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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Nov 14

Mysterious foundation loaning New Zealand First money; and  Auckland ports' move to Whangarei: explained

Bernard’s pick of the links

Government/Politics/Regulation

Boris Jancic and Claire Trevett (Herald): Many questions, no answers about 'opaque' NZ First Foundation

Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Mysterious foundation loaning New Zealand First money

Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Three deaths following epilepsy drug brand switch

Andrea Fox(Herald): Dollar impact on key exporters from freshwater policy will need close attention: Report (paywalled)

Libby Wilson (Waikato Times): Waikato DHB and former boss Nigel Murray settle before case hits court

Matthew Littlewood (Timaru Herald): Safety risks too high as Timaru District Council quits Restorative Justice services

Economy/Business/Investing

Tom Pullar-Strecker(Stuff): Vodafone NZ heading for low-end of guidance but 'bold' ambitions may surprise

Catherine Harris (Stuff): NZ Post holds $38 million aside to correct miscalculated holiday pay and leave

Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Auckland ports' move to Whangarei: explained

1News: Air New Zealand to sell $2 plus taxes return flights between London and LA

Bonnie Flaws (Stuff):Home sweet home in under a week, says new modular house builder
Denise Irvine (Waikato Times): How regenerative agriculture has helped create a Waikato food hub

Statistics New Zealand: Avocados at lowest price in almost three years

ODT: Disney+ debut hit by tech glitches, company blames demand

 

The best of the rest

Government/Politics

RNZ:Treasury data breach inquiry shut down over integrity issues

Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Terrorism bill an 'obnoxious' piece of legislation - privacy commissioner

RNZ: Tomorrow's Schools reforms a 'humiliating backdown' for government - Simon Bridges

RNZ: Seymour confident euthanasia bill will pass third reading

Jo Moir (RNZ): Labour, NZ First arranged marriage coalition clash continues in Cabinet

Anna Whyte (1News): Investigation into leak of Budget material shut down due to undisclosed conflict of interest

Katarina Williams(Stuff): Period poverty petition presented to MPs, as Govt pledges action by Budget 2020

Audrey Young (Herald): Investigation into Budget botch-up 'compromised and terminated'

Boris Jancic and Claire Trevett (Herald): Many questions, no answers about 'opaque' NZ First Foundation

Jason Walls (Herald): Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter promises action on period poverty before Budget 2020

Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Mysterious foundation loaning New Zealand First money

Foreign Affairs (Trade and Defence)

Andrea Fox(Herald): Dollar impact on key exporters from freshwater policy will need close attention: Report (paywalled)

Economy

RNZ: Reserve Bank holds Official Cash Rate steady at 1 percent

1News: Official cash rate remains unchanged at one per cent - Reserve Bank

David Hargreaves (Interest): RBNZ surprises by leaving OCR unchanged at 1%

Herald: NZ dollar spikes after RBNZ leaves interest rates unchanged at 1 per cent

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Reserve Bank surprise: OCR on hold

RBNZ: Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1 percent

ACT Party: Reserve Bank gets it right by keeping OCR steady

Corporate

ODT: 46 years at Farmers and still going strong

ODT: Critical time ahead for Fonterra

RNZ: Infratil profit drops after $1bn purchase of Vodafone

RNZ: Mainfreight reports $59m half year profit

Tom Pullar-Strecker(Stuff): Vodafone NZ heading for low-end of guidance but 'bold' ambitions may surprise

Catherine Harris (Stuff): NZ Post holds $38 million aside to correct miscalculated holiday pay and leave

Herald : 22,000 NZ Post workers owed $38m in unpaid holiday pay

Debbie Jamieson (Timaru Herald): Company not 'fully comfortable' using Unimogs on notorious Skippers Rd

Infrastructure

Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Auckland ports' move to Whangarei: explained

Transport

ODT: Union rail criticism must be consistent

1News: Air New Zealand to sell $2 plus taxes return flights between London and LA

Auckland Transport: Auckland named a world leader in urban mobility

Immigration

Anna Whyte (1News): Changes to be made to visa process for couples with arranged marriages, amid concerns in Indian community

Derek Cheng (Herald): The Government reveals new system for arranged marriages and partnership visas

ODT: New system for arranged marriages, partnership visas

Overseas

ODT: Pell appeal to be heard by High Court

ODT: Hong Kong 'pushed to brink of total breakdown'

ODT: Bushfire threat moves north in Australia

Primary Industries

Denise Irvine (Waikato Times): How regenerative agriculture has helped create a Waikato food hub

Statistics New Zealand: Avocados at lowest price in almost three years

RNZ: Avocado prices lowest in almost three years as fruit, vegetable prices fall

Stuff: Avocados hit cheapest price since early 2017

Stuff: 'Cutest sheep in the world' take the stage

Housing

Brent Melville (ODT): Problem seen in tenancy law change

Bonnie Flaws (Stuff):Home sweet home in under a week, says new modular house builder

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

ODT: Disney+ debut hit by tech glitches, company blames demand

Energy

Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): More electricity regulation means more cost to the consumer, Alpine Energy boss says

ODT: Bumper stickers back hydro project

ODT: Kawarau electricity scheme

Abbey Palmer (ODT): Lightning strike leaves Southland settlements without power

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority: 2060 energy modelling shows path to faster decarbonisation

Health

Luisa Girao (ODT): ‘Medical event’ crash at GP practice

Libby Wilson (Waikato Times): Waikato DHB's $29.1m Government bailout one of many for cash-strapped health boards

Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): Halt drug switch linked to three deaths - Epilepsy NZ

Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Three deaths following epilepsy drug brand switch

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Organ donation bill passes third reading, paving the way for new donation service

Min of Health: New framework for e-mental health services

Libby Wilson (Waikato Times): Waikato DHB and former boss Nigel Murray settle before case hits court

RNZ: MPs address protesters ahead of euthanasia bill vote

Education

ODT: Learn broadly so you can do your job well, whatever it is

Herald: Simon Bridges talks about the Education Saver proposal

Derek Cheng (Herald): National looks at more teachers, spot ECE checks, and an EduSaver pot for every child

1News: National labels Government's school system overhaul an 'humiliating backdown'

RNZ: Tomorrow's Schools reforms a 'humiliating backdown' for government - Simon Bridges

Anna Whyte (1News): National promises to bring back partnership schools, scrap first year fees-free tertiary model

1News: Government commits to central funding of teacher aides as pay dispute continues

Councils/Regional 

Matthew Littlewood (Timaru Herald): Safety risks too high as Timaru District Council quits Restorative Justice services

Kelley Tantau (Waikato Times): Recount puts Thames candidate 5 votes ahead to claim council seat

Katie Todd (RNZ): Pub hosting freedom campers hit by 'insulting' council decision

1News: Breastfeeding now banned in all Wellington City Council pools

Pam Graham (RNZ):  Fireworks ban flares up as issue for Masterton

Damian George(Stuff): Wellington Mayor Andy Foster brings back catered councillor lunches

Katarina Williams and Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Big developments provoke opposition in Wellington's suburbs

Ben Thomas (Spinoff): Who really owns Ōwairaka?

ODT: Council confirms breastfeeding ban for pools

1News: Calls to ban use of private fireworks debated at Select Committee

Kelley Tantau (Waikato Times): Radio DJ Rino Wilkinson becomes Hauraki's first Māori councillor

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