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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – May 09 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). Foreign affairs and aid, budget Richard Harman (Politik): Winston gets his first big win Claire Trevett (Herald): Budget 2018: Foreign Minister Winston Peters secures $900 million for more diplomats, aid Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Budget 2018: ‘Pacific reset’ will increase foreign affairs funding to $1b over four years Craig McCulloch (RNZ): $714m to be pumped into govt’s ‘Pacific reset’ plan RNZ: Pacific to receive bulk of bolstered NZ aid budget Arun Soma (Herald): Just how much do our Pacific neighbours need humanitarian aid from Kiwi taxpayers? Lisa Martin (AAP): Australia cuts foreign aid in budget as New Zealand delivers major boost RNZ: Australia boosts aid to Pacific Interest: Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters unveils $900 million funding increase to help ‘rebuild our place in the world’ Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB):Winston Peters announces pre-budget spending Stacey Kirk (Stuff): More money for aid in the Pacific when Winston Peters unveils foreign affairs budget RNZ: Govt finances $900m better than forecast Isaac Davison and Michael Neilson (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: Donald Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal a step backwards Primary industries and environment Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Hold your heifers: For all of David Parker’s problems, he has a point Herald Editorial: David Parker’s waterway plan needs more clarity Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Agriculture Minister rules out cap on dairy cattle numbers Isaac Davison (Herald): Climate Change Minister James Shaw goes deep into farming country Heather Chalmers (Stuff): Canterbury cow numbers lift to buck national trend David Williams (Newsroom): Controversial land sale scrapped Laura Dooney (RNZ): Moves made to reduce runoff already – farmers Gerald Piddock (Stuff): Budget day the benchmark for judging Government’s C+ performance in regions Tracy Neal (RNZ): Researchers reject claims of spreading oyster disease Jane Matthews (Stuff): Opposition climate change spokesperson talks on Taranaki’s oil and gas sector Nicki Harper (Herald): Watch Video: Craggy Range report on Te Mata track disappoints Mana whenua Health Marty Sharpe and Jessica Long (Stuff): Serving alcohol at school fundraisers may breach the rights of children, DHB says Shannon Haunui-Thompson (RNZ): Rheumatic fever sufferers allegedly called ‘coconuts’ in hospital RNZ: Racism and rough handling of Pasifika patients uncovered Dave Macpherson (Daily Blog): The Mental Health Inquiry – get involved Katarina Williams (Herald): Violence ‘leading cause’ of facial fractures, Wellington study finds Lucy Bennett (Herald): ‘Whole lot’ of priorities for Middlemore, says new chairman Mark Gosche RNZ: New DHB head gets first look at hospital building issues Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Government warned not to rush Dunedin hospital build Mike Houlahan (ODT): Business case to Cabinet next year Kristin Edge (Northern Advocate): Asbestos debris and residue discovered in storeroom at Whangarei Hospital Matthew Rosenberg (Auckland Now): ‘Babies are moved like pieces of the chessboard’ at North Shore unit: New mum Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Govt to withdraw support for National’s bill requiring newborns to be registered with GPs Anna Loren (Stuff): Elderly patient left lying in urine-soaked bed at Auckland retirement facility Hinerangi Rhind-Wiri (Spinoff): Where is the support for Māori midwives? Rachel Thomas (Stuff): Hospitals ‘on notice’ as anaesthetists and surgeons complain of burnout Surveillance law Laura Walters (Stuff): Botched legislation left spies without some powers for six months Anna Bracwell-Worrall (Newshub): Former Minister forced into defence mode over gap in spy law Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Officials to blame for spy law blunder – Finlayson Jane Patterson (RNZ): Former spy minister aware of surveillance gap No Right Turn: There’s a lesson here Poverty, inequality and welfare Thomas Manch (Stuff): Government’s child poverty bill will leave children poor, experts warn Ian Hyslop (Newsroom): The ‘sturdy beggar’ back to haunt us Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Govt announces $76m boost for family violence services Muriel Newman (NZCPR): Labour’s Disastrous Track Record of Welfare Reform Media Richard Harman (Politik): How Griffin and Curran parted Lucy Bennett (Herald): Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran releases information on RNZ saga Henry Cooke (Stuff): Clare Curran releases voicemail from Richard Griffin Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Media firms touch, pause, engage Parliament Jo Moir (Stuff): A bill to entrench the Māori seats won’t get NZ First or National support Jane Clifton (Listener):Is Judith Collins politically immortal? National Gordon Campbell: On National’s latest attempts at relevance Tova O’Brien (Newshub): ACT’s future looks shaky as Simon Bridges noncommittal about Epsom deal Martyn Bradbury: Real reason why National are considering cutting ACT off Education Henry Cooke (Stuff): Winston Peters tells ministers touting compulsory te reo to get ‘on the same page’ Herald: Winston Peters hits out at MPs following slip-up on wording around compulsory te reo Henry Cooke (Stuff): Nanaia Mahuta: compulsory Te Reo in schools ‘not if but when’ 1News: Compulsory Te Reo Maori in schools ‘only a matter of time’ – MP Nanaia Mahuta Adele Redmond (Stuff): Sticks and Stones: Bullying’s cost to society reaches beyond schools into workplaces, courthouses and the mental health system ODT Editorial: Labour’s grand education plans Simon Collins (Herald): Second family complains about accident at Palmerston North’s Little Monkeys Preschool Dominion Post Editorial: We can’t afford to ignore teachers’ claim for better pay 1News: Pay teachers on ‘merit’: ACT’s David Seymour would increase teacher salaries funding by $1 billion, pay the best more and attract the brightest minds Simon Collins (Herald): Foreign doctoral student numbers leap with $50m subsidy Tiana Mihaere (Critic): Why Otago University Needs A Marae Employment RNZ: ‘People will choose to go hungry rather than work in a packhouse’ Maori TV: More youth in Opōtiki to be employed Jamie Wall (RNZ): Ferns’ pay parity deal took its toll before being struck RNZ: ‘Focus is on us’ – NZ Football CEO Michael Burgess (Herald): New Zealand Football announce parity for Football Ferns and All Whites RNZ: Pay parity deal for Football Ferns and All Whites Alex Braae (Spinoff): Equal pay for women (soccer players): The Football Ferns score pay parity Herald: Widower Keith Falconer sparks Government intervention after being denied paid parental leave Herald: Widowed father initially denied paid parental leave welcomes Government payment Cate Broughton (Stuff): Canterbury father Keith Falconer exposes ‘wackiness’ of paid parental leave law World Made in NZ controversy and fashion industry ethics Hamish Fletcher (Herald): Comment: Why ‘NZ-made’ saga is so damaging for World Damien Venuto (Herald): Is it time to ditch ‘made in New Zealand’ for ‘designed in New Zealand’? RNZ: World customers could take clothing back – Consumer NZ Aimee Shaw (Herald): Three more ComCom complaints lodged against World following World ‘Made in NZ’ report Aimee Shaw (Herald): Commerce Commission receives five complaints following World report 1News: Commerce Commission to assess six complaints about WORLD t-shirt labelling before deciding whether to investigate Southland Times Editorial: Labels can be so hurtful . . . Michael Daly (Stuff): How Christian aid group Tearfund made itself the arbiter of fashion industry ethics Migration and refugees Laura Walters and Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern walking a tightrope on asylum seekers Newshub: Jacinda Ardern responds to Australia’s people smuggling allegations Newshub: ‘No evidence’ people smugglers targeting New Zealand – Golriz Ghahraman Emma Hatton (RNZ): Filipinos ‘chasing a false dream’ in NZ after broadcast Debrin Foxcroft (Stuff): One in six Māori now living in Australia, research shows John Boynton (RNZ): High living costs drive Kiwis back across the ditch Local government Phil Pennington (RNZ): Building systems WOFs: Council checks fall far short Matt Shand (Stuff): Bella Vista homeowners sour, but hopeful, after meeting investigator Don Brash (Stuff): Joel Maxwell’s on the wrong side of history Tourism Grant Bradley (Herald): Tourism New Zealand to change tack with its 100% Pure campaign Grant Bradley (Herald): The big five million: Surge in visitors to New Zealand forecast into next decade Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Akaroa residents call for action amidst ‘explosion’ in freedom camping Auckland Todd Niall (RNZ): Troubled waters: Govt’s America’s Cup negotiations dissected Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Auckland’s $58m congestion charging plan Transport Dene Mackenzie (ODT):Rising fuel prices may be hurting spending Paul Mitchell (Stuff): BP reaches out to Palmerston North family in voucher dispute RNZ: Electric vehicle owners await response to battery concerns Hillary Clinton NZ speaking engagement Ben Doherty and Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Hillary Clinton says China’s foreign power grab ‘a new global battle’ Patrick Gower (Newshub): How Russia and China could hurt New Zealand Tracy Watkins (Stuff): New Zealand is part of the answer to China’s rise, says Hillary Clinton Talisa Kupenga (Maori TV): Heed foreign influence warnings – Peters Patrick Gower (Newshub): Hillary Clinton’s greatest hits Charlotte Graham-McLay (Spinoff): But where was the roar? Watching the Hillary Clinton show in Auckland Housing Adam Jacobson (Auckland Now): ‘Morally irresponsible’ of govt to subsidise hotels Tristram Clayton (Herald): Rental home offer rejected by Housing NZ because it was built before 2000 Madison Reidy (Stuff): Government asks to buy developers’ plans to contribute to KiwiBuild target Stuff: Would you move to the West Coast to save $16,000? Other Herald: New survey reveals housing, poverty and healthcare most concern New Zealanders RNZ: Kiwis’ privacy concerns on the rise Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Bank profits race ahead of rest of NZ’s earnings Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Government re-advertises for CTO after $400k job failed to attract right candidate Ged Cann (Stuff): Most Kiwis don’t know New Zealand has its own space agency – but they should RNZ: Dunedin arts enthusiasts determined to keep theatre alive Herald: Former Far North Māori trust executive admits stealing almost $1m for personal gain Stuff: Woman pleads guilty to defrauding Far North Māori trust of nearly $1 million Jo Lines-MacKenzie (Stuff): Waikato Rodeo Association cleared after injury to horse]]>