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NZ POLITICS DAILY: October 17, 2013

Bryce Edwards
Thu, 17 Oct 2013

Today’s content

Len Brown

Simon Day (Stuff): Brown helped Chuang get a job

Amy Maas (Stuff): Bevan Chuang's criminal conviction

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Brown confirms he acted as a referee for his mistress

Jared Savage and Bernard Orsman (Herald): Mayor provided reference for job at council-run art gallery

Colin Espiner (Stuff): New claims may save Brown

NBR: Chuang job reference creates difficulty for Brown - Edwards

Simon Day (Stuff): Chuang 'breaking down' - Slater

Simon Day (Stuff): Feud between ex-mistress, blogger

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish):I am disappointed in you

NBR: Events shifting strongly in Len Brown's favour - pundit

Jane Clifton (Listener): Mayor culpa

Steven Price (Media law journal): Can Len Brown sue for invasion of privacy?

Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Adultery and Democracy: Should Len Brown Resign?

Jared Savage (Herald): Revealed: Chuang's computer criminal past

Peter Aranyi (Paepae): The same post-election vindictiveness we’re seeing in Washington DC? Probably

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Things getting testy in the Mayor’s office, abusing Duncan Garner now

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Awesome… bring it on

Grant Duncan (Policy matters): Should Brown step down?

Julie Fairy (Daily Blog): This Political Life

Stuff: Hints of more details about Auckland Mayor Len Brown    

Herald: Public opinion softens on Len Brown affair

Alasdair Thompson (Fair point): Len Brown down

Herald: Editorial: Mayor asking a lot for city to back him

Simon Day, Colin Espiner, and Kirsty Johnston (Stuff): Auckland mayor goes to ground after affair

TVNZ: Len Brown's daughters standing by their dad

Peter O’Neill (Timaru Herald): Editorial: Is this your business?

Herald: Len Brown daughters: 'We stand by Dad'

Jared Savage and Bernard Orsman (Herald): Chuang: I felt pressured to reveal Brown affair

Isaac Davison (Herald): Mayor's infidelity 'a matter for family' as PM focuses on to-do list

Bernard Orsman and Morgan Tait (Herald): Rival drags up Brown credit-card use

TVNZ: Expect more dirty tricks in local politics warns expert

Matthew Theunissen (Herald): Len Brown has support of deputy mayor

TVNZ: Len Brown's mistress denies 'pulling strings' for Palino campaign

Dylan Moran (TV3): More may come in Len Brown affair

Amanda Gillies (TV3): Former mistress Bevan Chuang known for courting publicity

Colin Espiner (Stuff): Can Brown stage a political resurrection?

TVNZ: Auckland Mayor Len Brown's mistress revealed

TVNZ: Len Brown: I've caused 'harm, shame and humiliation'

TVNZ: New Zealand political sex scandals

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Which Minister?

Tim Selwyn (Tumeke): Len's done nothing wrong? What the Code of Conduct says

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Tui strikes again

Keeping Stock: Who cares about Len Brown's private life

Keeping Stock:What's the difference?

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): A brief word on there being no right wing conspiracy in vilifying Len Brown

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Lengate gets murkier

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Seven good reasons why Len Brown should resign

Greg Presland (The Standard): In defence of Bevan Chuang

Pete Goerge (Your NZ): Whale scale fail for democracy

Stephen Cook (Whaleoil): Chuang telling media different stories now as she runs from spotlight

Stephen Cook (Whaleoil): Brown helping Chuang get council job, gave personal reference


John Banks

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Grim outlook for National

Ben Uffindell (The Civilian): John Banks pleads insanity

Heather McCracken (Herald): John Banks vows to clear name after resigning as Minister

Heather McCracken and Claire Trevett (Herald): John Banks resigns as Minister

Briar Marbeck and Simon Wong (TV3): Banks to stand trial over donations

Andrew Geddis (Pundit): To the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee

Mike Smith (The Standard): The fish rots from the head

Stuff: Fraud trial forces Banks resignation  

Jock Anderson and NBR staff (NBR): ACT unlikely to hold Epsom whatever the verdict in Banks' election fraud trial - Edwards

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On what John Banks and Nick Smith have in common

TVNZ: John Banks facing trial 'right' to resign – Key

Andrea Vance, Michael Fox, and Amy Maas (Stuff): Fraud trial forces Banks resignation

Briar Marbeck and Simon Wong (TV3): Banks to stand trial over donations

Amy Maas (Stuff): John Banks to stand trial

Heather McCracken (Herald): John Banks resigns as minister

TVNZ: John Banks resigns as minister

TVNZ: John Banks awaits decision on electoral fraud trial

Greg Presland (The Standard): John Banks to stand trial

No Right Turn: Banks to stand trial

Michael Valley (The Standard): The two legs of Banks’ defence trip each other

Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Dear John Banks – ‘Na na, na na na nah, hey hey hey – GOODBYE!’

Amy Maas (Stuff): Dotcom almost felt sorry for Banks, court hears

Heather McCracken (Herald): Dotcom 'offended' by Banks' anonymous donation request

Briar Marbeck (TV3): Dotcom: Banks wanted donation kept anonymous

Radio NZ: Banks 'kept at arm's length' from campaign finances

Mike Smith (The Standard): Dotcom on what Banks knew


National Government

Adam Bennett (Herald): Banks gone but Key says Govt solid

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Grim outlook for National

Dan Satherley and Laura McQuillan (Tv3/Newswire):Key sure of numbers despite Banks blow

Radio NZ: Govt still has numbers without Banks - PM


Ruataniwha dam

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Smith accused of misleading Parliament

TVNZ: Labour lodges privileges complaint against Nick Smith

3 News Online Staff (TV3): Labour lays complaint against Smith

Newswire: Minister accused of misleading Parliament


Local body elections

Radio NZ: No change to council after special vote count

Jim Chipp (Stuff): Local politicians dominate health board

TVNZ: Local election voting needs to change – minister

Alexia Russell (Newstalk ZB): Govt to look at online voting in local body elections

3 News Online Staff (TV3): Minister worried voter turnout on slide

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Local government success story – Julie Hardaker

Nelson Mail: Editorial: Disappearing votes need attention

Michael Cummings (Manawatu Standard): Humdrum election results for region

TVNZ: E-voting could be a reality by 2016 – Minister

Gordon Burnside (Stuff): Transparency in air with change of mayor?

Radio NZ: Low Pasifika vote seen as cry for stronger leadership

Mark Blackham (Political Business): Key could save local elections

Stephen Berry (Not PC): Stephen Berry Says “Thanks Auckland!”

Aaron Hawkins (Daily Blog): One Ward To Rule Them All?

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Labour wants taxpayer funding for local body candidates!!!


Simon Bridges and oil exploration

Adam Bennett (Herald): TV blow up 'personal animosity'

Taranaki Daily Times: Editorial – Minister a Bridges too far

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): The facts of the matter

Mark Blackham (Political business): Was Simon Bridges ‘good’ on Campbell?

Michael Fox (Stuff): Govt warned of oil spill impact

Hamish McNicol (Stuff): Oil is part of our lifestyle, says Z chairman

No Right Turn: Gambling with our environment

Paul Casserly (Herald): Campbell vs Bridges

Bryce Edwards (Liberation):Top tweets about Simon Bridges on Campbell Live

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Simon Bridges swings while John Campbell breaks the law


Sky City

Denise Roche (Frogblog): Cardboard pokies take over Aotea Square

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Another taxpayer funded Green stunt that wasn’t so cunning



Kurt Bayer (Herald): Census 2013: Canterbury picking up

Simon Collins (Herald): Census 2013: Auckland up and away

Isaac Davison and Simon Collins (Herald): Census 2013: Auckland leads growth but rural areas decline

Kurt Bayer and Isaac Davison (Herald): Census 2013: South Island population reaches the million mark

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Labour accused of census stuffup

Brennan McDonald: The New Zealand Income Survey Will Be Integrated Into The Household Labour Force Survey

The Standard: Making sense of the census: regional decline


Kohanga Reo

TVNZ: Independent audit ordered into kohanga claims

Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Inquiry into Kohanga Reo

Nicholas Jones and Claire Trevett (Herald): PM promises action if kohanga claim proven

Mark Blackham (Political business): Kohanga Reo hubris

Peter Wilson and Laura McQuillan (Newswire): Govt orders credit card spending inquiry

Radio NZ: Urgent audit ordered of kohanga body

Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Maxwell seeks to refute Curran allegations

Bryce Edwards (Liberation): Top tweets about Native Affairs and the Kohanga Reo trust

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Kōhanga Reo National Trust

Brook Sabin (TV3): Kohanga Trust to front up to Parliament to explain misspending

Herald: Kohanga Reo summoned to Beehive


Solid Energy

Radio NZ: English 'not worried' by legal challenge on Solid Energy

No Right Turn: Mothballed



Isaac Davison (Herald): Labour: Euthanasia bill will return

Nelson Mail (Stuff): A conversation that needs to be had

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Cunliffe won’t reveal euthanasia stance



Pattrick Smellie (NBR): China warming to TPP, bi-partisan NZ approach vital, says Groser

TVNZ: New Zealand must be part of TPP, says Groser


US Government shutdown

Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): US brinkmanship handing reins to China

Mike Smith (The Standard): The Land of the Free


Labour-Greens power policy

Cecile Meir (Stuff): Power policy would hurt innovation: Contact

Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Labour/Green power plan “crazy”

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Labour/Greens power policy “crazy”



Stuff: Key defends loan restrictions

Peter Lyons (Herald): Applause for Reserve Bank's LVR move

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Housing's too hot, warns Reserve Bank

Dan Satherley (TV3): 'Hell' for homeowners if Labour elected, says Key

Brennan McDonald: Does Labour Really Need To Be Imported For Housing?


TICs bill

Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Dump spy law, IT giants urge MPs

TVNZ: Government makes late tweaks to telco intercept bill

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Changes to TICS Bill

No Right Turn: All your friends are belong to them


Labour Party

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Cunliffe v Mallard

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Cunliffe’s new chief press secretary

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Dann on Labour’s half baked ideas



Stuff: Today in politics: Thursday, October 17

Rosemary McLeod (Stuff): Praying for a better stunt

Radio NZ: Injured Afghan interpreter still waiting on visa

Tarankai Daily News: Editorial: Take a bow Maori Television

Gareth Vaughan (Interest): Changing NZ's local govt funding model to replicate Germany or Switzerland's would help solve our housing woes

Radio NZ: Low income households 'hit hardest' by consumer price rises

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The world is getting better

Simon Copland (Overland): Against equality

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): A bad veto

The Standard: Operation 8: Te Putatara

Radio NZ: Harawira wants proof of land receipts

James Henderson (The Standard): Where did Mighty River get that spare $50m?

Newswire: Complaints about state-run agencies rise

Beith Atkinson (Integirty Talking Points): Will New Zealand be as bold as the Irish about open government?

Martin Johnton (Herald): CTU questions workplace injury figures

Herald: Editorial: Poll shows good sense on fluoride

Gareth Renowden (Daily Blog): The Inconvenient Neighbours

Ideologically Impure: From a prochoice position, changing our abortion laws DOES MATTER

John Armstrong: A question of when an answer is really an answer

Brian Rudman (Herald): Spending 'snapshot' handy ammo for Brown

Gordon Campbell (Scoop): Another disaster for Parata

Bryce Edwards
Thu, 17 Oct 2013
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NZ POLITICS DAILY: October 17, 2013