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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – April 9 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). Green Party and Marama Davidson Henry Cooke (Stuff): Greens swing left with Marama Davidson in the co-pilot seat Richard Harman (Politik): Left turn: The Greens membership speak NZ Herald editorial: Green Party’s choice of co-leader revives their social agenda Isaac Davison (Herald): Greens pick stability over broad appeal Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): What Davidson’s win means for Greens RNZ: New Green co-leader targets homelessness, health funding 1News: New Greens co-leader Marama Davidson believes her ‘connections to grassroots groups and communities’ will benefit the party Brigette Morton (RNZ): Will Marama Davidson get Greens back on track? Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): Expect fireworks with Marama Davidson elected Green co-leader Toby Manhire (The Spinoff): Who is Marama Davidson and what kind of a co-leader will she be? Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Marama Davidson as new co-leader of Greens: NZ finally has its own flaxroots Corbyn & Sanders Pete George (Your NZ): Greens return leftward, away from National 1News: 10 things to know about the new Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson Sarah Robson (RNZ): Marama Davidson wins Green Party co-leadership contest Newshub: Marama Davidson elected new Greens co-leader Herald: Marama Davidson’s landslide win as new Green Party co-leader David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Greens follow Hooton’s advice Henry Cooke (Stuff): Marama Davidson wins Green Party co-leadership race Isaac Davison (Herald): Green coalition partners prefer Julie-Anne Genter as new co-leader as vote nears Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald):Why the Green Party will be gone in a decade Herald: Green Party announces Marama Davidson as new female co-leader The Standard: Green Party female co-leader announcement: Marama Davidson  Transport and road safety Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Local Government Road Safety Summit has to do more than talk John Armstrong (1News): The notion Ardern & Labour will pay the ultimate price for their ‘fuel tax’ at the 2020 general election is utterly fanciful Simon Wilson (Herald): 10 pieces of nonsense they’re talking about transport Steve Braunias (Herald): The secret diary of the new fuel tax Claire Trevett (Herald): Smoke and mirrors in the fuel tax apocalypse Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Government on right road to get NZ moving John Roughan (Herald): National taxpayers should not pay for Auckland’s pretended suffering Oscar Kightley (Stuff): Petrol tax? Let’s get this show on the road Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): How much the fuel taxes will cost you Michael Hayward (Stuff): Governments new transport policy means Christchurch commuter rail ‘on the table’ Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Government set to measure how long the regions can hold a grudge Dan Satherley (Newshub): Rapid transit won’t ‘do a damn thing’ for Auckland – Collins Johnny Moore (Stuff): Why I’m opposed to 70kmh roads: Speed doesn’t kill people – drivers do Education Adele Redmond (Stuff): Ministry of Education withholding complaints about early childhood centres ‘tarnishes’ industry, organisation claims John Gerritsen (RNZ): Early childhood sector: Govt looks to turn tide away from privatised education RNZ: National targets ‘arrogant and reckless’ early childhood plans John Gerritsen (RNZ): Charter school report silent on educational achievement Karoline Tuckey (Manawatu Standard): Struggling schools cut teacher aide hours to keep up with minimum wage increase Karoline Tuckey (Manawatu Standard): Rangitīkei College admits not following rules in awarding $240,000 of work Herald: Auckland Catholic Maori college’s future put in doubt after roll falls to one pupil Jodi Yeats and Anna Loren (Auckland Now): Hato Petera College faces closure with education minister starting formal process Newshub: Education Minister to consider future of school with one student Al Williams (Timaru Herald): Dwindling roll and budget may force Pareora campus closure Te Ahua Maitland (Stuff): New Zealand Land Wars should be taught in high school, says Waikato history teacher Erin Reilly (Auckland Now): Backyard Banter: Should teens learn essential life skills at school? Stuff: Under-fire Otago University law professor Mark Henaghan steps down Health Isaac Davison (Herald): Coleman ‘should have known’ about Middlemore and should have fronted on it, National leader Simon Bridges says 1News: ‘We didn’t know’ – Simon Bridges says National was unaware of Middlemore Hospital’s faulty building issues, shifts blame to DHB RNZ: Simon Bridges: Govt has money to deal with Middlemore Laura Walters (Stuff): Nurses and midwives protest, National blames DHB for Middlemore situation Merryn Gott (Newsroom): Stemming the tide of loneliness Lizzie Marvelly (Herald): I’ve found Joyce’s $11.7 billion hole Andrew Gunn (Stuff):Beware fall-out as decommissioned health minister falls back to Earth Rob Mitchell (Stuff): National Portrait: David Clark, Health Minister RNZ: Rural health group to shut down next week unless it gets funding Ruby Nyika (Stuff): New Zealand’s young activists need to step up for mental health RNZ: DHB vacancies likely even higher than 400 Pete George: Middlemore mould, health budget hole, the budget Karen Brown (RNZ): DHBs post $189m deficit, warning it could rise RNZ and Clare Curran ODT:Editorial – Fuller explanation needed from Curran Colin Peacock (RNZ): Latest episode of ‘Curran events’ Mark Jennings (Newsroom): Carol Hirschfeld keeps her head down Lucy Bennett (Herald): Richard Griffin offered resignation to Clare Curran Lucy Bennett (Herald): Griffin may not hand over Curran voice message Henry Cooke (Stuff): RNZ Chair Richard Griffin ‘not interested’ in releasing Clare Curran voicemail Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Give us some of that broadcasting cash Imogen Neale (Stuff): Hirschfeld career kōrero ‘postponed’ Media John Gibb (ODT): PR influencing public debate, author says Clare de Lore (Listener): How cosmetic surgery enabled Corin Dann to have a stellar TV career Colin Peacock (RNZ): TVNZ gets back in the Games Herald: Press Council rejects complaint against Sir Bob Jones’ ‘Maori Gratitude Day’ column Government Wayne Mapp (Spinoff): Ardern and Twyford are betting their futures on voters backing their zealotry Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Govt needs to cross Simon’s well-built bridge Pete George: Stronger leadership required from Ardern as Government wobbles RNZ: Govt ‘will try to weed out mistakes’ – Ardern Debbie Jamieson and Jo McKenzie-McLean (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gets insight into women’s role in Central Otago wine industry Parliament Simon Wilson (Herald): Why the Northcote by-election matters Tim Watkin (Pundit): Playing political dress-up – Party leaders still trying on Economy and budget Shamubeel Eaqub (Stuff): Timidity and blind side-picking gets us nowhere Duncan Garner (Stuff): The Labour genie is Granting too many wishes Liam Dann (Herald): Government’s well-being experiment a big challenge Cameron Bagrie (Stuff): Adjusting the sails in a late-cycle NZ economy Michael Reddell (Croaking Cassandra): Inadequate Treasury advice Tax Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): Should We Mourn Our Cancelled Tax Cuts? Erin Polaczuk (The Spinoff): Why we need to stop thinking of tax as a burden Duncan Greive (The Spinoff): Sir Michael Cullen: ‘tax is not a necessary evil – it’s a necessary part of a civilised society’ Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): About 150 NZ firms likely to be caught in Australia’s ‘Amazon tax’ net International relations and trade Dominion Post Editorial: Tinker with trade at your peril Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Government poised to consult public on trade policy, in hope to quell opposition Liam Dann (Herald): US can’t win a trade war – but it can hurt NZ 1News: Australian Government finally reveals number of Kiwis locked up on Christmas Island detention centre Christine Rose (Daily Blog): Russian spy drama symptom of and distraction from bigger geopolitical play Greg Presland (The Standard): Ardern was right to hold back on Russia Gerard Hindmarsh (Stuff): Murder of New Zealand commissioner on Niue revealed colonial flaws RNZ: NZ not about to remove all restrictions on Superannuation RNZ: Talagi says NZ pension discriminates against Niueans Environment Bruce Munro (ODT): Stream of conscience Rod Oram (Newsroom): Earlier is better for climate change action Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): Government admits it’s lost the war, as deadly myrtle rust reaches the South Island Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Govt’s irrigation cutback a blow but schemes to press on Alison Pugh (1News): ‘It’s a sad place to be’ – South Island farmers reeling after large irrigation projects scrapped Rose Davis (Stuff): Should rates be charged on land protected for conservation? Immigration Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Immigration NZ ‘ethnic profiling’ didn’t happen RNZ: Little ‘would be concerned’ if profiling is discriminatory RNZ: Increase in deportations may be linked to computer profiling David Farrar (Kiwiblog): A misleading story Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Computer profiling could make us blind to race, if we wanted Saziah Bashir (RNZ): Immigration NZ: Profiling by race is racial profiling Housing Herald: Hamilton mayor Andrew King set to save thousands of dollars under proposed changes to city’s rating system Rob Stock (Stuff): Prefab industry seeks scheme to assure banks, homeowners Newshub: Schools rezone to avoid Unitec KiwiBuild development Anne Gibson (Herald): Opposition MPs push law reform on $50b apartment sector Jessica Wilson (The Spinoff): Why do renters hate their property managers? Eva Corlett (RNZ): The struggle to find a home: Hundreds of large families on waiting list Cherie Sivignon (Stuff): Affordable housing push may extend to retirement village developments Regions Shane Te Pou (Newsroom):Shane Jones trying to make a dream real Robin Martin (RNZ): Minister sought iwi blessing of $13m investment in Taranaki trek Allison Lawton (Herald): Rotorua needs to take advantage of growth fund Newshub: Shane Jones forgot warning against funding $350,000 feasibility study Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Kaikohe Warehouse landlord feels bullied into a new lease deal Justice and police Mike Williams (Hawkes Bay Today): Maori opposition to new jail welcome Kurt Bayer (Herald): Convicted fraudster Alex Swney describes prison as ‘miserable, punitive, negative’ Jim Rose (Herald): Gluckman’s data could tell him why prison numbers are up Deborah Hill Cone (Herald): We can fix our prison system Matt Stewart (Stuff): Rainbow police car cost $10k, as cops look at third gender on police forms, databases Tess Nichol (Herald): Northland teacher acquitted of indecent assault says police bungled the investigation David Farrar: Criminal Records (Expungement of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill passes Child welfare Newswire: Jacinda Ardern urged to step in and save children’s camps by National: ‘It simply must not be left to fail’ RNZ: Children’s mental health service to close ‘villages’ in June if it can’t get funding Employment and retirement Alison Mau (Stuff): Education support workers’ hopes dashed as pay equity battle looks headed for court Richard Wagstaff (Herald): Comment: Good businesses back better employment law Julie Iles (Stuff): Minimum wage hikes hits the price of coffee Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): Coffee prices go up as minimum wage rises Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): We’re all about to pay for minimum wage increase Stuff: Job growth hinges on Government’s next move: Trade Me Tamsyn Parker (Herald): NZ lagging behind rest of the world, says retirement expert Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Commerce Minister seeking information on whether companies shirking responsibility Andrew Ashton (Hawke’s Bay Today): Iwi leader helps out with Hawke’s Bay’s apple-picking crisis – more residents urged to pitch in Canterbury quakes and CTV Building Michael Wright (Stuff): CTV victims’ families say ‘critical’ issues overlooked in the decision not to prosecute Michael Wright (Stuff): CTV tragedy investigation head: ‘We didn’t think we were ever going to get a conviction’ The Press: Editorial – Does EQC’s culture need a re-repair? RNZ: Nats didn’t scrimp on EQC costs, says Brownlee Katy Gosset (RNZ): Brownlee’s claim that repairs weren’t botched ‘outrageous’ – lawyer Newshub: Gerry Brownlee denies leaving new Govt to foot $200m blowout Privacy Madison Reidy (Stuff): Facebook: 63,724 Kiwis may be affected by Cambridge Analytica data misuse Herald: 64,000 New Zealanders caught up in Facebook data scandal RNZ: Facebook reveals NZers data accessed by Cambridge Analytica Jonathan Milne (Stuff): New Zealand’s privacy watchdog is barking at shadows Pike River re-entry RNZ: Pike mine families knew about leaked footage for some time Herald: Intact body seen in Pike River mine, says documentary maker Stuff: NZ film-maker says new footage shows intact body in Pike River Mine Stuff: Group of technical advisers appointed to consider manned re-entry of Pike River mine Maori institutions and te reo Māori Matt Nippert (Herald): Maori King’s trust lends $83k for travel Herald: Maori King’s office admits to funding stomach stapling, but not who it was for Dennis Ngawhare (Stuff): Koha is not so much a payment but a reciprocal gift Cecile Meier (Stuff): Te reo Māori and sign language in preschools should be a no-brainer Benn Bathgate (Stuff): NZ Transport Agency ban roadside signs in te reo Samantha Olley (Rotorua Daily Post): Te reo road-signs planned by Rotorua Lakes Council stalled by NZ Transport Agency 1News: Fallout over NZTA’s rejection of bi-lingual Rotorua welcome sign Paul Eagle incident Henry Cooke (Stuff): Labour MP Paul Eagle apologises for profane ‘misunderstanding’ Herald: Labour MP Paul Eagle says sorry for phone call profanity, says it was a ‘misunderstanding’ Gender politics Olivia Wensley (Stuff): On #BlackFriday, I’m asking Kiwis to stand up to sexual harassment Megan Gattey (Stuff): The entrenched transphobia facing transgender Kiwis Joel MacManus (Critic): No Third Gender Option for Otago University Enrolment Esme Hall (Critic): No Non-Binary People Allowed in OUSA Women’s Room Other Damien Grant (Stuff): A powerless monarch is the Empire’s greatest gift Max Harris (RNZ): Where to from here? NZ Republic vs Empire 2.0 Matt Nippert (Herald): NZ Defence Force links to Peter Thiel’s software company revealed Herald: Weekend Herald editorial: Our Defence Force cannot fire a shot for Anzac Day Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Ombudsman’s OIA war continues Audrey Malone (Stuff): National Party bracing for another resignation from Parliament after election loss Paul Little (Herald): Bitter and bossy? That’s getting old for you Kaitlin Ruddock (1News): Affordable housing, employment high on agenda of new Senior Citizens Minister David Kenkel (Re-imagining social work in NZ): Celebrating diversity! Umm? Duncan Webb (Stuff): Insurance companies hold all the power so a review of insurance laws is overdue Chris Hutching (Stuff): Local companies caught up in overseas investment rules RNZ: Family desperately want to return autistic woman to NZ Tom Hunt (Dominion Post): 214 tales of harassment as #metoo blog ends Martin Johnston (Herald): Wahine disaster survivors’ thank-you to rescuers at 50th anniversary events in Wellington Philip Matthews (Stuff): Week in Review: Politicians, trains and automobiles Stuff: Below the beltway: The week in politics Herald: Hamilton mayor Andrew King set to save thousands of dollars under proposed changes to city’s rating system Wanganui Chronicle Editorial: Sorry Sir John, you should have flagged your legacy project]]>