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Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – March 12 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 Claire Trevett (Herald): National’s Amy Adams and Judith Collins out of step with Simon Bridges over ‘new taxes’ suggestion from Government Richard Harman (Politik): Ouch! Adams and Collins shoot themselves in the feet Henry Cooke (Stuff): Bridges interested in value capture tax, which Collins calls ‘envy tax’ Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Bridges promotes rivals and demotes older MPs Claire Trevett (Herald): Judith Collins and Phil Twyford cross swords early after reshuffle Claire Trevett (Herald): Simon Bridges’ reshuffle radical – by National Party standards Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Simon Bridges caucus holds logic and risk, but will it boast reward? Brigitte Morten (RNZ): Bridges’ reshuffle reveals ‘insight and guts’ Henry Cooke (Stuff): National Party reshuffle sees former ministers demoted, Judith Collins up Newstalk ZB: National Party reshuffle: ‘Phil Twyford is on notice, Judith is coming’ RNZ: Bridges reveals new caucus line-up, Collins moves up Yvette McCullough (Newstalk ZB): Collins happy with her promotion in reshuffle Audrey Young (Herald): Amy Adams was the right choice but she has plenty of homework to do Heather du Plessis-Allan (Newstalk ZB): Steven Joyce’s exit a big blow for National Steve Braunias (Herald): The Secret Diary of Steven Joyce Stacey Kirk (Stuff): National prepares for epic re-election battle with new lineup Dan Satherley (Newshub): Judith Collins doesn’t ‘have the arse’ ahead of shadow Cabinet reshuffle Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Meet National’s new blue-green liberal MP, Nicola Willis Willie Jackson (Daily Blog): Simon Bridges and being Māori Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): New Zealand Young Nats slammed for ‘racist’ Jacinda Ardern tweet Newshub: New Zealand Young Nats criticised for ‘racist’ tweet Stuff: Former PM Bill English goes skateboarding with canine chum Newshub: Bill English skateboards with dog, shows off post-politics life Foreign affairs and trade Anna Bracewell-Worrall and Isobel Ewing (Newshub): What happened to Labour’s TPP bottom lines? Benedict Collins and Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): Govt’s anti-TPP stance was fake, opponents say Alexa Cook (RNZ): TPP will have immediate benefits – Beef + Lamb NZ Newshub: CPTPP: The five countries that won’t sue NZ, according to the Government John Roughan (Herald): TPP is a breakthrough for a UN dream Steven Cowan (Against the current): Wanted: a political party that will represent our interests No Right Turn: A meh deal for New Zealand Liam Dann (Herald): China’s political landscape is changing and we need to talk about it Liam Dann (Herald): NZ to chase for exemption to Trump tariffs 1News: Inside Parliament: Has Jacinda Ardern managed to rebuild NZ’s relationship with Australia? Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Australian Defence Minister in town for talks set to canvas Iraq, ‘Pacific reset’ RNZ/BBC: North Korea: Peters could play peacemaker again Marc Lanteigne (Stuff): Trump-Kim talks: What’s at stake for New Zealand isn’t just peace Dan Satherley (Newshub): ‘No evidence’ Russia shot down plane, meddled in US election – Peters Richard Harman (Politik): Comrade Winston – a new best friend for Russia NZ relationship with Pacific  Jon Fraenkel (Incline): Re-setting New Zealand’s Pacific Policy Henry Cooke (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern has begun a Pacific reset, but what the region really needs is an upgrade Barbara Dreaver (1News): Opinion: Jacinda Ardern held her own in the Pacific and brought her own style to the role Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Peters talks aid, China and NZ’s global citizenship Boris Jancic (Newswire): Ardern: Time to wait and see if Pacific reset works Talisa Kupenga (Maori TV): Ardern rates Pacific Mission a “success” Oscar Kightley (Stuff): Let’s celebrate the ties that bind Pacific nations Duncan Garner (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern dishes out the charm – and money – on Pacific tour Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Dear Mike Hosking – 5 reasons we owe the Pacific Stuff’s MeToo campaign and media Colin Peacock (RNZ): MeToo media campaign inundated with messages Cecile Meier (Stuff): Backlash to #metoonz shows how much the campaign is needed John Drinnan (Herald): Media join MeToo movement Deborah Hill Cone (Herald): Why I’m wary of Alison’s Mau’s #MeToo campaign Liam Hehir: Let Stuff’s journalists do their journalism Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Dear Al Nisbet – it’s not a witch hunt men fear, it’s a witch trial Max Rashbrooke (Good Society): Media’s disclosure or interests under spotlight Damien Venuto (Herald): The media boss who won’t listen to Simon Dallow Adele Redmond (Stuff): Invercargill defamation trial: Senior journalist relied on Lange defence in approving controversial columns Jamie Whyte (Kiwiblog): Once were journalists David Farrar (Kiwilbog): Should TVNZ and RNZ publish all staff salaries? Parliament, politics and integrity Claire Trevett (Herald): Crown cars go down a treat for Labour – NZ First Government Laura Walters (Stuff): Ministerial spending figures show Crown limos put to use by coalition Government Max Rashbrooke (Good Society): Rumblings about transparency David Farrar (Kiwiblog): OIA response times improve Evolving Newsroom: Find out what’s happening in New Zealand’s Parliament Mike Williams (Hawke’s Bay Today): Jacinda effect opens wallets Stuff: Below the beltway: The ups and downs of the political week David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Parliament can now accept electronic petitions Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Still Looking For A Compatible Rabbit Lizzie Marvelly (Herald): Activism is in the air – and it’s great NZ First Audrey Young (Herald): NZ First A.W. (After Winston) Herald Editorial: Peter’s new deputy could be a stayer Greens Newshub: Green Party co-leader debate: Marama Davidson and Julie Anne Genter Pete George (Your NZ): James Shaw’s performance as seen by Green leadership contenders Critic: Interviews Green MP Marama Davidson Critic: Interviews Green MP Julie Anne Genter Canterbury earthquake  Press Editorial: Spy allegations are a dark chapter in post-quake Christchurch Dan Satherley (Newshub): MPs condemn Southern Response’s snooping on quake claimants Andrew Gunn (Press): When Philip Marlowe met Southern Response: a hard-boiled tale of shaky city intrigue Evan Smith (Press): After seven years, who is scratching the itch in Christchurch’s east? Cecile Meier (Stuff): Gerry Brownlee gets tied up in portaloo in new Court Theatre play Environment Jo Moir (Stuff): Freshwater rights are back on the agenda, but the Government is divided Amy Baker (North Harbour News): Bores from neighbouring properties beside air base possibly affected by toxic firefighting foam RNZ: Toxic foam may have been in drinking water Jamie Morton (Herald): 22 leading Commonwealth science bodies urge action on climate change Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Ruapehu iwi formalise role as guardians of the environment Health Philip Matthews (Stuff): All the lonely people: Is modern life making us lonely? Peter Adams (Hawke’s Bay Today): Don’t confuse mental health with addiction Cameron Bagrie (Stuff): The logic of a sugar tax Tess Nichol (Herald): Midwives planning march on Parliament demanding better pay and conditions Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Waikato DHB spent $10k on spin doctor to manage health boss fallout Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Health board chairs and members expenses claim $1m over three years Natalie Akoorie (Herald):DHB executives spend millions on ‘extravagant’ travel for work Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Investigation into missing funds will cost Hawke’s Bay DHB $125,000 Mike Hosking (Herald): Time to take a scalpel to big-spending district health boards Stuff: Psychiatric and Māori nurses more likely to smoke than other healthcare workers Madison Reidy (Stuff): Medical marijuana a ‘billion-dollar industry’, says exporter who employs staff with a past Alison Mau (Stuff): Kiwi innovation can make us world-leaders in medicinal cannabis RNZ:Army dentists provide free care for Tuhoe town Sexual harassment RNZ: Law Society: ‘We know that there is an issue with the system’ Cherie Howie (Herald): Andrew Little’s warning to the New Zealand Law Society Cherie Howie (Herald): Mock attempted sexual assault skit latest allegation over dumped Otago University law camp Ellen Read (Stuff): Directors, it’s time to take the lead Tess Nichol (Herald): Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman says sexual harassment and heavy drinking ‘rife’ at UN Newshub: 60 pct of women in film industry have experienced sexual harassment Justice Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Secrecy won’t solve prison problem Asher Emanuel (Spinoff): The prisoner who beamed into NZ’s top court seeking the right to vote Chester Borrows (Herald): Give prisoners the right to vote Liz Gordon (Daily Blog): Time to act on bail John Sargeant (Taranaki Daily News): As the consequence of crime, prison should be punitive Herald Editorial: Support service that cares in bleak times Ruby Macandrew (Dominion Post): Creative writing programme at Wellington prisons helping inmates find their voices Police Ryan Dunlop (Herald): Automobile Association (AA) calls on Government to review police pursuits and consider outright ban RNZ: Police ‘letting themselves down’ on pursuits policy – lawyer Megan Gattey (Stuff): Police chases: Fleeing drivers must ‘take more responsibility’, police say Newshub: Police call for ‘more women, more diversity’ Employment Henry Cooke (Stuff): Finance Minister Grant Robertson hints at pay rise for teachers and nurses Rob Stock (Stuff): Other firm’s alcohol policies food for thought at Russell McVeagh Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Rich oldies should not get the state pension Education Jessica Long and Harrison Christian (Stuff): Pupils forced into libraries, staff rooms and mega-classes at most crowded schools Mandy Te (Stuff): Housing crisis forces school to build cut-price teacher flats instead of student hostel Stuff Editorial: Children will suffer if New Zealand’s teacher shortage isn’t addressed Joanne Carroll (Stuff): What went wrong at Tai Poutini Polytech – New Zealand’s worst polytechnic Florence Kerr (Stuff): Taxpayer forks out for PR advice and security as Wintec bill for media issues tops $200,000 Mike O’Donnell (Stuff): Kiwi education should be taken to the world Women’s Day, equity and suffrage commemorations Corin Dann (1News): Leading NZ feminist talks about the fight for equal rights Christine Ammunson (E-Tangata): Remembering the women of the Mau movement in Samoa Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Gender parity in Parliament achievable, says former PM Helen Clark Leonie Hayden (Spinoff): Kaupapa On The Couch: taking back mana wāhine  Nadine Higgins (Stuff): International Women’s Day – what’s to celebrate? Suzanne McFadden (Newsroom): Levelling the playing fields Economy and overseas investment 1News: Teachers, nurses look set to be big winners from coalition Government’s first budget RNZ: Robertson on infrastructure: $42bn ‘won’t be enough’ David Farrar (Kiwiblog): It’s not Grant’s “Living Standards Framework NZ Wars commemorations RNZ: First national New Zealand Wars remembrance day Lois Williams (RNZ): NZ Wars commemorations begin with mass haka 1News: Te Pūtake o Te Riri: National commemoration recognises New Zealand Wars John-Michael Swannix and Edward ODriscoll (Newshub): Hōne Heke’s flagpole-felling remembered Newstalk ZB: Kelvin Davis: National day for NZ Wars not in the pipeline Housing Todd Niall (RNZ): Auckland housing shortage solution left to mayor Frank Newman: The science fiction of pre-fab’ homes Local government Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Davidson throws weight behind Māori ward campaign Stuff: Wellington to create a ‘pride precinct’ with rainbow pedestrian crossing on Cuba St Other Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): Secret sting operation on building sites Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Provincial Growth Fund should proceed with urgency Sarah Harris (Herald): Call for more foster caregivers as children in state care need protection Marjorie Cook (Stuff): Animal rights activists protest at national rodeo finals in Wanaka David Slack (Stuff): Down for the count Dominion Post Editorial: Message to Davis: Fix freedom camping Belinda McCammon (RNZ): Tourism industry calls for better data Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): Is the government doing some serious thinking about immigration policy?]]>