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NZ POLITICS DAILY: 20th December 2013

Bryce Edwards
Fri, 20 Dec 2013

Today’s content

Len Brown

Bernard Orsman and Patrice Dougan (Herald): Quax hints further revelations still to come

Simon Wilson (Metro blog): Len Brown: gone by Christmas?

Sarah Harvey (Stuff): Brown faces bill

Radio NZ: Threat to file private case against Brown

Colin Espiner (Stuff): Judgment Day stalks the ghost of Mr Brown

Dominion Post: Editorial: The sooner Brown goes, the better

Herald: Editorial: Brazen Brown doesn't see tide's turned

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Insulted councillors put Brown on a tight rein

David Fisher (Herald): Lonely Len has no friends to speak of

Brian Rudman (Herald): Failed vote may have been kinder

Bernard Orsman, Brendan Manning, and Matthew Theunissen (Herald): Mayor Len Brown: 'The most difficult time of my life'

Herald: What the councillors said

Bernard Orsman (Herald): Cameron Brewer admits not declaring Gold Coast junket

Dylan Moran (TV3): More revelations possible in Len Brown scandal

Dylan Moran (TV3): Len Brown formally censured

Radio NZ: Brown confident he can rebuild trust with council

Grant Duncan (Policy Matters): Brown survives, for the time being

Pete George (Your NZ): Threats of more Brown revelations, Auckland crippled

Andrew McMillan: Len Brown and the Chuang Reference

Stephanie Flores (NBR): Len Brown censured

TVNZ: Council censures Len Brown but willing to work with him

Herald: Michael Barnett: I'd stand as Auckland's mayor

Dan Satherley (TV3): Penny Hulse - the next Mayor of Auckland?

Sarah Harvey (Stuff): Len Brown accepts 'wet bus ticket' censure

Tim Watkin (Pundit): Down 'n' out Brown & opening salvo of the 2016 race

Tim Selwyn (Tumeke): Len faces council

Greg Presland (The Standard): Showdown at Auckland Council

Alan Papprill (Irascible Curmudgeon): More on being apoplectic over the Len Brown affair.

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): The people of Auckland decide who our Mayor is – not the bloody NZ Herald (Is Phil Goff ready to stand?)

Selwyn Manning (Daily Blog): Len Old Friend: This Is Why You Must Stand Down

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Are councilors abandoning the pants down mayor?


Asset sales

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Mighty River Power has under performed, says Treasury

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Huge gender, ethnic gaps in government enterprise governance

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Final CIR results

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Sell, sell, sell

Polity: Final referendum results



Newswire: EQC breached law with information delays

Adam Bennett (Herald): Earthquake Commission failed to comply with privacy act

No Right Turn: EQC: A massive government failure

Chris Boys (Pundit): EQC time for a rebuild?


Nelson Mandela

Hone Harawira (Herald): I cried, I danced, I said goodbye - how about you, John?

Stuff: Key attack over Mandela trip 'just mean' – Harawira

Karl du Fresne: Everyone's a friend of Mandela now

The Standard: The spirit of ’81: Key’s hypocrisy!


Urewera raids

Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): Urewera raids traumatised people

TVNZ: Basic rights 'trampled' on during Urewera raids – report

Radio NZ: Basic rights 'trampled on' during raids


End of year lists

TV3: Top 10 political gaffes of 2013

Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): 'Big gay rainbow' wins votes

Isaac Dvison (Herald): MP's 'Gay rainbow' quote the favourite

TVNZ: 'Gay rainbow' speech wins Quote of the Year

Corin Dann (TVNZ): Corin Dann: The year in politics

Pete George (Your NZ): Paddy’s politicians of the year

Russell Brown (Hard News): Public Address Word of the Year 2013: Metadata

Polity: Vernon Small on 2014



Cullen Smith (Herald): Corrupt former cop sentenced to home detention

TVNZ: Judge slams 'sleazy' former cop

Newswire: IPCA: Response to woman's domestic violence claims 'grossly inadequate'


Inequality and child poverty

Simon Collins (Herald): Call to focus election on child poverty

TVNZ: State houses 'totally under-utilised' - Housing NZ

Stuff: Council knocks back living wage

Radio NZ: No living wage yet at Auckland Council

Phil Duncan (Redline): A strange paradox – can NZ workers really be happy with this crap?

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Dom Post on living wage

Mike Smith (The Sandard): A Tale of Two Cities


Alcohol law reform

Matthew Dallas (Manawatu Standard): Suck it up, booze sellers

Andrew Koubaridis (Herald): Police tiptoe on new alcohol laws


Resource extraction

Newswire: Greenpeace fails in bid to stop Anadarko

Gareth Hughes (Frogblog): Gigantic seabed mining application not NZs future



Brian Fallow (Herald): A year on, climate policy still a disgrace

ODT: Safe as houses?

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Judges' early Christmas present

Chris Trotter (Stuff): God and country part ways

Radio NZ: Christchurch in the red over rebuild deal

Vaughan Elder (ODT): Joyce says loan moves are working

Herald: Most Kiwis want Govt assistance for new fishing practices – poll

James Weir (Stuff): China now NZ's top export market

Maryan Street (Red Alert): NZ and the disarmament agenda – where are we?

Radio NZ: Signer avoids deportation

Ele Ludemann (Homepaddock): Greens biggest threat

Andrew Geddes (Pundit): Common sense was the winner on the day

Clare Curran (Red Alert): Beyond Chorus to the bigger picture #1

Gordon Campbell (Stuff): National survives the year unscathed

Michael Fox (Stuff): Longer Afghanistan stay for NZ troops

Bryce Edwards
Fri, 20 Dec 2013
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NZ POLITICS DAILY: 20th December 2013