The main issues in NZ politics today are the general election date being announced, Judith Collins, electricity, and money and politics.
Radio NZ: Peters deflects Key's election challenge
Stacey Kirk (Stuff): NZ flag referendum decision
Greg Presland (The Standard): Key, Peters and the early election
Rob Salmond (Polity): Why announce the election date this week?
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): The Soap Box: Countdown on to September 20
Michael Sergel (Newstalk ZB): Early election announcement could set precedent
Dominion Post: Editorial: Craig alliance sticky situation
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why the September 20th election should matter so much to progressive voters
Vernon Small (Stuff): Key's move a convenient one
Simon Wong (TV3): Key election dates
Simon Wong (TV3): Flag referendum decision expected
Peter WIlson and Sarah Robson (Newswire): Peters could be a problem, Key says
Claire Trevett (Herald): Early election avoids clashes: PM
Josie Pagani (Pundit): The left missed a chance to score today
Simon Wong (TV3): PM announces election date
The Standard: The Race is Set
Guardian: New Zealand election set for September
Tob Manhire (Listener): Labour in a muddle over election day
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): It’s 20 September
No Right Turn: We have a date
Matthew Beveridge: Rumours, opinion and speculation
Money, business, and politics
Bryce Edwards (Liberation): Using restaurant dinners and other business activity to get around donation disclosure
Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Cunliffe getting better, but still plenty to work on
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Geddis on donations
The Standard: Guest post – Who is David Cunliffe?
Bryce Edwards (Liberation): Top tweets about National’s anonymous restaurant dinner donations
Adam Bennett (Herald): Rising power prices: PM takes aim
Rob Salmond (Polity): Outside the beltway: Power prices
Stacey Kirk (Stuff): PM defends rising power prices
Newswire: Greens back Labour on power prices
David Fisher (Herald): Milk firm has hosted string of Nats
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Dispelling The Negatives: Judith Collins refuses to cry over spilt milk.
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Judith Collins: ‘Got Milk?’
Newswire: Labour wants digital bill of rights
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Labour wants to get more people on the web
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): A digital bill of rights
No Right Turn: Labour's "digital bill of rights" isn't
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Labour’s Digital Bill of Rights
Russell Brown (Hard News): The Web
Brook Sabin (TV3): Jones presses Countdown to come clean
3 News/RadioLIVE: Jones: Countdown dumping fish
Pete George (Your NZ): Statement on Politicheck
Pete George (Your NZ): Politicheck NZ – major staff appointments
Daily Blog: Politicheck loses all credibility
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Politicheck
Newswire: Key plays down nuclear differences
Newswire: Key hoping for White House invitation
Adam Bennett (Herald): 'US ties' behind Oz nuclear stance
No Right Turn: With "friends" like these...
Paul Buchanan (Kiwipolitico): Media Link: Security Concerns in the Malaysian airliner disappearance.
Greer Berry (Manawatu Standard): Student loan plan likely to miss target
Grant Guilford (Stuff): Humanities on path to identity
Radio NZ: Novopay mess needs sorting - union
Radio NZ: Call to link MP's pay to median income
Frances Cook (Newstalk ZB): MP's raises would still see them paid well
Terry Bell (Redline): The real meaning of International Women’s Day
Maire Drumm (Redline): International Women’s Day – solidarity and struggle
Mike Yardley (Stuff): Back off Brownlee and let Dalziel loose
Jane Bowron (Stuff): Time to leave Christchurch and move 'home' to capital
James Dann (Rebuilding Christchurch): Those Left Standing
Radio NZ: Maori Party challenged on centre
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Auckland sites needing a cultural assessment grow to 5,500
Liam Dann (Stuff): China's pain will be New Zealand's gain
Newswire: Workplace laws to be strengthened
Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Taken over by rules and regulations
Wilma McCorkindale (Stuff): Dunedin 5-star hotel back on course
The Ruminator: I have a dream
Rob Crawford Jr (The Watercooler): Opinion: What does the Auckland property market and Canada have in common?
Mark Hubbard (Life Behind the Iron Drape): NZ's Anti-Money Laundering & Countering Financing of Terrorism Act; Trust Law; Bounded Liberty #RedTapeNonsense
Poverty and inequality
Lindsay Mitchell (NZCPR): The politics of child poverty
Ben Clark (The Standard): Where ‘welfare reform’ ends
Phil McCabe (Stuff): Strip-mining or marine life?
Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Hughes a 'mollyhawk' – Jones
Dougal McNeil (ISO): Matt McCarten and Labour
Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): If party didn’t want her, why would electorate?
The Standard: Beltway blues: serving the public interest?
Michael Field, Siobhan Downes, and Katie Kenny (TV3): Visa-free NZ passports sought-after
David Slack (Metro): John Key: The Queen and I
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Social media tips for MPs
Brendan Manning (Herald): Dunedin man's 99-character name
Peter Aranyi (The Paepae): Snowden’s statement to European Parliament Surveillance Inquiry (Read it for yourself)
Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On Act’s problem with taking personal responsibility
Southland Times: Editorial: Two different ways to do it
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