NZ POLITICS DAILY: February 13th 2014

Bryce Edwards

The main issues in NZ politics today are the Dotcom saga and the supermarket allegations. [Read more below]


Today’s links


Supermarket boycott

Radio NZ: Jones going to Commission over Countdown

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Countdown faces backlash

Adam Bennett (Herald): Supermarket 'shakedown'

Peter Wilson (Newswire): Food and Grocery Council backs Jones

Brook Sabin (TV3): Countdown denies blackmail allegations

Will de Cleene (gonzo): Shane Jones and the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Sector

Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): Blacklist is just not cricket, Ralph

Newswire: Jones slams 'corrupt' Countdown

Adam Bennett (Herald): NZ suppliers 'blackmailed' by supermarket chain – MP

TVNZ: Supermarket giant accused of 'Tony Soprano' racketeering


Kim Dotcom

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Political Report: Political guests at the Dotcom mansion

Vernon Small (Stuff): Dotcom minefield has cornered a Green one

Julie Moffett (Newstalk ZB): Cunliffe says he won't be doing deals with Dotcom

Radio NZ: 'No deal' with Dotcom – Norman

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Greens no longer so clean

Pete George (Your NZ): Clare Curran, Kim Dotcom and the Internet Party

Keeping Stock: Spinning, spinning, spinning

Danyl McLauchlan (Dim-Post): War pigs

Michael Fox (Stuff): Peters' visits to Dotcom queried

Vernon Small (Stuff): Dotcom: Wildcard becomes joker

Peter Wilson (Newswire): 'Serious questions' over Dotcom mansion visits - Key

Radio NZ: Russel defends Dotcom memory lapse

Patrick Gower (TV3): Dotcom 'brain fade' spreads to Opposition

Audrey Young (Herald): Winston Peters resists excellent questions

Newstalk ZB Staff (Newstalk ZB): Dotcom reports anger Winston Peters

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): PM adds fuel to Dotcom fire

TVNZ: Key claims Greens, NZ First in secret meetings with Dotcom

Pete George (Your NZ): Russel Norman transcript with Duncan Garner

Danyl McLauchlan (Dim-Post): Labour planning dodgy electoral deal with immortal giant

Michael Cummings (Manawatu Standard): Editorial: Norman comments irresponsible

Briar Marbeck (TV3): Labour 'won't intervene' in Dotcom extradition

Isaac Davison (Herald): Key accuses Opposition of asking Dotcom's questions

Matthew Backhouse (Herald): Norman asked Dotcom to scrap political party

Michael Fox (Stuff): Peters visited Dotcom three times – Key

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Political Report: Questioning Peters is like blood from a stone

Newswire: Winston Peters dodges Dotcom in online Q&A

Rob Salmond (Polity): Kim Dotcom's 5% gambit

Pete George (Your NZ): Polity warns opposition parties – Dotcom sounds pretty icky

Pete George (Your NZ): Cunliffe on conversations with Dotcom

Pete George (Your NZ): Winston Peters – online Q&A

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Salmond on DotCom

John Armstrong (Herald): Greens blinded by Dotcom's aura

Julie Moffett (Newstalk ZB): Labour distancing itself from Dotcom

Briar Marbeck (TV3): Labour 'won't intervene' in Dotcom extradition

Matthew Backhouse (Herald): Norman asked Dotcom to scrap political party

Pete George (Your NZ): Polity warns opposition parties – Dotcom sounds pretty icky

Greg Presland (The Standard): Dotcom’s extradition and the 2014 general election

Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim-Post): Labour planning dodgy electoral deal with immortal giant


John Key, lizard person?

Dave Williams (Newswire): John Key: 'I'm not a reptile'

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): The reptilian agenda

Dave Williams (Newswire): Is John Key an alien?

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): John Key cannot prove he isn't a lizard person

Toby Manhire (Listener):Is John Key a shapeshifting reptilian alien ushering humanity towards enslavement?

Stuff: Key's staff can't disprove reptilian theory

Greg Presland (The Standard): Is John Key a shape shifting reptilian?


Cop cams

Dominion Post: Cops with cameras protects both sides

Rachel Parkin (TV3): Critics say cop body cams need strict guidelines

Newswire: Police need proper funding for body cams

Newswire: Tolley: No plans for cop body cams

Audrey Young (Herald): Cameras-on-cops idea floated by minister

No Right Turn: For cop-cams


Plain packaging

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Cigarette plain packaging closer

Brian Rudman (Herald): Message for big tobacco - it's time to butt out

TVNZ: NZ needs to 'man up' on plain packaging – Turia

Waikato Times: Tobacco fix not easy

Newswire: Public submissions open for plain packaging

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): More nonsense from Labour



Michael Fox (Suff): Five-year passports frustrating, but vital – Key

TVNZ: Call to extend life of 'expensive' NZ passports

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Passports should be for 10 years, not five



Pattrick Smellie (NBR): Calls for TPP transparency are code for destroying it, says Groser

Jane Kelsey (Daily Blog): What Obama suckered Key to agree on the golf course …

No Right Turn: Secrecy equals betrayal


Genesis float

Radio NZ: Govt says profit drop won't affect float

Simon Wong (TV3): Key still keen on Genesis float despite profit drop

James Weir (Stuff): Lights flicker for Genesis



Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Tertiary union doesn't understand the importance of marketing

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Uni changes an attempt to stop dissent – Labour

Herald: International student scheme gets $465k funding boost

Nicholas Jones (Herald): Charter school pays top dollar for teachers

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): The State Our University Councils Are In: Some Comments on Steven Joyce’s actions and Labour’s less-than-convincing response.

No Right Turn: Ticket clipping


Sallies State of the Nation

Herald: Editorial: Sallies' report offers many reasons to feel positive

Sarah Harvey and Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Sallies worried over state of the nation

TVNZ: NZ gets 'D' ranking for treatment of children

CPAG: Bold policies needed to tackle child poverty

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Salvation Army State of the Nation



Newswire: Green Party to announce energy policy

NZ Fabian Society: Geoff Bertram - Single buyer model for electricity

Lewis Holden: Power prices report



Stuff: Today in Politics: Thursday, February 13

Daily Blog: The Daily Blog Watch – 12/13 February 2014

Belinda Milnes (Stuff): Money alone won't curb ills

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Government told to keep brakes on spending

Morgan Godfery (Maui Street): Kaupapa Maori politics: a definition

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Anadarko broke safety rules, say lobbyists

Claire Robinson (Spinproffessor): Looking like a winner

Radio NZ: Council moves to pull rap group

Isaac Davison (Herald): Marine reserves south of NZ approved by MPs

Gareth Hughes (Frogblog): We can make history in 2014

Kennedy Graham (Frogblog): “People … may have been caught out…I just hope he gets his projections right in the future…” – The Groserian theory of emissions reductions

Will de Cleene (gonzo): Confidence and Paranoia

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Fisking some Green stats

Newswire: NZ pressures Nauru over judiciary influence

No Right Turn: A big change in our foreign policy

Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Public health system letting down its users

Radio NZ: Privacy a pressing issue – Shroff

Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): Outlaw prostitutes

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Dalziel on right track


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