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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Dec 12

 Government unveils $12b infrastructure boost, much of it focused on roads and rail; and much awaited report on combatting foreign interference in elections delivered.

Bernard’s pick of the links
Government/Politics
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Government unveils $12b infrastructure boost, much of it focused on roads and rail
Jane Patterson (RNZ):Battle of the ports' reports - it's crunch time for Auckland move
Rahul Bhattarai (Stuff): Picton awaits 'vast' project with upgraded ferry terminal
Businessdesk-paywalled: Govt loosens purse-strings with $12b new infrastructure spending
RNZ:Govt finances go into the red, with $12b to be borrowed for Infrastructure Fund
Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Much awaited report on combatting foreign interference in elections delivered
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Speaker Trevor Mallard will receive petition from Martin Matthews
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Economic growth slows, forcing Government to spend big
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff):Matthews affair shows our watchdogs are vulnerable to anyone and everyone
Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): New fibre route planned for South Island, minister Kris Faafoi says
RNZ: Shane Jones taken to hospital by ambulance
Businessdesk-paywalled: Door open to pre-election welfare hikes beyond new $12b spend
Herald: National Leader Simon Bridges has accused the Government of 'screwing up the economy'
Herald: National leader Simon Bridges is critical of the Government’s books, specifically next year’s deficit
Herald: Plea to stop politicising Wellington's $6.4b transport project
Brent Melville (ODT): Pressure on system affecting work visas
Hannah Martin (Stuff): 'I can't see any way out': New Zealand doctors suffering from a burnout 'epidemic'
RNZ:Māori have highest rate of mental illness and addiction - new research

Economy/Corporate/Investing
Brent Melville (ODT): Nibs in with hops and malt
Glenda Lewis  (Stuff): Is the vilification of NZ's meat and dairy justified?
Susan Edmunds(Stuff): Almost 20 per cent more tenants competing for rental properties: Trade Me
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Holes filled in Freeview offering as Sky offers up Prime in HD
 

The best of the rest
Whakaari/White Island
Katie Scotcher (RNZ):  First responders tell of seeing horrific

RNZ: Serious injuries left survivors unable to walk or talk - hero pilot Mark Law

RNZ:Whakatāne Mayor Judy Turner adamant on Whakaari / White Island tourism, but locals unsure

RNZ: Criminal inquiry a 'slip of the tongue' - Stuart Nash

Jo Moir (RNZ):Questions raised over tour groups operating on Whakaari / White Island

RNZ:  'You are forever linked to our nation and we will hold you close' - PM

RNZ:Whakaari / White Island volcanic activity increases significantly - GNS

Donna-Lee Biddle (Stuff): Helicopter pilot said 'conditions perfect', but tremors prompt warning

Brittney Deguara, Blair Ensor and Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Guide seriously burned, Australian families still missing

Stuff: Crying and waving as Ovation of the Seas cruise departs Tauranga

Stuff: Victims with significant burns 'cannot speak', remain unidentified

Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Sydney family of four feared dead

Brittney Deguara (Stuff): What lies beneath the active volcano

Catherine Harris (Stuff): Whakatāne tourism expected to suffer from Whakaari/White Island tragedy

Tommy Livingston (Stuff): Whakaari/White Island: Police collect hairs, prints of cruise ship dead

Government/Politics

RNZ:Govt finances go into the red, with $12b to be borrowed for Infrastructure Fund

Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Much awaited report on combatting foreign interference in elections delivered

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Speaker Trevor Mallard will receive petition from Martin Matthews

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Economic growth slows, forcing Government to spend big

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff):Matthews affair shows our watchdogs are vulnerable to anyone and everyone

Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): New fibre route planned for South Island, minister Kris Faafoi says

RNZ: Shane Jones taken to hospital by ambulance

Marc Daalder and Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom.Pro): Robertson reveals $12b infrastructure boost  

Businessdesk-paywalled : Govt books still in check as growth seen slowing

Businessdesk-paywaled: Door open to pre-election welfare hikes beyond new $12b spend

Herald: National Leader Simon Bridges has accused the Government of 'screwing up the economy'

Herald: NZ First MP Shane Jones taken to hospital, seen leaving Parliament in wheelchair

Herald: National leader Simon Bridges is critical of the Government’s books, specifically next year’s deficit

Herald: Plea to stop politicising Wellington's $6.4b transport project

Economy

Maia Hart (Stuff): Marlborough the happiest to swipe pre-Christmas, new Paymark statistics show

Businessdesk-paywalled: NZ sovereign rating can absorb higher fiscal spending - S&P

Businessdesk-paywalled:Card spending spurred by Black Friday and Singles Day

Corporate

Brent Melville (ODT): Nibs in with hops and malt

Jacob McSweeny (ODT): Beauty entrepreneur notes laser treatment is trending

Kelley Tantau (Stuff): Whitianga Hotel liquor licence decision lies with authority

Businessdesk- paywalled :Contact to offer office power management tool

Businessdesk-paywalled: Supplements, skincare firm poised for reverse listing

Infrastructure

Henry Cooke (Stuff): Government unveils $12b infrastructure boost, much of it focused on roads and rail

Jane Patterson (RNZ):Battle of the ports' reports - it's crunch time for Auckland move

Rahul Bhattarai (Stuff): Picton awaits 'vast' project with upgraded ferry terminal

Businessdesk-paywalled: Govt loosens purse-strings with $12b new infrastructure spending

Herald -paywalled: Grant Robertson says 'now is the time' to spend big on infrastructure

Transport

NZTA: Northbound passing lane on Brynderwyns to remain closed

Bay of Plenty Times and ODT: Ovation of the Seas cancels Dunedin visit after eruption

Al Williams (Stuff): Rangitata flooding: SH1 reopening time confirmed

Danielle Clent and Susan Edmunds (Stuff): No liquor licence at Koru lounge in Auckland Airport's domestic terminal

RNZ:Dispute escalates: Tense scenes as striking drivers try to block bus

Immigration

Brent Melville (ODT): Pressure on system affecting work visas

Primary Industries

Glenda Lewis  (Stuff): Is the vilification of NZ's meat and dairy justified?

Tim O'Connell (Stuff): Nelson raw milk company among those shut after ministry raid

Esther Taunton (Stuff): Open Farms scheme aims to reconnect Kiwis with where their food comes from

Sally Rae (ODT): Symposium considers how ‘love’ can elevate food

Housing

Susan Edmunds(Stuff): Almost 20 per cent more tenants competing for rental properties: Trade Me

Catherine Harris (Stuff): Platinum Homes client waits a third Christmas for home completion

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Holes filled in Freeview offering as Sky offers up Prime in HD

Energy

Ellen O'Dwyer (Stuff): Power lines relocated for new bridge over Waikato River

Health

Mike Houlahan (ODT): SDHB staff 'seething' over management's performance

Samantha Gee(Stuff): Nelson dad's life cut short after a melanoma was misdiagnosed

Hannah Martin (Stuff): 'I can't see any way out': New Zealand doctors suffering from a burnout 'epidemic'

RNZ:Māori have highest rate of mental illness and addiction - new research

Education 

Katy Jones (Stuff): End of an era as teachers leave Nelson's Tahunanui School

ODT: Watch: Graduands march down George St

Councils/Regional 

Mark Price (ODT): Team effort to get back on track after floods

RNZ: Australia's bushfires push pollution into Central Otago

Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Dunedin councillor censured over $12 parking ticket

Matthew Littlewood (Timaru Herald): Change to Timaru District Council meeting times proposed

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Fiery debate on Timaru District Council project timelines

Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Environment Southland releases draft climate change action plan

Tracey Roxburgh (ODT): Council faces challenge at final meeting

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