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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Nov 27

The Government is losing the forestry debate with rural New Zealand; and Wellington Mayor Andy Foster outlines three year vision for capital.

Bernard's Pick of the links
Government/Politics

RNZ: David Slack: NZ First and its inscrutable leader Winston Peters
David Cormack David Cormack: There is no corruption in New Zealand
Keith Woodford( Interest): The Government is losing the forestry debate with rural New Zealand
Brent Melville (ODT): Debate rages over report findings about meat, health
Evan Harding (Southland Times): Invercargill housing development on hold for short term
Greg Ninness (Interest): Rising house prices wiping out the benefits of lower interest rates for first home buyers

Greg Ninness (Interest): Big jump in auction activity at Barfoot & Thompson
Newstalk ZB:Real estate popular choice for laundered money
Rob Stock (Stuff): Petrol disruption threatened as fuel tanker drivers ready for strike
Jo Moir(RNZ): Hepatitis Foundation had 'excessive' spending, mismanagement - unpublished report
Simon Collins (Herald): At least a third of kids are vaping - principals
Donna-Lee Biddle(Stuff): South Auckland's Kia Aroha College forks out $80,000 to feed students
Harry Lock (RNZ): Wellington Mayor Andy Foster outlines three year vision for capital
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Council agency review: Councillor warns politicians could be found at fault
Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Minister won't intervene in 'dysfunctional' West Coast council
NewstalkZB: Labour list MP Jan Tinetti, diagnosed with breast cancer; will stand in 2020

Economy/Corporate/Investing
Telegraph Media Group: Waitrose snubs NZ Lamb
John Anthony (Stuff): Trade Me plans to target ads at users by tapping personal info
Hamish Rutherford (Herald): Meridian 'has offered concessions' to Rio Tinto
Sharechat-Businessdesk: Metlifecare hires Jarden to help with suitor
Emily Cadman(Stuff): Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer resigns, bank's reputation hit by money laundering allegations
Ulises Izquierdo (Stuff): Australian fashion brands named and shamed over worker exploitation

Aimee Shaw (Herald): Countdown prepares to open 'dark store' to service demand for online shopping

Stephen Bartholomeusz (Stuff): For Westpac boss Brian Hartzer, a bitter end to an impressive career

Herald : Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer's bizarre staff email in wake of child exploitation scandal revealed

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Westpac NZ 'confident' despite Australian scandal that cost chief executive's job

John Gascoigne: (Herald-Paywalled) How compulsory superannuation keeps retirees poor
Sharechat-Businessdesk: Rugby World Cup promotions bolster retail sales

RNZ: Retail sales strongest in nine months

RNZ: Phil Goff wants Auckland port to move, calls for more evidence

RNZ: SkyCity Convention Centre fire: insurers to cover costs

Auckland Transport: Additional bus lanes proposed for the city centre

Overseas

Matthew Field(Stuff): 'Just wrong': Uber boss hits out at London ban

Austin Ramzy and Chris Buckley (NY Times): Leaked China Files Show Internment Camps Are Ruled by Secrecy and Spying

Adrian Zenz (NY Times): China Didn’t Want Us to Know. Now Its Own Files Are Doing the Talking.

Helene Cooper, Maggie Haberman and Dave Philipps (NY Times): Esper Demands Resignation of Navy Secretary Over SEAL Case

Keith Bradsher, Austin Ramzy and Tiffany May (NY Times): Hong Kong Election Results Give Democracy Backers Big Win

Amie Tsang and Vanessa Friedman (NY Times): Luxury Giant LVMH to Buy Tiffany for $16.2 Billion

The best of the rest

Government/Politics

Stuff: National Party's war on gangs could ban patches, create 'Strike Force Raptor' police

RNZ: David Slack: NZ First and its inscrutable leader Winston Peters

Craig McCulloch (RNZ): National Party wants elite police force to target gangs

Derek Cheng (Herald): National's law and order plan: Tough on gangs, murderers and the worst youth offenders

Herald: Leighton Smith: National Party has been buried by Zero Carbon Bill (paywalled)

Newstalk ZB: National Party on a mission to eliminate gangs

1News: National's former courts minister defies party's tough-on-crime rhetoric - 'It hasn't worked'

Foreign Affairs (Trade and Defence)

Telegraph Media Group: UK retailer Waitrose snubs NZ Lamb

Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): Massey working with Chinese firm blacklisted over human rights  

Economy

Stuff: Manawatū-Whanganui economy set for $772,000 boost from Provincial Growth Fund

Aimee Shaw (Herald):What NZX retailers expect from Christmas trading as Black Friday beckons (paywalled)

Stuff: 'There's a bright future for Taranaki's economy' - Megan Woods

Corporate

Sharechat-Businessdesk:Halifax liquidator urges investors to come forward

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Metlifecare hires Jarden to help with suitor

Sharechat-Businessdesk:Backdoor listing specialist Sorensen pressured to pay rival

Emily Cadman(Stuff): Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer resigns, bank's reputation hit by money laundering allegations

Ulises Izquierdo (Stuff): Australian fashion brands named and shamed over worker exploitation

RNZ: Westpac Australia sacks chief executive over laundering scandal

Herald: Westpac Australia boss Brian Hartzer to step down in wake of scandal

Aimee Shaw (Herald): Countdown prepares to open 'dark store' to service demand for online shopping

Jenee Tibshraeny( Interest): Westpac Group CEO Brian Hartzer resigns as Aussie regulator investigates 23 million alleged money laundering breaches

Stephen Bartholomeusz (Stuff): For Westpac boss Brian Hartzer, a bitter end to an impressive career

Al Williams (Stuff): McDonald's warns Geraldine kebab shop over upside-down golden arches

Herald : Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer's bizarre staff email in wake of child exploitation scandal revealed

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Westpac NZ 'confident' despite Australian scandal that cost chief executive's job

Investing 

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Rival CBL class action sparks ASIC complaint

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Rugby World Cup promotions bolster retail sales

RNZ: Retail sales strongest in nine months

Liam Dann (Herald): Kiwis went on Rugby World Cup spending spree, retail figures show

Infrastructure

Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): Police move to remove last two protesters from Skandi Atlantic in Timaru's port

Sharechat-Businessdesk:SkyCity confirms insurance will cover NZICC fire damage 

RNZ: Phil Goff wants Auckland port to move, calls for more evidence

RNZ: SkyCity Convention Centre fire: insurers to cover costs

Susan Botting (Herald): NRC: Strong economic benefit for shifting Auckland port to Northland

Brent Melville (ODT): Incoming cargo ship embroiled in protest

Newstalk ZB:Ports of Auckland future remains uncertain

Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): Greenpeace’s OMV oil leak concerns  

Transport

Auckland Transport: Additional bus lanes proposed for the city centre

Matthew Field(Stuff): 'Just wrong': Uber boss hits out at London ban

Mandy Te (Stuff); Group 'gobsmacked' to see driver making U-turn on Wellington motorway

Anna Whyte (1News): Cars that don't get unsafe airbags repaired or replaced will fail WOF tests, Government says

Immigration

Overseas

Matthew Field(Stuff): 'Just wrong': Uber boss hits out at London ban

Austin Ramzy and Chris Buckley (NY Times): Leaked China Files Show Internment Camps Are Ruled by Secrecy and Spying

Adrian Zenz (NY Times): China Didn’t Want Us to Know. Now Its Own Files Are Doing the Talking.

Helene Cooper, Maggie Haberman and Dave Philipps (NY Times): Esper Demands Resignation of Navy Secretary Over SEAL Case

Keith Bradsher, Austin Ramzy and Tiffany May (NY Times): Hong Kong Election Results Give Democracy Backers Big Win

Amie Tsang and Vanessa Friedman (NY Times): Luxury Giant LVMH to Buy Tiffany for $16.2 Billion

Primary Industries

RNZ: Resource Management Act changes a breakthrough - farmers, environmental groups

Eric Frykberg(RNZ): Otago farmers' deemed permits to be renewed in a hurry

Keith Woodford( Interest): The Government is losing the forestry debate with rural New Zealand

Brent Melville (ODT): Debate rages over report findings about meat, health

Housing

Evan Harding (Southland Times): Invercargill housing development on hold for short term

Jono Edwards (ODT): Sustainable communal housing requires skill

Fletcher Building: NZICC Insurance Update

Ashley Church (OneRoof): Rental law changes – the good, the bad and the ugly

Greg Ninness (Interest): Rising house prices wiping out the benefits of lower interest rates for first home buyers

Greg Ninness (Interest): Big jump in auction activity at Barfoot & Thompson

Newstalk ZB:Real estate popular choice for laundered money

Anne Gibson(Herald): Faulty cedar house stain on some Hobsonville Point homes: builder offers to fix for free

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

The Detail (RNZ): The confusing picture of television services in NZ

John Anthony (Stuff): Trade Me plans to target ads at users by tapping personal info

Newsroom Staff (Newsroom): How 5G could transform health and cities

Energy

Northpower: Northpower consumers to receive over $10m

Hamish Rutherford (Herald): Meridian 'has offered concessions' to Rio Tinto

Newstalk ZB: Tech company's battery breakthrough could power electric cars

Ron Stock (Stuff): Petrol disruption threatened as fuel tanker drivers ready for strike

Health

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Waitangi Tribunal Oranga Tamariki inquiry: calls to examine police, DHBs

Jo Moir(RNZ): Hepatitis Foundation had 'excessive' spending, mismanagement - unpublished report

Hawkes Bay Today: RSE worker confirmed with measles in Hawke's Bay

Herald: Should your boss let you take naps at work?

RNZ: More mental health support for Māori, Pacific, rural, LGBT communities

Hannah Martin (Stuff): Government: 12,000 more people to be trained in mental health, addiction issues

Rachael Kelly(Stuff): MP alleges decision to downgrade maternity centre was 'predetermined'

Torika Tokalau (Stuff): Auckland woman's surgical mesh horror story: 'It felt like I had a grater inside of me'

Rachael Kelly (Stuff): MP alleges decision to downgrade maternity centre was 'predetermined'

Newsroom.Pro Staff (Newsroom): Paying for migrant healthcare

Education 

Simon Collins (Herald): At least a third of kids are vaping - principals

Herald: Education Minister Chris Hipkins 'concerned' with maths exam muck up

Mark Ward (Herald): Comment: Whanganui skills gap a barrier to businesses reaching potential (paywalled)

Donna-Lee Biddle(Stuff): South Auckland's Kia Aroha College forks out $80,000 to feed students

Councils/Regional 

Logan Savory (Stuff): Invercargill councillors mixed on Mayor Tim Shadbolt's push for review

Pam Jones (ODT): Cromwell outgrows Alexandra

Libby Wilson (Stuff): Adventure park, housing development's future depends on Te Awa Lakes zoning decision

RNZ: Waitākere ranges kauri dieback: repeat bushwalker to be prosecuted

Herald: Tenants want better in Auckland office market

Harry Lock (RNZ): Wellington Mayor Andy Foster outlines three year vision for capital

Katie Todd (RNZ): Visitors carving names in Moeraki boulders

RNZ: Auckland group continues with walks despite serious attacks

Charlotte Jones (RNZ): ‘Down but not out’: Ousted councillor Hinerangi Goodman drops legal action

Jono Edwards (ODT): Call for better rubbish management at beaches

Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Council agency review: Councillor warns politicians could be found at fault

Joanne Carroll (Stuff): Minister won't intervene in 'dysfunctional' West Coast council

Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): Potentially toxic algae at Bradshaw's Bridge region in Waihao River

Esther Ashby-Coventry (Timaru Herald): Timaru dog owners refuse to pay registration fine

Stuff: Motueka Community Board picks Special Projects fund recipients

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