NZ POLITICS DAILY: 22nd January 2014

Bryce Edwards

Today’s content

National Party

Herald: Editorial: Voters need to know before vote

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Winston may well be the stretch limo

Newswire: Peters rebuffs tentative advance from Key

3 News Online Staff (TV3): NZ First won't make pre-election deals

Vernon Small (Stuff): Nats 'won't rule out' talks with Peters

Barry Soper and Sam Thompson (Newstalk ZB): Winston Peters says the PM's wasting his time

Radio NZ: PM making backroom deals says Peters

TVNZ: Engineering election results an insult - Peters

Dene Mackenzie (ODT): Cabinet promotion for Woodhouse

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): From humble upbringing, a quick ascent

Adam Bennett (Herald): Key softens stance on deal with Peters

Radio NZ: National gives Maori Party the nod

Simon Wong (TV3): PM names possible partners, reshuffles Cabinet

Radio NZ: PM prepared to deal with NZ First

TVNZ: Coalition with Conservatives 'possible' says Key

Isaac Davison and Adam Bennett (Herald): Key refuses to rule out NZ First, Conservatives

Corazon Miller (Newstalk ZB): Craig's moon landing views not a sticking point – Key

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Key announces potential partners and new Ministers

Greg Presland (The Standard): National coalition with NZ First?

The Left Estate: Key’s Cabinet Reshuffle

Kieran Gainsford  (The Left Estate): The New National Class

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): National + Conservative Party + NZ First + ACT + United Future + Maori Party

The Standard: A matter of “confidence”

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The case for minority government

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Small changes for Key Ministry for election year

Tim Watkin (Pundit): Key's coalition list a sign of weakness for National, re-birth for Peters & Dunne

Pete George (Your NZ): Key and Peters

Pete George (Your NZ): Centre/right party preferences

Rob Crawford Jr (The Watercooler): Politics: National no mates?

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Partners by choice better than necessity

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Does Winston want to go home?

 

Election year

Michael Fox (Stuff): Key coy on Obama visit link to election date

Grant Shimmin (Timaru Herald): Editorial: Let's go to four years

Bob Jones (Herald): General elections just ain't what they used to be

Michele A’Court (Stuff): The Logical Conclusion Party

Muriel Newman (NZCPR): Election Year Ideas

Bayden Harris (Liberal Notes): Who turned on 'Election Year'?

 

Kim Dotcom

Adam Bennett (Herald): Key dismisses Dotcom's planned Internet Party

Pat Pilcher (Herald): The Internet Party - About time

Liam Hehir (Stuff): The genesis of a party platform

Hamish Rutherford and Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Big shifts in Key's coalition preferences

 

United Future

TVNZ: Peter Dunne looks forward to 'picking up the threads'

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Dunne returns as minister

3 News Online Staff (TV3): Dunne to return as minister

Isaac Davison (Herald): Dunne back as PM 'looks to future'

Pete George (Your NZ): Key offers United Future an opportunity

 

Labour Party

Stuff: Labour 'point scoring' over Dunedin tragedy

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Incomplete Victory: David Cunliffe’s position in Labour’s caucus looks increasingly shaky.

Rob Salmond (Polity): English agrees with Labour tax stance

David Shearer (Herald): Focus on kids' nutrition key to healthier society

 

Len Brown

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Brown sets focus on the long haul

Briar Marbeck (TV3): McCready confident in Brown prosecution

 

ACT

Dan Satherley (TV3): Key backs Boscawen for ACT leadership

Chris Trotter (Stuff): Whyte's oratory and wit a nice surprise

 

Housing

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On Housing as an Election Issue

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Housing affordability

Rob Salmond (Polity): NZ housing "severely unaffordable"

 

Inequality and Poverty

Radio NZ: Cost of living edges up

Dan Satherley (TV3): Hundreds of kids on sponsorship waiting list

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Waldegrave on living wage

John Minto (Daily Blog): The problem for the rich: how to keep your wealth without losing your head

 

Offshore gas exploration

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Dunedin has a choice

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Pro Oil and Gas Otago

Dave Cull (ODT): Opinion: Opportunity, challenge in gas exploration

 

Forestry

3 News Online Staff (TV3): Bridges non-committal on forestry review

Matthew Backhouse (Herald): Bridges will not commit to forestry review

 

Health

Dominion Post: Editorial: Investment needed for organ donations

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Difficult cases

 

Maori politics

Radio NZ: Maori leader for Forest and Bird

David Fisher (Herald): Audit inquiry clouds award nomination

 

Speakers conference

James Ihaka and Isaac Davison (Herald): Battle of the sexes at the conference of speakers

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Parliamentary speakers converge on capital

 

NZ-US relations

Isaac Davison (Herald): Key - Obama golf worth 'decade of bilaterals'

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Key, Obama talked Snowden during holiday golf

 

Other

Radio NZ: Animal group says ministry too lenient

Michael Foreman (Stuff): Demographia survey criticised

Stuff: Why New Zealand needs binding referendums

Anne Salmond (Herald): Treat rivers as taonga, not toilets

Calestous Juma (NZCPR): Learning from Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew

Richard Meadows (Stuff): Follow the money in 2014

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