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NZ POLITICS DAILY: October 16 2014

Bryce Edwards
Thu, 16 Oct 2014

Today’s content


NZ intervention in Middle East

Paul Buchanan (Kiwipolitico): Lying, clueless or incompetent.

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Key denies call made to join coalition

RNZ: NZ could join fight against IS – expert

Adam Bennett (Herald): Public misled on US talks: Goff

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Military meeting regular or irregular?

Peter Wilson and Sarah Robson (Newswire): John Key weighs up options in fight against IS

Brook Sabin (TV3): John Key denies NZ part of coalition against IS

TVNZ: John Key denies that NZ is set for war

Audrey Young (Herald): Anti-Isis summit 'regular meeting' - John Key

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): NZ, world defence chiefs discuss IS

Mike Treen (Fightback): Why workers need our own “foreign policy” based on solidarity


Labour Party

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On David Shearer’s latest outburst

Vernon Small (Stuff): Labour circus drags on

Claire Trevett (Herald): Factions and females - F words dog Labour

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): The Discordant Chimes of Freedom: Why Labour has yet to be forgiven.

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Former MP Fenton backs Robertson for top job

ODT: Editorial: Leadership of a troubled party

Nelson Evening Mail: Hard Labour ahead to select leader

Herald: Editorial: Electorate MPs best placed to pick leader

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The other five affiliate unions should follow the SFWU lead

Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Little has the most potential

Mike Hosking (Herald): Only one wave worth catching

The Standard: Why I’m voting for Andrew Little

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): A Labour Party action plan

Pete George (Your NZ): Rating Labour’s contenders

Claire Trevett (Herald): Grant Robertson trims down ahead of Labour leadership race

Josh Forman (Slightly left of centre): The Daily poison

Nick Grant (NBR): Cunliffe camp engaged in dirty politics against Labour rivals – Shearer (paywalled)

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): Throwing my hat into the ring

Waatea News: Mahuta promising something different

Bryce Edwards (Liberation): Top tweets about Andrew Little and his cat Buddy



Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On child poverty

No Right Turn: An example of the problem

Jessica Roden (Northern Advocate): MP to take letters to 'Dear John'

Manawatu Standard: Cheaper to stay on benefit than to learn more


NZ Flag

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Two-step flag referendum outlined by PM John Key

Simon Wong (TV3): Key outlines flag referendum timeline

TVNZ: Key backtracks on colour scheme for new NZ flag

TVNZ: Key admits strong public resistance to flag change

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): How about this for a new flag design?


Judith Collins

Andrea Vance and Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Collins omission may have been mishandled

TVNZ: John Key: We should have explained Honourable decision to Judith Collins

Isaac Davison (Herald): Key: Collins likely to get 'Honourable' title after inquiry

Isaac Davison (Herald): Mallard stands up for Collins

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Collins’ title

Nick Grant (NBR): Collins makes nice with Key – ‘Everyone makes mistakes’ (paywalled)



Craig McCulloch (RNZ): PM admits using delaying tactics

Nick Grant (NBR): Key’s OIA delay admission – ‘that’s just the way the world works’ (paywalled)

Pat O’Dea (Daily Blog): Mana 2.0 Rebooted

Jamie Ball (NBR): Joyce disputes corporate welfare analysis (paywalled)

Eric Crampton (Offsetting behaviour): On offence

The Standard: The power & the pressure

Bruce Bisset (Hawkes’ Bay Today): Greens need political lesson

Audrey Young (Herald): UN campaign of huge benefit to NZ – McCully

Dita De Boni (Herald): NZ independent? Tell that to the marines

Morgan Godfery (Guardian): The US can learn a lot from New Zealand on how to embrace indigenous cultures

Anne Gibson (Herald): Reform will be aimed at house affordability – Smith

ODT: Govt's chance to heal rift with educators

Michael Sergel (Newstalk ZB): Tariana Turia leaves parliament but not politics

Daniel Lynch (Herald): NZ wealth growth on top of the world

Catherine Harris (Stuff): NZ tops for wealth growth

Stuff: Survey shows farmers ready to tighten belts

No Right Turn: The failure of the Ombudsman

Wilma McKay (Stuff): Law can't deal with 'revenge porn' - Rape Crisis

Greg O'Connor (Herald): Time to get real and arm our police

Bryce Edwards
Thu, 16 Oct 2014
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NZ POLITICS DAILY: October 16 2014