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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Nov 21

Simon Bridges wants PM to take action over NZ First allegations; and electoral boundaries change with new Flat Bush electorate.

Government/Politics
RNZ: Simon Bridges wants PM to take action over NZ First allegations
Yvette McCullough (RNZ):Government quotes welfare stats after child poverty inaction accusations
RNZ: Electoral boundaries change with new Flat Bush electorate
RNZ: Overseas Investment measures to counteract billionaire influence - Parker
Dubby Henry(Herald):  NZ First Foundation: Party officials, MPs kept in the dark about funds
Jason Walls (Herald):NZ First donation saga: Jacinda Ardern under pressure to order investigation
Dubby Henry(Herald): Simple question Winston Peters refused to answer on New Zealand First Foundation
1News: Population growth spurs new electorate proposal for Auckland ahead of next year's election
1News: Ardern should focus on NZ First allegations instead of ‘hanging out with Colbert’ - Simon Bridges
Jo Moir (RNZ): Greens to oppose bill allowing APEC security firearms, surveillance
Matt Shand (Stuff): What NZ First slush fund was spent on: Campaign HQ, staff overtime, and a shredder
Henry Cooke (Stuff): New south Auckland electorate named "Flat Bush" proposed for 2020 election
Newstalk ZB: Winston Peters: 'Foundation does not fund the NZ First Party'
Newstalk ZB:Government buying Ihumātao land is like "opening Pandora's Box"
Newstalk ZB: Simon Bridges: Jacinda Ardern must take charge in donations drama
Tina Law(Stuff): Major changes for Christchurch's Selwyn and Port Hills electorates
Zane Small(Newshub): The number of New Zealanders fined for not filling out Census 2018 revealed
Max Rashbrooke (Guardian): A weeping sore – Jacinda Ardern must clean up New Zealand's political donations mess
Andrew Geddis (pundit): The NZ First Foundation: A Story With No Happy Ending
RNZ: Ardern says New Zealand First loans to be investigated independently
RNZ: Stephen Colbert in New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern, Lorde and BBQs

Economy
Catherine Harris (Stuff):Ex-Treasury boss Gabriel Makhlouf tops list amid shrinking CEO pay packets
Greg Jericho(Guardian): Australia now has a one-speed economy – and that speed is slow
Sharechat: RBNZ eyes Westpac Australia money laundering failures
Gareth Vaughan(Interest): RBNZ watching Aussie AML case for any relevance to Westpac NZ
Reserve Bank: Reserve Bank looking closely at AUSTRAC’s AML/CFT findings

Corporate
RNZ: Mystery bidder chases Metlifecare, NZ's largest retirement village operator
Chris Keall(Herald): Serko boss sees massive revenue, staff surge on back of tie-up with US giant
Sharechat: Metlifecare attracts 'credible' bidder after biggest trading day in 2 1/2 years
Sharechat: End to Tower's three year dividend drought in sight
Sharechat: Vital Healthcare's manager appoints new independent director
Sharechat: Argosy lifts first-half profit 15.2% on valuation gains
Sharechat: Serko to accelerate cash burn with North American push
Jamie Gray( Herald): A2 Milk defies the bears at upbeat annual meeting (paywalled)
Evan Harding (Southland Times): Kmart will keep shoppers in Invercargill: Retailer
Stuff: Alliance Group will pay out $9 million to shareholders
  
Infrastructure
Sharechat: Precinct eyes new developments as Commercial Bay keeps to revised schedule
Stuff: Fresh look at Huntly section of Waikato Expressway
Newstalk ZB: David Parker: Government's method to keep infrastructure in Kiwi hands
 
Transport
1News: Government's crackdown on cowboy wheel clampers passes third reading in Parliament
Collette Devlin (Stuff):Government clamps down on overzealous wheel clamping 'cowboys'
Phil Pennington (RNZ): Disputed bus crash report listed faults in company's systems
Tracey Roxburgh (ODT): Resort ferry to end public scheduled service
 
Overseas
Guardian: Labor says Coalition's $3.8bn stimulus is a 'humiliating' admission economy is weak
Guardian: Sweden's central bank dumps Australian bonds over high emissions
Guardian: Incoming BHP boss Mike Henry refuses to say if company will quit Minerals Council
Politico: Trump says media panicked Melania into thinking he had a heart attack
Jack Snape (ABC News): $3.8 billion infrastructure splash is Government's response to 'uncertain' economic conditions
60 Minutes: China's 'soft invasion' of the South Pacific pathway to greater influence

Primary Industries
RNZ: Predators destroy three Waitākere kōkako nests as breeding season begins
RNZ: No 1080 in rats found dead on North Beach - toxicology
Eric Frykberg(RNZ): Zespri to take legal action in China over kiwfruit plant variety rights
David Hargreaves (Interest): Milk price coming to the boil
Guy Trafford (Interest):Rural resistance
Gerard Hutching(Stuff):Zespri to take civil case in China as illegal gold kiwifruit plantings expand
Georgina Oldfield (Stuff): Farmer concerned for stock after illegal rubbish dumping near Invercargill
Sharechat: Alliance margins improve as swine fever boosts global meat prices
Federated Farmers: Promising signs for drive for milling wheat self-sufficiency
 

Housing
Thomas Coughlan(Stuff): Don't pity landlords over rental changes, just make sure the Government builds houses
Greg Ninness (Interest): The number of new homes being completed in Auckland continues to rise strongly
Ellen O'Dwyer (Stuff): Sleepyhead signs agreement with Waikato-Tainui
 

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)
Brent Melville (ODT): Travel grant support for game developers
Herald: Microsoft's Office 365 down worldwide
ODT: Microsoft's Office 365 down worldwide
Rob Stock (Stuff): NZME's 'Kiwishare' plan to buy Stuff takes leaf from 1980s and 1990s privatisation playbook
 

Energy
Daisy Hudson (ODT): Aurora has 'stuffed up big time': MP
Katie Todd(RNZ): Aurora Energy Otago power lines price hike raises concerns
PEPANZ: Crown Minerals Act review welcome but requires consideration
Genesis Energy: Genesis awarded YWCA GenderTick
Meridian Energy: Meridian adds more renewable energy to Lake Pukaki
 

Health
Tess Brunton (RNZ): Medical students 'scapegoats' for Otago University's failure - parent and health professional
Emma Perry (ODT): Hodgson describes vision of new Dunedin Hospital
Daniel Birchfield (ODT): Transfers crucial to rural hospital
Herald: Kiwi woman dies in India, grieving family's struggle to bring her home
Libby Wilson (Stuff): Chop at the top: Waikato DHB proposes shrinking management team
Janine Rankin(Stuff): Living well with Parkinson's proves possible
 

Education 
Elena McPhee (ODT): Med students' placements 'like an OE'
Imean Ali and Adam Pearse (Herald): Tributes for Aimee Lindsay 13, who collapsed and died at school
Mikaela Collin (Northern Advocate): Rural Northland schools struggling to keep pools open (paywalled)
Simon Collins (Herald): Hamilton's Marian Catholic School refuses to let girls wear shorts
Esther Ashby-Coventry (Timaru Herald): Timaru protestors give away cupcakes to campaign for better funding at Ara
 

Councils/Regional 
Richard Davison (ODT): Pressure for water saving spurs action
Hamish MacLean (ODT): Stormwater system insisted on
Mark Price (ODT): Service hubs off to a 'great start' in managing freedom campers
RNZ: Timaru pelted by huge hailstones as thunderstorm rages
Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ):Ihumātao: Mana whenua disappointed over talk of $40m loan to council
Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Hawke's Bay TANK freshwater plan has 'fatal flaws' - Ngāti Kahungunu
Rosalie Willis (Herald): New Kāpiti Coast district councillor Sophie Handford shares top award for her climate change strike
Jessica Long (Stuff):Parents given back priority after council staff massages moved to another room
Damian George(Stuff): New Wellington City Council chief executive hired from within
Todd Nail ( Stuff): Auckland Council cuts jobs en route to 350 fewer positions than forecast
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Could boundary changes make a red Dunedin seat blue?
Chris Marshall (Stuff):  Eight storey Taupō hotel proposal heads to Environment Court appeal
RNZ: Hawke's Bay water management plan criticised

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