NewsRoom Digest: Top NZ News Items for December 23 Edition, 2015

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Today’s end of year edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 4 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Wednesday 23rd December. It is best viewed on a desktop screen.

SPECIAL NOTE: The team at NewsRoom sincerely wishes all of the readers and users of NewsRoom_Digest a happy and safe festive holiday as we all say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016. NewsRoom_Digest will be taking a break until 11 January though other NewsRoom routines will continue. Thanks from Rupeni, Shereel and Stephen.

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Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include the release of the sixth and final document by the Waitangi Tribunal in its report on the Crown’s dealings with the people of Te Urewera, EMA chief executive Kim Campbell and Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce are at odds over whether there is any chance the Government will achieve its goal of lifting exports from 30 to 40 per cent of GDP by 2025, and a ruling was delivered, subject to appeal, that Kim Dotcom and his three associates Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato were eligible for extradition to the US.

POLITICS PULSE

Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today included:

Government: East Frame development gets final approval; Stay safe on the water these holidays; Keep safe on the roads these holidays

New Zealand First: $3m Commerce Commission Nait Fines Stun Agriculture

LINKS OF THE DAY

IMPORTS RISE: The value of total goods imported was $4.9 billion in November 2015, up $535 million (12 percent) from November 2014 according to Statistics New Zealand. More details at: http://bit.ly/1O87Kdd

SHELLFISH WARNING: A new service to email warnings to shellfish gatherers about toxin levels in shellfish has been introduced for summer by the Ministry for Primary Industries. Read more:http://mpigovtnz.cwp.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/fishing/shellfish-biotoxin-alerts/

TE UREWERA REPORT: The final part of the Waitangi Tribunal’s Te Urewera Report was released today. The full report can be downloaded here: https://forms.justice.govt.nz/search/WT/reports/reportSummary.html?reportId=wt_DOC_99761543

VISITOR ARRIVALS: The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Statistics New Zealand website. Click here for more:http://bit.ly/1Md0Lke

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Wednesday 23rd December.

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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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