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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Feb 27

Simon Bridges wouldn't deport mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant if found guilty despite calling for reciprocal policy; and Why climate change should be on the agenda for Jacinda Ardern's meeting with Scott Morrison.

Bernard’s pick of the links

Government/Politics/Policy/Regulation

Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Simon Bridges wouldn’t deport mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant if found guilty despite calling for reciprocal policy

RNZ: Man charged over National Party donations planned to go to party's candidate college

Henry Cooke (Stuff): Why climate change should be on the agenda for Jacinda Ardern's meeting with Scott Morrison

Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Politicians cross busy road to get inside view of fast-growing Richmond

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Immigration Minister orders officials to handle more decisions after Sroubek case

Aaron van Delden (RNZ): PGF funding to help Rocket Lab up the ante on launches    

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Māori patient calls on govt to lower bowel cancer screening age

Christina Persico (Stuff): Lack of maintenance sees New Plymouth wastewater plant's dryer shut down for urgent repairs

Lois Williams (Stuff): West Coast farmer's 'nightmare continues' after council rejects wetlands proposal

Dominic Harris (Stuff): Veil of secrecy over Christchurch mayor's apology to Japanese quake families

Duncan Garner (Newshub): Out of control immigration to blame for Auckland's water shortage

ODT: ORC proposing 9.1% rates rise

Emma Perry (ODT): Workers’ good deal on e-bikes

Mark Price and Abbey Palmer (ODT): Queenstown says AIAL may sue over airports

Evan Harding (Southland Times): Southland floods cause millions of dollars damage to council infrastructure

Liu Chen (RNZ): Covid-19 travel ban: Students speak out about the restrictions and finding ways around it

Amy Williams (RNZ): Foreign interference in Australia 'bound to be true for NZ as well', expert says

RNZ: 'We need a sledgehammer approach': Crash victim applauds tough approach to phones and driving

Economy/Business/Corporate/Investing

Anne Gibson (NZ Herald): Tenants' triumph: Landlord attempt to impose $400 a week rent hike for Herne Bay home fails

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): High fliers get fast-tracked residence visas

Sam Hurley (NZ Herald): Auckland Council bribery, fraud case: Ex-staffer Sundeep Rasila and businessman Sunil Chand admit charges

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): RBNZ expects to launch cyber risk consultation in March or April

Anne Gibson (NZ Herald): Metlifecare results: More sales at higher prices pushes profit up 28%

Jacob McSweeny (ODT): Forest group seeks relief for industry in trouble

Blair Jackson (Southland Times): Research: Southland farmers must speed up adaptation to climate change

NZ Herald: Stuff ventures make up for shrinking ad, circulation revenue

Brent Melville (ODT): Theory behind gaming explained

John Anthony (Stuff): Virgin Australia latest airline to announce trans-Tasman reductions as coronavirus takes toll

Overseas
Jeff Stein and Josh Dawsey (Washington Post): White House struggles to contain public alarm over coronavirus

Lunchtime Leanbacks

Qian Gang (China Media Project): What Ails The People’s Daily?

The best of the rest

Government

Politics and Policy (Beehive/Parliament)

Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Simon Bridges wouldn’t deport mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant if found guilty despite calling for reciprocal policy

NZ Herald: Jacinda Ardern's day in Suva, Fiji, with things close to her heart

Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Treasury flags cost of new user pays infrastructure financing model  

Interest: Govt eyes better protection for small businesses against late payments

Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Government proposes phasing out of high-emitting wood burners and coal burners

RNZ: Man charged over National Party donations planned to go to party's candidate college

RNZ: Economic impact of coronavirus outbreak: Govt preparing for the worst

Henry Cooke (Stuff): Why climate change should be on the agenda for Jacinda Ardern's meeting with Scott Morrison

Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Politicians cross busy road to get inside view of fast-growing Richmond

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Immigration Minister orders officials to handle more decisions after Sroubek case

Aaron van Delden (RNZ): PGF funding to help Rocket Lab up the ante on launches    

RNZ: Government considering legislation to make sure small businesses are paid on time

Jo Moir (RNZ): New Zealand to give $2m to Fiji climate change relocation fund

Maja Burry (RNZ): New fund for farmers struggling financially now running

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Māori patient calls on govt to lower bowel cancer screening age

ODT: Residents threatening to poison trees: Councillor warns

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

Christina Persico (Stuff): Lack of maintenance sees New Plymouth wastewater plant's dryer shut down for urgent repairs

Damian George (Stuff): Wellington Jewish Council withdraws request for city council to approve new definition of antisemitism

Lois Williams (Stuff): West Coast farmer's 'nightmare continues' after council rejects wetlands proposal

Dominic Harris (Stuff): Veil of secrecy over Christchurch mayor's apology to Japanese quake families

Emma Dangerfield (Stuff): Amended application made for liquor outlet in Amberley

Duncan Garner (Newshub): OPINION: Duncan Garner: Out of control immigration to blame for Auckland's water shortage

Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Politicians cross busy road to get inside view of fast-growing Richmond

Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Wellington council expands mayor's water taskforce

Charlotte Jones (RNZ): Whakatāne council cuts aquatic centre emissions, saving $35k in a year

RNZ: South Island kōkako remains elusive, despite $10k reward

RNZ: New Plymouth's wastewater treatment plant shuts down for $4m repair

RNZ: Auckland water use records broken three times in a week

RNZ: SkyCity fire: Removal of cars submerged in basement starts

Aaron van Delden (RNZ): PGF funding to help Rocket Lab up the ante on launches

RNZ: Wellington residents voice frustrations with sewerage system repairs

Al Williams: Waimate getting three more full-time ambulance staff following safety concerns

ODT: ORC proposing 9.1% rates rise

Emma Perry (ODT): Council backs STV as preference for national system

Emma Perry (ODT): Workers’ good deal on e-bikes

ODT: Residents threatening to poison trees: Councillor warns

Mark Price and Abbey Palmer (ODT): Company law cited over airport aims

Evan Harding (Southland Times): Southland floods cause millions of dollars damage to council infrastructure

Defence

Environment (MfE/DoC/PCE)

Christina Persico (Stuff): Lack of maintenance sees New Plymouth wastewater plant's dryer shut down for urgent repairs

Lois Williams (Stuff): West Coast farmer's 'nightmare continues' after council rejects wetlands proposal

Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Government proposes phasing out of high-emitting wood burners and coal burners

Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Farmer condemns koi carp release in Hauraki Plains river

Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Wellington council expands mayor's water taskforce

Charlotte Jones (RNZ): Whakatāne council cuts aquatic centre emissions, saving $35k in a year

RNZ: South Island kōkako remains elusive, despite $10k reward

RNZ: New Plymouth's wastewater treatment plant shuts down for $4m repair     

RNZ: Auckland water use records broken three times in a week

RNZ: Wellington residents voice frustrations with sewerage system repairs

Jo Moir (RNZ): New Zealand to give $2m to Fiji climate change relocation fund

Matthew Littlewood (Stuff): Rival rendering plant against Southern Proteins Ltd's Washdyke application

Emma Perry (ODT): Workers’ good deal on e-bikes

ODT: Residents threatening to poison trees: Councillor warns

Blair Jackson (Southland Times): Research: Southland farmers must speed up adaptation to climate change

Foreign Affairs (MFAT/NZTE/)

RNZ: Apple exporter poised for growth after solid earnings report

Education (Ministry/ERO/ENZ/Universities)

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Teachers hit back at proposed NCEA level 1 changes

Liu Chen (RNZ): Covid-19 travel ban: Students speak out about the restrictions and finding ways around it

Health (Ministry/DHBs)

NZ Herald: NZ sharemarket slumps again as coronavirus fears grow

Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Screening programme must be extended to Māori in their 50s - Bowel Cancer NZ

RNZ: Coronavirus: What is Covid-19 and how to protect yourself from the outbreak

Liu Chen (RNZ): Covid-19 travel ban: Students speak out about the restrictions and finding ways around it

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Māori patient calls on govt to lower bowel cancer screening age

Al Williams: Waimate getting three more full-time ambulance staff following safety concerns

Housing (HUD/Kāinga Ora)

Anne Gibson (NZ Herald): Tenants' triumph: Landlord attempt to impose $400 a week rent hike for Herne Bay home fails

Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Treasury flags cost of new user pays infrastructure financing model  

Immigration (Immigration NZ/DIA)

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): Immigration Minister orders officials to handle more decisions after Sroubek case

Gill Bonnett (RNZ): High fliers get fast-tracked residence visas

Infrastructure (Infracom/DIA)

Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Treasury flags cost of new user pays infrastructure financing model  

Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Wellington council expands mayor's water taskforce

Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Transmission Gully completion deadline now 1 November

Mark Price and Abbey Palmer (ODT): Company law cited over airport aims

Evan Harding (Southland Times): Southland floods cause millions of dollars damage to council infrastructure

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

Sam Hurley (NZ Herald): Auckland terrorism charge the second case after Christchurch mosque shootings

Sam Hurley (NZ Herald): Auckland Council bribery, fraud case: Ex-staffer Sundeep Rasila and businessman Sunil Chand admit charges

Mariné Lourens (Stuff): Man jailed after sharing image of mosque terror attack

RNZ: Victims of Ponzi scheme seek $80 million from ANZ Bank in lawsuit  

Anneke Smith (RNZ): Auckland man may face terrorism charge

RNZ: Man charged with double killing pleads not guilty to murder

Emma Perry (ODT): Dunedin police looking into social media bomb threat

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

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): RBNZ expects to launch cyber risk consultation in March or April

Business

Economy and Investing 

NZ Herald: NZ sharemarket slumps again as coronavirus fears grow

David Chaston (Interest): The stock market rout intensifies; S&P 500 down another -3.1%  

Jason Wong (Interest): The NZD gets some support  

RNZ: Economic impact of coronavirus outbreak: Govt preparing for the worst

RNZ: Victims of Ponzi scheme seek $80 million from ANZ Bank in lawsuit

Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Treasury flags cost of new user pays infrastructure financing model  

Aaron van Delden (RNZ): PGF funding to help Rocket Lab up the ante on launches

ODT: Development in Sidey St

Corporate (NZX-listed)   

Grant Bradley (NZ Herald): Air New Zealand reveals details of Economy Skynest lie flat beds

Anne Gibson (NZ Herald): Metlifecare results: More sales at higher prices pushes profit up 28%

Aimee Shaw (NZ Herald): Michael Hill first-half earnings increase with spike in e-commerce sales

NZ Herald: Meridian posts record earnings amid negotiations with Rio Tinto over Tiwai

RNZ: PGG Wrightson posts $12.8m half year profit

ODT: Air NZ to offer economy sleep pods

Industries and Sectors

Banking and Insurance

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): RBNZ expects to launch cyber risk consultation in March or April

RNZ: Victims of Ponzi scheme seek $80 million from ANZ Bank in lawsuit

Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Treasury flags cost of new user pays infrastructure financing model  

Maja Burry (RNZ): New fund for farmers struggling financially now running

Construction

ODT: Development in Sidey St

Energy

NZ Herald: Meridian posts record earnings amid negotiations with Rio Tinto over Tiwai

Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Government proposes phasing out of high-emitting wood burners and coal burners

Charlotte Jones (RNZ): Whakatāne council cuts aquatic centre emissions, saving $35k in a year

Manufacturing

RNZ: PGG Wrightson posts $12.8m half year profit

Primary Industries

Lois Williams (Stuff): West Coast farmer's 'nightmare continues' after council rejects wetlands proposal

RNZ: Apple exporter poised for growth after solid earnings report

RNZ: PGG Wrightson posts $12.8m half year profit

Gerard Hutching (Stuff): Farmer condemns koi carp release in Hauraki Plains river

Maja Burry (RNZ): New fund for farmers struggling financially now running

Jacob McSweeny (ODT): Forest group seeks relief for industry in trouble

Blair Jackson (Southland Times): Research: Southland farmers must speed up adaptation to climate change

Property

ODT: Development in Sidey St

Retailing

Aimee Shaw (NZ Herald): Michael Hill first-half earnings increase with spike in e-commerce sales

Stuff: Cafe Chat: Waitoa Social Club opens second location in central Wellington

Virginia Fallon (Stuff): Bring on the traffic lights: Cobb & Co returns to Porirua after more than two decades

Emma Dangerfield (Stuff): Amended application made for liquor outlet in Amberley

Stuff: Cafe Chat: Christchurch's Astro Lounge reopens

Tech, Media (and Telecoms)

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): RBNZ expects to launch cyber risk consultation in March or April

NZ Herald: Stuff ventures makeup for shrinking ad, circulation revenue

Amy Williams (RNZ): Foreign interference in Australia 'bound to be true for NZ as well', expert says

Emma Perry (ODT): Dunedin police looking into social media bomb threat

Brent Melville (ODT): Theory behind gaming explained

Tourism

Kate Green (Stuff): A splintering relationship becomes high art in NZ Festival opera

Emma Dangerfield (Stuff): Kaiapoi Aquasports Park makes headlines but project not off the ground yet

Transport

Grant Bradley (NZ Herald): Air New Zealand reveals details of Economy Skynest lie flat beds

Stuff: New Plymouth mountain bikers ask for safer SH3 access to bike park

John Anthony (Stuff): Virgin Australia latest airline to announce trans-Tasman reductions as coronavirus takes toll

Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Transmission Gully completion deadline now 1 November

RNZ: 'We need a sledgehammer approach': Crash victim applauds tough approach to phones and driving

Emma Perry (ODT): Workers’ good deal on e-bikes

ODT: Air NZ to offer economy sleep pods

Mark Price and Abbey Palmer (ODT): Company law cited over airport aims

Areas and Issues

Climate Change

Henry Cooke (Stuff): Why climate change should be on the agenda for Jacinda Ardern's meeting with Scott Morrison

Charlotte Jones (RNZ): Whakatāne council cuts aquatic centre emissions, saving $35k in a year

Jo Moir (RNZ): New Zealand to give $2m to Fiji climate change relocation fund

Blair Jackson (Southland Times): Research: Southland farmers must speed up adaptation to climate change

Te Ao Māori

RNZ: Crown returns Lake Ōkaro to Te Arawa

Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Māori patient calls on govt to lower bowel cancer screening age

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