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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Nov 13

Jacinda Ardern says she doesn’t see Ports of Auckland's future as ‘necessarily being political’; and call for urgent review of foreign forestry investment.


John Armstrong (1News):  John Armstrong's opinion: Ardern's ‘deft, yet ruthless piece of politics’ left Shane Jones, Winston Peters humiliated

Jenny Coatham ( Spinoff): The young climate activists who broke through to the halls of power

1News:Jacinda Ardern says she doesn’t see Ports of Auckland's future as ‘necessarily being political’

Jason Walls(Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says moving Auckland's port is a question of when, not if

Harrison Christian(Stuff) GCSB rejects Chinese media reports of 'softening' of Huawei 5G ban

Stuff Privacy Commissioner says terror law ‘obnoxious'

Stuff Mayor admits south Auckland neglect

Audrey Young (NZHerald-Paywalled) Audrey Young: Why Chris Hipkins is top of the class


Stuff: Westpac reverses rates forecast

1News: Moving Auckland's port north would be 'stupid' according to Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Aimee Shaw(Herald): Auckland Airport retailers feel squeeze from 'huge rents', 'increased competition' (paywalled)

Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Call for urgent review of foreign forestry investment

NZ Herald Kiwi company says it can build a house in under a week

Lunchtime leanbacks

Jenny Varghese (Spinoff): Busting myths about arranged marriage

The best of the rest


Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Firearms Prohibition Order proposal raises fears of warrantless search powers

Herald: Treasury blames pop-ups for white supremacist site searches

Derek Cheng (Herald): Simon Bridges: Laws that breach human rights justified for dangerous people

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

Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Rachel Boyack returns as Labour Party candidate in Nelson for 2020


Stuff: Retail and office vacancies fall in Christchurch CBD as tenants shift to a rebuilt central city


1News: Air NZ adds hundreds of extra flights to regions in wake of Jetstar withdrawal


Stephen Forbes(Stuff): Claims NZ's defective buildings are a threat to public safety

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Infrastructure Commission tots up spending plans worth $21b

Marty Sharpe(Stuff): Seized properties worth $4.1 million released to owners five years after fisheries raid


1News: Auckland port looks destined for Northland move after report finds it 'economically and environmentally unviable'

TVNZ: Ports of Auckland freight operations on the move

John Anthony(Stuff): Air New Zealand trials check-in and bag drop-off in downtown Queenstown

Stuff: NZ flight to take Hobbiton fans on a journey to Middle Earth by plane

Jane Patterson(RNZ): Auckland port move: Cabinet ministers deliberate on decision

Catherine Harris(Stuff): Claims for replacement car hire can be valid, court says


Statistics NZ: New Zealand net migration rate remains high

Susan Edmunds(Stuff): New Zealand population has had big migration boost, Stats NZ says


MBIE: $3 million invested in space science partnerships through Catalyst: Strategic Space Fund

Primary Industries

Collette Devin (Stuff): Financial pressure on rural sector 'likely to get worse'

Dairy Womens Network: Fonterra Dairy Woman of the Year nominations are open


Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Plumber forgot bolt, so tenant loses bond over water damage

Tech, Media and Telecoms

NZ Herald Telcos urge govt to combat 5G scaremongering

NZ Herald-Premium Spark admits: Yes, it was our 5G trial causing problems for Vodafone customers


RNZ: Mercury NZ pours in $208m extra on New Zealand's largest wind farm

Janine Rankin (Stuff): Second stage of New Zealand's biggest wind farm to go ahead


Phil Pennington (RNZ): Counties Manukau DHB refuse to disclose details of bullying at Middlemore

RNZ: Suicide, self-harm attempts in custody nearly quadruple - police data

Jason Walls (Herald): Government to unveil 'significant' changes to New Zealand's embattled DHBs next month


John Gerritsen(RNZ): Tomorrow's Schools review: government announces major reforms

1News:Q+A: Unpacking the Tomorrow's Schools review, which could see major shake-up of education system

1News: Some teacher aides forced to rely on food parcels and petrol vouchers due to low wages and job insecurity

Simon Collins (Herald): Tomorrow's Schools: Govt takes over school zoning powers

Henry Cooke (Stuff): Biggest overhaul of school system in 30 years

Catherine Groenestein (Stuff): Veteran acting principal appointed at Hāwera Intermediate School

Anna Whyte (1News): Major overhaul of New Zealand schools to set system up 'for the next 30 years'


Charlotte Jones (RNZ):PGF applications the cause of public exclusion from meetings

Herald: Hamilton drivers told to slow down as speed changes roll out in the city

Adam Pearse ( Northern Advocate): Whangārei's Sherwood Park Golf Club celebrates 50-year anniversary

RNZ: Tāneatua residents question long wait for vital police station

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