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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – April 19 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). Russian hacking allegations, Intelligence reference group, Syria Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): On the GCSB’s security hang-up with Russia ODT: Intelligence panel a step too far Barry Brailey (Stuff): Russian hacking another reminder internet knows no borders Oliver Lineham (NZ Council Civil Liberties): The IGIS Reference Group: a toe inside the tent Claire Trevett (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern: Five Eyes leaders agree on chemical weapons, but mum on further action Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Ardern in London: What was discussed at security meeting? RNZ: NZ ‘prevented harm being done’ by state-backed hacks – PM David Crowe and Henry Cooke (Sydney Morning Herald and Stuff): Jacinda Ardern to join Theresa May, Malcolm Turbull at security meeting amid growing concerns over Russian tactics Newshub: Ardern to meet with Five Eyes allies amid Russia tension Lucy Bennett (Herald): Jacinda Ardern to attend security meeting with five-eyes counterparts ahead of Chogm 1News: ‘New Zealand is not immune’ – PM comments on major fears Russian state-sponsored hackers have targeted NZ Don Franks (Redline): Why Labour is going along with Trump International relations and trade Stephen Jacobi (RNZ): PM’s Europe trip highlights delicate nature of trade agreement Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Trade and travel go hand in hand – so why has no Government minister visited Beijing? Joy Reid (1News): Jacinda Ardern to tell Theresa May overnight NZ eager to start free trade talks with UK Claire Trevett (Herald):Busy London schedule for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who meets the Queen tonight Claire Trevett (Herald): London Mayor Sadiq Khan to New Zealanders: ‘London is open’ Stacey Kirk (Stuff): London Mayor Sadiq Khan says visa restrictions on Kiwis ‘worries him’ Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talks security, trade with UK’s Theresa May Claire Trevett (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern and Canada’s Justin Trudeau talk women’s rights in London Stacey Kirk (Stuff):Jacinda Ardern, Justin Trudeau and Sadiq Khan join forces for gender equality Laura Walters (Stuff): UK and NZ foreign ministers to work together in Pacific Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Russia the main topic at Jacinda Ardern, Angela Merkel’s ‘fun’ meeting Isaac Davison (Herald): MFAT wants immunity waived for diplomat who owes landlord $20,000 Isaac Davison (Herald): Landlord furious after MFAT seeks immunity for diplomatic tenant owing $20,000 Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Diplomats should face the consequences of their actions like everyone else Environment, primary and extractive industries Jamie Morton (Herald): Major report: What we’ve done to NZ’s landscape Tim Watkin (Pundit): Oil be alright. But has Labour learnt the wrong lesson from its past? Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): Labour-led government shows its green credentials Stephanie Mitchell (Taranaki Daily News): Labour’s win was like Donald Trump’s, says ACT Party Leader David Seymour Jacinda Ardern (Guardian): The Commonwealth can kickstart a global offensive on climate change Herald: Britain and NZ to host Pacific climate change talks Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Carbon neutral laws are going to wreck the country Emma Hatton (RNZ): Company defends EPA decision in iron sands appeal Jo McKenzie-McLean (Stuff): Direct link between irrigation and polluted waterways ‘wrong’ says mayor Lois Williams (RNZ): Govt could take 400ha Northland peat dig to court RNZ: Seabed mining company begins High Court submission RNZ: Seabed mining consent challenged in court Nina HIndmarsh (Stuff): Te Waikoropupū Springs Water Conservation order begins in Takaka Earthquakes Press Editorial: Government must clear up on-solds issue to instill confidence in Christchurch houses Patrick Gower (Newshub): Government admits EQC’s botched repairs could see 140,000 homes re-checked RNZ: Statistics House collapse: New information withheld Health RNZ: More delays for people missed by cancer programme 1News: Bowel Cancer NZ estimates 15,000 people missed out of screening Patrick Gower (Newshub): Smoking killed my Mum – time to ban it Newshub: Anti-smoking campaigners throw support behind e-cigarettes Herald: District Health Board admin workers demand equal pay Michael Morrah (Newshub): Kiwis buying drugs on dark web warned – it’s not worth the risk Lucy Warhurst (Newshub): ‘It’s unbelievable’: Taupō fights to keep its rescue helicopter Andrew Marshall (Southland Times): Nurses working conditions worst in 32 years Government Susan St John (Daily Blog): The fiscal stranglehold Herald Editorial: Poll shows Labour needs to look after its partner Eun Kyung Kim (NBC): Pregnant and in power: Meet New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Isaac Davison (Herald): Acting Prime Minister Kelvin Davis: ‘People are excited ’til I walk into room’ Dene Mackenzie (ODT): Chamber not so chilly for Robertson this time around Heather Roy: Walking the Transparency Talk Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Conflict of interest issues in PM’s office, again Matthew Whitehead (Standard): Pollwatch: Colmar Brunton, 16/4/18 Muriel Newman (NZCPR): A lurch to the left Housing Susan St John (Newsroom): Landlords, save your crocodile tears BusinessDesk/Herald: Row over foreign buyer ban continues as Govt bites back at IMF Nikki Mandow (BusinessDesk): IMF adds voice to dissent around foreign buyer ban Newshub: International Monetary Fund calls foreign buyer ban ‘discriminatory’ Matthew Brockett (Bloomberg): Ban on New Zealand Home Sales to Foreigners Is ‘Discriminatory’, Says IMF Eric Crampton (Spinoff): Why the ban on foreign homebuyers is so very dumb Catherine Harris (Stuff): House market’s ‘good times’ set to end soon: Westpac RNZ: Master Builders alone could build 1000 homes in 2018 Foreign trusts Nicky Hager (RNZ): Daphne Project: New Zealand still a haven for some? RNZ: What is the Daphne Project? Immigration Dominion Post: System failing Middleton again Sophie Duckor-Jones (RNZ): Woman’s Indian husband has visa declined four times Treaty settlments RNZ: Crown’s Treaty settlement negotiations ‘not fair or reasonable’ RNZ: Waitangi Tribunal criticises Crown for outside negotiations Justice and police Stuff: United Nations finds New Zealand has breached the rights of long-term prisoners Herald: Precedent-setting United Nations Human Rights Committee case finds indeterminate sentences to be unjust Laura Walters (Stuff): Māori and Pasifika youth crime rates drop less than Pākeha Laura Walters (Stuff): More prison beds needed short-term, that doesn’t necessarily mean a mega prison – Andrew Little John Tamihere (Herald): Reel in our failing justice system Melanie Reid and Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Family Court judges’ comments ‘ludicrous’ Phil Quin (Herald): New Government should end Dotcom extradition fiasco Tim Brown (RNZ): Police union calls for tighter firearms monitoring Tom Hunt (Stuff): Police eyeing up newer, smarter CCTV facial recognition technology Adam Jacobson (Stuff): Ministry of Justice awarded workplace domestic violence prevention tick Israel Folau controversy Stuff: MP and former Black Fern Louisa Wall: Israel Folau’s comments can kill Herald:Rugby: TJ Perenara slams Israel Folau’s ‘harmful’ comments Marc Hinton (Stuff): Brad Weber backed: Players Association says ‘good on him’ for speaking out Herald: Israel Folau’s views disgust me – Chiefs and All Blacks halfback Brad Weber 1News: Nigel Owens issues challenge to Israel Folau over homophobic comments – ‘Judge them on the content of their character’ Kim Baker Wilson (1News): Dear Israel Folau: I’ve already been to hell Herald: Breakfast star calls out ‘disgusting’ Israel Folau Jamie Wall (RNZ): Folau fallout: Rugby Australia can’t hide from hypocrisy Joel Kulasingham (Herald): The Holy Bubble: Israel Folau, social media and the rise of the outspoken athlete Economy and business RNZ: Economist Ann Pettifor: ‘The public are not stupid’ Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newsroom): Economic slowdown looming as Government reshuffles projects – Infometrics Edward Willis: Select Committee submission on the Cartel Criminalisation Bill Media Tom Frewen (ODT): Curran’s turn to drop baton on TV funding 1News: Digital Media Minister Clare Curran unsure if her Facebook has been hacked Stuff: Eric Janssen named new editor for The Dominion Post and Stuff in Wellington Local government Newshub: Auckland Council admits parks in poorer areas not up to scratch Craig Hoyle and Debrin Foxcroft (Auckland Now): Auckland local board member claims ‘free speech’ to defend racist, sexist posts Newshub: Auckland local board member apologises after sexist comments Nikki Preston (Herald): Mayor Andrew King well aware of his requirements: CE Child welfare Sarah Harris (Herald): Chief executive Gráinne Moss talks about one year of Ministry for Children – Oranga Tamariki 1News: Manawatu mum raises thousands to send teachers to autism awareness course Transport Benedict Collins (RNZ): Police, transport officials disagree with Minister on drug testing ODT Editorial: Cycleways and safety madness RNZ: Whangarei mayor disappointed in decision to shelve highway Jonathan Underhill (BusinessDesk): Puhoi-to-Warkworth PPP roading contract a nil-margin deal for Fletcher Laura Dooney (RNZ): ‘We are prepared to fight for our existing terms and conditions’ 1News: NZ pilots demand ban on possession of lasers after latest strikes on planes in our skies Gender and sexual politics Cameron Smith (Herald): New Zealand leads the way on closing gender gap in top jobs Mandy Te (Stuff): Organisation creates online digital directory for New Zealand women Laura Walters (Stuff): Chief censor says New Zealand needs to do more to tackle porn problems George Fenwick (Herald): Woke as: Jokes and blokes in the era of #metoo Newshub: The difficulties of dating while transgender Other Herald: Mobile truck shops taking low-income families for a ride Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Mobile shopping trucks ‘piranhas’ targeting the vulnerable Max Whitehead (Herald): Costs put employment justice out of reach of ordinary folk RNZ: Andrew Little to visit Pike River mine, update families Kurt Bayer (Herald): Top NZDF medical expert warns ‘lost generation’ of veterans unless mental health care addressed Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Name of local lager criticised: ‘You wouldn’t call a beer ‘Hitler” Katie Bruce (The Wireless): That’s all-white then Reweti Kohere (The Wireless): Karen Walker, RUBY and Trelise Cooper score low on fashion ethics 1News: Freedom camping’s chronic issues to be tackled by government working group Patrick Thomsen (The Coconet): Reflections from the Intersections Charlotte Graham-McLay (Vice):A Brief Guide to Riding Out the Apocalypse in New Zealand David Farrar: A summary of the Martin Jenkins report on charter schools]]>