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NZ POLITICS DAILY: 6th December 2013

Today’s links

NZ political reaction to Nelson Mandela’s death

Bryce Edwards (liberation): Top NZ tweets about Nelson Mandela’s death

Radio NZ: HART founder's memories of Mandela

Newstalk ZB: Tributes flow for Nelson Mandela

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): On Nelson Mandela

Newswire: Politicians pay tribute to Mandela

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Nelson Mandela RIP

Russell Brown (Public Address): Mandela

Michael Daly and Katie Kenny (Stuff): Nelson Mandela's New Zealand legacy

Stuff: Mandela mourned by Kiwis

Andy Warren and Philip Ferguson (Redline): Nelson Mandela and the travesty of liberation

Herald: Tributes to Nelson Mandela

TVNZ: NZ remembers 'inspirational, remarkable' Mandela

Chris Hyde (Stuff): Manawatu mourns the death of Nelson Mandela

Stuff: New Zealanders mourn Mandela's death  

Emma Bailey (Stuff): Mandela cast instant spell on Timaru man

Radio NZ: PM pays tribute to 'inspirational leader'

Newswire: Mandela's marae visit unforgettable

Chris Ford: Nelson Mandela 1918-2013: The long road of struggle is over

AAP: South Africans in NZ grieve over Mandela

Bill Ralston (Listener): Mandela: a giant among us

 

Child welfare

Lachlan Forsyth (TV3): The truth about child poverty in NZ

Newswire: NZ still failing children - UN report

Simon Collins (Herald): Child welfare policies gain support

Simon Wong (TV3): Labour refloats Children's Ministry policy

Ben Heather (Stuff): Children suffering, say benefit cut critics

 

John Banks, ACT & new right wing party

Toby Manhire (Herald): Final Act - and the tea party's over

Dom Post Editorial: Sad end to Banks' career

Taranaki Daily News: Final act in twilight of irrelevant party

Frances Cook (Newstalk): Hooton not ruling out Epsom

Pete George (Your NZ): Hooton extends procrastination through summer

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Dumping ACT 'pulling a fast one'

Tova O’Brien (TV3): Philosopher contemplates ACT leadership role

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On John Banks, and blogging’s merits

Vernon Small (Stuff): Banks takes only viable option

 

Colin Craig

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Colin Craig may be playing media – Key

Katie Bradford (TVNZ): Colin Craig vows to always 'say what I'm thinking'

Newswire: Craig takes shots at media

Patrick Leyland (Progress Report): Colin and Russel crash land on planet fluoride

 

Education

Audrey Young (Herald): Charter-school trust spent Govt money on farmland, MP reveals

Michael Fox (Stuff): School to open in prefab buildings

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): Hekia Parata on the PISA report

Herald Editorial: Best teaching will require political will

Judith Nowotarski (Stuff): Opinion: Education policies caused achivement drop

 

Forestry deaths

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Forestry deaths unacceptable: MBIE

Denise Roche (Frogblog): Dying for a job

TV3: Ministry clamping down on forest danger

 

Foreign farm investment

TV3: Bill would curb foreign farm investment

Adam Bennett (Herald): Farm-buyers face new rules

 

Spying

Keith Locke (Herald): More than reassuring words needed to get to the truth on spying

David Fisher (Herald): Dotcom suspected FBI spies when he heard his voice replayed

Patrick Gower (TV3): Kiwis fighting in Syria may pose terrorism threat

Adam Bennett (Herald): 'Put up or shut up' - Jones tells Flavell

No Right Turn: More police spying

 

Oil and Gas

Patrice Dougan (Herald): Simon Bridges website hacked by anti oil drilling activists

Isaac Davison (Herald): Global oil giants unfazed by opposition

TVNZ: Oil and gas search in NZ set to expand

James Weir (Stuff): Ten new exploration permits awarded

TV3/Newswire: Government awards oil permits

 

Chorus

TV3: Chorus contract was flawed – Labour

RNZ: Chorus gets hard word from Government

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Government warned over Chorus

Corin Dann (TVNZ): Price cut would hit Chorus hard – report

Matthew Theunissen (Herald): Broadband rollout will continue – Key

TV3: Copper cuts would impact Chorus – review

Newswire: Chorus 'committed' to broadband projects

Tim Hunter (Stuff): Chorus cash needs urgent

 

Justice

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Minister rejects 'Christie's Law'

Isaac Davison (Herald): Stricter bail decisions thanks to 'Christie's Law'

TV3: Select committee recommends stronger bail rules

 

Work

Shane Cowlishaw (Stuff): Thousands lose jobs in 90-day-trial

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The 90 day trial

Jan Logie (Frogblog): The gender pay gap – an update

RNZ: Census shows mixed job picture for Maori

 

Constitutional review

Audrey Young (Herald): Support for republic weak: report

RNZ: No Treaty inclusion for any written constitution – panel

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Constitutional Recommendations

Tim Watkin (Pundit): Constitutional review - timidity means little grist for the mill

Steven Price (Media Law Journal): Constitution, reviewed

 

Other

Vernon Small (Stuff): Ratana progeny likely candidate

John Drinnan (Herald): TV viewer numbers slump

Newswire: Jury told to ignore coverage of electoral fraud case

Brian Rudman (Herald): When PPP ends up down the sewer

Maria Slade (Stuff): Navigating the new media landscape

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Did the Maori Party know Te Ururoa Flavell had ended discussions between Maori Party & MANA?

Chris Trotter (Dom Post): Village thinking shows inequities

Joss Miller (ODT): Distinct Kiwi culture steadily evolving

Wayne Hope (Daily Blog): Who owns NZ media?

Rob Salmond (Polity): National's blundering on asset sales

No Right Turn: Transparency on Cabinet conflicts of interest

Morgan Godfery (Maui Street): The Golliwog is back (and still racist)

Amanda Parkinson (Stuff): Store criticised for selling 'Gollies'

Gordon Campbell (Stuff): Mixed messages of the digital age

Michael Daly (Stuff):Gaming grants probed

Barry Soper (Newstalk): The job has aged me, admits PM

Stuff: Today in politics: Friday, December 6

Keith Rankin (Daily Blog): Inequality, Debt and Public Equity