NZ POLITICS DAILY: February 27th 2014

David Cunliffe (TV3)
Bryce Edwards

Today’s content



Matt McCarten

John Armstrong (Herald): McCarten - a fox in Labour's henhouse

Claire Trevett (Herald): Challenge for Cunliffe not as simple as ABC

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Cunliffe dissenters 'changed their view'

Dan Satherley (TV3): McCarten: Cunliffe's policies won me over

TVNZ: McCarten 'suprised by chemistry' with Cunliffe

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): McCarten & Cunliffe – political survivors and how they’ll use MMP to win

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Political Report: Prebble, McCarten back in the fold

Claire Trevett (Herald): Anderton snubs Labour

TV3: McCarten the Simon Cowell of NZ politics?

Vernon Small (Stuff): Anderton steps away from Labour campaign

Vernon Small (Stuff): Appointment 'a stroke of lunacy or brilliance'

Radio NZ: McCarten new Labour chief of staff

Newswire: Labour leans to left with McCarten – Key

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): David Cunliffe shores up his left-wing credentials

RadioLIVE: Cunliffe picks Matt McCarten to play for Labour

Brook Sabin (TV3): Cunliffe denies Labour veering left with McCarten

Herald: Matt McCarten confirmed as Cunliffe's chief of staff

Radio NZ: McCarten taking Labour hard left – PM

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Speculation McCarten will be Labour's new chief of staff

TVNZ: Key tips Labour to go 'careering to the left'

Simon Wong (TV3): David Cunliffe names Matt McCarten chief of staff

Pattrick Smellie (NBR): Alliance founder, Mana candidate, Matt McCarten, to be Cunliffe’s right-hand man

Pete George (Your NZ): Cunliffe “to double down on his lurch to the left”

Keeping Stock: We can't help but wonder...

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): McCarten confirmed as Cunliffe’s Chief of Staff

Greg Presland (The Standard): Labour’s new Parliamentary chief of staff …

Pete George (Your NZ): Cunliffe confirms McCarten’s appointment

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The spin that McCarten’s appointment is a ‘lurch to the left’

Pete George (Your NZ): Confusion over McCarten’s role

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): McCarten in, Anderton out

Keeping Stock: "Jim's coming home to Labour": yeah nah

Tim Selwyn (Tumeke): Labour hard

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): McCarten’s influence swings Labour Left

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Labour lurches further left with McCarten as CoS

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Lunacy or Brilliance? Cunliffe appoints Matt McCarten as his Chief-of-Staff.

Steven Cowan (Against the Current): Blowin’ Smoke

Keeping Stock: Who said this?

Pete George (Your NZ): Have Labour done a deal with Mana?


Asset sales

Herald: Editorial: Offer shows timing of Genesis sale far from ideal

Liam Dann (Herald): Genesis sale a backdown or just pragmatism?

TVNZ: Cunliffe accuses Govt of 'economic idiocy'

Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Genesis a tough sell: experts

Adam Bennett (Herald): Door open to downsized Genesis sale

Tova O’Brien (TV3): Asset sales may be on shaky ground

Simon Wong (TV3): Genesis sale 'burning taxpayer money'

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): What will we sell next?

Guardian: New Zealand plans further asset sell-off as original revenue targets fall short

Newswire/TV3: Govt's Genesis stance criticised

Dylan Moran (TV3): English confirms Genesis float

Jamie Gray (Herald): Genesis float - Govt may sell less if demand low

Hamish Rutherford and Ellen Read (Stuff): Govt changes tack on Genesis

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Genesis details

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Labour hysterically redefining privatisation


Online bullying

Nelson Mail: Editorial: New legislation can't come quickly enough

Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Online abuse

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Online abuse

Russell Brown (Hard News): Poor Choices

Peter Cresswell (Not PC): Tall Poppies, Cyber Bullies, Culture Wars & Antidotes


ACT Party

Adam Bennett (Herald): Act leader Jamie Whyte: 'Leave incest couples alone'

Julie Moffett (Newstalk ZB): Incest comment a show of political naivete

Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): Act Party opens options on Super

Adam Bennett (Herald): Act Leader Jamie Whyte stands by incest comments

Danyl MacLauchlan (Dim-Post): Speaking for the 0%

Tim Batt (The Ruminator): Mr Ryght: An interview with ACT leader: Jamie Whyte



Andrea Vance (Stuff): Spies learn sex and misinformation

Radio NZ: Revelations of NZ spying to come – analyst

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): GCSB refusing to comment on spy revelations

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): GCSB/SIS won’t tell us if they use dirty tricks or if America actually fund them


Mike Bush

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Labour give olive branch to new commissioner

Matthew Backhouse (Herald): New top cop's apology 'not personal enough'

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): A good appointment

Tim Selwyn (Tumeke): Law and order coincidence


NZ-Australia relations

Stuff: Kiwis in Oz protest

Herald: Kiwis protest against Australian immigration laws

Kathy Marks (Herald): 'Bludger myth' hurting Kiwis – Protesters



Isaac Davison (Herald): SAS interpreters win NZ reprieve

Newswire: Fast-tracking calls for Afghan interpreter


State sector

TVNZ: State Services staff channel The Office in new video

No Right Turn: An attack on freedom of information


Colin Craig

Manwatu Standard: Stirring the pot in Craig's kitchen

MTNZ: Could Colin Craig's defamation action be a cunning publicity stunt?



Stuff: Politics briefs: February 27, 2014

Stuff: TVNZ apologises over made-up abuse messages

David Kennedy (Local Bodies): Green Party Candidate For Invercargill 2nd Time

Toby Manhire (Listener): The social media lie detector

Michelle Duff (Stuff): Mass dump of Tamiflu a bitter pill to swallow

Peter O’Neill (Timaru Herald): Editorial: The risk is worth it

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Whittall 'part of Pike deal'

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Editorials on “gentlemen’s agreement”

Newswire: NZ to open consulate in Honolulu

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Alcohol arithmetic

Matthew Hooton (Metro): MMP Looney Tunes

Matthew Beveridge: The Press Gallery on Twitter

Rob Salmond (Polity): Polity: X more thoughts on poll bias

Warwick Elley (Herald): Fixing struggling schools not as simple as A,B,C

John Drinnan (Herald): TV wars - Sky won't fall in

Lynn Prentice (The Standard): Hyping doesn’t help the economy, work does

Dan Satherley (TV3): 'More important' issues than Huka Lodge - Cunliffe

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