NZ POLITICS DAILY: February 18th 2014

Bryce Edwards

Free audio stream, including stories that are padlocked on our site. Listen on any device, anywhere. Updated twice daily. The audio stream takes several seconds to start on Android devices.

Launch Radio player

The main issues in NZ politics today are Shane Taurima, the Greens and solar energy, Colin Craig vs Russel Norman, and John Banks. [Read more below]

Today’s links

  

Shane Taurima, TVNZ, and Labour Party

Patrick Gower (TV3): TVNZ manager resigns over fundraising revelations

Rebecca Quilliam and Adam Bennett (Herald): Taurima: Meeting didn't influence editorial decisions

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Taurima was unfair to me - Bennett

TVNZ: National MPs slam former TVNZ boss

Simon Wong (TV3): National MPs: Taurima was 'biased'

Waatea News: Taurima quits TVNZ over Labour hui

Paul Henry Show (TV3): TVNZ Labour scandal: How did management not know?

Gay NZ: High-placed gay journo resigns under cloud

Steven Cowan (Against the current): Gone rogue

Shane Taurima (Herald): Shane Taurima's media statement

Dan Satherley (TV3): Shane Taurima: 'I apologise unreservedly'

Pete George (Your NZ): Katie Bradford on political affiliations

Keeping Stock: How deep does the rot go at TVNZLP?

Claire Trevett and Rebecca Quilliam (Herald): Key: Political work by TVNZ staff a 'bad look'

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Labour links at TVNZ revealed

Radio NZ: TVNZ investigating Maori and Pacific Unit

Newswire: Labour distances itself from Taurima

TVNZ: TVNZ to face further questions over Labour link

Herald: TVNZ manager resigns after Labour Party revelations

Radio NZ: TVNZ resignation over Labour link

TVNZ: TVNZ probes Labour links after Maori Pacific head quits

Keeping Stock: The TVNZLP affair

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Labour TV

Will Matthews (Left Estate): Does It Even Matter?

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): An appalling breach of neutrality at TVNZ

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): It’s only a conflict of interest at TVNZ when Labour are involved

Dylan Reeve (Also Dylan): TVNZ and Labour Activists

Morgan Godfery (Maui Street): Shane Taurima: political neophyte?

Cameron Slater (Whaeloil): Labour Party corrupts state broadcaster, Taurima resigns, Cunliffe ducks for cover

 

Greens and solar scheme

Herald: Editorial: Green power worthy but has too few incentives

ODT: Solar worth consideration

Sarah-Jane O’Connor (Stuff): Solar savings not clear cut

Colin James (ODT): Time for new thinking, says fuddy-duddy lord

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): A brief word on the Greens tilt towards the middle classes with solar scheme

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Industry questions solar economics

TVNZ: Greens' solar policy 'magic money' – Key

Larry Williams (Newstalk ZB): Larry's Memo: 17 February

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Will a $2 a week saving increase uptake by 2000%?

No Right Turn: A sensible policy

Ellipsister: #HERECOMESTHESUN: The Greens solar home project

Pete George (Your NZ): Green Solar Homes – ok but could do better

Michael Sergel (Newswire): Bid to out-green the Greens

Steven Cowan (Against the current): Russell Norman’s ecological denial

 

Colin Craig vs Russel Norman

John Armstrong (Herald): Running to mum no way to play politics

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Craig v Norman

Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Colin Craig is politically naive

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Russel Norman thumbs his nose at threat of legal action

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Political Report: Conservative Craig will need a thick skin

Greg Presland (The Standard): Russel Norman to Colin Craig – Bring it on

Pete George (Your NZ): Green double standards on personal attacks

Radio NZ: Norman stands by Craig comments

Claire Trevett (Herald): Craig calls in lawyers again

Michael Fox and Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Parker offers Norman aid

Susie Nordqvist (TV3): Greens won't back down against Craig

Matthew Beveridge: Colin Craig, Russel Norman and Social Media

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): I’m sorry, Colin. Really sorry

Will de Cleene (gonzo): Colin Craig Admits to Transvestism in Bid for East Coast Bays

Grant Duncan (Policy Matters): I Heart Colin Craig

Claire Trevett (Herald): Colin Craig sets lawyers on Green co-leader

Radio NZ: Craig threatens action against Norman

NBR Staff (NBR): Colin Craig threatens legal action against Russel Norman

TVNZ: Colin Craig threatens legal action over women, gay men comments

Andrew Geddes (Pundit): Neknominate: the Colin Craig version

Pete George (Your NZ): Norman hasn’t received Craig’s letter

Pete George (Your NZ): Colin Craig versus Russel Norman

 

Kim Dotcom

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): A case of schadenfreude

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Suspicions from Cunliffe over how Govt knew of Dotcom visits

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): More shark jumping

Rob Salmond (Polity): Rant: I am so very bored of all this

Pete George (Your NZ): Cunliffe joins Dotcom conspiracy campaign

Lynn Prentice (The Standard): National’s Herald shows its true colours

The Standard: Plausible deniability: Smoke & mirrors

Alliance: What’s Dotcom Got The Alliance Hasn’t?

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Something Similar: Political skulduggery was rife in 1975 – why not in 2014?

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Key panics and drops Slater in it – why opposition MPs would visit Dotcom

Tim Selwyn (Tumeke): Guess who's coming to dinner?

 

John Banks

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Public deserves to know more on Banks' donation details – Ombudsman

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): John Banks' police statements 'in public interest'

Matthew Backhouse (Herald): Release of Banks' statement to police ordered

Newswire: Banks' police statement to be released

Radio NZ: Police 'wrong' on Banks' statement

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Cunliffe non-committal over release of MP statements

 

Flag

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The flag debate

Grant Stevenson (Stuff): We need a flag that really represents us - and that's not black

 

Inequality and poverty

TVNZ:'Living wage' rate increases by 40c

TV3: Living wage estimate $18.80 an hour

Simon Colins (Herald): Living wage estimate rises to $18.80/hour

Simon Collins (Herald): Restaurant serves up living wage

Rino Tirikatene (Southland Times): Focusing on child poverty

Giovanni Tiso (Bat, Bean, Beam): The mathematics of welfare

 

Economy

Stuff: Why New Zealand is the new Ireland

Juliette Sivertsen (Newstalk ZB): Bill English not keen on comparison with Ireland

Khyaati Acharya (Stuff): Where did our foreign investment go?

 

Supermarket industry

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Key signals Countdown probe

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): John Key goes in to bat for Countdown

Radio NZ: Countdown meets with council

 

Christchurch Rebuild

Ashleigh Stewart (Stuff): EQC opponent fined for contempt

The Press: Editorial: No place for exploitation

Radio NZ: Blogger fined $5000 over email leak

 

Junk food tax

Rachel Parkin (TV3): Calls for legislation against unhealthy food

Radio NZ: Tax will change habits – scientist

Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): Big Food

 

Other

Tova O’Brien (TV3): Cunliffe hiding $2.5M mansion from voters – Key

Stuff: Today in politics: Tuesday, February 18

Tim Selwyn (Daily Blog): Close Up and the rise of Seven Sharp – Reprise (Brian Edwards back to the future)

Matthew Beveridge: MPs on Twitter: Asenati LoleTaylor

Dominion Post: Editorial: Discredited claim still wounds

Newswire: John Key backs the Beamers

Lincoln Tan (Herald): NZ politics odd to migrants

Radio NZ: Lawyers hope review protects rights

TVNZ: Privacy boss calls for rebuilding of faith in Govt agencies

Mike Smith (The Standard): Easy Vote or Voter Intimidation?

Paul Casserly (Herald): Willie and Ali - the odd couple

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Opposition to higher taxes broken down

Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): Uber opposition

Liam Hehir (Stuff): Issues often not public's passion

Denise Irvine (Stuff): Waitangi Day? It reminds me why it's so wonderful to live here

Dave Burgess (Stuff): Town Hall talk an 'attack on democracy'

Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Key playing a good game, and the polls show it

Radio NZ: Party wants to 'galvanise' expatriates

Caleb Morgan (Cut Your Hair): I am so sick of this obvious lie


Got a question about this story? Leave it in Comments & Questions below.

This article is tagged with the following keywords. Find out more about MyNBR Tags

NZ Market Snapshot

Forex

Sym Price Change
USD 0.6454 0.0000 0.00%
AUD 0.9021 0.0000 0.00%
EUR 0.5771 0.0000 0.00%
GBP 0.4195 0.0000 0.00%
HKD 5.0087 0.0000 0.00%
JPY 78.6100 0.0000 0.00%

Commods

Commodity Price Change Time
Gold Index 1133.3 8.740 2015-08-28T00:
Oil Brent 50.0 2.490 2015-08-28T00:
Oil Nymex 45.2 2.660 2015-08-28T00:
Silver Index 14.5 0.120 2015-08-28T00:

Indices

Symbol Open High Last %
NZX 50 5634.9 5688.3 5634.9 0.63%
NASDAQ 4792.1 4836.8 4812.7 0.32%
DAX 10335.9 10336.9 10315.6 -0.17%
DJI 16649.4 16670.0 16654.8 -0.07%
FTSE 6192.0 6247.9 6192.0 0.90%
HKSE 22424.4 22424.4 21838.5 -1.04%
NI225 18908.7 19192.8 18574.4 3.03%