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NZ POLITICS DAILY: October 24 2014

Bryce Edwards
Fri, 24 Oct 2014

Today’s content


Herald: Editorial: Speaker gives PM, ministers a licence to duck for cover

Duncan Garner (TV3): Key is always the PM – it’s not a part-time gig

Taranaki Daily News: Editorial: Slipping in and out of the emperor's cloak

Adam Bennett and Brendan Manning (Herald): Key should have answered WhaleOil question – Speaker

Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): There appears to be an off button

RNZ: Key's blogger response questioned

Ben Uffindell (The Civilian): Key spoke to Cameron Slater ‘not as Prime Minister’, but as a sponge

Jono Natusch (Occasionally Erudite): The 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins – the John Key edition

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Collins still in opposition's sights

Nick Grant (NBR): ‘Bland’, ‘predictable’, ‘vacuous’ – govt’s third term programme critiqued (paywalled)



Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Labour leadership race: Focussing the message

Vernon Small (Stuff): Labour leadership selection woes

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Labour change needed: Candidates

Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Parker kicks off leadership campaign

Phil Quin (Pundit): Grant Robertson is not as much like Joseph Stalin as some would have you think

The Standard: A encomium for Nanaia Mahuta

Harry Love (ODT): Labour must stick to its message

Matthew Beveridge (Social Media): Labour leadership challengers: Who runs the accounts?


Nicky Hager and Dirty Politics

Brendan Manning (Herald): Police take Hager to court over sources

Laura Walters (Herald): Nicky Hager challenges police raid

TV3: Nicky Hager takes police to court over Dirty Politics raid

RNZ: Legislation 'may not protect Hager'

Anthony Robins (Standard): Hager vs police – suppressing debate



John Drinnan (Herald): TVNZ losing Maori link

RNZ: TVNZ Pasifika shows 'will be produced'

RNZ: TVNZ opts out of Maori, Pacific shows

RNZ: MP questions TVNZ's future

Myles Thomas (Daily Blog): Marae Investigates No More



Jane Clifton (Listener): ‘Friends’ with benefits (paywalled)

Toby Manhire (Herald): Pomp and tosh in fantasyland

Audrey Young (Herald): Judith Collins on two parliamentary select committees

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The 51st Parliament Select Committees

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Assistant Speaker Trevor

Newswire/TV3: Parliament needs armed guards - O'Connor

Lydia Anderson and Simon Wong (TV3): Parliament security tightened after Canada shooting

Peter Wilson (Newswire): Canada attack wake-up call for Kiwi MPs

Newswire: NZ diplomats caught in Canada lockdown


OIA abuse

David Fisher (Herald): Opinion: OIA a bizarre arms race

No Right Turn: Freedom of information: How it works in Norway


Parliamentary spending

Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): McCully tops ministerial expenses list

Vernon Small (Stuff): PM gifts food hamper to Helen Clark

Isaac Davison (Herald): Departing MPs' one last spend-up

Newswire: Hone Harawira tops MP spending list


NZ intervention in Middle East

Gordon Campbelll (Scoop): On the tokenism of New Zealand‘s role against Islamic State

Brent Edwards (RNZ): Terrorism is a threat but lest we forget

Nigel Parsons and Beth Greener (Dom Post): Careful steps needed over Isis

Nathan Smith (NBR): Key 'not going to walk away' from defending NZ against terror (paywalled)

David Rutherford (Herald): If we live in fear, terrorists win



Brian Fallow (Herald): Wealth gap goes mainstream

Adam Bennett (Herald): Child poverty: 'Substantial policy' needed

Newswire: Charity: PM needs to do more to stop child poverty

Jack McDonald (On the Left): Workers’ rights under attack



Dan Satherley (TV3): Russel Norman: Shell Todd must be held to account

No Right Turn: National lets Shell drill illegally



Tova O’Brien (TV3): Harawira hired sex offenders with taxpayer money

Pete George (Your NZ): Once Were Mana



Stuff: Today in politics: Friday, October 24

Stuff: Today in Politics: October 23

Patrick Gower (TV3): This week in politics - October 23, 2014

Stuff: Beehive Live: Employment law clash

Listener: Editorial – True merit

Diana Wichtel (Listener): The controversial commissioner (paywalled)

Audrey Young (Herald): Spy advisory panel members named

Whena Owen (TV3): Cheesemaker takes a stand against Govt

Stacey Kirk (Stuff): NZ well-prepared against Ebola: Coleman

Fundamentally Useless: The quiet privileges

Kieren Gera (On the Left): Wanted: more fertiliser and horse manure

Jem Yoshioka (On the Left): Why I am on the left

Nicole Skews (On the left): Why I’m Left: happiness, solidarity and community

John Clements (Herald): City that's big but far from super

Muriel Newman (NZCPR): Manipulating Charities

Herald: NZ among world's best countries to move to, survey finds

Stuff: Guinea pig for drink-drive tech

David Farrar (Kiwiblog): NZ won election on the first round

Newswire: NZ First calls for urgent debate on immigration

Bryce Edwards
Fri, 24 Oct 2014
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NZ POLITICS DAILY: October 24 2014