NZ POLITICS DAILY: February 5th 2014
The main issues in NZ politics today are Waitangi Day and Maori politics, the National Party, Labour Party, Kim Dotcom, and inequality and poverty. [Read more below]
Waitangi Day and Maori politics
Jennifer Buck (TV3): Debate continues over calls for 'New Zealand Day'
Michael Fox, Simon Day, and Keri Molloy (Stuff): Mateparae uses diplomacy skills
Kim Choe (TV3): Waitangi readies for politicians, protests
Radio NZ: Maori train sights on PM
Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Horomia's memory to be honoured
Claire Trevett (Herald): Peters urges protesters to lay off PM
Tova O’Brien (TV3): Yet another division at Waitangi
Adam Bennett (Herald): PM narrowly avoids cold shoulder at Waitangi
Pete George (Your NZ): Peters on Waitangi: “crapping on their heritage”
Greg Presland (The Standard): Key tells untruth about Waitangi – TV3 “dishonest” story coming up?
Matthew Theunissen and James Ihaka (Herald): Waitangi celebrations start with scuffle
Kim Choe (TV3): Anti-oil drilling hikoi nears Waitangi
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Political Report: The commiseration of our national day
Muriel Newman (NZCPR): Waitangi Day Reflections
Morgan Godfery (Maui Street): Myths of nationhood: why I'm not "celebrating" Waitangi Day
Sophie Lowery (TV3): Labour on the attack in Te Tai Tokerau
Patrick Gower (TV3): Key to push ahead with election deals
Dominion Post: Editorial: Election dancers miss beat
Peter O’Neill (Timaru Herald): Editorial: The lottery of politics
Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Pushed will have nothing to lose
Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Key keen on full third term as PM
Claire Trevett (Herald): Key would be 'committed' to whole of third term
Briar Marbeck (TV3): Key on Winston: 'Who knows?'
Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Key won't rule out lifeline for ACT and United Future
Radio NZ: Key weighs price of support
Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): National should deliberately lose the 2014 election
Southland Times: Editorial: Candidate camera
Vernon Small (Stuff): Labour won't fight Greens, says Cunliffe
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Cunliffe’s Best Start vs Key’s race baiting lies – a fail of two ditties
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Still making conventions up
Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Russell Brown on Labour’s propensity to aim for their feet
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Has Labour lost the plot? No!
Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Internet Party votes forecast
Chris Barton (Herald): Get back to your roots Kim Dotcom
3 News Online Staff (TV3): GCSB deleted evidence – Dotcom
Andrea Vance (Stuff): Key claims Dotcom files had to be deleted
David Fisher (Herald): GCSB deleted key evidence – Dotcom
Pete George (Your NZ): Key question for GCSB
Danyl McLauchlan (Dim-Post): Aged off?
Andrea Vance (Stuff): Dotcom files 'aged off'
Radio NZ: PM denies GCSB files deleted
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): How likely is it that the GCSB deleted evidence?
Inequality and poverty
Briar Marbeck (TV3): Minimum wage debate: $14 an hour 'not fair'
Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): Minimum Wages
Pete George (Your NZ): National “deliberately keep them” poor
Frank Macskasy (Daily Blog): Roy Morgan Poll: Unemployment and Under-employment up in New Zealand!
Lois Cairns (Stuff): Council considers Living Wage
Mike Smith (The Standard): National’s policy working – under-employment at record high
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Equal Pay Act Appeal
Josh Martin (Stuff): Public sector dragging productivity chain – report
Olivia Wannan (Stuff): More people keep working after 'retirement' age
Vernon Small (Stuff): Doubts over TPP deal
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Supermarket stoush sours CER
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The flip side of protectionism
Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Key confirms early Genesis float
Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Asset sales a success – Key
Radio NZ: Genesis sale process flawed - Labour
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Tamihere sues for $620,000
Tim Selwyn (Tumeke): Short man, tall ask
Steve Deane (Herald): Roast Busters 'Amy' interview ruled acceptable
Mike Housing (Newstalk ZB): Mike's Editorial: School fees actually a bargain
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): An iPad for every student
Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Schools have choices
Nicholas Jones (Herald): Charter school requests state aid
Rachel Parkin (TV3): Parents wary to embrace iPads in school
Newswire: Labour warns of segregation in Chch
Simon Collins (Herald): State housing shake-up: Lease up on idea of 'house for life'
Callum Davies (Stuff): NZ flag debate a distraction
Derek Burrows (Stuff): Let's be the first - have a sponsored flag
Kyle Lockwood (Stuff): Silver fern flag needs colours
Radio NZ: Brown accused of money laundering
Simon Wilson (Metro): A quarter-million dollar scandal
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Brown inquiry cost ratepayers $250,000
Newswire: Water management plan 'misses the mark'
No Right Turn: National fails to protect our rivers
Offshore oil and gas
Radio NZ: Drilling risk still there – Greens
No Right Turn: National's gamble fails