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Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – March 07 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). Steven Joyce resigns from parliament Tim Watkin (Pundit): Steven Joyce and the turning of the tide Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Welcome back to business, Steven Richard Harman (Politik): Why Steven Joyce had to go Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Joyce’s Odyssey Audrey Young (Herald): The rise and stall of Steven Joyce RNZ: Steven Joyce reflects on life in politics Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Why Steven Joyce’s time in politics was up Brigitte Morten (RNZ): Steven Joyce’s resignation: A man of strategy to the end RNZ: ‘I just like to get on and get things done’ – Joyce quits politics Bernard Hickey and Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Minister for Everything moves on RNZ: ‘Mr Fix-It, the ‘Super Minister’ – Who was Steven Joyce? Stacey Kirk (Stuff): National’s ‘Mr Fixit’ Steven Joyce resigns after failed leadership bid David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Joyce resigns Claire Trevett (Herald): Steven Joyce, Minister for Everything, exits Claire Trevett (Herald): National MP Steven Joyce is to retire from Parliament Jo Moir (Stuff): Steven Joyce is bowing out of politics, but insists he’s not going back to radio Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): More retirements expected from the National Party Emma Hurley (Newshub):‘It is hard to walk away’ – National MP Steven Joyce Ella Prendergast and Sophie Bateman (Newshub): Top moments of Steven Joyce’s political career Herald: Steven Joyce’s Greatest Hits – the dildo incident, egg head and red-face 1News: More of National’s old guard ‘contemplating their futures’ as Steven Joyce goes – Katie Bradford 1News: Simon Bridges says outgoing Steven Joyce ‘a huge loss’ Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Joyce to leave parliament; leaked letter shows anger Steven Joyce: The art of winning elections Tess Nichol (Herald): Nicola Willis to enter Parliament following Steven Joyce’s retirement Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Why most-qualified Judith Collins won’t get the finance job Newstalk ZB: Amy Adams to be named Steven Joyce’s replacement Census  Herald: Nearly 3 million New Zealanders do the Census online David Williams (Newsroom): Census boss: We’ll deliver Newstalk ZB: Stats minister Shaw ‘missing in action’ despite census problems: National Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): National claims disability access issues will undermine nationwide census results Newshub: Statistics Minister not here when it counts – National Rebecca Stevenson (Spinoff): WTF is happening with the census? Herald: Census figures roll in as 2 million people take part but rates for over 80s low Mānia Clarke (MāoriTV): Census causing hiccups for hundreds Michael Daly (Stuff): What happens if I don’t fill in the census? Brian Rudman (Herald): Census 2018 might reveal the truth about believers Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Counted out: anger as New Zealand census fails to tick all the boxes Foreign affairs and trade Gordon Campbell (Werwolf): On our unthinking readiness to confront China Rodney Jones (Newsroom): Something big just changed in China Mei Heron (RNZ): Samoan village may become uninhabitable: ‘It’s heartbreaking’ Henry Cooke (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrives in a turbulent Tonga Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Niue fights brain drain to NZ Mei Heron (RNZ): Govt reviews pension rules for Niue and Cook Islands Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Ardern’s Niue ‘homecoming’ underway Mei Heron (RNZ): PM’s Pacific Island trip becomes a family reunion Boris Jancic (Newswire): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrives in Niue to family welcome 1News: Jacinda Ardern desires shift away from ‘donor, recipient relationship’ with Pacific nations Ella Prendergast (Newshub): How Jacinda Ardern plans to ‘reset’ our relationship with the Pacific Thomas Nash (Stuff): Reinstating a Minister for Disarmament a good sign for NZ’s role in the world RNZ: NZ farmers nervous about trade war RNZ: New working holiday deal for some Kiwis Stuff: Man charged for offending inside the New Zealand Embassy in Washington Health Andrew Geddis (Herald): Law discriminated against carers of their own Kirsty Johnston (Herald): Labour Party politicians cagey over family carers law repeal Catherine Hunt (RNZ): Caregivers going to court for disabled care pay RNZ: Health Minister moves to improve pay, conditions for NZ midwives Stacey Kirk (Stuff): How soon is soon: Ministry of Health ‘wrong’ to withhold DHB financial data Donna Miles (Stuff): Kiwi drinking culture is ‘as stupid as the American gun culture’ Law profession culture and sexual harassment ODT Editorial: Changing times and student behavior Herald: Nearly 800 students vote to reinstate Otago University’s annual law camp NZ Herald editorial: Time’s up for sexual harassment in legal profession Zoë Lawton (Vice): Inside the #MeToo Blog Giving Abused New Zealand Lawyers a Voice Tom Hunt (Stuff): Drinking games planned as Victoria University law students’ camp goes ahead Max Towle (The Wireless): Hundreds backing a campaign to save Otago University’s law camp EQC and Fletcher Building RNZ: Brownlee defends EQC over assessor claims RNZ: EQC ‘expectations were unrealistic’ – former Fletcher boss RNZ: National suggests EQC consider suing Fletcher Press: Former Fletcher boss says running quake rebuild without indemnity would have been ‘absolutely stupid’ David Williams (Newsroom): Minister versus mandarin: Big gun rolled out Phil Pennington (RNZ): NZ construction woes just beginning – UK expert Parliament and democracy Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Lifting the lid on lobbying in politics No Right Turn: Less than open No Right Turn: Shoulder-tapping a crony Nicola Russel (Newshub): Newshub Nation’s guide to getting kicked out of Parliament Housing Rob Stock (Stuff): Damp: The battlegound between landlords and tenants RNZ: QV stats: First home buyers show signs of returning Media Paul McBeth (BusinessDesk): NZME, Stuff to renegotiate merger terms if appeal is successful Rachel Stewart (Herald): Breaking free from addictive web Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Announcing the Spinoff Bulletin. Subscribe now or regret forever Justice Matt Stewart (Stuff): Justice advocate proposes ‘quick fixes’ to slash prison muster to 7000 in six years Frances Cook (Herald): Supreme Court told ban on prisoner voting infringes on rights Stuff: Supreme Court to decide if they can say prisoners voting ban breaches Bill of Rights RNZ: Marceau report: Andrew Little vows to make changes Local government RNZ: Dunedin council property sales to fund developments Todd Niall (RNZ): Minister’s trip may delay America’s Cup village decisions Māori Party Laurel Stowell (Wanganui Chronicle): Che Wilson encouraged by support for Māori Party as new president Yvonne Tahana (Herald): Maori Party opts for youthful refresh after disastrous election campaign Education Simon Collins (Herald): Charter schools at odds over Chris Hipkins’ plans to abolish them Simon Collins (Herald): Charter school mum: ‘You are not excluded if you’re not good enough’ Raniera Harrison (Māori TV): Ministry seeks feedback on guns in schools RNZ: Students in limbo after Hawke’s Bay college closes Other Sarah Harris (Herald): A quarter of Kiwi kids reported to child protection services, AUT study reveals Toby Morris (Spinoff): Al Nisbet and the age old problem with New Zealand political cartoons Jihee Junn (Spinoff): What we know about assault in New Zealand – in graphs Patrick O’Sullivan (Herald): Local Focus: Craggy backtrack not fault of Māori says kaumātua Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): This tax and spend Government will make us pay more]]>