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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Nov 19

Auckland one of the worst cities in the world for public transport, road taxes according to new data; and substantial benefit hikes appear off the Government's agenda.

Bernard’s Pick of the links


1News: 'Yes, I am calling you psycho' - Winston Peters lashes out at journalists after grilling over NZ-First linked company

Thomas Manch (Stuff): Substantial benefit hikes appear off the Government's agenda

Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): Government in NZ: What ministers should be told  

Newshub: Auckland one of the worst cities in the world for public transport, road taxes according to new data


Chris Keall (Herald): Huawei in the cold as Spark gives Nokia more 5G business, adds Samsung to mix
Greg Ninness (Interest): More New Zealanders are leaving the country and more non-NZ citizens are arriving
Jenny Ruth ShareChat-BusinessDesk: Has NZ reached the lower limits of monetary policy?

NZ Herald (Paywalled) Wayne Brown interview: Why the Ports of Auckland has to move

ShareChat-BusinessDesk: Sky predicts revenue and earnings fall for FY20

Roger J Kerr (Interest): A key turning point for the RBNZ

ShareChat-BusinessDesk: Steel & Tube warns of further hit to first-half profit


BBC: HK protesters use rope ladders to flee siege

BBC: Saudi Aramco flotation values oil giant at $1.7tn

Lunchtime leanbacks

Ferdinando Giugliano (Bloomberg) Wall Street Is Wrong About Negative Interest Rates. There's little evidence in Europe that the policy is harmful. Indeed, it might be more effective if sub-zero rates were passed on to more customers.

Aaron Gordon (Jalopnik) Zombie Miles And Napa Weekends: How A Week With Chauffeurs Showed The Major Flaw In Our Self-Driving Car Future



The best of the rest


1News: Longest-serving Greens MP Gareth Hughes plans to 'reconnect with activist roots' after retirement

1News: Prince Charles and Camilla kick off busy week in NZ

Jason Walls (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern sends international fan 'beautiful and personal reply'

Jason Walls (Herald): Former Air Force pilot Tim Costley has been selected to run in the National safe seat of Ōtaki

RNZ: Family files court papers naming govt ministers in challenge to caring for disabled children 

Foreign Affairs (Trade and Defence)

The Detail : The tragic results of NZDF's failure to clean up after Bamyan

1News: NZDF had ‘moral’ responsibility to clear firing range before blast killed Afghan children - expert


Brent Melville (ODT): Manufacturers more optimistic

RNZ:  Women still absent from the boardroom


Sharechat: A2 Milk's AGM should sort the bulls from the bears

Sharechat: Hedging losses drag Kiwi Property first-half net profit down 23.8%

Sharechat: Trustpower signals $11 mln profit boost from metering sale

RNZ: Sky Network forecasts revenue drop after investments

ODT: McDonald's underpays staff 'up to $90 million' in holiday pay

Nikki Preston (Herald): Decision over whether SkyCity can roll out 60 more pokie machines draws closer
Marta Steeman (Waikato Times): Kiwi Property looks at another office building, an hotel and apartment developments at Sylvia Park

Matthew Littlewood (Timaru Herald): Oceania Dairy wants to discharge 10 million litres a day of treated wastewater into Pacific Ocean

Liu Chen(RNZ): Auckland cheque scam targets car sellers via Facebook account

Amelia Wade(Herald): New Zealanders lose $23 million to online scams


Jeremy Hansen(Spinoff): Why one architect thinks a new stadium is the best thing for Auckland’s waterfront

David Cormack (Herald): David Cormack: Why moving Auckland's port is a win for everyone -paywalled


RNZ: Air NZ cancels 82 international flights over Christmas period due to engines

Brent Melville: Runway length not holding DIAL back

1News: Air NZ expects 14k customers will be affected by 'unavoidable' engine checks over holidays

Herald: Air New Zealand cancels holiday flights, thousands affected

John Anthony (Stuff): Air New Zealand international services in turmoil as Dreamliner engine issues drag on

Air NZ: Air New Zealand makes summer international schedule changes


Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): Easing the way for arranged marriages  

Primary Industries

Roger Moroney ( Hawkes Bay Today): Hawke's Bay's Villa Maria syrah claims NZ wine of the year

GE Free NZ: Do GE developers really know what they are doing? 


Craig McCullouch (RNZ): Rental law changes will hamper eviction of bad tenants - landlords

RNZ: Hutt Council affordable housing change puts native trees at risk - Forest & Bird

Indira Stewart (RNZ): South Auckland residents in strife over Māori housing building project

Mike Houlahan (ODT): Tenancy law plan concerns

Paul Mitchell (Stuff): When home is hell: Tenant who twice battled and won against property managers pleads for regulation

Catherine Harris (Stuff): Tougher laws for ending leases 'could put property managers at risk'

Luke Appleby (1News): Tenancy Act changes will 'destroy' student flat market, force elderly to testify against 'feral' neighbours, Property Investors Federation says

David Hargreaves( Interest): Why the new tenancy rules will drive more into state housing

Newstalk ZB: Property expert: Tenancy rule changes driving landlords out of market

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

Sharechat-BusinessDesk: Chorus defeats secrecy breach claim

Stuff: Heartland regions to get Spark's 5G broadband first

Spark NZ: Spark announces 5G roll out plans into 2020

Chris Keall( Herald): Former Labour MP's lawsuit against Chorus thrown out - paywalled

Chorus: Chorus’ Hyperfibre set to redefine ‘fast’ for broadband 


Emma Hatton(RNZ): Aged care: call for stricter regulation after woman forced from home

Catherine Hutton(RNZ): Demand for disability services surges due to new pilot programmes

Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Police investigating after shot fired at Napier health centre

Adam Burns (ODT): CT scan schedule mirrors rapid rise in referrals

RNZ: More than 50 medical students to be denied graduation after overseas placement rort

Marty Sharpe, Matthew Tso & Georgia May Gilbertson: Shot fired outside Napier health clinic following day of gang violence

Lee Kenny (Stuff): Otago Uni finds 1 in 5 final year med students faked work placement records

Shaun Robinson(Spinoff): For people living with mental illness, the arming of New Zealand police is a disaster

Herald: New campaign puts meningococcal disease in the spotlight

Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): Rise of the health charity  

Steve Hart (Herald): Big role for small firms in mental health

Waikato Times: Waikato DHB slammed by the Health and Disability Commissioner for botched maternity care


Jessica Long and Rob Mitchell (Stuff): History on repeat - how compulsory teaching in NZ might work


RNZ: West Coast rally denounces land classification proposal

1News: Volcanic activity ramps up on Whakaari/White Island, prompting 'hazard' warning

Alice Geary (Timaru Herald): Mackenzie District Council reject land swap proposal for Radisson hotel in Tekapo

Alice Geary (Timaru Herald): Successful year for debt-free Mackenzie District Council

Aaron van Delden (RNZ): Change Electoral Act precluding communities having Māori wards - Mayor

Gary Farrow (Waikato Times): Bins go in bid to get owners to scoop dogs' poop 

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