NZ POLITICS DAILY: March 18th 2014

Hekia Parata
Bryce Edwards

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Today’s content

Education

Peter Lyons (Herald): Technology must earn its place in schools

Newstalk ZB: NZ First demands education policy transparency

Greg Presland (The Standard): Hekia Parata wants to punish poor schools

Ellipsister: Performance funding is a terrible and harmful idea

David Kennedy (Local Bodies): The Destruction of New Zealand's Public Education System

Jolisa Gracewood (Busytown): School bully

Bryan Bruce (Daily Blog): Performance pay for MPs – not teachers

 

Greens

Newstalk ZB: Party list a very democratic one, say Greens

Radio NZ: Green MP plummets down list

Metiria Turei (Frogblog): Green Party initial list released

Will Matthews (Left Estate): Coalition Partner in Waiting?

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Greens make over party list

Isaac Davison (Herald): Green's draft list favours youth, and poll shows more will win seats

Pete George (Your NZ): Who would Greens want as deputy PM?

 

Latest polls

John Armstrong (Herald): Labour’s best hope for Key to hit political banana skin pre-election

NBR Staff (NBR): Labour crashes in latest poll

Audrey Young (Herald): National, Greens up, Labour at new low

Pete George (Your NZ): Herald Digipoll – National up, Labour crash

Pete George (Your NZ): Cunliffe preferred less in Auckland and by women

 

Family commissioner

Newswire: Calls for Families Commissioner to resign over political aspirations

Ben Heather (Stuff): Families commissioner seeks National candidacy

Isaac Davison (Herald): Families Commissioner with political links should resign - Labour

 

Crimea

Stuff: Key blasts Crimea referendum

Josie Pagani (Pundit): Why the Crimean border matters to New Zealand

 

Economy

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): World watching plan to tax digital imports

Chris Eichbaum (Pundit): The Reserve Bank Act - time for a review

Lewis Holden: Economic development: making better use of our online tools

Duncan Garner (RadioLIVE): Sold! A box. For how much?

 

Labour Party

Matthew Beveridge: Consistency in branding

Steven Cowan (Against the Current): Blaming Trevor Mallard

Ele Ludemann (Hompaddock):Is Labour breaking the rules again?

Matthew Beveridge: A breach of Parliamentary Service Guidelines?

 

National Party

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Dinner bill under wraps

Susan Strongman (Stuff): Columnist stands by Amy Adams claims

Fundamentally Useless: National benefit from standing for nothing

Colin James (ODT): Gerry Brownlee in a kaftan! Can this be for real?

Porcupine Farm: The Hills Are Alive (And It Ain't Gaia)

The Standard: Out of the Loop

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Doocey for Waimakariri

Peter Cresswell (Not PC): On the Education of a PM as a Crony [updated]

Will Matthews (Left Estate): Oravida donates to National??

No Right Turn: "Amazing achievements"

 

Fonterra and China

Liam Dann (Herald): Why I'm forgiving Fonterra

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Chinese market needs careful handling

Claire Trevett (Herald): Fonterra accepts liability

Demelza Leslie (Radio NZ): Key in China to discuss botulism scare

Claire Trevett (Herald): Fonterra boss hopes Oravida won't overshadow PM's China trip

 

Flag

Narelle Henson (Stuff): Unnecessary flag change referendum just a political distraction

Dougal McNeill (ISO): Under Which Flag?

 

Christchurch rebuild

James Dann (Rebuilding Christchurch): Those Left Standing: Government Life / Convention Centre

Tim Grafton (Stuff): Recovery not just an 'insurance issue'

 

Media

David Robie (PMC): Lies, media integrity and the new digital environment

Charlie Brooker (The Guardian): In five years' time, all news articles will be a single coloured icon that fires out info-nuggets

 

Other

Stuff: Today in politics: Tuesday, March 18

TVNZ: KiwiRail train clearance 'premature' - RMTU

Mike Yardley (Stuff): Time to shop around for the sharpest power deal

3 News Online Staff (TV3): Anti-monorail group to present petition

Michelle Duff (Stuff): No room on surgery wait list

Sarah Stuart (Herald): Twelve Questions: Sir Bob Harvey

David Round (NZCPR): Review of Treaty of Waitangi Settlements, edd. Nicola R. Wheen et al

Mathew Grocott (Manawatu Standard): Editorial: Customer deserves right to choose

Nike Fone (Ruminator): Watch your f*cking language

Fightback: March issue of Fightback now online

James Ihaka (Herald): Closing the gaps: Longer life expectancy

3 News Online Staff (TV3): Labour: Loan shark report a 'squandered opportunity'

Danyl McLauchlan (Dim-Post): New Zealand First and the Greens

Radio NZ: Greens attack AgResearch GE spend

The Standard: Closing the Gaps – Education & work

Rob Tipa (Stuff): Do it yourself, Nathan Guy tells farmers


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