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NZ POLITICS DAILY: March 27 2014

The main issues in NZ politics today are Kim Dotcom and the Internet Party, John Key in Europe, Cyber-bullying law, the Genesis sale, fiscal policy, Kohanga Reo Trust, and the Press Council. 

Today’s links


Mana and the Internet Party

Pam Corkery (Herald): Mogul may help us get real NZ back

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): The Soap Box: Dotcom gets into politics

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Dotcom's Internet Party launches today

Vernon Small (Stuff): Dotcom party lacks vital guest

Peter Wilson (Newswire): Internet Party to launch without Dotcom

Radio NZ: Mana, Internet parties hit road block

Pete George (Your NZ): The Internet Party’s biggest challenge

Adam Bennett (Herald):Internet Party to respond to Mana demand

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Harawira rules out working with Internet Party

Laura McQuillan and Newstalk ZB Staff (Newstalk ZB): Internet Party sign-ups to cost less than $2

Ellipsister: Is the Damage Done?

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Herald on Mana Dotcom plans

Keeping Stock: Harawira's back-flip

Laura Walters (Stuff): Launch day for Kim Dotcom's Internet Party

Rob Salmond (Polity): The Internet Party is born... temporarily

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Dotcom and Mein Kampf


Kim Dotcom

Adam Bennett (Herald): Dotcom admits owning Mein Kampf

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Dotcom owns copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf

Brook Sabin (TV3): Dotcom buys Mein Kampf copy signed by Hitler

Greg Presland (The Standard): The Mein Kampf distraction

Pete George (Your NZ):Dotcom’s Mein Kampf

Brennan McDonald: Kim Dotcom


John Key in Europe

Herald: Editorial: Subtle shift in attitude of Europe more than welcome

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Key works banquet as summit closes

Andrea Vance (Stuff): NZ left off map at nuke summit

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On the EU/NZ trade deal, and Scotland’s growing rejection of independence


Kohanga reo trust

Michael Fox (Stuff): Kohanga reo trustees 'must be accountable'

Radio NZ: Morgan's role in kohanga hui eyed

Rob Salmond (Polity): The buck stops with Hekia


Cyber bullying law

Stuff: Cyber censorship feared from new laws

Peter Wilson (Newswire): Cyber bullying widespread, committee told

Radio NZ: MPs lobbied on cyber bullies

Isaac Davison (Herald): Microsoft opposes cyberbully law change

Ben Heather (Stuff): MPs warned of internet censorship risk


Genesis sale

Simon Wong (TV3): Govt to sell up to 49pct of Genesis

Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Genesis Energy pricing strong

Newswire: Wealthiest Kiwis to profit from Genesis sale - Opposition

Ewan Gebbie (Stuff): Managing our energy's the key


Fiscal policy

Adam Bennett (Herald): Treasury: State ownership shouldn't be 'default'

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Crown assets under scrutiny

Radio NZ: Crown balance sheet down $37b

Josie Pagani (Pundit): The Government's deficit is not like my credit card debt (this is not a blog about Dotcom)


Press Council

John Drinnan (Herald): Press Council embraces the bloggers

The Standard: Op Ed: Press want to control political blogs?

Pete George (Your NZ): The Bloggers Gang


Inequality and poverty

Nelson Mail: Editorial: Right call to expose Work and Income

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Bureaucratic Torture: It’s Time to Get Angry About This Government’s Welfare Policies.

Elinor Chisholm (Pundit): State tenant subsidies, stigma and spirit



Duncan Garner (RadioLIVE): Finally affordably Auckland? Or head to Palmerston North?

Rob Salmond (Polity): Good news on housing


Colin Craig

No Right Turn: Politicians and games

Ben Uffindell (The Civilian): Politicians and games



Dominion Post: Editorial: Change promises transparency

Radio NZ: Tauranga turns te reo- friendly

Matthew Beveridge: MPs on Twitter: Tau Henare

Radio NZ: Scrutiny needed on changes to top courts

Radio NZ: 30th anniversary of Trades Hall bomb

Radio NZ: Rise in calls to IRD from student debtors

Stuff: Fairfax fined for suppression breach

Radio NZ: ACT leader says he's learning fast

Stuff: Prostitutes can be sued over services

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Shorten says never again to the Greens

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Dr Jarrod Gilbert on National’s rehabilitation policies

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Maybe not

Bruce Wills (Stuff): Let's milk that Aussie mateship

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Heart surgery for Mike Moore

Andrew Geddes (Pundit): Imagine a country so blue, backwards it's adanaC

Brian Edwards (BEM): When you’re wrong, you’re wrong – I was wrong

The Ruminator: A custodial investor: Rod and me

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Lynchpin electorates 2014: Te Tai Tokerau, Epsom, Ōhariu & Waiariki

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Letting down candidates from start

Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): Ex-Fonterra exec leads China firm

Stuff: Anderton hits back at Anglicans' claims