Here are my pick of the links to news on the political economy from other news sites on Thursday.
Herald: Corrections Minister: Prisoners could sleep on mattresses on ground if prison population continues to grow
Lucy Bennett (Herald): Developers on board with KiwiBuild off-the-plan programme
Henry Cooke (Stuff): Housing affordability gets worse - especially in Auckland
Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Shane Jones launches blistering attack on Fonterra, economists
Simon Wilson (Herald): The council and its malcontents
Tim Watkin (Pundit): More questions from the Nicky Hager case
Nita Blake-Persen (RNZ): Plastics going straight to landfill as China waste ban bites
Samantha Motion (Bay of Plenty Times): Tauranga City Council bylaw bans begging and rough sleeping near shops
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