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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Feb 19

Here's how the Government could force you to sell your house for state housing; and impact of drought, coronavirus could lead to recession - economist.

Bernard’s Pick of the Links

Government/Politics/Policy/Regulation

Blair Ensor (Stuff) Liquor store owners designed mansion while company probed

Blair Ensor (Stuff) Super Liquor franchisee Nekita Enterprises 'exploited staff'

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff) The $360m coronavirus problem the Government can fix if it has the courage

Newstalk ZB: Barry Soper: Jacinda Ardern can't forever remain blind to what's going on around her

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Here's how the Government could force you to sell your house for state housing

Editorial (Stuff) Think again, National - tax cuts are not what they used to be

Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Election 2020: First Union slams the National Party for considering stopping minimum wage bumps

RNZ: No need for travel restrictions - China's ambassador to NZ

Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): What Treasury said about bank capital & deposit protection to make the RBNZ flip out 

RNZ: Impact of drought, coronavirus could lead to recession - economist

Susan Edmunds (Stuff) Rental reforms: Landlords slam end to 90-day 'no cause' eviction notices

Anne Gibson (NZ Herald): Coronavirus: 'Bored' Chinese in lockdown hunt online for NZ boltholes

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Major South Island marine protection network up for public discussion

Michael Hayward (Stuff) Bus patronage decreasing as Environment Canterbury moots 9.8 per cent rates rise

Economy/Corporate/Business/Investing

RNZ Air NZ to reduce flights through Shanghai and Hong Kong
FT-$$$ HSBC to shed 35,000 jobs in radical move to downsize

Hamish Rutherford (NZ Herald-$$$) Time to lift ban? At some point, could the medicine become worse than the disease?

NZ Herald: Holden offers its 31 local dealers a future - sort of

NZ Herald: NZ banks snap growth phase with 1 per cent profit fall to $5.71 billion

RNZ: Heartland Group net profits up 20 percent in year

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): MBIE has worked with Kiwibank, BNZ & ANZ on Holidays Act 'non-compliance', continues to work with ASB & Westpac 

Rob Stock (Stuff): Foreign investors ordered to sell land near beautiful Lake Pukaki

Rachel Thomas (RNZ): Ministry for Primary Industry's raw milk raids still rub farmer the wrong way

1News: Fears some small businesses could 'disappear' if coronavirus ban on Chinese tourists drags on

Overseas
Reuters China sees fall in coronavirus deaths, WHO urges caution, Apple takes hit
Reuters If Apple is hurting due to the coronavirus, its suppliers and rivals likely are too
Reuters China to toughen virus checks in Hubei
Reuters EU tax commissioner slams U.S. plans on tech tax
Reuters U.S. mulls cutting Huawei off from global chip suppliers, with TSMC in crosshairs
NY Times Michael Bloomberg Surges in Poll and Qualifies for Democratic Debate

Lunchtime Leanbacks
Evan Harding (Southland Times): 'We all do things we are not proud of' says outgoing Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie

Charlotte Grieve (SMH) 'Risks aren't worth it': QBE says parts of planet becoming uninsurable due to climate concerns

The best of the rest

Government/Politics

Newstalk ZB: Barry Soper: Jacinda Ardern can't forever remain blind to what's going on around her

NZ Herald: NZ First Foundation trustee lobbied for donor

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Here's how the Government could force you to sell your house for state housing

Evan Harding (Southland Times): 'We all do things we are not proud of' says outgoing Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie

Jonathan Young (Stuff): OPINION: Who gets the blame when the lights go out?

Liu Chen (RNZ):  People struggle to find places to self-quarantine amid coronavirus outbreak

RNZ: Regional tourism bodies welcome government tourism package in response to coronavirus

Guyon Espiner and Kate Newton (RNZ): NZ First Foundation trustee was lobbying for donor

1News: Kiwis on cruise ship in Japan to be quarantined in Whangaparaoa on return home

RNZ: National keeps tax, service cuts details secret

Jane Patterson (RNZ): New Zealand First Foundation: Serious Fraud Office confirms investigation

ODT: SNA restrictions 'blatant attack' on property rights: Landowner

Emma Perry (ODT): Smoke cannon foils robbery

RNZ: National donations SFO charge details a surprise - Bridges

Mark Quinlivan (Newshub): Election 2020: First Union slams the National Party for considering stopping minimum wage bumps

Zane Small (Newshub): National Party 'thinking about' stopping minimum wage bumps

Thomas Manch (Stuff): Government introduces bill to overturn aspects of controversial 'Hobbit law'

Jason Walls (NZ Herald): Jacinda Ardern says she won't stand Deputy PM Winston Peters down amid SFO probe

RNZ: National deputy leader Paula Bennett calls on the PM to stand Winston Peters down as a cabinet minister

Derek Cheng (NZ Herald): National wants witnesses who stonewall police in child abuse cases to face jail time

NZ Herald: Coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern says Kiwis will have to go into isolation in Japan if they reject evacuation via Darwin

Foreign Affairs (Trade and Defence) 

RNZ: No need for travel restrictions - China's ambassador to NZ

Stuff Chinese ambassador hits out at New Zealand travel ban

Regulation

Georgia-May Gilbertson (Stuff): Hikurangi Forest Farms fined $379,000 over slash destruction

Bonnie Flaws (Stuff): Landlord photographed tenant in bed, ordered to pay $600

Economy

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff) The $360m coronavirus problem the Government can fix if it has the courage

Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): What Treasury said about bank capital & deposit protection to make the RBNZ flip out 

RNZ: House price increases break new yearly records, regions most affected

RNZ: Impact of drought, coronavirus could lead to recession - economist

Corporate

NZ Herald: Holden offers its 31 local dealers a future - sort of

RNZ: Heartland Group net profits up 20 percent in year

Tax

Editorial (Stuff) Think again, National - tax cuts are not what they used to be

RNZ: National keeps tax, service cuts details secret

Banking and Insurance

Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): What Treasury said about bank capital & deposit protection to make the RBNZ flip out 

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): MBIE has worked with Kiwibank, BNZ & ANZ on Holidays Act 'non-compliance', continues to work with ASB & Westpac 

Investing 

David Scobie (Interest): Investors benefit from 2019’s bumper market bounce

Rob Stock (Stuff): Foreign investors ordered to sell land near beautiful Lake Pukaki

Infrastructure

Stuff: Timaru District Council receives cash injection from NZTA to help repair damaged roads

Mark Price (ODT): Residents fear airport concerns falling on deaf ears

Al Williams (Stuff): Wet wood holds up Waimate bridge maintenance project

Transport

Stuff: Timaru District Council receives cash injection from NZTA to help repair damaged roads

Mark Price (ODT): Residents fear airport concerns falling on deaf ears

RNZ: No need for travel restrictions - China's ambassador to NZ

RNZ: Uber set to launch e-bikes in Auckland

Al Williams (Stuff): Wet wood holds up Waimate bridge maintenance project

Michael Hayward (Stuff) Bus patronage decreasing as Environment Canterbury moots 9.8 per cent rates rise

Primary Industries

Emma Perry (ODT): Reserve network could cost fishing $3m

Catherine Harris (Stuff): Livestock Improvement eyes half stake in Israeli counterpart Afimilk

Catherine Harris (Stuff): Farmers rejoice as Wairarapa pea weevil officially eradicated

Rachel Thomas (RNZ): Ministry for Primary Industry's raw milk raids still rub farmer the wrong way

Brent Melville (ODT): Annual food price rise biggest since GST-influenced 2011

Tourism

RNZ: Regional tourism bodies welcome government tourism package in response to coronavirus

1News: Fears some small businesses could 'disappear' if coronavirus ban on Chinese tourists drags on

RNZ: No need for travel restrictions - China's ambassador to NZ

Immigration

Blair Ensor (Stuff) Super Liquor franchisee Nekita Enterprises 'exploited staff'

Blair Ensor (Stuff) Liquor store owners designed mansion while company probed

Retailing

NZ Herald: Holden offers its 31 local dealers a future - sort of

Glenn McConnell (Stuff): Lovers livid as Celebration Box Valentine's Day gifts didn't make it on time

Emma Perry (ODT): Smoke cannon foils robbery

Caroline Williams (Stuff): Electorate boundary changes: Panmure Business Association 'hurting' over proposal

Liz McDonald (Stuff): Go-ahead for new Pak'n Save in northern Christchurch despite council opposition

Anne Gibson (NZ Herald): How five of our biggest shopping centres performed: Westfields results out

Brent Melville (ODT): Annual food price rise biggest since GST-influenced 2011

Energy

Jonathan Young (Stuff): Opinion: Who gets the blame when the lights go out?

Te Ao Māori

RNZ: Iwi says trustees involved in establishing vineyard on 800-year-old pā site

Housing

Bonnie Flaws (Stuff): Landlord photographed tenant in bed, ordered to pay $600

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Here's how the Government could force you to sell your house for state housing

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Busy start to 2020 for property market, Real Estate Institute says

John Anthony (Stuff): National median rents hit record high of $515 per week, Trade Me says

1News: New Zealand's property market sees busiest January in four years - REINZ

RNZ: House price increases break new yearly records, regions most affected

Science

RNZ: Scientists excited at return of Weddell seals near Antarctic research base

Climate Change

ODT: Climate-safe house opened

Mark Price (ODT): Residents fear airport concerns falling on deaf ears

Justice

RNZ: 79,000 adults have been victims of crime by family members

RNZ:  Man charged with murder after death of 5yo boy in Rotorua

Derek Cheng (NZ Herald): National wants witnesses who stonewall police in child abuse cases to face jail time

Health

Anne Gibson (NZ Herald): Coronavirus: 'Bored' Chinese in lockdown hunt online for NZ boltholes

Glen Herud (Stuff): OPINION: Playing devil's advocate is good for the soul

Liu Chen (RNZ):  People struggle to find places to self-quarantine amid coronavirus outbreak

Newstalk ZB: 99 more cases confirmed on Diamond Princess cruise ship

1News: Fears some small businesses could 'disappear' if coronavirus ban on Chinese tourists drags on

Laura Smith (ODT): 'Extraordinary generosity': Building donated for charity hospital

Mike Houlahan (ODT): Queen Mary theatre to reopen

RNZ: No need for travel restrictions - China's ambassador to NZ

Chloe Ranford (Stuff): 'Lifestyle choice' or 'unsanitary living': Policing the unhealthy hoarders

Rowan Quinn (RNZ): NZers from Diamond Princess could 'expose a number of other people to risk'

NZ Herald: Coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern says Kiwis will have to go into isolation in Japan if they reject evacuation via Darwin

RNZ: Health campaigner toasts charity hospital's new home in tavern

Louisa Steyl (Southland Times): Clifton Tavern will be the new site for Southland's charity hospital

Education 

Jamie Searle (Stuff): Flooding damages four classrooms at Mataura School

Environment

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Proposed new rendering plant in Washdyke causes a bit of a stink

RNZ: Small town residents likely to take legal action against waste processing plant expansion

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Major South Island marine protection network up for public discussion

Emma Perry (ODT): Reserve network could cost fishing $3m

ODT: Action after landfill exposed by floods

RNZ: Scientists excited at return of Weddell seals near Antarctic research base

Susan Botting (Stuff): Northland drought: Call goes out to dob in water wasters    

Chloe Ranford (Stuff): 'Lifestyle choice' or 'unsanitary living': Policing the unhealthy hoarders

ODT: Climate-safe house opened        

Rowan Quinn (RNZ): NZers from Diamond Princess could 'expose a number of other people to risk'

Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Removal from 'toxic' war memorial hall committee prompts legal stoush

RNZ: Impact of drought, coronavirus could lead to recession - economist

Jamie Searle (Stuff): Flooding damages four classrooms at Mataura School

Councils/Regional 

Michael Hayward (Stuff) Bus patronage decreasing as Environment Canterbury moots 9.8 per cent rates rise

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Proposed new rendering plant in Washdyke causes a bit of a stink

RNZ: Small town residents likely to take legal action against waste processing plant expansion

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Major South Island marine protection network up for public discussion

Stuff: Timaru District Council receives cash injection from NZTA to help repair damaged roads

Jacob McSweeny (ODT): Bookings down during Octagon trial

ODT: Climate-safe house opened

John Lewis (ODT): Vagrant crabeater seal basks in Dunedin sun

Mark Price (ODT): Residents fear airport concerns falling on deaf ears

ODT: Community work not available

ODT: Action after landfill exposed by floods

RNZ: Uber set to launch e-bikes in Auckland

Caroline Williams (Stuff): Electorate boundary changes: Panmure Business Association 'hurting' over proposal

Susan Botting (Stuff): Northland drought: Call goes out to dob in water wasters

Chloe Ranford (Stuff): 'Lifestyle choice' or 'unsanitary living': Policing the unhealthy hoarders

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