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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Feb 18

Immigration deadlock: 'Endless waiting has destroyed all my dreams'; and 'Beyond the pale': Councils respond to Kāinga Ora powers. 

Bernard’s Pick of the links

Government/Politics/Policy/Regulation

Nicholas Jones (NZ Herald): Delay over bowel cancer screening decision 'costing lives': Māori Party

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Simon Bridges wants to cut taxes and boost growth to keep kiwis at home

Jordan Bond (RNZ): Quake-strengthening opens door to debt 'nightmare'

RNZ: PM Jacinda Ardern washes hands of NZ First Foundation photos saga

RNZ: Helen Clark - Ghosts of governments past

John Anthony (Stuff): Tax breaks top of the agenda for National Party, leader Simon Bridges says

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Immigration deadlock: 'Endless waiting has destroyed all my dreams'

RNZ: National says Peters not fit to be deputy prime minister if involved in covert photos

Chris Trotter (Interest): Dealing with the Peters problem            

Stuff: Airbnb wants national regulations for short term rental accommodation

Chloe Ranford (Stuff): Costs of seeking out official information in Marlborough looks set to almost double

Hamish Rutherford (NZ Herald-$$$): Airbnb backs bed taxes, data-sharing with IRD, in push for nationwide regulation

Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Wellington water infrastructure 'in crisis', councillor says

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Workplace deaths: WorkSafe making amends for 'low quality data'

RNZ: Samoan teens allegedly kept as slaves by Hastings chief

Harry Lock (RNZ): 'Beyond the pale': Councils respond to Kāinga Ora powers

Matt Tso (Stuff): Kāinga Ora reassessing development after pressure from Lower Hutt residents

Economy/Business/Corporate/Investing

Andrea Fox (NZ Herald-$$$): Big Read: What's behind all the sawmill closures

David Hargreaves (Interest): Recession risk: Don't forget the drought!  

David Hargreaves (Interest): Mind the funding gap! ANZ economists see economic 'headwinds' 

NZ Herald: Death of Holden: End of iconic car brand in NZ

John Anthony (Stuff): Air New Zealand increases card fees on international airfares, cuts on domestic

Terry Baucher (Interest): Another week in tax: IRD gets curious about loans to shareholders  

John Anthony (Stuff): Air New Zealand increases card fees on international airfares, cuts on domestic

Grant Bradley (NZ Herald): The big movers in shake-up of Air New Zealand's $6 billion revenue division

Overseas

Lisa Cox (The Guardian): Mass melting of Antarctic ice sheet led to three metre sea level rise 120,000 years ago

Christian Shepherd, Xinning Liu and Yuan Yang (Financial Times): Cries of despair from Ground Zero of the coronavirus outbreak

Eric Lam (Bloomberg): Hong Kong Arrivals to Plunge 99% in February on Virus

Joshua Dowling (Caradvice): Holden axed in Australia as General Motors gets out of right-hand-drive globally

Reuters: Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook's Zuckerberg

Lunchtime Leanbacks

Atul Gawande (The Guardian): Why doctors fail

Alex Longley (Bloomberg): Ships Are Skipping China and It’s Causing Turmoil for Trade

Naureen S Malik and Brian Eckhouse (Bloomberg): Cheap Gas Imperils Climate Fight by Undercutting Wind and Solar

The best of the rest

Government/Politics

James Fyfe (Newshub): Coronavirus: Australia-New Zealand mission to evacuate citizens from Diamond Princess possible - Ardern

Derek Cheng (NZ Herald): Tax cuts: Simon Bridges to announce teaser in National's economic goals

Derek Cheng (NZ Herald): Greens break silence on NZ First Foundation saga and 'chilling' photos of journalists

Nicholas Jones (NZ Herald): Delay over bowel cancer screening decision 'costing lives': Māori Party

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Simon Bridges wants to cut taxes and boost growth to keep kiwis at home

Jordan Bond (RNZ): Quake-strengthening opens door to debt 'nightmare'

RNZ: Coronavirus impact: Australia willing to evacuate NZ cruise ship passengers - Ardern

RNZ: PM Jacinda Ardern washes hands of NZ First Foundation photos saga

RNZ: Helen Clark - Ghosts of governments past

John Anthony (Stuff): Tax breaks top of the agenda for National Party, leader Simon Bridges says

Derek Cheng (New Zealand Herald): Simon Bridges announces teaser in National's economic goals

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Immigration deadlock: 'Endless waiting has destroyed all my dreams'

RNZ: LIVE - Jacinda Ardern briefs the media post-Cabinet

RNZ: National's economic stance: Simon Bridges targets tax cuts ahead of 2020 election

RNZ: National says Peters not fit to be deputy prime minister if involved in covert photos

Chris Trotter (Interest): Dealing with the Peters problem            

Newshub: Livestream: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's post-Cabinet press conference

Newshub: 'Is that it?' Grant Robertson blasts Simon Bridges' 'vague and empty' economic plan

Zane Small (Newshub): Tax cuts under National? Simon Bridges admits 'playing cat and mouse games' keeps public interested

NZ Herald: Focus: Paula Bennett calls out Winston Peters and PM Jacinda Ardern over ‘appalling’ behaviour

Jason Walls (NZ Herald): National says Jacinda Ardern is adopting a 'see no evil, hear no evil' approach to Winston Peters

Regulation

Stuff: Airbnb wants national regulations for short term rental accommodation

Chloe Ranford (Stuff): Costs of seeking out official information in Marlborough looks set to almost double

Hamish Rutherford (NZ Herald-$$$): Airbnb backs bed taxes, data-sharing with IRD, in push for nationwide regulation

RNZ: Airbnb seeks to work with councils on regulatory issues

Economy

Andrea Fox (NZ Herald-$$$): Big Read: What's behind all the sawmill closures

David Hargreaves (Interest): Recession risk: Don't forget the drought!  

David Hargreaves (Interest): Mind the funding gap! ANZ economists see economic 'headwinds' 

Corporate

NZ Herald: Death of Holden: End of iconic car brand in NZ

John Anthony (Stuff): Air New Zealand increases card fees on international airfares, cuts on domestic

Tax

Derek Cheng (NZ Herald): Tax cuts: Simon Bridges to announce teaser in National's economic goals

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Simon Bridges wants to cut taxes and boost growth to keep kiwis at home

Terry Baucher (Interest): Another week in tax: IRD gets curious about loans to shareholders  

John Anthony (Stuff): Tax breaks top of the agenda for National Party, leader Simon Bridges says

Hamish Rutherford (NZ Herald-$$$): Airbnb backs bed taxes, data-sharing with IRD, in push for nationwide regulation

Zane Small (Newshub): Tax cuts under National? Simon Bridges admits 'playing cat and mouse games' keeps public interested

Banking and Insurance

John Anthony (Stuff): Air New Zealand increases card fees on international airfares, cuts on domestic

David Hargreaves (Interest): Mind the funding gap! ANZ economists see economic 'headwinds' 

Investing 

Laura Wiltshire (Stuff): $12 million performing arts venue on Kāpiti Coast ready to make its stage debut

Stephanie Ockhuysen (Stuff): South Waikato's Mokau development offering $99,000 sections missing in action

Robin Martin (RNZ): Yarrow Stadium upgrade funding application request galls sport groups

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): US billionaire Julian Robertson applies to open a luxury lodge on Waiheke Island

Infrastructure

Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Wellington water infrastructure 'in crisis', councillor says

Transport

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Workplace deaths: WorkSafe making amends for 'low quality data'

John Anthony (Stuff): Air New Zealand increases card fees on international airfares, cuts on domestic

Grant Bradley (NZ Herald): The big movers in shake-up of Air New Zealand's $6 billion revenue division

Immigration

RNZ: Samoan teens allegedly kept as slaves by Hastings chief

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Immigration deadlock: 'Endless waiting has destroyed all my dreams'

Greg Ninness (Interest): Net population gain from migration drops 29.5% over last three years

Overseas

Lisa Cox (The Guardian): Mass melting of Antarctic ice sheet led to three metre sea level rise 120,000 years ago

Christian Shepherd, Xinning Liu and Yuan Yang (Financial Times): Cries of despair from Ground Zero of the coronavirus outbreak

Eric Lam (Bloomberg): Hong Kong Arrivals to Plunge 99% in February on Virus

Joshua Dowling (Caradvice): Holden axed in Australia as General Motors gets out of right-hand-drive globally

Reuters: Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook's Zuckerberg

Primary Industries

Andrea Fox (NZ Herald-$$$): Big Read: What's behind all the sawmill closures

Tourism

RNZ: Airbnb seeks to work with councils on regulatory issues

Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Coronavirus: Hundreds of tourism jobs lost and fears more at risk

Stuff: From soulless to exciting: Why a travel writer changed his tune over Christchurch

Stuff: Airbnb wants national regulations for short term rental accommodation

Hamish Rutherford (NZ Herald-$$$): Airbnb backs bed taxes, data-sharing with IRD, in push for nationwide regulation

Grant Bradley (NZ Herald): The big movers in shake-up of Air New Zealand's $6 billion revenue division

Retailing

Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Coronavirus: Hundreds of tourism jobs lost and fears more at risk

Bonnie Flaws (Stuff): Kiwi food tech company eyes global domination as it launches two new meat alternatives

NZ Herald: Death of Holden: End of iconic car brand in NZ

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

Reuters: Treat us like something between a telco and a newspaper, says Facebook's Zuckerberg

Energy

RNZ: Trustpower cuts earning expectations

Te Ao Māori

Susan Strongman (RNZ): Giant skeleton searchers call off dig

RNZ: Plunket logo acknowledges founding Māori midwives

Housing

Jordan Bond (RNZ): Quake-strengthening opens door to debt 'nightmare'

Harry Lock (RNZ): 'Beyond the pale': Councils respond to Kāinga Ora powers

Matt Tso (Stuff): Kāinga Ora reassessing development after pressure from Lower Hutt residents

Justice

Amy Williams (RNZ): Woman charged with importing illegal bear bile crystals

RNZ: Samoan teens allegedly kept as slaves by Hastings chief

RNZ: Dog owner charged over kiwi death

Health

Amanda Cropp (Stuff): Coronavirus: Hundreds of tourism jobs lost and fears more at risk

Simon Draper (Stuff): OPINION: Coronavirus not an 'us' and 'them' situation, says Asia expert

RNZ: Coronavirus impact: Australia willing to evacuate NZ cruise ship passengers - Ardern

Roger J Kerr (Interest): Looking through the effects of the virus       

Ben Heather (Stuff): Regional Hospital replaces 28km of faulty pipes

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Workplace deaths: WorkSafe making amends for 'low quality data'

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Coronavirus: Universities seek travel ban exemption for students

Louisa Steyl (Southland Times): Health care workers in Gore to protest Healthcare NZ plans

Education 

Andre Chumko (Stuff): Wellington College to review references to Sir Ron Brierley if guilty of child exploitation material charges

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Coronavirus: Universities seek travel ban exemption for students

Environment

Amy Williams (RNZ): Woman charged with importing illegal bear bile crystals

Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Wellington water infrastructure 'in crisis', councillor says

RNZ: Toxic algae warning for Queenstown's Lake Hayes

Katie Todd (RNZ): Councils in tsunami firing line not doing enough - research

RNZ: Dog owner charged over kiwi death

David Hargreaves (Interest): Recession risk: Don't forget the drought!  

Stuff: Southland State of Emergency to end

Southland Times: Oreti Beach given the all clear after floods

Councils/Regional

Stuff: From soulless to exciting: Why a travel writer changed his tune over Christchurch

Harry Lock (RNZ): 'Beyond the pale': Councils respond to Kāinga Ora powers

Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Wellington water infrastructure 'in crisis', councillor says

Laura Wiltshire (Stuff): $12 million performing arts venue on Kāpiti Coast ready to make its stage debut

RNZ: Toxic algae warning for Queenstown's Lake Hayes

Matt Tso (Stuff): Kāinga Ora reassessing development after pressure from Lower Hutt residents

Chloe Ranford (Stuff): Costs of seeking out official information in Marlborough looks set to almost double

Robin Martin (RNZ): Yarrow Stadium upgrade funding application request galls sport groups

Katie Todd (RNZ): Councils in tsunami firing line not doing enough - research

Debbie Jamieson (Stuff): Dunedin council 'fleeced' Central Otago and Queenstown with $117m Aurora dividends

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): US billionaire Julian Robertson applies to open a luxury lodge on Waiheke Island

Stuff: Southland State of Emergency to end

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