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NZ POLITICS DAILY: 18th November 2013

Bryce Edwards
Wed, 18 Dec 2013

Today’s content


Dominion Post: Editorial: Let's make dead rat the last

The Press: Editorial: No reason to favour movies

Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): Picking winners

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): What Mr Key meant to say was “I’m writing a $125m cheque to Fox’


Fiscal Policy

John Armstrong (Herald): English has good reason to be cautious

Audrey Young (Herald): Government predicts 'paper-thin' surplus

Corin Dann (TVNZ): Govt on a path back to big surpluses in four years' time

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Govt upbeat but surplus on knife edge

Vernon Small (Stuff): Govt fiscal highwire act continues

Peter Wilson (Newswire): Forecasts prompt tax cut speculation

TVNZ: Government on target to get back in black

Radio NZ: Surplus of 'several hundred million' predicted



Adam Bennett (Herald): English: Housing inflation cooling

Vernon Small (Stuff): Christmas cheer as economy on a roll

Cullen Smith (Herald): Key endorses major Christchurch rebuild rojects

Michael Fox (Stuff): House price inflation has peaked – Treasury

Radio NZ: NZ economy expected to grow strongly over next two years

Brian Rosenberg (Herald): Savvy partnerships key to reversing 'brain-drain'

No Right Turn: A jobless "recovery"


Asset Sales

Newswire: Final referendum turnout climbs over 45 pct

Progress Report: Should David Cunliffe buy back flogged off state owned assets?

Herald: Further 350,000 votes included in asset sales referendum

Michael Cummings (Manawatu Standard): Editorial: Asset-sale issue fails to stir voters

Nelson mail: Everyone loser in this futile exercise

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Will petitioners be spammed?

Grumpolie: Rouge over rogue: When is it okay to call a poll rogue?

Stephen Franks: Dump Citizen Initiated Referenda?


ACT and the Conservatives

Audrey Young (Herald): Act needs new leadership, says Douglas

Pete George (Your NZ): Douglas wants younger Act leaders

Toby Manhire (Listener): Colin Craig: the opera

Herald: TVNZ ordered to apologise to Colin Craig

Newswire: Colin Craig skit 'went too far' - BSA

Nicole Pryor (Stuff): TVNZ ordered to apologise to Colin Craig

Danyl McLauchlan (Dim-Post): I can see the Sea of Tranquility from my house!

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Will it be Whyte for ACT for Epsom?

Polity: Brash on ACT


Len Brown 

Herald: Editorial: Brown must go for the good of the Super City

Herald: Brown digs in over council bid to make him pay for conduct review

Dan Satherley (TV3): Deputy Mayor: Censure a 'serious step'

Peter Cresswell (Not PC): Why Len Brown should stay on



David Fisher (Herald): Top man in Dotcom FBI info plea

Radio NZ: 'Brownie points' for feeding FBI

No Right Turn: Who are Customs really working for?


Tobacco plain packaging

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Plain packet cigarettes move closer

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Key: Let Australia go first


Seven Sharp

Colin Hogg (Herald): Seven Sharp due for merciful death

Rachel Glucina (Herald): The Diary: Sharp move at seven as Hosking takes over

TVNZ: New hosts to join Seven Sharp, Ali Mau to leave

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Hard right crypto-fascist clown Mike Hoskings to host Seven Sharp in an election year – PLEASE COME BACK ALISON MAU ALL IS FORGIVEN!

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Media merry-go-round


National Party

Audrey Young (Herald): Sitting National MP challenged for job

Stuff: Kaikoura MP deselected by National

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): English politician of year again


Alcohol law reform

Briar Marbeck and Sophie Lowery (TV3): Alcohol law changes may be just the start

TVNZ: Fines for supplying alcohol to minors come into effect


Resource extraction

Isaac Davison (Herald): Officials reject landfarming claims

Herald: Josh Kronfeld signs on against seabed mining

Greg Presland (The Standard): What the frack is going on?

No Right Turn: What happens if anything goes wrong?


Child poverty and inequality

The Press: Unity vital in tackling child poverty

Stuff: Child support overhaul delayed

Herald: Child support changes delayed for 12 months

Alan Papprill (The Irascible Curmudgeon):Inequality And The Left


Bob Jones and Suicide

Bob Jones (Herald): Handout culture should be starved to death

Keeping Stock: The column the Herald shouldn't have published

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Bob Jones in trouble, so is the Herald

Ideologically Impure: Now the NZ Herald is paying Bob Jones to break the law

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Where were the subs?

Steven Cowan (Against the Current): Why not kill yourself?



Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Diplomats rally behind accused pair

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): ACC looks to replace costly systems again

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Cost of visa system rises to $91.5m

Claire Trevett (Herald): Key agrees to bowel cancer test

Audrey Young (Herald): Tua in Maori Party's corner

Radio NZ: Labour says SAS buying their own gear

ODT: Rurawhe Labour's hope in 2014 poll

Dougall McNeill (ISO): False advertising in Radio NZ prostitution discussion

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): Back in the day

Peter Lyons (Herald): So long as you catch the mouse ...

Deidre Mussen (Stuff): Pike River's Peter Whittall 'attacked'

Christine Rose (Daily Blog): Why Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Submission to the 2013 local authority elections inquiry

Stuff: TPP negotiations likely to continue in 2014

Bryce Edwards
Wed, 18 Dec 2013
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NZ POLITICS DAILY: 18th November 2013