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NZ POLITICS DAILY: August 5 2014

Today’s content

Mana-Labour contest in Te Tai Tokerau

Claire Trevett (Herald): Right bloggers donate to Labour campaign

Tova O’Brien (TV3): Labour MP told off for anti-Internet Mana website

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Te Tai Tokerau candidates square off

Radio NZ: Internet Mana takes aim at Labour

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Kelvin Davis on Dotcom and Mana

Carrie Stoddart-Smith (Ellipsister): Te Tai Tokerau: Davis appeals to whanau, hapu and iwi

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): When will Kelvin Davis learn how to count? Why the NZ Left need to focus

Fundamentally useless: Labour, it’s time to fall in line

Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim-Post): The real problem

Matthew Beveridge: Kelvin Davis and Te Tai Tokerau

Kelvin Davis (Facebook): Statement

Phil Goff (Facebook): Internet/Mana Party

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Labour hits back at Harawira Bankrolling claims 

Pete George (Your NZ): Davis continues his Te Tai Tokerau fight

Pete George (Your NZ): Davis raises hackles over Te Tai Tokerau

 

Land sales and foreign ownership

John Armstrong (Herald): Lochinver sale tricky problem for Key

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Stevensons should be able to sell Lochinver to whoever

The Watercooler:‘My land’?... Excuse me?

TVNZ: David Cunliffe: We don't want to become tenants in our own country

Dan Satherley (TV3): Key: Parker 'proud' of selling land to foreigners

Stuff: 'Foreign sale of little benefit' - farmers

Herald: Editorial: We should welcome Chinese investment

Adam Bennett (Herald): We'd act on run of land sales: PM

Patrick Gower (TV3): Key, Peters at odds over Lochinver sale

Matt Nippert (Stuff): Pengxin: We'll be good stewards

BusinessDesk: 'Exhaustive' tender for Lochinver, says seller

Stuff: Lochinver Station sale to fund quarry operations

Nick Grant (NBR): Conservation land deal with China’s Shanghai Pengxin revealed

No Right Turn: Giving away New Zealand

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): PM touts benefits of farm sales to foreigners

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Labour rejects accusations of racism around foreign land purchases

TVNZ: Key defends sale of NZ farmland to foreign buyers

TV3: Lochinver Station sale: A vote-changer?

Dunc Wilson (RadioLive): How many farms must our nation sell, before you say enough is enough?

Rebecca Quillam (Herald): John Key happy with Pengxin Lochinver Station deal

 

Government clampdown on gangs

Jarrod Gilbert: If the Minister is correct on gangs I will eat a suitcase full of carrots

No Right Turn: Tolley lies about gangs and human rights

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Nats reveal crime crackdown measures

Josh White (Newstalk ZB): Govt's tough talk on gangs futile?

Simon Wong (TV3): Govt looks to tackle gang crime

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): How many gentle Waiheke stoners will Anne Tolley arrest? Why the new gang laws aren’t what they seem

TVNZ: Govt 'confused' over new crime fighting scheme - gang member

 

Epsom

Ali Ikram (TV3): National's Goldsmith takes Epsom's giant Jaffa poll

Dan Satherley (TV3): National, ACT 'heading in a similar direction' - Key

TV3: Christine Rankin 'passionate' about winning Epsom electorate

Rob Hosking (NBR): Rankin and the risk of a 'fed up' vote in Epsom (paywalled)

Greg Presland (The Standard): Christine Rankin is standing in Epsom

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Rankin for Epsom

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Rankin doesn't have a dog show: Key

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Hell have no fury like a scorned Colin Craig

Jackal: Rank outsider in Epsom

 

Labour

Josh Fagan (Stuff): Cunliffe takes campaign to Otara

Stuff: Labour reveals youth unemployment plans

Newswire: Government criticises Labour's boot camp plan

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): On Labour’s Youth Employment Policy

TVNZ: Labour eyes zero unemployment for under 20s

TV3: Labour's Conservation Corps in, boot camps out

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Labour wants Conservation Corps back

 

New Zealand and Gaza conflict

Radio NZ: PM rejects call to expel Israel envoy

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On how Gaza affects our UN bid

Derek Cheng (Herald): PM rejects claims Govt is too soft on Israel

John Braddock (World Socialist Website): Third week of protests in New Zealand over Gaza invasion

Brook Sabin (TV3): Greens call for Israeli ambassador to leave NZ

 

Act Party and Jamie Whyte

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Privileged Status?

Dave Armstrong (Stuff): Devoy right to cry foul on claims of Maori privilege

Peter Cresswell (Not PC): Maybe Jamie Whyte was wrong

Teuila Fuatai (Herald): Act leader caught short again

Graham Cameron (First we take Manhattan): Thanks Susan Devoy, I think you’re doing a great job

Rob Salmond (Polity): ACT - the liberators

 

Other

Nick Sceats (Stuff): Leadership and likeability

Colin James (ODT): A medium-term tax issue and a three-way coalition

David Kennedy (Local bodies): National and the Poverty Deniers

Michael Timmins (Daily Blog): National’s Election Strategy

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Citizenship roadblock for candidates

Stuff: Today in Politics: August 5

No Right Turn: Climate change: A picture of a rort

Andrew Chen (MCDPNZ): Extradition and the Internet Party: Part Two

Radio NZ: Vote generously - Salvation Army

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Dalziel's asset sales decision to be admired

Hamish Rutherford and Joelle Dally (Stuff): Health workers vote for mass strike

Matthew Backhouse (Herald): Cabinet signs off first sex offenders register

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Questions remain about Novopay deal

Chris Keall (NBR): Nigel Latta vs the Rich List

Pete George (Your NZ): Greens promoting love, practicing hate?

Stuff: Political muppetry

Eric Crampton: Whole Latta Derp

James Dann (The Standard): Message from Christchurch: Send Help Now

Chris Barton (Herald): Joining the dots in the Dotcom conspiracy

Colin Hogg (Herald): Political blood and a lot of thunder

Keith Locke (Herald): There's nothing great about Great War

Newswire: Video: Parody 'Planet Key' song takes aim at PM

Stephen Mills (UMR): The language of MMP

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Vulcan for Epsom?

Ricardo Simich and Pebbles Hooper (Herald): Most eligible politicians

Rob Salmond (Polity): Joyce vs Robertson on The Nation

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Is this really a Conservative Party advert or is it satire?

Steve Braunias (Stuff): Contemplating strange hook-ups

Lisa Knight (Stuff): Intenet Mana touts free tertiary education

Jessica McCarthy (Newstalk ZB): Twitter - the cutting edge of political communication

Rob Salmond (Polity): Company tax cut-and-slash-and-burn!

No Right Turn: United Future's list

Russell Brown (Public Address): New Mana

Liam Dann (Herald): Govt needs to change message on tribal dairy debate

Graham Cameron: This year, vote with me for a good country

Radio NZ: ACT's tax policy criticised

Matthew Beveridge: Why political social media is worthy of comment and scrutiny