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Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – 01 December 2017 – Today’s content

Editor’s Note: Here below is a list of the main issues currently under discussion in New Zealand and links to media coverage. [caption id="attachment_297" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] The Beehive and Parliament Buildings.[/caption] Below are the links to the items online. The full text of these items are contained in the PDF file (click to download). CTV building collapse Philip Matthews (Press): Failure to prosecute over CTV offends our sense of justice Nigel Hampton (Stuff): Not prosecuting CTV building engineers a ‘sadly disappointing results’ Michael Wright (Stuff): Why is no-one being prosecuted for the CTV building collapse tragedy? Phil Pennington (RNZ): CTV decision ‘not trial by expert’ David Williams (Newsroom): CTV families still search for answers Mike Hosking (Herald): On CTV building collapse, police have done not just the right thing but realistically the only thing RNZ: Corporate manslaughter law on cards – minister RNZ: CTV survivors and families call for law change Sam Sherwood (Stuff): CTV building collapse police victims’ families react: ‘There is no closure’ Stuff: Man who lost daughter in CTV collapse will ‘never move on’ 1News: ‘I watched the building collapse in front of my eyes’ – Families of people who died in CTV building collapse disgusted with decision not to prosecute RNZ: Police decline to bring charges over CTV building collapse Lisa Davies (1News): No police prosecutions over collapse of Christchurch’s CTV building in 2011 quake Martyn van Beynen, Sam Sherwood and Joelle Dally (Stuff): Police will not prosecute over CTV collapse RNZ: CTV survivor confirms no police charges will be laid Herald: Police decision on CTV collapse: Families ‘won’t give up’ Martyn van Beynen (Press): CTV building engineer Alan Reay still deeply anguished by collapse tragedy RNZ: Timeline: CTV building collapse No Right Turn: Pike River Redux Golriz Ghahraman David Farrar (Kiwiblog): It’s all about the brand Herald: James Shaw takes rap for misrepresenting Golriz Ghahraman in speech Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Man who called Golriz Ghahraman a genocide denier denies calling her a genocide denier 1News: On Tuesday she was a ‘genocide-denier’, but today she’s not – ex-Labour staffer apologises to Golriz for vile remarks Laura Walters (Stuff): Phil Quin apologises for calling Green MP Golriz Ghahraman a ‘genocide denier’ Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Golriz Ghahraman update: Cough-cough – about my whole ‘this is a political screw up by the Greens’ Water and trade Richard Harman (Politik): Peters takes on his own Ministry Audrey Young (Herald): Winston Peters and David Parker at odds over whether export tax breaches trade deals Henry Cooke (Stuff): Stoush in select committee as National seeks to take credit for TPP wins Henry Cooke (Stuff): Export tax on water would breach TPP and other free trade agreements, MPs told Craig McCulloch (RNZ): NZ ‘could not’ apply water tax – diplomat Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Free trade rules could block bottled water tax Jo Moir (Stuff): Māori freshwater rights set to be a stumbling block for coalition Government RNZ: Fonterra on trading halt pending botulism scare decision Media Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): On journalism, Peters and Ghahraman John Drinnan (Herald): Radio NZ te reo strikes the wrong note Liam Hehir (Medium): Reforming the liturgy of Morning Report Karl du Fresne: Freedom of speech, Rachel Stewart-style Herald: Toni Street and Mike McRoberts win big at NZ TV Awards Newsroom: Newsroom wins current affairs award Winston Peters John Armstrong (1News): Ardern learning that you get what you get with Winston Peters Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): Winston Peters Has Options – Jacinda Ardern Does Not Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Prime Minister Peters? Don’t rule it out 1News: Winston Peters tasked with rivitalising $1.6 billion horse racing industry Parliament Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): MPs on notice over written questions furore 1News: Watch: Speaker Trevor Mallard fed up with time-wasting motions Warren Lindberg (Scoop): Money versus passion: parliamentary lobbying Richard Dawson (ODT): What’s in a name? Economy RNZ: Robertson unveils govt’s plan for the economy Ellen Read (Stuff): Government to reveal fiscal costs of the 100 Day Plan on December 14 Newswire: Robertson tells Ministers to review spending programmes RNZ: ‘It will be possible for us to meet our goals’ – Robertson Jane Patterson (RNZ): ‘We want New Zealanders to be in work and to be paid well’ Liam Dann (Herald): Grant Robertson announces date for fiscal update Stuff: Government to reveal fiscal costs of the 100 Day Plan on December 14 Herald: NZ Herald editorial: After smart call on LVRs it’s a shame Governor can’t stick around Chris Hutching (Stuff): Property industry is a major earner but women’s pay lag Housing Henry Cooke (Stuff): Government passes Healthy Homes bill, requiring all rentals to be warm and dry Herald: Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill is Govt’s second major law to pass Newshub: Healthy Homes Bill passes requiring rentals to be warm and dry Dan Satherley (Newshub): Grant Robertson wants house prices to keep rising Sally Murphy (RNZ): Deposits need to drop, says loan company Anne Gibson (Herald): Four reasons Chinese house buyers love NZ Overseas land sales and investment Mark Price (ODT): Character test had been passed Sally Murphy (RNZ): OIO eyeing Lauer for ‘character test’ Environment No Right Turn: Secrecy hides incompetence Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Iwi leaders unanimously oppose seismic testing Jamie Morton (Herald): Calls for fisheries closures over threat to yellow-eyed penguins 1News: Fishing nets leading cause of deaths for endangered New Zealand penguin Stuff: Yellow-eyed penguins ‘drowning’ in sea nets face wipe-out, scientists warn Lois Williams (RNZ): Kauri headed for extinction, scientist warns Nina Hall (The Conversation): Six things New Zealand’s new government needs to do to make climate refugee visas work Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Businesses must lead the way in making us give up plastic bags BusinessDesk: NZ carbon price highest in six years Breanna Barraclough (Newshub): Antarctica’s Ross Sea massive marine protected area comes into force Health Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Serious Fraud Office now has formal complaint on Nigel Murray RNZ: Murray may have spent more than officially recorded – Audit NZ Jamie Morton (Herald): Are Kiwi babies being breastfed long enough? Newshub: NZ mothers fall short of breastfeeding guidelines Cleo Fraser (Newshub): ACC says no cover for people affected by Havelock North water crisis Rachel Clayton (Stuff): Supermarkets making inroads to sugar, salt reduction in own brands Herald: Consumer NZ calls for more regulation after 10 sunscreen brands fail tests Tax Brian Fallow (Herald): Let’s get tax right this time Andrea Black (Let’s talk about tax): My fair tax review Education John Gerritsen (RNZ): End of exams in sight Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Solicitor-General appeals former teacher’s sentence and name suppression John Gerritsen (RNZ): NZ’s ‘worst’ polytech under scrutiny John Gerritsen (RNZ): Concerns for jobs at troubled West Coast polytech RNZ: Low score for West Coast polytech Paid parental leave Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Paid parental leave increased to 26 weeks as Government bill passes Newshub: Paid Parental Leave to extend to 22 weeks in 2018 RNZ: Govt’s paid parental leave bill passes Employment Matthew Theunissen (Herald): Employment Court ruling set to shake-up the workplace 1News: ‘There aren’t enough prosecutions’ – Unions say WorkSafe should charge more forestry firms over deaths Thomas Manch (Stuff): High salaries don’t guarantee success, but oversight key Newshub: Minister for Women’s sexual harrassment advice Local government Todd Niall (RNZ): Auckward: Supercity secession bids fail Rob Stock (Stuff): Asset sales, petrol tax and house-building levies to fund Auckland Council’s spending plans Dan Satherley (Newshub): Goodbye transport levy, hello regional fuel tax Bernard Orsman (Herald): North Shore residents should not have to pay full water rate, says councilor Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Whānau rally to save “death trap” urban marae Tracy Neal (RNZ): Infamous Nelson resident gets an apology International relations Catherine Delahunty (Herald): West Papua people need our support Toby Manhire (Herald): Why Donald Trump is dangerous and wrong Herald: NZ’s backing of UN resolution condemning Israel’s Palestine settlements ’embarrassing’ Police Megan Gattey (Stuff): More Tasers, more police shootings: Weapons ‘encourage aggressive behaviour’ Callum McGillivray (Stuff): How did the police force stack up over the past year? Treaty of Waitangi  Herald: Sir William Gallagher apologises for offensive Treaty of Waitangi comments Stuff: Sir William Gallagher apologises over Treaty comments Sandy Morrison (Waikato Times): With leadership comes responsibility, Sir William Other David Fisher (Herald): GCSB minister Andrew Little on mass surveillance and our spies obeying the law The Listener: The Pike River decision erases a stain on New Zealand law Herald: Search for children’s relatives will look wider after damning review Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): How a small town set a national example ODT Editorial: The high price of petrol Rachel Thomas (Stuff): Hospital sends wrong records to dead woman’s son in ‘disappointing’ privacy breach Herald: Controversial children’s book Into The River’s racy content inspires law change RNZ: MP’s 2013 gay marriage speech goes viral in Japan Martyn Bradbury (Waatea News): Can the activist left work constructively with the new Government The Standard: Progress from the Labour led government]]>