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NZ POLITICS DAILY: February 19th 2014

The main issues in NZ politics today are Shane Taurima and partisan media issues, Colin Craig vs Russel Norman, the supermarket industry, and the Labour and National parties. [Read more below]

Today’s links

 

Shane Taurima

John Armstrong (Herald): The difference between Taurima and Henry

John Drinnan (Herald): Taurima fiasco pushes Maori TV takeover claim

Vernon Small and Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Taurima inquiry expands

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Political Report: This time TVNZ deserves the whipping

Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Taurima showed no bias

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): TVNZ reviewing programmes for bias

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Did TVNZ review the work of Paul Henry, Tony Veitch or Mike Hosking?

Dominion Post: Editorial: The political neutrality game

TVNZ: Shane Taurima review likely to take weeks

Claire Trevett (Herald): TVNZ gave Taurima ultimatum

Radio NZ: Taurima's actions 'tarnish' Maori peers

Jacob Brown (Newstalk ZB): Banks says TVNZ should be sold

Muriel Newman (NZCPR): Election Year Tactics

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

Patrick Gower (TV3): TVNZ investigates Taurima bias, use of resources

Pete George (Your NZ): More Labour aspirants in TVNZ?

Barry Soper, Felix Marwick, Laura McQuillan, and Corazon Miller (Newstalk ZB): Government inquiry not ruled out

Claire Trevett (Herald): TVNZ admits mistake over Taurima

No Right Turn: Shane Taurima

Tim Selwyn (Tumeke): TVNZ executive mismanagement of Taurima excuse for purge

The Standard: Cameron Slater gets starring role in TVNZ drama

Bryce Edwards (Liberation): Top tweets about Shane Taurima, TVNZ and Labour

Danyl McLauchlan (Dim-Post): Gut feeling update

TVNZ: Re-hiring Taurima a 'mistake' – TVNZ CEO

TVNZ: National MPs slam former TVNZ boss

Barry Soper and Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): PM says there's no bias at TVNZ

The Standard: Cameron Slater gets starring role in TVNZ drama

 

Labour Party

Helen Harvey (Stuff): Cunliffe thinks twice on photo

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Labour hitches ride on Mayor's rail link start date

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): How Cunliffe’s Labour wins election in wake of Fairfax Poll

Pete George (Your NZ): Labour’s worst week leading to an omni-shambles?

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): A day of horrors for Labour

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Labour hitches ride on Mayor's rail link start date

 

Supermarket industry

Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): The Sixteenth Point

Felix Marwick, Laura McQuillan, and Michael Sergel (Newstalk ZB): Shane Jones says he has more in his supermarket trolley

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Countdown staff unhappy over Jones' claims

Newswire: Countdown staff feel the backlash

Adam Bennett (Herald): MP Jones goes head-to-head with Countdown owners again

Radio NZ: MP challenged on supermarket claims

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): MP's supermarket letter made public

Radio NZ: Shane Jones' shop letter released

Simon Wong (TV3): Jones' Countdown letter released

Adam Bennett (Herald): Supermarket allegations: Suppliers fearful of retaliation – Jones

Newswire: Labour: ComCom needs more power

Adam Bennett (Herald): Countdown suppliers file complaints

TVNZ: Countdown says Jones' extortion claims 'unsubstantiated'

 

Greens

NBR Staff (NBR): ACT sharpens attack on Greens' solar panel scheme

Dan Satherley (TV3): Greens' Solar Homes scheme 'future-proofing'

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The solar numbers

Rob Salmond (Polity): Greens' solar energy plan

David Kennedy (Local Bodies): Greens' Solar Sense and National's Nonsense

Steven Cowan (Against the Current): Russel Norman’s ecological denial

Holly Walker (Frogblog): Mum in the House – it’s getting easier

 

Colin Craig vs Russel Norman

TVNZ: Craig, Norman continue battle over 'gays in the closet' comments

Isaac Davison (Herald): Legal experts doubt Craig can win

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Green Party throws support behind Norman

Waikato Times: What politicians say . . .

Pete George (Your NZ): Russel Norman’ s clash of principles

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Colin Craig sets deadline for Russel Norman's apology

TVNZ: Lawyers' letters fly as Craig threatens Norman with libel suit

Pete George (Your NZ): Disagreeing with Russel Norman’s lawyer

Keeping Stock: The Green Party values

 

National Party

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Key most liked, trusted

Ben Irwin (Herald): Maurice Williamson woos crowd at Pride debate

Simon Wong (TV3): Labour: Parents need 'certainty' on parental leave

Don Franks (Redline): Political games

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): I don’t wish to nit pick, but a shape-shifting reptilian alien would deny they were a shape-shifting reptilian alien wouldn’t they?

Roger Bowden (NZCPR): Election 2014: An (out of) pocket guide to the economics

 

Inequality and poverty

Dan Satherley (TV3): Living wage: Pain outweighs gain, says EMA

Radio NZ:'Living Wage' businesses modest – EMA

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB):  Cunliffe digs at Key over mansion in poverty debate

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): A middle range existence?

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The new living wage!

Newswire: WOFs for state houses to be announced

Richard Meadows (Stuff): Playing with the income levers

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Looks count in certain jobs

Samantha Anderson (Daily Blog): The real state of our nation.

 

John Banks

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Banks file

 

Economy

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): NZ no Ireland, says English

Jane Kelsey (Stuff): Reveal the trade pact details

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Fonterra response 'won't damage NZ'

Stephen Franks: Surprise surprise on monopoly pricing

 

Kim Dotcom

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Dotcom's Internet Party plans going ahead

Jared Savage and David Fisher (Herald): Dotcom firm's debt: creditors seeing red

 

Maori politics

Stuff: Council turns to court over crisis

Panui: Māori news stories for the week ending 14 February 2014

Radio NZ: Expatriate Party seeks Maori support

 

Other

Stuff: Today in Politics: Wednesday, February 19

Newswire: NZ veterans' plight 'shameful'

Daily Blog: The Daily Blog Watch – 18/19 February 2014

Ewen McQueen (RenewNZ): Bible in Schools

Newstalk ZB Staff (Newstalk ZB): PM unsure hybrid would be suitable workplace for Minister

Colin Hogg (Herald): Note to The GC - must tribe harder

Lewis Holden: Nation building: a good flag change poll

Rob Salmond: Fizzy drinks: Tax or no tax?

Radio NZ: Brownlee says Dalziel playing politics

Radio NZ: Expat party being treated with caution

Pete George (Your NZ): On trolls and lprent

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Fewer students leaving school unqualified

Fightback: Mainstream racism and white power groups

Mark Harris (Speaker): TPP: Error Correction

Stuff: Here's looking at you, NZ

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Milk cheaper, beer price soars

Michael Cummings (Manwatu Standard): Election hinges on the fringes

Taranaki Daily News: We're not so badly off after all