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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Feb 21

Southland cleanup highlights climate change threat - Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage; and new taskforce to look at Wellington water issues.

Bernard's Pick of the links

Government/Politics

Rachel Thomas and Harry Lock (RNZ): New taskforce to look at Wellington water issues

Charlotte Cook and Rachel Thomas (RNZ): Meeting over Wellington's sewerage upgrade gets heated

Zane Small (Newshub): APEC 2021: Privacy Commissioner warns MPs foreign powers could 'intercept communications'

Dan Satherley (Newshub): Time to means-test superannuation like other forms of welfare - economist Shamubeel Eaqub

Jason Walls (NZ Herald): KiwiRail may ask the Government for help in covering the costs caused by Coronavirus

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Just 16 electric buses doing public transport rounds in New Zealand, despite push to decarbonise

Jamie Morton (NZ Herald): MetService, Niwa, grilled over forecaster 'double-up'

Sarah Robson (RNZ): Review: Social Wellbeing Agency to replace social investment approach

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Auckland Council tells govt it is 'strongly opposed' to its planned model for the housing crisis

RNZ: Southland cleanup highlights climate change threat - Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage

RNZ: Ebos reserves $AU350m for aquisitions as sales lift profits 22%

David Hargreaves (Interest): It's official: People are stretching themselves more financially to buy houses 

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Heartland Bank spruiks reverse mortgages 

Grant Bradley (NZ Herald): Coronavirus: Qantas cuts back Tasman flights, Asian network as virus impact hits

Māni Dunlop (RNZ): Oranga Tamariki had 'prime role' in events leading to Flaxmere beating - Kaumātua

Overseas

Max Walden (ABC): Duterte wants to break up with the US military. What does that mean for Australia?

Bloomberg: Thousands of Frozen Meat Containers Pile Up at Chinese Ports

Michelle Cortez (Bloomberg): Two Cruise Deaths Reported; South Korea Cases Soar: Virus Update

Phillip Inman (The Guardian): Coronavirus 'could cost global economy $1.1tn in lost income'

Reuters: California to make state buildings available to house homeless

Josh Horwitz, Chayut Setboonsarng (Reuters): Manufacturers entangled in logistical nightmare as virus-hit China limps back to work

Liam Dann (NZ Herald-$$$): Kiwi businesses in China taking evasive action - survey

Blair Ensor and Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Liquor store owners who exploit staff should have licences terminated, DB says

Chris Keall (NZ Herald-$$$): Sky broadband? CEO could take fight to Spark's turf

Alison Brook (Interest): Does technology hold the key to NZ’s productivity problem? 

ODT: OMV drilling off Otago comes up empty handed

The best of the rest

Government/Politics

Zane Small (Newshub): APEC 2021: Privacy Commissioner warns MPs foreign powers could 'intercept communications'

Dan Satherley (Newshub): Revealed: What kids are getting to eat for free at school

Dan Satherley (Newshub): Time to means-test superannuation like other forms of welfare - economist Shamubeel Eaqub

Jason Walls (NZ Herald): KiwiRail may ask the Government for help in covering the costs caused by Coronavirus

Sam Hurley (NZ Herald): Grace Millane's killer to be sentenced in Auckland, keeps name suppression

Georgia May Gilbertson (Stuff): Flaxmere kids beam at sight of Prime Minister who announces free lunches for NZ Schools

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Just 16 electric buses doing public transport rounds in New Zealand, despite push to decarbonise

Charlie Mitchell (Stuff): Veteran climate activist to stand for Greens

RNZ: Education Ministry announces changes to NCEA   

Jamie Morton (NZ Herald): MetService, Niwa, grilled over forecaster 'double-up'

Sarah Robson (RNZ): Review: Social Wellbeing Agency to replace social investment approach

RNZ: PM Jacinda Ardern serves up first of many free school lunches in Hawke's Bay

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Auckland Council tells govt it is 'strongly opposed' to its planned model for the housing crisis

RNZ: Southland cleanup highlights climate change threat - Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage

Suhaimi Mohamad (Interest): NZ Govt Bond tender number 713 results  

Regulation

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): $81,000 fine for toys that could cause kids to choke

Economy

RNZ: NZX follows US stocks to record high after coronavirus stimulus hopes

David Hargreaves (Interest): Economists trim milk price forecasts   

Corporate

Andrea Fox (NZ Herald): Fonterra ramps up emergency water deliveries to parched Northland

John Anthony (Stuff): Auckland Airport reports $147 million half year profit during 'historic period of transformation'

RNZ: Ebos reserves $AU350m for aquisitions as sales lift profits 22%

Banking and Insurance

Martin Hawes (Interest): Why most KiwiSaver money is invested offshore 

David Hargreaves (Interest): It's official: People are stretching themselves more financially to buy houses 

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Heartland Bank spruiks reverse mortgages 

Sally Rae (ODT): Drought, coronavirus rattle dairy

Investing 

Sarah Robson (RNZ): Review: Social Wellbeing Agency to replace social investment approach

Martin Hawes (Interest): Why most KiwiSaver money is invested offshore 

Transport

Jason Walls (NZ Herald): KiwiRail may ask the Government for help in covering the costs caused by Coronavirus

Grant Bradley (NZ Herald): Coronavirus: Qantas cuts back Tasman flights, Asian network as virus impact hits

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Just 16 electric buses doing public transport rounds in New Zealand, despite push to decarbonise

John Anthony (Stuff): Auckland Airport reports $147 million half year profit during 'historic period of transformation'

John Anthony (Stuff): Qantas and Jetstar trans-Tasman flights reduced due to coronavirus

RNZ: Coronavirus: Expert warns more flights could be cancelled

Hamish MacLean (ODT): DCC to consider new rules for e-scooters

Overseas

Max Walden (ABC): Duterte wants to break up with the US military. What does that mean for Australia?

Bloomberg: Thousands of Frozen Meat Containers Pile Up at Chinese Ports

Michelle Cortez (Bloomberg): Two Cruise Deaths Reported; South Korea Cases Soar: Virus Update

Phillip Inman (The Guardian): Coronavirus 'could cost global economy $1.1tn in lost income'

Reuters: California to make state buildings available to house homeless

Josh Horwitz, Chayut Setboonsarng (Reuters): Manufacturers entangled in logistical nightmare as virus-hit China limps back to work

Primary Industries

Jamie Morton (NZ Herald): MetService, Niwa, grilled over forecaster 'double-up'

Maja Burry (RNZ): Heat and coronavirus putting pressure on meat industry

RNZ: Dairy farm sales slump and median farm price drops

David Hargreaves (Interest): Economists trim milk price forecasts   

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Submit on proposals before it's too late, South Canterbury whitebaiter says

Sally Rae (ODT): Drought, coronavirus rattle dairy

Evan Harding (Southland Times): Wild Bluff oyster numbers on the rise

Stuff: Southland Ballance Farm finalists announced

Tourism

RNZ: Diamond Princess passengers arrive in Darwin after health checks

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Tourism merger excites Aoraki Development boss

Retailing

Liam Dann (NZ Herald-$$$): Kiwi businesses in China taking evasive action - survey

Blair Ensor and Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Liquor store owners who exploit staff should have licences terminated, DB says

Aimee Shaw  (NZ Herald-$$$): Coronavirus pile-up: NZ Post mail, parcels stuck in China and New Zealand

Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): South Canterbury businesses adapt to Covid-19 knock-on effect

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

Chris Keall (NZ Herald-$$$): Sky broadband? CEO could take fight to Spark's turf

Alison Brook (Interest): Does technology hold the key to NZ’s productivity problem? 

Energy

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff): Just 16 electric buses doing public transport rounds in New Zealand, despite push to decarbonise

ODT: OMV drilling off Otago comes up empty handed

Te Ao Māori

Māni Dunlop (RNZ): Oranga Tamariki had 'prime role' in events leading to Flaxmere beating - Kaumātua

Housing

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Auckland Council tells govt it is 'strongly opposed' to its planned model for the housing crisis

David Hargreaves (Interest): It's official: People are stretching themselves more financially to buy houses 

Science

Jamie Morton (NZ Herald): MetService, Niwa, grilled over forecaster 'double-up'

Climate Change

Charlie Mitchell (Stuff): Veteran climate activist to stand for Greens

RNZ: Southland cleanup highlights climate change threat - Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage

Justice

Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Dunedin financial advisor Barry Kloogh appears in court charged with fraud

Māni Dunlop (RNZ): Oranga Tamariki had 'prime role' in events leading to Flaxmere beating - Kaumātua

Matthew Theunissen (RNZ): Karen Ruddelle trial: Jury retires to consider verdict

Southland Times: Southland teenager found not guilty of attempted murder

Sam Hurley (NZ Herald): Grace Millane's killer to be sentenced in Auckland, keeps name suppression

Eugene Bingham (Stuff): Serious Fraud Office tackles football corruption allegations of gifts, travel and conflicts of interest

RNZ: Malcolm Rewa's bid to overturn Susan Burdett murder conviction delayed

Health

RNZ: PM Jacinda Ardern serves up first of many free school lunches in Hawke's Bay

Jason Walls (NZ Herald): KiwiRail may ask the Government for help in covering the costs caused by Coronavirus

Grant Bradley (NZ Herald): Coronavirus: Qantas cuts back Tasman flights, Asian network as virus impact hits

RNZ: Diamond Princess passengers arrive in Darwin after health checks

Rowan Quinn (RNZ): Women with delayed cancer diagnoses victims of 'postcode lottery' - Cancer Society

RNZ: Coronavirus: Expert warns more flights could be cancelled

RNZ: Ebos reserves $AU350m for aquisitions as sales lift profits 22%

ODT: Dearth of midwives an ‘urgent’ problem

Education 

Georgia May Gilbertson (Stuff): Flaxmere kids beam at sight of Prime Minister who announces free lunches for NZ Schools

RNZ: Education Ministry announces changes to NCEA

RNZ: PM Jacinda Ardern serves up first of many free school lunches in Hawke's Bay

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Schools resist enrolling children with bad behaviour as principals say they face a 'growing sea of violence'

Eleisha Foon (RNZ): Student who fought fires in Australia returning to university in NZ   

Environment

Andrea Fox (NZ Herald): Fonterra ramps up emergency water deliveries to parched Northland

Charlie Mitchell (Stuff): Veteran climate activist to stand for Greens

Rachel Thomas and Harry Lock (RNZ): New taskforce to look at Wellington water issues

Chloe Ranford (Staff): Council staff pull 19-hour shift to get Marlborough Environment Plan ready for release

Jamie Morton (NZ Herald): MetService, Niwa, grilled over forecaster 'double-up'

Eleisha Foon (RNZ): Student who fought fires in Australia returning to university in NZ

RNZ: Southland cleanup highlights climate change threat - Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage

Charlotte Cook and Rachel Thomas (RNZ): Meeting over Wellington's sewerage upgrade gets heated

Maja Burry (RNZ): Heat and coronavirus putting pressure on meat industry

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Submit on proposals before it's too late, South Canterbury whitebaiter says

Evan Harding (Southland Times): Wild Bluff oyster numbers on the rise

Councils/Regional 

Logan Savory (Stuff): Native Forest Restoration Trust eyes 80 hectare Invercargill property

Hamish MacLean (ODT): DCC to consider new rules for e-scooters

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Tourism merger excites Aoraki Development boss

Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): South Canterbury businesses adapt to Covid-19 knock-on effect

Charlotte Cook and Rachel Thomas (RNZ): Meeting over Wellington's sewerage upgrade gets heated

Blair Ensor and Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Liquor store owners who exploit staff should have licences terminated, DB says

Rachel Thomas and Harry Lock (RNZ): New taskforce to look at Wellington water issues

Chloe Ranford (Staff): Council staff pull 19-hour shift to get Marlborough Environment Plan ready for release

Katie Todd (RNZ): Sinkhole swallows Christchurch City Council vehicle

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Auckland Council tells govt it is 'strongly opposed' to its planned model for the housing crisis

Eleisha Foon (RNZ): Student who fought fires in Australia returning to university in NZ 

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