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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Feb 24

National won't scrap planned minimum wage hikes - Collins; and Auckland Council struggling to sell construction disruption as good news. 

Bernard’s Pick of the Links

Government/Politics/Policy/Regulation

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff) NZ First axes Government's 'feebate' electric vehicle subsidy plan, while Greens vow to take the policy to the election
Collette Devlin (Stuff) NZ First has 'reservations' about new gun laws
John Anthony (Stuff) Banks coming down hard on farmers to 'flick' Government over Reserve Bank capital holding rules, minister says
Emma Dangerfield (Stuff) Movable vehicle is not a building: Victory for tiny homes in landmark case
Steven Joyce (Stuff) Before we start talking about another housing crisis, let's talk about what works
Simon Wilson (NZ Herald-$$$) Auckland light rail and the New Zealand Super Fund's PPP
Matthew Hooton (NZ Herald-$$$) Matthew Hooton: Jacinda Ardern's urgent mission to avoid domestic recession
Dan Satherley (Newshub): National won't scrap planned minimum wage hikes - Collins

Collette Devlin (Stuff): The Serious Fraud Office takes months on big political decisions. Here's why.

Charlie Mitchell (Stuff): Confused? Why not understanding the Emissions Trading Scheme is the point

Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Free speech vs hate speech: The government’s dilemma

RNZ: St John Ambulance call centre rebuild launches

Mike Houlahan (ODT): ‘Unsustainable’ burden on Dunedin midwives

Derek Cheng (NZ Herald): Colin Carruthers QC to lead independent body to review wrongful convictions

Cherie Sevignon (Stuff) Rock woes add $25m to forecast build cost of Waimea dam, near Nelson

Todd Niall (Stuff) Auckland Council struggling to sell construction disruption as good news
Tom Pullar Strecker (Stuff) IRD could get extra $550m from multinationals if impact of global tax reforms spread evenly

Economy/Corporate/Investing

Tom Hunt (Stuff) #Metoo-accused lawyer parties at function of those investigating him
Amanda Cropp (Stuff) Coronavirus: Delivery delays from Chinese are hurting Kiwi businesses
Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Ikea to open in New Zealand with multiple physical and digital stores

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Pension: We're giving too much to people who don't need it, one economist says

Tamsyn Parker (NZ Herald): Westpac customers vent fury over double-up transaction glitch

Eleisha Foon (RNZ): Travel ban and local fears starving Chinese restaurants of trade

Jacob McSweeny (ODT): Furniture shipments delayed from China

RNZ: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare profit forecast up amid coronavirus outbreak

Damian Rowe (Stuff): Coronavirus travel ban may cost SIT up to $1.5 million

Matthew Tso (Stuff): Safety risk attitude stifling e-scooter businesses says advocate

Rachel Moore (Stuff) Last remaining New Zealand-made lawnmowers to be manufactured offshore 

Overseas

Bloomberg: Virus Epidemic Enters New Phase as Cases Outside China Climb
NY Times: As China Fights the Coronavirus, Some Say It Has Gone Too Far

Lunchtime Leanbacks

New York Times: Europe, Overrun by Foreign Tech Giants, Wants to Grow Its Own

Jennifer Eder (Stuff) The Squeeze: Demanding housing market has Marlborough in a tight spot

Sam Sherwood (Stuff) The liquor barons who are good friends, have mansions - and underpaid staff

The best of the rest
Government

Politics and Policy (Beehive/Parliament)

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff) NZ First axes Government's 'feebate' electric vehicle subsidy plan, while Greens vow to take the policy to the election
Collette Devlin (Stuff) NZ First has 'reservations' about new gun laws
Dan Satherley (Newshub): National won't scrap planned minimum wage hikes - Collins

Derek Cheng (NZ Herald): Legalising cannabis: Supporters, opponents take swipes at each other as polls show knife-edge decision

Collette Devlin (Stuff): The Serious Fraud Office takes months on big political decisions. Here's why.

Charlie Mitchell (Stuff): Confused? Why not understanding the Emissions Trading Scheme is the point

Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Free speech vs hate speech: The government’s dilemma

RNZ: St John Ambulance call centre rebuild launches

Mike Houlahan (ODT): ‘Unsustainable’ burden on Dunedin midwives

Guy Trafford (Interest): Government listens to partisans, not the science 

Derek Cheng (NZ Herald): Grace Millane case sentencing: Police praised for work in 'distressing' circumstances

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff) NZ First axes Government's 'feebate' electric vehicle subsidy plan, while Greens vow to take the policy to the election
Derek Cheng (NZ Herald): Colin Carruthers QC to lead independent body to review wrongful convictions

NZ Herald: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Time magazine cover to mark year since Christchurch attack

Damian Rowe (Stuff): Coronavirus travel ban may cost SIT up to $1.5 million

Zane Small (Newshub): Official complaint laid against Labour Party attack ad about cancer radiation machines

Vita Molyneux (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern graces cover of Time Magazine

Councils and Regions (DIA/LGNZ/AC/AT/WCC/GWRC)

Jennifer Eder (Stuff) The Squeeze: Demanding housing market has Marlborough in a tight spot

Cherie Sevignon (Stuff) Rock woes add $25m to forecast build cost of Waimea dam, near Nelson
RNZ: Mana whenua weigh in on Wellington's water crisis

Chris Marshall (Stuff) Taupō homeowners fuming over Airbnb party pads
Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park 'vindicated' by E coli report

Matthew Tso (Stuff): Safety risk attitude stifling e-scooter businesses says advocate

Karen Pasco (ODT): Mayor upset SIT assets lost to city in merger

Greg Ninness (Interest): Commercial construction likely to remain strong in Auckland & Waikato for the next couple of years 

Logan Savory (Stuff): Southland Cricket boss Jason Domigan to join District Council

Todd Niall (Stuff) Auckland Council struggling to sell construction disruption as good news

Education (Ministry/ERO/ENZ/Universities)

RNZ: School water theft 'devastating' for Northland community - principal

Karen Pasco (ODT): Mayor upset SIT assets lost to city in merger

Environment (MfE/DoC/PCE)

Tess Brunton (RNZ): 'Milford is back open for business' - tourist bus convoys to start today

RNZ: Number of teens trying cannabis drops, new figures show

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Lake Ruataniwha Holiday Park 'vindicated' by E coli report

Health (Ministry/DHBs)

Derek Cheng (NZ Herald): Legalising cannabis: Supporters, opponents take swipes at each other as polls show knife-edge decision

RNZ: Doctors fear coronavirus will hit NZ at same time as winter flu season

RNZ: Number of teens trying cannabis drops, new figures show

Eleisha Foon (RNZ): Travel ban and local fears starving Chinese restaurants of trade

RNZ: St John Ambulance call centre rebuild launches

Mike Houlahan (ODT): ‘Unsustainable’ burden on Dunedin midwives

RNZ: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare profit forecast up amid coronavirus outbreak

Damian Rowe (Stuff): Coronavirus travel ban may cost SIT up to $1.5 million

Housing (HUD/Kāinga Ora)

Emma Dangerfield (Stuff) Movable vehicle is not a building: Victory for tiny homes in landmark case
Chris Marshall (Stuff) Taupō homeowners fuming over Airbnb party pads

Jennifer Eder (Stuff) The Squeeze: Demanding housing market has Marlborough in a tight spot

Steven Joyce (Stuff) Before we start talking about another housing crisis, let's talk about what works

Immigration (Immigration NZ/DIA)

Sam Sherwood (Stuff) The liquor barons who are good friends, have mansions - and underpaid staff
Stuff: Former owner of Indian restaurant chain faces threat of liquidation                       

Infrastructure (Infracom/DIA)

Cherie Sevignon (Stuff) Rock woes add $25m to forecast build cost of Waimea dam, near Nelson

Todd Niall (Stuff) Auckland Council struggling to sell construction disruption as good news

Justice (Ministry/Courts/Corrections/Police/SFO)

Tom Hunt (Stuff) #Metoo-accused lawyer parties at function of those investigating him
Collette Devlin (Stuff) NZ First has 'reservations' about new gun laws
Anneke Smith (RNZ): Grace Millane's life: Far more than the details of her death

Anneke Smith (RNZ): Grace Millane murderer sentenced to life in prison with a minimum non-parole period of 17 years

Anneke Smith (RNZ): Grace Millane detective: Family 'will forever have a life sentence'

RNZ: Woman charged with murdering Davis Phillips pleads not guilty

Regulation (RBNZ/Commerce Comission/FMA/NZTA/EA/MPI/MBIE)

Rob Stock (Stuff) Public want a 'right' to use cash, says Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr
Madison Reidy (RNZ): Generate KiwiSaver hack victim considers legal action

Tom Pullar-Strecker (RBNZ) Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr 'begs' for more resources

Science

Guy Trafford (Interest): Government listens to partisans, not the science 

Business

Economy and Investing

Nick Smyth (Interest): NZD suffers from China connection 

Greg Ninness (Interest): Commercial construction likely to remain strong in Auckland & Waikato for the next couple of years 

Madison Reidy (RNZ): Generate KiwiSaver hack victim considers legal action

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Airfares fall as airlines grapple with coronavirus

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Ikea to open in New Zealand with multiple physical and digital stores

Rob Stock (Stuff) Public want a 'right' to use cash, says Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr

Corporate (NZX-listed)

NZ Herald: Higher fuel costs hit Genesis Energy first half profit

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Airfares fall as airlines grapple with coronavirus

RNZ: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare profit forecast up amid coronavirus outbreak

RNZ: Genesis Energy profit falls after lower hydro supply and gas shortage

RNZ: Fonterra helps transport water to drought-hit Far North towns

Corporate (Non-NZX-listed)

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Ikea to open in New Zealand with multiple physical and digital stores

Industries and Sectors

Banking and Insurance
Tom Pullar-Strecker (RBNZ) Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr 'begs' for more resources
Nona Pelletier (RNZ): Kiwibank profit falls, NZ Post records big pre-Christmas rise

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Kiwibank profits slips 20% despite increased business and home lending

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Pension: We're giving too much to people who don't need it, one economist says

Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Hacked KiwiSaver member: We're already victims

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Kiwibank half-year profit falls as expenses rise, net interest margin drops    

Madison Reidy (RNZ): Generate KiwiSaver hack victim considers legal action

Nona Pelletier (RNZ): Kiwibank profit falls, NZ Post records big pre-Christmas rise

Tamsyn Parker (NZ Herald): Westpac customers vent fury over double-up transaction glitch

Madison Reidy (RNZ): Generate KiwiSaver hack victim considers legal action

Richard Meadows (Stuff) Budget Buster: Peer-to-peer lending problems

Rob Stock (Stuff) Public want a 'right' to use cash, says Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr

Construction

Todd Niall (Stuff) Auckland Council struggling to sell construction disruption as good news
Cherie Sevignon (Stuff) Rock woes add $25m to forecast build cost of Waimea dam, near Nelson


Energy

NZ Herald: Higher fuel costs hit Genesis Energy first half profit

Charlie Mitchell (Stuff): Confused? Why not understanding the Emissions Trading Scheme is the point

Emma Perry (ODT): OMV comes out of Great South Basin empty-handed

RNZ: Genesis Energy profit falls after lower hydro supply and gas shortage

Manufacturing

Rachel Moore (Stuff) Last remaining New Zealand-made lawnmowers to be manufactured offshore

Primary Industries

Cherie Sevignon (Stuff) Rock woes add $25m to forecast build cost of Waimea dam, near Nelson
RNZ: Marlborough winemaker creates alcohol-free Sauvignon Blanc

RNZ: Fonterra helps transport water to drought-hit Far North towns

Property

Jennifer Eder (Stuff) The Squeeze: Demanding housing market has Marlborough in a tight spot

Retailing

RNZ: Toy firms face legal action over choking risks to children

Eleisha Foon (RNZ): Travel ban and local fears starving Chinese restaurants of trade

Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Ikea to open in New Zealand with multiple physical and digital stores

Jacob McSweeny (ODT): Furniture shipments delayed from China

Al Williams (Stuff): Degenerative disease forces sale as couple call time for much needed rest

Tax

Tom Pullar Strecker (Stuff) IR could get extra $550m from multinationals if impact of global tax reforms spread evenly

 

Tech, Media (and Telecoms

New York Times: Europe, Overrun by Foreign Tech Giants, Wants to Grow Its Own

Rob Stock (Stuff) Public want a 'right' to use cash, says Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr

Tourism

Tess Brunton (RNZ): 'Milford is back open for business' - tourist bus convoys to start today

ODT: ‘Mulan’ tourism boost predicted

Rachael Kelly (Stuff): Tourist buses return to Milford Sound after road damaged in storm

Blair Jackson (Southland Times): Silk poem and striking images capture Bluff hotel then and now

Transport

Thomas Coughlan (Stuff) NZ First axes Government's 'feebate' electric vehicle subsidy plan, while Greens vow to take the policy to the election

Matthew Tso (Stuff): Safety risk attitude stifling e-scooter businesses says advocate

John Antony (Stuff) 'Third world': Airline group asks Auckland Airport to explain runway spending
Tess Brunton (RNZ): 'Milford is back open for business' - tourist bus convoys to start today

Areas and Issues

Climate Change

Charlie Mitchell (Stuff): Confused? Why not understanding the Emissions Trading Scheme is the point
Thomas Coughlan (Stuff) NZ First axes Government's 'feebate' electric vehicle subsidy plan, while Greens vow to take the policy to the election
Guy Trafford (Interest): Government listens to partisans, not the science 

Te Ao Māori

RNZ: Mana whenua weigh in on Wellington's water crisis

RNZ: New Zealander of the Year Award winners announced

Leigh-Marama McLachlan (RNZ): Māori leaders urge whānau of beaten boy to speak out

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