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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Nov 12

How Justin Lester lost the Wellington mayoralty; and NZ First kept methane target from exiting Zero Carbon Bill

Rob Mitchell (Stuff) The fading of a rising star - How Justin Lester lost the Wellington mayoralty
Henry Cooke (Stuff) NZ First kept methane target from exiting Zero Carbon Bill

Sharechat: Card spending stalls; dearer petrol crowds out other goods
NZHerald: Netflix hikes subscription cost 70% in 4 years
Sharechat: Abano directors cave to takeover by scheme of arrangement 

Sharechat:Long-serving ACC investment chief calls it a day
Sharechat: Fletcher dismisses subcontractor claims as vague

Lunchtime leanbacks
Hindustan Times: The China factor in India's RCEP move


RNZ: Ministers' briefing about Winston Peters' pension completely appropriate - Sir Maarten Wevers

Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Sustainable New Zealand political party: Other parties unruffled

1News: Prince Charles, Camilla to visit site of Christ Church Cathedral during New Zealand tour

Kim Baker Wilson(RNZ): Former top civil servant backs others who told ministers of Winston Peters' superannuation over-payments

1News:  Sustainable New Zealand leader says new party could work with Labour or National

1News:'No place' for euthanasia in NZ, doctor says as End of Life Choice bill's third reading looms

Derek Cheng (Herald): Winston Peters fact-check: $18,000 repayment amount 'demonstrably false' in 2017

Harrison Christian (Stuff): Winston Peters case: State Services Commissioner denies 'acting politically' when briefing Paula Bennett

Tim Murphy(NewsroomPro): Expert surprised by Peters’ claims

RNZ: Govt wants to limit firearms access for those deemed high-risk

Anna Whyte (1News): Government pitches further gun restrictions aimed at high-risk individuals

Derek Cheng (Herald): Firearms Prohibition Orders: Wide police powers to take guns from dangerous people

Collette Devlin (Stuff): Government widens gun ban: Firearm Prohibition Orders to ban gangs and offenders from being around guns

RNZ: Govt wants to limit firearms access those deemed high-risk


Michael Cropp (RNZ): Electric ferry under construction for Wellington will be first in Southern Hemisphere

Sharechat: Odds favour a rate cut but it's a line ball call

Sharechat:Card spending stalls; dearer petrol crowds out other goods

Stats NZ: Spending slips in October


Sharechat: Abano directors cave to takeover by scheme of arrangement

Sharechat:Fletcher dismisses subcontractor claims as vague

Sharechat: Fonterra farmers told to consider more independent directors

Foreign Affairs (Trade and Defence)

Thomas Manch (Stuff): Another rocket lands in Camp Taji, home to New Zealand soldiers 


1News: Watch: New footage shows progress made on Auckland's City Rail Link


1News:Highway south of Nelson blocked by slips

Damian George (Stuff): Reduced crash rate on Kāpiti expressway leads to call for fast track of safety upgrades

RNZ: White Silence: Former Deputy PM's biggest regret after Air NZ Erebus crash

Luke Kirkness (Herald): Bus company managers alleged to drive towards employees on strike, company sternly denies accusations


Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Retiree frustrated over KiwiSaver payout delays and $1500 shortfall (paywalled)

 Primary Industries

Sharechat:Institutional investors continue to shun Fonterra

Sharechat:Test transmission reform benefits before going any further - MEUG 

RNZ: Women shearers recognised with new grade at competition

Sharechat: Fonterra farmers told to consider more independent directors 

Stuff: Hoiho, the yellow-eyed penguin, wins bird of the year

RNZ: Bird of the year 2019: Hoiho takes the winning title

Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): Researchers say new beef product has potential to end bobby calf slaughter


Issac Davison (Herald): Community Housing Providers say more than 500 homes 'gathering dust' during housing crisis (paywalled)

Phil Pennington(RNZ): CertMark founder should not have held job 'relating to quality control' - ex-employer

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

1News: TVNZ appoints new board chair

Gia Garrick (1News): Kiwi women helping break the DJ world’s glass ceiling

Scoop: Spark unveils ‘Unplan Metro’

Chris Keall (Herald): Shades of XT lawsuit as Vodafone investigates Alexandra interference (paywalled)

Chris Keall (Herald): Spark supersizes fixed wireless broadband


Charlie Mitchell (Stuff): Free carbon credits worth billions will continue being allocated for decades

Sharechat: Test transmission reform benefits before going any further - MEUG


Hannah Martin(Stuff): Delays to patient test results, diagnoses likely as lab workers prepare two-day strike - union

Oliver Lewis(Stuff): Christchurch Hospital Hagley building delayed again after issues found during testing

Herald: Allergy NZ and Pub Charity behind bid to give EpiPens to 2500 at-risk children

Jean Bell (Herald): Healthy land, healthy people: What the Lakes DHB is doing to be environmentally-friendly (paywalled) 

RNZ: Free EpiPens to go towards thousands of at-risk New Zealanders

1News: Taranaki DHB's 'collective failure' preceded heart attack victim's death, watchdog finds

Scoop: Waikato DHB commissioners should demand training money back

RNZ: 'Ineffective' communication left woman with swab inside her after surgery 


Luke Kirkness(Herald): 'I am spitting tacks over this': Auckland bus strike disrupts students sitting exams, father outraged


Josephine Franks (Stuff): Protesters vow to occupy Auckland's Ōwairaka/Mt Albert 24/7 to block removal of trees

RNZ: Protesters attempt to block removal of trees on Ōwairaka-Mt Albert

Nicholas Pointon(RNZ): Dead rats washed up on beaches to be sent for toxicology testing

Dominic Harris (Stuff) : Thousands of tonnes of recycling are sent abroad every year - could we fight the war on waste here?

Eisha Foon (RNZ): Increased fire risk with hotter than average summer expected

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