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Politics Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – March 20 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). Environment  Audrey Young (Herald): Banning oil and gas exploration a question of when, not if Richard Harman (Politik): Political oil RNZ: Watch: Ardern clarifies oil exploration remarks Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Bridges tells PM to be ‘honest’ about oil and gas plans Lucy Bennett (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the world has moved on in terms of fossil fuels Lucy Bennett (Herald): Jacinda Ardern says she needs more time to consider oil exploration ban Emma Hurley (Newshub): Government ‘actively considering’ Greenpeace petition to end oil and gas exploration Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Ardern says Government ‘actively considering’ call to end oil exploration Jane Patterson (RNZ): Govt considers oil and gas exploration permits Greg Presland (Standard): Ardern suggests that oil exploration may cease Mei Heron (RNZ): Govt issues warning to smelters over toxic waste Ian Telfer (RNZ): Tiwai smelter’s toxic waste to be exported Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Boston (Dominion Post): Why New Zealand should ban internal combustion engines Rachel Graham (RNZ): Hurunui council wants to buy shares in irrigation project Greens give Question Time allowance to National Claire Trevett (Herald): The Green Party’s patsies Prohibition Henry Cooke (Stuff): Greens leader James Shaw doesn’t want politics to be war, but it is Herald Editorial: Greens want to be a governing party, not a questioning one Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Questioning The Greens Brigitte Morten (RNZ): What the Greens-National deal reveals Curwen Ares Rolinson (Daily Blog): On The Greens’ Transition From Voice In The Wilderness To Ventriloquism Through Handing Their Questions To National Greg Presland (Standard): Greens give National their primary questions for oral answer No Right Turn: Holding the government to account Standard: Green Party statements on giving their parliamentary Questions to the Opposition RNZ: Nats, Greens ‘can work together’ – Bridges Rosie Gordon (Newstalk ZB): Green Party’s Question Time move ‘unprecedented’ 1News: Green Party’s gift to National a ‘no strings attached’ deal – Simon Bridges Dan Satherley (Newshub): Greens sick of asking ‘patsy’ questions – Bridges Derek Cheng (Herald): Bridges pours cold water on National-Green coalition Herald: National Party accepts Green Party offer of questions, but says it’s not a sign of a new partnership David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Smart move from the Greens Tax and economy  Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): Our economically cancerous addiction Andrew Coleman (Herald): Taxing retirement savings inflates the price of houses Muriel Newman (NZCPR): A Tax Sham Frank Newman (NZCPRO): The Future of Tax Colin James (ODT): Multidisciplinary approach feature of Treasury’s ‘wellbeing economics’ International relations and trade Richard Harman (Politik): Indonesian President gets support from Ardern Claire Trevett (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern talks trade and human rights with Indonesia President Joko Widodo RNZ: Ardern to raise human rights issues with Indonesia’s President Derek Cheng (Herald): Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits Pukeahu National War Memorial RNZ: NZ seeks exemption from US steel and aluminium tariffs Justice Stuff: Government scraps ‘year and a day’ rule from Crimes Act Derek Cheng (Herald): Government to repeal ‘year and a day’ law that stymied CTV collapse prosecutions Newshub: ‘Year and a day’ law to be repealed by Government John Walker (Spinoff): Whose fault is it when the young and vulnerable offend? Anneke Smith (Hawke’s Bay Today): Children’s Commissioner: kids in cells ‘not an acceptable practice’ Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): New Zealand gay rights activists demand compensation over convictions Bridget Grace (Newshub): High-profile prisoners take Corrections to court over ‘unlawful’ strip search Kendra Cox (Reimagining Social Work): Professionals against prisons Aotearoa Money laundering Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): More than $1 billion is laundered in NZ every year: Police Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): Criminals launder $1.35b a year in NZ Nikki Mandow (BusinessDesk): More than $1.35b of illicit money a year heads to New Zealand for laundering Police Graham Adams (Noted): Why the IPCA report into illegal euthanasia checkpoint is alarming Mike Yardley (Stuff): Would drivers be as likely to flee if NZ police were armed? Primary industries Conan Young (RNZ): MPI accused of failing to protect seabirds Rod Oram: Revolutionary new foods challenge ‘natural’ farm products Alexa Cook (RNZ): Primary sector exports set to have a successful year Elena McPhee (ODT): New strain of calicivirus released on the Taieri National Mei Heron (RNZ): National apologises for mass database sign-up Newshub: National Party apologises for error that added thousands to database Guy Williams (ODT): MP says adding petitioners to donors’ list an error Laura Walters (Stuff): Petitioners added to National Party’s mailing list without permission Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Why National should embrace true conservatism Sexual misconduct allegations Jo Moir (Stuff): Labour Party review of sexual assault handling to take up to three months Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Details of Labour’s sexual assault review revealed  Bryce Edwards (Herald): Political Roundup: Labour’s victim-led approach under scrutiny Bill Ralston (Listener): What the sexual harassment allegations mean for the Labour Party 1News: Human Rights Commission again in firing line over sexual harassment David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Chapman Tripp under fire, but should they be? Health Conan Young (RNZ): Call for Govt to increase dentist subsidies to help poor Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): On the (looming) nurses’ strike Isobel Ewing (Newshub): Nurses to strike if no improvement on pay, working conditions Cecile Meier (Stuff): Mental health nurses assaulted at Christchurch’s Hillmorton Hospital after police do not respond to call for help Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Māori narratives an alternative to western mental health system ODT Editorial: Cycle-helmet foolishness Michelle Duff (Stuff): Where is the best place in New Zealand to give birth? Andrew Marshall (Southland Times): Maternity downgrade may breach ministry guidelines Spinoff: ‘We have two lives in our hands and we’re paid less than minimum wage’ Herald: Fijian women’s reproductive health worse in NZ than Fiji Kiri Gillespie (Bay of Plenty Times): Bay of Plenty’s looming aged care crisis Mava Enoka (The Wireless): A drug experiment gone wrong? Tobacco retailing  Sally Murphy (RNZ): Dairy owners not sold on cigarette vending machines Tom O’Connor (Waikato Times): Tobacco tax link can’t be ignored Nikki Preston (Herald): Tobacco giant blames govt for rise in violent dairy robberies, calls for minimum jail sentences Newshub: David Seymour says National, Labour will be responsible if dairy owners die 1News: David Seymour calls $1.7b in tobacco tax ‘blood money’ after violent dairy robberies Auckland Herald: Auckland Council to sell activist Penny Bright’s house to reclaim unpaid rates Todd Niall (RNZ): Auckland cruise terminal management may be anti-competitive Bernard Orsman (Herald): Auckland Council not valuing sport, recreation and heritage buildings, say advocates Herald: Mercer best-city survey: Auckland third, Wellington 15th Media Liam Hehir (Stuff): Content-sharing agreement between RNZ and The Spinoff muddies public radio waters Colin Peacock (RNZ): Publisher puts a cat among the pigeons Anna Connell (Newsroom): Media philanthropy – the way forward? Newshub: Lloyd Burr announced as Newshub’s Europe Correspondent Stuff: Newshub reporter Lloyd Burr moving to London to become Europe correspondent Herald: MediaWorks counters Aussie report saying Oaktree is poised to sell the business John Drinnan (MediaWeek): NZ Media News: Sky TV, Stuff closures, National Business Review, Radio NZ, The Newsroom Obama visit Patrick Gower (Newshub): Extensive media ban for Barack Obama’s NZ visit 1News: Barack Obama not talking to media at all during New Zealand visit Eva Corlett (RNZ): Obama’s NZ visit: What’s on the agenda David Cohen (RNZ): Golfing links: Pacing the photo-ops with US presidents Herald: Key on Obama: ‘He was desperately keen to come’ Claire Trevett (Herald): Former US Ambassador returns to NZ to play golf with Obama Chris Liddell White House appointment Herald: Kiwi businessman Chris Liddell promoted to top White House role RNZ: NZ-born businessman named Trump’s deputy chief of staff Jenna Johnson (Stuff): Christopher Liddell named White House deputy chief of staff for policy Other Phil Pennington (RNZ): MBIE re-hires former chief exec on contract Peter de Graaf (Northern Advocate): Air New Zealand feels Shane Jones’ wrath over axed regional air links Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Immigration NZ aware of marriage visa sham claims David Williams (Newsroom): 3% of households missed out on census code Herald: Prefab homes a big hurdle for first-home buyers Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Blood, sweat and protests: on the rodeo trail in New Zealand Jo Cribb (Stuff): Women in sport: Still too much a field of dreams]]>