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NZ POLITICS DAILY: April 10 2014

Today’s content


Royal vist and republicanism

Steve Kilgallon (Stuff): Royal protester: I'm retired

Rebecca Quilliam (Herald): Royal visit: The short and long of visits Downunder

Stuff: Royal tour sparks tourism flurry

TVNZ: Exclusive lodge confirmed as Royals' secret hideaway

TV3: Republican talk 'not appropriate' right now - Cunliffe

Nelson Mail: Editorial: A post-royal NZ brings hard calls

Julie Moffett (Newstalk ZB): Peters finds politicians royal fawning distasteful

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Royals rule… the media

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Labour keep focusing on the Royal Tour

Brian Rudman (Herald): Quick snip and we're a republic

Lee Suckling (Herald): Why the Royals are worth it

Shelley Bridgeman: The cost of the royal visit - is it worth it?

Claire Trevett (Herald): Royal visit: Politicians question timing

Carol Driver (Daily Mail): Kate and Wills effect: Flight searches to New Zealand soar 153% on DAY ONE of royal tour

Mike Yardley (Stuff): Incredible Cambridges are renewing the royal brand

Bonnie Malkin (Telegraph): Royal tour: New Zealand PM accused of exploiting visit for political gain

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Face time with the royals

Julia Hollingsworth (Newswire): Mooning activist plans royal protest

Philippa Mein-Smith (CNN): Cheering Prince George but planning to do away with the Queen?

Harry Mount (Telegraph): Why New Zealand will never be a republic


Simon Bridges

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Energy Minister offers conservation land for mining

Brook Sabin (TV3): Bridges errs in Norman comments

Newswire: Key stands by Bridges over forest park

Craig McCulloch (Radio NZ): Minister wrongly blames Greens co-leader

Radio NZ: Labour might rely on National over future mining legislation

Greg Presland (The Standard): Bridges is rattled, and confused

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Doesn’t NZs fragile environment deserve a better mate than Simon Bridges?

No Right Turn: Is the Minister of Energy a muppet?


Labour Party

Radio NZ: Labour won't campaign for Labour-Green govt

TVNZ: Labour rejects Green Party coalition offer

Audrey Young (Herald): Labour rebuffs Greens plans to get closer

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Greens spurned by Labour

Duncan Garner (RadioLIVE): Mr Cunliffe, you look stupid


Mana and the Internet Party

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Money motivating Mana talks, says Sharples

Newstalk ZB Staff (Newstalk ZB): Dotcom's Mein Kampf furore continues

Tova O’Brien (TV3): Maori Party critical of Hone-Dotcom coalition

Claire Trevett (Herald): Harawira tells Maori Party to 'butt out' of Dotcom talks

Willie Jackson (Stuff): Harawira's deal with Dotcom raises issues

Jenny Woods (Newstalk ZB): Internet Party picnic will be BYO

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Maori party slams Harawira for dealings with Dotcom

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): A Mega lawsuit



Michael Shirley (Herald): Here's why NZ broadband prices are over-inflated

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Chorus in a pile of trouble

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): High Court rules in favour of Commerce Commission



Dene MacKenzie (ODT): Labour's Parker gets opportunity to shine

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Make KiwiSaver universal: Labour

Dan Satherley (TV3): Super report backs compulsory KiwiSaver, says Cunliffe

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Compulsory or universal



TVNZ: Ministry of Education pursues Carter Holt over leaky schools

Radio NZ: PM says Phillipstown decision right

Bronwyn Hayward (Seeds): Philipstown: Not just another school closure post disaster

Peter Lyons (Herald): Teacher performance not an exact science

Herald: Controversial Christchurch school merger gets go-ahead

Sarah-Jane O’Connor and Jody O’Callaghan (Stuff): Phillipstown, Woolston schools to merge

Thomas Mead (TV3): Phillipstown families 'exhausted'



Chris Gardner (Stuff): Seabed mining threatens Maui's dolphin

Tom Chivers (Herald): How to get it wrong on climate change and weather

Newswire: Academics: Take climate change seriously

Steven Cowan (Against he Current): Chained to the machinery of destruction

Greg Presland (The Standard): National thinks the best approach to climate change is adaption


Maori politics

Newswire: Justice system 'filled with prejudice' – Flavell

John Drinnan (Herald): The future of Maori TV gets political

Laura McQUillan (Newstalk ZB): Calls for Kohanga Reo shake-up

Radio NZ: Few checks on sensitive land effects

Radio NZ: Govt scheme could favour wananga

Radio NZ: Bilingual names possible in Tauranga


Don Brash

John Armstrong (Herald): Brash: I considered ending my life

Stuff: Don Brash talks break-ups, suicide thoughts 

TV3: Don Brash reveals secrets in new book

John Armstrong (Herald): Brethren meetings - no regrets

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Don Brash bares all

John Armstrong (Herald): Scathing verdict on Key Govt's performance


Inequality and poverty

Daily Blog: GUEST BLOG: David Tank – How inequality forced me from my home

Michael Fox (Stuff): Housing NZ waiting lists swamped



Dominion Post: Editorial: We're all still employed

Waikato Times: Fiddling with the figures

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): 'Back office' public service is shrinking, maintains minister

Dave Burgess (Stuff): Local bodies consider targeted taxes

Danyl McLauchlan (Dim-Post): Furthermore . . .

Rob Salmond (Polity): Child-based tax rates?

Giovanni Tiso (Overland): Free to move, forbidden to live

Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): Control of prices major poll issue



WhaleStuff: Today in politics: Thursday, April 10

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): What will be the political response to Roast Buster rape culture this election?

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Unions launch ‘Get out the Vote’

Radio NZ: NZ's Foreign Minister in Fiji for talks

Brendan Manning (Herald): New law lets woman list two mothers

Grant Duncan (Policy Matters): Biffo in Parliament

Paul Buchanan (Kiwipolitico): Foreign Policy after the Election.

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Parliamentary parental leave playgroup

Sarah Mackenzie (Stuff): 'Don't risk dudeness' campaign causes uproar

David Killick (Stuff): Is convention centre really needed?

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Countdown should front – Labour