NewsRoom Digest: Top NZ News Items for November 30 Edition, 2015

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Labour Party leader Andrew Little attracted only five percent support in the recent TVNZ leadership poll.

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This edition of NewsRoom_Digest features resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Monday 30th November. It is best viewed on a desktop screen.

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Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include the Labour Party unveiling a new Shadow Cabinet line-up, world leaders and tens of thousands of officials, delegates and observers gathering in Paris for the crucial United Nations climate talks and the Ministry for Primary Industries confirming it immediately commenced an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of bobby calves that was aired on television over the weekend.

POLITICS PULSE

Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today included:

Government: PM Welcomes Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Initiative; NZ deeply disappointed by whaling decision;Greater transparency for Govt investment projects; Auckland building consents continue to surge; 10-year passports: Back by public demand; New Law Commission projects announced; Views sought on extra protections from sunbeds; Appointments to the Film and Literature Board of Review

Greens: Thousands of Kiwi climate marchers challenge Govt to show leadership; NZ should send navy to monitor Japan’s whale hunt; Green Party Congratulates Kirk Hope; Key needs to walk-the-talk when on the world stage; Key must apologise over Malaysian diplomat case; MPI failing our animals and damaging our reputation

Labour: Bias amongst police must be urgently addressed; Guilt doesn’t mean Govt off hook; Labour Line-Up To Take The 2017 Election

New Zealand First: Simple Teacher Planning Equation Stumps Ministers

United Future Party: Party Leader AGM speech: Bold, not bland

LINKS OF THE DAY

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

10-YEAR PASSPORTS: Passports Office will start issuing 10-year adult passports to applicants from today. More details at: http://www.passports.govt.nz/10-year-passports

ARTS COUNCIL REPORT: The Arts Council invested a record $43.6 million in the arts and arts organisations in 2014/15 with more organisations than ever receiving multi-year funding, according to the council’s Annual Report 2014/15. The report is on the Creative New Zealand website: http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/about-creative-new-zealand/corporate-reports/annual-report-2014-15

BUILDING CONSENTS: The number of new dwellings consented rose in Auckland, but decreased in Canterbury, in October 2015 compared with October 2014 according to Statistics New Zealand. More detailed information at:http://bit.ly/1TmdH6X

HOUR OF CODE: New Zealand students can take their first steps into the exciting world of computer coding next week with the annual ‘Hour of Code’ campaign returning as part of Computer Science Education Week, 7-13 December. For more information visit: http://code.org/learn

SUNBEDS PROTECTION: Public consultation on proposals for additional protection from the use of commercial sunbeds starts today. Further information including the consultation document and details on how you lodge a submission is available here: https://www.health.govt.nz/publication/reducing-harm-caused-commercial-sunbeds

TRANSPARENCY FOR GOVT INVESTMENTS: Two reports released today on Government’s investment practices and the performance of its major investment projects provide an overview to the public for the first time.The two reports can be viewed here:
Managing Government Investment Projects 2014-15
www.treasury.govt.nz/statesector/investmentmanagement/publications/ipannualreport/2014-15 and Major Projects Performance Report March-June:
www.treasury.govt.nz/statesector/investmentmanagement/publications/majorprojects

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Monday 30th 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.

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