NZ POLITICS DAILY: April 2 2014
Media and blogs
Brendan Manning (Herald): Geoff Robinson signs off Morning Report for the last time
Nelson Mail: Editorial – Gentleman radio host signs out
Dave Armstrong (Stuff): Maori Television keeps others honest
Marika Hill (Stuff): Whale Oil blogger considers himself a journalist
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog):Is Cameron Slater a Journalist or a cyber bully?
Fine Tooth Column: Stephen Colbert and the politics of Manufactured Controversy
Danyl McLauchlan (Dim-Post): Why are MSM poll stories bivariate?
Pete George (Your NZ): Polling 101 and kudos for Colmar Brunton
Russell Brown (Hard News): Poll Day 2: Queasy
Sue Kedgley (Herald): Make Radio NZ an election issue
John Drinnan (Herald): Can ratings save Lush?
Grant Smithies (Stuff): The little station that could
Colin James (ODT): Party of the future? Or a Dotcom bubble?
Chris Barton (Herald): Kim Dotcom's quest for power
Matthew Beveridge: Getting the basics right
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why the right need to destroy Kim Dotcom
Simon Smith (Stuff): Jones, Craig meet the people
Glenn Conway (Stuff): Labour's first shot backfires
John Armstrong (Herald): Labour fighting too many old battles?
Michael Field (Stuff): Clergy switch from Labour to National
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Cunliffe tries to deflect over his secret trust
Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Protest function planned for outside Young Nats' ball
Simon Wilson (Metro): The dancing prime minister
Dominion Post: Editorial: Whale ruling hopefully a sea change
Isaac Davison (Herald): Minister urges activists not to goad Japanese
Simon Wong (TV3): Caution needed on whaling decision – McCully
No Right Turn: Victory on whaling
James Ihaka (Herald): Large crowd remembers crucial battle in land wars
Alan Wood (Stuff): Dairying fuels Ngai Tahu's $1.5b drive
The Standard: Patricia Grace takes on RONS
Mike Butler (NZCPR): Submissions reveal constitution panel’s trickery
Muriel Newman (NZCPR): Constitutional Compromise
Newswire: Key set to reveal shape of the Budget
Corin Dann (TVNZ): John Key gives budget teaser
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Fiscal restraint to continue
Alanah Eriksen (Herald): NZ houses on China's top-10 list
Catherine Hutton (Radio NZ): Leaky home repairs make slow progress
Cecile Meir and Richard Meadows (Stuff): Curbs on first home may ease up a little
Jason Krupp (Stuff): Is Auckland at its tipping point?
Inequality and poverty
Newswire: Minimum wage increase 'miserly'
ODT: Nonsensical beatup
Dominion Post: Editorial: Lessons from quake response
Newswire: Civil Defence gets an upgrade
Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): Two! Two! Two bad policy ideas in One!
Peter Lyons (Herald): Education shouldn't be ideological battleground
Radio NZ: Trust denies problems at charter school
Rob Salmond (Polity): Key in self-parody about lying (mk 2)
Chris Trotter (Stuff): Protest ain't what it used to be
The Standard: The Politics of Small Green Fences
No Right Turn: Climate change: "Adaptation"
Greg Presland (The Standard): Act thinks the IPCC is scaremongering
Herald: Crime rate falls to 29-year low
Newswire: Opposition focus on darker crime stats
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Violent crime continues to fall
Radio NZ: Hint of compulsory code for supermarkets
Andrew Koubaridis (Herald): Protection budget blows out by $1.3m
Patrice Dougan and Matthew Backhouse (Herald): Bridging the gender pay gap: Pay-up time at public service
Radio NZ: Asians report most discrimination
Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Colin Craig acts against Russel Norman's comments
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Does plain packaging work?
Michael Cummings (Manawatu Standard): MPs need to front up on legal highs
Rob Salmond (Polity): "Bad Dad!"
Dylan Moran (TV3): Law Commission recommends changing suicide reporting rules
Beith Atkinson (Integrity Talking Points): New Zealand again rates well on Rule of Law index – but who cares?
Matthew Beveridge: Politics and April Fools
Matthew Beveridge: Winston Peters April Fools response