NZ Politics Daily 2 November.

David Cunliffe

Richard Harman (Politik): A latter-day John A Lee departs

Vernon Small (Stuff): Cunliffe was told to contemplate retirement - and finally takes the hint

Audrey Young (Herald): Former Labour leader David Cunliffe to leave politics in the hope he made a difference

Jane Patterson (RNZ): Labour caucus farewells clever, awkward Cunliffe

Newstalk ZB: David Cunliffe to retire from politics in 2017

Jenna Lynch, Isobel Ewing (Newshub): The highlights and lowlights of David Cunliffe's political career

Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Judith Collins still thinks David Cunliffe is a 'moron'

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Sad end for David Cunliffe

The Civilian: David Cunliffe retires from Parliament in desperate attempt to remind people he’s still in Parliament

Bryce Edwards (liberation): Top tweets about David Cunliffe’s parliamentary retirement

Local government

Simon Wilson (Metro): The singing rhinoceros: Simon Wilson on Len Brown’s legacy

Simon Wilson (Public address): The light train to Roskill

Matthew Hooton (Metro): Be bold or fā Goff

Todd Niall (RNZ): Big goals but few specifics in Goff 's maiden mayoral speech

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Phil Goff sworn in as mayor of a homeless city

Christine Fletcher (Herald): Phil Goff should go on the board of Auckland Transport

Farming and animal welfare

Rachel Stewart (Herald): Path of destruction and dim-wittedness

Kirsten Kelly (Stuff): It's animal welfare – Not animal rights  

Rachel Clayton (Stuff): Footage shows a cow being suspended from tractor by 'hip clamps'

TVNZ: Graphic warning: Truck drags cow across farm using hip clamps, dead calf lies metres away


Newshub: Key: Aust refugee deal not with NZ

RNZ: Amnesty says NZ silence over Australian abuses deafening


Katarina Williams (Stuff): State broadcaster boss bags big pay increase

Herald: TVNZ's top earner gets another pay boost


Herald: Collins challenged on police's euthanasia ruse

Jo Moir (Stuff): Husband of Lecretia Seales' says euthanasia checkpoints highlight the problem with assisted dying laws


Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Unemployment drops to lowest level since 2008 on booming job creation

Jamie Morton (Herald): Govt accused of 'cooking books' over climate

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Did Little even talk to Goff on his bribe?

Dominion Post: Editorial: MPs leave, but the taxpayer-funded flights go on

Russell Harding (Stuff): 'We can't pretend this isn't happening' is my kind of political slogan

Newswire: Law change gives nurses more powers 

Greg Presland (The Standard): Kiwibank is being privatised by stealth

David Farrar (Kiwiblog):Only 10% of small businesses backing Labour

Eileen Goodwin (ODT): Ministry of Health 'ducking'

NBR: 'To make NZ great again, we need to swing hard left' – a warm up clash before the big debate

Jeremy Elwood & Michele A'Court (Stuff): Nostalgia for your weekend

Eric Crampton (Offsetting behaviour): Everything bad ever is the fault of neoliberalism or orthodox economics or both

Kiwifirewalker: Is New Zealand really ready to talk about Immigration?

The Standard: Follow the money

Mike Wesley-Smith (Newshub): Rod Emmerson on that Michael Cheika cartoon, and the power of satire 

John Braddock (World Socialist Web Site): New Zealand pseudo-lefts hold protests to denounce Russia

Scott Hamilton (Reading the maps): Intellectuals, fools, and hubris: Gordon McLauchlan responds to Roger Horrocks

Newswire: Govt: Public service performance improving 

Robert Patman (Listener): Nato down-under in the Asia-Pacific

Ben Peterson (Leftwin): New Zealand’s Revolution is coming

Newshub: Cost recovery for police vetting

Newshub: No holiday for land wars remembrance

Mihingarangi Forbes (RNZ): Key criticised for 'weasel words' on Standing Rock support

No Right Turn: Open Government: Shamed by Australia

Don Farmer (Wairarapa Times-Age): Death of former Wairarapa MP Reg Boorman rekindles memories of bizarre election

Greymouth Star: Fake Facebook page trolls MP Damien O'Connor

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Analysis: Could a Trump or Clinton presidency divide the United States like Vietnam?

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): It’s obvious the US political system is breaking down