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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Nov 29

Document leak: Why the NZ First Foundation was set up; and Fletcher chair makes first substantive comments on Ihumātao

Bernard’s Pick of the links

Government/Politics

Guy Espiner (RNZ): Document leak: Why the NZ First Foundation was set up

Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Young Labour summer camp assaulter discharged without conviction

RNZ: Fletcher chair makes first substantive comments on Ihumātao

Alister Browne (Stuff): National's youth gamble in Labour provincial stronghold

Derek Cheng (Herald): Nikki Kaye and Chloe Swarbrick: The race for Auckland Central, head girl vs 'high school dropout'

RNZ:  Erebus disaster: PM offers apology on behalf of NZ government, Air New Zealand

Jo Moir (RNZ): National MP gives weight to call for Hepatitis Foundation's board chair to resign

RNZ: NZ lamb industry unfazed as British supermarket Waitrose ends imports

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Nationwide transport ticketing project behind schedule by two years

Economy/Corporate/Investing

RNZ: Business confidence lifts to highest level in a year
David Hargreaves (Interest): ANZ survey shows jump in business confidence

Greg Ninness (Interest): Fletcher Building hopes to crack apartment market using modular constructionRNZ: Southland to get $4m Provincial Growth Fund boost for jobs, manufacturing and aquaculture

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Amazon US the only option for Kiwi online shoppers after GST change

David Hargreaves (Interest): Hold the LVRs and bring on the DTIs…

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): RBNZ estimates cyber-attacks could cost $2 billion, or 35% of bank profits 

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): RBNZ says overall impact of low interest rates on bank profits is neutral 

Sharechat-Businessdesk:British uncertainty looms as Gentrack posts loss

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Ryman's build-rate ramp-up has some analysts fretting about debt

RNZ: Fletcher updates profit outlook reflecting a slow start to the year

RNZ: Gender pay gap: Study highlights disparity for medical specialists

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Smartpay sells its NZ operations to VeriFone for $70m 

Alice Angeloni (Stuff): NZ King Salmon faces local opposition in attempt to add pens to Pelorus Sound farm

RNZ: Farmers feeling financial pressures - Federated Farmers banking survey

Todd Niall (Stuff): How Auckland homes became more 'affordable' in 2019

Tom  Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Speculation Spark and Sky have been in talks over Lightbox

Chris Keall (Herald): Surprise: Spark launches 5G from $75/month - earns 'Marque Vue' jab from Paris

David Linklater (Stuff):NZ's first inter-city EV truck is on the road

Katie Todd (RNZ): Aerospace industry targets Christchurch for space hub

Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Patangata Bridge a step closer to repair

The best of the rest

Government/Politics

Guy Espiner (RNZ): Document leak: Why the NZ First Foundation was set up

Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Young Labour summer camp assaulter discharged without conviction

RNZ: Fletcher chair makes first substantive comments on Ihumātao

Catrin Owen (Stuff): Young Labour camp assault: Man discharged without conviction

Alister Browne (Stuff): National's youth gamble in Labour provincial stronghold

Laine Moger (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern apologises for Air New Zealand Erebus tragedy at 40th anniversary event

Evan Harding (Stuff): Youth, aquaculture and engineering firms get PGF funding boost

Peter Dunne (Interest): Where has National's humane and compassionate face gone?

Greg Ninness (Interest): Fletcher Building hopes to crack apartment market using modular construction

Derek Cheng (Herald): Nikki Kaye and Chloe Swarbrick: The race for Auckland Central, head girl vs 'high school dropout'

Audrey Young (Herald- paywalled): Chloe Swarbrick fizzing about new prospects in the Green Party

Sam Hurley (Herald): Labour Party camp scandal: No conviction for assault after sex charges dropped in plea deal

Herald: Government, Air NZ apologise to family members over Erebus disaster

RNZ:  Erebus disaster: PM offers apology on behalf of NZ government, Air New Zealand

Andrew McRae (RNZ): Mongrel Mob on 'racist' legislation: 'Guns don't kill, people kill people'

RNZ: Jacinda Ardern racks up highest bill for international travel, Shane Jones for domestic

Jo Moir (RNZ): National MP gives weight to call for Hepatitis Foundation's board chair to resign

Logan Savory (Stuff): Developers circle January 6 as hopeful demolition start date

Foreign Affairs (Trade and Defence)

RNZ: NZ lamb industry unfazed as British supermarket Waitrose ends imports

Economy

David Hargreaves (Interest): ANZ survey shows jump in business confidence

RNZ: Southland to get $4m Provincial Growth Fund boost for jobs, manufacturing and aquaculture

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Businesses start to crawl out of their despondency

Sharechat-Businessdesk:RBNZ wants to beef up puny prudential supervisory resources

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Amazon US the only option for Kiwi online shoppers after GST change

Jenee Tibshraeny (Interest): Reserve Bank eyes insurer solvency impacted by low interest rates

David Hargreaves (Interest): Hold the LVRs and bring on the DTIs…

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): RBNZ estimates cyber-attacks could cost $2 billion, or 35% of bank profits 

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): RBNZ says overall impact of low interest rates on bank profits is neutral 

RNZ: Business confidence lifts to highest level in a year

Newsroom.Pro (Nikki Mandow): Bad things happen: Giving our money to the banks for nix   

Corporate

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Savour spruces up Moa accounts with positive earnings

Sharechat-Businessdesk:British uncertainty looms as Gentrack posts loss

Sharechat-Businessdesk:Fletcher 2020 earnings guidance shows small downside bias

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Ryman's build-rate ramp-up has some analysts fretting about debt

Belinda Feek (Herald): Research uncovers stark gender pay gap among NZ medical specialists

RNZ: Fletcher updates profit outlook reflecting a slow start to the year

RNZ: Gender pay gap: Study highlights disparity for medical specialists

Investing 

Southland Times: Southland engineering firms get $21.3 million in PGF funding

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Smartpay sells its NZ operations to VeriFone for $70m 

Transport

Chris Morris (ODT): Network of sensors to monitor city traffic

Marc Daalder (Newsroom): Palmerston North freight hub gets ‘master plan’

Herald: Air New Zealand staff hilariously troll 'racist' customer on social media

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Nationwide transport ticketing project behind schedule by two years

Immigration

Newstalk ZB: Immigration NZ accused of 'extreme vetting' to limit numbers

Dileepa Fonseka (Newsroom): Who should pay for migrant healthcare?  

Primary Industries

Ministry For Primary Industries: International science expertise to help eradicate M. bovis

Alice Angeloni (Stuff): NZ King Salmon faces local opposition in attempt to add pens to Pelorus Sound farm

RNZ: Farmers feeling financial pressures - Federated Farmers banking survey

Housing

Brent Melville (ODT): Otago builders shine in awards

Todd Niall (Stuff): How Auckland homes became more 'affordable' in 2019

Interest: Council says Auckland housing affordability has improved 26%

Herald: 'Cavalier' builder fined over five unconsented tiny homes in backyard

Frances Cook (Herald-paywalled): How new rental laws aim to change the way we live

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

Newsroom.Pro Staff (Newsroom): Sky and TVNZ team up to cover Olympics

Sharechat-Businessdesk: TVNZ to be Sky TV's free-to-air partner for 2020 Olympics

Tom  Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Speculation Spark and Sky have been in talks over Lightbox

Newstalk ZB: Sky and TVNZ in surprise Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics deal

RNZ: 'Promotional power' reason for Sky TVNZ Olympics deal

Chris Keall (Herald): Surprise: Spark launches 5G from $75/month - earns 'Marque Vue' jab from Paris

Emma Perry (ODT): Global link could help kickstart Dunedin gaming industry

Energy

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Refining NZ says power cut may cost $2.5m

David Linklater (Stuff):NZ's first inter-city EV truck is on the road

RNZ: Source of Northland power outage remains mystery

Tom Rowland (Herald-paywalled): Trying out Hamilton's new self-drive car share service

Southland Times: Major power project in Southland costing $27.3 million completed

Health

Mandy Te (Stuff): Gender pay gap: Female medical specialists paid less per hour than male co-workers

Louisa Steyl (Southland Times): Southern patients to travel for scans as targets not met

RNZ: Medical Council investigating convicted murderer Venod Skantha

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): E-cigarette, vaping legislation delays worry experts

RNZ: Doctors warn if working conditions unchanged 'suffering of New Zealanders will worsen'

Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Medical Council reopens investigation into convicted murderer Venod Skantha

Lee Kenny( Stuff): Med student scammers can enter medical profession after 'remedial' work

Janine Rankin(Stuff): First bowel screening tests come back all clear

Eleanor Wenman(Stuff): No plans to merge Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast District Health Boards

Education

Lee Kenny( Stuff):  15 streets left out of school zone areas in Christchurch under proposed changes

Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Statutory manager leaves Gore Main School

Kendal Hutt (Stuff): Government to lower speed limits around schools

Donna-Lee Biddle (Stuff): Free lunches for low-decile school kids: What's on the menu?

RNZ: Auckland schools' higher funds creating disparity - Waikato principals

RNZ: Driving speeds around schools to be reduced - government

Elena McPhee (ODT): Med-student misconduct: 50 to complete remedial work

Councils/Regional 

Alice Geary (Timaru Herald): Tekapo community tells hotel developer 'this won't end here'

Jono Edwards (ODT): Permits will affect irrigation options

Jono Edwards (ODT): Council open to litter ideas

ODT: $193,000 car park upgrade

 Katie Todd (RNZ): Aerospace industry targets Christchurch for space hub

Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Patangata Bridge a step closer to repair

Harrison Christian (Stuff): Mt Albert tree removal: Protesters labelled 'woke, entitled Pākehā' at hui

Skara Bohny (Stuff): Freedom camping hub at Tāhunanui beach carpark opposed

RNZ: Country hall most hit by Kaikōura quake set for $500k repair

RNZ: Browns Bay E coli contamination: Auckland Council repairs damaged wastewater pipe

Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Rhododendron Lawn and dog park decisions deferred until 2020

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