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Today’s edition of NewsRoom_Digest features resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from 6th of April. It is best viewed on a desktop screen.


Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include: New Zealand Post is proposing to sell part of Kiwibank to the Accident Compensation Corporation and Super Fund for $495 million; Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce saying the manufacturing industry is growing, despite big job cuts at Fisher and Paykel; and Fiji is preparing for Cyclone Zena, with the storm intensifying from a category 1 to a category 3 storm today.


Government: Minister attends launch of vegetable garden initiative for prisoners;Guy attending OECD Agricultural conference;R&D growing in Kiwi firms; New Zealand’s links to Philippines strengthened; Appointments to Lottery Distribution Committees; TPP good for environment and trade;ACC to sponsor TVNZ coverage of 2016 Paralympic Games; Kiwibank to remain 100 per cent Govt owned;New Zealand Sign Language celebrates 10th anniversary

ACT Party: National Party needs to get some guts on Kiwibank

Greens: Key wrong to claim “full disclosure” of NZ foreign trusts; Govt forced Kiwibank move

Labour: What is going on at Pacific Business Trust?;Supported living payments; Key shrugs shoulders at tax haven status; Labour Committed To Kiwibank In Public Ownership;Government cannot stand on side line as job losses grow;Ministers sought no advice on level of multinational tax avoidance

New Zealand First: Rail Line A Promise From NZ First;It Always Pays To Check The Facts;Government Plotting To Kill Off Supergold Card


INNOVATIVE FIRMS: More firms are creating better goods and services through greater spending on research and development in 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more:

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Wednesday 6th April.

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.