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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Nov 25

NZ First's donations scandal trail; and the big banks are bracing for big rule changes that could change how much you can borrow.

Bernard’s Pick of the Links

Government/Politics

Matt Shand (Stuff) NZ First's donations scandal trail

Luke Malpass (Stuff) Should the Government save the media? The Government's media dilemma

Kate MacNamara (Stuff) Banking on change The big banks are bracing for big rule changes that could change how much you can borrow.

Shamubeel Eaqub: (Stuff) Boomers need to accept we have a problem and act now to fix it

Shamubeel Eaqub

RNZ: Prisoners to get to vote

Stuff: Secrets, lies and public trust  Christchurch city councillors may have made major decisions based on information falsified by top staff.

Andrea Vance and Iain McGregor Pitcairn Island (Stuff): The edge of the world part 1. Remote, rugged and a high-value tourist destination

RNZ: Simon Wilson:John Key and Helen Clark join forces to shift the port

RNZ National Party picks 17-year-old to stand in Palmerston North

RNZ: Report critical over lack of action on dire state of public hospitals

Overseas

The Age: China tried to plant its candidate in Federal Parliament, authorities believe

The Age: The moment a Chinese spy decided to defect to Australia

ABC Australia: Social media slurs could put Facebook in the courts under defamation push

ABC Australia: Westpac freezes executives' bonuses over money laundering scandal as Frydenberg hints board could be sacked

ABC Australia: Embassy dismisses 'fraudster' spy who claims China ordered assassinations on Australian soil

Bloomberg: A Model Economy Stops Drinking Its Own Kool-Aid

Reuters: Elon Musk: About 150,000 orders thus far for Tesla Cybertruck


Lunctime Leanbacks
Annabel Crabb: Andrew Robb arrived back to Parliament from sick leave, intent on an act of treachery  The day that plunged Australia's climate policy into 10 years of inertia.

David Graeber (The New York Review of Books) Against Economics
Noah Smith (Bloomberg) Critics of Economics Fight a War That Ended Long Ago
AFR: For Satya Nadella, the experience of a hectic life clinically divided into precious portions of time, has become run of the mill

The best of the rest

Government/Politics
1News:  Beset by multiple NZ First controversies, Deputy PM Winston Peters threatens to 'sort out media'
Derek Cheng (Herald): NZF donations: Winston Peters unleashes on 'fake news'

Cherie Sivignon(Stuff): Nick Smith confirmed as National candidate for Nelson in 2020 election
Stuff: State funding of political parties one way to remove the doubt and questionable deals
RNZ : Simon Bridges vows to rescind voting rights for prisoners
RNZ: Justice Minister announces prisoners serving less than three years in jail will have voting rights restored
Matt Shand ( Stuff): A wine box, a deep throat and a dumpster - the trail that led to the NZ First donations scandal  

Corporate/Economy/Investing
Brent Melville (ODT): Boats shore up visitor revenue
Newstalk ZB: Survey reveals more boomers are spending their inheritance money
1News: Vast majority of Kiwis want businesses to champion sustainability, survey finds
Sharechat-Businessdesk: Eroad's five year target: doubling unit sales
Louisa Steyl (Southland Times): Shoppers queued up from early morning to be the first to shop at Kmart Invercargill
Sharechat-Businessdesk: Ryman warns NZ, Australia to take population ageing more seriously 
Gareth Vaughan(Interest):Credit Union Baywide acquires struggling industry association Co-op Money NZ 
Sam Hurley (Herald): Kiwi company and pair found guilty over mogul's suspicious $53m in first NZ case of its kind
Martin Hawes(Interest): Why are you limited to just one KiwiSaver scheme? 

Infrastructure
Robin Martin(RNZ): Forgotten Highway remains closed as tourism season approaches
Amanda Cropp(Stuff): SkyCity Convention Centre fire costly for subbies and hire companies
1News: Tips on how to stay safe on the roads during the holidays

Immigration
Aaron Martin (Stuff): Rules on partnership visas have been based on flawed thinking


Primary Industries
RNZ: Hail damage devastates Canterbury vegetable crops
1News: Hail damage for Canterbury vegetable farmers estimated to be minimum of $50,000 per crop

Housing
Ben Leahy (Herald): Gun toting landlord fined after standoff with axe-armed tenant


Tech, Media (and Telecoms)
RNZ: Civil defence test alert expected to reach more mobiles
Herald: $3m in 3 weeks: NZ rugby's big loss on Sky shares  
Brent Melville (ODT): Telecoms top commerce complaints
Sharechat-Businessdesk:Govt support for NZME/Stuff merger difficult, not impossible, says Jarden
Sharechat-Businessdesk: Blinky boxes and gobbledegook: tips for choosing a cyber-security vendor
RNZ: Ultra-fast broadband now reaches a million households

Energy
Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Provincial Growth Fund bankrolls two wind turbines for Stewart Island
ODT: Govt announces $3.1m for Stewart Is wind turbines
RNZ: Renewable energy: government to give Stewart Island $3m for wind turbines
Sharechat-Businessdesk: Wind to displace diesel for Stewart Island power
Katie Todd (RNZ): National promises to back Waitaha hydro-power scheme if elected 

Health
Mike Houlahan (ODT): Eight deaths among DHB adverse events

Katie Todd(RNZ): Medical students placement rort handling 'denies natural justice' - RDA
Imran Ali(Herald): Medical tourism plan to lure doctors to North amid growing shortage of GPs (paywalled)
Katie Harris(Herald): Final tribunal day for doctor accused of examining women's breast 'like milking a cow'
Stuff: Three cases of Legionnaire's disease in eight days in the Tasman district
1News: Surf Life Saving New Zealand retesting its sunscreen after Consumer NZ report
Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Māori graduates 'the future of nursing' 

Education 
Emma Perry (ODT): A year's worth of hard work in spotlight
John Gerritsen(RNZ): How schools will try to work around the donation-ban plan
RNZ: Auckland University raises $380m in fundraising campaign
RNZ: New daycare centre aims for 13-hour days
Mikaela Collins (Herald): Tikipunga High School principal Alec Solomon awarded Harvard scholarship
Paul Williams(Herald): Levin computer course teaching basic skills in hot demand
Samantha Olley (Herald): Coroner's report on teen's death after fall through skylight at Ōpōtiki College
Ben Leahy (Herald): Waikato teen violently beaten in horrific school bullying video
Simon Collins(Herald): Growing human brain cells boosted by $380 million University of Auckland fundraiser
1News: Auckland childcare company offering 14-hour days to suit parents' work habits
Brittany Keogh(Stuff): How to make your child smarter: Read to them as a baby
Danielle Clent( Stuff): Number of students disciplined for assaulting school staff 'not surprising'
Simon Collins(Herald):NCEA maths exam mistake: National Party calls for independent review
Simon Collins(Herald): NCEA maths paper shocks even 'excellence' students, baffles teachers

Councils/Regional 
Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Timaru's Theatre Royal closed to prepare for upgrades
Emma Perry (ODT): DCC, Doc criticised over blaze near Middlemarch
Chris Morris (ODT): Parking woes prominent in Dunedin life
Chris Tobin and Brent Melville (ODT): Car yards counting high cost
Jono Edwards (ODT): Cruise passenger crowding hinders local bus users
Chris Morris (ODT): Boult eager to push DCC on helping fund Aurora's upgrade
Susan Botting (RNZ): Northland Regional Council increases Māori input

Herald : Kit Howden: Change of focus needed in the parks of Auckland (paywalled)

Eleanor Wenman (Stuff): New earthquake research project compares Hikurangi fault to Japanese quake
Todd Niall(Stuff): Auckland Councillor pay: Salaries to rise again
Charlotte Jones (Stuff): Debate at first Whakatāne District Council committee meeting of triennium
RNZ: Geese get marching orders at Auckland's Western Springs Park

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