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NZ POLITICS DAILY: 19th December 2013

Today’s content

Len Brown

Newswire: Brown faces censure and revolt

TVNZ: Calls to quit as Len Brown faces stern rebuke

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Deputy mayor Hulse refuses to speak up for boss

Pete George (Your NZ): The many problems with Brown

TVNZ: Len Brown 'will go' – commentator

NBR Staff (NBR): Mayor lacks 'honesty, integrity and credibility' - five Auckland councilors

NBR Staff (NBR): For first time, Brown does not rule out resignation

Herald: Editorial: Brown must go for the good of the Super City

Herald: Len Brown affair: Reader reaction

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Len Brown: Councillors call for no-confidence vote

Jenny Suo (TV3): Len Brown faces more pressure to quit

Newswire: Herald calls for mayor to step down

Dylan Moran (TV3): Councillors announce Len Brown no-confidence motion

Stuff: Brown faces no confidence motion

Radio NZ: Auckland mayor says he's staying put

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): We need a “Brown’s law”

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Dear NZ Herald – you are in no position to pass judgment on Len Brown’s ethics

The Standard: NZ Herald: Disgrace to democracy

No Right Turn: A responsible mayor for Auckland?

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Lame duck hunting season started today

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Herald calls on Brown to go

Tim Selwyn (Tumeke): Mayoral xmas: dead turkey or lame duck

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Is Len Brown about to resign?

Grant Duncan (Policy Matters): The Brown-Out Effect

Pete George (Your NZ): Brown still in denial

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): The numbers don’t lie, Aucklanders want Len Brown gone

 

Alcohol law reform

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Tough liquor laws panned

Peter O’Neill (Timaru Herald): Editorial: Law has teeth if needed

The Press: Editorial: Nudges toward better behavior

Taranaki Daily News: Editorial: Taranaki led the way in alcohol reform

Anna Leask and organ Tait (Herald): Drinking laws: New hope for relief from boozers

Herald: New liquor license laws come into force at midnight

 

Avatar

Dan Satherley (TV3): Avatar 'flip-flop' goes too far – Cunliffe

ODT: Race to the bottom

Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): When is a subsidy not a subsidy? When it's yours

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On the new level of film industry incentives

 

National Party

Glenn Conway (Stuff): Dumped Kaikoura MP 'furious'

Newstalk ZB Staff (Newstalk ZB): Sitting MP overthrown after challenge from local farmer

Radio NZ: National dumps sitting MP

Newswire: Colin King ousted in Kaikoura

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Knowing when to go

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Colin King rinsed last night, Stuart Smith selected for Kaikoura

Patrick Gower (TV3): Opinion: Politician of the Year - Bill English

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Garner and Gower both back Bill for poli of year

 

Fiscal policy and the economy

Vernon Small (Stuff): Cullen fund closes in on $25 billion

John Armstrong (Herald): Cutting tax tempting for National

Dan Satherley (TV3): Kiwis miss out on economic recovery - Cunliffe

Radio NZ: NZ importing more than exporting

Teuila Fuatai (Herald): Most Kiwis happy with their job – research

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): SOE performance 'mediocre' – Treasury

Radio NZ: Govt's commercial businesses disappoints

Greg Presland (The Standard): Cullen Fund earns more for New Zealand than Asset Sales

Danyl McLauchlan (Dim-Post): Chart of the day, but only if you’re already having a pretty slow day

 

Defence

David Fisher (Stuff): Defence suicide rate on the rise

Brendan Manning (Herald): Coleman denies SAS under-equipped for battle

Michael Field and Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Govt should provide soldiers with all gear – Goff

Newswire: Ministers hold defence talks in Auckland

 

Electoral law reform

Claire Trevett (Herald): Move to ban rosettes on poll day fails

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Proposals target political donations

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Rosette rule unpopular with select comittee

 

GCSB

Newswire: No comment on FBI 'brownie points' offer

David Fisher (Herald): Minister distances himself from FBI 'brownie points' case

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): GCSB won't say what they have on Snowden

 

E-government

Newswire: IRD's ancient computer blamed for hold up

Adam Bennett (Herald): Another govt IT project failure - this time at DoC

 

Asset sales

Brian Rudman (Herald): A better way to discover what the voters think

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Don’t belive everything you read in the Herald

 

Maori politics

Radio NZ: Survey suggests councils have tick-box attitude to tribes

Arielle Monk (Stuff): Maori in danger of losing te reo

 

Inequality and poverty

Dominion Post: Editorial: WCC living wage no panacea

No Right Turn: Positive side-effects from the living wage

Tali Williams (Daily Blog): “Better to starve fighting than starve working” – the taxi driver hunger strike

 

Other

TVNZ: Jedi, spaghetti faiths rejected in census

Matt Bowen and Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Getting the buzz on Grey St

David Kennedy (Local Bodies): 2013, A Green Reflection

Olivia Carville (Stuff): Ryall questioned over top board posts

Stuff: The Dominion Post to move location

Adam Bennett (Herald): Pike River must pay up, Kiwis say

Radio NZ: EPA finds 1080 use working well

Frank Macskasy (Daily Blog): Jordan Williams from Taxpayers Union caught out spinning to the public and media!

John Drinnan (Herald): New show to target Campbell

Newswire: Crackdown on high-power lasers

David Clendon (Frogblog): ‘Monitoring Places of Detention’ – a Wake-up call for NZers.

Sarah Harvey (Stuff): Staff fired in wake of investigation

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Greens say new testing not enough

Vernon Small (Stuff): The wrecking ball of change

Stuff: Key's trip attack 'just mean' – Harawira

Frank Macskasy (Daily Blog): According to David Farrar, John Key must resign!

Stuart Nash (Daily Blog): Why the provinces matter

Alan Allach (Daily Blog): Why are teachers used as targets?

Herald: Editorial: Consumers must not pay for telco woes