NewsRoom Digest: Top NZ News Items for January 21 Edition, 2016

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Newsroom Digest

Today’s edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 2 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Thursday 21st January. It is best viewed on a desktop screen.

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Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include the New Zealand sharemarket falling nearly 1% this morning following the overnight rout on the global markets, the manufacturing sector being at its highest level of expansion for more than a year, and the government confirming the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be signed in Auckland on 4 February.

POLITICS PULSE

Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today

included:

Government: Trade Minister releases TPP signing date; Benefit numbers continue steady yearly decline; Setting the record straight on TPP and Treaty

ACT Party: TPPA will limit ability to stop climate change

Labour: Aspirational nonsense – they want work; Monetary policy must get into 21st Century

New Zealand First: Opportunity To Watch Aussie Tennis Open Denied; Ramadi Still Not Liberated – US Department Of Defense; PM Gambling At Skycity; Bennett Shifts State House Headache To Struggling Regions

LINKS OF THE DAY

BENEFIT NUMBERS: The Ministry of Social Welfare released the latest benefit data today. More information at:https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/publications-resources/statistics/benefit/index.html

RENTS IN 2015: While property prices rose around the country in 2015, particularly in Auckland, rents did not keep pace according to Trade Me Property’s latest rental figures. Read more: http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/price-index/for-rent/

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Thursday 21st January.

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