8. Thursday's pick of the news links

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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