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Bernard’s Pick of the links- Feb 28

Coronavirus: Finance Minister Grant Robertson - NZ in shadow of the biggest economic uncertainty in recent times; and A2 Milk result: Net profit leaps 21% on China sales.

Bernard’s Pick of the links

Government/Politics/Policy/Regulation

Derek Cheng (NZ Herald): NZ First Foundation: Horse breeders, business owners and New Zealand's richest among donors

Kirsty Johnston (NZ Herald): Rape victims still face 'brutal and humiliating' cross-examination at trial, new study reveals

Susan Edmunds, Steven Walton and Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Petrol could soon be cheaper as the Government brings in new rules for the fuel industry

Chris Marshall (Stuff): Shane Jones drops the pūtea on a Taupō Airport upgrade

Guyon Espiner and  Kate Newton  (RNZ): NZ First Foundation: Rich-listers donate $100k in a week

Yvette McCullough (RNZ): Transparency International warns need for political funding reform is urgent

Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Fears for further cost overruns on Waimea dam project, near Nelson

Laura Wiltshire (Stuff): Victoria University predicts $12 million loss from coronavirus, as Chinese students remain stuck in China

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Covid-19: Auckland university freezes staff hires due to travel ban

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Chinese education agency the latest group to oppose the govt's Covid-19 travel ban

Collette Devlin (Stuff): NZ shapes new UK visa and immigration points-based system

Economy/Business/Corporate

Investing/Anne Gibson (NZ Herald): City Rail Link: Long disruption in busy Auckland area as construction continues

Christina Persico  (Stuff): Hundreds of millions needed to bring New Plymouth's vital infrastructure up to scratch, says mayor

Jamie Gray (NZ Herald): A2 Milk result: Net profit leaps 21% on China sales

Chris Keall (NZ Herald-$$$): Rakon shares jump on takeover talk - but chairman throws cold water

RNZ: Refining NZ posts $4.2m profit for the year

RNZ: Air New Zealand's half year profit falls 33 percent

RNZ: Comvita posts $13m half year loss

RNZ: Fonterra reaffirms farmgate milk price forecast

RNZ: A2 Milk profit rises as infant formula sales increase

RNZ: Record prices lift New Zealand King Salmon net profit nearly 38pc

Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Justice system called 'fundamentally racist' - new study shows Māori more likely to go to court

The best of the rest

Government

Politics and Policy (Beehive/Parliament)

Derek Cheng (NZ Herald): NZ First Foundation: Horse breeders, business owners and New Zealand's richest among donors

Kirsty Johnston (NZ Herald): Rape victims still face 'brutal and humiliating' cross-examination at trial, new study reveals

Zane Small (Newshub): Messages of support flood in for Golriz Ghahraman - from Helen Clark to Judith Collins

Zane Small (Newshub): Search for Heather: Jacinda Ardern wants to find 'kind' Papanui woman who helped find mosque victim

Jamie Ensor (Newshub): Jacinda Ardern dons headscarf, acknowledges Fijian March 15 victims in mosque visit

NZ Herald: Local Focus: Kawerau welcomes PGF cash injection

Derek Cheng (NZ Herald): 'They were yours. And now they are part of us' - Ardern honours fallen Muslim Fijians

Jason Walls (NZ Herald): Coronavirus: Finance Minister Grant Robertson - Country is in shadow of the biggest economic uncertainty in recent times

NZ Herald: Focus Live: Finance Minister Grant Robertson outlines priorities in election year

John Anthony (Stuff): Finance minister lays out three possible coronavirus scenarios including 'worst case' pandemic

Susan Edmunds, Steven Walton and Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Petrol could soon be cheaper as the Government brings in new rules for the fuel industry

Chris Marshall (Stuff): Shane Jones drops the pūtea on a Taupō Airport upgrade

Guyon Espiner and  Kate Newton  (RNZ): NZ First Foundation: Rich-listers donate $100k in a week

Yvette McCullough (RNZ): Transparency International warns need for political funding reform is urgent

RNZ: PM Jacinda Ardern pays tribute to Fijians killed in Christchurch mosque attacks

RNZ: Green MP Golriz Ghahraman diagnosed with MS

RNZ: New bill targets wholesale reduction in fuel prices

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

Kirsty Johnston (NZ Herald): Rape victims still face 'brutal and humiliating' cross-examination at trial, new study reveals

Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Fears for further cost overruns on Waimea dam project, near Nelson

NZ Herald: Local Focus: Kawerau welcomes PGF cash injection

Chloe Ranford (RNZ): Emotions run high at Marlborough district quarry hearing

RNZ: Report paints grim picture of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Phil Pennington (RNZ): Homeowners near Wellington complain council lost their paperwork

Eleisha Foon (RNZ): Christchurch spends $1.5m to shore up former Bexley landfill site

 Eleisha Foon (RNZ): Christchurch mayor gives formal apology to families bereaved in 22 February quake

Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Fears for further cost overruns on Waimea dam project, near Nelson

Alice Geary (Timaru Herald): South Canterbury RSA to join Timaru Town and Country Club, funds to remain separate

Damian Rowe (Stuff): Second locomotive buried in river bed may be recovered

Environment (MfE/DoC/PCE)

Chloe Ranford (RNZ): Emotions run high at Marlborough district quarry hearing

RNZ: Report paints grim picture of Hauraki Gulf Marine Park

Eleisha Foon (RNZ): Christchurch spends $1.5m to shore up former Bexley landfill site

RNZ: New bill targets wholesale reduction in fuel prices

ODT: New $80,000 recycling hub opens for business in CBD

Education (Ministry/ERO/ENZ/Universities)

Laura Wiltshire (Stuff): Victoria University predicts $12 million loss from coronavirus, as Chinese students remain stuck in China

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Covid-19: Auckland university freezes staff hires due to travel ban

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Chinese education agency the latest group to oppose the govt's Covid-19 travel ban

Esther Ashby-Coventry (Timaru Herald): Timaru school closes hostel after half borders struck by illness

Samesh Mohanlall (Timaru Herald): Success of Reform of Vocational Education depends on how implementation 'plays out'

Health (Ministry/DHBs)

Laura Wiltshire (Stuff): Victoria University predicts $12 million loss from coronavirus, as Chinese students remain stuck in China

Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Fears for further cost overruns on Waimea dam project, near Nelson

John Anthony (Stuff): Finance minister lays out three possible coronavirus scenarios including 'worst case' pandemic

Lois Williams (Stuff): West Coast DHB recruitíng ‘rural generalists’ to solve doctor shortage

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Covid-19: Auckland university freezes staff hires due to travel ban

John Gerritsen (RNZ): Chinese education agency the latest group to oppose the govt's Covid-19 travel ban

Gareth Vaughan  (Interest): NZ 'in a strong position to stand up to the economic and health impacts of coronavirus'      

Immigration (Immigration NZ/DIA)

Collette Devlin (Stuff): NZ shapes new UK visa and immigration points-based system

Infrastructure (Infracom/DIA)

Anne Gibson (NZ Herald): City Rail Link: Long disruption in busy Auckland area as construction continues

John Anthony (Stuff): Finance minister lays out three possible coronavirus scenarios including 'worst case' pandemic

Chris Marshall (Stuff): Shane Jones drops the pūtea on a Taupō Airport upgrade

Eleisha Foon (RNZ): Christchurch spends $1.5m to shore up former Bexley landfill site

Christina Persico  (Stuff): Hundreds of millions needed to bring New Plymouth's vital infrastructure up to scratch, says mayor

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

Kirsty Johnston (NZ Herald): Rape victims still face 'brutal and humiliating' cross-examination at trial, new study reveals

RNZ: Man jailed for possession, distribution of child sexual abuse images

Hamish Cardwell (RNZ): Arrests in Miramar, Seatoun should quell rising burglaries - Police

Business

Economy and Investing 

John Anthony (Stuff): Finance minister lays out three possible coronavirus scenarios including 'worst case' pandemic

RNZ: New bill targets wholesale reduction in fuel prices

Gareth Vaughan  (Interest): NZ 'in a strong position to stand up to the economic and health impacts of coronavirus'      

Greg Ninness (Interest): First home buyers face tough choices as market sends mixed price signals 

Corporate (NZX-listed)   

Grant Bradley (NZ Herald): Air New Zealand result: Profit slumps - coronavirus means worse to come

Jamie Gray (NZ Herald): A2 Milk result: Net profit leaps 21% on China sales

Chris Keall (NZ Herald-$$$): Rakon shares jump on takeover talk - but chairman throws cold water

RNZ: Refining NZ posts $4.2m profit for the year

RNZ: Air New Zealand's half year profit falls 33 percent

RNZ: Comvita posts $13m half year loss

RNZ: Fonterra reaffirms farmgate milk price forecast

RNZ: A2 Milk profit rises as infant formula sales increase

Industries and Sectors

Banking and Insurance

Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): ANZ Business Outlook 

RNZ: Business confidence drops amid coronavirus disruption

Energy

Susan Edmunds, Steven Walton and Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): Petrol could soon be cheaper as the Government brings in new rules for the fuel industry

RNZ: New bill targets wholesale reduction in fuel prices

Primary Industries

RNZ: Record prices lift New Zealand King Salmon net profit nearly 38pc

Property

Greg Ninness (Interest): First home buyers face tough choices as market sends mixed price signals 

Transport

Anne Gibson (NZ Herald): City Rail Link: Long disruption in busy Auckland area as construction continues

Anne Gibson (NZ Herald): City Rail Link: Long traffic disruption in busy Auckland area as city rebuilds - the areas to avoid

RNZ: New bill targets wholesale reduction in fuel prices

RNZ: Air New Zealand's half year profit falls 33 percent

Areas and Issues

Climate Change

RNZ: Record prices lift New Zealand King Salmon net profit nearly 38pc

Te Ao Māori

RNZ: Ihumātao: Pania Newton says land should be protected after heritage recognition

Meriana Johnsen (RNZ): Justice system called 'fundamentally racist' - new study shows Māori more likely to go to court

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