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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – May 22 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]   Mycoplasma bovis and farming Isaac Davison (Herald): M. Bovis costs likely to rise beyond $85m Isaac Davison (Herald): Cow cull carries on as Govt continues to focus on M. Bovis eradication 1News: ‘Hope absolutely remains’ to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis as bill expected to grow Andrew McRae (RNZ): PM not ready to admit defeat in cow disease battle Andrea Fox (Herald): ‘She came across like she cared’: Farmers on Ardern 1News: Cow disease ‘could cost New Zealand, much, much more’ than thought – PM Conan Young (RNZ): Mycoplasma bovis: The spread, cost and response RNZ: A timeline of the Mycoplasma bovis spread around NZ Richard Harman (Politik): Mycoplasma: How it spread from a Southland farm Keith Woodford (Stuff): M bovis: Leave it to the farmers to manage Andrew McGiven (Stuff): Government compo fair for farmers with Mycoplasma bovis cattle disease Jill Galloway (Stuff): Mycoplasma bovis puts spoke in wheel when everything goes right for dairy farmers this autumn Esther Taunton (Taranaki Daily News): Farmers urged to take care moving stock to prevent spread of cattle disease RNZ: Insight: Farming and the Fight Against Climate Change Steven Carden (Herald): Farm changes only way to go Doug Edmeades (Stuff): ‘There must be a way to tax farmers?’ ‘No Minister’ Katie Scotcher (RNZ): Organic producers call for national standard Ewan Sargent (Stuff): Horrible death threat hangs over pet rabbits Fishing industry Andrea Vance (Stuff): Government drops plan to restrict deep sea trawling, protect orange roughy Andrea Vance (Stuff): Bottom trawling for orange roughy has scientists worried Eugene Bingham and Paula Penfold (Stuff): Caught Eugene Bingham and Paula Penfold (Stuff): Forced labour fishing tainting tuna supply Paula Penfold and Eugene Bingham (Stuff): Can customers force change in how tuna is fished? Paula Penfold (Stuff): Inside the grim prisons of Vanuatu Housing Isaac Davison (Herald): Act leader accused of prejudice after warning Epsom residents about future neighbours with ‘mental health issues’ Stuff: Treasury is wrong, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Herald: PM Jacinda Ardern scolds Minister Phil Twyford for calling Treasury analysts ‘kids’ Jason Walls (Interest): Phil Twyford slammed Treasury officials, calling them ‘kids… disconnected from reality’ – the Prime Minister says he went too far No Right Turn: Why is Labour building houses for the rich? Ben Leahy (Herald): ‘You trust Housing NZ’: Upset mother claims her state home had holes in its walls Herald: Rents across New Zealand soar, hit new highs Bonnie Sumner (The Wireless): Is it too late to join the urban exodus? David Hargreaves (Interest): ASB Housing Confidence Survey finds expectations in the housing market have improved sharply Stuff: New Zealanders feel better about housing market Matt Shand (Stuff): National housing scandal brewing Justice and police Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Waikeria decision reopens painful debate 1News: Rising prison population a ‘complete failure’, as next step to be decided for Waikeria Prison – PM Isaac Davison (Herald): Govt scraps plans for Waikeria mega-prison, but no decision on back-up plan 1News: One billion dollar prison plans still up in air as PM says inmate population ‘at maximum capacity’ 1News: Waikeria Prison expansion is ‘unfortunately’ needed and Government is ignoring the reality of high inmate numbers – Simon Bridges Ruby Nyika (Stuff): Waikeria prison bed increase crucial, Ōtorohanga mayor and David Bennett say Janet Yiakmis (ODT): Deprivation in formative years reflected in statistics Michael Neilson (Herald): Father of teen Bailey Patmore, who died in police pursuit crash, questions chase policy Health and disability NZ Herald editorial: The troubling case of Ashley Peacock Stuff: How many NZ adults can’t afford to visit a GP? Natalie Akoorie (Herald): Confidential statements made to SSC in Nigel Murray investigation may have to be released RNZ: Quake-strengthen cost to one Middlemore building starts at $70m Herald: Middlemore Hospital’s Galbraith building marked ‘earthquake prone’ Stuff: Middlemore’s Galbraith building confirmed earthquake prone, fix will cost more than $74m 1News: Should tobacco-style warnings be placed on alcohol sold in New Zealand? 1News: Researchers call for mandatory warning labels on alcohol after study finds wildly variable standards John Gibb (ODT): Study finds alcohol labelling `highly deficient’ Chloe Winter (Stuff): NZ Alcohol Beverages Council says education is the answer, not labels RNZ: Rural health workforce reaching crisis point Emma Russell (Herald): Ground-breaking child-cancer trial kicks off in New Zealand 1News: ‘You just have to cope for your child’s sake’ – Kiwi parents suffering as hospitals struggle with shortage of neonatal beds Jarred Williamson (Stuff): Flu season: Over half of staff not vaccinated at two Auckland health boards Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): Man turned away from Dunedin bar: ‘I am not dumb … my speech is impaired’ 1News: Is Ebola a threat to NZ? Expert discusses the chance of an outbreak here State care of children and family violence RNZ: Young children pushed to the brink by family violence Jess Cartwright (1News): Families devastated about closure of support villages for kids with emotional trauma    Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Fact or Fable: The Govt’s claims on family violence funding Euthanasia Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): ‘End of life bill demeans the disabled’ Henry Cooke (Stuff): Campaigners want binding end-of-life choices allowed for in euthanasia bill RNZ: Mass of submissions delay euthanasia bill deadline Government Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Budget 2018: Labour’s Pre-Emptive Capitulation To Kiwi Capitalism’s Discontent Alan Johnson (Daily Blog): Budget 2018 – Half of something and half of nothing Susan St John (Daily Blog): Does this budget turn the tide? Jenna Lynch (Newshub): Labour could face backlash from Māori voters Liam Hehir (Stuff): The country benefits from stable financial management 1News: ‘No’ – Simon Bridges laughs at the prospect of Winston Peters as PM Elections Claire Trevett (Herald): Sir Patrick Hogan’s election ad for NZ First under scrutiny RNZ: Electoral Commission looking into ad in horse racing mag David Farrar: Sir Patrick Hogan may be in trouble Eric Crampton: Costing policy Māori wards RNZ: Rejection of Māori wards: ‘It’s horrendous’ Moana Makapelu Lee (Māori TV): Four districts reject Māori wards Rotorua Daily Post: Whakatāne vote against Māori wards Jessica Tyson (Māori TV): Palmerston North votes against Māori wards David Farrar: You’re all racists No Right Turn: Palmerston North voters are racists too Local government Efeso Collins (Daily Blog): I’ve read the PWC Stadium report and it didn’t take me very long because so many words were redacted from the version I got! Jackson Thomas (Auckland Now): Auckland councillors ‘appalled’ by mayor’s handling of stadium report Dan Satherley (Newshub): Simon Bridges dismisses Auckland stadium talk as ‘weird’ No Right Turn: Conspiring against transparency Laura Dooney (RNZ): Wellington councillor fights for action on sexual assault Privacy and surveillance Rick Shera (Herald): Kiwis need right to be forgotten George Block (ODT): Claim: facial recognition at casino Richard MacManus (Newsroom): How we help Google train its robots Employment Chris Trotter: A Labour Code Worthy Of Inspection Jonathan Mitchell (RNZ): Employers told to pay minimum wage or risk prosecution Herald: Māori at greater risk of harmful work exposures than non-Māori Rob Stock (Stuff): Why women live longer than men, but retire earlier Logan Church (RNZ): OC work experience course: ‘I’ve found self pride’ Welfare Anna Bracewell (Newshub): Government scraps controversial contraceptive grants for beneficiaries Jo Moir (Stuff): National would scrap winter energy payment for pensioners and beneficiaries International relations and trade Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): US praises ‘Pacific reset’, warns over debt Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): MP blames Pacific ‘failed states’ for New Zealand’s drug problems Stephen Jacobi (Stuff): China’s big idea – the Belt and Road initiative – will need Kiwi smarts Banking sector 1News: ‘We need to look at this’ – Finance expert suspicious as Aussie banks rake in $5 billion from Kiwis Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Second New Zealand bank swamped by fraud and transaction disputes Michael Reddell: Orr defends himself Education Herald: Teacher shortage worse than ever before, secondary school principals survey finds Farah Hancock (Newsroom): Teachers get the bill for school resources Dave Armstrong (Dominion Post): Want performance? Put money where your mouth is Madison Reidy (Stuff): Filipino students duped, depressed by education promises Adele Redmond (Stuff): Pink Shirt Day doesn’t put the responsibility for stopping bullying where it belongs Herald: Wintec to reopen investigation into allegations about its CEO Annemarie Jutel and Douglas Booth (Newsroom): Time to give humanities respect they deserve Migration Liam Dann (Herald): Falling migration eases pressure on Govt Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Migration falls to two-year low, even as arrivals continue to climb BusinessDesk: NZ annual net migration slows as more non-Kiwis leave Lincoln Tan (Herald): Asian gay community finds refuge in New Zealand Transport RNZ: Fuel prices hit record in Wellington, South Island Tina Law (Press): Drivers incorrectly fined for speeding on Christchurch road for seven years Kurt Bayer (Herald): Drivers incorrectly fined for ‘speeding’ on Christchurch road for the past seven years Other Deena Coster (Stuff): Law change sought to protect Parihaka name and story Rebecca Stevenson (Spinoff): Online genius or tailspin troll? Meet Todd Scott, NBR boss and tweeter-in-chief John Drinnan: Dysfunctional HRC Targets Hate And Disharmony Tom Hunt (Stuff): Invite includes the quote: ‘The best party has women with a past and young men with a future’ Stuff: The Maori economy continues to grow Lynda Chanwai-Earle (RNZ): Disowned, displaced and discovered: NZ’s Japanese War Brides Grant Bradley (Herald): Getting New Zealand on the map: The cup of coffee with a $6m pay-off 1News: Watch: Mini Jacinda Ardern sends message as hologram at Techweek’18 Nicole Lawton (Stuff): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opens Techweek’18 in Auckland as a hologram Newshub: New Zealand would benefit from rumoured Harry and Meghan visit – Jacinda Ardern Herald: PM Jacinda Ardern: Prince Harry and Meghan welcome to visit NZ in October 1News: ‘Royals absolutely have a standing invitation’ – Jacinda Ardern all smiles on Harry and Meghan’s rumoured NZ visit]]>