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Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – March 02 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). Foreign affairs and trade Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Big issues on the table for trans-Tasman talks Tracy Watkins (Stuff):Jacinda Ardern and Malcolm Turnbull’s date a toast to trans-Tasman tradition Tracy Watkins (Stuff): PM Jacinda Ardern arrives in Australia ahead of talks with Aussie PM Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Jacinda Ardern pressing the flesh of Malcolm Turnbull Chris Bramwell (RNZ): PM angling for business deal in Australia RNZ: PM will raise Australian deportation issues Newshub: Ardern to discuss treatment of Kiwi prisoners in Australia Herald: Malcolm Turnbull’s night with Jacinda Ardern Audrey Young (Herald): ‘We don’t want Arderned crims’ insists Aussies as NZ PM arrives in Sydney Audrey Young (Herald): Malcolm Turnbull to host Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford to dinner at home Michelle Grattan (The Conversation): Politics podcast: Jacinda Ardern on her political life Stuff: Aussies take the mickey out of awkward Jacinda interview Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Peters plans ‘Pacific reset’ Chris Bramwell (RNZ): NZ to increase aid to the Pacific – Peters Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): New Zealand and the PRC: links and questions John Cousins (Bay of Plenty Times): China backlash feared Edward Miller (Newsroom): Opinion: Can Labour bring labour rights to RCEP? Jo Moir (Stuff): Former ministers doing a great job of turning select committee into theatre Kirk Hope (Stuff): CPTPP ‘levels the playing field’ in Japan Jonathan Guildford (Press): Anti-TPPA protesters lock themselves to railway track in Christchurch Bill English leaves Parliament Tim Murphy (Newsroom): English leaves the front page, for good Tess Nichol (Herald): Tearful Bill English bids farewell to Parliament after 27 years in politics Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Goodbye Bill: Parliament’s southern gentleman, Bill English, bows out of politics RNZ: English bids farewell, talks of privilege of public service 1News: ‘Give me $200 cash’ – how Bill English almost didn’t make it into parliament Newstalk ZB: Bill English: It’s taught me Humility Brad Flahive (Stuff): Wellington cartoonist Walt Hamer, 12, says Bill English had a good ‘walk-run’ as leader National Party Graham Adams (Noted): Bridges and Bennett: National’s B-Team Wayne Mapp (Spinoff): How Simon Bridges can scrap his way to becoming PM in 2020 Leonie Hayden (Spinoff): How to tell if you’re Māori Dan Satherley (Newstalk ZB): Judith Collins happy to take on Labour ‘without even getting paid’ Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): The Making Of A National Party Leader John Minto (Daily Blog): Simon Bridges and Maggie Thatcher Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Simon & Paula’s Māori Blood percentage: Watching Identity Politics eat itself Jason Walls (Interest): New National leader Simon Bridges is making no apologies for what he calls his ‘firm but fair’ approach Jamie Mackay (Herald): Listen: Simon Bridges – ‘I am very farmer friendly’ Amy Diamond (Bay of Plenty Times): What do you want to see Simon Bridges tackle first? Ben Uffindell (The Civilian): National hopes Simon Bridges will broaden its appeal to other young, Māori former Cabinet ministers Justice and prisoner rights Gordon Campbell: On why prison inmates should be allowed to vote Anna Loren (Stuff): Wig-wearing murderer Phillip John Smith has no rights to hairpiece, court rules No Right Turn: Missing the obvious Andrew Geddis (Spinoff): The bizarre case of the NZ court case hidden from public and media scrutiny Sam Hurley (Herald): Cancelled passport and classified information reason behind secret court hearing Stuff: Secret court hearing in Wellington for passport case, top judge confirms Laura Walters (Stuff): Huge rise in female prison population ‘a problem’: Corrections boss Education Jack Boyle (Herald): Teachers’ pay has fallen too low to recruit enough people Camilla Highfield (Newsroom): How our teacher shortage affects everyone Jared Nicoll (Stuff): Survey reveals primary school principals are overworked and struggling to sleep Megan Gattey (Stuff): Axed private school scholarships ‘made the impossible possible’ – solo mother Stuff: Education Ministry to asses whether Tuturumuri school in rural Wairarapa with low enrolment should close RNZ: Polytechnic mergers not ruled out – Hipkins Herald: Education Minister says change is coming for polytechs: ‘Status quo is not an option’ Herald: Chris Hipkins: ‘Bureaucratic’ competitive tertiary funding model expelled Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Govt acts as polytechs face ‘financial crisis’ Jim Tucker (Taranaki Daily News): Happy reforming, Minister Hipkins Richard Shaw (Stuff): Stop bagging the Bachelor of Arts Dominic O’Sullivan (The Conversation): Australia could look to New Zealand to increase the number of Indigenous academics and students Greens co-leader contest Henry Cooke (Stuff): Green Party co-leadership debate between Marama Davidson and Julie Anne Genter Henry Cooke (Stuff): Both Green Party leadership candidates express doubt about budget rules The Standard: Genter and Davidson Parliament and democracy Chris Trotter: “A Giant Beast Called The Government” Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): Talking About Their Generation No Right Turn: Time to lower the voting age No Right Turn: Worth an OIA: Ministerial weekly briefings Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): I vote to let kids be kids 1News: ACT leader’s attempt to condemn South African govt over land expropriation blocked Jessica Mutch (1News): List of people facing legal action from Winston Peters over privacy issues could grow Russell McVeagh and sexual harassment Press Editorial: Time’s up for sexist legal culture Tom Hunt (Stuff): Scathing letter from Auckland University to Russell McVeagh outlines decision to cut ties Sasha Borissenko (Newsroom): All six law schools cut ties with Russell McVeagh Herald: Six NZ universities cut ties with law firm Russell McVeagh in wake of sexual harassment claims Katarina Williams and Nick Truebridge (Stuff): Russell McVeagh barred from University of Canterbury campus Catriona MacLennan (Newsroom): When ‘ethics’ hurt careers 1News: Legal profession’s current sexual harassment complaint process can ‘re-victimise’ complainants, says Law Society Stuff: Law Society takes action following Russell McVeagh allegations RNZ: Law Society working group to tackle sexual harassment reporting Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Fairfax’s ‘Me Too’ campaign tasteless, tacky and tabloid Tess Nichol (Herald): TVNZ bosses say sexual harassment policies up to scratch Media Jane Patterson (RNZ): National raises questions about RNZ commentator Thomas Coughlan (RNZ): RNZ eyes evolution rather than ‘big bang’ Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): TVNZ unfazed by RNZ plans Tom Pullar-Stecker (Stuff): No new television channel for RNZ, says chairman Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Clare Curran’s Public Media Panel feels like an enormous missed opportunity Environment Thomas Couglan (Newsroom): Greenhouse emissions growth slows, but so does tree-planting Ewan McGregor (Herald): A billion extra trees needs to include pine forests Health Herald Editorial: New Govt under pressure to spend on health David Menkes and Deborah Gleeson (Newsroom): Govt should move now to ban drug advertising Rodeo and animal welfare Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Government says ‘no’ to calls for rodeo bans Tess Nichol (Herald): Government won’t ban rodeo, animal welfare Minister says Katie Bradford (Stuff): Government to look at use of electric prodders and tail twisting at rodeos – but doesn’t want a ban Newshub: Govt won’t ban rodeos but will look into improving animal welfare 1News: SAFE say government have made a ‘good start’ on rodeos as animal welfare practices looked at 1News: ‘Go and read the science!’ – Michael Laws passionately defends rodeo’s animal welfare record while firing up at Jack Tame Inequality and poverty Sarah Harris (Herald): Minister orders probe after Work and Income reports mum to Ministry for Children after eviction notice Shannon Haunui-Thompson (RNZ): Te Puea puts homeless families in touch with employers Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Worried Kiwis spend work day juggling bills Housing Bryn Jones (Spinoff): Housing is a health issue too Dan Satherley (Newshub): MBIE wrong about KiwiBuild costs – Twyford Laura Dooney (RNZ): Wellington council spends up on housing Henry Cooke (Stuff): Up to 155 new state homes for regions ready by June Henry Cooke and Mahvash Ali (Stuff): 82 state homes replace 16 in Auckland’s New Lynn Teresa Ramsey (Stuff): Council seeks amendment to foreign buyer ban Bill Primary industries RNZ: Funding available for some farmers hit by Gita Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Fruit growers need to pay pickers more – Minister Paula Hulburt (Stuff):‘Politically correct’ A&P Show ditches rifles for Nerf guns in possum potshot comp Alexa Cook (RNZ): ‘No one wants to see honey bees die’ Shannon Haunui-Thompson (RNZ): Protest over planned mega chicken farm Auckland RNZ: Commuters waste 80 hours stuck in traffic Michael Neilson (Herald): Goff: Fuel tax ‘not enough’ to fix Auckland’s transport woes RNZ: Building insider says gridlock has doubled cost of deliveries Simon Wilson (Herald): Cycle lanes will save this city Todd Niall (RNZ): Ratepayers cover a $566 laundry bill and a $1.75 snack Other RNZ: Homeowners left in limbo after faulty EQC repairs RNZ: ‘Withdraw this safety video immediately’ – Antarctic expert Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): Racist donuts? 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