NZ POLITICS DAILY: October 3
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Adam Dudding (Stuff): Give me some election cash, and I'll promise to forget who you are
Jonathan Milne (Stuff): Voters must know who's secretly bankrolling mayoral candidates
Dom Post Editorial: Voters, turn dwindling turnout around
Bernard Orsman (Herald): It's raining cats and dogs in final week of Auckland mayoral race
Vernon Small (Stuff):Why so many big city Labour mayors, when National holds the country?
Emily Ford (North Shore Times): Watch: Mayoralty candidate Chloe Swarbrick talks increasing cycleways in Auckland
Tom O’Connor (Waikato Times): Personalities, not policies, too often rule in local body elections
Lloyd Burr (Newshub): Wellington mayoral candidate Jo Coughlan didn't move for fire truck – witnesses
Matthew Martin (Rotorua Daily Post): First-time and long-time voter share their views
Cherie Howie (Herald): #WillSheVote? Candidates put their best pitches forward to our lifelong non-voter, Papakura mum-of-three Hinekia Fitzgerald
Steven Cowan (Against the current): Barry Clarke edorses the corporate approved Lianne Dalziel
Nicholas McBride (Manawatu Standard): Farming versus environment; regional council candidates split
Taryn Utiger (Taranaki Daily News): New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd looks back on his three years as a 'recovering racist
Penny Bright (Spinoff): An open letter from Penny Bright to The Spinoff
Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Councillor tells candidate with cerebral palsy he would struggle due to disability
Narelle Henson (Waikato Times): A squiggle is all it takes to get wheels of democracy turning
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): WCC Candidates’ Survey – Lambton ward
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Council handed over $8 million with no independent analysis
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Anti-fluoride DHB candidates are standing up and down country, but not always revealing their stance
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Capital and Coast DHB candidates
Tim Watkin (Pundit): Hobson's Choice trumps Hobson's Pledge
Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Hobson’s Pledge: Dangerous Message, Harmless Messenger
Dom Post Editorial: Brash is wrong to claim Maori are "privileged"
Matt Rilkoff (Taranaki Daily News): Editorial: Don Brash anti-separatist movement out of touch
Gemma Coombe (Newshub): Louisa Wall: Don Brash's Māori policy 'in denial of history'
Kiri Gillespie (Bay of Plenty Times): Bay Maori label Don Brash group 'racist'
Audrey Young (Herald): Strain of intolerance beneath surface of Hobson's Pledge
Toby Morris (RNZ): Don Brash: A Tragicomedy in Five Parts
Peter Cresswell (Not PC): Hobson’s Pledge: Racism?
Dan Satherley (Newshub): National Party better than 'irrelevant bigot' Don Brash, says Grant Robertson
Laura McQuillan (Stuff): Is Don Brash's new Hobson's Pledge the support group that white people need?
Greg Presland (Standard): He isn’t a racist because his ex wife is from Singapore
Lewis Holden: Back to the 1950s we go!
Oscar Kightley (Stuff): 'Uncomfortable secrets from our past'
Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): We can't start rewriting history
Jonathan Tracy (Stuff): Massey, history, and memory: Why we honour flawed heroes
Jonathon Howe (Stuff): Massey's racist remarks understandable but not excusable
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Hobson’s Pledge, Massey racism and casual fascism – what it means to be a Kiwi
Lizzie Marvelly (Herald): We have important questions to ask
Kerre McIvor (Herald): Casual racism has many form
Colin Craig defamation trial
Chris Trotter: Colin Craig's behaviour would embarrass a spotty adolescent
Amelia Wade (Herald): Defamation: An explanation
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Live by the sword, die by the sword - Colin Craig's life lesson
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Having trounced Colin Craig in comedy-horror libel case, here’s how Jordan Williams could spend his $1.27m
Peter Aranyi (The Paepae): Jordan Williams judged to have a reputation that could be harmed
Herald: Craig's 'breathtaking' $1.3m defamation damages could set New Zealand record, says legal expert
Brooke Bath, Kelly Dennett (Stuff): Colin Craig ruled to have defamed Jordan Williams
Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Reinvesting in education at the expense of the younger generation
Herald on Sunday editorial: Law must not make teachers' task harder
Jo Moir (Stuff): Treasury issues warning over risks of online schools in NZ
Mitch McCann (Newshub): How NZ's student loan scheme measures up worldwide
Dan Satherley (Newshub): Student loan interest would 'motivate a lot of people' to vote me out – Key
Talia Shadwell (Stuff): Student loan borrowers seeking bankruptcy as millions in debts wiped due to insolvency
Nigel Latta (SST): Time to end education snobbery
Simon Collins (Herald): Students target Indian MP to fight deportation
Sri Lankan PM visit
Jacob Brown (Newshub): Sri Lanka, NZ to advance diplomatic ties
John Edens (Stuff): Prime Minister John Key and the elephant in the Sri Lankan courtroom
Evan Harding (Southland Times): Maori not accessing mainstream health services: Ngai Tahu
Gabrielle Stuart (Herald): Canterbury District Health Board's financial crisis only the beginning
Herald: Nanogirl: Smokers a dying breed
Rob Stock (Stuff): Beware 'heat not burn' tobacco devices, e-cigarette seller warns Ministry of Health
Isaac Davison (Herald): Tread carefully with GE pest control, Govt warned
Tom Fitzsimons (Stuff): National Portrait: Maggie Barry, happy hunter
Jamie Morton (Herald): The battle for our bird: 100,000 kiwi by 2030
Geoff Simmons (Morgan Foundation): Three Ways the RMA Fails to Protect the Environment
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): WWF on Kermadecs
Michael Morrah (Newshub): Opinion: The fishing fiasco - the anatomy of MPI's public relations disaster
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Blaming recreational fishing while Industry pillages
Paul Mitchell (Stuff): International Tenants Day draws attention to struggling Kiwi renters
Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Govt's pop-up solution to housing crisis
Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): House prices not such a 'great problem'
Heather du Plessis-Allan (RadioLive): Time to be able to fire judges?
Andrew Gunn (Stuff): PR in Fairyland, or the nursery rhyme learnings of Steve Tew
Martyn van Beynen (Stuff): New Zealand rugby deserves credit for standing by Filipo
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Have we finished crucifying Losi Filipo? The case for 17 year olds in Youth Court
Jared Nicoll (Stuff): Man who planned public protest against Losi Filipo's rugby contract reveals online threats
Jo Mathers (Herald): Quitting rugby and its dark underbelly
Rodney Hide (HoS): Loophole excuse for prison blunder
Andrew Geddis (Pundit): Quick - to the validating machine!
Barry Soper (Herald): Business as usual for burglars
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): What’s driving the crime rate up? Poverty and an election
Nelson Mail: Dame Patsy not one to stand on the sidelines
Malcolm Hopwood (Manawatu Standard): Doco vindicates our governor-general
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Now we have a new Governor-General can we please investigate the old one for War Crimes?
The Nation (Newshub): What next for the TPP?
Brian Easton (Pundit): Rethinking Trade Policy.
NZ at the UN
Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Former New Zealand PM Helen Clark expected to battle on for UN top job
David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Georgieva enters the race
Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Should we be worried? Exporting the new politics down under.
Shamubeel Eaqub (Stuff): The march towards insularism and isolationism
Rob Stock (Stuff): One in 10 New Zealand families fell into 'Struggle Street' since 2006
Geoff Simmons (Morgan Foundation): Geoffonomics: Whatever happened to Think Big and Rogernomics?
Jan Logie (Green): Changes at CYF bad news for Māori
Jenee Tibshreny (Interest): Gabriel Makhlouf 'relaxed' about Ministers disregarding Treasury's advice to make 'political decisions'
Rachel Clayton (Stuff): Is there a chance New Zealand's power grid could shut down?
Nicholas Jones (Herald): Former National MP Tony Ryall appointed Transpower chair
No Right Turn: More cronyism
Herald Editorial: Athletes fairly ask why funding agency's salaries dwarf their grants?
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