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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – May 02 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). Government Henry Cooke (Stuff): Does the Government have any money for this budget? Yes Dominion Post Editorial: Your doctor will see you now … or maybe later Bryce Edwards (Newsroom): Labour’s great and dangerous expectations Guyon Espiner (RNZ): Caught in the mainstream Danyl Mclauchlan (Spinoff): Judith Collins is right: Jacinda Arden is an inveterate virtue-signaller Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Election promises shaky ahead of Govt’s first Budget Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Why Labour isn’t about to fall for the ‘spend more’ honey trap Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Peters the real power behind the throne Brad Olsen (Infometrics): Government set to dampen Budget expectations 1News: ‘Critical public services’ to see boost in Budget 2018, with promised surplus – Robertson Emma Hurley (Newshub): How much of the Government’s $8b health boost will be delivered in its first Budget? Emma Hurley (Newshub): Majority want big changes to the tax system, says Tax Working Group Jane Patterson (RNZ): Govt has freed up $700m in Budget – Minister Jason Walls (Interest): The scale of New Zealand’s infrastructure deficit is ‘massive’ RNZ: National rubbishes claims it neglected govt books Richard Harman (Politik): Speaker surprised at Curran decision Clarke Gayford David Fisher (Herald): False Clarke Gayford rumours: Police and PM Jacinda Ardern respond to widely circulated fake slurs Julia Llewellyn Smith (The Telegraph): Meet New Zealand’s ‘First Bloke’: the man who’ll become a stay-at-home dad when his PM partner gives birth Stuff: Jacinda Ardern was another man’s date the first time she met Clarke Gayford Newshub: Clarke Gayford shares how he met Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern GST online Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Up to half of sites may avoid ‘Amazon tax’ Emma Hatton and Katie Scotcher (RNZ): GST change: Retailers rejoice, consumers divided Paul Brislen (RNZ): Choice beats out GST for internet shoppers Jihee Junn (The Spinoff): What is the ‘Amazon tax’ and why does it matter? Lucy Bennet and Ryan Dunlop (Herald): Amazon tax: What it means Aimee Shaw (Herald): ‘Amazon tax’ not a magic bullet for retail sector: expert Aimee Shaw (Herald): Kiwis to pay GST on all online shopping from next year Anuja Nadkarni (Stuff): Amazon tax could be all the difference RNZ: Govt announces ‘Amazon tax’ to apply GST to online goods Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Amazon tax will be accepted as ‘fair play’, minister forecasts Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Amazon tax: What it means for online shopping Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Explainer: How will GST on online purchases affect me? Jason Walls (Interest): The Revenue Minister has the go-ahead from the Tax Working Group to require overseas businesses to collect Lucy Bennett (Herald): Kiwi retailers pleased with GST on overseas online sellers BP petrol pricing and transport Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Petrol industry antics shows the Auckland regional fuel tax could descend into farce Newshub: Jacinda Ardern having trouble trusting fuel companies after leaked  Susan Edmunds (Stuff): BP not alone in price ‘cross-subsidisation’ Amber-Leigh Woolf (Stuff): Planning needs to start now for driverless future, say experts Newshub: Auckland fuel tax ‘not as good as I want’ – Phil Goff Kelly Tantau (Stuff):Politicians unlock doors to New Zealand’s first underground train station Justice Ryan Boswell (1News): Inmates at numerous New Zealand prisons accuse jail staff of sexual abuse and serious assaults Ryan Dunlop (Herald): Corrections Department reviewing complaints process Hannah Bartlett (Nelson Mail): Nelson’s young crims with nowhere to go face prospect of hard time in police cells Catherine Hutton (RNZ): Report shows Family Court systems are failing Health Jo Moir (Stuff): More DHB chair turnover but Health Minister says it’s not political Gordon Campbell (Werewolf): On health promises, BP, and the White House correspondents furore Pete George:More from Minister of Health on GP fees promise 1News: ‘Middlemore was just the tip of the iceberg’ – Jacinda Ardern hits back at National after criticism of possible delay in cheaper GP visits Northcote by-election and electoral roll Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): New Zealand First not standing in Northcote by-election Isaac Davison (Herald): Winston Peters says NZ First wants no part in ‘needless’ $1m Northcote byelection Laura Walters (Stuff): NZ First will not stand a candidate in the Northcote by-election RNZ: Māori roll decreases in first month of option Environment, primary and extractive industries Bernard Hickey (Newsroom): Help the old bomb owners this time Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Future of ‘three waters’ still unclear Walter Breustedt (Hawke’s Bay Today): Oil and gas ban a wakeup call Guy Trafford (Interest): Claims of importance, risks and priority ring hollow when ‘new’ biosecurity organisation gets unchanged funding with same staffing levels Herald: Canterbury farmer ‘wiped out’ third of rare NZ plant species RNZ: Warnings over NZ’s kerbside recycling Eva Corlett (RNZ): Flouting Waitākere ban could incur $200k fine International relations and trade Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Water, water everywhere: NZ’s maritime security threats Jeremy Rees (Newsroom): NZ a bus stop on China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Isaac Davison (Herald): United Arab Emirates minister has unlikely connection to NZ Catrin Owen (Stuff): Man charged for offending inside New Zealand Embassy continues to keep identity secret Newstalk ZB: Peters: ‘Premature’ to talk Peace Prize for President Housing and construction industry Anusha Bradley (RNZ): Homeless families displaced by art deco festival Eleanor Wenman (Stuff): No easy fix to New Zealand’s shortage in tradesmen and builders Eleanor Wenman (Stuff): NZ needs more than 50,000 construction workers by 2022 to keep up with demand Banking industry Pattrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Warning to NZ banks: prove you’re clean Rob Stock (Stuff): Warning to NZ’s Aussie-owned banks: Prove we can trust you Tamsyn Parker (Herald): FMA to NZ banks: Show us you are not ripping off customers Drugs Shane Te Pou (Newsroom): Cannabis could cut opioid abuse off at the knees Russell Brown (Public Address): A handful of deeply precious days: a select committee submission Herald: P use is affecting children in every classroom in Northland: Principal Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Dannevirke vs P: Battle hits the streets Local government Rachel Stewart (Herald): Why the ‘h’ do they bother? Jimmy Ellingham (Stuff): Livestreaming meetings and hosting petitions shouldn’t be so hard No Right Turn: In support of Māori wards Jane Matthews (Stuff): Māori ward debate addresses ignorance and inclusion Damian George (Stuff): 130 doctors agree Wellington’s poor cycling infrastructure is ‘killing’ people Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): Developers to meet $800m infrastructure bill Tim Brown (RNZ): Mayor to citizen: ‘Are you deaf or just stupid?’ Nicholas Boyack (Stuff): Hutt council to recoup $213,000 to manage popular Lower Hutt market Education RNZ: Ministry urges ‘bold step’ for Māori education Katie Fitzpatrick (Herald): Tomorrow’s Schools review by yesterday’s experts Adele Redmond (Stuff): Sticks and Stones: School bullying rates may reflect an intolerant culture – but cultures change Imogen Neale (Stuff): Construction company ordered to pay Education Ministry $13.4 million Chelsea Boyle (Herald): Construction company to pay millions for leaky school buildings Jessica Long (Stuff): Victoria University looking to change name to avoid overseas confusion Government transparency No Right Turn: A deceitful agency Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Auckland University partially refunds ‘unreasonable’ costs Michael Hayward (Stuff): EQC may release repair information to prospective home buyers under planned law changes Race and ethnicity  Stuff: Dancing With The Stars contestant Marama Fox on the skinny, white boy comment Dave Ward (Spinoff): A voiceover artist on being asked to deliberately mispronounce te reo Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Listings withdrawn for white supremacist rallies in Dunedin and Christchurch Herald: White supremacist Dunedin rally advertised on EventFinda Other Zaryd Wilson (Wanganui Chronicle): Kelvin Davis to canvas ideas at Maori/Crown relations hui in Whanganui Aimee Shaw (Herald): Retailers’ and brands’ supply chain information should be publicly available: Tearfund Sophie Boot (BusinessDesk): Former Prime Minister Bill English appointed to ASX-listed Wesfarmers board Murray Brewer (The Spinoff): Invest in the regions to save Auckland from itself Karoline Tuckey (Stuff): Power and progress: Key leadership roles in Manawatū switching to women Tina Morrison (Herald): SkyCity convention centre faces further six-month delay Newsroom: Further delays for SkyCity convention centre Mānia Clarke (Maori TV): Delamere calls on govt to honour promise to skilled migrants ODT Editorial: Saving professional theatre Madeleine Chapman (The Spinoff):I feel for Deborah Hill Cone and Kate Hawkesby Herald: MPs labelled time-wasters over Prince Louis congratulations Emma Hurley (Newshub): Green co-leader sings Māori waiata for Royal baby Louis in Parliament]]>