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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Dec 6

Winston Peters says the NZ First foundation is similar to the National Party’s foundation. Here’s how it isn’t; and Internal Affairs criticises public 'beating up' of Hepatitis Foundation over report
 

Government/Politics

Jane Patterson (RNZ): New details around New Zealand First conflicts of interest timeline emerge

Jo Moir (RNZ): Internal Affairs criticises public 'beating up' of Hepatitis Foundation over report

Matt Shand (Stuff): Winston Peters says the NZ First foundation is similar to the National Party’s foundation. Here’s how it isn’t

Jo Moir (RNZ): Electoral Commission chair calls for greater powers

Hamish Rutherford (Herald): Banks need to raise $20 billion to meet tough new Reserve Bank requirements

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): NZ bank safety to be boosted with $20 billion Reserve Bank call - now brace for impact

Gyles Beckford (RNZ): RBNZ orders retail banks to hold $20 billion in capital

Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Banking industry warning: 'There will be an economic impact'

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff) OPINION: Government debt changes are more important than just a number

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): OPINION: Reserve Bank Governor makes the billion-dollar bet on safer banks
Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Immigration quota talks begin as 35,000 wait on residency decision

Jason Walls (Herald): Minister expects to see fuel prices drop 18c-32c a litre because of new petrol company rules

Max Towle  (RNZ): Government funds to continue investing in fossil fuels

Grant Bradley (Herald): Petrol prices: Government says it will move to break market stranglehold by fuel majors

Catherine Harris and Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): AA says forcing fuel companies to show premium fuel prices will force down price

Catherine Harris, Tom Pullar-Strecker and Collette Devlin (Stuff): Petrol could fall 18c a litre if fuel retailers forced to show price

Catherine Harris (Stuff): Waitomo and Gull welcome calls to loosen up imported fuel market

Phil Pennington (RNZ):Christchurch council refuses to sign off on new building due to faulty quake design

RNZ: Dunedin pushes for a five-star hotel

Economy/Corporate/Investing

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): RBNZ cedes a little ground on bank capital requirements   

David Hargreaves (Interest): Government could 'comfortably' bump up spending by $5 bln to $15 bln

Herald : Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says the big Aussie banks should slash their dividends

Herald (paywalled) : Sir Ralph Norris laughs off Westpac chair job

Paul McBeth (BusinessDesk-paywalled): Tilt to net A$455m from Snowtown 2 wind farm sale

Jenny Ruth ( BusinessDesk-paywalled): Scales to meet 2019 guidance, signals flat 2020 operating profit

Jane Patterson (RNZ): Port move north not done deal, says Finance Minister Grant Robertson

Chris Keall (Herald-paywalled): New AT policy sees Wellington car-sharing king Mevo hit 'go' for Auckland launch
RNZ: Fonterra raises milk solids farmgate price
Jamie Gray( Herald-paywalled): Australia's Merricks closes $140m refinancing deal with Van Leeuwen Dairy Group

Overseas

Financial Times : Countries vow to press ahead with digital taxes despite US threat

NY Times: China’s Genetic Research on Ethnic Minorities Sets Off Science Backlash

NY Times: Trump Abruptly Exits NATO Gathering After Embarrassing Video Emerges

NY Times: Barr Says Communities That Protest the Police Risk Losing Protection

NY Times :  Hundreds of Thousands Are Losing Access to Food Stamps

The best of the rest

Government/Politics

1News: Paula Bennett and Winston Peters exchange jibes over cannabis

Jane Patterson (RNZ): New details around New Zealand First conflicts of interest timeline emerge

RNZ: Minister proposes electoral law changes after Whakatāne coin toss incident

Jo Moir (RNZ): Internal Affairs criticises public 'beating up' of Hepatitis Foundation over report

Matt Shand (Stuff): Winston Peters says the NZ First foundation is similar to the National Party’s foundation. Here’s how it isn’t

Jo Moir (RNZ): Electoral Commission chair calls for greater powers

Audrey Young (Herald): Electoral Commission chair Marie Shroff raises prospect of stronger powers

Dileepa Fonseka (Newsroom Pro): Referendum system for Māori wards to stay  

ACT New Zealand: RBNZ capital requirements will hurt farmers, businesses

New Zealand National Party: Minister failing to give farmers the facts

Foreign Affairs (Trade and Defence)

Herald: 'Not how we operate': PM's subtle rebuke at Australia over Manus Island

Economy
Hamish Rutherford (Herald): Banks need to raise $20 billion to meet tough new Reserve Bank requirements

RNZ: Cyber scam and fraud reports up 20 percent

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): NZ bank safety to be boosted with $20 billion Reserve Bank call - now brace for impact

Gyles Beckford (RNZ): RBNZ orders retail banks to hold $20 billion in capital

Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Banking industry warning: 'There will be an economic impact'

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff) OPINION: Government debt changes are more important than just a number

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): OPINION: Reserve Bank Governor makes the billion-dollar bet on safer banks

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): RBNZ cedes a little ground on bank capital requirements   

David Hargreaves (Interest): Government could 'comfortably' bump up spending by $5 bln to $15 bln

1News:Banks will have to hold more capital to ensure Kiwis' cash is safe

Herald : Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says the big Aussie banks should slash their dividends

Corporate

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Tills ring in South Canterbury as Black Friday brings in customers

Herald (paywalled) : Sir Ralph Norris laughs off Westpac chair job

Paul McBeth (BusinessDesk-paywalled): Tilt to net A$455m from Snowtown 2 wind farm sale

Jenny Ruth ( BusinessDesk-paywalled): Scales to meet 2019 guidance, signals flat 2020 operating profit

Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Bank capital changes to add 20.5 basis points to borrowing costs

Infrastructure

Jane Patterson (RNZ): Port move north not done deal, says Finance Minister Grant Robertson

Andrea Fox (Herald-paywalled): Northport can't be super port without ownership shakeup: report

(Herald -paywalled): The Front Page podcast: Ports of Auckland decision worth billions and impacts us all

Transport

Chris Keall (Herald-paywalled): New AT policy sees Wellington car-sharing king Mevo hit 'go' for Auckland launch

Immigration

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Immigration quota talks begin as 35,000 wait on residency decision

Matt Coughlan (Stuff): Australia repeals refugee evacuation laws, could opens door for New Zealand offer

Overseas

Financial Times : Countries vow to press ahead with digital taxes despite US threat

NY Times: China’s Genetic Research on Ethnic Minorities Sets Off Science Backlash

NY Times: Trump Abruptly Exits NATO Gathering After Embarrassing Video Emerges

NY Times: Barr Says Communities That Protest the Police Risk Losing Protection

NY Times :  Hundreds of Thousands Are Losing Access to Food Stamps

Primary Industries

Gerald Piddock (Stuff): The changing face of the farm dairy farm

RNZ: Fonterra raises milk solids farmgate price

RNZ: Avocado grower gutted after 50 trees stripped of fruit

Jamie Gray( Herald): Fonterra forecasts fourth highest milk price in its history

Jamie Gray( Herald-paywalled): Australia's Merricks closes $140m refinancing deal with Van Leeuwen Dairy Group

Paul McBeth (BusinessDesk-paywalled): Fonterra hikes forecast payout on strong global demand

Catherine Harris and Esther Taunton (Stuff): Fonterra trims 200 jobs, lifts milk price forecast following shocking year

Federated Farmers: Be fair about passing on costs – Federated Farmers

Housing

Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Home loan interest rates set to rise off bank capital increase

Anne Gibson (Herald): 'Record do-up price' in street after Grey Lynn dunger fetches $1.92m

Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Should poverty be a crime? Other ideas to combat homelessness

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

Chloe Ranford(Stuff): Chorus slammed for 'grossly misleading flattery' in bid to land Marlborough contract

Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): 'We're sorry' - ODT publishes front page apology over offensive Samoa cartoon

 RNZ: Chorus slammed for ‘grossly misleading flattery’ in bid to land Marlborough contract

1News: Cyber crime at all time high in NZ, expert warns of ways to keep safe online

Energy

Grant Bradley(Herald): Petrol prices: Government says it will move to break market stranglehold by fuel majors

Jason Walls (Herald): Minister expects to see fuel prices drop 18c-32c a litre because of new petrol company rules

RNZ: ComCom recommends changes to fuel market to make it more competitive

Max Towle  (RNZ): Government funds to continue investing in fossil fuels

Grant Bradley (Herald): Petrol prices: Government says it will move to break market stranglehold by fuel majors

Gavin Evans (BusinessDesk-paywalled): Petrol suppliers face wholesale market regulation

Catherine Harris and Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): AA says forcing fuel companies to show premium fuel prices will force down price

Catherine Harris, Tom Pullar-Strecker and Collette Devlin (Stuff): Petrol could fall 18c a litre if fuel retailers forced to show price

Catherine Harris (Stuff): Waitomo and Gull welcome calls to loosen up imported fuel market

RNZ: Government to act on fuel market recommendations

Libby Wilson (Stuff): Whangamatā's high petrol prices could be a thing of the past if competition comes to town

Health

Alice Geary (Timaru Herald): South Canterbury Pasifika agency collecting for Samoa

Florence Kerr in Samoa (Stuff): Samoa measles outbreak: Mass vaccinations underway

Phil Pennington( RNZ): Nurses say gynaecology patients' rights were breached

Michael Neilson (Herald): Māori women with violent partners not seeking help over fears their children will be removed - study

Natalie Akoorie (Herald): New details released in Nigel Murray spending investigation

Katarina Williams and Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Midwives push for better resourcing, pay

Jane Matthews (Stuff): Partly-severed but not 'severe' - Taranaki man's injured thumb turned down for treatment

Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Requests for national catch-up MMR campaign ignored 

RNZ : Epilepsy patients angry at being told symptoms all in their heads

1News: Two new cancer drugs to be funded by Pharmac

Education 

Herald: NCEA tragedy: Auckland teen commits suicide after receiving exam results

Jessica Long (Stuff): Education's leaning tower: Does the Pisa international benchmark matter?

Maia Hart (Stuff): New Blenheim childcare centre will cater for up to 105 children

Esther Ashby-Coventry (Timaru Herald): Roncalli College team wins National Young Enterprise Scheme awards

Evan Harding (Southland Times): School principal Gerry Ward comes full circle

Councils/Regional 

Queenstown Lakes District Council: Harbour Master Advises Boaties to Stay off Lakes and Rivers

Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Gore Food With Love cooking up Christmas lunch for those in need

RNZ: Aucklanders to get kerbside compost collection from 2021

Charlotte Jones (Stuff): Rural areas holding highest rate debt in Whakatāne district

Damian George (Stuff): Mike Tana petrol card use review delivered to Porirua City councillors

Charlotte Jones (Stuff): Fresh face for Kawerau

Charlotte Jones (Stuff): Kawerau reserve may become residential development

Dominic Harris (Stuff): Profits and dividends down at Christchurch council-owned companies

Phil Pennington (RNZ):Christchurch council refuses to sign off on new building due to faulty quake design

RNZ: Dunedin pushes for a five-star hotel

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