NewsRoom_Digest for April 6 2016

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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.

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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.

POLITICS PULSE

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

LINKS OF THE DAY

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:http://www.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/businesses/business_growth_and_innovation/BusinessOperationsSurvey_HOTP2015.aspx

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

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