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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – May 24 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] Parliament Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Politics gets ugly at Parliamentary Question Time 1News: Allegations Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called ‘stupid little girl’ leads to extraordinary stoush in corridors of power Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Paula Bennett packs a punch in Parliament’s bear pit Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): National issues letter of ‘serious concern’ over Speaker Trevor Mallard Herald: National Party and Speaker in open warfare over ‘stupid little girl’ comment 1News: Video: Gerry Brownlee has ‘serious concerns’ over Speaker’s handling of alleged sexist comment made about Jacinda Ardern by National MP in the House Craig McCulloch (RNZ): National voices concern over Speaker’s actions Henry Cooke (Stuff): National accuses Speaker of ‘pushing’ the ‘stupid little girl’ story Anna Bracewell-Worrall and Emma Hurley (Newshub): Paula Bennett storms out of Parliament during Question Time Claire Trevett (Herald): Paula Bennett’s Parliament walkout: ‘Sick of being treated like a child’ by Speaker 1News: Video: ‘Nah, I’m leaving, what a waste of time’ – exasperated Paula Bennett walks out of parliament after disagreement with Speaker Trevor Mallard Laura Walters (Stuff): Paula Bennett storms out of Question Time, saying Speaker’s rulings are ‘dangerous for democracy’  Lucy Bennett (Herald): Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern brushes off ‘very sexist’ remark Newstalk ZB: Bridges: Name-calling part of parliament Henry Cooke (Stuff): Simon Bridges says ‘no evidence’ one of his MPs called Jacinda Ardern ‘stupid little girl’ Emma Hurley and Jenna Lynch (Newshub):‘Settle petal’: Ron Mark told off for ‘sexist remark’ 1News: Watch: ‘Settle petal’ – Ron Mark scolded for ‘sexist remark’ in Parliament Jason Walls (Interest): Politicians at the pub: David Seymour – New Zealand’s most coordinated MP? Madeleine Chapman (Spinoff): A critical analysis of parliamentary power sits Privacy and profiling Katie Kenny (Stuff): All you need to know about the proposed privacy laws Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): ‘Urgent’ algorithm stocktake will shed light on government profiling Possible referendum Benedict Collins (RNZ): PM won’t commit to law change if marijuana referendum successful No Right Turn: Bad faith Isaac Davison (Herald): Double whammy: Votes on legalising cannabis and euthanasia possible before the election Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Mega referendum: Kiwis could vote on euthanasia and cannabis at the same time Budget and tax Bryce Edwards (Newsroom Pro): Labour’s move away from Maori-specific policies John Tamihere (Herald): Where’s the money for Māori, Jacinda? Māori TV: 7mil to support Māori landowners Stuff: How much tax is the Government collecting? International relations and trade Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Not the time to be a bull in a China shop Herald Editorial: EU trade nod sends pointed message Stacey Kirk (Stuff): What’s good for NZ is good for the Govt – free trade with Europe is a big deal Herald: What the EU free trade deal would mean for NZ Tom Pullar Strecker (Stuff): Kiwi businesses see meat in EU trade deal Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Q+A: NZ’s major step toward free trade with the European Union Henry Cooke (Stuff): Parker: EU deal unlikely to be worth as much as China FTA Henry Cooke (Stuff): Green Party cautiously optimistic on EU trade deal Charles Finny (Stuff): Successive governments can take a bow over free trade talks with EU Joseph Nunweek (Spinoff): How at-risk young Kiwis in Australia are failed by Canberra and by Wellington Newshub: New Zealand needs to ‘call out’ Australian Government on homeless Kiwis Health Isaac Davison (Herald): Ban cigarette sales by 2025 and encourage vaping to hit smokefree goal, MPs told 1News: Experts tell Government to ban cigarette sales by 2025 as smoke free goal ‘a train wreck for Maori and Pacifica’ 1News: Smokefree activist says a ban on cigarettes would be premature: ‘You make criminals of people previously addicted’ Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Waikato DHB releases damning findings in to SmartHealth Natalie Akoorie (Herald): SmartHealth review finds failed virtual health app cost taxpayers $25.7m Farah Hancock (Newsroom): ‘Swiss cheese’ health system loses heart data Samantha Gee (Stuff): Fight to eliminate seclusion use the focus of Nelson campaigner’s cause Janine Rankin (Manawatu Standard): Team effort needed to turn off the tap on mental distress Justice and police Sam Hurley (Herald): ‘Considerable concern’ at Google’s unwillingness to follow court orders – Privacy Commissioner Laura Walters (Stuff): Police Minister Stuart Nash will struggle to add 1800 extra police by 2020 Jared Savage (Herald): Deputy Commissioner Viv Rickard leaves police after job advertised Chelsea Daniels (Newstalk ZB): Fears for children’s safety over delays caused by lack of security at south Auckland courthouses Housing Jane Patterson (RNZ): Labour and National go head to head over KiwiBuild Colleen Hawkes (Stuff): Opinion: Tax ghost houses and pour the money back into affordable housing Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Westpac’s David McLean says flat house prices for 20-30 years would gradually correct housing unaffordability without igniting ‘economic carnage’ a big price drop would cause Gia Garrick (RNZ): Dispute over proposed Epsom complex boils over Melanie Earley (Auckland Now): Epsom residents back David Seymour over social housing letter Newshub: What Housing New Zealand actually wants to do in Epsom Newshub: New state houses should be in ‘appropriate areas’, not in my hood – Mark Richardson Samantha Gee (Stuff): Struggle for social housing keeping many families under the yoke of poverty Amy Diamond (Bay of Plenty Times): Family of eight with premature babies living in Tauranga motel Chris Harrowell (Manukau Courier): Development will create up to 300 new homes in Manukau, south Auckland RNZ: Council announces 300-home development in S Akl Stuff: Real Estate Institute: Help renters by regulating property managers Jo McKenzie-McLean (Stuff): Cromwell residents outraged a ‘workers’ motel’ approved for neighbourhood 1News: Decision to force Wellington tenant to hand over profits shows there are ‘consequences’ for subletting properties you don’t own on Airbnb Transport Grant Bradley (Herald): Wealthy Auckland suburbs worst hit by airport flight path trial – changes made Ryan Dunlop (Herald): More than a dollar separates cheapest and most expensive fuel in NZ Herald: Paying through the nozzle: The place where 91 is already more than $3 a litre Alice Guy (Rotorua Daily Post): ‘Ground zero’ Rotorua petrol prices ‘remarkable’ as nationwide prices hit record high Richard Harman (Politik): The website policy wonks winning over the Beehive Bernard Orsman (Herald): Phil Twyford opts for more expensive light rail over buses to Auckland Airport   Primary industries Conan Young (RNZ):Fishing industry’s lies revealed in leaked report No Right Turn: Pervasive criminality II RNZ: First NZ farm with Mycoplasma bovis uses vet 1600km away Rachel Stewart (Herald): Farmers angry with MPI over Mycoplasma bovis Jo Moir (Stuff): Cabinet expected to choose eradication over containment of M bovis Jo Moir (Stuff): Police assisting M Bovis investigation by issuing warrants Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Mycoplasma bovis could cost New Zealand $1 billion Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Here are the reasons you seriously need to start caring about Mycoplasma bovis Lucy Bennett (Herald): M. Bovis will not stop Gypsy Day, dairy industry’s annual moving day Nathan Guy (Newshub): The Mycoplasma bovis blame game achieves nothing Michael Hayward (Stuff): Canterbury farm that exploited workers under investigation for animal welfare issues Local government John Minto (Press): What is more important for Christchurch? A rugby stadium or social housing? Dominic Harris (Stuff): Elected council will return to Environment Canterbury next year Robin Martin (RNZ): Questions raised over mayor’s involvement in land-sale meeting Michael Barnett (Herald): Council, stay out of waste industry Ruby Macandrew (Dominion Post): Wellington City Council praised for plan to stamp out sexual assaults in the city RNZ: Kāpiti councillor found guilty of indecent assault RNZ: Kāpiti councillor convicted of sexual assault says he was set up Employment Gordon Campbell: On why we should be anxious about Artificial Intelligence Zac Fleming (RNZ): Kiwifruit ‘crisis’ – how hard is picking really? Donal Curtin: How competition benefits women’s pay Super Fund Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Government dismissive of Super Fund pay concerns Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Super Fund wants exemption from law which would rein in CEO pay Herald: Super Fund fights for right to set chief executive’s pay Matt Whineray (Herald): Why light rail fits the super fund’s mandate Welfare, inequality and poverty Southland Times Editorial: Another season of shuddering indoor cold for many Kiwis MItchell Alexander (Newshub): Exclusive: Taxpayers to shell out millions to richest superannuitants Energy Pattrick Smellie (Stuff): To prepare for our electrical future: buy socks BusinessDesk: Cold, dry winters threaten move to renewables Education Simon Collins (Herald): School deciles survive for at least two more years as risk-based funding model is deferred Adele Redmond (Stuff): Government scraps plans to replace decile funding system for schools with risk index Lucy Bennett (Herald): Auditor-General will not investigate charter school complaints from Nikki Kaye RNZ: Auditor-General reject’s charter schools contract inquiry Matt Stewart (Stuff): Uni Association investigated allegations staffer sent penis pics to sexual violence workers Eric Crampton: Zero percent blues Critic menstruation issue Andrew Geddis (Spinoff): Is Otago University okay with censorship, or not? Philip Matthews (Press): Otago University: Critic and conscience or censor? Laura Cairns, Kyra Gillies, Sinead Gill, Laura Anderson, William Dreyer and Finn Campbell (Stuff): The menstrual magazine that broke the camel’s back Eleanor Ainge Roy (Guardian): Otago University seizes and destroys copies of student magazine that depict menstruation Genevieve O’Halloran (Noted): Otago University’s attempt to silence a women’s health issue was wrong – period. Hamish McNeilly (Stuff): University of Otago claims removing student period magazine was a staff member’s mistake Stuff: Controversial student magazine Critic goes up for auction on Trade Me Moko controversy Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Pākehā with facial moko divides Māori community Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Ummmm, are we really getting angry today over this moko kauae? Newshub: Ngāpuhi leader David Rankin defends Pākehā woman Sally Anderson’s moko Newshub: Moko not for Pākehā, say Māori artists and academics Herald: Pākehā woman with tā moko accused of cultural appropriation 1News: ‘White privilege’ – Maori academic dismisses legitimacy of Sally Anderson’s moko as ‘business branding’ RNZ: Pākehā woman with facial moko draws backlash Defence Isaac Davison (Herald): PM Jacinda Ardern welcomes ‘minor’ transparency success after Defence Force discloses deployment details Sam Sachdeva (Newsroom): Boost for veterans on the cards Michael Daly (Stuff): Yes, New Zealand is hard to invade. But experts say there are ‘many subtle ways to attack a country’ Stuff: Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short is the new chief of the Defence Force RNZ: New chief of Defence Force appointed Environment Ged Cann (Stuff): Expert panel critical of government’s climate change planning Jamie Morton (Herald): How New Zealand should be getting ready for climate change Monica Gerth and Scott Lawrence (Stuff): Our kauri trees are not fine: please support the rāhui Business Katie May Ruscoe (The Wireless): Why New Zealand made fashion is hanging by a thread Paul McBeth (BusinessDesk): NZ small businesses less upbeat about the future Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Young, female and Māori: The new business leaders taking over Other Glenn McConnell (Dominion Post): We should be protesting, but instead we’re pushing angry react Peter Hosking (Newsroom): Drop the politics from human rights Bevan Marten (Newsroom): The insurance reform to pay attention to Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): RB launches window on banks’ financials Talisa Kupega (Maori TV): Treaty expert disputes Jones’ Tribunal claims Mike Watson (Stuff): Oil and gas workers to meet PM on a ‘just transition’ from oil and gas Martin Johnston (Herald): Historian: Māori chief should replace John Logan Campbell as ‘Father of Auckland’ Tom Furley (RNZ): Family’s 40-year campaign to retrieve a war diary Jessica Long (Stuff): Anzac heroes’ stories to return to New Zealand after 44-year fight RNZ: Growth in participation of NZers in Pacific arts events Dani McDonald (Stuff): Creative NZ finds teenagers don’t enjoy the arts as much, government injects $5m Zane Small (Newshub): Hawke’s Bay McDonald’s reveals chain’s first Te Reo menu Stuff: Hastings McDonald’s first in NZ to feature menu in te reo Māori David Farrar (Kiwiblog): A vexatious complaint]]>