NewsRoom Digest: Top NZ News Items for September 11, 2015

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This edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 4 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Friday 11th September.

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Top stories in the current news cycle include the Waitangi Tribunal finding that Tuhoronuku, the Ngapuhi authority negotiating a settlement for the country’s largest iwi is not fit for the job, an Education Review Office report that shows the principal and two teachers at a disgraced private school in Auckland are not fully registered as teachers, and news that former Green co-leader Russel Norman is to resign from Parliament to head Greenpeace New Zealand.

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POLITICS PULSE

Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today included:

Government: Minister welcomes scholarship to mark land march anniversary; Property rules strengthened by Taxation Bill; Kiwis’ health suffers as Government spin machine goes into overdrive; New funding supports sustainable Pacific fisheries; PGP delivering much needed support to rural communities; NZ Trade Commissioner to PNG announced

Greens: Auditor General shows Minister for Primary Industries was wrong to make swamp kauri assurances; Govt asleep at the wheel in ‘dangerous territory’; Green Party Congratulates Russel Norman On Greenpeace Appointment; Government ignoring lessons of East Timor when it comes to West Papua

Labour:Departure of Tim Barnett as General Secretary; Small agency clocks up big travel bill; Ngapuhi mandate needs refresh; Royal Commission needed into dodgy repairs; Bill English is Finance Minister not financial advisor

New Zealand First:Customs workers locked into zero-hour contracts; National fails on Southland Rural Broadband; Nga Puhi Faces Big Push To Sort Representation

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/

BEE AWARE MONTH: September is Bee Aware Month. The National Beekeepers Association has collected details here: http://www.nba.org.nz/beeawaremonth/ and there is a very information Facebook page here:https://www.facebook.com/Bee-Aware-Month-155550234605563/timeline/

GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER AWARENESS: Every day as many as three New Zealand women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer and one woman dies. Read more here: http://www.nzgcf.org.nz

NGĀPUHI MANDATE INQUIRY REPORT: The Waitangi Tribunal released the Ngāpuhi Mandate Inquiry Report today recommending that the Crown delay any further negotiations with Tuhoronuku to give Ngāpuhi the time and space needed to address the flaws the Tribunal has identified. The report is available at:http://www.justice.govt.nz/tribunals/waitangi-tribunal/news/ngapuhi-mandate-inquiry-pre-publication-report-released

NZ FOOD PRICES UP 0.4%: In the year to August 2015, food prices increased 0.4 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows an increase of 1.2 percent in the year to July. More information is available at:http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/economic_indicators/prices_indexes/FoodPriceIndex_HOTPAug15.aspx

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Friday 11th September.

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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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