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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Dec 4

Jacinda Ardern says in 'perfect world' political parties wouldn't have to fundraise at all; and he rules of cannabis: Govt releases draft legislation for how cannabis could be bought and sold.

Government/Politics

Henry Cooke (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern says in 'perfect world' political parties wouldn't have to fundraise at all

Jo Moir (RNZ): Charities Minister Poto Williams did not read report into Hepatitis Foundation's spending

RNZ:Gun buyback data breach: PM Jacinda Ardern says no reason to undermine reforms

Audrey Young ( Herald-paywall): Audrey Young: Latest poll steers Labour in one obvious direction

Bernard Orsman (Herald): National Party candidate William Wood removes social media photo of hand gesture adopted by white supremacists

Jason Walls (Herald):Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has warned that NZ First should never be underestimated

Herald: Colin Craig gets compensation and apology from Jordan Williams at Taxpayers' Union over 'false allegations'

Damien Venuto (Herald): The rules of cannabis: Govt releases draft legislation for how cannabis could be bought and sold

RNZ: Housing pressure making Otago residents increasingly vulnerable

Rob Fyfe (Stuff): Rob Fyfe: The value of quality journalism you can trust

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Mobile phone ban: Students 'a lot more active'

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft test terror scenarios in Wellington

ODT: Apology for cartoon

Dave Armstrong(Stuff): If we want a movie museum, be prepared to pay to run it

Economy/Corporate/Investing

Interest: A recap of six key changes proposed by the RBNZ in its bank capital review

Interest:  Barfoot & Thompson's November sales at highest level in four years  Sharechat-Businessdesk: Microsoft tax settlement a 'really good deal'

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Meridian, Contact invest $10m to accelerate smelter options

Jacob McSweeny (ODT): Networking success merits global award

Interest:Will more govt spending on infrastructure deliver more roads?

RNZ: Big quake in Wellington could put power, infrastructure out 'for months'

John Weekes (Stuff): Mass chicken deaths 'catastrophic' and unprecedented, experts say after nearly 200,000 birds die

Alice Geary (Stuff): Waitomo Fuel plans to 'disrupt' Timaru's fuel market

Sharechat-Businessdesk:Vector sells Kapuni gas plant stake to partner Todd

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff):  'Surplus' power from smelter could be freed-up for South Island in 2022

Statistics New Zealand: Crude oil imports from United Arab Emirates worth $2.7b

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Council still seeking information on flawed concrete walls of Auckland apartment block

Overseas

Bloomberg: Two China Firms Miss $526 Million Bond Payments as Woes Grow

BBC: How a wrong injection helped cause Samoa's measles epidemic

The Guardian : Revealed: 'monumental' NSW bushfires have burnt 20% of Blue Mountains world heritage area

Bloomberg: China Financial Warning Signs Are Flashing Almost Everywhere

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists: Watch: China Cables Exposes Chilling Details of Mass Detention in Xinjiang

South China Morning Post: China hits back at democracy act by suspending US military port calls in Hong Kong

The Register: Internet world despairs as non-profit .org sold for $$$$ to private equity firm, price caps axed

The best of the rest

Government/Politics

Thomas Coughlan and Henry Cooke(Stuff): Government to ban foreign donations of above $50 under urgency

Henry Cooke (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern says in 'perfect world' political parties wouldn't have to fundraise at all

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Govt to ban foreign political donations

Jo Moir (RNZ): Charities Minister Poto Williams did not read report into Hepatitis Foundation's spending

RNZ: Government to ban foreign donations to political parties and candidates

Sarah Robinson(RNZ): Colin Craig and Jordan Williams reach confidential settlement

RNZ:Gun buyback data breach: PM Jacinda Ardern says no reason to undermine reforms

Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom.Pro): Govt to clamp down on foreign donations 

Audrey Young ( Herald-paywall): Audrey Young: Latest poll steers Labour in one obvious direction

Jason Walls (Herald): The Government will ban most foreign donations to political parties and candidates

Bernard Orsman (Herald): National Party candidate William Wood removes social media photo of hand gesture adopted by white supremacists

Jason Walls (Herald):Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has warned that NZ First should never be underestimated

Herald: Who is up and who is down in latest 1News Colmar Brunton poll

Herald: PM Jacinda Ardern joins Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking to discuss the gun buyback data breach

Herald: Colin Craig gets compensation and apology from Jordan Williams at Taxpayers' Union over 'false allegations'

Collette Devlin (Stuff): Police say gun buyback data was breached by just one dealer - lobbyists disagree

Thomas Coughlan and Henry Cooke (Stuff): Government to ban foreign donations of above $50 under urgency

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): New poll has National-led Government

1News: Police Minister 'very disappointed' by gun buyback data breach - but says Police did nothing wrong

1News: Government moving to ban foreign donations to political parties to stop 'interference' in elections

Damien Venuto (Herald): The rules of cannabis: Govt releases draft legislation for how cannabis could be bought and sold

RNZ: Housing pressure making Otago residents increasingly vulnerable

Economy

Interest: A recap of six key changes proposed by the RBNZ in its bank capital review

Sharechat-Businessdesk:What Chinese SMEs want from New Zealand

Sharechat-Businessdesk:Transport prime candidate for infrastructure spend - Kiwibank

Corporate

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Microsoft tax settlement a 'really good deal'

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Meridian, Contact invest $10m to accelerate smelter options

Jacob McSweeny (ODT): Networking success merits global award

Infrastructure

Interest:Will more govt spending on infrastructure deliver more roads?

Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland Port move: Lobby group not worried by slow fundraising

RNZ: Big quake in Wellington could put power, infrastructure out 'for months'

Dileepa Fonseka ((Newsroom.Pro): The ‘start-stop’ cycle of our infrastructure spend

Transport

Sharechat-Businessdesk: More flight cancellations in prospect as wind buffets Wgtn airport

Amy Williams(RNZ): Return journey: Ex-pupils regroup to save Auckland bus service

Abbey Palmer (ODT): Southland road reopens after slip

Auckland Transport: AT seeks feedback on proposed Papatoetoe safety improvements

NZTA: Slips and fallen trees close South Island highways

Evan Harding (Southland Times): Invercargill-Auckland jet travel gets off to flying start

Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Kingston Flyer owner in talks with tourism operator about future of iconic locomotive

Overseas

Bloomberg: Two China Firms Miss $526 Million Bond Payments as Woes Grow

BBC: How a wrong injection helped cause Samoa's measles epidemic

The Guardian : Revealed: 'monumental' NSW bushfires have burnt 20% of Blue Mountains world heritage area

Bloomberg: China Financial Warning Signs Are Flashing Almost Everywhere

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists: Watch: China Cables Exposes Chilling Details of Mass Detention in Xinjiang

South China Morning Post: China hits back at democracy act by suspending US military port calls in Hong Kong

The Register: Internet world despairs as non-profit .org sold for $$$$ to private equity firm, price caps axed

Primary Industries

John Weekes (Stuff): Mass chicken deaths 'catastrophic' and unprecedented, experts say after nearly 200,000 birds die

RNZ: Glass bits found in strawberry punnet from supermarket

Chris Marriner (RNZ): 'Don't eat them!': Shopper's shock at finding glass in strawberries from Pak'nSave

Jacob McSweeny (ODT): Rejection of overseas sale welcomed

1News: Seven Waikato farmers fined over $300,000 for discharging animal effluent in the environment

1News: Avocado lovers urged to lookout for suspicious sales after Napier robbery

Stuff: Seven Waikato farmers fined a combined $304,700 for pollution-related offences

RNZ: More than 150,000 chickens die after power failure

 Housing

Interest: A key mortgage rate is raised; some term deposit rates are reduced

Interest:  Barfoot & Thompson's November sales at highest level in four years 

Benn Bathgate (Stuff): Average Hamilton house price just below $600,000

Stuff:Barfoot & Thompson: Auckland prices rising at rate not seen since market peak

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Lack of listings drives higher house prices, sales in Auckland: Barfoot

RNZ: Housing pressure making Otago residents increasingly vulnerable

Brent Melville (ODT): Home buyer beware: contracts change

Benn Bathgate (Stuff): Average Hamilton house price just below $600,000

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

Rob Fyfe (Stuff): Rob Fyfe: The value of quality journalism you can trust

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Mobile phone ban: Students 'a lot more active'

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft test terror scenarios in Wellington

ODT: Apology for cartoon

 Energy

Alice Geary (Stuff): Waitomo Fuel plans to 'disrupt' Timaru's fuel market

Sharechat-Businessdesk:Vector sells Kapuni gas plant stake to partner Todd

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff):  'Surplus' power from smelter could be freed-up for South Island in 2022

Statistics New Zealand: Crude oil imports from United Arab Emirates worth $2.7b

Alice Geary (Timaru Herald): Waitomo Fuel plans to 'disrupt' Timaru's fuel market

Health

1News: Question to be asked in 2020 cannabis legalisation referendum revealed

RNZ: Cannabis referendum: Legal edibles, age restrictions and purchasing limits

1News: Potential for new political party as lobby group pushes to increase Pharmac funding

Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): Carers striking over 'zero-hour' contracts at Masonic Village

Logan Savory (Stuff): Cancer Control Agency open, Prime Minister hails Blair Vining's 'tireless advocacy'

Dubby Henry( Herald- paywalled):Nurses at Nelson Hospital 'burnt out'; hospital reacts to claims of unsafe workplace

Louisa Steyl (Southland Times): Grant hopes new structure will 'future-proof' SDHB

Libby Wilson (Stuff): GP shortage predicted as graduate doctors eye other specialties

Education 

RNZ: School restricts phone use to make students socialise

Stuff: Armed police warm suburb, Hamilton school in lockdown

Sharechat-Businessdesk: Intueri promoter keeps mum on potential A$100m class action suit

RNZ: Education Minister Chris Hipkins details changes in big new bill

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Integrated schools upset over exclusion from property funding boost

John Lewis (ODT): What's your school getting? $27m boost for Southern schools

Liz Wylie (Whanganui Chronicle): Whanganui schools welcome much-needed cash injections: More details needed say principals

Stuff: Armed police warm suburb, Hamilton school in lockdown

Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Principal admits part in defrauding remote Tuai kura of $103,000

Councils/Regional 

First Up (RNZ): Neighbours at war over planted garden berm in Manly, Auckland

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Council still seeking information on flawed concrete walls of Auckland apartment block

ODT: Flooding possible as lakes rise

Chloe Ranford (Stuff): New study shows traces of chemicals, sunscreen in Marlborough drinking water

Susan Botting (Stuff): Mangawhai's $15 million community plan

Charlotte Jones (Stuff): Speed cushions approved to deter hoons from Bay of Plenty town

RNZ:  Seven Waikato farms fined over $300,000 for unlawful effluent discharge

Dave Armstrong(Stuff): If we want a movie museum, be prepared to pay to run it

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Lack of progress in projects frustrates councillors

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