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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – April 13 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). Oil & Gas exploration and environment Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Real climate challenge lies ahead Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): A knock for the regions, but exploration end won’t curb NZ oil demand Press Editorial: The virtues and vices of oil Henry Cooke (Stuff): Gigantic win for Greens with oil announcement, but can they ensure Jacinda Ardern doesn’t get the credit? Jane Patterson (RNZ): Oil exploration: Govt faces reality of coalition marriage Jo Moir (Stuff): Shane Jones says ending oil and gas exploration is the ‘only scenario’ Claire Trevett (Herald): Oil and gas a triumph for Greens and PM Jacinda Ardern but Shane Jones sucks lemons Richard Harman (Poltik): Defining moment for Ardern Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Putting an end-date on oil exploration a bitter pill for Shane Jones Leith Huffadine (Stuff): Photo says it all: How Shane Jones reacted to Government’s oil news Robin Martin and Benedict Collins (RNZ): Govt tells oil industry: ‘The world is changing’ Isaac Davison (Herald): Gas will keep flowing, Labour says as fossil fuel ban raises concerns about reserves Jeanette Fitzsimons (Herald): We need a safe climate more than we need oil and gas Spinoff: ‘To become carbon-neutral by 2050, we need a lot more action’ – the experts’ view Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Oil exploration banning done the wrong way Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB):Oil, gas exploration ban proves this Government isn’t interested in listening Interest: Jenée Tibshraeny takes aim at the Government as it bans new offshore oil and gas exploration RNZ: Govt scorns oil industry’s ‘surprise’ over permits move Dan Satherley (Newshub): Oil industry says it had no warning of ban Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk):‘Right goal, wrong tool’ says peak business lobby on oil exploration policy Herald: Oil and gas ban will hurt NZ businesses, says BusinessNZ Grant Bradley (Herald): Oil boss says Ardern Government has put the ‘you’re not welcome sign’ up Christina Persico (Stuff): Little faces Taranaki public over oil and gas decision Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ):Iwi support cut to offshore oil permits, but are wary Robin Martin (RNZ): Taranaki community ‘let down’ by oil exploration ban Newshub: Oil and gas ban a ‘death sentence’ for Taranaki – Duncan Garner Adrun Chaudhari (Taranaki Daily News): We urge you again – work with us, not against us over offshore petroleum exploration in Taranaki Herald: Taranaki business boss to PM: ‘Work with us, not against us’ Matthew Littlewood (Timaru Herald): Oil exploration, forecast to boost SC economy, still on cards Laura Walters (Stuff): Nats would reverse Govt’s decision on oil and gas exploration Isaac Davison (Herald): National will reverse Govt’s offshore oil exploration ban if in power in 2020: Bridges 1News: ‘Shame on NZ First!’ – Paula Bennett accuses ‘death sentence’ for regional NZ caused by oil exploration ban Mike Watson (Stuff): Govt oil and gas decision a “body blow to region”, Bridges says Newshub: No more oil exploration permits Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): New Zealand bans all new offshore oil exploration as part of ‘carbon-neutral future’ Jamie Morton (Herald): ‘Urgent action’ needed after NZ’s emissions rise 20% Chris Baker (Stuff): Mining is a regional business gem Matt Stewart (Stuff): Greenpeace calls for plastic bag ban as government considers next move Logan Church (RNZ): Ecan not doing due diligence on water bottling – campaigner Housing Ryan Boswell (1News): Shocking admission: WINZ had been using tents to house homeless Corin Dann (1News): Q+A: Are foreign buyers rushing to beat the ban? Bruce Morris (Newsroom): How dense will Unitec housing be? Afghanistan raid inquiry and Defence Laura Walters (Stuff): Over three hours of aerial footage of Afghanistan raid exists, NZDF says Jo Moir (Stuff): Defence minister says an inquiry into the NZDF is ‘necessary’ to set the record straight No Right Turn: A formal finding of deceit Health Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom):One in five hospitals in poor condition Graham Adams (Noted): No regrets for National over Middlemore Hospital horror story Matthew Hooton (Herald): Stink surrounds sewage story Martin Johnston (Herald): Clark: National’s weakening of rules to blame for Middlemore Hospital woes 1News: Middlemore Hospital’s defective buildings: Jonathan Coleman, David Clark were warned of problems Cecile Meier (Stuff): Derelict state of Princess Margaret Hospital blamed for health care issues, escapes, quake risk Otago University: Threats from tobacco industry stalled New Zealand plain packs legislation Rachel Thomas (Stuff): Independent panel to tackle nurses and DHB stalemate in bid to avoid strike Laura Walters and Katie Kenny (Stuff): Vaping advocates and health experts are urging the government to get a move on RNZ: Dentists doing fix up jobs after dental tourism fails International relations and trade Dan Satherley (Newshub): Australia asked NZ to keep refugee offer open – report Newswire: Report: Aussies asked Labour to keep Manus offer open Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Australia asked New Zealand to keep refugee offer on table, documents show Craig McCulloch (RNZ): CHOGM great chance for PM to be gone Stacey Kirk (Stuff): EU free trade agreement priority one on PM Jacinda Ardern’s first official trip to Europe Economy Liam Dann (Herald): Is Winston’s predicted downturn on its way? Brian Fallow (Herald): Why the long faces from business? Greens ODT Editorial: The Greens’ fight for survival Newshub: National MP scolds Chloe Swarbrick for ‘formulaic’ treaty speech Chloe Swarbrick (Spinoff): Why we can’t divorce genuine climate action from social justice Transport and road safety Bernard Orsman (Herald): Experts say trams won’t be running in Auckland until 2025 The Listener: The fuel tax’s unintended benefit Education Simon Collins (Herald): One dead, 163 complaints upheld in tragic year for NZ childcare John Gerritsen (RNZ): Ministry upholds 163 complaints against ECE services John Gerritsen (RNZ): NCEA pass rate improvements may be over Peter O’Connor (Newsroom): Time to change how we talk about teachers Herald: New Plymouth schoolgirl starts petition after year 11 girlfriend denied entry to year 13 ball Primary industries RNZ: Federated Farmers to challenge council’s GM-free status Brittany Pickett (Stuff): Alternative foods not a threat if farmers take diverse outlook for future farming Eric Frykberg (RNZ): National takes swipe at govt over axeing irrigation schemes Racism Tara Shaskey (Stuff): Taika Waititi highlights couple’s plight to detail NZ’s racist history Siena Yates (Herald): TV3’s in house war over Taika’s racist comment Herald: Shopper claims she wasn’t allowed to try ring on because of her race Justice and police Julia Fyers (Herald): The way we punish crime add to our prison bill Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Maybe prisons don’t work but the system will never change 1News: Govt has ‘catch and release’ attitude to offenders that puts public at risk – Simon Bridges Laura Tupou (RNZ): Police shot father-to-be four times, firing ‘upwards of 12’ bullets George Block (ODT): Investigation into police officer’s actions Employment Kirk Hope (Stuff): Responsible approach important as workplace laws reviewed Interest: Westpac report shows the Government’s minimum wage increase will add 0.2% to the unemployment rate Legal profession Tom Hunt (Stuff): #Metoo blogger stresses independence from Law Society Lucy Bennett (Herald): Former Governor-General Silvia Cartwright landed first legal job because of her legs Catriona MacLennan (Newsroom): Lawyer: I will not be silenced Katie Scotcher (RNZ):Senior women lawyers ‘critical for survival of the profession’ Other Audrey Young (Herald): National leader Simon Bridges talks about worst case as prosecutor in return to Rutherford Simon Wilson (Herald): All eyes on the younger candidates Rob Stock (Stuff): No benefit to public from lenders’ deeper ‘intrusion’ into people’s privacy Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Auckland Council’s $173m asset sale RNZ: Parliament recommends next Auditor-General Stuff: Where are NZ’s most active Inland Revenue customers? Aimee Shaw (Herald): Australian tax office coming for Kiwi retailers]]>