New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser is currently taking part, in his capacity of Climate Change Minister, in the COP21 climate change conference being hosted in Paris.

Newsroom Digest

This edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 9 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Friday 6th November.


Top stories in the current news cycle include the Treasury publishing the financial statements of government for first first three months of this financial year, the Government releasing the legal text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on behalf of the deal’s 12 member countries and Māori and Pasifika groups dominating the applications in the latest round for new charter schools.


Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today included:

Government: New Zealand releases TPP text; Another step forward for Child Hardship Bill; Draft report on dairy competition released; Speech to the Opening Ceremony of ASEM Foreign Ministers Meeting, Luxembourg; Minister leads whakatō mauri ceremony in Shanghai; 2016 PM’s Education Excellence Awards open;Good to Grow Partnership announced; Auckland home construction at 10-year high

Labour: Govt refuses to even try to fix its Korea land sales mistake;Make the right call, mate!; Screws put on health as budgets blow out

NZ National Party: Schools encouraged to enter PM’s Education Excellence Awards


Links of the day have been a feature of NewsRoom_Digest since we first started production in August 2014.

AMNESTY REPORT ON SYRIA: Amnesty International’s 70-page report – Between prison and the grave: Enforced disappearances in Syria – reveals that the Syrian authorities are profiting from widespread and systematic enforced disappearances. Go here for the report:

CLIMATE CHANGE LINK: Citizen scientists have helped NIWA determine that climate change has likely increased the chances of extreme rainfall that deluged Northland last year.For the full report see:

DAIRY SECTOR COMPETITION: The Commerce Commission has today released its draft report for consultation on the state of competition in New Zealand’s dairy industry.A copy of the draft report can be found here:

DAIRY STORY: DairyNZ has launched a new online tool which visualises data about dairying in New Zealand in a three dimensional model using gaming technology . Go to

GOVERNMENT FINANCIALS: Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the Three Months Ended 30 September 2015 was released today. Read more:

PM’S EDUCATION AWARDS: The 2016 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards opened today. Entries close on 18 March 2016. Entry forms and information are available here:

PwC DIGITAL IQ: The key behaviours that correlate strong digital investment to profitability for New Zealand businesses have been highlighted by PwC New Zealand’s 2015 Global Digital IQ Survey.Click here for the report: 

TPP TEXT: On behalf of the twelve members of the TPP and in its capacity as Depositary of the Agreement, New Zealand released the text of TPP.These documents, together with the full text, will be available The joint statement can be found at:

VALUE OF SKILLED MIGRANTS: New research by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment shows that skilled migrants are generally settling well into the New Zealand labour market. The Labour Market Integration and Retention of Skilled Migrants in New Zealand report is available here: and the Migration Trends and Outlook 2014/15 report is available here:

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Friday 6th November.

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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.