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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – April 16 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 John Armstrong (1News): More than a touch of irony if Andrew Little becomes Jacinda Ardern’s Mr Fixit Zaryd Wilson (Wanganui Chronicle): Editorial: Ripping the scab off oil exploration ODT Editorial: Huge step on road to no gas Southland Times Editorial: Not all sunsets are pretty Martin van Beynen (Stuff): Government’s oil move atones for our environmental sins James Renwick (The Conversation): New Zealand puts an end to new permits for exploration of deep-sea oil and gas reserves Brad Flahive (Stuff): ‘Madness’ to search for more fossil fuels, but can NZ pay the price of giving Dan Satherley (Newshub): Ending oil and gas extraction – what scientists think Jo Moir (Stuff): Shane Jones looked a little green, and it wasn’t with envy Nadine Higgins (Stuff):Jacinda’s ‘nuclear-free moment’ puts Government one step ahead of the public Nicola Patrick (Herald): The dinosaurs are gone … and soon their fossils will be, too Dan Satherley (Newshub): ‘No question there will be jobs gone’ over drilling ban – Simon Bridges Dan Satherley (Newshub): Oil and gas exploration ban the ‘worst thing’ for climate – Judith Collins Greg Presland (Standard): Dear Judith burning Oil and Gas is the worst thing for the climate Madison Reidy (Stuff): Government still investigating options to fill oil and gas economic gap 1News: Banning gas exploration ‘has significant implications for long-term’ supply, says major gas user Jacinda Ardern: Speech: Votes for women, nuclear-free, and now we can be world leaders on climate Andrea Vance (1News): Attacks on DOC staff ‘more frequent and more acute’, with anti-1080 activists and freedom campers common culprits Jamie Morton (Herald): Green spending offers NZ big opportunities – report Dominion Post Editorial: Charging for water use Dominic Harris (Stuff): Legal challenge over Environment Canterbury plan to help irrigation firm delay river flow rates No Right Turn: Climate Change: The latest inventory Housing 1News:‘It’s not OK’ – Revelation WINZ is housing homeless in tents ‘not surprising’ and is ‘indicative of under-resourced system’ Herald: Work and Income told to stop funding tents for homeless Deena Coster (Stuff): Mental health patient left homeless by the state is languishing in prison RNZ: Kiwibuild: Government focusing on prefab houses Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): More innovation expected in renting market Brendon Harre: Unravelling the strands of the urbanisation debate Syria Golriz Ghahraman (Spinoff): Bombing Syria will never bring peace. NZ must stand up against ad hoc violence Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Diplomacy is a failed strategy Keith Locke (Daily Blog): Adern wrong to “accept” US-led air strikes on Syria. The Greens get it right Steven Cowan (Against the current): Jacinda Ardern: Supporting American militarism Greg Presland (Standard): The Government’s response to the Syrian crisis Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pushes for UN veto power removal RNZ: PM’s response to Syria should be stronger, Bridges says Dan Satherley (Newshub): NZ should support US-led strikes on Syria, UN is useless – Simon Bridges Herald: NZ should have been stronger on Syrian strikes, says Bridges Michael Daly (Stuff): ‘Weirdness’ on Russia, means stronger position better on Syria, Bridges says RNZ: National supports PM’s ‘strong statement’ on chemical warfare RNZ: PM on Syria strikes: ‘Time to return to the table’ 1News: PM says government ‘accepts’ US-led strikes in Syria but always favours ‘diplomatic efforts’ Herald: Prime Minister on Syria strike: NZ accepts why strike happened Stuff: New Zealand ‘accepts’ reasoning behind US-led strike on Syria Jordon Bond (Newstalk ZB): PM urges UN based resolution over airstrikes International relations and trade Claire Trevett (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrives in Paris to push along trade talks Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Stakes couldn’t be higher for PM’s first trade mission Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Trade and security top of agenda when Jacinda Ardern meets French President Newshub: Jacinda Ardern wants ‘wins’ from CHOGM RNZ: PM’s Europe trip: What’s on the agenda? Henry Cooke (Stuff): Government launches ‘Trade for All’ agenda for future agreements Claire Trevett (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern off to meet Merkel, May, Macron and Ma’am Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Doubters Trumped by positive results Jane Patterson (RNZ): Cool response from Trade Minister to Trump’s TPP u-turn Isaac Davison (Herald): US position on TPP still unclear, NZ Govt says after Trump’s apparent U-turn Mitchell Alexander (Newshub): Prime Minister urged to immediately begin CPTPP talks with the US Craig McCulloch (RNZ): NZ-EU trade deal negotiations tipped for May Herald: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to meet the Queen, Prince Charles in London next week RNZ: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to meet the Queen in London next week Laura Walters (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern to have one-on-one meeting with the Queen 1News: Jacinda Ardern to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace next week Health Simon Wilson (Herald): Lester Levy: The health boss who’s had enough Cate Broughton (Stuff): Hysterectomy cancelled 40 mins before as hospitals fail to meet elective surgery targets Wyatt Creech (Pundit): Behind Middlemore’s rotten walls are even bigger problems Phil Pennington (RNZ): Middlemore set for ‘untested’ and ‘risky’ reconstruction RNZ: Middlemore repair could be stressful for patients – union Auckland Now: Work to begin on leaky south Auckland hospital ward Dubby Henry (Herald): Dr David Clark says Counties Manukau DHB chairman has not stepped down from his role after Middlemore saga Stuff: Counties Manukau Health acting chair Rabin Rabindran believed to have stepped aside Stuff: The sick ironies of Princess Margaret Hospital Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Patient demand pushes Waikato’s mental health services to capacity Damien Grant (Stuff): Health boards enough to make you sick Chloe Winter (Stuff): Alcohol should come with a health warning, argues expert Karen Brown (RNZ): Margaret Wilson to chair panel on nurses pay Cate Broughton (Press): Protesting nurses warn of ‘absolute crisis’ RNZ: St John boosts staff numbers following funding increase Madison Reidy (Stuff): Medicinal cannabis hopefuls discuss how industry should roll out Gabrielle Baker (Spinoff): How the Waitangi Tribunal can make a difference in Māori health John Gibb (ODT): ACC looking poor to UN Cate Broughton (Stuff): Less than 15 per cent of Kiwi women regularly screened for deadly cervical cancer – study Race Colin Peacock (RNZ): Taika’s blurt makes media mad as f*** David Slack (Stuff): What’s the objection to Taika Waititi speaking his mind? Leonie Hayden (Spinoff): Grateful horis and model minorities: why don’t we know we’re racist? Bill Ralston (Listener):On Taika Waititi’s ‘racist as f—‘ comment Steve Braunias (Herald): The Secret Diary of The Storm Lizzie Marvelly (Herald): Why is it shocking to say we’re racist? Martin Hanson (Nelson Mail): Unpacking the meaning of racism Dylan Cleaver and Liam Napier (Herald): Special report: White flight – A detailed look at race and Auckland rugby Local government Deena Coster (Stuff): Former mayor’s Māori representation mission garners national support David Williams (Newsroom): Labour’s big miss in Canterbury Janine Rankin (Manawatu Standard): Values are about more than just value for money Todd Niall (RNZ): Insight: Digging deeper – Will residents pay up to fix Auckland? John Boynton (RNZ): Hikoi first step in march to make Manurewa bilingual suburb RNZ: Phil Goff recovering after unplanned surgery Melissa Nightingale (Herald): Report: Lower Hutt missing out despite putting $1.2m into arts fund Nicholas Boyack (Stuff): Hutt City spending millions on ending poverty for its poorest residents Justice Dale Husband (E-Tangata): Māorifying prisons isn’t the solution to too many Māori in prison Liz Gordon: How to bring down prison numbers (the definitive guide) Belinda Feek (Herald): Probe called ‘repugnant’: High court barrister calls for Law Society committee to be sacked Deborah Mackenzie (Newsroom): Alarm over Law Society complaint Northcote by-election Richard Harman (Politik): Greens could trip Nats up in Northcote Simon Wilson (Herald): Northcote Notebook: Young Maori men to the fore Laine Moger (Stuff): National and Labour name candidates for Northcote by-election drag race Newshub: Northcote by-election candidates ready to run Lucy Bennett (Herlad): Dan Bidois to contest Northcote byelection for National Herald: Shanan Halbert Labour’s pick for Northcote byelection Government Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald): Labour faithful in their happy place John Roughan (Herald): Labour sets about rewriting recent history Kerre McIvor (Herald): Dreaming of Utopia on two wheels National Audrey Young (Herald): National leader Simon Bridges makes a good start at the worst job in politics Bryan Gould: Life in opposition is not so easy Toby Manhire (Spinoff): All the things National MPs think are virtue signaling Migration Lincoln Tan (Herald): Exposed: Human trafficking happening right here in NZ Lincoln Tan (Herald): Human trafficking: Migrants lured to NZ with lucrative job offers exploited, forced into sex industry Oliver Lewis (Stuff):‘Legally they don’t exist’: New Zealand’s stateless population of two RNZ: Tweak to Australia’s immigration policy sees less overseas Asians Shawn McAvinue (ODT): Immigrant fighting for unpaid wages Kate Hawkesby (Newstalk ZB): Plan to deport Karla Cardno’s stepfather Mark Middleton is callous and heavy handed Retirement and employment Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Over 30pc of older workers have to work to pay bills Rob Stock (Stuff): Half of people ‘want’ to work past 65, though many admit they’ll have to Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Retirement Commissioner hits back at pension criticism Troy Swann (Herald): How to fix New Zealand’s retirement savings shortfall Jihee Junn (Spinoff): Five small businesses explain how and why they pay their staff a living wage Education Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Back to curriculum for school reports John Gerritsen (RNZ): New rise in stagnating teacher training enrolments Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): College spends fraction of budget on learning Simon Collins (Herald): Female school principals finally overtake males in NZ schools Herald: Proposed bill to restrict use of word ‘teacher’ would fine those not suitably qualified $2000 Richard Prebble (Herald): Rosy report card gets overlooked RNZ: Students with disabilities still unable to access Vic Uni library Will Harvie (Stuff): In science, ambiguity and the supernatural are anathema Media Hal Crawford (Spinoff): An Australian TV exec tells New Zealand what is (badly) wrong with its television Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Nonsensical US visa rules are beyond me Carolyne Meng-Yee (Herald): Broadcaster Barry Soper stopped from entering US Steve Braunias (Spinoff): Wintec Press Club is dead, long live Hamilton Press Club Stuff: TVNZ and Spark win Rugby World Cup rights Transport and road safety Dave Armstrong (Stuff): Let’s fix road toll, with some speed Michael Daly (Stuff): As Government signals big light rail spend, public transport concerns grow in US Imogen Neale (Papakura Courier): Political scrap breaks out over $1 billion Auckland road project Mike Lee (Daily Blog): The March of Folly continues – Labour and the Greens fall into lock-step – the airport rail debacle NZ Herald editorial:Toughen up on drones at airports Defence David Fisher (Herald): The Big Read: Behind the secrecy of the NZSAS, these are the issues the Hit & Run inquiry will investigate Tracy Neal (RNZ): Former Moscow guard pleased with veteran recognition Melanie Childs (Herald): Not All Wounds Bleed: Why we should all care this Poppy Day Other Kiri Dell (Spinoff): How warring egos are hobbling Māori land trusts Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Commerce Commission set to grow teeth Kathleen Kuehn (Newsroom): There’s a bigger brother watching you – and profiting from it Brian Easton (Pundit): Do You Trust Your Community? Emma Hatton (RNZ): Charity to offer interest-free loans to those in debt ‘traps’ Jacqui de Ruiter (Herald): Where are the women in abortion law-reform discussion? Chris Hutching (Stuff): More than 100,000 ‘freedom campers’ in NZ last year Max Towle (RNZ): Questions about sexual orientation and gender identity are closer to being included in the census Oliver Brown (Telegraph): Laurel Hubbard case shows trans-athletes challenge is a taboo that is best left alone Deborah Hill Cone (Herald): Why do the arts always lose out against sports Stuff: Below the Beltway: A week in politics]]>