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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – May 17 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). Budget Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Will Labour pull a rabbit out of the Budget hat? Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): How not to budget Chris Bramwell (RNZ): What to expect from the 2018 Budget – our experts weigh in Herald Editorial: Budget should not simply boast additional spending Claire Trevett (Herald): A Budget of hand-me-down ties and slogans Laura Walters (Stuff): Budget: How the Budget came to be, and other fun facts Richard Harman (Politik): A defining Budget for Robertson and Labour Patrick O’Meara (RNZ): Budget 2018: Stronger budget surplus forecast Audrey Young (Herald): Budget 2018: The ‘blathering’ is almost over as Govt set to reveal spending plans Sue Bradford (Pundit): Budget 2018: Backing empathy with steel? Herald: Budget 2018: Sue Bradford, Tariana Turia and Ben Thomas share views on today’s Budget Brigitte Morten (RNZ): Budget day: Christmas for the beltway Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Government’s tilt at a second term starts with today’s Budget Daniela Maoate-Cox (RNZ): The finance minister’s budget diary Henry Cooke (Stuff): What the Budget will bring to the housing sector: More state homes Mānia Clarke (Maori TV): Sallies say budget must include extensive state home build 1News: What the government has already promised in run-up to Budget 2018 Henry Cooke (Stuff):A look back at the ‘mini-Budget’ from December – which may steal the show from today’s one Laura Walters (Stuff): Jacinda Ardern says Budget will also help middle New Zealanders feeling the squeeze Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Budget 2018: What we all desperately want to know Newshub: Will Thursday’s Budget be rife with broken promises? Stacey Kirk (Stuff): GPs pushing for targeted package to help access for poorest in Budget Simon Collins (Herald):Budget 2018: ‘Our outgoings are bigger than our income’ Ryan Dunlop (Herald): Budget 2018 wishes for middle class Auckland family Tess Nichol (Herald):Budget Day: High income family Jane Patterson (RNZ): Budget 2018: The future demands of Defence David Williams (Newsroom):Irrigation funding cut to spout millions Michael Hayward (Press): What might the Budget bring for Christchurch? Jason Walls (Interest): Opposition Finance Spokeswoman Amy Adams is ramping up attacks on the Government as Budget day draws closer, her latest target is tax Amy Adams (Stuff): Labour’s Budget is one of wasted opportunities Newstalk ZB: Budget 2018: Bridges ‘It’ll be a budget of broken promises’ 1News: Finger-wagging Simon Bridges and Jacinda Ardern clash over funding priorities ahead of new government’s first Budget Employment Madison Reidy and Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Union releases list of employers allegedly making staff work overtime for free Zac Fleming (RNZ): Sixteen retail chains accused of underpaying staff No Right Turn: Wage thieves Michael Morrah (Newshub): Labour hire firm employee resigns after migrant worker investigation Madison Reidy (Stuff):Immigration permit importation of 138 Chinese tradies Teuila Fuatai (Newsroom): Fly-in Chinese workers approved for Auckland hotel build RNZ: Chinese workers granted visas to build Auckland hotel Rebecca Stevenson (Spinoff): Breaking: we’re treating our minimum wage workers like crap Eric Crampton: Minimum wages and the margin Susan Edmunds (Stuff): Worker demand up but wage inflation still MIA Sophie Boot (BusinessDesk): New law could stop costly union v Affco battle Benedict Collins (RNZ): No toilet breaks puts the public at risk – air traffic controllers Inequality, poverty and welfare Eva Corlett (RNZ): Man told he must quit free night class or face benefit cut Henry Cooke (Stuff): Why the promised Winter Energy Payment is coming two months later this year Michael Daly and Leith Huffadine (Press): No new clothes, no haircuts, no fresh veg – the harsh reality of being a working poor mum Stuff: Watch: Warning of slowing growth for NZ’s largest city Treaty of Waitangi and Crown-Maori relations Herald: Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little concerned by lack of accountability on Te Arawa River Iwi Trust spending RNZ: Minister extends deadline for iwi to contest settlement Graham Cameron (Spinoff): Our message to Andrew Little: stop before you breach the Treaty of Waitangi Shannon Haunui-Thompson (RNZ): Anger at a Treaty process which pits iwi against iwi Jo Moir (Stuff):No freshwater rights for Māori on our watch: NZ First MP Shane Jones Chris Hutching (Stuff):Iwi commercial property interests continue to grow Housing Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): Kiwibuild’s naysayers have it wrong on two counts Tom Furley (RNZ): Kiwibuild homes now unobtainable for many Gia Garrick (RNZ): Housing providers struggle to meet skyrocketing demand Colleen Hawkes (Stuff): Is it time to address the question of empty ‘ghost houses’? Colleen Hawkes (Stuff): Minister of Housing blames National for empty ‘ghost houses’ Mike Hosking (Newstalk ZB): Govt painted into a corner on home ownership Jessica Long and Tom Hunt (Dominion Post); Children are the Hutt Valley’s invisible homeless, council told Local government Craig McCulloch (RNZ): ‘It divides communities – and no one wins from that’ Lucy Bennett (Herald): Former New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd appears at select committee to fight for Māori wards Steve Elers (Manawatū Standard): Walkout on Māori greeting betrays prejudice, and ignorance in New Zealand culture Jimmy Ellingham (Manawatū Standard): Secret briefings on rates must stop; public deserves to know Janine Rankin (Manawatū Standard): Living wage promoted for city council workers RNZ: Man who damaged native trees will serve prison time Jackson Thomas (Central Leader): Penny Bright to bite the bullet and meet with council Jackson Thomas (Auckland Now): Auckland activist Penny Bright fails in last-ditch attempt to stop the sale of her home RNZ: Penny Bright loses bid to delay house sale Herald: High Court rules sale of activist Penny Bright’s house to continue Primary industries Richard Harman (Politik): Labour, NZ First, the Greens and National agree on debt relief Dominion Post Editorial: Living with M. bovis might be less painful all round Lois Williams (RNZ): Council fails to recover $50,000 in ‘dirty dairy’ case Stuff: Sheep and beef farmers aim to be carbon neutral by 2050 Parliament David Chaston (Interest): We analyse the MPs exposure to trusts, mortgages, and KiwiSaver. Yes, there are party differences, but some are not as pronounced as you might expect Herald: Dame Annette King receives New Year Honours in all-female ceremony Newstalk ZB: Annette King made a Dame as New Zealand’s longest serving female MP Justice and police David Fisher (Herald): Big Read: Justice path and bulging prisons – will NZ listen to scientist or sceptic? David Fisher (Herald): McVicar: Soft path will fail Ged Cann (Stuff): In depth: Lack of respect to blame for rising seriousness of assaults on police Jenny Ling (Stuff): Prison reform conference held in Russell Super Fund investment and Adrian Orr Peter Dunne (Newsroom): Finally, a Super fund investing at home as Kirk intended Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Adrian Orr details lengthy attempt by NZ Super to invest in Christchurch rebuild Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): National leader says Reserve Bank governor should avoid political debate Michael Reddell: Very unwise and quite inappropriate Media Sophie Boot (BusinessDesk): Stuff cuts 24 jobs as it closes community, rural titles Stuff: Stuff closes 15 community titles and sells another Duncan Greive (Spinoff): With $38m on the table, TVNZ suddenly remembers how to do public broadcasting Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Challenge to keep up with competition – Māori TV Talisa Kupenga (Māori TV): Māori Television appears before Māori Affairs Select Committee Evening Report: RNZ enters content partnership with Pacific Media Centre International relations and trade Nicholas Jones (Herald): Exclusive: More Saudi sheep saga costs likely as legal action threatens Isaac Davison (Herald): EU refuses to waive immunity for diplomat Eva Tvarozkova in $20k rental dispute Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): EU puts up road block in diplomat rental stoush Health Sarah Robson (RNZ): Seismic risk of Middlemore’s Galbraith discussed in closed meeting Virginia Fallon (Stuff): Kāpiti and Otago camp closures will affect ‘country’s most vulnerable children’ Deidre Mussen (Stuff): Keytruda can treat more cancers than just melanoma Education Mohamed Alansari (Newsroom): Modern classrooms won’t fix education Phil Pennington (RNZ): Ministry has multiple claims against troubled building company Jessica Long (Stuff): Karori Campus demolition compliance certificate issued Human Rights Commission RNZ: HRC report: ‘Deep divide’ between staff and managers David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The Human Rights Commission review Alison Mau (Stuff): After Human Rights Commission harassment scandal, how can victims trust the process? Other Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): Trust us, we’re banks Lucy Bennett (Herald): National claims Internal Affairs slashing frontline staff investigating child exploitation material Tom Hunt (Stuff): GCSB peels back the covers on an active intelligence officer Lucy Bennett (Herald): Asbestos found in Reserve Bank building in Wellington Stuff: Wellington’s Reserve Bank building evacuated following asbestos find Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Law firms commit to tackle gender inequality in senior positions]]>