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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Jan 28

Coronavirus: PM Jacinda Ardern makes 'no apologies' for rolling out 'everything we can' to fight disease; and Countdown goes plastic-free in trial in Auckland supermarkets. 

Bernard’s Pick of the Links

Government/Politics/Regulation

RNZ: New Zealander stranded in Wuhan: 'The NZ government is falling behind'

RNZ: Officials say likelihood of a sustained outbreak in New Zealand remained low

Ben Heather (Stuff): Coronavirus cases highly likely to arrive in NZ , health officials say as they seek extra quarantine powers
Greg Ninness (Interest):
First home buyers on average incomes would struggle to raise a 20% deposit in most parts of the country

Katie Kenny (Stuff): Hate speech up since Christchurch terror attack; Government considers law changes

Marty Shape (Stuff): 'This is our patch, it's not their patch': Taradale community meets over gangs
Abbey Palmer (ODT): Queenstown shuts Frankton motor camp to remove permanent residents and make it a pure camping ground

Economy/Business/Corporate

Bridget Carter (The Australian-$$$): Australian networks leave MediaWorks to big overseas interests

Bridget Carter (The Australian-$$$): AMP verges on New Zealand wealth sale

AFR$$$: UK splits from Australia and US over Huawei

AFR-$$$: Milford bolsters local equities team, nabs AusSuper stockpicker

RNZ: Five issues company directors can’t ignore this year

RNZ: Synlait increases forecast milk payout

Marta Steeman (Stuff): Climate change actions of more than 30 listed NZ companies rated low

Overseas overnight

BBC: Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 81 as China extends holiday
Guardian: China coronavirus: mayor of Wuhan admits public information should have been released more quickly
BBC: UK to decide on Huawei ban
Guardian: Boris Johnson hints at compromise over Huawei and 5G; says solution will allow technological progress but not jeopardise US relationship
FT ($$$): UK set to approve limited 5G role for Huawei
Guardian: UK sovereignty in jeopardy if Huawei used for 5G, US warns

The Best of the Rest

Government/Politics

Jason Walls (NZ Herald): Coronavirus: PM Jacinda Ardern makes 'no apologies' for rolling out 'everything we can' to fight disease

Jason Walls (NZ Herald): National say airport officials need more screening power to fight coronavirus outbreak

Boris Jancic (NZ Herald)-Paywalled: Labour receives 2019's largest donation

Andrea Vance (Stuff)-OPINION: Spare us the boredom Bridges, rule out Winston

Tracy Watkins (Stuff)-OPINION: Why this year feels like the beginning of the end for Winston Peters

Alison Mau (Suff):OPINION: Alison Mau: An election year to make George Orwell spin in his grave

Comment: David Cormack (Herald-Paywalled) Simon Bridges wrong to stir anti-Semitism pot

Economy

RNZ: Businesses in central NZ more confident economy will improve

Terry Baucher (Interest): The IRD crackdown on student loans, tax defaulters, and is the capital gains tax really dead?

Corporate

NZ Herald: Countdown goes plastic free in trial in Auckland supermarkets

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Foodstuffs building country's largest solar panel roof

Transport

RNZ: Drivers urged to be vigilant at reinstated Wairoa to Napier railway line

Grant Bradley (NZ Herald)-Paywalled: Regional airports at risk in push to change pricing regime, says NZ Airports

Maia Hart (Stuff): Has Picton been left out of dry dock talks?

Housing

Catherine Harris (Stuff): BuiltIn Insurance loses underwriter for its building warranty, but finds replacement

Energy

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Foodstuffs building country's largest solar panel roof

Aimee Shaw (NZ Herald): AA says the price of fuel will drop this year

Kerrie Waterworth (ODT): Planned power outage irks business owner

Louisa Steyl (Southland Times): South Port hopes OMV will secure NZ's energy supply

Health

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Waitematā DHB seeks national guidance on consent for procedures

RNZ: China coronavirus screening: 'Searching for a needle in a haystack'

Jordan Bond (RNZ): Nurses at airports to test passengers arriving from China who feel unwell

RNZ: Wuhan coronavirus: New Zealand officials give update on deadly virus outbreak

RNZ: Wuhan coronavirus: Passengers assessed in Rotorua after possible exposure

Education

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Teacher demand eases, but up to 900 more needed over the year

RNZ: Arthur's Pass kea dying after chewing on lead nails

Environment

NZ Herald: Countdown goes plastic free in trial in Auckland supermarkets

Stuff: Toxic algae found in North Canterbury river prompts health warning

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Foodstuffs building country's largest solar panel roof

RNZ: Arthur's Pass kea dying after chewing on lead nails

Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Rats still at large on Miramar Peninsula as 'predator free' 2020 target passes

Councils/Regional

Brent Melville (ODT): Dunedin eye to creating ‘good residential rentals’
Tess Brunton (RNZ):
Auckland-Invercargill direct flights 'game changer' for Southland

Lois Williams (Stuff): Reefton E coli outbreak raises questions about town's water infrastructure

Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Napier residents want more action to stop youth joining gangs

Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Rats still at large on Miramar Peninsula as 'predator free' 2020 target passes

Stuff: Toxic algae found in North Canterbury river prompts health warning

Hamish MacLean (ODT): Spending cut but 6.5% rates increase proposed

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