NZ POLITICS DAILY: May 21 2014

Bryce Edwards

Today’s content

MPs and Twitter

Claire Trevett (Herald): MP sticks to his guns on Mafia remark

Claire Trevett (Herald): MPs' Twitter use under the spotlight

Katie Bradford (TVNZ): Tweeting habits of MPs to come under scrutiny

Simon Wong (TV3): Green MP's tweet shows 'nasty side' - English

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): MPs' tweeting habits to be examined by Privileges Committee

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Green MP 'mortified' over 'nasty' tweet

Radio NZ: Green MP apologises for tweet

Matthew Beveridge: The Speaker, The House, and Twitter

Parliament Today: Privileges Committee To Look At Implications of Social Media

The Standard: “Twitter sent to the Privileges Committee”

 

GCSB and drones

Andrea Vance (Stuff): NZ complicit in Afghanistan attacks’

TV3: Key's meeting with GCSB boss revealed

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Campbell Live Dotcom conspiracy episode

The Standard: Campbell Live: Fletcher, Key, Clapper et al

John Minto (Herald): GCSB holding doors open while US buddies invade our privacy

Dan Satherley (TV3): Key 'comfortable' with occasional drone mistake

Stuff: Drone strikes justified – Key

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On New Zealand’s role in the US drone programme

No Right Turn: The true purpose of US "lawful intercept" technology

No Right Turn: Our quisling Prime Minister

Third Culture Commentary: The Prime Minister and Drones

Pete George (Your NZ): Contrasting reactions to Campbell Live on GCSB

 

Housing and immigration

John Armstrong (Herald): Getting to the bottom of bottom lines

The Standard: National don’t know and don’t want to know about foreign ownership of housing

Michael Fox (Stuff): Council blamed for Auckland housing delays

David Hargreaves (Interest): John Key is a commanding leader - until he starts talking about houses

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Cunliffe not keen to discuss immigration on his watch

Iain Scott (Stuff): Nation needs smart immigration, says Peters

Rob Hosking (NBR): Why the PM 'parked' RMA reform (paywalled)

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Key bites back at Labour over housing

Radio NZ: Labour confirms cut in immigration

Richard Meadows (Stuff): Seven ways to tackle home loan hikes

The Standard: Tilting at windmills

Dominion Post: Editorial: Housing problems no easy fix

Tova O’Brien (TV3): Key plays down housing crisis

Michael Fox (Stuff): Labour considers RMA support

Bernard Hickey (Interest): Key says doesn't accept affordability harder for first home buyers now than when he bought; says plenty of affordable homes in Auckland on Trade Me

Simon Wong (TV3): Labour offers support on RMA changes

Adam Bennett (Herald): Labour would support home affordabilty RMA changes

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Cunliffe not keen to discuss immigration on his watch

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): RMA overhaul dropped

Rob Salmond (Polity): The young ones

Metiria Turei (Frogblog): A house with no land to put it on is not an affordable first home

No Right Turn: Good riddance to RMA "reform"

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Govt doesn’t have the numbers for RMA reform

 

NZ First 

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Nasty exchange in Parliament between Horan, Peters

Adam Bennett (Herald): Bad blood between Peters and Horan reaches new low

Newswire: Peters apologises for Jimmy Savile quip

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): 'Disgusting comments' in Parliament

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Peters smears Horan

Pete George (Your NZ): Wrong dishonourable Winston Peters

Pete George (Your NZ): Winston Peters Q & A

Pete George (Your NZ): Peters selective facing questions

 

John Banks

Stuff: Mona Dotcom to take stand in Banks trial

Stuff: Bodyguard backs Dotcom's account

Amanda Gillies (TV3): Banks' defence attacks Dotcom's credibility

Jimmy Elligham (Herald): Banks trial: Accusations fly over split donation

Ian Steward (Stuff): Dotcom aide backs mogul's story

TVNZ: Kim Dotcom 'irritated' over donation split

Victoria Young (NBR): Dotcom called a liar at John Banks trial

Robert Kidd (Stuff): Man charged in attack on John Banks

 

Labour Party

TVNZ: High interest anticipated for Labour electorate nomination

RadioLIVE: Labour dumps Treasury secondment

Vernon Small (Stuff): Tamaki Makaurau nominations this week?

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Covert’s the problem not overt

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Dyson goes electorate only

Pete George (Your NZ): Davidson not contesting Tāmaki Makaurau

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Will Flavell confident he'll get Tamaki-Makaurau nod

Matthew Beveridge: @Maramadavidson, Twitter, and the media

Radio NZ: Flavell judges Maori Party 'old'

 

National Party

Isaac Davison (Herald): John Key declares ownership of a racehorse

Brook Sabin (TV3): Peters on attack over Key's nag

Radio NZ: Collins back to work

Vernon Small (Stuff): Minister apologises for Gallipoli relative gaffe

Claire Trevett (Herald): Judith Collins returns to Parliament after leave

 

NZ-US relations

Claire Trevett (Herald): Key confirms new White House visit

Patrick Gower (TV3): Key won't discuss drones with Obama

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): The Soap Box: Golfing buddies to reunite once again

 

ACC

Adam Bennett (Herald): ACC plan means safer car owners could save $163 a year

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Big drop in petrol prices in ACC plan

 

Economy and inequality

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Beware the spirit level

Niko Kloeten (Stuff): Workers want more help to keep healthy

Muriel Newman (NZCPR): Budget 2014

Michael Daly (Stuff): No takers for South Island timber assets

Denise Roche (Frogblog): Youth Homelessness in Auckland

Peter Cresswell (Not PC): “The lottery of birth”

Mike Smith (The Standard): Briefing Papers

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): 2014 NZ Council Financial Sustainability League Table

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): A second cable getting closer

Rob Salmond (Polity): English on 2010 tax switch

Matt Nolan (TVHE): ‘Communist’ isn’t the cat call it used to be

Frank Macskasy (Daily Blog): A fair go in New Zealand? The truth about inequality in the land of the wrong uptight crowd

 

Education and Novopay

Newswire: Novopay problems appear to be sorted

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Tertiary course cuts justified

 

Gambling

Katie Bradford (TVNZ): Funding relief for Problem Gambling Foundation

Newswire: More gambling profits to be given to community

 

Other

Stephen Mills (Stuff): A tale of two strategies

Chris Trotter (Stuff): Using green capitalism to save the planet

Ross Patterson (Stuff): Where greenies meet economists

Rob Salmond (Polity): Turnout: I have a deal for Bryce Edwards

Diane White (Public Address): Let's talk about class

Jane Clifton (Listener): Maverick misses the mark (paywalled)

Listener: Editorial: Let well alone (paywalled)

Brian Easton (Listener): Spent forces (paywalled)

Pattrick Smellie (Listener): The book that hit like a bomb (paywalled)

Scott Hamilton (Reading the maps): David Farrar discovers communism

Andrew Geddis (Pundit): Something To Dü

Stuff: Today in politics: Wednesday, May 21

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Diplomats hosted as NZ pursues UN seat

Fundamentally Useless: New Study Reveals Terrifying Truth of Student Politics

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Canon Media Award winning hate speech merchant decides to have a go at the Muslims

Newswire: Spot-fixing allegations 'extremely serious' – Key

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Snowdon costs

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Radio NZ well off compared to the ABC

Tim Selwyn (Tumeke): RNZ: Clinging colonials

Stuff: Faces of Auckland: Refugee a 'gift' to MP

Nikki Preston (Herald): The youth who are making a difference

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