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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Dec 19

Options to go to Cabinet after report finds Novopay needs fresh investment; and ANZ appoints Watson but critic says 'it would be better if new CEO wasn't from old guard'.

Bernard’s pick of the links

Government/Politics

RNZ:Climate Change Commission: How it will work and the initial plans

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff):Options to go to Cabinet after report finds Novopay needs fresh investment

Jo Moir (RNZ):'I'm surprised she was put there in the first place': Shipley's NZ-China Council departure

Catherine Harris (Stuff):Work on new Indian High Commission resumes after Ebert failure

Damien Venuto (NZ Herald):Revealed: How much businesses will pay to sell cannabis next year

Anuja Nadkarni and Susan Edmunds (Stuff):ANZ appoints Watson but critic says 'it would be better if new CEO wasn't from old guard'

Virginia Fallon (Stuff): Transmission Gully motorway 80 per cent complete, new footage shows

Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): New law could see existing landowners levied to pay for local infrastructure

Conan Young (RNZ): NZ's fishing boats largely uncompliant with safety standards, TAIC suggests

Stephen Forbes (Stuff): Auckland Transport announces Adrienne Young-Cooper as new chairwoman

RNZ:Group of unlawful Chinese workers deported

Interest: Mortgage rate cuts haven't produced the expected rise in house sales

Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): The tipping point: why New Zealand is being flooded with smuggled cigarettes

Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Pharmac brand switch: Man driving through Waterview Tunnel blacked out

John Gerritsen (RNZ):Majority of fees-free students from higher decile schools

Economy/Corporate/Investing

Lois Williams (Stuff):Fletchers' construction delays on new Grey Hospital 'unacceptable'

Rob Stock (Stuff): $50,000 bank deposit insurance planned for New Zealand

Overseas

RNZ:Sir Ron Brierley charged with alleged possession of child abuse material - Australia media

Reuters: Pound set for biggest losing streak in nearly two years on renewed Brexit fears

Lunchtime Leanbacks

Danyl Mclauchlan (Spinoff): In the attention economy, bullshit wins, and you’re helping shovel it along 

Reuters: Special Report: FDA targets e-cigs that hook teens but don't help smokers quit

Emma Jacobs (Financial Times): Money, trolls, timewasting: the impact of social media on work

The best of the rest

Whakaari/White Island 

RNZ: Rāhui on fishing continues to respect victims still missing

RNZ: Nurse who helped victims, Sheila Cheng, killed in car crash

RNZ:Whakaari / White Island: police admit bodies may never be found

NZ Herald: Two missing bodies likely washed out to sea

Sandra Conchi (NZ Herald): Whakatāne Hospital ICU nurse who cared for White Island victims dies in crash

1News: Prohibition of fishing around White Island remains in place out of respect for those still missing

1News: Brother of Whakaari/White Island guide still holding out hope his body will be recovered 'one day'

1News:Police believe two bodies left on White Island were washed out to sea

RNZ:Police to scale down search for bodies

Stuff:Recovery mission in 'hands of the sea' say police

Lunchtime Leanbacks

Danyl Mclauchlan (Spinoff): In the attention economy, bullshit wins, and you’re helping shovel it along 

Emma Jacobs (Financial Times): Money, trolls, timewasting: the impact of social media on work

Government/Politics

RNZ:Climate Change Commission: How it will work and the initial plans

RNZ:Tourists should check if operators registered - Iain Lees-Galloway

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff):Options to go to Cabinet after report finds Novopay needs fresh investment

Boris Jancic (NZ Herald): Labour sexual assault claim review: the findings

1News: Labour Party report finds 'insufficient evidence' that former staffer sexually assaulted woman

1News:Government’s minimum wage increase ‘too far, too fast’ says National

RNZ:Sexual assault allegations against ex-Labour staffer 'not established'

Jo Moir (RNZ):'I'm surprised she was put there in the first place': Shipley's NZ-China Council departure

Interest: Pristine, popular and... imperilled?  

Eloise Gibson (Newsroom.Pro): Tourism’s environmental pain sparks call for caps

Newsroom: Labour: report finds no sexual assaults, harassment  

Foreign Affairs (Trade and Defence)

Catherine Harris (Stuff):Work on new Indian High Commission resumes after Ebert failure

Economy

RNZ:Minimum wage to be increased to $18.90 an hour

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): New Zealand's minimum wage will rise to $18.90 in 2020

Kirsty Wynn (NZ Herald):Minimum wage rise to benefit 250,000 workers

Damien Venuto (NZ Herald):Revealed: How much businesses will pay to sell cannabis next year

1News:'Wider range' of medicinal cannabis products to be made available for Kiwis

1News:Government announces minimum wage boost, to $18.90 an hour

Interest: Grant Robertson confirms deposit insurance for $50k per person per institution 

Corporate

Anuja Nadkarni and Susan Edmunds (Stuff):ANZ appoints Watson but critic says 'it would be better if new CEO wasn't from old guard'

RNZ:ANZ names Antonia Watson as new chief executive

1News; ANZ appoints new CEO, six months after predecessor stepped down in cloud of controversy

Interest: Antonia Watson confirmed as ANZ NZ CEO

Sally Rae (ODT): Manager no stranger to plant reality

Infrastructure

Virginia Fallon (Stuff): Transmission Gully motorway 80 per cent complete, new footage shows

Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): New law could see existing landowners levied to pay for local infrastructure

Transport

Conan Young (RNZ): NZ's fishing boats largely uncompliant with safety standards, TAIC suggests

Stuff:Longswamp section of Waikato Expressway to open for holiday traffic

Stephen Forbes (Stuff): Auckland Transport announces Adrienne Young-Cooper as new chairwoman

1News:Camper van company refunds over $40,000 after misleading customers

Immigration

RNZ:Group of unlawful Chinese workers deported

Danielle Clent (Stuff): Chinese men working illegally in New Zealand construction industry deported

1News:Eight construction workers illegally working in New Zealand deported to China

Interest: Net migration gain up almost 11% compared to a year ago

Overseas

RNZ:Sir Ron Brierley charged with alleged possession of child abuse material - Australia media

Primary Industries

RNZ:Big fall in dairy prices in global auction

Interest: Milk price for farmers still seen as strong despite sudden slump in global prices

Housing

Interest: Mortgage rate cuts haven't produced the expected rise in house sales

Energy

RNZ:Electricity firms accuse hydro-generators of high prices after dumping water

Health

Joanne Holden (Stuff): South Canterbury Mammography Trust steps up for women not eligible for Government-funded breast cancer screening

Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): The tipping point: why New Zealand is being flooded with smuggled cigarettes

Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Pharmac brand switch: Man driving through Waterview Tunnel blacked out

Eleanor Wenman (Stuff): New Zealand measles-free status at risk as cases get closer to two-decade high

Lois Williams (Stuff):Fletchers' construction delays on new Grey Hospital 'unacceptable'

Kate Green (Stuff):Thousands of pre-loved glasses donated to Pacific charities

RNZ:New cannabis regulations to come into effect in April 2020

Education 

Tim Miller (ODT): Bathgate Park community says farewell to principal

John Gerritsen (RNZ):Majority of fees-free students from higher decile schools

Hawkes Bay Today:Flaxmere school shooting: Top cop defends 'split-second' decisions

Stratford Press (Stuff): Stratford folk hero Errol Clince inspires zombie-themed book aiming to help improve teen literacy

Councils/Regional 

Chris Morris (ODT): Mayor slams drilling approval as a 'farce'

Jono Edwards (ODT): 'Incompatible': Massive Cromwell development rejected

Al Williams (Stuff): Inflatable and paddling pools need to be fenced, Waimate District Council says

RNZ:No plan to tackle environmental degradation by increased tourism - Commissioner

Amber-Leigh Woolf(Stuff): Tourism is ruining what makes New Zealand special, report says

Marty Sharpe (Stuff):Apartment owners increase claim against Napier City Council and others to $30million

Stuff: Climate Change Commission: How it will work and the initial plans

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