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NZ POLITICS DAILY: May 6 2014

Today’s content

Judith Collins

Matthew Beveridge: John Key, Judith Collins and Twitter

Adam Bennett (Herald): Judith Collins to stay off Twitter: 'It's not a good space to be'

Toby Manhire (Listener): The golden age of Judith Collins on Twitter thuds to an end

John Armstrong (Herald): Pushing drama aside may be hoping for too much

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On Judith Collins’ rest and recuperation leave

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Judith Collins quits Twitter

Simon Wong (TV3): Collins regrets Oravida trip

Andrea Vance and Michael Fox (Stuff): Judith Collins 'regrets' Oravida interactions 

Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Collins' most important day

Rob Hosking (NBR): Blonde ambition: the Judith Collins show takes a break (paywalled)

Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim-Post): Persona

No Right Turn: Did they get a receipt?

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Judith should go – Key is too weak to force her

Dan Satherley (TV3): Documents back Collins' version of events - Key

Rob Salmond (Polity): A refresher

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Collins faces a Labour crushing

Greg Presland (The Standard): Crushed Collins

TVNZ: David Cunliffe: I would have sacked Judith Collins

TV3: 'It’s time to go' – has Judith Collins gone too far?

Dominion Post: Editorial: Key must weigh up Collins risk

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Time-out idea creates doubt for MP

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Staff grilled as Collins agrees to break

Adam Bennett (Herald): New claims as Collins steps back

Peter Wilson and Sarah Robson (Newswire): Peters ready to take on Collins

Radio NZ: NZ First claims papers show benefit to Oravida

Herald: Editorial: Collins needs to use yellow card to get head together

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): The Soap Box: Crusher Collins' gardening leave

Felix Marwick and Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Key doesn't think Collins' scandal will decide election

Pete George (Your NZ): Sad face of politics

Frank Macskasy (Daily Blog): The slow disintegration of a government; 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5…

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Bennett backs embattled MP

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Things that bring Governments down

3 News Online Staff (TV3): Collins' Oravida visit 'to increase profile'

Patrick Gower (TV3): Opinion: Collins' gutter politics a liability for Key

Duncan Garner (RadioLVIE): Judith Collins ‘Unhinged and out of Control’

Mathew Grocott (Manawatu Standard): Sunday scrambles ominous for Nats

TVNZ: Judith Collins has 'lost all perspective' – Robertson

Chris Keall (NBR): PM warns about 'dangerous' Twitter

TV3: Timeline: Judith Collins and Oravida

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Cunliffe slams Collins

Adam Bennett and Audrey Young (Herald): Collins told to take a break from Parliament

Chris Keall (NBR):'Struggling' Collins to take time off — PM

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Collins' Oravida grilling continues

TVNZ: Judith Collins to take time off amid Oravida storm

Lachlan Forsyth (TV3): Delving into the Judith Collins dilemma

Marilynn McLachlan (Herald): Seven things you might not know about Judith Collins

Patrick Gower (TV3): Judith Collins says apology was 'genuine'

Steve Braunias (Metro): Her Majesty 

No Right Turn: The police and political discrimination

No Right Turn: Collins: The smoking gun

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The need for discipline

Rob Slamond (Polity): Even more new, damning evidence on Collins.

Russell Brown (Hard News): The sphere of influence

Matthew Beveridge: Judith Collins, Katie Bradford and the long term effects

Third Culture Thoughts: Just wondering....

Rob Salmond (Polity): Implosion

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): The Semblance Of Rectitude: A meditation on the fate of Judith Collins.

Bryce Edwards (Liberation): Top tweets about Judith Collins

 

Maurice Williamson

John Minto (Daily Blog):A word on foreigners, xenophobia and racism

Susan Hornsby-Geluk (Stuff): Conflict-of-interest rules have crucial role

Colin James (ODT): Bye-bye Maurice. Big public service reform is under way

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Williamson's roles split amongst three

Liam Hehir (Stuff): Williamson's 'Yes Minister'

NBR Staff (NBR): PM promotes Wagner to minister as Williamson steps down; Smith gets building

Herald: Nicky Wagner picks up Williamson's portfolios

Tim Watkin (Pundit): Are we approaching a political tipping point?

Tim Watkin (Pundit): Williamson questions remain, especially for police

 

Legal highs

Vernon Small and Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Future legal highs so weak I don't see them as drugs: Key

Newswire: Legal high ban to be introduced to Parliament

Radio NZ: Legal high ban seen as distraction

Pete George (Your NZ): Drugged democracy

Tova O’Brien (TV3): Second legal high U-turn for Govt

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Key draws line over testing highs on animals

TVNZ: Legal highs to be outlawed in days

Rebecca Quilliam (Herald): Key rules out animal testing on legal highs

 

Labour’s monetary policy

Dan Satherley (Tv3): Brash slams compulsory KiwiSaver plan as 'nuts'

Susan Guthrie and Gareth Morgan (Stuff): Nice try, but compulsory savings won't cure our ills

Rob Salmond (Polity): Why Joyce is full of it on monetary policy

 

Christchurch rebuild

Radio NZ: Red zone status to go to Supreme Court

Blair Ensor (Stuff): Henderson seeks government 'clean-out'

Radio NZ: National rebuild show costs defended

Peter Cresswell (Not PC): 18+1 Questions for Mayors and Minister’s Blocking Christchurch’s Redevelopment

James Dann (Rebuilding Christchurch): Beginning, middle and end: the sad saga of EPIC

 

Education

TVNZ: Govt's plans for schools fall flat in poll

Nicholas Jones (Herald): Teachers' bias against Maori pupils revealed in study

Radio NZ: Racist views shock Maori researcher

Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): Academic discrimination audits

 

National Party

Lucy Towend (Stuff): National party candidates nominations close

Michael Sergel (Newstalk ZB): Warnings National shouldn't be complacent

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): English says Labour can win

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): It seems it was more National voters who stayed home in 2011

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): National reaffirms pro-immigration stance

 

Labour Party

Herald: Reshuffle will fill departing Jones' portfolios

Claire Trevett (Herald): Taurima's future with Labour riding on TVNZ findings

Patttrick Smellie (Newswire): Labour plans stronger oil spill response

Stuff: Labour aims for clean rivers, more jobs

Vernon Small (Stuff): Taurima lines up for Tamaki Makaurau

Radio NZ: Flavell, Taurima for Auckland Labour

Adam Bennett (Herald): Delays continue in selecting Tamaki Makaurau seat

Rob Salmond (Polity): A me-centric theory of the Labour party

 

Internet Party

Radio NZ: Internet Party wants Govt to apologise

Laura Walters (Stuff): Crown tries to block Dotcom ruling

 

Economy

Michael Foreman (Stuff): Auckland housing market cools

Alan Wood (Stuff): Economists tip more in work

Deborah Russell (Speaker): Why we can’t just fix secondary tax

 

Superannuation

Jane Bowron (Stuff): Grab the Zimmer frame, we're off to work

Newswire: Aussies won't come to NZ for pension - Key

 

Other

Stuff: Today in politics: Tuesday, May 6

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Screws on betting tightened

Peter O’Neill (Timaru Herald): Editorial: Partnership is the key

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Brown probe uncovers mystery phone calls

Tessa Johnstone (Stuff): Same-sex marriages boosting tourism

Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): Harmful registries

Herald: Roast Busters information to undergo legal review – police

TV3: At Home with the Leaders: Russel Norman and his wife Katya

Stuff: Help sought for war on weeds

TVNZ: Community budgeting services to receive $22m boost

No Right Turn: Secret refugees

Michael Daly (Stuff): Fewer people tying the knot

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Williams on alcohol courts

Ron Smith (Breaking Views): 'Don't bother me, I've got an election to win'

Caleb Morgan (Cut Your Hair): Hone and Johnny

Newswire: Govt won't ban smoking in cars - Turia

Mark Hubbard (Life behind the Iron Drape): Shining the Light of Individualism into the Dark Prison of Identity Politics … At Harvard, No Less, Via Umair Haque, and at Home. [+ Jeremy Clarkson & 'n' Word.]

Ian Steward (Stuff): Call to regulate TV to stop kids getting fat

Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Head scratcher from local council

Pantograph Punch: Internet Histories: 5 May

Beith Atkinson (Integrity Talking Points): New Zealand press among the most free – with periodic blunders

Lyn Humphreys (Stuff): Drug treatment working: Corrections

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Criticism of IRD's shortlist