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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Dec 13

National wants all Kiwi kids running for 15 minutes a day; and Auckland Council stops issuing urgent property reports until the New Year.

Bernard’s pick of the links

Government/Politics

RNZ:Changes to criminal justice system to come into effect today

Jonathan Boston (Stuff): We need a step change to transform the welfare state

Interest: New Govt spending prompts lower than expected bond issuance - for now

Reuters : 'Dear Donald Trump': The children's book in New Zealand PM Ardern's office

Marc Daalder (Newsroom.Pro): National promises reintroduction of National Health Targets  


1News: National wants all Kiwi kids running for 15 minutes a day

Thomas Coughlan(Stuff): National Party is thinking about axing DHB elections


RNZ: Cabinet ministers want more homework done on port relocation

BusinessDesk-paywalled: Govt urged to bridge tourism infrastructure shortfall

David Fisher (NZ Herald-paywalled):History meets future - vexed question of land on which proposed Marsden Point port would sit

Interest:Good electioneering but not a great infrastructure package

Hamish Rutherford (NZ Herald-paywalled): Grant Robertson promises a wall of transport demand into the future

Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland port move: Government to explore options more fully

Bernard Orsman( NZ Herald-paywalled): Auckland Council stops issuing urgent property reports until the New Year

Murray Urwin (NZ Herald-paywalled):Underfunded councils should be wary of asking for taxpayer handouts
 

Economy/Corporate/Investing

Catherine Harris (Stuff): NZIER: NZ unlikely to go into recession next year, but well placed if it does

Interest: Vacant land tax idea torpedoed by Productivity Commission

Marta Steeman (Stuff): Base-isolated and Green star building to be developed for the BNZ HQ in Wellington

Esther Taunton (Stuff): Racist backlash against Tip Top's halal branding

Catherine Harris (Stuff): Fisher & Paykel Appliances ceo to step down

BusinessDesk-paywalled:SFO warns it's struggling to cope with workload

Interest: 'Complacency' & 'piecemeal' operation of ANZ’s director attestation process

Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Wellington City councillor says politicians shut out of decisions on $6b transport plan

Jane Patterson (RNZ): Future of public broadcasting: Winston Peters supports new model for TVNZ and RNZ

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Australia's Seven said to be close to buying MediaWorks' TV business
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Market backing for 'well-structured' NZME takeover of Stuff likely, says analyst

Overseas

Bloomberg: Fed Is Sick of Being Held Hostage by Trade Wars

Reuters : Fed keeps rates on hold, points to 'favorable' economic outlook next year

Reuters: EU leaders offer money to reluctant east to push 2050 climate neutrality

Reuters : Europe launches 'Green Deal' as Thunberg denounces climate inaction

Lunchtime Leanbacks

Financial Times: US regulator failed to ground Boeing 737 Max despite risks

Financial Times: Paul Volcker’s final warning for America

 

The best of the rest

Whakaari/White Island

RNZ: White Island recovery efforts

RNZ:'We are incredibly saddened'

RNZ:Whakaari / White Island eruption, day 4: What you need to know

Mani Dunlop(RNZ): Ngāti Awa to play a key role in the Whakaari / White Island recovery operation

RNZ: Tourists share video of eruption

RNZ:Brother's fears mount that body will remain on Whakaari / White Island

NZ Herald: The dead, the missing and the injured

NZ Herald-paywalled: Cruise ship company can be sued in US over White Island volcano deaths, injuries: law expert

NZ Herald: Police may seek families' consent for high-speed White Island recovery mission

Emma Russell (NZ Herald): Emergency doctor describes 'war zone' horror at hospital

Nikki Macdonald (Stuff): Anatomy of a deadly eruption and the quest to save survivors

Collette Devlin (Stuff): Government urged to increase alcohol laws and legalise cannabis

Karl du Fresne (Stuff): Why we never seem to see disasters coming

Rob Stock (Stuff): Insurers and ACC ready with financial assistance for tourists

1News: Melbourne woman missing on White Island was on cruise celebrating her 21st birthday

1News: Hasty body recovery could compromise White Island victim identification, police say

1News: Seismic activity '12 times stronger' than before Whakaari/White Island eruption, volcanologist warns

RNZ: Medical emergency 'was beyond comprehension'

Tommy Livingston (Stuff): Whakaari/White Island: The risk of

Libby Wilson (Stuff): Whakaari/White Island eruption: Few clues before disaster, expert says

Ruby Nyika (Stuff): Tour company needs front up to White Island disaster, PR expert says

Lunchtime Leanbacks

Financial Times: US regulator failed to ground Boeing 737 Max despite risks

Financial Times: Paul Volcker’s final warning for America

Government/Politics

RNZ:Changes to criminal justice system to come into effect today

Mackenzie Smith (RNZ): Auditor-General unable to find how Tokelau's government spent $10 million

Boris Jancic (NZ Herald): Government makes drug court permanent in justice shake-up

Graeme Austin (Stuff): Cost barriers to copyright access need to go

Jonathan Boston (Stuff): We need a step change to transform the welfare state

Interest: New Govt spending prompts lower than expected bond issuance - for now

Reuters : 'Dear Donald Trump': The children's book in New Zealand PM Ardern's office

1News: National wants all Kiwi kids running for 15 minutes a day

1News: Overhaul of criminal justice system on its way, Andrew Little announces

1News: 'They are us' - Ardern's words after Christchurch terrorist attack recognised as New Zealand's Quote of the Year

RNZ: Cabinet ministers want more homework done on port relocation

Economy

Catherine Harris (Stuff): NZIER: NZ unlikely to go into recession next year, but well placed if it does

BusinessDesk-paywalled: Tourists still coming but growth is slowing

BusinessDesk-paywalled: Food prices dip in November on cheaper fruit and veggies

Interest: Vacant land tax idea torpedoed by Productivity Commission

Corporate

Commerce Commission: CC releases final report on Fonterra’s Milk Price Manual

Marta Steeman (Stuff): Base-isolated and Green star building to be developed for the BNZ HQ in Wellington

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Reserve Bank: Improvements needed to ANZ processes

Esther Taunton (Stuff): Racist backlash against Tip Top's halal branding

Catherine Harris (Stuff): Fisher & Paykel Appliances ceo to step down

BusinessDesk-paywalled:SFO warns it's struggling to cope with workload

BusinessDesk-paywalled:NZME expects shareholder endorsement for latest media merger play

Interest: 'Complacency' & 'piecemeal' operation of ANZ’s director attestation process

Investing 

Marta Steeman (Stuff): Million-dollar investors sought for Tauranga Crossing shopping centre development

Aimee Shaw (NZ Herald-paywalled): Designer Wardrobe completes latest funding round, looks to expand business

BusinessDesk-paywalled: Govt urged to bridge tourism infrastructure shortfall

Infrastructure

David haxton (NZ Herald-paywalled):Aerial view of Transmission Gully motorway construction progress

Andrea Fox (NZ Herald):Auckland port decision to be made in first half of next year

David Fisher (NZ Herald-paywalled):History meets future - vexed question of land on which proposed Marsden Point port would sit

BusinessDesk-paywalled: Auckland port relocation decision by mid-2020, says Jones

Interest:Good electioneering but not a great infrastructure package

Transport

Kendall Hutt(Stuff):NZ Bus services to resume on Friday

Mike Houlahan (ODT): Steam trains could return to city

Hamish Cardwel (RNZ): Wellington City councillor says politicians shut out of decisions on $6b transport plan

RNZ:Emergency landing at Auckland Airport

NZ Herald: Smoke warning forced emergency landing at Auckland Airport

Hamish Rutherford (NZ Herald-paywalled): Grant Robertson promises a wall of transport demand into the future

Alex Loo (Stuff):New Zealand Transport Agency considers cycleway options over Manawatū River near Foxton

Stuff: Air New Zealand flight to Palmerston North makes emergency landing at Auckland Airport

Stuff: Bus cancellations continue with driver suspension

Todd Niall (Stuff): Auckland port move: Government to explore options more fully

1News:  Services back to normal from tomorrow after unions withdraw industrial action

1News: Roading projects a 'priority' but progress will take two-three years, Finance Minister says

RNZ: All Auckland bus services to resume from tomorrow morning

Overseas

Bloomberg: Fed Is Sick of Being Held Hostage by Trade Wars

Reuters : Fed keeps rates on hold, points to 'favorable' economic outlook next year

Reuters: EU leaders offer money to reluctant east to push 2050 climate neutrality

Reuters : Europe launches 'Green Deal' as Thunberg denounces climate inaction

Primary Industries

BusinessDesk-paywalled: Food and fibre sector leans on govt to brace for sea change

Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): Cost to flood affected farmers could run into millions

Damian Rowe (Stuff): Health and wellness food sector identified as an opportunity for Southland


Housing

NZ Herald: Hastings to get 200 new houses in next two years, Government announces

Catherine Harris (Stuff): Dodgy plumbing work could put your insurance is at risk


Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom.Pro): Peters backs StuffMe 2, lukewarm on RNZ-TVNZ merger  

Tim Murphy (Newsroom.Pro): Media vs media in defamation fight 

Commerce Commission: Final decision on telco providers’ levy contributions

Spark Sport: Spark Sport to show Super Bowl LIV and remainder of season

Jane Patterson (RNZ): Future of public broadcasting: Winston Peters supports new model for TVNZ and RNZ

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Australia's Seven said to be close to buying MediaWorks' TV business

NZ Herald-paywalled: Why media hater Winston is the perfect person to back the media

Hamish Rutherford (NZ Herald):Winston Peters throws support behind NZME's bid to rival news agency Stuff

Emily Brookes (Stuff): Wanted on Police Ten 7, a couple of New Zealand criminals turned themselves in

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Market backing for 'well-structured' NZME takeover of Stuff likely, says analyst

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff):Australia's Seven said to be close to buying MediaWorks' TV business

BusinessDesk-paywalled: Peters backs StuffME merger bid

1News: Winston Peters throws support behind NZME buying Stuff and RNZ-TVNZ model


Health

Boris Jancic (NZ Herald): National promises health targets, mulls future of DHBs

Stephanie Ockhuysen (stuff): National Party's claim Taranaki elective surgeries have dropped 10pc 'flat out wrong', Minister of Health says

Thomas Coughlan(Stuff): National Party is thinking about axing DHB elections

Samesh Mohanlall (Stuff): MP critical of number of elective surgeries in South Canterbury

1News: Large number of New Zealanders unclear on the health effects associated with cannabis use, new reports says

Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): MP critical of number of elective surgeries in South Canterbury

Marc Daalder (Newsroom.Pro): National promises reintroduction of National Health Targets  

Education 

John Lewis (ODT): Science gold for Dunedin pupil

Kurt Bayer (NZ Herald): Burnside High students robbed by armed bandits during Costa Rica field trip

NZ Herald: Whanganui musician selected for New Zealand Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra

Katy Jones (Stuff): Netballers deliver life messages to Nelson school children

1News: Leading boxer helps out kids at school she was expelled from as a youngster

Mike Mather (Stuff): Curnow's correspondence a major project for Hamilton scholar

Councils/Regional

Al Williams (Stuff): Contaminated Timaru walkway still closed more than nine months on

Adam Burns (ODT): Frustration at legal cost of river battle

Jacob McSweeny (ODT): ‘Intern’ directors keen to get under way

Tracey Roxburgh (ODT): Mayor’s proxy role questioned

Phil Pennington (RNZ):  Developer behind substandard, earthquake risk building asks council to cordon it off

Bernard Orsman( NZ Herald-paywalled): Auckland Council stops issuing urgent property reports until the New Year

Murray Urwin (NZ Herald-paywalled):Underfunded councils should be wary of asking for taxpayer handouts

Joel Maxwell (Stuff): 'We can process more, we can get our money back': Faster cremator for Porirua gets nod

Kate Green (Stuff):Sensory-friendly Christmas wonderland takes over Kāpiti warehouse

Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Re-elected Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst spent less on campaign than rival and received no donations

Carly Gooch (Stuff): Big Give: Fifeshire Foundation provides families with food vouchers and gifts for Christmas

Logan Savory (Stuff): Here comes the bulldozer, demolition consent approved

Guy Williams (ODT): Lime scooters coming to Queenstown

ODT: Clean-up continues, roads reopen

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