NewsRoom Digest: Top NZ News Items for August 3, 2015

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This edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 5 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from 

Monday 3rd August.

NEWSROOM_MONITOR

Top stories in the current news cycle include news the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter will stay open although an early closure is still an option from 2018, an investigation by the Ministry for Primary Industries a potential fish dumping off the coast of Northland, and the police shooting yesterday evening of a young man who said he was armed in a city park in Auckland.

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POLITICS PULSE

Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today included:

Government: Groser disappointed TPP deal not reached; More housing support for vulnerable youth; Cook Islands Language Week celebrated; Positive response to Draft Restoration Plan; PM announces honorary military appointments

ACT Party: Welcomes NZ First to Superannuation debate

Greens: Time for the Govt to come clean on flailing TPP; Smelter decision creates opportunity for new economic plan; Groser’s emotions should not define NZ’s TPPA stance; Six NZ finalists in global tech awards; Government can support Māori Language Month; Salvation Army homeless report shows Govt is letting down the most vulnerable Kiwis

Labour: Stalled TPP chance for wider discussion; Tiwai Point welcomed but strategy needed; Christchurch East MP Poto Williams returns to Cooks for celebration

New Zealand FirstSpeech- The New Kiwi Deal;Management/Worker Takeover Only Sensible Solution For Tiwai; Can the TPPA be rebooted?

LINKS OF THE DAY

Links of the day have been a feature of NewsRoom_Digest since we first started production in August 2014 at newsroom-nz.tumblr.com. We are currently building an archive of these at:http://newsroomplus.com/resources/resourceful-links/

COOK ISLANDS LANGUAGE WEEK: Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has welcomed Cook Islands Language Week. Further links here: http://www.mpia.govt.nz/te-epetoma-o-te-reo-maori-kuki-airani-cook-islands-language-week/ 

MONTHLY ECONOMIC INDICATORS: The July Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury Website at 2:00pm. The report provides a summary of recent economic events. Read more at:http://www.treasury.govt.nz/economy/mei/jul15

NIWA’S NEW HI-TECH TOOL: Identifying creepy crawlies in your local stream just got a whole lot easier and faster, thanks to a new 3D identification system developed by a NIWA researcher. Check out NIWA’s 3D SHMAK tool at:http://shmak-invert-id.niwa.co.nz

WATER QUALITY IN SOUTHLAND: Environment Southland has released an engagement document today that outlines the Council’s thinking and highlights some approaches that could help to improve water quality.

WORLDS SUMMIT AWARDS: Six New Zealand companies have been selected as finalists in this year’s World Summit Awards: Figure.NZ, ARANZ Medical, Pond, Ngā Tapuwae Gallipoli, Wipster and Attitude Live. For more information on the awards go to: http://www.wsa-awards.org.nz

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Monday 3rd August 2015.

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.

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