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.


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.


Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today


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


BENEFIT NUMBERS: The Ministry of Social Welfare released the latest benefit data today. More information at:

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:

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

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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.