NZ POLITICS DAILY: 17th December 2013

Today’s content
Len Brown
Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): Laughing-Stock City?
Sarah Harvey (Stuff): Len Brown apologises to councilors
Malcolm Harbrow (No Right Turn): Dirtier and dirtier
Russell Brown (Hard News): We need to talk about Len
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The costs of the Brown report
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Danyl cuts through
Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): Why Len must stay
Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Orsman back running interference for Brown
Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Len Brown from the perspective of the left
Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): Nobody is to blame
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Brown must resign
No Right Turn: Unacceptable
End of year evaluations
Tracy Watkins and Vernon Small (Stuff): The 2013 political year in review
John Armstrong (Herald): Grim Reaper piles up political scalps
Paul Casserly (Herald): A binge and whinge about 2013
Deborah Hill Cone (Herald): 16 important things I learned this year
Bernard Orsman, Jamie Morton, Isaac Davison, and Liam Dann (Herald): New Zealander of the Year: The Over-30s
Beck Eleven (Stuff): End-of-year lists abound
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Fairfax rates the front benchers
John Drinnan (Herald): Media highlights of 2013
Asset sales
Malcolm Harbrow (No Right Turn): Grossly unethical
The Standard: Muppets.
Malcolm Harbrow (No Right Turn): The referendum
Andrew Austin (Herald): Quiet goodbye amid history's moment
John Minto (Daily Blog): We did what John Key should have done
Isaac Davison (Herald): Harawira to explain South Africa trip
Pete George (Your NZ): Who does Harawira represent?
Liam Hehir (Stuff): Why Minto shouldn't have gone
Michael Fox and Michael Field (Stuff): PM slams Harawira trip
Catherine Delahunty (Frogblog): A Mandela Moment
Giovanni Tiso (Overland): Do you remember the 1981 Springbok Tour?
Helen Clark (Listener): Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013
Steven Cowan (Against the current): Pita Sharples’ amazing celebrity bus tour
The Act and Conservative parties
Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): The Blank Slate Boy
Stephen Mills (Stuff): Conservative Party prospects
Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Perhaps Craig and Key are well suited
Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Bennett unfazed by Conservatives reshuffle
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Colin Craig says
Greg Presland (The Standard): Chorus insider trading?
Labour Party
Matthew Hooton (NBR): Labour stagnates as National renews (paywalled)
Michael Sergel (Newstak ZB): Singh no longer member of Labour Party
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Will Singh keep his JP?
Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Selected on merit?
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Labour’s first selection

Resource extraction
Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): Dark Days at Anadarko
John Barnett (Herald): Let's keep more big movie IP here
Vernon Small (Stuff): Avatar's arrow has found its mark
Ben Heather (Stuff): Critical eye on Avatar deal
Peter Wilson and Elise Scott (Newswire): Govt wins praise for Avatar deal
Claire Trevett (Herald): Govt taking stake in films
David Farrar (Kiwiblog):Ryall says no to nanny state
Isaac Davison (Herald): New homes tipped to cool market
Pike River
Child poverty and inequality
Peter O’Neill (Timaru Herald): Editorial: Living wage nice, but ...
Hera Cook, Amanda D’Souza, and Richard Edwards (Dominion Post): Lack of vision in child vulnerability laws
Shane Cowlishaw (Stuff): Housing NZ's actions 'ruin man's life'
Sarah Stuart (Herald): Twelve Questions: Geoff Robinson
Fine Tooth Column: The Manny State
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Taser stats
Charles Anderson (Stuff): Festive card outrages school staff
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Dividing by race
Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Tobacco firms sidestep tax rises
Russell Brown (Public Address): We're back!
Jacinda Ardern (The Ruminator): Political Kombat The Arts
Chris Finayson (The Ruminator): Political Kombat The Arts
Jane Clifton (Listener): We’re just not that into you
Brian Easton (Listener): Shock of the new
John Armstrong (Herald):Seasonal spirit ferments in House
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Rebstock report