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Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – February 15 2018 – 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="640"] 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). National Party Richard Harman (Politik): National’s divisions open up Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): National’s leadership contest Interest: Don Brash, Michelle Boag and David Farrar on National’s leadership Audrey Young (Herald): Why the three-way National leadership battle is really a two-horse race Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): National’s ABC leadership rivals emerge TVNZ: ‘There’s this real hunger for generational change’ – Who will take National’s leadership? Barry Soper (Herald): Why there’s a lot to worry about in the National leadership race Jo Moir (Stuff): National’s ten first-term MPs could decide the next leader Jane Patterson (RNZ): And then there were three: Adams joins National leadership race Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Adams, Bridges and Collins bid for National leadership Liam Hehir (Newsroom): Bridges best bet for conservatives Kristin Macfarlane (Bay of Plenty Times): Tauranga MP Simon Bridges: I can replace Bill English as National leader Derek Cheng (Herald): Simon Bridges: I have strong support for the leadership Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): National leadership contenders throw their hats in the ring Liam Hehir: No, it’s not okay to call Simon Bridges “arrogant” Claire Trevett (Herald): Judith Collins sets her own sacking point: 35 per cent in the polls Claire Trevett (Herald): Judith Collins comes out swinging – at Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Judith Collins: ‘We’re never going to out-Jacinda Jacinda’ Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Judith Collins already crushing Simon Bridges, Amy Adams for National leadership Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Crushin’ it Kate Hawkesby (Herald): Amy Adams the clear frontrunner Newstalk ZB: Amy Adams announces bid for National leadership Derek Cheng (Herald): Amy Adams announces bid for National leadership Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): National leadership: Paula Bennett could lose deputy leader role Herald: Steven Joyce considers National Party leadership bid Max Towle (The Wireless): Nikki Kaye won’t be National’s next leader, but should she be? Stephen Franks: Surprise that Chris Bishop not contending David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Pity the staff Brigitte Morten (RNZ): National aims for clean, fast leadership contest Newshub: Duncan Garner quizzes Bill English on who will be new National leader Mike Hosking: English can take bow for country’s head of steam Conan Young (RNZ): Dipton reacts to English’s departure: ‘He wasn’t finished’ Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Bill English’s true legacy Jess Berentson-Shaw (Stuff): Bill English and his ‘doing what works’ legacy Joel Ineson (Stuff): Maureen Pugh back in Parliament after Bill English’s retirement Max Molyneux and Ben O’Connor (Newshub): Who will be National’s new social influencer-in-chief? Herald: The truth about Paula Bennett and Judith Collins’ new hair ‘dos   Government Amelia Lester (Vogue): New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, Is Young, Forward-Looking, and Unabashedly Liberal—Call Her the Anti-Trump Herald: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s new Vogue magazine photoshoot Eleanor Black (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern’s Vogue fashion shoot praises her as the ‘anti-Trump’ Karl du Fresne: I reckon eventually, something will blow Edward Willis (Public law and regulation): Waka jumping – has electoral integrity jumped the shark?   Education John Gerritsen (RNZ): Teachers contributing to Māori under-achievement Jo Moir (Stuff): Charter school lays complaint with Ministry of Education about Kelvin Davis Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Davis downplays charter school complaint Amy Baker (Stuff): Negotiations to continue for Albany charter school in light of Govt announcement RNZ: Digital divide in schools leaves students struggling   Russell McVeagh sexual harassment allegations Sarah Borissenko and Melanie Reid (Newsroom): The summer interns and the law firm Rosie Gordon and Sarah Harris (Herald): Top law firm Russell McVeagh embroiled in ‘serious’ sexual allegations involving law students   Trade Winston Peters (Herald): Critics should look at the CPTPP with an open mind Barry Coates (Herald): Gains under TPP not worth risks to democracy   Primary industries Benedict Collins (RNZ): Govt considering ditching fishing boat camera plans No Right Turn:Oh FFS Doug Edmeades (Stuff): Dictatorial approach over water quality fails with farmers Alexa Cook (RNZ): Crackdown on dairy farm employment records planned Keith Woodford (Stuff): Clamour for other uses drives high country reform Brittany Pickett (Stuff): Alternative proteins and red meat set to share NZ supermarket shelves   Health Jessica Long (Stuff): University report shows support for exclusive tobacco sales at pharmacies Emma Dangerfield (Press): Costs continue for experimental Keytruda patient Cate Broughton (Stuff): Thousands of Hepatitis C sufferers unaware a cure is within reach Miri Schroeter (Stuff): MidCentral DHB backs out of child development service in Manawatū and Horowhenua Ruby Nyika (Stuff): Unknowns for Waikato DHB boss roles in 2018   Employment Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Government enters into pay equity talks for mental health workers Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Government announces equal pay deal for mental health workers   Retirement Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Analysis: Is an increase to the retirement age really inevitable? Merewyn Groom (Spinoff): Super screwed: How the pay gap wrecks women’s retirements Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): New Zealand’s retirement age plan: leave the problem to someone else   Housing Madison Reidy (Stuff): More apprentices needed for KiwiBuild Anne Gibson (Herald): Anti-foreign house-buyer backdown on the cards   Inequality and poverty Simon Maude (Stuff): National says Salvation Army poverty report shows ‘improvement’, others scathing Samantha Morton (Herald): Tauranga council wants to ‘turn off the tap’ by telling people not to donate to beggars   Environment Ellie Hooper (Noted): Tackling climate change requires more than just looking in the mirror Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Genesis Energy to phase out Huntly coal use Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Our Inconvenient Truth: NZ will burn coal until 2030 Deena Coster (Taranaki Daily News): Calls for Māori to have greater role in management of waterways after dead tuna found in stream   America’s Cup Bernard Orsman (Herald): Team New Zealand battling Government and Auckland Council over America’s Cup bases Christopher Reive (Herald): America’s Cup: Government announcement on Wynyard Quarter base a ‘surprise’ to Team New Zealand Todd Niall (RNZ): Govt confident in preferred America’s Cup plan Simon Maude (Stuff): Controversial Wynyard Wharf tank farm back on table for America’s Cup base Herald: Tank farm to go for America’s Cup bases at Auckland waterfront   Local government Janine Rankin (Manawatu Standard): Petitioners have the numbers for a poll on Māori wards Don Esslemont (Manawatu Standard): Let’s hear the case for Māori wards   Transport and road safety Benedict Collins (RNZ): Roadside saliva testing intrusive – Genter Elton Rikihana Smallman (Stuff): Hamilton to Auckland transport corridor ‘near top of list’   Māori Party Grant Chapman (Newshub): Flavell, Fox stay on to clean up Māori Party election disaster Daisy Hudson (Rotorua Daily Post): Maori Party AGM in Rotorua to signal new focus   Police Nicole Barratt (Herald): New Zealand Police Association: We need to talk about firearms Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): More police officers being threatened with guns – union   Other Julie Iles (Stuff): Minister David Parker rules out Fletcher Building bailout Gill Bonnett (RNZ):Immigration ruling delays causing ‘mental anguish’ AAP: New Zealand Newswire to close Susan Edmunds (Stuff): More than competition needed to change Kiwi power market: Analyst Anan Zaki (Stuff): Google Maps lists Waihopai spy base as ‘best’ audio visual rental service in NZ Regan Paranihi (Māori TV): New Chairman for Waitangi National Trust Alex Casey (Spinoff): Georgina Beyer still has a fire in her belly]]>