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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Dec 10

Report into 2017 general election tipped to be published shortly; and higher benefits, more state housing needed to combat child poverty - Children's Commissioner.

Bernard’s pick of the links

Government/Politics

RNZ: Child poverty: Commissioner says need for housing, income levels to improve

Thomas Manch (Stuff): Child Poverty Monitor shows 148,000 children are living in material hardship


1News: Higher benefits, more state housing needed to combat child poverty - Children's Commissioner


Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Ex-prisoner's plight exposes systemic lack of agency co-ordination, say advocates

Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Report into 2017 general election tipped to be published shortly

RNZ: Reducing single use plastic needs consistent, national approach - WasteMINZ

Herald: New Zealand's High Commissioner to Cook Islands Tessa Temata dies

Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Plastic use in NZ by 2030: Ecotourism, reusables and refunds for plastic

Harrison Christian (Stuff): Steven Joyce takes defamation over Hooton column to High Court

Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Ban all unnecessary plastic, not just polystyrene and PVC, advocates say

Eloise Gibson (Newsroom): Sequins in our seafood: NZ’s plastic problem revealed    

Thomas Manch (Stuff): A 6000-strong army and cuts to emissions: Defence Force maps out its response to climate change
Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland port move: Time for a deep breath by Cabinet

Economy/Corporate/Investing

Chris Quintana/Kevin McCoy (USA Today): A critique of Jamie Beaton and Crimson Consulting
Anne Gibson(Herald-paywalled): Invasion of the Wellingtonians: How Willis Bond and LT McGuinness are building Auckland

Businessdesk-paywalled: Manufacturing data point to better-than-expected economic growth

Jacob McSweeny (ODT): Small bank thrives among elephants

Roger J Kerr (Interest): The NZ$ shackles have been broken

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Oracle and Inland Revenue clash over tax bills

Esther Taunton, Catherine Harris & Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): A2 Milk should be 'held to account' over CEO departure - Shareholders Association

Sharechat-Businessdesk:NZX says operating earnings will reach top of guidance

Businessdesk -paywalled: Jarden tells Fonterra: keep dumping non-core assets

Businessdesk -paywalled: CBL liquidators seek clawback of €54m

Harry Lock (RNZ): Wellington bus drivers say they're working long hours without proper breaks

Damian George(Stuff): Regional council releases findings of review into bus network redesign

Damian George(Stuff): Regional council asks government to help fund $415 million investment to save rail network

Tracy Neal (RNZ): Road transport group blames lack of spending on roads after weather causes damage

RNZ: Housing market heating up before holiday period

Herald: Teen landlord tells how he bought first rental in Whangārei after saving $30k

Greg Ninness (Interest): Housing confidence at a seven year high

Mikaela Wilkes (Stuff): Young Aucklanders' part-time tiny house life 

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Auckland teen buys Northland property with part-time job and help from dad

Greg Ninness (Interest): Housing confidence at a seven year high 

Keith Woodford (Interest): Carbon neutrality requires permanent forests not production forests  

Overseas

Reuters : Finland's Social Democrats name Marin to be youngest ever prime minister

Financial Times: Beijing orders state offices to replace foreign PCs and software

RNZ: Call for food manufacturers to 'clean up act' after sugar content revealed

Dr David Everett and Glenda Lewis (Stuff): Cow milk vs nut milks - nutritional differences important

Lunchtime leanbacks

New York Times: Splintered Isle: A Journey Through Brexit Britain 

The best of the rests

Government/Politics

RNZ: Child poverty: Commissioner says need for housing, income levels to improve

Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Ex-prisoner's plight exposes systemic lack of agency co-ordination, say advocates

Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Report into 2017 general election tipped to be published shortly

RNZ:Child poverty: Commissioner says need for housing, income levels to improve

RNZ: Reducing single use plastic needs consistent, national approach - WasteMINZ

Jason Walls(Herald): Joanne Harrison fraud: Ex Auditor-General Martin Matthews says MPs acted like 'gangs and mafia'

Herald: New Zealand's High Commissioner to Cook Islands Tessa Temata dies

Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Plastic use in NZ by 2030: Ecotourism, reusables and refunds for plastic

Thomas Manch (Stuff): Child Poverty Monitor shows 148,000 children are living in material hardship

Harrison Christian (Stuff): Steven Joyce takes defamation over Hooton column to High Court

1News: Higher benefits, more state housing needed to combat child poverty - Children's Commissioner

RNZ: Former Auditor-General Martin Matthews seeks redress over resignation

Herald: Live: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to speak on White Island eruption

Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Ban all unnecessary plastic, not just polystyrene and PVC, advocates say

New Zealand National Party: Low business confidence, less Christmas cheer

Eloise Gibson (Newsroom): Sequins in our seafood: NZ’s plastic problem revealed    

Foreign Affairs (Trade and Defence)

Thomas Manch (Stuff): A 6000-strong army and cuts to emissions: Defence Force maps out its response to climate change

Economy

Anne Gibson(Herald-paywalled): Invasion of the Wellingtonians: How Willis Bond and LT McGuinness are building Auckland

Tamsyn Parker (Herald-paywalled):$15m in unclaimed money sitting at IRD - could you be owed some cash?

Businessdesk-paywalled: Manufacturing data point to better-than-expected economic growth

Jacob McSweeny (ODT): Small bank thrives among elephants

Roger J Kerr (Interest): The shackles have been broken

Westpac New Zealand: Relief options to customers affected by flooding

Corporate

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Oracle and Inland Revenue clash over tax bills

RNZ: A2 Milk chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka resigns

Jamie Gray (Herald):A2 Milk boss Jayne Hrdlicka exits job suddenly

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Jucy accused of raising prices before Black Friday sale

Esther Taunton and Catherine Harris (Stuff): A2 Milk shares sink after CEO resigns

1News: A2 Milk managing director steps down less than 18 months into the role

Sharechat-Businessdesk: A2 Milk boss steps down, shares fall 7.7%

Sharechat-Businessdesk:NZX says operating earnings will reach top of guidance

Businessdesk -paywalled: Jarden tells Fonterra: keep dumping non-core assets

Businessdesk -paywalled: CBL liquidators seek clawback of €54m

Louisa Steyl (Southland Times): Road closures could lead to stock shortages if not resolved

Esther Taunton, Catherine Harris & Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): A2 Milk should be 'held to account' over CEO departure - Shareholders Association

Transport

Jessica Long (Stuff): Wellington highway warnings lifted after weekend of wild weather

Herald: Air New Zealand's Grabaseat celebrates Christmas with one-day sale

Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland port move: Time for a deep breath by Cabinet

Harry Lock (RNZ): Wellington bus drivers say they're working long hours without proper breaks

Chloe Randord(RNZ):Kids campaign creates 40km/h speed limit outside school

Damian George(Stuff): Regional council releases findings of review into bus network redesign

Damian George(Stuff): Regional council asks government to help fund $415 million investment to save rail network

Stuff: Auckland traffic live: NZ Bus driver protest takes to city centre streets

1News: Striking bus drivers march through central Auckland calling for better pay and conditions

Matthew Littlewood And Joanne Holden (Stuff): Rangitata River flooding: Arundel bridge route reopens, SH1 to remain closed

Ellen O'Dwyer (Stuff): Hamilton Airport hotel aims for four star rating

Tracy Neal (RNZ): Road transport group blames lack of spending on roads after weather causes damage

Overseas

Reuters : Finland's Social Democrats name Marin to be youngest ever prime minister

Financial Times: Beijing orders state offices to replace foreign PCs and software

Housing

RNZ: Housing market heating up before holiday period

Herald: Teen landlord tells how he bought first rental in Whangārei after saving $30k

Greg Ninness (Interest): Housing confidence at a seven year high

Mikaela Wilkes (Stuff): Young Aucklanders' part-time tiny house life 

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Auckland teen buys Northland property with part-time job and help from dad

Greg Ninness (Interest): Housing confidence at a seven year high 

Stuff: Top-selling Queenstown-headquartered real estate agency scoops global award

Primary Industries

Laine Moger( Stuff): Critically-endangered fairy tern at risk from illegal dam in Mangawhai

Interest: Carbon neutrality requires permanent forests not production forests

Joanne Holden (Timaru Herald): Rangitata River flooding: Farming clean ups will be stressful

Sally Rae (ODT): Strong-wool sector ‘on cusp of better times’

 Keith Woodford (Interest): Carbon neutrality requires permanent forests not production forests  

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

Tim Murphy (Newsroom.Pro): Steven Joyce: ‘NBR defamed me’  

Stuff: New tower delivers clearer radio for Waikato audiences

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Repairs underway on storm-damaged phone network 'throughout South Island'

David Clarkson (Stuff):Call for help made over Facebook, says Crown

Newstalk ZB: Number of CCTV cameras in major cities double in five years

Stuff: Rangitata River flooding: Pylon repair costs unknown at this stage

Energy

Businessdesk-paywalled : Transpower to rejig maintenance after flood damage

Health

Herald -paywalled : St John to Government - give us more funding or we'll cut ambulance services

RNZ: Call for food manufacturers to 'clean up act' after sugar content revealed

Herald-paywalled:Wise heads battle over Napier absence from Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Dr David Everett and Glenda Lewis (Stuff): Cow milk vs nut milks - nutritional differences important

Brianna McIlraith (Stuff): Milla, 10, chops off her hair for the second time to make a wig for cancer patients

Education 

Chris QuintanaKevin McCoy (USA Today): This Harvard grad has made millions on U.S. college admissions for international students

Josephine Franks (Stuff): Teacher censured for clipping his son around the ear over shoplifting arrest

Katy Jones (Stuff): Primary school children vaping backs need for action, principals say

Lee Kenny (Stuff): News Bites: Institute for Skills and Technology will oversee the 16 merged polytechs

John Gibb (ODT): World needs humanity, leadership, graduates told

Laura Walters (Newsroom.Pro): Finnish anti-bullying scheme answer to NZ’s woes?    

Councils/Regional 

Dominic Harris (Stuff): 'Illegal' consents could have allowed water bottlers to 'jump consents queue'

Damian George (Stuff): Regional council asks government to help fund $415 million investment to save rail network

Damian George (Stuff): Regional council releases findings of review into bus network redesign

John Gibb (ODT): Photographs taken for virtual tour

Kerrie Waterworth (ODT): Wanaka 'dodged a bullet': Lakes recede after flood fears

RNZ: Christmas spirit: Invercargill community helping struggling families

1News: Charges laid after allegations thousands of litres of raw sewage discharged near stream from Auckland golf resort

Chloe Randford (RNZ): Ratepayers campaigning to leave Kaikōura consider options

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