Herald): Genesis leaving Penrose for Wynyard Quarter: Mansons leases top of $247m block to energy business

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Deal done to buy major MediaWorks shareholder may not be good news for NZ business

BD: Scott Tech open to acquisitions despite lacklustre year

BD: ANZ moves to defeat Ross Asset class action early

David Hargreaves (Interest): Dairy co-operative Fonterra has confirmed it intends to shift 160 staff to its milk plant in Takanini, south Auckland


NYT: Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows

Reuters: Google to buy Fitbit

TechCrunch FCC proposes rules requiring telcos remove Huawei, ZTE equipment

Reseller News Could an Amazon and Oracle merger be possible?

Lunchtime leanbacks

TechCrunch: VC Ben Horowitz on WeWork, Uber and one cultural value his employees can’t break

Key quote: “What I say to people at the firm is that nobody 10 or 20 or 30 years from now is going to remember what deals we’ve won or lost or what the returns were on this or that. You’re going to remember what it felt like to work here and to do business with us and what kind of imprint we put on the world. And that’s our culture. That’s our behavior. We can’t have any drift from that. And I think that’s true for every company.”

Maria Slade (Spinoff) The Crimson Education enigma

Key quote: ‘As excited as Crimson professes to be it seems that delight does not extend to sharing the finer details of its remarkable growth journey. Its quest for privacy may be taken out of its hands, however, with key documents in the Eurekly case set to be made public. Parents prepared to go the extra mile and invest in their child’s chances of a place at an elite university may want to watch this space.’

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