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NZ POLITICS DAILY: Dirty Politics; Economy, and inequality; Year in review; Health; Housing; Environment

NZ Politics Daily from Dr Bryce Edwards

Fri, 19 Dec 2014

Today’s content


Dirty Politics

Brendan Manning (Herald): Judicial review hearing for Hager

Simon Wong (TV3): Nicky Hager gets Dirty Politics court date over search

Pete George (Your NZ): Word of the Year: #dirtypolitics

Stuff: Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater wins quote of the year

Stuff: Judge orders handover of Nicky Hager raid documents

No Right Turn: The courts and the Public Records Act

Pete George (Your NZ): Slater versus Hooton on Dirty Politics

Pete George (Your NZ): Summary of “Dirty Politics” and dirty politics


Economy, and inequality

Economics NZ: Never mind the deficit

Catherine Harris (Stuff): More Aucklanders can't afford heating

James Weir (Stuff): NZ GDP grew 1 per cent, beats expectations

Brian Fallow (Herald): Treasury forecasts 9pc growth over three years

Adam Bennett (Herald): Government spending cuts key to surplus

Jane Patterson (RNZ): Govt promising to measure up over surplus

Dan Satherley (TV3): Don't blame deficit on tax cuts – English

Dominion Post: Editorial: Surplus crowing was premature

Tim Watkin (Pundit): An economic comedy in four acts

Anthony Robins (Standard): On the economy and tax cut bribes

John Anthony (Stuff): Slight increase for NZ salaries

Rob Salmond (Polity): Deficit deficit deficit deficit deficit deficit deficit tax cuts!

Rob Salmond (Polity): Rich inequality, poor inequality, good inequality, bad inequality

Innes Asher (Herald): Low-income families' safety net needs repair

The Standard: Power poverty on the up


Year in review

TV3: Key found campaign 'a low-light' for 2014

TV3: Patrick Gower's year in politics

TV3: Brook Sabin's year in politics

Chris Trotter (RadioLive): Political Awards for 2014

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Little, Peters deserve awards

TV3/Newswire: Cameron Slater's rugby quip voted year's best

Herald: Quote of 2014 goes to...WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater

Toby Manhire (Herald): A festive verse for NZ

Duncan Garner (RadioLive): My 11 findings of the year

Claire Trevett (Herald): The year of apologies that keeps on giving

Patrick Gower (TV3): Moment of Truth 'defining moment' for 2014

TV3: 2014: The year in politics



TV3: DHB funding comes up short

Manawatu Standard: Statistics support health advocate's view

TVNZ: Cancer sufferers more likely to survive in Australia than NZ - study

Lincoln Tan (Herald): Worst killers of Kiwis changing

Martin Johnston (Herald): New Zealand lags behind Australia in cancer survival rates

Ben Heather (Dom Post): New Zealanders living longer but some diseases double impact

Jill Ovens (Daily Blog): Auckland Hospital worker cuts – Democracy the loser 



Adam Bennett (Herald): Housing crisis: Pasifika hit hard by shortage

Peter Lyons (Herald): Bet the house on city's weatherboard economics

TV3: Immigration boom pressures housing market


Sydney siege and terrorism

Dan Satherley (TV3): Terror laws not aimed at 'lone wolves' - Little

Dan Satherley (TV3): Key: 'Australia will be hurting'

Southland Times: Editorial: The sane response to atrocity

Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): An incoherent argument for spying

The Standard: Over it

Dan Satherley (TV3): Terror laws won’t stop ‘lone operator’ - expert

Manawatu Standard: Cafe siege brings terror threat closer

No Right Turn: John Key wants arbitrary detention

Wake up NZ: Sydney seige: Why anti-terrorism laws still aren’t justified



Nelson Mail: Editorial: No time to hide on climate change

Taranaki Daily News: Government sticks head in sand

RNZ: Climate comments unpolitic - Maori Party

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Greens again call for cows to be culled

RNZ: Iwi climate group reprimanded by minister

RNZ: Labour criticises climate letter

Isaac Davison (Herald): NZ 'well placed' to increase clean energy use



Hamish Rutheford (Stuff): Gerry Brownlee security details differ

RadioLive: Brownlee faces fresh security breach accusations

Greg Presland (The Standard): Why wasn’t Brownlee sacked?



Russell Brown (Public Address): We're in this together

John Drinnan (Herald): Radio NZ pulls out of national award



Newswire: Mixed reactions to road funding policy

TV3: Transport to get $38.7B funding boost

Jamie Morton (Herald): Rena grounding: Failures revealed

Elton Smallman (Stuff): Damning report into Rena grounding



No Right Turn: Horrifying

Winston Peters (Herald): Super City Grinches want our prize

Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): Sitting On Our Hands

Hilary Stace (Public Address): Some aspects of New Zealand's disability history - part two

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Novopay cost still 'unacceptably high': Joyce

Talia Shadwell (Stuff): Hackers post alleged police passwords

Newswire: Novopay takeover to cost extra $8.7M

RNZ: One email behind diplomat bungle - McCully

TVNZ: McCully gets 'disappointing' report on Malaysian diplomat case

Newswire: Peters slams latest immigration figures

Newswire: Key to have quiet Christmas

RNZ: Port workers in fight for higher pay

Isaac Davison (Herald): Call for ban on alcohol advertising at sport events

Stuff: New US ambassador Mark Gilbert's very Kiwi video

Peter de Graaf (Northern Advocate): MP rubbishes beach claim

John Edens (Stuff): Flag needs to 'scream NZ': John Key

Simon Wilson (Metro): Honest John

Andrea Vance (Stuff): Brownlee declares war on defence jargon

Tariana Turia (Herald): It's time to restore the 'h' in Whanganui

Rob Salmond (Polity): LMAO

No Right Turn: John Key's war on P is a failure

Newswire: Winston Peters wants experts to fix ferry fiasco

Andrew Chen (MCDP): School Deciles and Wealth

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Alcohol sponsorship removal almost draconian

Elesha Edmonds (Stuff): Auckland University pays for transgender students' name changes

Keith Rankin (Daily Blog): Say ‘Yay’, not ‘Nay’, to this New Zealand Flag

Herald: Editorial: Why $40,000 fine for quad bike couple makes sense

David Clark (ODT): Fresh approach needed to grow NZ's regions

Jamie Morton (Herald): Rena probe reveals catalogue of issues

Peter Bromhead (Herald): Flag's proud heritage fading to black

Kurt Bayer and Nikki Papatsoumas (Herald): Golf: John Key's love of greens proves to be diminishing handicap

Dan Satherley (TV3): Labour aims for 40 percent in 2015

Ellipsister: The Greens get a little personal 

No Right Turn: The OIA Review

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