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Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – March 14 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). Labour Party sexual misconduct allegations Newshub: Labour camp alleged sexual assault victim lays police complaint RNZ: Labour summer camp victim goes to the police Laura Walters (Stuff): Victim tells Labour they have gone to police over alleged sexual assault Herald: Labour summer camp victim has gone to police over sexual harassment claim Dominion Post Editorial: Labour should have fronted on sexual misconduct ODT Editorial: Missteps on harassment allegations Laura Walters and Jo Moir (Stuff): Sexual abuse support organisation says Labour right not to tell parents Audrey Young (Herald): Ardern missed an opportunity to call out bungled response to assaults Newshub: Alleged sexual assaults at Labour camp a ‘media beat-up’ – Don Brash Newshub: Labour’s ‘enormous lapse of judgement’ over alleged sexual assaults – Chris Trotter Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Labour Party general secretary Andrew Kirton must be sacked over camp sexual harassment Fiona McNamara (RNZ): Sexual violence in NZ: ‘We can be rid of it’ Spinoff: ‘Go to the police and tell your parents’: A sexual assault survivor’s story Heather Roy: Young Labour Summer Camp and Parents’ Right to Know Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): New Zealand Labour rocked by youth camp sexual assault allegations RNZ: Explainer: Young Labour summer camp controversy RNZ: ‘No complaints’ at other political parties’ youth camps Newshub: Labour investigating another sexual assault complaint from separate party event RNZ: Second Labour sexual assault incident alleged 1News: Another assault at an earlier Labour youth event revealed Jo Moir (Stuff): Second sexual assault allegation surfaces for Labour Party Herald: Andrew Kirton receives allegation of misconduct from earlier Labour event Mānia Clarke (Māori TV): Labour Māori MPs tight-lipped over sexual assault allegations Newshub: ‘We took too long’ – Jacinda Ardern on alleged sex assaults at Young Labour camp Herald: Simon Bridges says Labour has left itself open to accusations of a cover-up Newshub: Labour’s hypocrisy on minors drinking ‘beggars belief’ – David Seymour Defence Nicholas Jones (Herald): Hit & Run raid: Defence Force acknowledges ‘confusion’ on civilian casualty statements Cate Broughton (Stuff): Defence Force admits book’s location right, but denies civilian casualties RNZ: NZDF admits Afghan village raid same location as in Hit & Run Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Defence Force admits SAS Afghan raid WAS in the same location as evxents in Hit and Run No Right Turn: NZDF admits they lied Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Pressure mounts on Government for Hit and Run inquiry Newstalk ZB: Hit and Run petition heads to Parliament Police NZ Herald editorial:Innocent people pay price of police pursuits – NZ Herald Brian Rudman (Herald):If police pursuits were shootings, we’d ban them Adrienne Matthews (Herald):I supported police pursuits until I saw the consequences Sandra Conchie (Herald): Police Minister Stuart Nash’s message to organised criminals – ‘We’re coming for you’ Foreign affairs and trade Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Peters raises ‘grave concerns’ over UK nerve agent attack Richard Harman (Politik): Peters once again not ready to accuse Russia Claire Trevett (Herald): Britain to call on NZ to join possible reprisals against Russia for nerve-agent attack Tracy Watkins (Stuff):Russian spy scandal: Britain reaches out to New Zealand Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): NZ diplomat under fire for US politics tweets Government Thomas Coughlan and Lynn Grieveson (Newsroom): What to expect from the Tax Working Group Henry Cooke (Stuff): Shane Jones reveals the panel who will help steer the $3b provincial growth fund Interest: Immigration Minister Ian Lees-Galloway says the Government never had a specific target for cutting immigration numbers Paula Bennett (Stuff): Why Willie Jackson should stop looking for excuses Parliament Claire Trevett (Herald): Dr Lance O’Sullivan considering leadership of The Opportunities Party, National also keen Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Online voting back on the agenda No Right Turn: More on ministerial briefings David Farrar (KIwiblog): Comparing the front benches Education Eva Corlett (RNZ): Children call for changes to schools: ‘No one cares enough’ Newshub: What children say is missing from their school experience Bike helmets Simon Maude (Stuff): Not wearing a bike helmet is unconscionable Stuff: Rebecca Oaten, aka The Helmet Lady, and her crusade for compulsory bike helmets Megan Gattey and Michael Daly (Stuff): Kiwis don’t like cycle helmets, but we ignore plenty of other laws too 1News: Should Kiwis still be required to wear a helmet while cycling? Advocate group says no 1News:‘It puts some people off’ – advocates say cyclists should be able to ride without helmets Joel Ineson (Press): Canterbury tops country for fines dished out to cyclists not wearing helmets Energy Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Solar power for wealthy poses risk to low-income Kiwis Pattrick Smellie (Newsroom): Warning: electric cars could overload our power network Housing Robin Martin (RNZ): Rental shortage puts squeeze on the vulnerable Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Outgoing Reserve Bank head says LVRs are set to become ‘part of the furniture’ Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Wellington house asking prices fall for first time in five months Environment Shaun Hendy (Spinoff): Why is NZ’s environmental regulator trying to muzzle scientist Mike Joy? RNZ: NZ needs to up climate change effort – Shaw Eloise Gibson (Newsroom): Our shrinking beach access Laura Tupou (RNZ): NZ signs up to anti-plastic pledge Dominic Harris (Stuff): Efforts to reduce plastic in seas ‘meaningless’ without knowing where it is from – National Helen Harvey (Stuff): Grassroots environmental activist group amass $80,000 war chest to take council to court over drilling rules RNZ: Councillor calls for inquiry over toxic foam Gayle Souter-Brown (Briefing Papers): Design for well-being Justice Roger Brooking (Spinoff): How to cut the prison population by 50% in five years Katie Doyle (RNZ): Teen kept in police cells for six nights Health Newshub: Tobacco companies selling smokes in generic brown packaging Janet Hoek, Philip Gendall, Richard Edwards, Shayne Nahu, Nick Wilson (Public Health Expert): Standardised packaging: A new era in reducing tobacco marketing in NZ Russell Brown (Public Address): A medical cannabis korero by the sea Primary Industries Gerald Piddock (Stuff): First it was peak cow, is NZ facing peak milk factory now? Sally Rae (ODT): Mycoplasma bovis: MPI stock process creating huge stress Other Peter Cullen (Stuff): Modern day slavery and human trafficking in New Zealand Chloe Winter (Stuff): Kiwis have become a little more trusting Herald: Team NZ says new plan for America’s Cup could work but problems still need to be resolved Brad Flahive (Stuff): An Irish abortion referendum raises questions why NZ is still waiting Libby Wilson (Stuff): Kirikiriroa City Council name change suggestion falls flat with councillors, public David Williams (Newsroom): Axe taken to planned sports centre Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Outdated copyright law makes NZ ‘less attractive’ for innovation investment, says Deloitte]]>