NZ POLITICS DAILY: April 16 2014

Today’s content


National and Oravida

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Judith Collins dubbed 'minister of corruption'

Duncan Garner (RadioLive): How much longer can Collins be a minister?

John Armstrong (Herald): Crusher bares fangs as Peters fires barbs

Matthew Beveridge: Judith Collins, hide and seek, the media and social media

Michael Fox and Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Peters stirs pot over Collins' dinner date

Martyn Bradbury (Daily blog): National drowning in an ocean of poisoned milk

Greg Presland (The Standard): Collins under fire

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): John Key OK with photo on Oravida ad

No Right Turn: Touting for the donors

Radio NZ: PM's photo in Oravida advert

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Why won’t Judith Collins identify who the Chinese ‘bureaucrat’ is?

Juliette Sivertsen (Newstalk ZB): Collins' Oravida agenda questioned

Michael Fox and Tracy Watkins (Stuff): More trouble for Judith Collins over Oravida

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Collins goes on the attack

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Opposition turns up heat on Judith Collins

Peter Wilson (Newswire): Peters promises more evidence in Oravida scandal

Adam Bennett (Herald): Collins' date followed firm's plea for help

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Cunliffe concerned at Key's Oravida relationship

Patrick Gower (TV3): Oravida requested NZ Govt work on Chinese border control

3 News Online Staff (TV3): PM's picture appears in Oravida ad

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): PM believes Oravida fine using his image in ad

Michael Fox (Stuff): Gloves come off in Parliament

TVNZ: MPs level accusations of corruption in Parliament

Rob Salmond (Polity): Collins: The charade is getting silly


John Key’s fundraising

Maiki Sherman (Maori TV): John Key the star attraction at Māori Party fundraiser

John Armstrong (Herald): Is the Maori Party now in debt to National?

Claire Trevett (Herald): PM: No strings attached to Maori Party dinner

Morgan Godfery (Maui St): Our double reality: on being Maori and being political

Waatea News: Key fundraiser unjustifiable

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): PM says dinner isn't a guarantee

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Comparing Maori Party $5000 per ticket John Key Fundraiser at sexist Northern Club to MANA’s Internet Party alliance

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Maori Party's John Key fundraiser 'worse than cup of tea'

Dan Satherley (TV3): Key defends Maori Party fundraiser

Simon Wong (TV3): PM: ACT fundraising appearance not a cup of tea

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Parties defend Key's support

Greg Presland (The Standard): Kia kaha Native Affairs



Corin Dann (TVNZ): PM won't debate Cunliffe over housing

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Key challenges Cunliffe to housing debate

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): David vs Goliath – Key chickens out!

Vernon Small (Stuff): No debates until campaign starts: Key

Duncan Garner (RadioLVIE): Too many immigrants, not enough houses

Rob Salmond (Polity): Wimp.

TVNZ: Peters challenges PM to foreign ownership debate

Greg Presland (The Standard): Chicken

Audrey Young (Herald): Budget may ease size regulations for home builders

Simon Collins (Herald): 'Cave' people first in for govt housing

Claire Trevett (Herald): David Cunliffe denies claims he is 'running scared'


Labour’s trucking policy

Michael Fox (Stuff): Labour targets transport policy

TVNZ: Swift rebuke for Labour road proposals

Isaac Davison (Herald): Labour plans to ban trucks from fast lane

Radio NZ: Labour would keep trucks in slow lane

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Labour dismisses trucking policy critics

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Cunliffe says “Truck off”

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Clustertruck continues

Susan Wood (Newstalk ZB): Susan's Memo: 15 April

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Claire Trevett shows how biased msm works

Isaac Davison (Herald): Praise, scepticism greet Labour's new transport plans

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): A statement from David Cunliffe

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Government scoffs at Labour's motorhome policy

Newswire: Critics blast new Labour transport policy

No Right Turn: Why Labour will lose the election


Cunliffe’s absence

Radio NZ: Cunliffe under fire for absence in House

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Cunliffe's absence questioned

Newstalk ZB Staff (Newstalk ZB): Key calls Cunliffe's absence 'odd'

Matthew Beveridge: David Cunliffe: MIA


Budget 2014

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): A $7500 wage rise by 2018 on the cards

TVNZ: Wages to jump $7500 – English

Dan Satherley (TV3): English aims to keep interest rates down

Pattrick Smellie (NBR): Budget to show $10,500 rise in average full-time income over six years to 2018 English

Barry Soper (newstalk ZB): Greens cynical of wage increases



Phil Kitchin (Stuff): ACC to pay compensation in waiver ruling

Martin Johnston (Herald): ACC resumes payments to cut-off clients

Dominion Post: Editorial: ACC still hasn't got privacy message

Southland Times: ACC behaved disgracefully

Radio NZ: Govt questioned over unlawful ACC policy

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): ACC form ruling's 'no big privacy breach'

Phil Kitchin (Stuff): ACC could be forced to destroy files


Royal visit

Chris Trotter (Stuff): Royals embody our heritage and values

The Press: Editorial: Renewal of a close royal tie

Newswire: PM's dinner with royals 'very enjoyable'

TVNZ: David Cunliffe backtracks on royal tour accusations

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): The Soap Box: The public-funded private party

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On royalty and its tourism spin-offs

Savage (Herald): Now is the hour to make head of state our own



Radio NZ: Crown pushes to keep Dotcom orders

Vernon Small (Stuff): MP, Internet Party call off talks

Adam Bennett (Herald): Mystery MP ends discussions with Internet Party

TVNZ: Mystery MP ends talks with Internet Party

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The MP that never was

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Do we believe him?

Pete George (Your NZ): From Dotcom’s dead cert to dead end

Keeping Stock: Who was it Kim?



Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Fishing vessel workers' welfare set to improve

Michael Field (Stuff): Fishing pay fight damaging NZ


Christchurch rebuild

Liz McDonald (Stuff): Government to sign CBD office contracts

Glenn Conway (Stuff): 'Officials ignore local investors'



Stuff: Today in politics: Wednesday, April 16

Claire Trevett (Herald): 'Father of ACC' dead at 97

Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Greens have concerns about vulnerable children law

Matthew Backhouse (Herald): Backlash over silver fern ban on Twitter

Simon Hendery (Hawke’s Bay Today): Ruataniwha dam: Resource consents approved

TVNZ: Labour slams Hekia Parata for exam 'botch-up'

Rebecca Quilliam (Herald): Number of Kiwis born overseas tops 1m

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Mills has always been Left

Cameron Slater (Wahleoil): Press Release: Regarding certain rumours circulating around a recent assault

Brian Edwards (BEM): Whaleoil dishonestly accuses Helen Clark of dishonesty

Corazon Miller (Newstalk ZB): High Commissioner to the Solomons named

David Kennedy (Local Bodies): EDUCANZ, Professionalism and Politics

Anne Salmond (Herald): Muddying the waters on pollution

Matthew Beveridge: MPs on Twitter: Julie Anne Genter

Audrey Young (Herald): Govt backs TPP to trump Aust-Japan trade deal

Michael Fox (Stuff): Greens open to talks with Mana

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Electoral law reform hitting Labour in the wallet

Richard Shaw (Stuff): Has democracy taken a dive?

The Press: Business must lift its game

Brendan Manning (Herald): Act Party announces deputy leader

Tim Selwyn (Daily Blog): UNbelieved – the true racism of NZ