NewsRoom Digest: Top NZ News Items for January 27 Edition, 2016

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Today’s edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 4 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Wednesday 27th January. It is best viewed on a desktop screen.

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Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include the Government working with the Auckland Council to bring forward the start date of the City Rail Link by two years, the International Ratings Agency Fitch revising down its assessment of New Zealand’s economic outlook, and the Corrections Department saying it will in future tell Child Youth and Family when it releases prisoners who pose a risk to children.

POLITICS PULSE

Media releases issued from Parliament by political parties today 

included:

Government: Government To Move Forward On City Rail Link; Speech: John Key – Speech to Auckland Chamber of Commerce; $115m to accelerate regional roading projects; Infrastructure programme rich source of jobs; New Science Challenge to boost land productivity and the environment

ACT Party: Key must follow up rail with education funding;Council gets the money and the bag

Greens: Green Party Celebrates End To CRL delay;More cracks in Government’s economic façade; Education and steeper fines needed to get stock out of waterways

Labour: Key last to board the City Rail Link; National can’t ignore economic warnings

Māori Party: The chameleon of New Zealand politics strikes again; Pororoaki : Andrew Sarich

New Zealand First: Speech: Winston Peters State of Nation Orewa; Peters- Another Reason Not To Change NZ Flag

NZ National Party: Decision on East-West road link welcomed

LINKS OF THE DAY

HOUSEHOLD LABOUR: The the working-age population estimate of the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over was today released today by Statistics New Zealand. Read more: http://bit.ly/1SIZfs2

NATIONAL SCIENCE CHALLENGE: The Our Land and Water National Science Challenge, which aims to enhance primary sector production and productivity while maintaining and improving land and water quality was launched yesterday. For more information about the National Science Challenges, visit: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/science-innovation/national-science-challenges/

REGIONAL ROADING PROJECTS: Funding of up to $115 million to accelerate regionally significant roading projects in Taranaki, Gisborne and Marlborough was announced today. More information on the Accelerated Regional Roading Programme can be found at: http://www.transport.govt.nz/arrp

REGIONAL TOURISM INDICATORS: The Regional Tourism Indicators (RTI) for December 2015 was released today. The RTI are based on electronic card transaction data and provide regular updates on both international and domestic tourism expenditure at a regional level. Read more: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/sectors-industries/tourism/tourism-research-data/regional-tourism-indicators

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Wednesday 27th 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.

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