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Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – February 27 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 Toby Manhire (Spinoff): New poll on National leadership gives late boost to outsiders Audrey Young (Herald): Steven Joyce and Judith Collins win National campaign but not the contest’ Richard Harman (Politik): Steven Joyce: “All or bust” Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): New National leader faces uphill battle Liam Hehir (Stuff): Government must do plenty wrong for Labour to lose ascendancy Newshub: Next National Party leader will lose to Jacinda Ardern – Bryce Edwards Claire Trevett (Herald): National Party leadership goes down to the wire – will it be Amy Adams or Simon Bridges? Jane Patterson (RNZ): Close race for new National leader to be decided today Newstalk ZB: Crunch day as Nats prepare to pick new leader Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): Note To National MPs: Pick Judith, Or The Members Will Pick Her For You Bryce Edwards (Herald): Amy Adams – the compromise candidate Zoe Hunter (Bay of Plenty Times): ‘Nervous’ Bridges ready to step up as National’s leader TVNZ: Jeremy Wells goes speed dating with National’s Steven Joyce – ‘The mind boggles’ Herald: One last pitch to rule them all: National leadership 1News: Watch: National Party’s leadership candidates tell Kiwis why they should get the top job ahead of tomorrow’s vote Lloyd Burr, Isobel Ewing and Jenna Lynch (Newshub): National leadership: We rank the contenders Stacey Kirk (Stuff): National party hopefuls round the home stretch, as caucus prepares to elect new leader RNZ: Collins on leadership race: ‘I’m the only one who’s been in Opposition’ Dan Satherley (Newshub): National Party leadership conjecture a ‘load of bollocks’ – Collins Sam Sachdeva and Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Collins chipper as National vote draws closer David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Vote now for National Leader Gwynn Compton (Libertas Digital): Final thoughts on National’s leadership contest Mike Hosking (Herald): No reason for National to panic Kate Hawkesby (Herald): New National leader a chance to look forwards, or backwards Bill Ralston (Listener): Does it even matter who wins National’s leadership contest? Tess McClure (Vice): National’s Wannabe Leaders on Abortion, Pot, Feminism and Euthanasia Stephanie Rodgers: Whoever wins, National is going conservative PM’s 60 Minutes interview Tess Nichol (Herald): ‘Iwasn’t offended’: Jacinda Ardern responds to ‘sexist’ 60 Minutes controversy Sophia Duckor-Jones (RNZ): Ardern thrown but not offended by Australian interview Ryan Dunlop (Herald): TV reporter Charles Wooley defends calling Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ‘attractive’ on 60 Minutes Emma Hurley (Newshub): 60 Minutes defends Jacinda Ardern interview Colin Peacock (RNZ): Portrait of the PM goes sour Steve Braunias (Herald):Jacinda Ardern co-stars in new Australian horror movie Barry Soper (Herald): Trolls can’t watch Jacinda Ardern’s 60 Minutes interview objectively Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): That gross 60Minute Interview and Twitter Offence Chitra Ramaswamy (Guardian): Jacinda Ardern’s 60 Minutes interview and the fatberg of sexism faced by powerful women Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian):‘Sexist, creepy’: Jacinda Ardern’s 60 Minutes interview angers New Zealand Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): The most confounding moments from that Jacinda Ardern interview Newshub:Jacinda Ardern interview on 60 Minutes slammed as ‘bloody painful’ by Australians Sophia Duckor-Jones (RNZ): Australian interview with Ardern slammed online Stuff: Richardson: Ardern ‘big enough’, ‘apparently not-so-ugly enough’ to look after herself Regional development Herald: NZ Herald editorial: First round of regional grants look suitably cautious ODT Editorial: Provinces missing millions from fund Bryan Gould: How to make the regional development fund an even better idea Tom O’Connor (Waikato Times): Waikato Māori step up to help entire region Herald: Shane Jones’ fund: Work already underway on Napier-Wairoa rail Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Work begins on Napier to Wairoa rail line Russell McVeagh Linda Clark (Spinoff): How the legal profession has excused and minimised the Russell McVeagh scandal RNZ: Sexual misconduct in law firms an ‘open secret’ for decades Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Government has no plans to ditch law firm Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Govt has no plans to cut relationship with Russell McVeagh Emma Hurley (Newshub): ‘Entirely appropriate’ Russell McVeagh review culture – Prime Minister International relations Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): A semi-official take on New Zealand and China Siah Hwee Ang (Stuff): An alternative to China’s Belt Road initiative Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Chinese quisling tells NZers to welcome our new Totalitarian Communist Overlords Maire Leadbeater (Daily Blog): 60 Years of diplomatic relations with Indonesia: black marks on the record card Henry Cooke (Stuff): PM reinstates minister for arms control in first foreign policy speech Justice Chris Trotter (Stuff): Crime and punishment: professional dreams versus political realities Audrey Young (Herald): Courts will be given power to send laws back to Parliament for a rethink if inconsistent with Kiwis’ Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Our unwritten constitution gets extra bark Stuff: Government approves in principle to give greater protection to Kiwis’ human rights RNZ: Bill of Rights: Courts now allowed to declare inconsistencies Matthew Whitehead (Standard): Respecting our Rights and the New Zealand Constitution Southland Times Editorial: Haines’ warning demands attention No Right Turn: Justice denied CTV building collapse and earthquake preparedness Rebecca Macfie (Listener): CTV: New documents reveal why police backed away from prosecution David Williams (Newsroom): Liability concerns delay quake work Ian Telfer (RNZ): Southland town fears for future Employment Press Editorial: Youth wages are unfair in principle and ineffective in practice John Gerritsen (RNZ): Exploitation of Indian students: Money ‘can’t be tracked or traced’ Stuff: Low salaries lock people out of NZ housing market, data shows Aimee Shaw (Herald): How New Zealand’s tech sector can improve gender equality Martin Hawes (Stuff): Paying NZ Super at 65 is like buying a sports car when you can’t afford it Health Kathy Spencer (Stuff): 12 years in court and still fighting: Disabled adults and their carers deserve better RNZ: Women’s Refuge shocked by response to survey Environment Graham Cameron (Spinoff): Māori need to do more for our Pacific cousins Herald: Climate scientist Jim Salinger: a letter to my grandchildren Jamie Morton (Herald): Report: NZ could have a greener, bio-fuelled future Herald: Helen Clark backs call to ‘ban the bag’ Newshub: Helen Clark, Sam Neill and Dr Jane Goodall support plastic bag ban Dan Satherley (Newshub): Ex-ACT leader says ‘pleasure’ of using plastic straws more important than the ocean Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Further scrutiny over Te Mata Peak track Phil Pennington (RNZ): Hobsonville Point development cleared of contamination Alexa Cook (RNZ): Hopes nitrogen sensor will help farmers reach targets Education Simon Collins (Herald): Auckland high-school teacher shortage tipped to hit 3000 by 2027 Pii-Tuulia Nikula (Briefing Papers): Food for Thought – Free of charge school lunches Simon Collins (Herald): Bullied girl says charter school told her to enter by back door to avoid the bully Liana MacDonald (E-Tangata): Why I didn’t sit with the other Māori girls at school Road safety Benedict Collins (RNZ): Dramatic reduction in roadside breath tests No Right Turn: Why the road toll is rising Act Party Laura Walters (Stuff): David Seymour has big plans to refine ACT’s vision in time for 2020 Jason Walls (Interest): David Seymour says the end of the ‘English era’ spells good news for ACT Media Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): ‘Non-secret’ revealed by Cabinet paper formatting error Dale Husband (E-Tangata): Keith Ikin: Steering Māori Television along new paths RNZ: Shadbolt in Southland’s first defamation trial for 100 years Adele Redmond (Stuff): Jury selected for defamation trial against Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt and Other Moana Jackson (E-Tangata): Understanding racism in this country Stuff: Australian passport ‘more powerful’ than New Zealand’s Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Digital tax debate could make past arguments small beer Jason Paul Mika (The Conversation): Strong sense of cultural identity drives boom in Māori business RNZ: Obama’s NZ visit: What’s on the agenda? Bruce Logan (Herald): Mallard’s secular prayer offers no limit on state power Greg Clydsdale (NZCPR): Focus on the Parents Muriel Newman (NZCPR): Child Poverty: Real or Rhetoric?]]>