Bernard’s Pick of the links- Nov 15
Shane Jones calls protesting farmers 'rednecks' following rowdy march on Parliament; and top council staff 'manipulated' reports to hide bad news from councillors and public.
Bernard's Pick of the links
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff) Ministers' 'fishy' Wellington dinner during NZTA board appointment process
Stuff: Shane Jones calls protesting farmers 'rednecks' following rowdy march on Parliament
Jane Patterson (RNZ) Govt to consider replacing RNZ, TVNZ with new entity
Jason Walls (NZ Herald) Leaked Greens discussion document suggests party will drop Budget Responsibility Rules support
Duncan Grieve (Spinoff) Five key questions about the new super-broadcaster to replace TVNZ and RNZ
RNZ 'We cannot do this anymore' - Hutt Valley midwives
Audrey Young (NZ Herald) Faafoi wants 'sustainable' broadcaster
Paul McBeth BusinessDesk (Paywalled) Broadband providers to expand GCSB's cyber blanket
Isaac Davison (NZHerald – Paywalled) Shrinking number of judges come from poor households or have any experience of poverty, Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann says
Stuff Top council staff 'manipulated' reports to hide bad news from councillors and public
Grant Bradley (NZHerald-Paywalled) Why Glidepath's Ken Stevens has sold to French robotics firm B2A Technology
Jenee Tibshraeney (Interest) Has the RBNZ just given itself room to loosen LVR restrictions?
NZ Herald Sky's big sports TV announcement: How you can watch over 50 sports for free
The best of the rest
Jane Patterson (RNZ): Govt to consider replacing RNZ, TVNZ with new public broadcaster
Derek Cheng (Herald) : Historic first: Bill from women MPs of colour to fight female genital mutilation
Craig McCulloch(RNZ): Review over prison letter management suggests 'urgent' law change
Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): Budget bungle continues
Foreign Affairs (Trade and Defence)
Catherine Harris (Stuff): A2 among top brands on Alibaba's Singles Day
Sharechat: Sanford FY earnings flat on reduced volumes
Brent Melville (ODT): Engineering hub gains support
Sanford Limited: Sanford Reports Full Year Results 2019
Evan Harding (Southland Times): Seafood company Sanford records $41m profit
Evan Harding (Southland Times): Invercargill-based business Blue River Dairy scoops national awards
Phil Pennington (RNZ): NZTA sees increase in contractors despite govt orders otherwise
Jason Walls (Herald): Air New Zealand disappointed that Jetstar axed regional routes
Grant Bradley (Herald): Inside Air New Zealand's new lounge at Auckland Airport
Phil Pennington (RNZ):Transmission Gully motorway project has concerns about the technology it's using
Tracey Roxburgh (Otago Daily Times): Bus-driver shortage ‘crisis’ in Queenstown
Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): Why the partnership visa fix is no fix at all
Laura Smith (ODT): One of eight sites for shellfish safe
Sally Rae (ODT): No further poultry disease found in NZ
Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Past year sees huge increase in number of applicants for social housing
Anne Gibson (Herald): NZ house prices set a new record, topping $600,000: Six fastest-rising areas revealed
Benn Bathgate (Waikato Times): House prices in Waikato region hit record median high
Tech, Media (and Telecoms)
Tom Pullar-Strecker(Stuff): TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick breaks silence on public media merger
Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): TVNZ tells advertisers not to worry
Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): South Canterbury energy solutions company Infratec wins two awards with a week
Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): More electricity regulation means more cost to the consumer, Alpine Energy boss says
Kerrie Waterworth (ODT): Medical care 'at mercy of location'
Katarina Williams(Stuff): Hutt Hospital maternity in 'crisis': 'They won't take us seriously until someone dies'
Louisa Steyl and Damian Rowe (Southland Times): Southern District Health Board's new plan could cost patients more
Robin Martin (RNZ): MAINZ audio production course closure shocks unaware students\
Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): National’s predictable education plan
Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Patangata Bridge closure means 1km 'trek on foot' for families' tangi
Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Auckland alcohol licensing trusts guilty of misleading public
Pam Graham( RNZ): Popular dog park at centre of proposed land swap
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