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Today’s edition of NewsRoom_Digest features 2 resourceful links of the day and the politics pulse from Tuesday 3rd of May. It is best viewed on a desktop screen.


Noteworthy stories in the current news cycle include: Land Information Minister Louise Upston launching an independent inquiry into how the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) carries out its good character test, after it approved a Taranaki farm being sold to two Argentinian brothers; researchers saying they believe they have found the wreck of “The Endeavour”, which Captain James Cook commanded on his first voyage of discovery to New Zealand ; and the Government is crunching the numbers to try to reduce crime rates and improve outcomes for offenders and victims.


Government: PM’s Education Excellence Awards finalists;Peter Hughes new State Services Commissioner; 1 million doses of influenza vaccine distributed; Speech: John Key – Speech to NZ Institute of International Affairs;New Children’s Commissioner appointed;Minister visits Sinai and Golan Heights; New approach to justice sector investment;Speech: Amy Adams – Social Investment in the Criminal Justice System; New Community Leadership Fund announced;Patient feedback improves the management of long-term conditions;Tax Bill to improve, strengthen tax rules

Greens: Congratulations to new Children’s Commissioner; Minister’s target put above giving kids the best start

Labour: Public behind Healthy Homes Guarantee


JUSTICE SECTOR INVESTMENT: Justice Minister Amy Adams has announced details of how the Government is planning to apply the Social Investment approach to the criminal justice system. More information on the Investment Approach to Justice will be made available at

MONTHLY ECONOMIC INDICATORS: The April Monthly Economic Indicators (MEI) was published today on the Treasury Website. The report provides a summary of recent economic events.Read more at:

And that’s our sampling of “news you can use” for Tuesday 3rd of May.

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.