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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – April 23 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). International relations and trade Kate Hawkesby (Herald): Assured, authentic Jacinda Ardern impresses overseas RNZ: Excitement over Commonwealth-wide free trade agreement Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Jacinda Ardern is the most unusual Prime Minister New Zealand has ever had Claire Trevett (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on her grand European tour Claire Trevett (Herald): Jacinda Ardern’s ‘satorial stir’ with korowai at Buckingham Palace Stuff: ‘She wore it so well’: praise flows for PM Jacinda Ardern’s Māori cloak 1News: ‘I felt privileged to wear it’- PM Jacinda Ardern thanks korowai’s owner after fantastic international reception at CHOGM Claire Trevett (Herald): Clarke Gayford in the minority with Chogm ‘spouses’ 1News:‘I’m pregnant not incapacitated’ – Jacinda Ardern says her pregnancy – and swollen feet – has not affected her job at Chogm Joy Reid (1News): ‘Front pack’ and swollen feet no impediment to Ardern impressing the world at CHOGM Stephen Jacobi (RNZ): PM’s London visit not just ‘pure nostalgia’ Pete George: Ardern wearing a korowai in London Steven Cowan: Friends together Herald: Young leaders Ardern and Trudeau the darlings of the European press at Chogm Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Shining through dark Russian clouds, PM makes impact on world stage Audrey Malone (Stuff): Photo taken of Queen 65 years ago given to her Claire Trevett (Herald) European Diaries: Travels with a pregnant Prime Minister Herald Editorial: Charles in charge as the Prince gets his chance Claire Trevett (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern pleased Prince Charles to head Commonwealth Lucy Bennett (Herald): Helen Clark backs Prince Charles as Commonwealth head ODT: The benefits of a strong Commonwealth Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Winston Peters says Commonwealth countries open to multilateral trade deal Herald:NZ First leader Winston Peters raises prospect of North Korea trade deal – one day Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Winston Peters says a Russia trade deal is off the table – for now RNZ: Trade deal with Russia still future possibility – Peters Wang Zhijian (ODT): China’s pledge for further opening-up boosting global confidence Megan Gattey (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters question former Russian spy’s poisoning claims Claire Trevett (Herald): Former Russian spy asked to prove claim he was poisoned in New Zealand powder attack Newshub: More than 60 diplomats have sought NZ immunity in past 20 years Isaac Davison and Barry Soper (Herald): Canadian court says diplomatic immunity can’t be used skip rent – in case with NZ parallels Isaac Davison (Herald): EU near-certain to waive immunity for diplomat owing $20,000 to landlord, expert says Sheree Trotter (Herald): Exploring the Kiwi connection as Israel turns 70 NZ’s response to Syria bombings Audrey Young (Herald): Needless nagging of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern over US, UK and French air strikes against Syria Mark Dawson (Wanganui Chronicle): Editorial: Please be careful what you ‘accept’, Jacinda 1News: Winston Peters slams Russia’s support for Syria after alleged chemical weapons attack Government Simon Wilson (Herald): The ministry of ‘things will be different now’ – how are they doing? NZ Herald Editorial: Ardern Govt has business guessing Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Twyford bends budget rules Heather du Plessis-Allan (Herald):It’s fair to compare Jacinda Ardern to Donald Trump Greg Presland (The Standard): Jacinda Ardern is just like Donald Trump Eleanor Ainge Roy (The Guardian): Time 100 list: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern praised as ‘political prodigy’ Newshub: Mark Richardson sick of media’s Jacinda Ardern ‘sanctimony’ Duncan Garner (Stuff): We should look at our own states of emergency before pointing fingers overseas Jason Walls (Interest): The Labour, Greens & NZ First alliance has held up rather well… so far No Right Turn: Differentiation vs delivering No Right Turn: Proactive release of Ministerial briefings Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): No Enemies To Labour’s Left? Deborah Hill Cone (Herald): Why does Clarke Gayford bug me? Environment, primary and extractive industries John Roughan (Herald):If we are to lead the world on climate change, let’s hope it follows Richard Harman (Politik): Gas may run out early Rod Oram (Newsroom): Shedding light on the gas sector’s claims Anna Berka (Newsroom): What NZ should learn about renewable energy 1News: Energy Minister dispels talk of a halt to coal permits in NZ Isaac Davison (Herald): Minister confident of new gas discoveries as latest data shows reserves could last just 7 years Jo Moir (Stuff): ‘Incredulous’ for Energy Minister to say no work on coal ban been done – National MP Newshub: ‘No plans’ to ban oil, gas exploration altogether – Energy Minister Megan Woods Christina Persico (Stuff): Plans afoot for an economic life for Taranaki beyond oil and gas Stuff: Climate change puts more pressure on New Zealand’s ecosystems Dave Frame (Newsroom): Climate change a slow burn issue Newswire: Megan Woods to visit NZ’s biggest gas consumer ODT Editorial: Insights into the environment RNZ: Report unable to assess ‘overall extent of land contamination’ Glen Herud (Spinoff0: I founded Happy Cow Milk to make a difference in dairying. I failed. Israel Folau, religious and cultural beliefs Moana Maniapoto (E-Tangata): Losing my religion Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Islamophobia: the conversation killer Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Israel Folau’s gay comments aren’t hate speech – Jacinda Ardern Dan Satherley (Newshub): Israel Folau fallout: No need for stronger hate speech laws – Paula Bennett Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Bigotry can go to hell Steve Braunias (Herald): Secret Diary of Israel Folau Paul Thomas (Listener): Israel Folau has exposed the tricky politics of professional sport Nadine Higgins (Stuff): Hey, role models, time to earn your keep Kerre McIvor (Herald): Weigh your words, they can hurt Kris Shannon (Herald): Israel Folau drama may cause Raelene Castle legacy to crumble Alice Snedden (Stuff): Hate speech is hate speech, no debate Grant Shimmin (Stuff): It’s Israel Folau, and me, who need the forgiveness here Jeremy Dawson (Kiwiblog): Guest Post: In defence of Israel Folau (kind of) Whaleoil:In defence of Israel Folau Phil Gifford (Stuff): Blame Israel Folau, not Raelene Castle Justice and police Bess Manson and Rob Mitchell (Stuff): Roundabout that leads back to prison roster Matt Stewart (Stuff): Prisoners facing deportation could be costing New Zealand $259m Stuff: Former prisoner faces competition for compo award NZ Herald Editorial: Govt should adopt bill to get young offenders back to school Stuff Editorial: The right to rehabilitation Simon Collins (Herald): National Party push to get youth offenders back to school RNZ: Govt won’t release rapists despite UN recommendation Tim Brown (RNZ): Possible changes to bail laws ‘carries a risk’ – Christie’s mother Jo Lines-Mackenzie (Stuff): Otorohanga still hoping for Waikeria prison expansion Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): What is with Little’s fixation on bail? Dominion Post Editorial: New technology to catch criminals is welcome, but protections must stay up with the game Sam Sherwood (Stuff): Canterbury police fail to attend a fifth of dwelling burglaries within 48-hour target Reserve Bank, economy and business Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): New Reserve Bank boss: ‘Being a ginger, I tend to run towards the fire’ Liam Dann (Herald): New Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr ready for a financial literacy shake-up Cameron Bagrie (Stuff): Fiscal targets should never stand in the way of good policy 1News: New Reserve Bank head: No need for inquiry here like across the Tasman RNZ: Banking inquiry in Australia ‘wake-up call’ for NZ subsidiaries Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Australian banking scandal: New Zealand regulator in talks with financial firms 1News: Banking expert says investigation into Australian bank behaviour isn’t necessary this side of the Tasman Michael Reddell: A mis-step by the new Governor Brian Easton (Pundit): How Open an Economy? Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): NZ’s R&D tax incentive plan viewed as positive Terry Baucher (RNZ): Tackling money-laundering in NZ: More needs to be done Regional development Newswire: First trees planted in Govt’s One Billion plan Benedict Collins (RNZ): Officials failed to do background checks on energy scheme Lucy Bennett (Herald): MBIE says sorry to Shane Jones over lack of checks on businessman RNZ: National says internal review of Renew Energy fiasco ‘alarming’ Immigration and migration issues Shamubeel Eaqub (Stuff): Time for a mature conversation about immigration Julie Fry and Peter Wilson (Newsroom): Comment: A new way of seeing migration RNZ: Mark Middleton’s lawyer to seek compensation Isaac Davison (Herald): More foreign workers needed to hit 1 billion trees target, forestry giants say Lucy Bennett (Herald): Immigration backdown: Karla Cardno’s stepfather Mark Middleton will not be deported RNZ: Minister intervenes to stop Mark Middleton deportation Lincoln Tan (Herald): NZ sex workers lodge complaints over foreign prostitute website advertisements Education Alison Mau (Stuff): It’s time to unlock the potential of our special needs kids Nicholas Jones (Herald): Exclusive: Concern over wages of principal’s family members Liz Gordon (Daily Blog):Bees, guns and cults: recent happenings in education Heather Roy: Labour abolishes Partnership Schools despite good outcomes for vulnerable students Peter Gilderdale (The Spinoff): The university library row reveals a seismic shift in NZ’s middle class Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Dear Students of Auckland University – here is how you get your libraries (and power) back Media Colin Peacock (RNZ): Bankrolling the big prizes for NZ journalism Geoff Lealand (Evening Report): Public broadcasting and an advocate’s ‘disaster readiness’ revival mission Diana Wichtel (Listener): Moa Please! Give Anika Moa a prime-time spot on TV right now The Spinoff: Duncan Garner launches blistering attack on Duncan Garner Spinoff: In TV outburst, Mark Richardson announces he is sick of Mark Richardson David Slack (Stuff): The shape of politics Housing Rob Stock (Stuff): Housing NZ complex shows Auckland’s ‘Nimby nightmare’ unitary plan in action Elton Rikihana Smallman and Ruby Nyika (Stuff): Housing for former Hamilton slum fast-tracked by Government Collette Devlin (Stuff): More Housing New Zealand redevelopments for Wellington Rob Stock (Stuff): Submissions on foreign home-buyer ban flood in from concerned residents Eric Crampton: Banning ‘foreign’ buyers Health RNZ: ‘Why train to be a nurse … if you’re being paid less than a caregiver’ Lucy Bennett (Herald): Middlemore Hospital sewage leak a ‘stain on the ground’ Emily Ford and Jarred Williamson (Stuff): Key leadership roles still to be filled at embattled south Auckland hospital Emily Heyward (Stuff): Grey Power pushes for elderly representation on district health boards Kirsty Johnston (Herald): Advice to Government over ‘discriminatory’ Funded Family Care policy to remain secret Elena McPhee (ODT):Disadvantaged paying for poverty with their teeth Herald: Expert: where NZ’s legal high clamp-down went wrong RNZ: Synthetic drug ban returning power to black market Social work Emanuel Stoakes (Herald):Bill poses threat to social workers RNZ: PSA critical of ‘short-sighted’ select committee report Kieran O’Donoghue (Re-Imagining social work): An opportunity missed? A failure to listen? And whose advice was privileged? Parliament Mitchell Alexander and Finn Hogan (Newshub): Ticked Off: New Zealand Protection Service Janet McLean (Newsroom): What a NZ republic might look like Racism debates Martin van Beynen (Stuff): We might be racist but racist as f…? Pani Favid (Herald): The psychology of modern racism Skara Bohny (Stuff): Cancellation of controversial talk ‘brutal censorship’ David Skipwith (Herald): League: Warriors sale rocked by claims of racism as tussle between Richard Fale, ARL turns ugly Treaty settlements and Maori land Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): Settle up – Are treaty deals benefiting all Māori? RNZ: Iwi could be sued for neglecting urban Māori Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Young Māori leaders advocate for land protection rights at the UN Carwyn Jones (RNZ): Crown’s Treaty settlement negotiations ‘not fair or reasonable’ Transport and road safety Newshub: The great road divide: Phil Twyford and Judith Collins go head-to-head Press Editorial: Christchurch should be the exception to the rule on fuel tax RNZ: Police left frustrated as road toll overtakes last year Local government RNZ: Regional council proposes adding ‘h’ to Manawatu-Wanganui Damien Grant (Stuff): Veteran rates protester a Penny for your thoughts Amanda Saxton (Stuff): Want to buy Penny Bright’s house? She says ‘forget it’ 1News: Activist Penny Bright declines Auckland Council proposal to extend outstanding rates Military and remembrance Simon Ewing-Jarvie: What do Veterans Want? Nicholas Haig (Briefing Papers): War remembrance: Acting out or working through? Herald: Time to delve into your family history: 26 million military records free to the public for Anzac Day commemorations Other Paul Buchanan: On intelligence oversight, a broader perspective 1News: ‘Things have got away on us’ – Salvation Army says poverty in New Zealand at its worst since the last recession Jo Moir (Stuff): What’s in a name? Pretty much everything when it come to politics 1News: Government plans to bail out Earthquake Commission as it runs out of money Jamie Morton (Herald): NZ needs Govt data-mining watchdog, experts say Bess Manson (Stuff): National Portrait: KidsCan founder Julie Chapman says NZ kids are worse off than ever Stuff: Below the beltway: The week in politics Jonathan Milne (Stuff): Building a nation on a myth – from Gallipoli to CHOGM Nicole Barratt (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern’s former Pt Chevalier home sells for $1.32m Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On Thompson+ Clark, and Russia’s FIFA World Cup John Anthony (Stuff): NZ Facebook users to miss out on greater privacy protection: Reports Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Sexual abuse assaults roll in because of #MeToo: ‘staff are overloaded’ Craig Hoyle (Stuff): Auckland v the rest of NZ: It’s a classic big brother, little brother relationship Paul Little (Herald): Where would we be without science? Donna Chisholm (Listener): Are confidentiality agreements letting sexual harassers off the hook?]]>