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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Dec 3

Police gun buyback website shut down over privacy breach fears; and Russia 'condemns' civilian deaths linked to Defence Force's Afghanistan firing ranges.

Bernard’s pick of the links

Government/Politics

Eliesha Foon(RNZ): Police gun buyback website shut down over privacy breach fears

Jane Patterson (RNZ): Labour gears up for the 2020 election

Herald: Govt blocks South Island farmland sale

Chris Trotter (Interest): The year of delivery: A sympathetic stock-take of Jacinda Ardern’s 2019

David Hargreaves (Interest): Be wary of governments bearing gifts...

Thomas Manch (Stuff): Russia 'condemns' civilian deaths linked to Defence Force's Afghanistan firing ranges

Tracy Neal (RNZ): 'Extremely difficult' to find hospitality workers in upper South Island

Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Fewer backpackers and visa delays a double whammy for hospo and tourism businesses

Economy/Corporate/Investing

Damian George (Stuff) Wellington Lifelines Group calls for 20-year investment programme to guard against major earthquake
Sharechat-Businessdesk: Economists cautious over strong terms of trade
RNZ: Cyber Monday: New laws means less bang for your buck
Sharechat-Businessdesk: Xero invoicing trends show small business bounceback
David Hargreaves (Interest): Bank capital review 'may set the tone for economic growth next year'
Terry Baucher (Interest): Another week in tax: Investigating the IRD's new approach to investigations
Sharechat-Businessdesk: NZX issues Serko 'please explain' notice over share price surge
Interest; A modest proposal for the future of the smelter at Tiwai Point
Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Business owner gets profit boost from '20% pay rise' for staff
Stuff: Angry investors in Ross Asset Management sue ANZ for more than $75 million
David Williams (Newsroom): The money behind big Queenstown development 
RNZ: Labour defends infrastructure spend: 'It is the right time to do it'
Statistics New Zealand: Export prices riding high on meat and dairy
Anne Gibson (Herald): REINZ warns house hunters: Change coming this Friday
Ben Leahy (Herald): Property report: How globalisation shook up NZ's property market
Stuff: Tackling homelessness in the provinces
Piers Fuller (Stuff): Areas miss out on programmes aimed at wiping out homelessness
Rob Stock (Stuff): Owners listing their homes for highest-ever prices in eight regions
Chris Keall(Herald): PM's chief science advisor weighs in on 5G controversy
Herald: Microsoft NZ settles tax dispute with $25m payment
Sharechat-Businessdesk: Sky considers hiving off live sports broadcasting
Rob Stock (Stuff) Government trial to use tricks of payday lenders to incentivise money education
Herald: Fly me: Vodafone offering Wellington Airport visi tors free 5G

Overseas

The New York Times: Trump Says U.S. Will Impose Metal Tariffs on Brazil and Argentina
The New York Times: With Brutal crackdown, Iran convulsed by worst unrest in 40 years. 
Reuters: China's facial recognition rollout reaches into mobile phones, shops and homes

 Lunchtime Leanbacks

ABC: Modern Monetary Theory and its challenge to Neoliberalism

Bloomberg: India Has People. It Needs Consumers

The best of the rest

Government/Politics

Eliesha Foon(RNZ): Police gun buyback website shut down over privacy breach fears

Jane Patterson (RNZ): Labour gears up for the 2020 election

Herald: Govt blocks South Island farmland sale

Jason Walls (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: $400 million in new school spending is just the beginning

Chris Trotter (Interest): The year of delivery: A sympathetic stock-take of Jacinda Ardern’s 2019

David Hargreaves (Interest): Be wary of governments bearing gifts...

Thomas Manch (Stuff): Possible data breach has police shut down gun buyback website

RNZ: Swiggs' supporters take legal action over election result

Newsroom Contributor: Kevin Davies: The speech that delighted Labour

Foreign Affairs (Trade and Defence)

Thomas Manch (Stuff): Russia 'condemns' civilian deaths linked to Defence Force's Afghanistan firing ranges

Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom.Pro): Behind the structural problems in the US-China relationship 

Economy

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Economists cautious over strong terms of trade

RNZ: Cyber Monday: New laws means less bang for your buck

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Xero invoicing trends show small business bounceback

David Hargreaves (Interest): Bank capital review 'may set the tone for economic growth next year'

Terry Baucher (Interest): Another week in tax: Investigating the IRD's new approach to investigations

Aimee Shaw (Herald): Black Friday dwarfs Boxing Day as Kiwis spend $250 million

Corporate

Sharechat-Businessdesk: NZX issues Serko 'please explain' notice over share price surge

Daisy Hudson (ODT): Bumper Black Friday for businesses in South

Interest; A modest proposal for the future of the smelter at Tiwai Point

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Business owner gets profit boost from '20% pay rise' for staff

John Anthony(Stuff): Fonterra ordered to pay $25,000 compensation, two months' wages to former manager

E tu: Mediation fails: Woburn Masonic members to strike

Nikki Mandow (Newsroom.Pro): Bad Things Happen: Fees, fees, fees

Stuff: Angry investors in Ross Asset Management sue ANZ for more than $75 million

Investing 

Sharechat-Businessdesk:NZ stocks could be headed for a record gain for 2019

David Williams (Newsroom): The money behind big Queenstown development 

Infrastructure

RNZ: Labour defends infrastructure spend: 'It is the right time to do it'

Simon Wilson (Herald-paywalled):Port in a storm: Leaked report says time for action on moving Auckland's port is now

Transport

Andrea Fox (Herald-paywalled): Could Northport's brainwave for new car import system ease Auckland traffic hell?

Tracy Neal (RNZ): Port Nelson embarks on $20m wharf upgrade

1News: Dogs of all sizes able to travel on Auckland trains from this Sunday

1News: 'Deeply disappointed' Lime scooter boss vows to work relentlessly to regain Auckland Council's trust

Stuff: Future of Forgotten World Highway sealed with $9.6m PGF investment

Herald: Dogs of all sizes welcome on Auckland Transport trains

Ilona Hanne (Stratford Press):Forgotten no more: $9.6 million to fund sealing of final part of SH43

Melanie Earley (Stuff): Dogs of all sizes now allowed on trains in Auckland

Auckland Transport: Furry good news for pets on trains

Immigration

Tracy Neal (RNZ): 'Extremely difficult' to find hospitality workers in upper South Island

Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Fewer backpackers and visa delays a double whammy for hospo and tourism businesses

Overseas

The New York Times: With Brutal crackdown, Iran convulsed by worst unrest in 40 years. 

Primary Industries

Aaron van Delden (RNZ): Farmers miss lambing deadline as slip repair begins

Sally Rae (ODT): A celebration of farming excellence

Anne Gibson (Herald): 'Not in national interest': Ministers block foreigners from buying 4500ha of farmland

Anne Gibson (Herald):Organic vineyard on Waiheke up for mortgagee sale

Statistics New Zealand: Export prices riding high on meat and dairy

Housing

1News; Housing expert offers his 2020 market predictions, including what will happen to Auckland prices

OneRoof:11 Auckland suburbs where prices jumped more than 500%

Anne Gibson (Herald): REINZ warns house hunters: Change coming this Friday

Greg Ninness (Interest): Barfoot & Thompson's auction numbers took a dip last week but the sales rate was up

Greg Ninness (Interest):Housing market remained tight in November with new listings down 7.6% on a year ago

Ben Leahy (Herald): Property report: How globalisation shook up NZ's property market

Stuff: Tackling homelessness in the provinces

Piers Fuller (Stuff): Areas miss out on programmes aimed at wiping out homelessness

Rob Stock (Stuff): Owners listing their homes for highest-ever prices in eight regions

Torika Tokalau(Stuff): Residents warned for flouting laundry ban at Auckland's Hobsonville Point

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

Chris Keall(Herald): PM's chief science advisor weighs in on 5G controversy

Herald: Microsoft NZ settles tax dispute with $25m payment

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Sky considers hiving off live sports broadcasting

Energy

1News: No strike action taken today in Allied Petroleum tank driver dispute

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Wild weather causes outages across Alpine Energy network

Health

1News: Sniffer dogs to be trialled in New Zealand to detect bowel cancer

 Laura Smith (ODT): Mullets for Mental Health raises $9000

Jamie Morton (Herald):  $5m project to begin building NZ's first 'gene bank'

Eleanor Wenman (Stuff): Climate change could make hay fever season longer for Kiwi sufferers

Education 

RNZ: Schools welcome maintenance funding boost, criticise allocation

1News: Some New Zealand schools plagued by black mold and asbestos, PPTA says

Jacob McSweeny (ODT): Port machinery donation big boost for polytechnic

Heath Moore (Herald):  Show me the money, Jacinda: Brian Tamaki hits out at Government over $400m school bonus

Jason Walls (Herald):$400m school property bonanza: What you need to know

 Herald: Whanganui school support staff considering Government offer for pay increases

Josephine Franks (Stuff): More than 550 early childhood teachers sign open letter demanding pay parity

Councils/Regional 

Aaron van Delden (RNZ): Gisborne Council launches app for service requests

1News: Water quality at Auckland beaches can become 'public health' issue after rain

Bernard Orsman(Herald-paywalled): Auckland Council considering selling one of its prize buildings in the central city

Anne Gibson (Herald-paywalled):321-room backpackers lodge opens in Auckland, offers rooms for $265 a week

Katarina Williams ( Stuff): Fire and Emergency respond to 'major gas leak' in Paraparaumu

Skara Bohny and Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Time to strike back: Wasp Wipeout spreads to Wellington for the first time

Pam Graham (Stuff): Masterton trust spends $2 million on Porirua bar and gaming venue land and buildings

Waikato District Council: Council staff take part in Waikato-wide working bee

Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Envirowaste building new $10m waste processing facility in Hamilton

 RNZ: Swiggs' supporters take legal action over election result

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