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Newsletter: New Zealand Politics Daily – May 25 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 Danyl Mclauchlan (Spinoff): How the Bennett vs Mallard standoff exposes a paradox at the heart of politics Graham Adams (Noted): Be like Mike: Lessons the National Party could learn from Hosking Philip Matthews (Press Editorial): Questioning the nature of Question Time Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Mallard is something of a contradiction Richard Harman (Politik): Peace breaks out at Parliament Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Keeping House: The role of the Speaker explained Chris Trotter (Daily Blog): Testing The Speaker 1News: Watch: ‘Like being a ref in a sports match’ – Jacinda Ardern sticks up for Speaker after National lose confidence in him Lucy Bennett and Isaac Davison (Herald): National considers no confidence motion against Speaker Trevor Mallard Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): ‘It’s got personal’: Paula Bennett says Speaker Mallard has personal vendetta Anna Bracewell-Worrall and Emma Hurley (Newshub): Paula Bennett booted out of Parliament in chaotic Question Time Isaac Davison (Herald): Another day, another walkout: Paula Bennett kicked out after argument with Speaker Trevor Mallard Henry Cooke (Stuff): Paula Bennett kicked out of Parliament as National filibuster Question Time RNZ: Tempers flare between National and speaker in Parliament Henry Cooke (Stuff): National’s ‘deadline’ approaches for Speaker to respond over remark Newshub: Paula Bennett slams Question Time as ‘warped quiz show’ Laura Walters (Stuff): When politicians hijack the pro-truth ‘fact check’ Housing John Armstrong (1News): Labour’s record so far on affordable housing builds is pathetic Matthew Hooton (Herald): KiwiBuild descends into farce Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): Twyford: ‘We don’t intend to be reckless’ Jason Walls (Interest): Treasury stands by its KiwiBuild forecast, despite strong Government opposition Ben Leahy (Herald): Housing New Zealand home sits vacant and overgrown for six months as Auckland waiting list hits 3286 Herald: Hutt City councillors vote to address homelessness in their own back yard Amy Diamond (Herald): Homeless Tauranga family of eight move into transitional housing Rob Stock (Stuff): New Zealand’s curtains crisis Rob Stock (Stuff): Power is a feminist issue: Women suffer more in our cold homes than men Government Isaac Davison (Herald): Phil Twyford has a big job to do – he may need to show a bit more humility RNZ: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ‘deeply disappointed’ in Twyford over plane saga 1News: ‘He was visibly shaken’ – 1 NEWS political editor Jessica Mutch explains why Phil Twyford’s phone call from plane is a ‘big deal’ Tracy Watkins and Jo Moir (Stuff): Minister Phil Twyford apologises for Civil Aviation breach Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Transport Minister stripped of CAA role after phone call on plane Lucy Bennett (Herald): Phil Twyford offers to resign after inflight phone call Newstalk ZB: Twyford offers resignation after airplane phone call Listener: Is this the transformational government we were looking for? Brian Fallow (Herald): Budget buffer could come in handy Northcote by-election and online voting Alexia Russell (Newsroom): Ardern could be the difference in Northcote Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): New internal Labour poll for Northcote by-election bad news for Greens Jessica Tyson (Maori TV): Online strategy could see more rangatahi voting Auckland Now: Auckland Council pushes for online voting trial Human Rights Commission Dean Purcell (Herald): Big staff changes at Human Rights Commission Stuff: Dame Susan Devoy steps down from HRC Education and training Simon Collins (Herald): Shifting schools sets children back half a year – report Shane Cowlishaw (Newsroom): Stay of execution for deciles endorsed John Gerritsen (RNZ): Demise of school deciles cancelled for new plan RNZ: ‘Eventually decile system will go’ – Education Minister Roger Partridge (Stuff): An answer to New Zealand’s illiteracy enigma? Simon Collins (Herald): Builders seek an extra 2000 apprentices a year with new app Jennifer Eder (Stuff): Māori no longer ‘extra-curricular’ as bilingual school finds teacher Adele Redmond (Stuff): Auditor-general will not investigate concerns over charter schools’ closure, but other avenues remain Newstalk ZB: Dozens of Otago Uni support staff to lose jobs today Charlie Dreaver (RNZ): Victoria University name causes ‘issues for graduates’ Health Aaron Leaman (Stuff): Waikato DHB releases damning findings into SmartHealth Kyle MacDonald (Herald): Human Rights Commission complaint over David Seymour’s letter Herald: Cannabis law reform should consider the risks: Researcher Michael Daly (Stuff): Māori health boss calls for strategy to end cigarette sales Zane Small (Newshub): Challenging New Zealand’s harmful drinking culture Herald: Campaign ups the ante on drinking during pregnancy: ‘No alcohol means no risk to your baby’ Elspeth McLean (ODT): Concern at bowel cancers missed Nita Blake-Persen (RNZ): Nurses’ strike could still be on the cards as pay dispute continues Tova O’Brien (Newshub): Nurses preparing to strike this weekend – report Anna Bracewell-Worrall (Newshub): Recommendations for nurses’ pay rise ‘fall short’ RNZ: Nurses panel recommends pay rise to avoid strike Newstalk ZB: Nurses want pay parity with teachers Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Nurses say independent panel ‘falls short’ – cautiously awaiting new DHB offer Isaac Davison (Herald): NZ Nurses Organisation says Government-appointed panel’s recommendation of 3% pay rise does not go far enough Oliver Lewis (Stuff): Canterbury DHB announces November opening for Christchurch outpatients building Euthanasia Alison Balance (RNZ): A citizens’ jury on euthanasia Anneka Smith (Hawke’s Bay Today): Legalising voluntary euthanasia a slippery slope: Geriatrician Nicki Harper (Hawke’s Bay Today): Unbearable suffering can be avoided with good, safe laws Hawke’s Bay Today: Palliative care experts say euthanasia goes against core belief that death and dying are ‘natural part of life’ Primary industries Kate Nicol-Williams (1News): Cockroaches, no toilets and murder – Greenpeace alleges horrifying conditions on overseas tuna fishing vessels Isaac Davison (Herald): Ministry of Primary Industries defends decision not to prosecute companies for overfishing RNZ: MPI defends not prosecuting over hoki catch Tom Pullar-Strecker (Stuff): Fishing giants under-reported hoki catch by ‘thousands of tonnes’ Michael Morrah (Newshub): Leaked report details dodgy commercial fishing practices Eric Frykberg (RNZ): Solution for M bovis goes down to wire, expected to cost $1b Gordon Campbell: On the M bovis outbreak RNZ: Sharemilkers lose everything after raising alarm about M bovis Conor Whitten (Newshub): First farmers to report Mycoplasma bovis now living in caravan in Australia Andrea Fox (Herald): Cattle disease – farmers’ long journey is just starting Andrea Vance (Stuff): M. bovis predicted to bring about the end of sharemilking in New Zealand Guy Trafford (Interest): Dairy Report: D-day looms for the M Bovis decision as farmers get ready for cow moving day Zac Fleming (RNZ): Kiwifruit packing company describes jobs as ‘s*** work’ Gerard Hutching (Stuff):Zespri nears goal of selling Chinese-grown kiwifruit under own label Poverty and inequality Sarah Robson (RNZ): New child poverty law too narrow – community groups Carissa Allen (Spinoff): I’m a single mum living in poverty Cate Broughton (Press): Anti-begging signs appear around Christchurch’s BNZ centre Bastion Point 1News: ‘We were right’ – Hone Harawira reflects on Auckland’s Bastion Point occupation, 40 years since police forcibly ended it Martin Johnston (Herald): Fires that shaped Auckland hapū history: Bastion Point, 40 years on Martin Johnston (Herald): Solemn dawn ceremony to remember the end of the Bastion Point occupation in Auckland Martin Johnston (Herald): Auckland’s Bastion Point after 40 years: events to honour protesters, foster reconciliation John Boynton (RNZ): Bastion Point: Dawn ceremony marks 40 years since evictions John Boynton (RNZ): Remembering Bastion Pt: ‘Straight out of a Nazi war movie’ Melanie Earley (Auckland Now): Dawn service marks 40 years since eviction at Bastion Point Kingi Taurua dies RNZ: Ngāpuhi elder Kingi Taurua ‘was a very iconic person 1News: ‘A great loss to Maoridom’ – Hone Harawira pays tribute to late Ngapuhi elder Kingi Taurua Stuff: Ngāpuhi elder Kingi Taurua has died after battle with cancer RNZ: Ngāpuhi elder Kingi Taurua dies after a short illness Justice and police RNZ: Cop should not have tasered man in the back – watchdog No Right Turn: The police put themselves above the law, again Kirsty Lawrence (Stuff): Police launch new app to target family harm call-outs Tracey McIntosh (Newsroom): A chance to leave mass incarceration behind Finance industry regulation Tamsyn Parker (Herald): Life insurance firms ordered to prove themselves clean Nikki Mandow (Newsroom): Show us you’re clean: regulators to life insurers Jenée Tibshraeny (Interest): FMA and RBNZ give life insurance companies until June 22 to prove they aren’t mimicking the misconduct of some of their Australian parents Michael Reddell: Conduct among the regulators International relations and trade David Parker (Herald): Advancing NZ’s interests at the OECD Stephanie Honey (RNZ): EU-NZ trade deal a bright spot in gloomy times ODT Editorial: New Zealand’s free-trade future Kirk Hope (Stuff): A progressive and inclusive agreement with EU will bring benefits Privacy Herald: Editorial: Global framework desirable for Google, Facebook and other tech giants to address legal and privacy issues Tim Murphy (Newsroom): Privacy in spotlight as Europe rules take force Cultural debates Te Aniwa Hurihanganui (RNZ): Moko artist defends controversial work Leonie Pihama (Spinoff): Moko kauae is the right of all Māori women. It is not a right for anyone else Hawke’s Bay Today: Toi Tangata commends increased use of te reo Māori, but questions use in fast food outlets Te Mata Peak Marty Sharpe (Stuff): Te Mata Peak track supporters postpone their walk and say their intention was ‘misconstrued’ Astrid Austin (Hawke’s Bay Today): Craggy Range track supporters postpone walk to allow discussions Environment Laura Dooney (RNZ): Govt needs to do more on climate change – report Moana Makapelu Lee (Maori TV): New report finds how NZ must adapt to effects of Climate Change Sam Clarke (1News): Families in limbo after projected sea level rise puts home building on ice – ‘Only good for grazing goats’ Arun Soma (1News): Environment Ministry warns against using biodegradable and compostable bags Sapeer Mayron (RNZ): Minister ‘inclined towards’ ban on plastic bags Southland Times Editorial: Te Araroa: shame about the ending? Jaqueline Rowarth (Herald): Nostalgia is a trap that won’t save the environment Chris Hutching (Stuff): Ngai Tahu negotiates tighter environmental controls over Lyttelton Port’s dredging plans Local government Nick Truebridge (Press): Question hangs over Christchurch residents’ say on $300 million rebuild fund Kelly Makiha (Rotorua Daily Post): Court rules Rotorua Lakes Council overcharged rates for 94 inner city leaseholders Laura Dooney (RNZ): Wairarapa rates increases may ‘force people from their homes’ Sam Kilmister (Manawatū Standard): Manawatū District Council officials reject rural rates hike amid public pressure Melissa Nightingale (Herald): Call for special support service in Wellington for Māori victims of sex abuse Virginia Fallon (Stuff): Kāpiti councillor determined to keep job, despite indecent assault verdict Paul Lochore (Herald): ‘PR whitewash from council’ about building consent process Bernard Orsman (Herald): Retirement village planned in residential neighbourhood tests Auckland’s Unitary Plan Simon Wilson (Herald): New hope for West Lynn Transport Mitch McCann (Newshub): Government under pressure to intervene as fuel prices creep towards $3 a litre Alice Peacock (Herald): The ‘Gull effect’ fuels huge discrepancy in Auckland petrol prices Jessie Chiang (RNZ): Midwife spent $11,000 on petrol in past year Thomas Coughlan (Newsroom): Auckland Airport ‘a national disgrace’ RNZ: AirNZ takes fuel giants to court over pipeline damage Anne Marie May (RNZ): Half of recreational drone users ignore rules: report Tourism Jamie Morton (Herald): 1.7 million tourists in 12 months: Can New Zealand’s environment handle it? Sophia Duckor-Jones (RNZ): Tourists cause closure of South Island walking tracks Bruce Morris (Newsroom): Freedom camping: coming to a park near you Other Gill Bonnett (RNZ): NZ visas for Chinese bank’s clients fast-tracked Phil Pennington (RNZ): Engineer warns of lack of action over aluminium cladding Don Rowe (Spinoff): Minister pledges crackdown on offshore casinos that prey on Kiwi gamblers Holly Ryan (Herald): Foreign investment in New Zealand technology sector at record levels Phil Quin (Newsroom): Forget Folau – the kids are all right Sam Hurley (Herald): Minister of Defence was briefed on investigation into top military attaché in Washington Leith Huffadine (Stuff): Catholic Bishops lobbies Law Commission over proposed abortion law change Peter Matheson (ODT): Media blind to nature of religion Nicholas Jones (Herald): Forced adoption pain: ‘whoever is talking now is the tip of the iceberg’ Tracy Neal (RNZ): Kaikōura to ‘get on with it, get learning, and get back’ Sasha Borissenko (Newsroom): Tom Sainsbury uncensored Rebecca Howard (BusinessDesk): Adrian Orr says RBNZ needs to be ‘far more aggressive’ to shed gender imbalance Thomas Manch (Stuff): Survey of sexual harassment in legal profession reveals ‘concerning’ issue]]>