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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Nov 22

Shane Jones downplays NZ First Foundation scandal by slamming 'despicable' media; and Green MP lambasts bill allowing overseas agents to carry otherwise-illegal guns in NZ.

Bernard’s pick of the links

Government/Politics

1News: Shane Jones downplays NZ First Foundation scandal by slamming 'despicable' media

Jason Walls: Former NZ First party presidents say they had no idea the New Zealand First Foundation existed

Herald: NZ First Foundation donor: 'I clearly believed I was helping NZ First get in'

RNZ: Disability commissioner critical of Parliament's new playground

Matt Shand(Stuff):QComms: the mysterious firm revving NZ First's campaign engine

1News: Green MP lambasts bill allowing overseas agents to carry otherwise-illegal guns in NZ

Audrey Young (Stuff): Top brass turns out for milestone police graduation

Charlie Dreaver(RNZ): National Party push PGF bosses on conflict of interest in application

Herald: Claire Trevett: Cautionary tale for NZ in Japan's free trade deal with US (paywalled)

Claire Trevett (Herald): Bullet train to the G20: Winston Peters on Japan mission

Madison Reidy and Harry Lock (RNZ): Workers should have redundancy insurance - commission

Business/Corporate/Economy/Investing

Rob Stock(Stuff): Viagogo behind big surge in consumer complaints to Commerce Commission

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): FATF mutual evaluation of New Zealand remains scheduled for 2020

Statistics New Zealand: At your service – the changing face of the economy

Sharechat: Crown seeks US$100m from Tui operator; Prospector moving on

Sharechat: Ryman underlying annual profit may rise by up to 17%

Sharechat: Pacific Edge goes back to shareholders for another $20m

Tamsyn Parker (Herald): More than $7 million of fraud attempts at ANZ

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): FMA issues warning about company keen to associate itself with Phil Goff

David Chaston(Interest): ASB follows with its own matching rate cuts

Gareth Vaughan (Interest):Kiwi CBA executive Daniel Huggins shifting to BNZ  

Sharechat: AFT Pharmaceuticals starts to hit its straps

Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): NZ tobacco companies use tax hikes as cover 

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Oceania Dairy claims 'minimal' marine effects of wastewater pipeline

Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Worried about not having enough in retirement? Here's how to reduce the pressure

Sharechat: From dog tucker to top dog: economists ask how Northport can be Auckland’s best replacement

Jenee Tibshraeny (Interest): Unclear EQC Act sees hundreds of millions remain in limbo, biting Kiwi insurer

Todd Nail (Stuff): Auckland Port move criticised in two reviews

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Cabinet considered deporting parents of departing immigrants - documents

Brent Melville (ODT): Profitable year leaves Alliance in strong position

Jamie Gray (Herald): NZ, Australia pork industry on high alert as African Swine Fever hits Timor-Leste (paywalled) 

Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): These sheep look like any others, but some burp a bit less methane  

Libby Wilson (Stuff): Income, price limits squeeze first-home buyers aiming for Government grant

Simon Collins (Herald): Childcare centre plans to open 6am-8pm, sell takeaways to meet demand for long care hours (paywalled)

Jono Edwards (ODT): Medical school 'derelict in its duties': family

Kerrie Waterworth(ODT): New Zealand's 'most instagrammed' spot overrun by illegally parked cars 

The best of the rest

Government/Politics

1News: Green MP lambastes bill allowing overseas agents to carry otherwise-illegal guns in NZ

1News: Shane Jones downplays NZ First Foundation scandal by slamming 'despicable' media

Jason Walls: Former NZ First party presidents say they had no idea the New Zealand First Foundation existed

Herald: NZ First Foundation donor: 'I clearly believed I was helping NZ First get in'

RNZ: Disability commissioner critical of Parliament's new playground

Matt Shand(Stuff):QComms: the mysterious firm revving NZ First's campaign engine

Audrey Young (Stuff): Top brass turns out for milestone police graduation

Liam Dann(Herald): Jacinda Ardern serves up a breakfast of smashed avocado and change (paywalled)

Peter Dunne (Interest): Leopards do not change their spots

New Zealand National Party: Telling businesses to be confident doesn’t cut it

RNZ: Corrections apologise over mosque shooting accused's letters

Newstalk ZB:Winston Peters' lawyer threatens to sue Simon Bridges, Nick Smith

Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): Frustration over Government welfare inaction 

1News: Government celebrates hitting target of 1800 new cops, but not all are convinced

Charlie Dreaver(RNZ): National Party push PGF bosses on conflict of interest in application

Foreign Affairs (Trade and Defence)

Herald: Claire Trevett: Cautionary tale for NZ in Japan's free trade deal with US (paywalled)

Claire Trevette (Herald): Bullet train to the G20: Winston Peters on Japan mission

Economy

Madison Reidy and Harry Lock (RNZ): Workers should have redundancy insurance - commission

Rob Stock(Stuff): Viagogo behind big surge in consumer complaints to Commerce Commission

Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says economy is in 'good heart'

Herald: Commerce Commission reveals most complained-about industries

Benje Patterson (Interest): Kiwis owe $92,000 for every man, woman and child

Interest: Consumer complaints to Commerce Commission rise by 20%

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): FATF mutual evaluation of New Zealand remains scheduled for 2020

Interest: Improved income security sought

Statistics New Zealand: At your service – the changing face of the economy

Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): Politicians grab full control of foreign investment brake 

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions: Welcome rise in the share of wages and salaries in NZ income

Corporate

Sharechat: Crown seeks US$100m from Tui operator; Prospector moving on

Sharechat: Ryman underlying annual profit may rise by up to 17%

Sharechat: Pacific Edge goes back to shareholders for another $20m

Tamsyn Parker (Herald): More than $7 million of fraud attempts at ANZ

Gareth vaughan (Interest): FMA issues warning about company keen to associate itself with Phil Goff

David Chaston(Interest): ASB follows with its own matching rate cuts

David Chaston(Interest):New lower ASB term deposit rates

Gareth Vaughan (Interest):Kiwi CBA executive Daniel Huggins shifting to BNZ  

Sharechat: AFT Pharmaceuticals starts to hit its straps

RNZ: Ryman profits jump after resale of units

Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): NZ tobacco companies use tax hikes as cover 

Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): Can we trust our auditors? 

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Oceania Dairy claims 'minimal' marine effects of wastewater pipeline

Evan Harding (Southland Times): Invercargill Kmart ready to open

Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Pokie-fueled gambling addiction cost Cambridge man his marriage and savings

Investing

Logan Savory (Southland Times): Investor pulls out of Invercargill CBD development but keeps funding in

Luisa Girao (ODT): Key investor leaves Invercargill project

Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Worried about not having enough in retirement? Here's how to reduce the pressure

Newstalk ZB: New report shows how to reduce the pressure when retiring

Infrastructure

Sharechat: From dog tucker to top dog: economists ask how Northport can be Auckland’s best replacement

Jenee Tibshraeny (Interest): Unclear EQC Act sees hundreds of millions remain in limbo, biting kiwi insurer

Todd Nail (Stuff): Auckland Port move criticised in two reviews

Infrastructure NZ: Port relocation is a once-in-a-century decision

Transport

Go Bus: Go Bus Ready, Willing And Able to Reach Settlement

Daniel Birchfield (ODT): Truck gets stuck under Oamaru rail bridge

Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): Jones threatens Auckland Port CEO  

Immigration

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Cabinet considered deporting parents of departing immigrants - documents

Overseas

1News: More NZ firefighters headed to Australia today to help battle deadly wildfires

Associated Press:Climate activist Greta Thunberg awarded prestigious international peace prize

New York Times: Nestlé says it can be virtuous and profitable. Is that even possible? (paywalled) 

Primary Industries

RNZ: New traps and lures a 'pivotal step' towards predator-free future

Brent Melville (ODT): Wools of New Zealand marks first full year

Brent Melville (ODT): Farm sales down by 9%

Brent Melville (ODT): Profitable year leaves Alliance in strong position

RNZ: Deer hunters decry 1080 drops over food safety risk

Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Five new trapping tools unveiled to achieve Predator Free 2050 mission

Herald: Fruit fiesta: Bounty of bananas a hot commodity

Jamie Gray (Herald): NZ, Australia pork industry on high alert as African Swine Fever hits Timor-Leste (paywalled) 

Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): Export cattle vigorously prepared for long transit by sea, farmers say

Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): These sheep look like any others, but some burp a bit less methane  

Housing

Guy Williams (ODT): Residential area in the making

Ripu Bhatia (Stuff): Government plan to improve accessibility in housing draws skepticism from disability advocates

Libby Wilson (Stuff): Income, price limits squeeze first-home buyers aiming for Government grant

Ben Leahy (Herald):Vacating renter leaves behind 5 allegedly stolen TVs and 10 cats

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

Associated Press: Disney Plus blames past hacks for user accounts being sold online

Herald: Radio ratings: Newstalk ZB closes out 2019 on a high

NZ Compare: Spark Sport – Shows promise but can do better

NZ Telecommunications Forum – TCF: Collaboration enhances scam call protection for consumers

Health

RNZ: Nine sunscreen brands fail protection tests - Consumer NZ

1News: Nine sunscreen brands fail Consumer NZ’s latest test

Simon Collins (Herald): Childcare centre plans to open 6am-8pm, sell takeaways to meet demand for long care hours (paywalled)

Kim Moodie(Herald): Almost half of sunscreens tested don't live up to label claims in Consumer NZ report

Southern Cross Healthcare: Human touch meets AI on health insurance frontline

Eleanor Wenman (Stuff): More than 900 patients harmed in New Zealand

Guy Williams (ODT): Hospital evacuated in Queenstown

1News: Health Minister says it's 'really concerning' multiple sunscreens failed Consumer NZ test

 Education 

John Lewis (ODT): Delight at permanent principal role

Jono Edwards (ODT): Medical school 'derelict in its duties': family

Elena McPhee (ODT): University roll set to increase again in 2020

Simon Collins (Herald): Childcare centre plans to open 6am-8pm, sell takeaways to meet demand for long care hours (paywalled)

Lee Kenny (Stuff): More Christchurch families set to be cut from Cashmere High School zone

Councils/Regional 

Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Gore District Council office redevelopment costs increase by $1m

Mike Houlahan (ODT): 'Huge implications' in boundary changes

Tracey Roxburgh (ODT): Lake ferry service to wind up

RNZ:  Police call for information about spate of gang clashes

Nick Truebridge (RNZ):Another 1000 residents needed to create '24/7 town centre' in South Auckland

Kerrie Waterworth(ODT): New Zealand's 'most instagrammed' spot overrun by illegally parked cars 

Charlotte Jones (Stuff): Ōpōtiki council has all-woman leadership team

Marlborough District Council: Traffic disruptions to section of Redwood Street

Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Police charge man over mail threats to EQC

Otago Regional Council: Regional Council Chair accepts Ministerial direction

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